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SPORTS

The latest available information regarding local athletic events

We've compiled the latest information available regarding local athletic contests, many of which have been postponed to prevent...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Staying Young Through Kids, on Apr 6, 2020 at 12:52 pm | 3 comments | 3470 Views

AROUND TOWN

An Alternative View: Think about helping others in our coronavirus-affected area

In these dire times, as people are really worried about getting the coronavirus, it seems we all are potential targets, ready...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2020
Last comment by charles reilly, on Apr 6, 2020 at 11:13 am | 2 comments | 5213 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

In the time of the coronavirus, Zoom and Skype are the new therapist's office

With local youth sheltering at home, counseling sessions and support groups that used to take place face-to-face in school...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 6, 2020 at 11:04 am | 5 comments | 3775 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 Arthur Keller, on Apr 5, 2020 at 5:38 pm | 30 comments | 4695 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 Resident, on Apr 5, 2020 at 11:16 am | 71 comments | 17609 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Judge sends Atherton mom to prison for college admissions scandal

An Atherton woman who paid more than $500,000 to help her children get into college through a nationwide admissions scandal...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by mauricio, on Apr 4, 2020 at 5:58 pm | 19 comments | 9419 Views

AROUND TOWN

The high cost of sheltering in place

Though the shelter-in-place order, first implemented by six Bay Area counties and quickly followed by the statewide mandate,...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Miriam Yupanqui, on Apr 4, 2020 at 2:57 pm | 118 comments | 17344 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Visit the Barron Park donkeys, just don't pet them; local students launch COVID-19 tracker

In the latest Around Town column, news about the Barron Park donkeys noticing the social distance between them and their...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 4, 2020 at 11:40 am | 1 comment | 4479 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Markets & Businesses - Require People to Wear Masks Indoors

This graph says it clearly .... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EUb6QZUWsAMqpo9?format=jpg&name=medium There are indications...

Original post made by CrescentParkAnon. on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by Abe Lincoln once said...., on Apr 4, 2020 at 10:07 am | 14 comments | 565 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

San Mateo County rolls out overflow COVID-19 treatment center at Event Center

In a cavernous room at the San Mateo County Event Center, 250 hospital beds lie waiting for an emergency that county officials...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by John Ebneter, on Apr 3, 2020 at 4:46 pm | 3 comments | 3884 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Armed with computers and iPads, Stanford doctors see patients while protecting themselves against COVID-19

Stanford Health Care has ramped up its use of telemedicine and online tools to examine patients -- not just outside of the...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by we were promised more tests and PPE, on Apr 3, 2020 at 3:24 pm | 4 comments | 6221 Views

AROUND TOWN

Living in isolation: Older adults reveal the daily challenges of social distancing

Some have lost caregivers in their homes. Others have been forced to cancel travel plans. We're sharing stories from about...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by Resident 2, on Apr 3, 2020 at 12:59 pm | 2 comments | 3941 Views

AROUND TOWN

Armed with breathing machines, respiratory therapists face coronavirus on the front line

For COVID-19 patients in intensive care, their lives depend on respiratory therapists such as Brenda Hanning, who works at...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2020
Last comment by Preet Judge, on Apr 3, 2020 at 12:38 pm | 3 comments | 7515 Views

AROUND TOWN

Redwood City company shifts operations to make face shields for hospitals

Before the coronavirus pandemic rocked the world, Carbon used its printing technology to crank out midsoles for Adidas. Now,...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by Bingo, on Apr 3, 2020 at 12:35 pm | 6 comments | 9512 Views

AROUND TOWN

10 things you can still do in Palo Alto (while keeping your social distance)

Despite the loss of routine, social contact and freedom to get around because of the stay-at-home order, there are still...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Connie, on Apr 3, 2020 at 8:45 am | 15 comments | 25209 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No more A's and F's? Teachers experiment with 'standards based' grading

Reaction to the organic spread of standards-based grading that emphasizes mastery of skills over letter grades in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 2, 2020 at 1:20 pm | 39 comments | 10213 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Want to donate protective equipment to hospitals? A group of Stanford University medical students can help.

A group of Stanford University medical students quickly mobilized this past week to set up a drive for masks and other personal...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 2, 2020 at 11:23 am | 7 comments | 5901 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

COVID-19 and Elevators

One feature of New York City that *may* be partly responsible for the extremely rapid expansion of COVID-19 is the preponderance...

Original post made by Anon on Apr. 1, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Apr 1, 2020 at 10:16 pm | 1 comment | 341 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Love our Neighbors in a Time of Pandemic

As a follower of the way of Jesus, I unequivocally condemn and deplore racist acts and the promotion of hatred based on perceived...

Original post made by Rev. Dr. Eileen Altman on Apr. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 526 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Evictions put on hold: How city and county rules help out-of-work tenants behind on rent

Santa Clara County and several local cities passed emergency laws temporarily banning evictions last week, all of which are...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm | 5 comments | 3099 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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