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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Volunteers help Stanford search for COVID-19 clues in blood samples

Hundreds of volunteers from throughout the county on Friday and Saturday participated in a Stanford survey that could help...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2020
Last comment by prashanth, 3 minutes ago | 13 comments | 18507 Views

AROUND TOWN

Coronavirus weekend update: More parks close, Santa Clara County cases reach 1,148

A roundup of coronavirus news in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. The latest available data shows Santa Clara County has...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2020
Last comment by S_mom, 9 minutes ago | 9 comments | 9117 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As Palo Alto halts major construction projects, home builders keep working

Responding to a new Santa Clara County clampdown on construction activities, Palo Alto is suspending construction of its...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by MV, 11 minutes ago | 22 comments | 10440 Views

AROUND TOWN

An Alternative View: Think about helping others in our coronavirus-affected area

In these dire times, as people are really worried about getting the coronavirus, it seems we all are potential targets, ready...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2020
Last comment by charles reilly, 28 minutes ago | 2 comments | 4698 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

In the time of the coronavirus, Zoom and Skype are the new therapist's office

With local youth sheltering at home, counseling sessions and support groups that used to take place face-to-face in school...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2020
Last comment by Anon, 37 minutes ago | 5 comments | 3374 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Experts consider how long the coronavirus crisis will last — and how we'll get out of it

Health officials have been reluctant to predict the duration of the coronavirus outbreak, but most measures indicate that...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by Gavin approval 80% Trump 50%, 1 hour ago | 46 comments | 46706 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Counties change tune on face protection, but not on N95 or surgical masks

Bay Area public health leaders are now asking residents to cover their faces with a cloth before leaving their homes, heeding...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by john, 14 hours ago | 33 comments | 27422 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 District Teacher, 16 hours ago | 45 comments | 18150 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Message from our publisher: An appeal for your support of good journalism

Just three weeks ago, it was hard to imagine the imminent human and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Yet here we...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Arthur Keller, 18 hours ago | 30 comments | 4423 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

To ease pressure at hospital ERs, cities start testing for COVID-19

Bay Area cities are taking up the mantle to test their first responders, health care workers and even members of the public...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2020
Last comment by Carlito waysmann, 19 hours ago | 5 comments | 13515 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School closures heighten low-income families' fears that their students will be left behind

For local low-income families, the coronavirus is exacerbating the economic, educational and technological inequities that...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by Soooooooo, 21 hours ago | 6 comments | 5046 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bay Area extends stay-at-home order to May 3, adds new business restrictions

With the number of coronavirus cases rising and health systems bracing for a surge of patients, Bay Area health officials...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 5, 2020 at 11:16 am | 71 comments | 16940 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Judge sends Atherton mom to prison for college admissions scandal

An Atherton woman who paid more than $500,000 to help her children get into college through a nationwide admissions scandal...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by mauricio, on Apr 4, 2020 at 5:58 pm | 19 comments | 8931 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A pandemic on the rise: Charts reveal how virus has spread at different rates in two counties

Through a series of charts, track how the coronavirus has infected and killed people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties,...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Apr 4, 2020 at 5:28 pm | 41 comments | 23855 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 Miriam Yupanqui, on Apr 4, 2020 at 2:57 pm | 118 comments | 17108 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Visit the Barron Park donkeys, just don't pet them; local students launch COVID-19 tracker

In the latest Around Town column, news about the Barron Park donkeys noticing the social distance between them and their...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 4, 2020 at 11:40 am | 1 comment | 4121 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Markets & Businesses - Require People to Wear Masks Indoors

This graph says it clearly .... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EUb6QZUWsAMqpo9?format=jpg&name=medium There are indications...

Original post made by CrescentParkAnon. on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by Abe Lincoln once said...., on Apr 4, 2020 at 10:07 am | 14 comments | 542 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

San Mateo County rolls out overflow COVID-19 treatment center at Event Center

In a cavernous room at the San Mateo County Event Center, 250 hospital beds lie waiting for an emergency that county officials...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by John Ebneter, on Apr 3, 2020 at 4:46 pm | 3 comments | 3811 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Armed with computers and iPads, Stanford doctors see patients while protecting themselves against COVID-19

Stanford Health Care has ramped up its use of telemedicine and online tools to examine patients -- not just outside of the...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by we were promised more tests and PPE, on Apr 3, 2020 at 3:24 pm | 4 comments | 5186 Views

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The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by John L Bernstein, on Apr 3, 2020 at 3:08 pm | 1192 comments | 317911 Views
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DEADLINE EXTENDED

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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