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Masked workouts and no indoor cardio: Gyms prepare to reopen under tight Santa Clara County rules

Starting Monday, gyms and fitness centers that have been shuttered for months throughout Santa Clara County will finally...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2020
Last comment by krobinson, on Jul 13, 2020 at 11:48 am | 6 comments | 13655 Views

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State's ambitious housing targets spur anxieties in Palo Alto

After falling woefully short of their own housing goals, Palo Alto leaders are bracing for a daunting new assignment: a state...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2020
Last comment by Be accurate, on Jul 12, 2020 at 12:07 pm | 31 comments | 5151 Views

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Santa Clara County gets state clearance for plan to reopen economy

After an initial setback, Santa Clara County received the go-ahead from the state on Monday night for its plan to reopen...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2020
Last comment by parent, on Jul 11, 2020 at 9:47 am | 25 comments | 11606 Views

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Santa Clara County to allow hair salons, gyms to reopen — provided they meet new social-distancing rules

Hair salons and gyms in Santa Canta County may be allowed to reopen in mid-July under a new county order, which creates a...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2020
Last comment by hospital spread, on Jul 6, 2020 at 12:03 pm | 22 comments | 13500 Views

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Unprecedented fireworks explosions frazzle residents

Local police departments say they are responding in force to a growing number of fireworks complaints in Palo Alto, East...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 4, 2020 at 9:55 pm | 42 comments | 12855 Views

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Wind-driven grass fire threatens homes

A rapidly spreading vegetation fire caused the evacuation of homes in an East Palo Alto neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 3, 2020 at 3:11 pm | 4 comments | 3268 Views

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Virtual, contactless era forces Avenidas to dismantle programs for seniors

Senior services nonprofit Avenidas announced that it is halting several programs as the organization pivots to a new service...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
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What California's budget deal means for K-12 schools

California's new budget provides enough funding for schools to pivot to hybrid learning when they reopen this fall. But school...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2020
Last comment by D, on Jul 2, 2020 at 12:51 pm | 1 comment | 2292 Views

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Palo Alto launches educational series on police operations, use-of-force policies

The Police Department is kicking off a series of online briefings Wednesday to discuss issues such as use-of-force policies...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2020
Last comment by Sally, on Jul 2, 2020 at 10:53 am | 9 comments | 2488 Views

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Federal lawsuit alleges Palo Alto police engaged in pattern of abuse

An attorney for the man who suffered a facial injury during an arrest in front of Happy Donuts is alleging in a federal lawsuit...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2020
Last comment by Family Friendly, on Jun 30, 2020 at 5:48 pm | 18 comments | 6395 Views

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Foothill College to remain online-only for summer, fall

Foothill College will continue to operate online for the summer and fall quarters with limited exceptions, officials from...

Original post made on May. 23, 2020
Last comment by AmandaCornell, on Jun 30, 2020 at 7:31 am | 5 comments | 5263 Views

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East Palo Alto police were once feared and mistrusted. Listening to the community made all the difference.

East Palo Alto residents once held the kind of fear and mistrust of police officers found in many communities of color. Now,...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2020
Last comment by East Palo Alto Resident, on Jun 27, 2020 at 8:48 am | 14 comments | 10220 Views

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Menlo Park's police chief was publicly accused of using a racial slur in ethics training. Here's the story.

During a town hall meeting Thursday evening to discuss policing in Menlo Park, Housing Commissioner Karen Grove said she'd...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 25, 2020 at 7:39 pm | 29 comments | 7419 Views

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When can people go back to work in Santa Clara County?

We are being told about retail, about restaurants, about hair salons, about gyms, about theaters, but what about offices? Looking...

Original post made by Resident on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by Croc Dundee, on Jun 25, 2020 at 4:15 pm | 10 comments | 1259 Views

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Two Juneteenth protests take place in downtown Palo Alto

Equipped with chalk, students from Nueva School joined activists the Raging Grannies and Vigil for Democracy on Friday, June...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Wage Slave, on Jun 21, 2020 at 11:33 am | 9 comments | 6032 Views

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Interactive: A by-the-numbers look at the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on daily life

To show how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted daily life, the Palo Alto Weekly has woven together local, regional and national...

Original post made on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by Jose Takamoto, on Jun 19, 2020 at 4:32 pm | 9 comments | 5629 Views

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San Mateo County gives green light to open more businesses and activities

Effective immediately, a wide range of San Mateo County businesses and activities, from barbershops to gyms, are allowed...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by check please, on Jun 19, 2020 at 12:40 pm | 9 comments | 9361 Views

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Supreme Court blocks Trump administration's termination of DACA

The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Donald Trump's administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2020
Last comment by HN, on Jun 18, 2020 at 6:12 pm | 3 comments | 2205 Views

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Supervisor Joe Simitian proposes new reforms for the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian announced Friday a package of new policies aimed at curbing police violence and...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2020
Last comment by Sally, on Jun 13, 2020 at 5:07 pm | 5 comments | 3396 Views

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County issues order requiring hospitals, clinics to step up COVID-19 testing

Citing a continual lag in COVID-19 testing by hospitals, Santa Clara County issued a new order on Wednesday requiring hospitals...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2020
Last comment by Christina Kenrick, on Jun 12, 2020 at 10:39 am | 13 comments | 6200 Views
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