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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

Schools seek waiver so kids can return to campus
More than 80 local schools have contacted the Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Operations about filing a waiver to... Last comment 5 hours ago | 52 comments

To get OK for school expansion, Castilleja proposes plan with lesser traffic impacts
A new alternative that seeks to reduce traffic impacts of Castilleja School's proposed expansion is included in a much-anticipated... Last comment 6 hours ago | 29 comments

Palo Alto Unified middle, high schoolers to get later school start times
When Palo Alto Unified middle and high schoolers log on for distance learning in the new academic year, they won't have to... Last comment 21 hours ago | 50 comments

 
 
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Craving more outdoor dining, Palo Alto prepares to extend 'Summer Streets' to end of the year
Buoyed by rave reviews of the city's new outdoor dining scene, Palo Alto leaders are considering keeping California and University avenues closed to traffic until the end of the year and adding a car-free zone on Ramona Street. Wednesday, 3:24 PM

Caltrain gets a lifeline after counties strike compromise on tax measure
A three-way deal between supervisors in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties over presenting voters this fall with a tax measure to fund Caltrain operations offers the transit agency a lifeline after weeks of uncertainty. Tuesday, 1:28 PM | 11 comments

Going down? Maybe not. State reports technical glitch led to COVID-19 undercount
California's daily count of COVID-19 cases appears to be falling, but that may be due to underreporting caused by technical issues, state health officials said Tuesday. Wednesday, 11:45 AM | 1 comments

Stanford announces layoffs, workforce reductions to address budget concerns
Stanford University continues to tighten its budget to address lost revenue due to the shutdown, including laying off 208 employees, 30 additional furloughs and eliminating over 400 vacant positions. Wednesday, 9:26 AM | 4 comments

Palo Alto moves to expand access to 'residents-only' Foothills Park
Palo Alto's prolonged and polarizing debate over whether nonresidents should be allowed to visit Foothills Park moved toward a compromise on Monday, when the City Council agreed to expand access to the pristine and exclusive preserve. Tuesday, 1:02 AM | 56 comments

Despite looming deficit, supervisors reject sales tax hike for November ballot
Santa Clara County's board of supervisors will not place a sales tax measure on this November's ballot, after two supervisors on Tuesday pushed back on the idea of taxing residents to offset the deficit. Tuesday, 2:42 PM | 1 comments

Fish and wildlife officials confirm outbreak of deer disease in Santa Clara County
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife on Monday confirmed an outbreak of a disease affecting deer in several Northern California counties, including Santa Clara County. Wednesday, 1:59 PM

Coronavirus central: State outlines process for schools seeking waiver to reopen in person

Police find 2 men fatally shot in car in East Palo Alto

Stanford revises campus sexual violence policy to comply with Trump administration's controversial new rules

Supervisor: Federal relief, mediation needed to avoid large scale evictions

New section of Bay Trail opens this week in East Palo Alto

Panel discussion to be held on Generation Z and racial justice

PUBLIC AGENDA: Consideration of Foothills Park pilot program; discussion on fiber network expansion

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