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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 Gene L, on Apr 10, 2020 at 9:20 am | 21 comments | 24671 Views

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Local construction, once brimming with activity, grinds to a halt

Up until recently, the Bay Area's construction market was red-hot with activity. Now it's at almost a complete standstill. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2020
Last comment by musical, on Apr 9, 2020 at 4:10 pm | 3 comments | 4814 Views

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Accustomed to danger, emergency responders now protect themselves from new threat — a virus

Local firefighters, paramedics and police officers have had to rapidly gear up for a new normal, one in which every call...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3802 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 | 4211 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 | 13112 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 | 5410 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 | 18075 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 | 3696 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 | 4410 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. 3353 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 | 823 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 | 2831 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 | 5137 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 | 8074 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 | 17757 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 | 1673 Views

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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 | 3541 Views

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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 | 3768 Views

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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. 553 Views

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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 | 26841 Views
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