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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

Menlo Park police arrest alleged looters en route to Stanford Shopping Center
Menlo Park police officers on the lookout for looters Sunday night arrested two men who were allegedly headed to Stanford... Last comment 2 hours ago | 22 comments

University, California avenues could close to traffic as soon as June 4, providing relief to restaurants
University and California avenues could be closed to traffic four days a week as soon as next week, allowing restaurants... Last comment 7 hours ago | 47 comments

Facing budget shortfall, Palo Alto agrees to cut more than 70 positions
Facing a public outcry about recent proposals to cut funding for popular art and teen programs, the Palo Alto City Council... Last comment 11 hours ago | 34 comments

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Life-sized cutouts of Abraham Lincoln, Bill Clinton and other U.S. presidents are scattered in an exhibit on display at Walter Hays Elementary School on Feb. 20, 2018. Photo by Connie Jo Cotton. Submitted by Jamey Padojino on Feb 21, 2018


Palo Alto imposes 10-day curfew starting Tuesday night
Citing reports of criminal activity planned for local commercial districts, Palo Alto is instituting a curfew tonight and plans to keep it in place until June 11. Tuesday, 4:01 PM | 148 comments

Protesters block highway, set off fireworks to show solidarity with Black Lives Matter
Hundreds of protesters marched through Menlo Park, Palo Alto and East Palo Alto on Monday to protest police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd, who was killed while in Minneapolis police custody last week. Tuesday, 12:38 PM | 80 comments

Palo Alto leaders condemn police brutality, vow to protect demonstrators
Hours after staged local protests on Monday over the killing of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, city leaders expressed support for those fighting for racial equality. Tuesday, 12:15 AM | 17 comments

Despite calls to think smaller, Newell Bridge replacement plan wins final approval
A regional effort to replace and expand the narrow Newell Road Bridge between Palo Alto and East Palo Alto reached a crucial milestone on Monday night, when the City Council gave the project its final clearance. Tuesday, 9:48 AM | 18 comments

George Floyd and 'the moral arc of the universe': insight from MLK's official historian
Stanford historian Clayborne Carson offers some much-needed clarity and historical perspective surrounding recent protests throughout the U.S. over the killing of George Floyd. Tuesday, 9:04 AM | 2 comments

Palo Alto public, private high schools team up for car parade graduation
While graduating high school seniors can't walk across the stage to receive their diplomas surrounded by friends and family this year, they will be able to celebrate via a car parade this Wednesday. Friday, 8:19 PM | 20 comments

Coronavirus central: Cases in people ages 50 and younger rise by the dozens over past week
The coronavirus continues to take its toll on the Midpeninsula. On Tuesday, Santa Clara County reported 2,819 cases and 143 deaths; San Mateo County reported 2,188 cases and 84 deaths. Tuesday, 2:00 PM | 8 comments

New county order allows outdoor dining, in-store retail starting Friday

Hot weather returns to the Bay Area

Local bans on residential evictions extended into August

Menlo Park police arrest alleged looters en route to Stanford Shopping Center

Curbside pickup — a step forward, but far from a lifeline for businesses

Workspace changes won't look too radical, but they may feel invasive.

Interactive: A by-the-numbers look at COVID-19's impact

PUBLIC AGENDA: Newell Road Bridge replacement project; parks commission priorities

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