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Spirit of activism spurs teen to launch Black Lives Matter protest in East Palo Alto

A Black Lives Matter protest on Wednesday in East Palo Alto was a distinctly homegrown effort that started with a 15-year-old...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by @Old Palo Alto, 11 hours ago | 8 comments | 5732 Views

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Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County's total of cases nears 2,500

The new coronavirus continues to take its toll on the Midpeninsula, where Santa Clara County reported 2,492 coronavirus cases...

Original post made on May. 21, 2020
Last comment by Messifan, 13 hours ago | 12 comments | 20180 Views

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Study: Coronavirus wasn't in Bay Area in 2019

Exactly when the coronavirus first arrived in the Bay Area has been the subject of much speculation, with people who had...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2020
Last comment by Catmom Leonorilda, on Jun 5, 2020 at 8:03 pm | 4 comments | 4312 Views

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The coronavirus impact, by the numbers

Summary: Palo Alto Online put out a new graphic summarizing how quarantine has affected business, housing, traffic, pollution...

Original post made by Resident on Jun. 4, 2020
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Are rubber bullets 'progress'? As protests rage, Stanford historian says yes.

Stanford historian Clayborne Carson offers some much-needed clarity and historical perspective surrounding recent protests...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Jane, on Jun 2, 2020 at 12:42 pm | 2 comments | 3220 Views

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Coronavirus weekend update: The latest COVID-19 news

The biggest news from this past week is the revised San Mateo County Health order that allows for the reopening of places...

Original post made on May. 30, 2020
Last comment by Old PA Resident, on May 31, 2020 at 10:32 pm | 4 comments | 11211 Views

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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 | 3254 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 | 11644 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 | 3985 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 | 2986 Views

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Interactive: A by-the-numbers look at the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on daily life

To show how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted daily life, the Palo Alto Weekly has woven together local, regional and national...

Original post made on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by Max Pelletier, on May 29, 2020 at 12:22 am | 7 comments | 4463 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 | 11442 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 | 2476 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 | 2906 Views

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Foothill College to remain online-only for summer, fall

Foothill College will continue to operate online for the summer and fall quarters with limited exceptions, officials from...

Original post made on May. 23, 2020
Last comment by Barron Park Parent, on May 26, 2020 at 2:30 pm | 4 comments | 4547 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 | 5042 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 | 5673 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 | 2252 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 | 11778 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 | 3319 Views
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