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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 Chuck Bernstein, 14 hours ago | 2 comments | 1770 Views

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California could start testing thousands of people for COVID-19 as early as next week

California could have thousands of more test kits and multiple new laboratories up and running to detect the virus associated...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Trump fired the Pandemic Team, on Mar 29, 2020 at 11:37 am | 27 comments | 42596 Views

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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 | 6053 Views

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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 | 2671 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 @Reader, on Mar 25, 2020 at 12:15 pm | 2 comments | 8210 Views

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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 | 5471 Views

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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 | 6117 Views

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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 | 65994 Views

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Gov. Gavin Newsom declares statewide shutdown

California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide shelter-at-home order on Thursday evening, with all but essential functions...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 22, 2020 at 9:36 am | 8 comments | 7035 Views

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Residents, nonprofits rally to support seniors during 'social isolation'

Life has changed in big ways and small for elderly residents in senior centers and living within the community since the...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2020
Last comment by S.J., on Mar 20, 2020 at 1:15 pm | 5 comments | 3756 Views

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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 | 54925 Views

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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 | 53593 Views

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Nonprofits scramble to keep clients safe, programs open

Local nonprofits are hurriedly changing their programs to protect their clients and compensate for the loss of volunteers...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Carlisle, on Mar 14, 2020 at 12:11 pm | 7 comments | 3426 Views

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Trains, buses unfazed by the new coronavirus — despite fewer riders

Despite plummeting ridership and growing anxieties about the new coronavirus, transportation agencies are planning to keep...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by Ahem, on Mar 12, 2020 at 10:00 pm | 10 comments | 3773 Views

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Unlimited access to Palo Alto Online during coronavirus crisis

In order for all area residents to have important local information on the coronavirus health emergency, Palo Alto Online...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by C, on Mar 10, 2020 at 4:53 pm | 20 comments | 7057 Views

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Teenager dies from gunshot wound in East Palo Alto

A teenage boy shot late Friday night in East Palo Alto died of his injuries, leading police to conduct a suspicious death...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by Sad & Unfortunate News, on Mar 9, 2020 at 3:25 pm | 2 comments | 12047 Views

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'It feels really, really free': After 14 days in coronavirus quarantine, mother and daughter return home to Palo Alto

A Palo Alto mother and daughter returned home Tuesday after spending weeks at the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2020
Last comment by Linda, on Mar 6, 2020 at 8:07 am | 16 comments | 14971 Views

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Glew, Becker lead in early results for contested state Senate race

Early election results indicate that Republican Alex Glew and Democrat Josh Becker will be moving forward into the November...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 5, 2020 at 8:45 pm | 15 comments | 4892 Views

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Think you have coronavirus? Don't run to the hospital or urgent care

So you think you have the new coronavirus. Hospitals have a word of advice before barging into the emergency room or urgent...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 5, 2020 at 9:16 am | 12 comments | 32705 Views

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Editorial: Brownrigg for state Senate

In the impressive group of candidates for California's 13th Senate district, we give the nod to Michael Brownrigg, who has...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 4, 2020 at 10:08 am | 35 comments | 8515 Views
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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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