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Just three weeks ago, it was hard to imagine the imminent human and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Yet here we... Last comment on Jun 9, 2020 at 10:46 am | 43 comments

Palo Alto moves to expand access to 'residents-only' nature preserve
Palo Alto's prolonged and polarizing debate over whether non-residents should be allowed to visit Foothills Park moved toward... Last comment 23 hours ago | 62 comments

Palo Alto's COVID-19 numbers are growing
Nearly five months into the coronavirus shutdown and the number of new COVID-19 cases in Palo Alto is rising sharply after... Last comment 14 hours ago | 60 comments

School district and union reach tentative agreement on distance learning, reopening conditions
After months of negotiations over working conditions for the new school year, which starts remotely on Aug. 17, Palo Alto... Last comment on Aug 10, 2020 at 9:53 am | 26 comments

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Stanford undergraduates will no longer come to campus this fall
Stanford University has reversed course on reopening, announcing Thursday that undergraduate students will not be coming back to campus this fall as planned. Thursday, 1:26 PM

City Council candidate hopes to change Palo Alto's 'anti-business' climate
Crescent Park resident Ajit Varma believes Palo Alto isn't doing enough to support local businesses and encourage diversity. He hopes to do something about it by joining the City Council. Thursday, 8:57 AM | 7 comments

Santa Clara County imposes fines on public health violators as COVID-19 cases surge
Violating public health orders in Santa Clara County now carries a hefty fine of up to $500, giving teeth to mask requirements and social-distancing rules in Santa Clara County that have been in effect for months. Wednesday, 11:49 AM | 14 comments

Stanford Graduate School of Business plans to address racial inequity 'within our own corridors'
Spurred by the Black Lives Matter protests and an acknowledgment that there is racial inequity "within our own corridors," the Stanford Graduate School of Business has published a plan for creating a more inclusive culture. Wednesday, 1:10 PM | 2 comments

As Target eyes former Fry's building, Palo Alto rethinks its housing plan
With prospects for housing at the former site of Fry's Electronics fading, city leaders and residents are weighing a more modest proposal for the old cannery on Portage Avenue: a small Target store. Wednesday, 8:55 AM | 26 comments

Special ed families want their kids in school as soon as possible. The unions don't.
Parents of students with disabilities are approaching the start of a new online school year with deep apprehension, pleading with the district to find a safe way to offer in-person instruction to their children. Wednesday, 9:30 AM | 14 comments

Heat wave heads to Bay Area this weekend
Much of the Bay Area and Monterey Bay region will face excessive heat this weekend due to a high-pressure system from the southwest, according to the National Weather Service. Thursday, 12:56 PM

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County case total climbs past 13K

Incumbent Todd Collins, parent Jesse Ladomirak detail campaigns for school board

'Unattainable' or 'necessary'? City Council spars over new housing target

Palo Alto's COVID-19 numbers are growing

City extends Summer Streets program until winter to promote outdoor dining

Meet the seven candidates vying for two seats on the Ravenswood school board

Palo Alto Speaks forum aims to shed light on race, equity

Nonprofits in need of back-to-school supplies for distance learning

PUBLIC AGENDA: Summer Streets extension plan; fall reopening plans at schools

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