If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2020 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Interim superintendent Gina Sudaria to lead Ravenswood school district on a permanent basis]]> After serving just over a year as the Ravenswood City School District's interim superintendent, the school board has selected Gina Sudaria as the K-8 district's permanent superintendent.]]> <![CDATA[Weeks into the pandemic, county public health officials say testing for COVID-19 still falls short]]> County public health officials say too few people are being tested for the coronavirus, and that it falls on private labs to roll out large-scale testing capacity to see how far the virus has truly spread.]]> <![CDATA[An Alternative View: Think about helping others in our coronavirus-affected area]]> In these dire times, as people are really worried about getting the coronavirus, it seems we all are potential targets, ready to be plucked randomly, without any regard to abilities, lifestyles, race, age or gender.]]> <![CDATA[Volunteers help Stanford search for COVID-19 clues in blood samples]]> Hundreds of volunteers from throughout the county on Friday and Saturday participated in a Stanford survey that could help us understand how many people actually have COVID-19 virus, even if they aren't showing symptoms.]]> <![CDATA[Around Town: Visit the Barron Park donkeys, just don't pet them; local students launch COVID-19 tracker]]> In the latest Around Town column, news about the Barron Park donkeys noticing the social distance between them and their visitors and two Paly students who've turned data on the coronavirus into a digital project.]]> <![CDATA[To ease pressure at hospital ERs, cities start testing for COVID-19]]> Bay Area cities are taking up the mantle to test their first responders, health care workers and even members of the public for COVID-19 using technology from a Menlo Park company. ]]> <![CDATA[As Palo Alto halts major construction projects, home builders keep working]]> Responding to a new Santa Clara County clampdown on construction activities, the city suspended construction of its largest infrastructure project: a parking garage near California Avenue.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Update on city's response to COVID-19 crisis]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of April 6.]]> <![CDATA[In the time of the coronavirus, Zoom and Skype are the new therapist's office]]> With local youth sheltering at home, counseling sessions and support groups that used to take place face-to-face in school wellness centers, clinics and private offices across Santa Clara and San Mateo counties have gone virtual.]]> <![CDATA[A pandemic on the rise: Charts reveal how virus has spread at different rates in two counties]]> Through a series of charts, track how the coronavirus has infected and killed people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, which have a combined total of nearly 1,350 confirmed cases as of Wednesday, April 1.]]> <![CDATA[The new normal: Life during the coronavirus crisis]]> As residents adjust to the new normal over the next few weeks, the Weekly is sharing personal stories of how ordinary people are coping during these extraordinary times. ]]> <![CDATA[Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County case total climbs to 1,224]]> Santa Clara County has a total of 1,224 people with the coronavirus, 17 of whom were announced Monday. Three more people died of the disease, raising the death toll to 42. ]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>