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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

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 | 3392 Views

AROUND TOWN

Review: TheatreWorks show explores sexism in the space race

NOTE: Performances have been canceled. TheatreWorks Silicon Valley offers the Northern California premiere of Laurel Ollstein's...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2020
Last comment by A fan, on Mar 14, 2020 at 11:32 am | 1 comment | 1648 Views

AROUND TOWN

In state Senate race, Becker pulls ahead of Glew

As primary election ballots continue to be counted, the latest unofficial results available Wednesday show slight changes...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 14, 2020 at 7:30 am | 6 comments | 1917 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County reports first death due to new coronavirus at El Camino Hospital

A woman in her 60s died Monday morning, March 9, from COVID-19 at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, the first fatality...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by Jill Ledet, on Mar 13, 2020 at 11:34 pm | 36 comments | 31994 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

County ramps up restrictions: Gatherings over 100 people banned, smaller events limited

Gatherings of 100 or more people are now banned in Santa Clara County, the latest directive issued by Santa Clara County’s...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 13, 2020 at 7:16 pm | 4 comments | 4315 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Following accident, local family takes action

The family and friends of an 11-year-old Greene Middle School student who died in a collision in Palo Alto on the evening...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by parent, on Mar 13, 2020 at 2:17 pm | 2 comments | 600 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district leaders: No schools will close

Palo Alto Unified School District leaders are not electing to close schools in the face of the coronavirus but instead offering...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Historian, on Mar 13, 2020 at 12:15 pm | 234 comments | 24153 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

As public health officials emphasize 'social distancing,' more private schools move classes online in response to coronavirus

Castilleja School will be closing its campus and moving all classes online out of an "abundance of caution" -- a step that...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Family Friendly, on Mar 13, 2020 at 6:32 am | 25 comments | 13870 Views

MOVIES

Local tech companies' best defense against the coronavirus — work from home

In droves, leading Silicon Valley-based tech companies weathering the brewing storm of the new coronavirus have given their...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by write my dissertation, on Mar 13, 2020 at 2:55 am | 1 comment | 4787 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

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 | 3750 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto church reports that a person with COVID-19, and the person’s relative, were on the campus within past two weeks

Last Sunday, the leadership at First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, like at many local faith communities, discussed how...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Johanan, on Mar 12, 2020 at 5:50 pm | 6 comments | 25520 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Coronavirus - PAUSD Needs to Close Schools Now

PAUSD needs to follow Stanford University's good example and close the schools down now. Only social distancing can slow...

Original post made by Gunn/Fletcher Parent on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 12, 2020 at 5:14 pm | 14 comments | 1677 Views

SPORTS

Stanford men fall to Cal in Pac-12 Conference opener

Daejon Davis scored 16 points but the seventh-seeded Stanford men's basketball team fell to No. 10 California 63-51 on the...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by dorms?, on Mar 12, 2020 at 11:51 am | 2 comments | 918 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified to opt out of state exam due to coronavirus concerns, becoming first district in state to do so

The Palo Alto school district announced Monday that it will be opting out of state testing due to concerns about the spread...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by Johanan, on Mar 12, 2020 at 9:37 am | 74 comments | 23468 Views

SPORTS

Paly runners go the distance in SCVAL track and field meet

Rishi Tella and David Evans were the top performers for the Palo Alto boys track and field team in a 72-50 loss to Lynbrook...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Pre, on Mar 12, 2020 at 9:16 am | 2 comments | 1988 Views

AROUND TOWN

Coronavirus looms over local restaurants, slowing business

As paranoia about the risk of coronavirus spreads, many, though not all, local restaurants are seeing an impact on their...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 11, 2020 at 9:23 pm | 29 comments | 20007 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anonymous Confessions pages are surging in popularity on high school and college campuses. Why?

Anonymous Confessions pages offer young people a place for unfiltered expression. But they also raise questions about censorship,...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2020
Last comment by Jon Keeling, on Mar 11, 2020 at 1:32 pm | 11 comments | 5855 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County ramps up efforts to provide safe parking programs

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian is hosting meetings Palo Alto and Mountain View about the county's safe parking...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by SJW, on Mar 11, 2020 at 12:54 pm | 4 comments | 3098 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fire station. Garage. Bike bridge. Palo Alto prepares for ribbon-cutting season.

Six years after the City Council embarked on an ambitious plan to construct new buildings, garages and bikeways, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by Firefighter , on Mar 11, 2020 at 9:16 am | 2 comments | 1938 Views

MOVIES

Sue's farewell: A Palo Alto 'end-of-life' story

A Palo Alto woman who decided it was time to legally end her life went through with her decision last year through California's...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2020
Last comment by Probate Attorney, on Mar 11, 2020 at 8:46 am | 9 comments | 10964 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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