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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto declares coronavirus 'emergency'

With the number coronavirus cases in the county steadily climbing, the city of Palo Alto on Thursday declared a state of...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by nat, on Mar 16, 2020 at 12:10 pm | 54 comments | 24808 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Q&A with the top cop: On car break-ins

The Weekly recently sat down with Palo Alto Police Chief Robert Jonsen to discuss recent cases involving use of force, the...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Lockdown & Throw Away The Keys, on Mar 16, 2020 at 9:31 am | 9 comments | 3417 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: County plan could help create safe parking RV dwellers

Safe parking lots aren't a solution to the homeless crisis, but they are a good first step at helping those who desperately...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 15, 2020 at 9:59 am | 38 comments | 4810 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

At one Palo Alto school, long troubled by sexual misconduct, a new student advocacy group is born

A group of Palo Alto High students is working to educate their peers about sexual assault, consent and relationships -- education...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by parent, on Mar 14, 2020 at 9:08 pm | 19 comments | 7794 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letters to the editor

<B>Don't expand Castilleja Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2020/03/13/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2020
Last comment by Robert Neff , on Mar 14, 2020 at 6:06 pm | 1 comment | 296 Views

SPORTS

Gunn boys tennis feeling good despite the SCVAL shutdown

If this is the way the boys tennis season ends, at least Gunn can feel good about it. The Titans beat host Homestead 6-1...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Mar 14, 2020 at 12:48 pm | 1 comment | 1768 Views

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 | 3486 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 | 1689 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 | 1969 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 | 32490 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 | 4419 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 | 619 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 | 25023 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 | 14117 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 | 5106 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 | 3823 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 | 25713 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 | 1709 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 | 951 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 | 75 comments | 23743 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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