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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Real problems need real solutions

Every city survey in recent years shows that the top problems facing us are housing affordability and transportation, including...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 29, 2020 at 2:20 pm | 24 comments | 3758 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

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 | 42975 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

As Newsom cautions longer school closures, Palo Alto Unified passes emergency resolution in response to COVID-19 pandemic

In the wake of Gov. Gavin Newsom's comments that schools will likely remain closed for the remainder of this academic year,...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 29, 2020 at 9:38 am | 36 comments | 19337 Views

SPORTS

Menlo men's volleyball earns top honors on all-GSAC teams

Menlo College’s Edin Ibrahimovic was named Golden State Athletic Conference Men’s Volleyball Player of the Year on Thursday,...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2020
Last comment by Theresa , on Mar 28, 2020 at 4:34 pm | 1 comment | 991 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools to remain closed through May 1

Hundreds of public schools in six Bay Area counties, including in Santa Clara County, will remain closed through May 1, county...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by Independent, on Mar 28, 2020 at 8:02 am | 68 comments | 11597 Views

AROUND TOWN

Please practice social distancing at the Dish

I have a request for people walking at the Dish and other public places in this current coronavirus era. To facilitate the...

Original post made by Dish runner on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by parking, on Mar 27, 2020 at 11:42 pm | 8 comments | 866 Views

AROUND TOWN

Spacing our times in grocery stores, parks, etc.

Since most days feel the same to most of us while working from home, perhaps we could start spacing our days or times of...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 27, 2020 at 8:42 pm | 7 comments | 296 Views

AROUND TOWN

Closed during coronavirus: Peninsula owners on why they shut down their restaurants completely

We asked several owners to share their perspectives on closing their businesses, how they're dealing with all the uncertainty...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2020
Last comment by Kelly, on Mar 27, 2020 at 9:45 am | 5 comments | 4523 Views

AROUND TOWN

This is no time to give up and start social gatherings

I was shocked by the party at my neighbor's backyard yesterday evening. This is no time to feel we are exceptions to the...

Original post made by Alejandra on Mar. 27, 2020
There are no comments yet. 116 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Message from the Mayor

As a community, we will persevere through this challenge. Everyone is depending on you to please stay home, to practice good...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2626 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: 5 ways to help our community right now

COVID-19 has shown that when our systems fail the most vulnerable people, the ripple effects touch everyone in our communities....

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2355 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man to stand trial for 1973 cold-case murder at Stanford

Accused serial killer John Arthur Getreu claims he didn't have contact with Leslie Marie Perlov, but his statements appeared...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2020
Last comment by Wife, on Mar 27, 2020 at 7:43 am | 4 comments | 5543 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Will Palo Alto's open space preserves stay open? City hints restrictions at scenic spots

With more people flocking to the Baylands and Foothills Park for fresh air and exercise, Palo Alto officials are preparing...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by So Glad I Cycle, on Mar 27, 2020 at 6:34 am | 53 comments | 8425 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Coronavirus-testing tents pop up on Stanford campus and in Menlo Park

Stanford Health Care is gearing up for larger-scale testing of patients with COVID-19 symptoms, erecting tents on the Stanford...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by Andy, on Mar 26, 2020 at 11:47 pm | 8 comments | 10266 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

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 | 6223 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hospitals brace for equipment shortages as coronavirus cases surge

As Santa Clara County braces for a large wave of coronavirus patients, hospitals are also preparing for a shortage of masks,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 26, 2020 at 2:05 pm | 10 comments | 4640 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Internet Utilities in Palo Alto

Yesterday, Xfinity internet services went down for several hours in Charleston Meadows. This was after several shorter outages...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by alex, on Mar 26, 2020 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 608 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council abandons plan for business tax as local economy plunges

It took years for Palo Alto to prepare a business tax that city leaders were planning to place on the November ballot. And...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 26, 2020 at 10:57 am | 5 comments | 2351 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

To protect vulnerable renters, Palo Alto may ban residential evictions during pandemic

Palo Alto plans to adopt on Monday an emergency moratorium on residential evictions -- a move that city leaders hope will...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 25, 2020 at 11:55 pm | 9 comments | 4213 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

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 | 2865 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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