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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 May 26, 2020 at 10:58 pm | 40 comments

Facing budget shortfall, Palo Alto agrees to cut more than 70 positions
Facing a public outcry about recent proposals to cut funding for popular art and teen programs, the Palo Alto City Council... Last comment 10 hours ago | 27 comments

New deal may force nonprofit groups out of Cubberley
As part of the new agreement, which the Palo Alto school board approved on Tuesday night and which the City Council has yet... Last comment 2 hours ago | 36 comments

Guest Opinion: The 'unmasking' of Palo Alto
Please, reluctant face coverers, spare us the dissecting table (and the autopsy table) and wear the damn mask. It's not that... Last comment 1 hour ago | 36 comments

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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 have gotten so used to at-home delivery options that the offer of curbside pickup is not all that enticing. Friday, 6:51 AM | 3 comments

To protect new recruits, city looks to offer retirement incentives to public safety vets
Palo Alto is preparing to offer $30,000 payments to Police and Fire department veterans who are willing to accept an early retirement -- a move that leaders hope will obviate the need for layoffs as they try to close a budget hole. Friday, 4:38 PM

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 become all too real in the coming months in the first summer of COVID-19. Friday, 6:50 AM | 1 comments

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 and how they can be protected -- from the objects they touch to the meeting rooms. Friday, 6:50 AM | 3 comments

Lydia Kou seeks fresh term on Palo Alto City Council
City Councilwoman Lydia Kou, who has established herself as one of Palo Alto's most strident opponents of dense developments and Sacramento housing mandates, plans to pursue a new term. Thursday, 1:20 PM | 39 comments

New deal may force nonprofit groups out of Cubberley
The Palo Alto school district plans to evict tenants from Cubberley Community Center once its existing arrangement with the city ends next month. Thursday, 9:01 AM | 36 comments

Guest Opinion: The 'unmasking' of Palo Alto
Please, reluctant face coverers, spare us the dissecting table (and the autopsy table) and wear the damn mask. It's not that hard, and refusing to do so is anti-social, irresponsible and unethical. Friday, 10:38 AM | 36 comments

Facing a shaky financial future, Stanford projects budget cuts

Interactive: A by-the-numbers look at COVID-19's impact

Coronavirus central: San Mateo County to allow places of worship, in-store retail starting Monday

Palo Alto prepares to cut over 70 jobs as revenues plummet

Teachers union asks for protection, flexibility in working conditions this fall

School board to discuss reopening plan, budget cuts

Life in motion: Peninsula Photo Contest winners preserve fleeting moments

PUBLIC AGENDA: Newell Road Bridge replacement project; parks commission priorities

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