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Coronavirus weekend update: Cases jump in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

A round-up of news about the coronavirus in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. As of March 14, the number of cases in Santa...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2020
Last comment by NENolan, on Mar 17, 2020 at 10:38 am | 37 comments | 54278 Views

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Nonprofits scramble to keep clients safe, programs open

Local nonprofits are hurriedly changing their programs to protect their clients and compensate for the loss of volunteers...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Carlisle, on Mar 14, 2020 at 12:11 pm | 7 comments | 3506 Views

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Trains, buses unfazed by the new coronavirus — despite fewer riders

Despite plummeting ridership and growing anxieties about the new coronavirus, transportation agencies are planning to keep...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by Ahem, on Mar 12, 2020 at 10:00 pm | 10 comments | 3837 Views

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Unlimited access to Palo Alto Online during coronavirus crisis

In order for all area residents to have important local information on the coronavirus health emergency, Palo Alto Online...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by C, on Mar 10, 2020 at 4:53 pm | 20 comments | 7142 Views

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Teenager dies from gunshot wound in East Palo Alto

A teenage boy shot late Friday night in East Palo Alto died of his injuries, leading police to conduct a suspicious death...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by Sad & Unfortunate News, on Mar 9, 2020 at 3:25 pm | 2 comments | 12528 Views

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'It feels really, really free': After 14 days in coronavirus quarantine, mother and daughter return home to Palo Alto

A Palo Alto mother and daughter returned home Tuesday after spending weeks at the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2020
Last comment by Linda, on Mar 6, 2020 at 8:07 am | 16 comments | 15520 Views

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Glew, Becker lead in early results for contested state Senate race

Early election results indicate that Republican Alex Glew and Democrat Josh Becker will be moving forward into the November...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 5, 2020 at 8:45 pm | 15 comments | 4962 Views

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Think you have coronavirus? Don't run to the hospital or urgent care

So you think you have the new coronavirus. Hospitals have a word of advice before barging into the emergency room or urgent...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 5, 2020 at 9:16 am | 12 comments | 33639 Views

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Editorial: Brownrigg for state Senate

In the impressive group of candidates for California's 13th Senate district, we give the nod to Michael Brownrigg, who has...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 4, 2020 at 10:08 am | 35 comments | 8595 Views

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Setting the bar: Nine seniors who exemplify the meaning of being selfless

This year's Avenidas Lifetimes of Achievement honorees have gone beyond the call of duty to create positive changes in their...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by Zhao, on Mar 4, 2020 at 8:23 am | 6 comments | 4920 Views

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Editorial: Return those ballots

Next Tuesday's early California primary election puts voters in a position to have an unprecedented impact on the Democratic...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2020
Last comment by method to madness, on Mar 3, 2020 at 4:06 am | 4 comments | 4832 Views

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Behind the Headlines: Critical juncture at auditor's office

As the City Council prepares to outsource the city auditor position, former City Auditor Sharon Erickson discusses the auditor's...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 2, 2020 at 1:24 pm | 3 comments | 2930 Views

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Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in Santa Clara County

The widespread coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands of people around the world and killed 361 has reached Santa...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 2, 2020 at 12:41 pm | 13 comments | 11050 Views

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Third coronavirus case found in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County public health department leaders have reported a third case of coronavirus (COVID-19) within the county,...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2020
Last comment by anonymous, on Mar 1, 2020 at 9:56 am | 63 comments | 75574 Views

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Governor: Coronavirus changing 'by the hour' in California

As the number of coronavirus cases increase, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that California is on high alert and working...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2020
Last comment by @Casti, on Mar 1, 2020 at 4:19 am | 38 comments | 25056 Views

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The developer bonus tucked into the school bond on your ballot

California voters are being asked to approve a controversial measure making it easier for developers to build apartment buildings...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2020
Last comment by Annette, on Feb 29, 2020 at 6:26 am | 7 comments | 2259 Views

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Guest Opinion: To solve housing crisis, decrease demand

Housing is in short supply in Silicon Valley, especially affordable housing. Unfortunately, no amount of the current sort...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by Sense, on Feb 27, 2020 at 9:57 am | 65 comments | 7553 Views

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Life-saving drug costs have soared. Santa Clara County thinks it has a solution.

Three life-saving drugs costing hundreds of dollars a month could potentially be subsidized to patients in Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 27, 2020 at 7:13 am | 4 comments | 2968 Views

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Editorial: Yes on community college measures G, H

A vibrant community college system is an essential safety net and path to opportunity for those whose options are limited,...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by Support Community Colleges too, on Feb 26, 2020 at 6:58 pm | 16 comments | 4894 Views

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Santa Clara County man recovers from coronavirus

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department announced Thursday that a man who became the county's first confirmed case...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by Rev. Beecham, on Feb 21, 2020 at 3:23 pm | 2 comments | 4634 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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