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SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Uncharted territory': How 10 local school districts are tackling the transition to distance learning

Schools are shut down for at least three weeks, likely the rest of the school year. What will distance learning look like...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by anonymous, on Mar 25, 2020 at 11:44 am | 40 comments | 21181 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hotels nearly empty as coronavirus 'recession' hits Palo Alto

Like other Bay Area cities, Palo Alto has seen its hotel industry screech to a halt, a development that is particularly ominous...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Elizabeth, on Mar 25, 2020 at 11:22 am | 20 comments | 5903 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

With ventilators in short supply, companies retool for production

The state needs at least 10,000 ventilators to meet the expected respiratory-care needs of patients with severe COVID-19...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by Judy, on Mar 25, 2020 at 11:15 am | 1 comment | 5269 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Coronavirus shutdown: What the shelter-at-home order means for Palo Alto residents

Many Weekly readers have asked us how the stay-at-home orders issued by local and state leaders will impact their daily lives....

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 25, 2020 at 9:24 am | 25 comments | 13576 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rapid spread of coronavirus prompts local organizers to cancel Chinese New Year events

The sponsors of two Chinese Lunar New Year fairs in Palo Alto that would have drawn thousands of people have canceled the...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2020
Last comment by Helen, on Mar 24, 2020 at 4:50 pm | 31 comments | 16299 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fees at Palo Alto Family Y during shutdown

Since I continue to be billed monthly while the Y is closed due to the virus pandemic I asked on-line and learned that if...

Original post made by Midtown Guy on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by Wei, on Mar 24, 2020 at 4:14 pm | 6 comments | 1388 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Seeking to set an example, Palo Alto landlord waives April rents for mom-and-pop shops

As local businesses struggle to survive the coronavirus pandemic, one Palo Alto developer has stepped up to assist his tenants...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 24, 2020 at 2:58 pm | 6 comments | 5962 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

More than $11M in assistance planned for COVID-19 affected residents in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County legislators, nonprofits and tech corporations on Monday announced plans for an $11.25 million financial...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 24, 2020 at 2:20 pm | 3 comments | 2571 Views

AROUND TOWN

Making space for pollinators

Local landscape architect created a grassroots project that repurposes underused strips of land for pollinator gardens. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 24, 2020 at 1:07 pm | 2 comments | 1193 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

COVID-19 put her in the hospital for nearly 2 weeks. A clinical-trial drug was her 'saving grace.'

What was supposed to be an adventure-filled trip to Egypt for Palo Alto resident Monica Yeung-Arima and her husband took...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 24, 2020 at 9:50 am | 42 comments | 65463 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Families want Palo Alto schools to offer Hindi as a foreign language. The school district says it's complicated.

Palo Alto Unified parents are eager to work with the school district to offer Hindi as a world language at its two high schools. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by Shachi Chotia, on Mar 24, 2020 at 2:29 am | 86 comments | 8990 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As local economy reels, Palo Alto looks to nix planned business tax

With the business community in a rapid downspin because of the coronavirus pandemic, Palo Alto is preparing to drop its yearslong...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
Last comment by C, on Mar 23, 2020 at 4:04 pm | 16 comments | 3281 Views

SPORTS

Spring sports: Facing an unfulfilled senior baseball season

There’s no redshirt year for high school seniors. And that’s the year so many have pointed towards, dreaming of the year...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by go Paly, on Mar 23, 2020 at 3:32 pm | 3 comments | 2746 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lytton Gardens tenant tests positive for the coronavirus

A man who lives at Lytton Gardens in downtown Palo Alto has tested positive for COVID-19 and residents want management to...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by PA Resident with Vi info, on Mar 23, 2020 at 2:49 pm | 20 comments | 20898 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Earthwise Productions offers indie musicians a place to play in Palo Alto

Since 1994, Earthwise Productions founder Mark Weiss has been bringing a variety of up-and-coming and established independent...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Mar 23, 2020 at 1:17 pm | 6 comments | 1966 Views

AROUND TOWN

Contactless Payment -Where can we use them?

Checking my credit cards I have the Contactless Payment symbol but I am not sure where these can be accepted in local stores...

Original post made by Grocery Shopper on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 23, 2020 at 12:28 pm | 3 comments | 194 Views

AROUND TOWN

Coronavirus weekend update: Ten new cases reported in San Mateo County

A roundup of news about the coronavirus in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. As of March 21, the number of cases in San...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by RT, on Mar 23, 2020 at 11:55 am | 17 comments | 32036 Views

RESTAURANTS

Restaurants given new restrictions to reduce spread of the novel coronavirus

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department notified restaurants that its new legal orders to slow the spread of the...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2020
Last comment by Grocery Shopper, on Mar 23, 2020 at 11:43 am | 21 comments | 39871 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Altans build community in a time of social distancing

Despite Monday's dramatic order to shelter at home -- or maybe because of it -- Palo Alto residents are turning to their...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Mel, on Mar 23, 2020 at 1:12 am | 22 comments | 12332 Views

AROUND TOWN

As coronavirus spreads, fears of taking down California's economy

As the stock market tumbled and oil prices collapsed on Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom's top economic officials sought to project...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by @Adobe-Meadow, on Mar 22, 2020 at 7:34 pm | 15 comments | 4593 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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