To limit visitors, Palo Alto will close parking lots at nature preserves
Seeking to prevent crowds at popular recreation areas, Palo Alto announced Wednesday that it will close parking lots near... Last comment 7 hours ago | 48 comments
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,... Last comment on Mar 26, 2020 at 2:05 pm | 10 comments
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... Last comment 42 minutes ago | 68 comments
A message from our publisher on the crisis we face
Today's public health emergency, and the economic devastation that threatens all small businesses, may very well be the final... Last comment on Mar 20, 2020 at 7:09 am | 0 comments
by Chandrama Anderson
The first few seconds after awakening; before I remember the virus
Mar 27, 2020 | 0 comments
A Pragmatist's Take
by Douglas Moran
Remember the failures for when it's time for fixes: COVID-19
Mar 27, 2020 | 5 comments
by Elena Kadvany
Drive-thru farmers markets? The Peninsula's food industry pivots to the new normal.
Mar 23, 2020 | 6 comments
Canadian geese visiting Shoreline Park. Submitted by Laurie Naiman on Oct 12, 2017
Coronavirus central: 32 new cases, 20th death recorded in Santa Clara County
Santa Clara County now has a total of 574 cases of the coronavirus, 32 of which were announced on Friday, according to a new dashboard. Friday, 5:46 PM | 191 comments
Before the coronavirus, Bloom Energy was making fuel cells. Now it's rehabbing hospital equipment that will save lives.
When Gov. Gavin Newsom said that California hospitals will face a massive shortage of life-saving ventilators for seriously ill COVID-19 patients, the executives of San Jose-based company Bloom Energy knew they had to do something. Friday, 6:42 PM | 1 comments
Respiratory therapists face coronavirus on the front line
Respiratory therapists throughout the Bay Area, who some call "unsung heroes," work with patients most in distress from COVID-19 -- the ones who have severe pneumonia. Thursday, 4:01 PM | 2 comments
Can they do that? Construction hums along in Palo Alto
Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit Santa Clara County, some in Palo Alto have questioned the need for the new garage near California Avenue. Now, it is deemed an "essential project," with work progressing despite the shutdown. Friday, 5:33 PM | 2 comments
Want to donate protective equipment? A group of Stanford 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 protective equipment at Stanford Shopping Center continuing this weekend. Friday, 8:03 PM
For low-income families, sheltering in place is taking a heavy toll
Though the shelter-in-place order, first implemented by six Bay Area counties and quickly followed by the statewide mandate, applies to all Californians, it has affected families unequally across the class spectrum. Friday, 10:05 AM | 43 comments
An appeal for your support of good journalism
Local newspapers all over the country face similar or worse challenges, and scores have had to shut down. We are determined to not let that happen here. Friday, 6:56 AM | 19 comments
Food Safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide
By Laura Stec | 11 comments | 28,589 views
These local restaurants are donating meals to Bay Area residents in need. Here's how to help.
By Elena Kadvany | 6 comments | 10,608 views
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.