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New 'pooled' COVID-19 testing could expand access

Demand for diagnostic tests has risen to a level that has pushed back California's mass-testing expansion plan due to a strain...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by Bob, on Jul 22, 2020 at 1:13 pm | 1 comment | 3128 Views

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Three council members challenge Sacramento housing mandate

As Palo Alto braces for an ambitious new housing mandate from Sacramento, three City Council members are requesting that...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by Ray, on Jul 22, 2020 at 12:18 pm | 36 comments | 6406 Views

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Prop. 13 reform could be big boost to county's tax revenue, study says

One of the major ballot initiatives facing voters in November will be the Schools and Communities First initiative. A new...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 22, 2020 at 7:18 am | 70 comments | 19978 Views

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Guest Opinion: A sensible prescription for police reform starts with asking questions

Face it. We the people have fostered the conditions under which police departments, including our own in Palo Alto, have...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 21, 2020 at 9:25 pm | 15 comments | 3064 Views

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COVID-19 treatments, vaccines could be ready by early 2021, Fauci tells Stanford Medicine

The prognosis for getting a handle on the deadly COVID-19 disease could be good if the public is responsible for its actions...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by dr, on Jul 16, 2020 at 10:28 am | 6 comments | 18128 Views

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For hair salons and barbershops that haven't gone out of business, it's a rocky road to recovery

From interviews with operators in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, it's clear the hair service industry is facing a long...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2020
Last comment by Want to help , on Jul 14, 2020 at 10:23 am | 8 comments | 8809 Views

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Masked workouts and no indoor cardio: Gyms prepare to reopen under tight Santa Clara County rules

Starting Monday, gyms and fitness centers that have been shuttered for months throughout Santa Clara County will finally...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2020
Last comment by krobinson, on Jul 13, 2020 at 11:48 am | 6 comments | 13791 Views

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State's ambitious housing targets spur anxieties in Palo Alto

After falling woefully short of their own housing goals, Palo Alto leaders are bracing for a daunting new assignment: a state...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2020
Last comment by Be accurate, on Jul 12, 2020 at 12:07 pm | 31 comments | 5240 Views

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Santa Clara County gets state clearance for plan to reopen economy

After an initial setback, Santa Clara County received the go-ahead from the state on Monday night for its plan to reopen...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2020
Last comment by parent, on Jul 11, 2020 at 9:47 am | 25 comments | 11739 Views

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Santa Clara County to allow hair salons, gyms to reopen — provided they meet new social-distancing rules

Hair salons and gyms in Santa Canta County may be allowed to reopen in mid-July under a new county order, which creates a...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2020
Last comment by hospital spread, on Jul 6, 2020 at 12:03 pm | 22 comments | 13761 Views

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Unprecedented fireworks explosions frazzle residents

Local police departments say they are responding in force to a growing number of fireworks complaints in Palo Alto, East...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 4, 2020 at 9:55 pm | 42 comments | 12970 Views

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Wind-driven grass fire threatens homes

A rapidly spreading vegetation fire caused the evacuation of homes in an East Palo Alto neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 3, 2020 at 3:11 pm | 4 comments | 3321 Views

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Virtual, contactless era forces Avenidas to dismantle programs for seniors

Senior services nonprofit Avenidas announced that it is halting several programs as the organization pivots to a new service...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
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What California's budget deal means for K-12 schools

California's new budget provides enough funding for schools to pivot to hybrid learning when they reopen this fall. But school...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2020
Last comment by D, on Jul 2, 2020 at 12:51 pm | 1 comment | 2335 Views

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Palo Alto launches educational series on police operations, use-of-force policies

The Police Department is kicking off a series of online briefings Wednesday to discuss issues such as use-of-force policies...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2020
Last comment by Sally, on Jul 2, 2020 at 10:53 am | 9 comments | 2533 Views

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Federal lawsuit alleges Palo Alto police engaged in pattern of abuse

An attorney for the man who suffered a facial injury during an arrest in front of Happy Donuts is alleging in a federal lawsuit...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2020
Last comment by Family Friendly, on Jun 30, 2020 at 5:48 pm | 18 comments | 6500 Views

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Foothill College to remain online-only for summer, fall

Foothill College will continue to operate online for the summer and fall quarters with limited exceptions, officials from...

Original post made on May. 23, 2020
Last comment by AmandaCornell, on Jun 30, 2020 at 7:31 am | 5 comments | 5344 Views

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East Palo Alto police were once feared and mistrusted. Listening to the community made all the difference.

East Palo Alto residents once held the kind of fear and mistrust of police officers found in many communities of color. Now,...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2020
Last comment by East Palo Alto Resident, on Jun 27, 2020 at 8:48 am | 14 comments | 10356 Views

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Menlo Park's police chief was publicly accused of using a racial slur in ethics training. Here's the story.

During a town hall meeting Thursday evening to discuss policing in Menlo Park, Housing Commissioner Karen Grove said she'd...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 25, 2020 at 7:39 pm | 29 comments | 7494 Views

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When can people go back to work in Santa Clara County?

We are being told about retail, about restaurants, about hair salons, about gyms, about theaters, but what about offices? Looking...

Original post made by Resident on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by Croc Dundee, on Jun 25, 2020 at 4:15 pm | 10 comments | 1276 Views
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