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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 Mar 27, 2020 at 5:25 pm | 1 comment | 3132 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: Navigating the storm of child care and school closures during the pandemic

COVID-19 is a stark reminder that crises affecting the large breadth of our population are never far away. Our children,...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Viewer, on Mar 27, 2020 at 2:19 pm | 1 comment | 1205 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 Barron Park Parent, on Mar 27, 2020 at 12:53 pm | 2 comments | 5613 Views

AROUND TOWN

Closed during coronavirus: Peninsula owners on why they shut down their restaurants completely

We asked several owners to share their perspectives on closing their businesses, how they're dealing with all the uncertainty...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2020
Last comment by Kelly, on Mar 27, 2020 at 9:45 am | 5 comments | 3987 Views

AROUND TOWN

This is no time to give up and start social gatherings

I was shocked by the party at my neighbor's backyard yesterday evening. This is no time to feel we are exceptions to the...

Original post made by Alejandra on Mar. 27, 2020
There are no comments yet. 107 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2224 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: 5 ways to help our community right now

COVID-19 has shown that when our systems fail the most vulnerable people, the ripple effects touch everyone in our communities....

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1510 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man to stand trial for 1973 cold-case murder at Stanford

Accused serial killer John Arthur Getreu claims he didn't have contact with Leslie Marie Perlov, but his statements appeared...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2020
Last comment by Wife, on Mar 27, 2020 at 7:43 am | 4 comments | 5495 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Will Palo Alto's open space preserves stay open? City hints restrictions at scenic spots

With more people flocking to the Baylands and Foothills Park for fresh air and exercise, Palo Alto officials are preparing...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by So Glad I Cycle, on Mar 27, 2020 at 6:34 am | 53 comments | 8083 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Coronavirus-testing tents pop up on Stanford campus and in Menlo Park

Stanford Health Care is gearing up for larger-scale testing of patients with COVID-19 symptoms, erecting tents on the Stanford...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by Andy, on Mar 26, 2020 at 11:47 pm | 8 comments | 9304 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Medical clinics strip services to the 'essentials' during the COVID-19 crisis

Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and Stanford Health Care are canceling routine and "nonessential" procedures,...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 26, 2020 at 2:06 pm | 14 comments | 5956 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hospitals brace for equipment shortages as coronavirus cases surge

As Santa Clara County braces for a large wave of coronavirus patients, hospitals are also preparing for a shortage of masks,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 26, 2020 at 2:05 pm | 10 comments | 4244 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Internet Utilities in Palo Alto

Yesterday, Xfinity internet services went down for several hours in Charleston Meadows. This was after several shorter outages...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by alex, on Mar 26, 2020 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 580 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council abandons plan for business tax as local economy plunges

It took years for Palo Alto to prepare a business tax that city leaders were planning to place on the November ballot. And...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 26, 2020 at 10:57 am | 5 comments | 2275 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

To protect vulnerable renters, Palo Alto may ban residential evictions during pandemic

Palo Alto plans to adopt on Monday an emergency moratorium on residential evictions -- a move that city leaders hope will...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 25, 2020 at 11:55 pm | 9 comments | 4045 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Emergency funds for local residents out of work: Where to go and how to apply

Millions of dollars in emergency funds are now available for residents who have lost wages due to the new coronavirus. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by High Cost of Living , on Mar 25, 2020 at 11:22 pm | 2 comments | 2602 Views

RESTAURANTS

He built his Chinese food empire on potstickers, proverbs and passion. Now, as Chef Chu's turns 50, Larry Chu looks to the future.

How has Chef Chu's survived 50 years in the restaurant business? The answer, perhaps, is that the 76-year-old chef-owner...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by Brad, on Mar 25, 2020 at 8:29 pm | 29 comments | 8907 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto bans eviction of tenants who can't pay rent during pandemic

Palo Alto landlords will not be allowed to evict residential tenants whose ability to pay rent is being hindered by the coronavirus...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by 40YearsARenter, on Mar 25, 2020 at 6:05 pm | 15 comments | 5508 Views

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County aims to take bite out of mosquito breeding on Thursday

Palo Alto Baylands trails will be closed for several hours on Thursday for aerial treatment of mosquitoes, the Santa Clara...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by pearl, on Mar 25, 2020 at 2:12 pm | 4 comments | 2880 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County passes ban on evictions to protect renters hard hit by coronavirus

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to halt evictions that would displace families and...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by @Reader, on Mar 25, 2020 at 12:15 pm | 2 comments | 7731 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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