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Flu season faces never-before-seen challenge: COVID-19

A double-whammy of COVID-19 and the upcoming flu season has health professionals worried there will be a large surge in hospitalizations...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, on Aug 28, 2020 at 2:45 pm | 2 comments | 4343 Views

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Guest Opinion: Where did the other $713 million go?

Proposition 15 will only distribute $139 million -- 11% of new revenue -- to schools and community colleges in the county....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by Mike-Crescent Park, on Aug 26, 2020 at 5:37 pm | 20 comments | 7189 Views

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State lawmakers push bills to ban police chokeholds, require release of discipline records

With less than a week left in the legislative session, state lawmakers are rushing to advance a series of bills on police...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2020
Last comment by Barron Parker Too, on Aug 26, 2020 at 1:10 pm | 1 comment | 2078 Views

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Seven candidates enter East Palo Alto City Council race

Seven candidates are competing for three open seats in this year's East Palo Alto City Council election on Nov. 3, according...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2020
Last comment by Denise C, on Aug 26, 2020 at 11:20 am | 1 comment | 4556 Views

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Months into the pandemic, Santa Clara County's hospitals are still falling short on COVID-19 testing

Amid a steep rise in COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County, local hospitals are reportedly violating a local health order...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Aug 21, 2020 at 7:30 pm | 3 comments | 5894 Views

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Health officers face unprecedented threats, intimidation

While working long hours to lead the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, health officers nationwide, including Santa...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Alice Schaffer Smith, on Aug 20, 2020 at 9:12 am | 12 comments | 7152 Views

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Bicyclist dies in collision with car on University Avenue in East Palo Alto

A 61-year-old bicyclist was struck and killed by a driver early Friday morning on University Avenue in East Palo Alto, police...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2020
Last comment by Fr0hickey, on Aug 19, 2020 at 4:30 pm | 1 comment | 8329 Views

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Storm brings fires, power outages to the Bay Area

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning Sunday morning, predicting that frequent lightning and...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Aug 17, 2020 at 4:41 pm | 4 comments | 11974 Views

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Stanford undergraduates will no longer come to campus this fall

Stanford University has reversed course on reopening, announcing Thursday that undergraduate students will not be coming...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2020
Last comment by Duveneck, on Aug 15, 2020 at 2:51 pm | 9 comments | 8016 Views

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Stuck at home, TV travel show host continues to collect stories from around the world

Nothing could more swiftly impede Megan Zhang's work as a freelance journalist and host of "Travelogue," an international...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Izzy, on Aug 14, 2020 at 3:19 pm | 2 comments | 3653 Views

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Santa Clara County reverses health order, reclosing hair salons and gyms

Less than a day after hair salons and gyms reopened in Santa Clara County, the county's Public Health Department announced...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by Delicia Ortega, on Aug 12, 2020 at 10:14 am | 48 comments | 11486 Views

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Faced with dying Californians and withering businesses, Gov. Newsom steers a middle path. Can it last?

As coronavirus infections and deaths rise dramatically, the Democratic governor navigates pressure to both tighten restrictions...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Aug 10, 2020 at 12:43 pm | 11 comments | 7793 Views

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After 50 years in a gym, cardiac program pivots to Zoom

Knowing that regular, medically supervised exercise is, literally, a lifeline for many cardiac patients, cardiac-wellness...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by GreerDucky_GNGT, on Aug 7, 2020 at 6:26 pm | 1 comment | 3844 Views

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Santa Clara County lines up appointment-based COVID-19 testing sites

Beginning this week, Santa Clara County will provide appointment-based testing sites on a consistently scheduled, rotating...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by J Spengler, on Aug 7, 2020 at 7:41 am | 3 comments | 5352 Views

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Caltrain gets a lifeline after counties strike compromise on tax measure

A three-way deal between supervisors in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties over presenting voters this fall...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 5, 2020 at 6:33 pm | 14 comments | 4054 Views

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Despite looming deficit, Santa Clara County supervisors reject sales tax hike for the November ballot

Santa Clara County's board of supervisors will not place a sales tax measure on this November's ballot, after two supervisors...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2020
Last comment by No to more taxes, on Aug 5, 2020 at 11:05 am | 1 comment | 2307 Views

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Santa Clara County COVID-19 testing guru quit last job amid pressure to reopen economy

Three months ago, Dr. Marty Fenstersheib was pressured to reopen the economy in San Benito County. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2020
Last comment by Donald, on Aug 3, 2020 at 4:09 pm | 3 comments | 14433 Views

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California's clean-air programs take a hit in new funding squeeze

Some of California's key environmental programs for battling smog and climate change have lost nearly $105 million as the...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Judith Wasserman, on Aug 3, 2020 at 10:57 am | 1 comment | 2738 Views

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Activist's portrait on Palo Alto Black Lives Matter mural sparks ire

The Black Lives Matter street mural painted along Hamilton Avenue in front of Palo Alto City Hall on June 30 had barely dried...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 3, 2020 at 8:22 am | 33 comments | 8643 Views

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An Alternative View: Going stir crazy — but still wearing my mask

We have no real solution yet to ridding this country of the virus, except by a yet-undiscovered vaccine. The only temporary...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 2, 2020 at 7:45 am | 19 comments | 4382 Views
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