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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

Schools seek waiver so kids can return to campus
More than 80 local schools have contacted the Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Operations about filing a waiver to... Last comment 34 minutes ago | 52 comments

To get OK for school expansion, Castilleja proposes plan with lesser traffic impacts
A new alternative that seeks to reduce traffic impacts of Castilleja School's proposed expansion is included in a much-anticipated... Last comment 1 hour ago | 29 comments

Palo Alto Unified middle, high schoolers to get later school start times
When Palo Alto Unified middle and high schoolers log on for distance learning in the new academic year, they won't have to... Last comment 16 hours ago | 50 comments

 
 
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Caltrain gets a lifeline after counties strike compromise on tax measure
A three-way deal between supervisors in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties over presenting voters this fall with a tax measure to fund Caltrain operations offers the transit agency a lifeline after weeks of uncertainty. Tuesday, 1:28 PM

Stanford announces layoffs, workforce reductions to address budget concerns
Stanford University continues to tighten its budget to address lost revenue due to the shutdown, including laying off 208 employees, 30 additional furloughs and eliminating over 400 vacant positions. Wednesday, 9:26 AM

Palo Alto moves to expand access to 'residents-only' Foothills Park
Palo Alto's prolonged and polarizing debate over whether nonresidents should be allowed to visit Foothills Park moved toward a compromise on Monday, when the City Council agreed to expand access to the pristine and exclusive preserve. Tuesday, 1:02 AM | 51 comments

Despite looming deficit, supervisors reject sales tax hike for November ballot
Santa Clara County's board of supervisors will not place a sales tax measure on this November's ballot, after two supervisors on Tuesday pushed back on the idea of taxing residents to offset the deficit. Tuesday, 2:42 PM

Stanford revises campus sexual violence policy to comply with Trump administration's controversial new rules
Stanford is seeking feedback on draft Title IX policy revisions for how universities respond to reports of sexual violence and harassment. Tuesday, 9:14 AM

Coronavirus central: State outlines process for schools seeking waiver to reopen in person
State epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan on Tuesday highlighted the state's waiver process for K-6 schools that seek to hold classes in person even if they are in a county on California's COVID-19 watchlist. Wednesday, 9:43 AM | 35 comments

Supervisor: Federal relief, mediation needed to avoid large scale evictions
Delays in the Senate over a new stimulus package will likely have detrimental effects in Santa Clara County, said county Supervisor Dave Cortese. Tuesday, 12:04 PM

Police find 2 men fatally shot in car in East Palo Alto

New section of Bay Trail opens this week in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto tenants worried about evictions amid pandemic

Should Palo Alto extend its street closure programs for outdoor dining and retail?

Teen starts music organization for COVID-19 relief

Panel discussion to be held on Generation Z and racial justice

PUBLIC AGENDA: Consideration of Foothills Park pilot program; discussion on fiber network expansion

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