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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Volunteers help Stanford search for COVID-19 clues in blood samples

Hundreds of volunteers from throughout the county on Friday and Saturday participated in a Stanford survey that could help...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2020
Last comment by pares, 9 minutes ago | 33 comments | 26850 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bay Area extends stay-at-home order to May 3, adds new business restrictions

With the number of coronavirus cases rising and health systems bracing for a surge of patients, Bay Area health officials...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by Jetman, 1 hour ago | 72 comments | 18644 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Grief is difficult on a good day.' How the coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the ways we mourn

These days, death and the rites that come with it are quieter, more cautious affairs than before the coronavirus struck....

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2020
Last comment by Jim S., 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 3115 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Santa Clara County hopeful about slowed growth in COVID-19 cases

In the latest sign that the Bay Area shutdown is effectively containing the spread of the coronavirus, Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by Resident., 2 hours ago | 18 comments | 5407 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Local construction, once brimming with activity, grinds to a halt

Up until recently, the Bay Area's construction market was red-hot with activity. Now it's at almost a complete standstill. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2020
Last comment by @Old Palo Alto, 2 hours ago | 5 comments | 2852 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto throws City Hall employees a lifeline as economy crumbles

After seeing the local economy collapse seemingly overnight, Palo Alto’s elected leaders began to plan Monday for a grim...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by Golden Rule, 3 hours ago | 28 comments | 6599 Views

AROUND TOWN

Eggs are sold out. Hand sanitizer is on backorder. Strained staff are working overtime. Here's how Midpeninsula grocery stores are responding to the coronavirus

Local grocery stores and their employees are on their own front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The precautions they're taking...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2020
Last comment by mjh, 3 hours ago | 20 comments | 8297 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County schools will not reopen this academic year

All 32 of Santa Clara County's superintendents and the county superintendent of schools signed a letter Wednesday that confirms...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2020
Last comment by So happy he is leaving, 4 hours ago | 61 comments | 19640 Views

AROUND TOWN

This year, the faithful go online to celebrate Passover, Easter week

Synagogues and churches locally are devising creative ways to virtually connect for their holy traditions of Passover and...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2020
Last comment by Lovely piece about people gathering.., 6 hours ago | 3 comments | 2849 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

In war against coronavirus, researchers fast-track tests of Ebola drug

An antiviral drug that one Palo Alto woman has credited in her recovery from a severe case of COVID-19 in March is undergoing...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by Paul, 8 hours ago | 9 comments | 5759 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Experts consider how long the coronavirus crisis will last — and how we'll get out of it

Health officials have been reluctant to predict the duration of the coronavirus outbreak, but most measures indicate that...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by mauricio, 12 hours ago | 59 comments | 55603 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Interim superintendent Gina Sudaria to lead Ravenswood school district on a permanent basis

After serving just over a year as the Ravenswood City School District's interim superintendent, the school board has selected...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2020
Last comment by Mutti, 12 hours ago | 8 comments | 3572 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Counties change tune on face protection, but not on N95 or surgical masks

Bay Area public health leaders are now asking residents to cover their faces with a cloth before leaving their homes, heeding...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by christine doerr, 13 hours ago | 36 comments | 41165 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Supervisors denounce xenophobia as Asian American groups report more harassment

Responding to a reported increase in violence and harassment aimed at Asian Americans during the pandemic, the county passed...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2020
Last comment by Marilyn Wong, 21 hours ago | 18 comments | 4247 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Weekly garners 16 awards in state journalism contest

The Palo Alto Weekly's staff was recognized with 16 awards for work across multiple categories, including breaking news,...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2020
Last comment by Winter, 23 hours ago | 5 comments | 1874 Views

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Real Estate Matters: Coronavirus crisis reshapes spring real estate market

As with so many other sectors of the economy, the Midpeninsula's real estate market has been upended by the state's stay-at-home...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2020
Last comment by Say what, on Apr 8, 2020 at 7:46 pm | 2 comments | 1368 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As Palo Alto halts major construction projects, home builders keep working

Responding to a new Santa Clara County clampdown on construction activities, Palo Alto is suspending construction of its...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by mauricio, on Apr 8, 2020 at 4:11 pm | 36 comments | 12482 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Message from our publisher: An appeal for your support of good journalism

Just three weeks ago, it was hard to imagine the imminent human and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Yet here we...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Rose, on Apr 8, 2020 at 2:01 pm | 31 comments | 5142 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Accustomed to danger, emergency responders now protect themselves from new threat — a virus

Local firefighters, paramedics and police officers have had to rapidly gear up for a new normal, one in which every call...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2430 Views

RESTAURANTS

Facebook announces $15M to support small Bay Area businesses

Weeks after Facebook announced it would put $100 million into a program to offer grants to small businesses around the world,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by Moods. Wine Bar, on Apr 7, 2020 at 6:40 pm | 1 comment | 3582 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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