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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Experts consider how long the coronavirus crisis will last — and how we'll get out of it

Health officials have been reluctant to predict the duration of the coronavirus outbreak, but most measures indicate that...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by chris, 46 minutes ago | 20 comments | 13457 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As Palo Alto halts major construction projects, home builders keep working

Responding to a new Santa Clara County clampdown on construction activities, Palo Alto is suspending construction of its...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by Carlito waysmann, 54 minutes ago | 7 comments | 3951 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School closures heighten low-income families' fears that their students will be left behind

For local low-income families, the coronavirus is exacerbating the economic, educational and technological inequities that...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, 2 hours ago | 4 comments | 4412 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Markets & Businesses - Require People to Wear Masks Indoors

This graph says it clearly .... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EUb6QZUWsAMqpo9?format=jpg&name=medium There are indications...

Original post made by CrescentParkAnon. on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 4 hours ago | 11 comments | 441 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Counties change tune on face protection, but not on N95 or surgical masks

Bay Area public health leaders are now asking residents to cover their faces with a cloth before leaving their homes, heeding...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by theAlex, 4 hours ago | 29 comments | 9221 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

San Mateo County rolls out overflow COVID-19 treatment center at Event Center

In a cavernous room at the San Mateo County Event Center, 250 hospital beds lie waiting for an emergency that county officials...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by John Ebneter, 5 hours ago | 3 comments | 3622 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Armed with computers and iPads, Stanford doctors see patients while protecting themselves against COVID-19

Stanford Health Care has ramped up its use of telemedicine and online tools to examine patients -- not just outside of the...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by we were promised more tests and PPE, 7 hours ago | 4 comments | 3111 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by John L Bernstein, 7 hours ago | 1192 comments | 317318 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County schools will not reopen this academic year

All 32 of Santa Clara County's superintendents and the county superintendent of schools signed a letter Wednesday that confirms...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2020
Last comment by cmarg, 9 hours ago | 40 comments | 15732 Views

AROUND TOWN

Living in isolation: Older adults reveal the daily challenges of social distancing

Some have lost caregivers in their homes. Others have been forced to cancel travel plans. We're sharing stories from about...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by Resident 2, 9 hours ago | 2 comments | 2780 Views

AROUND TOWN

Armed with breathing machines, respiratory therapists face coronavirus on the front line

For COVID-19 patients in intensive care, their lives depend on respiratory therapists such as Brenda Hanning, who works at...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2020
Last comment by Preet Judge, 10 hours ago | 3 comments | 7241 Views

AROUND TOWN

Redwood City company shifts operations to make face shields for hospitals

Before the coronavirus pandemic rocked the world, Carbon used its printing technology to crank out midsoles for Adidas. Now,...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by Bingo, 10 hours ago | 6 comments | 7719 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Judge sends Atherton mom to prison for college admissions scandal

An Atherton woman who paid more than $500,000 to help her children get into college through a nationwide admissions scandal...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by I didn't know that, 11 hours ago | 16 comments | 7248 Views

AROUND TOWN

10 things you can still do in Palo Alto (while keeping your social distance)

Despite the loss of routine, social contact and freedom to get around because of the stay-at-home order, there are still...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Connie, 13 hours ago | 15 comments | 24571 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bay Area extends stay-at-home order to May 3, adds new business restrictions

With the number of coronavirus cases rising and health systems bracing for a surge of patients, Bay Area health officials...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by Dish closed, Rancho San Coronio still open, 18 hours ago | 69 comments | 15623 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No more A's and F's? Teachers experiment with 'standards based' grading

Reaction to the organic spread of standards-based grading that emphasizes mastery of skills over letter grades in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 2, 2020 at 1:20 pm | 39 comments | 10089 Views

AROUND TOWN

The high cost of sheltering in place

Though the shelter-in-place order, first implemented by six Bay Area counties and quickly followed by the statewide mandate,...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Homeschooling is not schooling at home, on Apr 2, 2020 at 12:03 pm | 116 comments | 16393 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Want to donate protective equipment to hospitals? A group of Stanford University medical students can help.

A group of Stanford University medical students quickly mobilized this past week to set up a drive for masks and other personal...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 2, 2020 at 11:23 am | 7 comments | 5434 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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,...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Apr 2, 2020 at 11:20 am | 38 comments | 22738 Views

SPORTS

The latest available information regarding local athletic events

We've compiled the latest information available regarding local athletic contests, many of which have been postponed to prevent...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Staying Young Through Kids, on Apr 2, 2020 at 9:20 am | 2 comments | 3372 Views
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DEADLINE EXTENDED

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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