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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 May 26, 2020 at 10:58 pm | 40 comments

Guest Opinion: A better way to save vital city services
The COVID emergency is forcing our city government to face the most difficult challenges it has encountered in decades. Valued... Last comment 6 hours ago | 37 comments

Face shields and testing: Teachers union asks for protection, flexibility in working conditions this fall
The Palo Alto school district and Palo Alto Educators Association have begun negotiating working conditions for the next... Last comment 4 hours ago | 60 comments

Revised budget would keep College Terrace Library open, limit cuts to teen programs
Palo Alto would keep the College Terrace Library open, partially restore funding for teen and arts programs and limit its... Last comment on May 26, 2020 at 6:51 pm | 15 comments

 
 
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At a Palo Alto Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, this very little girl was boogieing along with the singer of "Redemption Song." Submitted by Mitchell Zimmerman on Jan 16, 2017

 
 
 
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Lydia Kou seeks fresh term on Palo Alto City Council
City Councilwoman Lydia Kou, who over the past four years established herself as one of Palo Alto's most strident opponents of dense developments and Sacramento housing mandates, plans to pursue a new term. Thursday, 1:20 PM | 20 comments

New deal may force nonprofit groups out of Cubberley
The Palo Alto school district plans to evict tenants from Cubberley Community Center once its existing arrangement with the city ends next month. Thursday, 9:01 AM | 33 comments

Facing a shaky financial future, Stanford projects budget cuts
Stanford University, projecting a $267 million loss from the first six months of the coronavirus shutdown, is planning for program reductions and layoffs in the next fiscal year. Thursday, 9:17 AM | 13 comments

Interactive: A by-the-numbers look at COVID-19's impact
To show how the pandemic has impacted daily life, the Palo Alto Weekly has woven together local, regional and national numbers into a series of interactive infographics. Wednesday, 9:50 AM | 7 comments

Palo Alto prepares to cut over 70 jobs as revenues plummet
Facing a public outcry about proposals to cut funding for art and teen programs, the City Council moved Tuesday to restore some funding while cutting dozens of City Hall jobs. Tuesday, 11:37 PM | 26 comments

Teachers union asks for protection, flexibility in working conditions this fall
Palo Alto Unified and its teachers union have begun negotiating working conditions for the next academic year, anticipating a mix of in-person and virtual classes at the middle and high schools. Wednesday, 9:32 AM | 60 comments

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County's case total surpasses 2,700
The coronavirus continues to take its toll on the Midpeninsula. On Thursday, Santa Clara County reported 2,701 cases and 140 deaths. San Mateo County reported 2,022 cases and 82 deaths on Wednesday. Thursday, 3:50 PM | 8 comments

State reopens places of worship, retail — but hair salons still off limits

School board to discuss reopening plan, budget cuts

Life in motion: Peninsula Photo Contest winners preserve fleeting moments

Facebook to undergo long-term shift to permit more remote work

Foothill College to remain online-only for summer, fall

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