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PALO ALTO ISSUES

On day one of the unprecedented stay-at-home order, some in Palo Alto try to keep it 'business as usual'

In the face of the new coronavirus pandemic that's now killed six people in Santa Clara County, residents, employees and...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Rick, on Mar 22, 2020 at 9:11 am | 22 comments | 24932 Views

AROUND TOWN

Art as an antidote: Local artist says virtual reality can combat social isolation

In a Q&A, local artist Drue Kataoka discusses the impact of COVID-19 on her studio, as well as the art community in general,...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Mar 21, 2020 at 6:58 pm | 5 comments | 2732 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford, Kaiser hold drive-thru coronavirus testing, but you can't just head over there

At least two large, local medical centers are now providing drive-through testing for COVID-19. Stanford Health Care’s...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2020
Last comment by Trump fired the national pandemic team, on Mar 21, 2020 at 10:24 am | 16 comments | 45716 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finding normalcy in the unknown: How students, families are coping with school closures

With the campuses closed and families across Palo Alto under a shelter-at-home order for three weeks, school activities can...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
Last comment by Derek, on Mar 21, 2020 at 10:21 am | 5 comments | 5599 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

March Sadness continues for collegiate athletic programs

This is not the way the Stanford women's tennis, lightweight rowing, men's golf and men's gymnastics wanted to defend their...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
Last comment by Confused, on Mar 20, 2020 at 6:06 pm | 1 comment | 1961 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford creates new coronavirus test that produces fast results

Stanford Health Care has invented a new test for the COVID-19 disease and is using it to verify suspected cases of the illness...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2020
Last comment by Jano, on Mar 20, 2020 at 4:17 pm | 16 comments | 44097 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Residents, nonprofits rally to support seniors during 'social isolation'

Life has changed in big ways and small for elderly residents in senior centers and living within the community since the...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2020
Last comment by S.J., on Mar 20, 2020 at 1:15 pm | 5 comments | 3833 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest Opinion: Business tax will harm Palo Alto

By taxing businesses based on their Palo Alto headcount, larger companies may choose not to hire locally in Palo Alto. Small...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 20, 2020 at 11:58 am | 70 comments | 5980 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Coronavirus' impact on local arts scene: Your guide to canceled, postponed events on the Midpeninsula

With local coronavirus cases on the uptick and fears increasing, local arts organizations are feeling the impact. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by Sandra Wilson, on Mar 20, 2020 at 11:51 am | 5 comments | 3639 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As pandemic spreads, Palo Alto emergency responders plan for the 'unknown'

Despite an order across Santa Clara County for residents to shelter in place, Palo Alto residents should not expect police...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 20, 2020 at 11:36 am | 6 comments | 5432 Views

AROUND TOWN

Photo essay: Life under the coronavirus

Through a series of photos, Palo Alto Weekly visual journalists Magali Gauthier and Sammy Dallal have been chronicling the...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3324 Views

AROUND TOWN

Earthwise Productions hosts 'feel-good grooves'

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

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Mar 20, 2020 at 9:59 am | 1 comment | 346 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A message from our publisher on the crisis we face

Today's public health emergency, and the economic devastation that threatens all small businesses, may very well be the final...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
There are no comments yet. 6509 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Weekly to continue news coverage, publishing during coronavirus crisis

With employees mostly working from their homes, the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online will continue providing local news...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1589 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As crisis worsens, City Hall opens Emergency Operations Center, makes plans to help struggling residents, businesses

After a hectic week in which Palo Alto reduced civic services and shut down facilities, leaders are preparing for a new normal,...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by He must go, on Mar 19, 2020 at 11:03 pm | 12 comments | 5041 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto boosts affordable-housing project with $10.5 million loan

With affordable housing in short supply, Palo Alto offered a $10.5-million lifeline this week to a 59-unit residential development...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by Harry Merkin, on Mar 19, 2020 at 8:45 pm | 7 comments | 3654 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New principals announced for Gunn and Palo Alto high schools

A current Palo Alto High School assistant principal has been tapped to lead Gunn High School and a Santa Cruz High School...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Teacher, on Mar 19, 2020 at 1:55 pm | 10 comments | 7915 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Collision kills man near freeway in East Palo Alto

A man died in collision with a car in an East Palo Alto neighborhood just north of U.S. Highway 101 on Friday night, police...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2020
Last comment by Angel, on Mar 19, 2020 at 12:35 pm | 1 comment | 4974 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bay Area residents ordered to stay home

Residents of six Bay Area counties, including Santa Clara and San Mateo, are being ordered to stay at home through April...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 19, 2020 at 11:33 am | 57 comments | 56026 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Have an opinion on Ravenswood school district's superintendent pick? Here's how you can make your voice heard.

The Ravenswood school district is seeking feedback to inform the hiring of its next superintendent through two meetings and...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by Not Sudaria, on Mar 18, 2020 at 6:50 pm | 9 comments | 2731 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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