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Curbside pickup — a step forward, but far from a lifeline for businesses

While store owners eagerly wait for the all-clear to reopen for in-store shopping, so too, apparently, do customers. Some...

Original post made on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by Grape Expectations, on May 31, 2020 at 9:39 am | 4 comments | 4310 Views

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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 Mortgage too?, on May 31, 2020 at 8:46 am | 4 comments | 12771 Views

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Plexiglas shields and temperature screenings. Workspace changes won't look too radical, but they may feel invasive.

Now more than ever before, employers must think in granular detail about how workers interact within the workplace environment...

Original post made on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on May 29, 2020 at 11:38 am | 3 comments | 5202 Views

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In a pandemic, local wildland firefighters face new challenges

Fire. Drought. Pestilence. It's a recipe for a big-screen apocalyptic movie. For California, it's also a scenario that could...

Original post made on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on May 29, 2020 at 9:06 am | 1 comment | 4271 Views

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California just revealed a $54.3 billion deficit — signaling deep cuts ahead

California finance officials revealed a $54.3 billion deficit Thursday in the first economic assessment of the coronavirus...

Original post made on May. 10, 2020
Last comment by Old Joe, on May 28, 2020 at 8:24 am | 25 comments | 20535 Views

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Heatwave to last through Thursday

A heat wave expected to kick in late Monday morning for the Bay Area will linger through Thursday night, with record-setting...

Original post made on May. 25, 2020
Last comment by musical, on May 27, 2020 at 8:21 pm | 5 comments | 3104 Views

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Facebook to undergo long-term shift to permit more remote work

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that half of the company's workforce could work remotely in the next five...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on May 26, 2020 at 3:13 pm | 4 comments | 3461 Views

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New report: State job losses like 'nothing before seen'

Statewide unemployment numbers for April spiked higher than projected, jumping an unprecedented 10.2%, according to a state...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Robert Eugene Johnson, on May 26, 2020 at 2:06 pm | 18 comments | 5677 Views

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Mask on, gloves off: How to stay safe as counties loosen restrictions

Even as residents are gradually allowed to step outside, Dr. Jonathan Blum, chief of infectious disease at Kaiser Permanente...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Let us out, on May 25, 2020 at 4:55 pm | 17 comments | 6532 Views

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During pandemic, Facebook expands high-end grocery donation program

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Facebook is providing free and heavily subsidized food to local families facing food insecurity....

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Unemployed, on May 24, 2020 at 4:19 pm | 1 comment | 3049 Views

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Antibody studies spur debate, skepticism

A pair of studies conducted by researchers in Santa Clara and Los Angeles counties drew national attention this week with...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2020
Last comment by John Mamin, on May 23, 2020 at 12:07 pm | 25 comments | 13445 Views

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What's closed and what to do on Memorial Day during COVID-19

Check out our list of city services that will be available or closed on Memorial Day this Monday, plus transit agencies'...

Original post made on May. 21, 2020
Last comment by A Word To The Wise, on May 23, 2020 at 9:19 am | 10 comments | 3871 Views

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Life in motion

This year's winning images in the Peninsula Photo Contest expose the power of creativity, patience and anticipation of unexpected...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Nayeli, on May 22, 2020 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 6894 Views

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Funding boost allows local nonprofits to offer more food, rent relief during pandemic

Facing a surge of demand for services, as well as new grant opportunities, some Palo Alto nonprofits are seeing the pandemic...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3305 Views

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Santa Clara County to allow curbside retail pickups starting Friday

Book shops, clothing stores and other businesses in Santa Clara County that allow storefront pickup can start reopening Friday,...

Original post made on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on May 20, 2020 at 1:40 pm | 37 comments | 8803 Views

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Santa Clara County works to target COVID-19 testing in hardest-hit areas

Bolstered by improved testing capacity and scientific research, a new Santa Clara County COVID-19 testing task force rolled...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by Right, on May 17, 2020 at 11:59 am | 12 comments | 6875 Views

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Rank Choice Voting-Should We Adopt?

How many of us are dismayed with our state and federal election processes? Are you tired of the lack of candidate choices,...

Original post made by Harry Oberhelman on May. 15, 2020
There are no comments yet. 281 Views

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County sets aside $55M from budget for hospitals due to COVID-19

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved over $55 million in emergency funding Tuesday for Santa...

Original post made on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by John Masterman, on May 14, 2020 at 9:52 am | 1 comment | 2361 Views

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When will Santa Clara County start to reopen?

The Governor has started reopening California. Many States are starting to reopen. European countries are starting to reopen. Why,...

Original post made by Resident on May. 13, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1518 Views

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Lagging behind, Santa Clara County tries to boost COVID testing

As Los Angeles and Sacramento counties announced coronavirus testing for all of their residents, including those exhibiting...

Original post made on May. 8, 2020
Last comment by John , on May 11, 2020 at 8:12 pm | 63 comments | 15178 Views
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