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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rapid spread of coronavirus prompts local organizers to cancel Chinese New Year events

The sponsors of two Chinese Lunar New Year fairs in Palo Alto that would have drawn thousands of people have canceled the...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2020
Last comment by Helen, on Mar 24, 2020 at 4:50 pm | 31 comments | 16375 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fees at Palo Alto Family Y during shutdown

Since I continue to be billed monthly while the Y is closed due to the virus pandemic I asked on-line and learned that if...

Original post made by Midtown Guy on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by Wei, on Mar 24, 2020 at 4:14 pm | 6 comments | 1411 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

More than $11M in assistance planned for COVID-19 affected residents in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County legislators, nonprofits and tech corporations on Monday announced plans for an $11.25 million financial...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 24, 2020 at 2:20 pm | 3 comments | 2750 Views

AROUND TOWN

Making space for pollinators

Local landscape architect created a grassroots project that repurposes underused strips of land for pollinator gardens. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 24, 2020 at 1:07 pm | 2 comments | 1261 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

COVID-19 put her in the hospital for nearly 2 weeks. A clinical-trial drug was her 'saving grace.'

What was supposed to be an adventure-filled trip to Egypt for Palo Alto resident Monica Yeung-Arima and her husband took...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 24, 2020 at 9:50 am | 42 comments | 66720 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Families want Palo Alto schools to offer Hindi as a foreign language. The school district says it's complicated.

Palo Alto Unified parents are eager to work with the school district to offer Hindi as a world language at its two high schools. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by Shachi Chotia, on Mar 24, 2020 at 2:29 am | 86 comments | 9077 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As local economy reels, Palo Alto looks to nix planned business tax

With the business community in a rapid downspin because of the coronavirus pandemic, Palo Alto is preparing to drop its yearslong...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
Last comment by C, on Mar 23, 2020 at 4:04 pm | 16 comments | 3360 Views

SPORTS

Spring sports: Facing an unfulfilled senior baseball season

There’s no redshirt year for high school seniors. And that’s the year so many have pointed towards, dreaming of the year...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by go Paly, on Mar 23, 2020 at 3:32 pm | 3 comments | 2996 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lytton Gardens tenant tests positive for the coronavirus

A man who lives at Lytton Gardens in downtown Palo Alto has tested positive for COVID-19 and residents want management to...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by PA Resident with Vi info, on Mar 23, 2020 at 2:49 pm | 20 comments | 21450 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Earthwise Productions offers indie musicians a place to play in Palo Alto

Since 1994, Earthwise Productions founder Mark Weiss has been bringing a variety of up-and-coming and established independent...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Mar 23, 2020 at 1:17 pm | 6 comments | 1983 Views

AROUND TOWN

Contactless Payment -Where can we use them?

Checking my credit cards I have the Contactless Payment symbol but I am not sure where these can be accepted in local stores...

Original post made by Grocery Shopper on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 23, 2020 at 12:28 pm | 3 comments | 199 Views

AROUND TOWN

Coronavirus weekend update: Ten new cases reported in San Mateo County

A roundup of news about the coronavirus in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. As of March 21, the number of cases in San...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by RT, on Mar 23, 2020 at 11:55 am | 17 comments | 32824 Views

RESTAURANTS

Restaurants given new restrictions to reduce spread of the novel coronavirus

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department notified restaurants that its new legal orders to slow the spread of the...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2020
Last comment by Grocery Shopper, on Mar 23, 2020 at 11:43 am | 21 comments | 40211 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Altans build community in a time of social distancing

Despite Monday's dramatic order to shelter at home -- or maybe because of it -- Palo Alto residents are turning to their...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Mel, on Mar 23, 2020 at 1:12 am | 22 comments | 12561 Views

AROUND TOWN

As coronavirus spreads, fears of taking down California's economy

As the stock market tumbled and oil prices collapsed on Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom's top economic officials sought to project...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by @Adobe-Meadow, on Mar 22, 2020 at 7:34 pm | 15 comments | 4724 Views

AROUND TOWN

Behind the Headlines: Schools ordered to close because of COVID-19

The Palo Alto school district's decision to close schools for one month to slow the spread of coronavirus is the topic of...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by maguro_01, on Mar 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm | 33 comments | 5529 Views

AROUND TOWN

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...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
Last comment by Observer, on Mar 22, 2020 at 6:46 pm | 9 comments | 6433 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford cancels in-person classes; two students in isolation pending COVID-19 test results

Stanford has become the second major U.S. university to cancel in-person classes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus....

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2020
Last comment by dangerous situation, on Mar 22, 2020 at 4:34 pm | 37 comments | 63664 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PA Utilities should cap all charges for 90 days

Given that the PAU has always a budget surplus and with the shelter in place residents will be using more water, electricity,...

Original post made by Marc on Mar. 22, 2020
There are no comments yet. 367 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Gov. Gavin Newsom declares statewide shutdown

California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide shelter-at-home order on Thursday evening, with all but essential functions...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 22, 2020 at 9:36 am | 8 comments | 7599 Views
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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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