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Hundreds of COVID-19 cases appear in Palo Alto schools as omicron surges
Classes have been back in session for less than a week after winter break and local schools are reporting record numbers... Last comment 8 hours ago | 41 comments

Palo Alto owes $135K to victim of police dog attack
Palo Alto will pay $135,000 to settle a lawsuit by Joel Alejo, who was sleeping in a shed in Mountain View where he was attacked... Last comment on Jan 14, 2022 at 2:24 pm | 12 comments

Burt and Kou to lead Palo Alto as mayor and vice mayor in 2022
​​Pat Burt will lead the Palo Alto City Council in 2022 after his colleagues elected him to serve as mayor for the third... Last comment on Jan 13, 2022 at 12:28 pm | 18 comments

Palo Alto's first SB9 project would bring four homes to Barron Park lot
​​Two days after California’s new split-lot law took effect, Palo Alto received its first application: a proposal to... Last comment on Jan 14, 2022 at 9:24 am | 44 comments

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Here's what's changed as California's new COVID workplace rules go into effect
Updated COVID-19 workplace rules went into effect on Friday. Several of the changes increase protections for vaccinated workers. Sunday, 9:20 AM

Health care providers behind on providing COVID vaccinations, tests in Santa Clara County
Santa Clara County leaders are calling on health care providers to step up to the plate at a critical time when testing and booster vaccinations are key to reducing the spread of infection and hospitalizations. Sunday, 3:07 PM | 5 comments

Palo Alto-area COVID cases have declined from last week's peak, wastewater monitor shows
A measure of Palo Alto area COVID-19 infections is showing that case numbers have dropped sizably from their peak last week. Saturday, 10:28 AM | 1 comments

Pop-up COVID testing site in Mountain View under investigation following complaints
A new Mountain View clinic advertising swift COVID-19 tests without an appointment is currently in hot water following numerous complaints that it's failing to deliver on its promises and may not be a legitimate testing site. Saturday, 9:01 AM | 2 comments

Palo Alto Unified looks to parent volunteers to shore up staffing during omicron wave
Rising staff absences as the COVID-19 omicron variant surges have led the Palo Alto Unified School District to ask parents to step up and volunteer on campuses in an effort to keep schools open. Wednesday, 5:17 PM | 7 comments

Castilleja claims Palo Alto's move to reduce proposed garage is illegal
In an abrupt change of tone, Castilleja argued in a letter this week that the city's move to reduce the size of the its proposed underground garage is illegal and runs afoul of the U.S. Constitution. Friday, 9:46 AM | 39 comments

Leonard Ware, lawyer, rancher and civic leader, dies at 93
Leonard "Leo" Ware, co-founder of the Palo Alto law firm Ware Fletcher & Freidenrich, which later merged with DLA Piper, died on Dec. 19 at his Palo Alto home with his wife, Jeanne, and his dog, Jake, by his side. Friday, 6:56 AM | 2 comments

Counties face a 'dramatic and breathtaking explosion' of COVID cases
Santa Clara and San Mateo counties are now seeing more COVID-19 cases than at any other time during the pandemic, health officials told their respective boards of supervisors on Tuesday. Friday, 5:50 PM | 5 comments

Eight people rob tobacco store at gunpoint
A tobacco store clerk was pistol-whipped during a robbery involving eight people, some who were armed with handguns, on Thursday night, Palo Alto police said. Friday, 9:46 AM

Tsunami advisory issued for California coastal areas

Opinion: Saving lives by sending the right people to crises

Opinion: The Palo Alto Police Department's continuing problems

Palo Alto police chief may run for county sheriff

Santa Clara County looks to ramp up at-home testing as COVID-19 cases surge

Teacher housing project wins final OK from Santa Clara County supervisors

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County receives $2.4M grant for COVID-affected businesses

Photo essay: Life under the coronavirus

PUBLIC AGENDA: Review of business tax poll; elementary and secondary schools dyslexia update


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