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Warned of potential looters, some Midpeninsula stores board windows to protect their property

With the Midpeninsula already stirred up in recent days over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police,...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by ReallyLiveHere, on Jun 3, 2020 at 2:04 pm | 9 comments | 10321 Views

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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 Jun 2, 2020 at 8:42 pm | 7 comments | 2353 Views

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Palo Alto Unified faces $3M budget shortfall

The school board will discuss on Tuesday a $3 million shortfall from reductions and spending due to the coronavirus trends...

Original post made on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by Peter Leung, on Jun 2, 2020 at 2:56 pm | 38 comments | 6185 Views

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Historic Resources Board throws support behind contentious President Hotel conversion

The contentious proposal to renovate the iconic President Hotel building and convert it from an apartment complex to a hotel...

Original post made on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Jun 2, 2020 at 12:16 am | 32 comments | 5894 Views

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Guest Opinion: The 'unmasking' of Palo Alto

Please, reluctant face coverers, spare us the dissecting table (and the autopsy table) and wear the damn mask. It's not that...

Original post made on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by I.B.Me. - U.Be.Who, on Jun 1, 2020 at 8:03 pm | 69 comments | 12960 Views

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To protect new recruits, Palo Alto looks to offer retirement incentives to public safety veterans

Palo Alto is preparing to offer $30,000 payments to Police and Fire department veterans who are willing to accept an early...

Original post made on May. 30, 2020
Last comment by wander3r, on Jun 1, 2020 at 6:45 pm | 3 comments | 4108 Views

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State reopens places of worship, retail — but hair salons still off limits

Places of worship and retailers can now reopen statewide, with limitations, the California Department of Public Health announced...

Original post made on May. 25, 2020
Last comment by lina crane, on May 31, 2020 at 3:43 pm | 34 comments | 9097 Views

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Facing a shaky financial future, Stanford projects budget cuts, layoffs

Stanford University, projecting a $267 million loss from the first six months of the coronavirus shutdown, is planning for...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by aanonomous, on May 29, 2020 at 8:30 am | 15 comments | 8662 Views

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Coronavirus weekend update: Peninsula holds firm as other counties move to reopen some businesses

COVID-19 infections rose on the Peninsula over the past week, with Santa Clara and San Mateo counties together reporting...

Original post made on May. 9, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on May 28, 2020 at 11:02 am | 104 comments | 35738 Views

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Revised budget would keep College Terrace Library open, limit cuts to teen programs

Palo Alto would keep the College Terrace Library open, partially restore funding for teen and arts programs and limit its...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by A PA resident, on May 26, 2020 at 6:51 pm | 15 comments | 4549 Views

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Website offers 3 ways to kill coronavirus on N95 masks, helping hospitals and first responders stretch limited supplies

A new website spearheaded by researchers at Stanford is helping hospitals and first responders across the globe to decontaminate...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2020
Last comment by Kate, on May 26, 2020 at 12:56 pm | 9 comments | 21250 Views

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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 Peter Carpenter, on May 25, 2020 at 4:31 pm | 46 comments | 29017 Views

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Guest Opinion: Why next year's city budget will break your heart

Because of the pandemic, the city of Palo Alto will see sales and hotel taxes go down by tens of millions of dollars next...

Original post made on May. 1, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on May 24, 2020 at 3:11 pm | 71 comments | 9047 Views

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Lack of Face Coverings DownTown

Yesterday (Saturday) a bit after 5 PM, half the people my wife and I passed on University Avenue while picking up some food...

Original post made by G Senior on May. 24, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on May 24, 2020 at 3:06 pm | 4 comments | 643 Views

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Arastradero Open Space Preserve reopens parking lot

The Arastradero Open Space Preserve in Palo Alto has reopened to vehicle access and parking. Physical distancing rules are...

Original post made on May. 24, 2020
Last comment by resident, on May 24, 2020 at 1:41 pm | 4 comments | 3195 Views

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Palo Alto to cut funding for planning, transportation as revenues drop

With the city's finances sputtering, Palo Alto plans to reduce planning staff, eliminate its shuttle program and turn to...

Original post made on May. 20, 2020
Last comment by Red, on May 22, 2020 at 1:39 pm | 26 comments | 5857 Views

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Free COVID-19 tests available for all county residents at 2 new locations

COVID-19 tests are now available to all Santa Clara County residents at two new locations in San Jose, county and city officials...

Original post made on May. 20, 2020
Last comment by Keep Palo Alto Wonderful, on May 22, 2020 at 10:43 am | 7 comments | 6902 Views

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COVID-19 testing expands in Santa Clara, San Mateo counties

Starting this week, certain individuals who do not have COVID-19 symptoms will be able to get tested, thanks to new efforts...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by Duveneck Mom, on May 21, 2020 at 1:41 pm | 37 comments | 14009 Views

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Button, Button – Who’s Got the Button?

In an effort to help the council set budget priorities, the City of Palo Alto published a survey asking which areas of city...

Original post made by Maurice Green on May. 21, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on May 21, 2020 at 7:34 am | 1 comment | 325 Views

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Palo Alto may make face masks mandatory during health crisis

Concerned that Santa Clara County hasn't gone far enough in mandating face coverings for people venturing outside during...

Original post made on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on May 20, 2020 at 10:18 pm | 66 comments | 13718 Views
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