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Santa Clara County reverses health order, reclosing hair salons and gyms

Less than a day after hair salons and gyms reopened in Santa Clara County, the county's Public Health Department announced...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by Delicia Ortega, 7 hours ago | 48 comments | 10815 Views

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Faced with dying Californians and withering businesses, Gov. Newsom steers a middle path. Can it last?

As coronavirus infections and deaths rise dramatically, the Democratic governor navigates pressure to both tighten restrictions...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Aug 10, 2020 at 12:43 pm | 11 comments | 6197 Views

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Health officers face unprecedented threats, intimidation

While working long hours to lead the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, health officers nationwide, including Santa...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by Local, on Aug 9, 2020 at 11:56 pm | 11 comments | 5587 Views

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After 50 years in a gym, cardiac program pivots to Zoom

Knowing that regular, medically supervised exercise is, literally, a lifeline for many cardiac patients, cardiac-wellness...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2020
Last comment by GreerDucky_GNGT, on Aug 7, 2020 at 6:26 pm | 1 comment | 2726 Views

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Santa Clara County lines up appointment-based COVID-19 testing sites

Beginning this week, Santa Clara County will provide appointment-based testing sites on a consistently scheduled, rotating...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by J Spengler, on Aug 7, 2020 at 7:41 am | 3 comments | 3014 Views

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Caltrain gets a lifeline after counties strike compromise on tax measure

A three-way deal between supervisors in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties over presenting voters this fall...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 5, 2020 at 6:33 pm | 14 comments | 3397 Views

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Despite looming deficit, Santa Clara County supervisors reject sales tax hike for the November ballot

Santa Clara County's board of supervisors will not place a sales tax measure on this November's ballot, after two supervisors...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2020
Last comment by No to more taxes, on Aug 5, 2020 at 11:05 am | 1 comment | 1802 Views

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Santa Clara County COVID-19 testing guru quit last job amid pressure to reopen economy

Three months ago, Dr. Marty Fenstersheib was pressured to reopen the economy in San Benito County. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2020
Last comment by Donald, on Aug 3, 2020 at 4:09 pm | 3 comments | 13721 Views

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California's clean-air programs take a hit in new funding squeeze

Some of California's key environmental programs for battling smog and climate change have lost nearly $105 million as the...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Judith Wasserman, on Aug 3, 2020 at 10:57 am | 1 comment | 2258 Views

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Activist's portrait on Palo Alto Black Lives Matter mural sparks ire

The Black Lives Matter street mural painted along Hamilton Avenue in front of Palo Alto City Hall on June 30 had barely dried...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 3, 2020 at 8:22 am | 33 comments | 7496 Views

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In experiment, Town Square forum commenting will be limited to registered users

Starting Aug. 1, participation in Palo Alto Online's popular Town Square discussion forum will be limited to those who register...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Me 2, on Aug 2, 2020 at 12:33 pm | 65 comments | 4174 Views

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An Alternative View: Going stir crazy ā€” but still wearing my mask

We have no real solution yet to ridding this country of the virus, except by a yet-undiscovered vaccine. The only temporary...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 2, 2020 at 7:45 am | 19 comments | 3875 Views

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Panel discussion to be held on Generation Z and racial justice

Five young adults who've led recent efforts to bring about social change along the Midpeninsula will share their perspectives...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Aug 1, 2020 at 2:41 am | 2 comments | 3838 Views

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Artists' guild hosts online ceramics and glass sale

This year's Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival and many similar events may have been canceled due to COVID-19, but there are...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Lee Middleman, on Jul 30, 2020 at 6:29 pm | 1 comment | 1739 Views

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Caltrain's future in limbo after Santa Clara County defers tax measure

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to defer the decision for a Caltrain ballot measure to a special...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 30, 2020 at 9:24 am | 35 comments | 7288 Views

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'This is a pandemic of trauma. Everybody is feeling the pain.'

As COVID-19 cases surge in California, some of the state's leading mental health professionals warned of long-lasting psychological...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 28, 2020 at 9:48 am | 17 comments | 2680 Views

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East Palo Alto Council New Rent Board Next Week

Iā€™ā€™m trying to pay more attention to local issues in my town so I listen to meetings and read lots of comments. I see...

Original post made by Pay Attention on Jul. 25, 2020
Last comment by Pay Attention , on Jul 27, 2020 at 3:49 pm | 2 comments | 308 Views

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Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County's total of cases nears 2,500

The new coronavirus continues to take its toll on the Midpeninsula, where Santa Clara County reported 2,492 coronavirus cases...

Original post made on May. 21, 2020
Last comment by More transparency, on Jul 27, 2020 at 1:59 pm | 35 comments | 50791 Views

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Protesters rally against federal troops in Oregon and Oakland

A rally to support protesters in Portland, Oregon, is being held in Palo Alto on Saturday, with a second protest scheduled...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2020
Last comment by Mike-Crescent Park, on Jul 26, 2020 at 2:58 pm | 14 comments | 3746 Views

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Santa Clara County will no longer seek death penalty, DA says

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced Wednesday that his office will no longer seek the death penalty,...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by in other news, on Jul 23, 2020 at 10:47 pm | 7 comments | 4108 Views
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