If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2020 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Moments after armed robbery, witness springs into action by leading police to getaway car]]> Three people wanted for an armed robbery at a gas station on Sunday night were located by police with the help of a witness, who followed the trio's getaway car from south Palo Alto to the north side of town, police said Monday.]]> <![CDATA[A pandemic on the rise: Charts reveal how virus has spread at different rates in two counties]]> Through a series of charts, track how the coronavirus has infected and killed people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, which have a combined total of over 1,150 confirmed cases as of Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Around Town: Restaurants, nonprofits supply food at a critical time; Barron Park comes alive with the sound of music]]> In the latest Around Town column, news about restaurants and organizations making sure people in need are fed during the coronavirus pandemic, and how music is bringing people together while many shelter at home.]]> <![CDATA[Before the coronavirus, Bloom Energy was making fuel cells. Now it's rehabbing hospital equipment that will save lives.]]> When Gov. Gavin Newsom said state hospitals will face a massive shortage of life-saving ventilators for serious COVID-19 patients, San Jose-based company Bloom Energy knew they had to do act.]]> <![CDATA[Can they do that? Construction hums along in Palo Alto]]> Even before the coronavirus crisis hit, some have questioned the need for the new garage near California Avenue. Now, it is deemed an "essential project," with work progressing despite the shutdown.]]> <![CDATA[Guest Opinion: Message from the Mayor]]> As a community, we will persevere through this challenge. Everyone is depending on you to please stay home, to practice good hygiene and to support one another.]]> <![CDATA[Message from our publisher: An appeal for your support of good journalism]]> Local newspapers all over the country face similar or worse challenges, and scores have had to shut down. We are determined to not let that happen here.]]> <![CDATA[For low-income families, sheltering in place is taking a heavy toll]]> Though the shelter-in-place order, first implemented by six Bay Area counties and quickly followed by the statewide mandate, applies to all Californians, it has affected families unequally across the class spectrum.]]> <![CDATA[10 things you can still do in Palo Alto (while keeping your social distance)]]> Despite the loss of routine because of the stay-at-home order, there are still options for things to do in Palo Alto other than binge-watching Netflix and taking the dog for another walk.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Update on school district's COVID-19 response]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of March 30.]]> <![CDATA[Armed with breathing machines, respiratory therapists face coronavirus on the front line]]> Respiratory therapists throughout the Bay Area, who some call "unsung heroes," work with patients most in distress from COVID-19 -- the ones who have severe pneumonia.]]> <![CDATA[The new normal: Life during the coronavirus crisis]]> As residents adjust to the new normal over the next few weeks, the Weekly is sharing personal stories of how ordinary people are coping during these extraordinary times. ]]> <![CDATA[Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County total of cases surges to 848]]> Santa Clara County has reported a total of 848 coronavirus cases, 202 of which were announced on Monday. The large jump is due to a reporting delay, as opposed to a one-day increase, according to the county.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>