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During pandemic, Facebook expands high-end grocery donation program

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Facebook is providing free and heavily subsidized food to local families facing food insecurity....

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Unemployed, on May 24, 2020 at 4:19 pm | 1 comment | 3186 Views

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Antibody studies spur debate, skepticism

A pair of studies conducted by researchers in Santa Clara and Los Angeles counties drew national attention this week with...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2020
Last comment by John Mamin, on May 23, 2020 at 12:07 pm | 25 comments | 13677 Views

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What's closed and what to do on Memorial Day during COVID-19

Check out our list of city services that will be available or closed on Memorial Day this Monday, plus transit agencies'...

Original post made on May. 21, 2020
Last comment by A Word To The Wise, on May 23, 2020 at 9:19 am | 10 comments | 3940 Views

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Life in motion

This year's winning images in the Peninsula Photo Contest expose the power of creativity, patience and anticipation of unexpected...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Nayeli, on May 22, 2020 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 7145 Views

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Funding boost allows local nonprofits to offer more food, rent relief during pandemic

Facing a surge of demand for services, as well as new grant opportunities, some Palo Alto nonprofits are seeing the pandemic...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3435 Views

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Santa Clara County to allow curbside retail pickups starting Friday

Book shops, clothing stores and other businesses in Santa Clara County that allow storefront pickup can start reopening Friday,...

Original post made on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on May 20, 2020 at 1:40 pm | 37 comments | 9005 Views

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Santa Clara County works to target COVID-19 testing in hardest-hit areas

Bolstered by improved testing capacity and scientific research, a new Santa Clara County COVID-19 testing task force rolled...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by Right, on May 17, 2020 at 11:59 am | 12 comments | 7012 Views

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Rank Choice Voting-Should We Adopt?

How many of us are dismayed with our state and federal election processes? Are you tired of the lack of candidate choices,...

Original post made by Harry Oberhelman on May. 15, 2020
There are no comments yet. 296 Views

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County sets aside $55M from budget for hospitals due to COVID-19

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved over $55 million in emergency funding Tuesday for Santa...

Original post made on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by John Masterman, on May 14, 2020 at 9:52 am | 1 comment | 2472 Views

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When will Santa Clara County start to reopen?

The Governor has started reopening California. Many States are starting to reopen. European countries are starting to reopen. Why,...

Original post made by Resident on May. 13, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1549 Views

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Lagging behind, Santa Clara County tries to boost COVID testing

As Los Angeles and Sacramento counties announced coronavirus testing for all of their residents, including those exhibiting...

Original post made on May. 8, 2020
Last comment by John , on May 11, 2020 at 8:12 pm | 63 comments | 15425 Views

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A lesson from history: How the yellow fever epidemic changed society

Stanford University historian Kathryn Olivarius is seeing parallels between the 19th-century outbreaks of the deadly yellow...

Original post made on May. 6, 2020
Last comment by dianajill, on May 11, 2020 at 10:48 am | 7 comments | 11593 Views

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Hayward and Fremont: Setting the standard for widespread testing

Leaders in two East Bay cities have learned much about testing for the coronavirus through their drive-thru sites and have...

Original post made on May. 8, 2020
Last comment by Clax @2020, on May 9, 2020 at 12:23 pm | 5 comments | 9908 Views

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Santa Clara County aims to expand contract tracing with goal of investigating every new case

Contact tracing will become a new focus for Santa Clara County public health officials, according to discussions at the Board...

Original post made on May. 7, 2020
Last comment by Non, on May 7, 2020 at 11:13 pm | 16 comments | 2677 Views

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Honoring our Diplomats on "Foreign Service Day"

Today, May 1, is "Foreign Service Day," honoring the service of America's professional diplomats to our country. Few Americans...

Original post made by Scott Kilner on May. 1, 2020
Last comment by Scott Kilner, on May 6, 2020 at 2:46 pm | 8 comments | 742 Views

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SCC alerts for non emergency information is counter productive

We do not need to be reminded several days after the extension of the Shelter In Place that it has been extended. The alert...

Original post made by Resident on May. 4, 2020
Last comment by Cry wolf, on May 5, 2020 at 1:39 pm | 9 comments | 907 Views

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Bay Area extends — and loosens — stay-at-home orders

The Bay Area's stay-at-home orders will stretch on until at least the end of May, though construction workers, gardeners...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2020
Last comment by Your Numbers Don't Count, on May 3, 2020 at 9:36 pm | 83 comments | 28937 Views

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Guest Opinion: Leadership in the time of COVID-19

As a history teacher, I frequently consult our past to be inspired by those who led in times of crisis and moved society...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2020
Last comment by Jayme, on May 3, 2020 at 8:25 pm | 41 comments | 5819 Views

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Santa Clara County courts poised to wipe out 11,500 marijuana convictions

Over 11,500 marijuana convictions in the county will be reduced or expunged on Wednesday as part of a mass-scale effort to...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2020
Last comment by COVID-Kid, on May 1, 2020 at 8:52 pm | 2 comments | 4128 Views

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Weeks into the pandemic, county public health officials say testing for COVID-19 still falls short

County public health officials say too few people are being tested for the coronavirus, and that it falls on private labs...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2020
Last comment by Rony, on May 1, 2020 at 2:06 pm | 6 comments | 4151 Views
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