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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

Menlo Park police arrest alleged looters en route to Stanford Shopping Center
Menlo Park police officers on the lookout for looters Sunday night arrested two men who were allegedly headed to Stanford... Last comment 10 hours ago | 22 comments

University, California avenues could close to traffic as soon as June 4, providing relief to restaurants
University and California avenues could be closed to traffic four days a week as soon as next week, allowing restaurants... Last comment 15 hours ago | 47 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 4 hours ago | 35 comments

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Warned of potential looters, some stores board windows to protect their property
With the Midpeninsula already stirred up in recent days over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, some local shops took precautions Tuesday as warnings spread of organized looting rings. Wednesday, 9:53 AM | 9 comments

Palo Alto imposes 10-day curfew Tuesday
Citing reports of criminal activity planned for local commercial districts, Palo Alto instituted a curfew that began Tuesday night and plans to keep it in place until June 11. Tuesday, 4:01 PM | 183 comments

City may freeze 'percent-for-art' program to redirect funds elsewhere
Citing budget challenges, Palo Alto is preparing to shelve a long-standing policy that requires city projects to include public art components such as sculptures, murals and digital displays. Wednesday, 9:04 AM | 14 comments

Coronavirus central: Cases in people ages 50 and younger rise by the dozens over past week
The coronavirus continues to take its toll on the Midpeninsula. On Tuesday, Santa Clara County reported 2,819 cases and 143 deaths; San Mateo County reported 2,212 cases and 84 deaths. Wednesday, 11:04 AM | 11 comments

Hot weather returns to the Bay Area
From 1-6 p.m. on Wednesday, a cooling center will be open at Mitchell Park Community Center as above-average temperatures are in the forecast in Palo Alto and throughout the region. Tuesday, 5:16 PM

Protesters block highway, set off fireworks to show solidarity with Black Lives Matter
Hundreds of protesters marched through Menlo Park, Palo Alto and East Palo Alto on Monday to protest police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd, who was killed while in Minneapolis police custody last week. Tuesday, 12:38 PM | 80 comments

Palo Alto leaders condemn police brutality, vow to protect demonstrators
Hours after staged local protests on Monday over the killing of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, city leaders expressed support for those fighting for racial equality. Tuesday, 12:15 AM | 20 comments

Despite calls to think smaller, Newell Bridge replacement plan wins final approval

George Floyd and 'the moral arc of the universe': insight from MLK's official historian

Palo Alto public, private high schools team up for car parade graduation

New county order allows outdoor dining, in-store retail starting Friday

Local bans on residential evictions extended into August

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

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

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