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What's in the California paid sick leave deal for workers and businesses?

California workers will soon again have access to as much as two weeks paid time off for COVID-19-related sick leave, under...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 26, 2022 at 5:28 pm | 2 comments | 2039 Views

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Santa Clara County makes at-home COVID tests available to residents

Santa Clara County officials announced Friday that people who live, work or go to school in the county will have access to...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2022
Last comment by Barbara G, on Jan 24, 2022 at 12:20 pm | 4 comments | 3895 Views

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Cody: Santa Clara County's huge rise in COVID cases may have peaked, but is still at record levels

The omicron variant has caused an unprecedented rise in new cases, but more data is suggesting that Santa Clara County has...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2022
Last comment by PatrickBurt, on Jan 23, 2022 at 11:11 am | 3 comments | 6319 Views

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Health care providers behind on providing COVID vaccinations, tests in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County leaders are calling on health care providers to step up to the plate at a critical time when testing and...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2022
Last comment by rsmithjr, on Jan 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm | 14 comments | 6013 Views

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Palo Alto-area COVID cases have declined from last week's peak, wastewater monitor shows

A measure of Palo Alto area COVID-19 infections is showing that case numbers have dropped sizably from their peak last week....

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2022
Last comment by vmshadle, on Jan 17, 2022 at 8:20 pm | 5 comments | 8307 Views

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Here's what's changed as California's new COVID workplace rules go into effect

Updated COVID-19 workplace rules went into effect on Friday. Several of the changes increase protections for vaccinated workers. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2022
There are no comments yet. 9273 Views

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Santa Clara County looks to ramp up at-home testing as COVID-19 cases surge

Santa Clara County supervisors are seeking to make free at-home COVID-19 tests widely available to county residents as new...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Jan 14, 2022 at 8:04 am | 2 comments | 5423 Views

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East Palo Alto weighs proposed policy that aims to secure long-term affordable housing

On Tuesday, the City Council was set to hold a hearing on an ordinance that would give tenants, affordable housing nonprofits...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2021
Last comment by EPA resident, on Jan 13, 2022 at 4:19 pm | 3 comments | 6839 Views

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California weighs order canceling elective surgeries as COVID surges

As a third of hospitals report critical staffing shortages, California's health department is considering issuing an order...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2022
Last comment by Carol, on Jan 13, 2022 at 1:51 pm | 1 comment | 2628 Views

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A memoir of war: Palo Alto rabbi recounts his year as an Army chaplain in Vietnam

Rabbi Sheldon Lewis, who served as rabbi of Palo Alto's Congregation Kol Emeth for 33 years before retiring in 2006, looks...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2022
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jan 9, 2022 at 11:51 am | 2 comments | 5637 Views

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Holiday Fund: Pursuit of Excellence offers college grants, mentors to teens in need

Nearly 700 students who have received grants from Pursuit of Excellence since Palo Altans Richard and Marjorie Smallwood...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Jan 7, 2022 at 2:56 pm | 3 comments | 5036 Views

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No, California's drought isn't over. Here's why.

The state has issued emergency drought rules aimed at wasteful water use. Although snowpack is 150% of average, climatologists...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 6, 2022 at 9:50 pm | 3 comments | 2887 Views

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Belle Haven, East Palo Alto have far fewer trees than neighboring communities. Groups like Canopy hope to change that

Community members are up bright and early on Nov. 20 at All Five, a preschool in Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood. And...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2022
Last comment by Shirley 'Mac', on Jan 6, 2022 at 12:42 pm | 4 comments | 5253 Views

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Mountain View's Charleston Plaza faces retail exodus as Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond and others leave town

One of Mountain View's most prominent shopping centers abutting U.S. Highway 101 is looking like a ghost town lately, with...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2021
Last comment by Danseuse, on Jan 3, 2022 at 8:37 pm | 19 comments | 21441 Views

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Holiday Fund: Palo Alto's tree nonprofit branches out beyond city borders

Canopy's push toward equality means increasing the canopy in cities and neighborhoods where the tree deficit is particularly...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2021
Last comment by Mondoman, on Jan 3, 2022 at 7:13 pm | 1 comment | 5050 Views

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Eleven new California laws for 2022, explained in one minute

The new year brings a raft of new laws for Californians. They're likely to affect what your neighborhood looks like, how...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2021
Last comment by Mondoman, on Jan 3, 2022 at 5:37 pm | 10 comments | 6603 Views

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2021: How it started, how it's ending

This year presented a whirlwind of transitions as we stood in line for COVID-19 tests and vaccines, adapted to shifting protocols...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2021
Last comment by The Artful Dodger, on Jan 3, 2022 at 12:12 pm | 6 comments | 2950 Views

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Can you ace this 21-question quiz about 2021 local news?

How well did you keep up with local news this year? We want to see how closely you've been paying attention. Test your knowledge...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4753 Views

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New Santa Clara County order mandates COVID vaccination, boosters for workers in high-risk settings

With the lightning-speed spread of the COVID-19 omicron variant, Santa Clara County health officials on Tuesday issued a...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2021
Last comment by TimR, on Dec 29, 2021 at 4:37 pm | 5 comments | 5824 Views

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Health leaders urge COVID boosters in anticipation of 'deluge of omicron' cases

Health officials urged residents on Thursday to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster if they are eligible, forecasting a wave of...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2021
Last comment by Bob M., on Dec 28, 2021 at 7:17 pm | 1 comment | 3670 Views
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