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AROUND TOWN

Living in isolation: Older adults reveal the daily challenges of social distancing

Some have lost caregivers in their homes. Others have been forced to cancel travel plans. We're sharing stories from about...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by Resident 2, on Apr 3, 2020 at 12:59 pm | 2 comments | 3795 Views

AROUND TOWN

Armed with breathing machines, respiratory therapists face coronavirus on the front line

For COVID-19 patients in intensive care, their lives depend on respiratory therapists such as Brenda Hanning, who works at...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2020
Last comment by Preet Judge, on Apr 3, 2020 at 12:38 pm | 3 comments | 7427 Views

AROUND TOWN

Redwood City company shifts operations to make face shields for hospitals

Before the coronavirus pandemic rocked the world, Carbon used its printing technology to crank out midsoles for Adidas. Now,...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by Bingo, on Apr 3, 2020 at 12:35 pm | 6 comments | 9149 Views

AROUND TOWN

10 things you can still do in Palo Alto (while keeping your social distance)

Despite the loss of routine, social contact and freedom to get around because of the stay-at-home order, there are still...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Connie, on Apr 3, 2020 at 8:45 am | 15 comments | 25029 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No more A's and F's? Teachers experiment with 'standards based' grading

Reaction to the organic spread of standards-based grading that emphasizes mastery of skills over letter grades in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 2, 2020 at 1:20 pm | 39 comments | 10160 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Want to donate protective equipment to hospitals? A group of Stanford University 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...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 2, 2020 at 11:23 am | 7 comments | 5788 Views

SPORTS

The latest available information regarding local athletic events

We've compiled the latest information available regarding local athletic contests, many of which have been postponed to prevent...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Staying Young Through Kids, on Apr 2, 2020 at 9:20 am | 2 comments | 3422 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

COVID-19 and Elevators

One feature of New York City that *may* be partly responsible for the extremely rapid expansion of COVID-19 is the preponderance...

Original post made by Anon on Apr. 1, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Apr 1, 2020 at 10:16 pm | 1 comment | 306 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State superintendent: Schools likely won't reopen this academic year

In a letter to county superintendents across California on Tuesday, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by District teacher, on Apr 1, 2020 at 7:47 pm | 15 comments | 6354 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Love our Neighbors in a Time of Pandemic

As a follower of the way of Jesus, I unequivocally condemn and deplore racist acts and the promotion of hatred based on perceived...

Original post made by Rev. Dr. Eileen Altman on Apr. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 518 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Evictions put on hold: How city and county rules help out-of-work tenants behind on rent

Santa Clara County and several local cities passed emergency laws temporarily banning evictions last week, all of which are...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm | 5 comments | 3040 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Rick, on Apr 1, 2020 at 10:19 am | 35 comments | 11947 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Following tragic bike accident, a local family and their friends take action. 'Slow down for kids. Be more mindful.'

The family and friends of an 11-year-old Greene Middle School student who died in a collision in Palo Alto on Friday are...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by Jake Millan, on Apr 1, 2020 at 9:49 am | 62 comments | 16297 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is the Palo Alto Grocery Outlet price gouging?

I was sent by my parents to bike to the Grocery Outlet on Alma in Palo Alto to buy toilet paper this morning, and I bought...

Original post made by Fletcher student on Mar. 28, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on Apr 1, 2020 at 8:51 am | 24 comments | 4616 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Moments after armed robbery, witness springs into action by leading police to getaway car

Three people wanted for an armed robbery at a gas station on Sunday night were located by police with the help of a witness,...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2020
Last comment by Downfall, on Mar 31, 2020 at 9:51 pm | 6 comments | 6508 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2020
Last comment by bemused, on Mar 31, 2020 at 2:44 pm | 57 comments | 12432 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Coronavirus shutdown: What the shelter-at-home order means for Palo Alto residents

Many Weekly readers have asked us how the stay-at-home orders issued by local and state leaders will impact their daily lives....

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Banks, on Mar 31, 2020 at 1:06 pm | 26 comments | 15651 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Seeking to set an example, Palo Alto landlord waives April rents for mom-and-pop shops

As local businesses struggle to survive the coronavirus pandemic, one Palo Alto developer has stepped up to assist his tenants...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Mar 31, 2020 at 12:12 pm | 7 comments | 6386 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Coronavirus: Second COVID-19 patient dies in Santa Clara County

Check here for the latest coronavirus news and updates from Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2020
Last comment by Me 2, on Mar 30, 2020 at 10:32 pm | 205 comments | 124371 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As much of Palo Alto shutters, new fire station quietly opens

There were snipped ribbons, no congratulatory speeches and no rounds of applause at Rinconada Park on Tuesday, when Palo...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2020
Last comment by Congrats!, on Mar 30, 2020 at 3:37 pm | 11 comments | 3175 Views
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DEADLINE EXTENDED

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.

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