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Santa Clara County schools will not reopen this academic year

All 32 of Santa Clara County's superintendents and the county superintendent of schools signed a letter Wednesday that confirms...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2020
Last comment by Independent, 8 minutes ago | 32 comments | 12478 Views

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Redwood City company shifts operations to make face shields for hospitals

Before the coronavirus pandemic rocked the world, Carbon used its printing technology to crank out midsoles for Adidas. Now,...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by Anon, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 2660 Views

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The high cost of sheltering in place

Though the shelter-in-place order, first implemented by six Bay Area counties and quickly followed by the statewide mandate,...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Homeschooling is not schooling at home, 3 hours ago | 116 comments | 15922 Views

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Before the coronavirus, Bloom Energy was making fuel cells. Now it's rehabbing hospital equipment that will save lives.

When Gov. Gavin Newsom said that California hospitals will face a massive shortage of life-saving ventilators for seriously...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by joanroberta, on Mar 30, 2020 at 2:06 pm | 9 comments | 11240 Views

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Coronavirus weekend update: San Mateo County closes parks, trails

A roundup of news about the coronavirus in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2020/03/28/coronavirus-weekend-update-s...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2020
Last comment by SCC Data, on Mar 30, 2020 at 10:56 am | 11 comments | 16838 Views

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Around Town: Restaurants, nonprofits supply food at a critical time; Barron Park comes alive with the sound of music

In the latest Around Town column, news about restaurants and organizations making sure people in need are fed during the...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2020
Last comment by Social distancing , on Mar 29, 2020 at 11:28 pm | 2 comments | 6548 Views

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10 things you can still do in Palo Alto (while keeping your social distance)

Despite the loss of routine, social contact and freedom to get around because of the stay-at-home order, there are still...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Mar 29, 2020 at 10:17 pm | 14 comments | 24172 Views

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Please practice social distancing at the Dish

I have a request for people walking at the Dish and other public places in this current coronavirus era. To facilitate the...

Original post made by Dish runner on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by parking, on Mar 27, 2020 at 11:42 pm | 8 comments | 859 Views

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Spacing our times in grocery stores, parks, etc.

Since most days feel the same to most of us while working from home, perhaps we could start spacing our days or times of...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 27, 2020 at 8:42 pm | 7 comments | 291 Views

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Armed with breathing machines, respiratory therapists face coronavirus on the front line

For COVID-19 patients in intensive care, their lives depend on respiratory therapists such as Brenda Hanning, who works at...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2020
Last comment by Barron Park Parent, on Mar 27, 2020 at 12:53 pm | 2 comments | 6916 Views

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Closed during coronavirus: Peninsula owners on why they shut down their restaurants completely

We asked several owners to share their perspectives on closing their businesses, how they're dealing with all the uncertainty...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2020
Last comment by Kelly, on Mar 27, 2020 at 9:45 am | 5 comments | 4415 Views

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This is no time to give up and start social gatherings

I was shocked by the party at my neighbor's backyard yesterday evening. This is no time to feel we are exceptions to the...

Original post made by Alejandra on Mar. 27, 2020
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Hospitals brace for equipment shortages as coronavirus cases surge

As Santa Clara County braces for a large wave of coronavirus patients, hospitals are also preparing for a shortage of masks,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 26, 2020 at 2:05 pm | 10 comments | 4493 Views

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County aims to take bite out of mosquito breeding on Thursday

Palo Alto Baylands trails will be closed for several hours on Thursday for aerial treatment of mosquitoes, the Santa Clara...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by pearl, on Mar 25, 2020 at 2:12 pm | 4 comments | 2974 Views

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Making space for pollinators

Local landscape architect created a grassroots project that repurposes underused strips of land for pollinator gardens. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 24, 2020 at 1:07 pm | 2 comments | 1261 Views

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Contactless Payment -Where can we use them?

Checking my credit cards I have the Contactless Payment symbol but I am not sure where these can be accepted in local stores...

Original post made by Grocery Shopper on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 23, 2020 at 12:28 pm | 3 comments | 199 Views

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Coronavirus weekend update: Ten new cases reported in San Mateo County

A roundup of news about the coronavirus in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. As of March 21, the number of cases in San...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by RT, on Mar 23, 2020 at 11:55 am | 17 comments | 32820 Views

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Palo Altans build community in a time of social distancing

Despite Monday's dramatic order to shelter at home -- or maybe because of it -- Palo Alto residents are turning to their...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Mel, on Mar 23, 2020 at 1:12 am | 22 comments | 12560 Views

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As coronavirus spreads, fears of taking down California's economy

As the stock market tumbled and oil prices collapsed on Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom's top economic officials sought to project...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by @Adobe-Meadow, on Mar 22, 2020 at 7:34 pm | 15 comments | 4724 Views

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Behind the Headlines: Schools ordered to close because of COVID-19

The Palo Alto school district's decision to close schools for one month to slow the spread of coronavirus is the topic of...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by maguro_01, on Mar 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm | 33 comments | 5529 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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