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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto boosts affordable-housing project with $10.5 million loan

With affordable housing in short supply, Palo Alto offered a $10.5-million lifeline this week to a 59-unit residential development...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by Harry Merkin, on Mar 19, 2020 at 8:45 pm | 7 comments | 3641 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New principals announced for Gunn and Palo Alto high schools

A current Palo Alto High School assistant principal has been tapped to lead Gunn High School and a Santa Cruz High School...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Teacher, on Mar 19, 2020 at 1:55 pm | 11 comments | 7794 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Collision kills man near freeway in East Palo Alto

A man died in collision with a car in an East Palo Alto neighborhood just north of U.S. Highway 101 on Friday night, police...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2020
Last comment by Angel, on Mar 19, 2020 at 12:35 pm | 1 comment | 4949 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bay Area residents ordered to stay home

Residents of six Bay Area counties, including Santa Clara and San Mateo, are being ordered to stay at home through April...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 19, 2020 at 11:33 am | 57 comments | 54361 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Following tragic bike accident, a local family and their friends take action. 'Slow down for kids. Be more mindful.'

The family and friends of an 11-year-old Greene Middle School student who died in a collision in Palo Alto on Friday are...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by Anneke, on Mar 19, 2020 at 8:44 am | 61 comments | 15806 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Have an opinion on Ravenswood school district's superintendent pick? Here's how you can make your voice heard.

The Ravenswood school district is seeking feedback to inform the hiring of its next superintendent through two meetings and...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by Not Sudaria, on Mar 18, 2020 at 6:50 pm | 9 comments | 2719 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

First Palo Alto student tests positive for coronavirus

A Fletcher Middle School student has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Palo Alto school district said on Tuesday. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 18, 2020 at 12:51 pm | 69 comments | 29779 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The growing coronavirus crisis demands more consistent, aggressive response

As anxiety levels rise in the region over the rapidly escalating coronavirus crisis, an alarming lack of coordinated and...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 18, 2020 at 10:36 am | 15 comments | 4609 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Sound' solutions to dampen noise in your home

Silence is golden but hard to achieve in most homes. Here are some expert ideas on soundproofing to help keep things quiet. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by R. E. Grifterson, on Mar 17, 2020 at 10:51 pm | 2 comments | 1486 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Q&A with the top cop

In a wide-ranging interview with the Palo Alto Weekly, Palo Alto Police Chief Robert Jonsen discusses several controversial...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Mark, on Mar 17, 2020 at 10:42 pm | 5 comments | 2137 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto schools to close for one month starting Monday

Santa Clara County this morning ordered all public schools in the county to close for three weeks beginning Monday, March...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Good idea, on Mar 17, 2020 at 8:31 pm | 96 comments | 27006 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

New COVID-19 online tool to triage people launches in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

Verily, a subsidiary of Alphabet, has launched an online tool to help screen patients for COVID-19 testing. The tool, called...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 17, 2020 at 5:44 pm | 6 comments | 9599 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools are closed. That doesn't mean students in need will go hungry.

While schools are closed temporarily, students and families in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto will still have access to free...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 17, 2020 at 4:45 pm | 6 comments | 6259 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Palo Alto says goodbye to last 24-hour restaurant

In the latest Shop Talk column, read about Flegel's new location, the addition of two eateries at DoorDash's shared kitchen...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by Oh Ouch. Gotta fact check, on Mar 17, 2020 at 3:06 pm | 2 comments | 11145 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'It's a question of when – not if – some California public schools will face closure.' State issues coronavirus guidance for schools, universities

California health leaders have released new guidance for school districts, colleges and universities on how to respond to...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 17, 2020 at 2:08 pm | 17 comments | 22457 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Coronavirus weekend update: Cases jump in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

A round-up of news about the coronavirus in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. As of March 14, the number of cases in Santa...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2020
Last comment by NENolan, on Mar 17, 2020 at 10:38 am | 37 comments | 53275 Views

AROUND TOWN

Revenues below par at Palo Alto's new golf course

Since it reopened to the public in May 2018 after a two-year closure, Palo Alto's reconfigured and refurbished golf course...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2020
Last comment by Weekly Golfer, on Mar 16, 2020 at 6:52 pm | 23 comments | 5413 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto declares coronavirus 'emergency'

With the number coronavirus cases in the county steadily climbing, the city of Palo Alto on Thursday declared a state of...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by nat, on Mar 16, 2020 at 12:10 pm | 54 comments | 24406 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Q&A with the top cop: On car break-ins

The Weekly recently sat down with Palo Alto Police Chief Robert Jonsen to discuss recent cases involving use of force, the...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Lockdown & Throw Away The Keys, on Mar 16, 2020 at 9:31 am | 9 comments | 3276 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: County plan could help create safe parking RV dwellers

Safe parking lots aren't a solution to the homeless crisis, but they are a good first step at helping those who desperately...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 15, 2020 at 9:59 am | 38 comments | 4667 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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