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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,...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 3 hours ago | 38 comments | 21785 Views

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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 | 2547 Views

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Message from our publisher: An appeal for your support of good journalism

Just three weeks ago, it was hard to imagine the imminent human and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Yet here we...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Marie, on Apr 1, 2020 at 11:39 am | 29 comments | 3649 Views

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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 | 11626 Views

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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 | 4387 Views

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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 | 12203 Views

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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 | 15107 Views

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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 | 118435 Views

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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 | 3061 Views

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Opinion: Real problems need real solutions

Every city survey in recent years shows that the top problems facing us are housing affordability and transportation, including...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 29, 2020 at 2:20 pm | 24 comments | 3751 Views

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Guest Opinion: Message from the Mayor

As a community, we will persevere through this challenge. Everyone is depending on you to please stay home, to practice good...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2592 Views

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Guest Opinion: 5 ways to help our community right now

COVID-19 has shown that when our systems fail the most vulnerable people, the ripple effects touch everyone in our communities....

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2315 Views

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Will Palo Alto's open space preserves stay open? City hints restrictions at scenic spots

With more people flocking to the Baylands and Foothills Park for fresh air and exercise, Palo Alto officials are preparing...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by So Glad I Cycle, on Mar 27, 2020 at 6:34 am | 53 comments | 8345 Views

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Internet Utilities in Palo Alto

Yesterday, Xfinity internet services went down for several hours in Charleston Meadows. This was after several shorter outages...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by alex, on Mar 26, 2020 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 603 Views

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Council abandons plan for business tax as local economy plunges

It took years for Palo Alto to prepare a business tax that city leaders were planning to place on the November ballot. And...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 26, 2020 at 10:57 am | 5 comments | 2337 Views

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To protect vulnerable renters, Palo Alto may ban residential evictions during pandemic

Palo Alto plans to adopt on Monday an emergency moratorium on residential evictions -- a move that city leaders hope will...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 25, 2020 at 11:55 pm | 9 comments | 4188 Views

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Palo Alto bans eviction of tenants who can't pay rent during pandemic

Palo Alto landlords will not be allowed to evict residential tenants whose ability to pay rent is being hindered by the coronavirus...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by 40YearsARenter, on Mar 25, 2020 at 6:05 pm | 15 comments | 5878 Views

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Hotels nearly empty as coronavirus 'recession' hits Palo Alto

Like other Bay Area cities, Palo Alto has seen its hotel industry screech to a halt, a development that is particularly ominous...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Elizabeth, on Mar 25, 2020 at 11:22 am | 20 comments | 6158 Views

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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

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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
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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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