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Fees at Palo Alto Family Y during shutdown

Since I continue to be billed monthly while the Y is closed due to the virus pandemic I asked on-line and learned that if...

Original post made by Midtown Guy on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by Wei, on Mar 24, 2020 at 4:14 pm | 6 comments | 1422 Views

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More than $11M in assistance planned for COVID-19 affected residents in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County legislators, nonprofits and tech corporations on Monday announced plans for an $11.25 million financial...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 24, 2020 at 2:20 pm | 3 comments | 2827 Views

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As local economy reels, Palo Alto looks to nix planned business tax

With the business community in a rapid downspin because of the coronavirus pandemic, Palo Alto is preparing to drop its yearslong...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
Last comment by C, on Mar 23, 2020 at 4:04 pm | 16 comments | 3413 Views

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Lytton Gardens tenant tests positive for the coronavirus

A man who lives at Lytton Gardens in downtown Palo Alto has tested positive for COVID-19 and residents want management to...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by PA Resident with Vi info, on Mar 23, 2020 at 2:49 pm | 20 comments | 21763 Views

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Earthwise Productions offers indie musicians a place to play in Palo Alto

Since 1994, Earthwise Productions founder Mark Weiss has been bringing a variety of up-and-coming and established independent...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Mar 23, 2020 at 1:17 pm | 6 comments | 2004 Views

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PA Utilities should cap all charges for 90 days

Given that the PAU has always a budget surplus and with the shelter in place residents will be using more water, electricity,...

Original post made by Marc on Mar. 22, 2020
There are no comments yet. 437 Views

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On day one of the unprecedented stay-at-home order, some in Palo Alto try to keep it 'business as usual'

In the face of the new coronavirus pandemic that's now killed six people in Santa Clara County, residents, employees and...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Rick, on Mar 22, 2020 at 9:11 am | 22 comments | 25316 Views

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Coronavirus' impact on local arts scene: Your guide to canceled, postponed events on the Midpeninsula

With local coronavirus cases on the uptick and fears increasing, local arts organizations are feeling the impact. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by Sandra Wilson, on Mar 20, 2020 at 11:51 am | 5 comments | 3777 Views

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As pandemic spreads, Palo Alto emergency responders plan for the 'unknown'

Despite an order across Santa Clara County for residents to shelter in place, Palo Alto residents should not expect police...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 20, 2020 at 11:36 am | 6 comments | 5486 Views

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A message from our publisher on the crisis we face

Today's public health emergency, and the economic devastation that threatens all small businesses, may very well be the final...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
There are no comments yet. 6594 Views

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Weekly to continue news coverage, publishing during coronavirus crisis

With employees mostly working from their homes, the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online will continue providing local news...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1618 Views

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As crisis worsens, City Hall opens Emergency Operations Center, makes plans to help struggling residents, businesses

After a hectic week in which Palo Alto reduced civic services and shut down facilities, leaders are preparing for a new normal,...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by He must go, on Mar 19, 2020 at 11:03 pm | 12 comments | 5095 Views

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Palo Alto boosts affordable-housing project with $10.5 million loan

With affordable housing in short supply, Palo Alto offered a $10.5-million lifeline this week to a 59-unit residential development...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2020
Last comment by Harry Merkin, on Mar 19, 2020 at 8:45 pm | 7 comments | 3669 Views

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Collision kills man near freeway in East Palo Alto

A man died in collision with a car in an East Palo Alto neighborhood just north of U.S. Highway 101 on Friday night, police...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2020
Last comment by Angel, on Mar 19, 2020 at 12:35 pm | 1 comment | 4989 Views

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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 | 24837 Views

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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 | 4815 Views

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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 | 620 Views

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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 | 25741 Views

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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 | 3126 Views

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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 | 1993 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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