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Just three weeks ago, it was hard to imagine the imminent human and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Yet here we... Last comment on Jun 9, 2020 at 10:46 am | 43 comments

School board endorses plan for new academic year
In Palo Alto, the school board unanimously OK'd the district's plan Friday for reopening schools with some tweaks, including... Last comment 6 hours ago | 164 comments

Opinion: Non-elected regional bodies are threatening Palo Alto's neighborhoods
July 10 will be the last chance to appeal dramatic changes by two non-elected regional bodies that will threaten the character... Last comment on Jul 9, 2020 at 12:58 pm | 88 comments

Black in Palo Alto: Longtime residents describe painful toll of everyday racism
Five African Americans, all longtime local residents who have endured painful and repeated incidents of racial discrimination... Last comment 22 hours ago | 46 comments

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COVID-19 treatments, vaccines could be ready by early 2021, Fauci tells Stanford Medicine
The prognosis for getting a handle on the deadly COVID-19 disease could be good if the public is responsible for its actions and if scientific breakthroughs continue this year, Dr. Anthony Fauci said during a virtual event on Monday. Monday, 6:01 PM

Study: High-speed rail could slow down emergency responders on Peninsula
Despite a decade of delays, funding uncertainties and political hurdles, California's embattled high-speed rail project continues to slowly advance, with plans to complete the section between San Francisco and Los Angeles by 2033. Friday, 4:26 PM | 21 comments

For hair salons and barbershops still in business, it's a rocky road to recovery
The Midpeninsula hair-service industry will need to play catch-up to survive a pandemic of a virus that's transmitted through close contact and in indoor spaces. Monday, 5:06 PM | 7 comments

Three council members challenge Sacramento housing mandate
As Palo Alto braces for an ambitious new housing mandate from Sacramento, three City Council members are requesting that the state delay the process and reconsider its Bay Area target of 441,176 new units. Monday, 4:48 PM | 1 comments

Masked workouts and no indoor cardio: Gyms prepare to reopen under tight county rules
Starting Monday, gyms and fitness centers that have been shuttered for months throughout Santa Clara County will finally be allowed to reopen. But they're going to have to follow some stringent measures. Friday, 3:19 PM | 6 comments

Fires point to risky conditions in Ravenswood Triangle
A 60-acre grass-and-marsh area with homeless encampments, most of which is supposed to be protected habitat for endangered species, has been besieged by 23 fires this year. Friday, 2:05 PM | 8 comments

Coronavirus central: State unveils sweeping rollback of stay-at-home modifications
Starting Monday, all California counties must shut down indoor operations for restaurants, wineries, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos, museums and card rooms and all bar operations -- indoors or out. Monday, 4:03 PM | 31 comments

Police confiscate over 1,300 pounds of fireworks in East Palo Alto
A series of operations to tamp down on illegal fireworks in East Palo Alto led police officers to confiscate 1,304 pounds of the devices and arrest nine people in two months, according to a new report. Friday, 5:26 PM | 12 comments

Prop. 13 reform could be big boost to county's tax revenue, study says

Artists block street to guard new Black Lives Matter mural

Should the state investigate local police shootings? California rethinks its resistance

Guest Opinion: Open streets to save Palo Alto

Woman arrested in 1993 homicide of her daughter

PUBLIC AGENDA: Update on schools reopening plan; discussion on public art budget

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