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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 | 181 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 on Jul 12, 2020 at 8:04 pm | 46 comments

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Santa Clara County reverses health order, reclosing hair salons and gyms
Less than a day after hair salons and gyms reopened in Santa Clara County, the county's Public Health Department announced those businesses, among other sectors, will have to reclose by this Wednesday, July 15. Monday, 6:34 PM | 43 comments

Remdesivir treatment shows 62% reduction in COVID-19 deaths
The experimental antiviral drug remdesivir reduced the mortality rate in severely ill COVID-19 patients by 62%, Foster City-based manufacturer Gilead Sciences announced Friday. Tuesday, 4:58 PM | 1 comments

Facing recruiting challenges, Palo Alto cuts seats on two commissions
Citing difficulties in recruiting new volunteers, Palo Alto has reduced the number of seats on two citizen commissions, including one that is focused on promoting diversity and exploring police reform. Tuesday, 4:01 PM

COVID-19 treatments, vaccines could be ready by early 2021, Fauci tells Stanford Medicine
The prognosis for getting a handle on COVID-19 could be good if the public is responsible for its actions and if scientific breakthroughs continue, Dr. Anthony Fauci told Stanford Medicine on Monday. Monday, 6:01 PM | 5 comments

Council trio challenges Sacramento housing mandate
As Palo Alto braces for an ambitious new housing mandate, 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 | 25 comments

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County case total exceeds 6,700
The coronavirus continues to take its toll on the Midpeninsula. On Tuesday, Santa Clara County reported 6,725 cases and 170 deaths; San Mateo County had 4,168 cases and 114 deaths as of Monday. Tuesday, 3:38 PM | 31 comments

Air district asks employers to 'cut the commute' by expanding remote work options
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District along with Santa Clara County asked employers to sign a pledge that extends teleworking for workers after shelter-in-place orders are eased. Tuesday, 8:44 AM | 4 comments

For hair salons and barbershops still in business, it's a rocky road to recovery

Masked workouts and no indoor cardio: Gyms prepare to reopen under tight county rules

Study: High-speed rail could slow down emergency responders on Peninsula

Fires point to risky conditions in Ravenswood Triangle

Police confiscate over 1,300 pounds of fireworks in East Palo Alto

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

PUBLIC AGENDA: Discussions on public art budget, Lytton Garden facade revisions

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