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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 | 3762 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 | 6555 Views

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Eshoo takes steps to increase police accountability from the federal level on down

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo this week joined federal lawmakers in proposing major reforms for law enforcement and raising concerns...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto supports you, on Jun 11, 2020 at 12:02 pm | 3 comments | 2391 Views

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Spirit of activism spurs teen to launch Black Lives Matter protest in East Palo Alto

A Black Lives Matter protest on Wednesday in East Palo Alto was a distinctly homegrown effort that started with a 15-year-old...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Monica, on Jun 8, 2020 at 9:36 am | 10 comments | 9172 Views

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Study: Coronavirus wasn't in Bay Area in 2019

Exactly when the coronavirus first arrived in the Bay Area has been the subject of much speculation, with people who had...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2020
Last comment by Catmom Leonorilda, on Jun 5, 2020 at 8:03 pm | 4 comments | 6300 Views

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The coronavirus impact, by the numbers

Summary: Palo Alto Online put out a new graphic summarizing how quarantine has affected business, housing, traffic, pollution...

Original post made by Resident on Jun. 4, 2020
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Are rubber bullets 'progress'? As protests rage, Stanford historian says yes.

Stanford historian Clayborne Carson offers some much-needed clarity and historical perspective surrounding recent protests...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Jane, on Jun 2, 2020 at 12:42 pm | 2 comments | 4226 Views

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Coronavirus weekend update: The latest COVID-19 news

The biggest news from this past week is the revised San Mateo County Health order that allows for the reopening of places...

Original post made on May. 30, 2020
Last comment by Old PA Resident, on May 31, 2020 at 10:32 pm | 4 comments | 13044 Views

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Curbside pickup — a step forward, but far from a lifeline for businesses

While store owners eagerly wait for the all-clear to reopen for in-store shopping, so too, apparently, do customers. Some...

Original post made on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by Grape Expectations, on May 31, 2020 at 9:39 am | 4 comments | 4335 Views

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Santa Clara County passes ban on evictions to protect renters hard hit by coronavirus

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to halt evictions that would displace families and...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by Mortgage too?, on May 31, 2020 at 8:46 am | 4 comments | 12796 Views

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Plexiglas shields and temperature screenings. Workspace changes won't look too radical, but they may feel invasive.

Now more than ever before, employers must think in granular detail about how workers interact within the workplace environment...

Original post made on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on May 29, 2020 at 11:38 am | 3 comments | 5236 Views

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In a pandemic, local wildland firefighters face new challenges

Fire. Drought. Pestilence. It's a recipe for a big-screen apocalyptic movie. For California, it's also a scenario that could...

Original post made on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on May 29, 2020 at 9:06 am | 1 comment | 4302 Views

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California just revealed a $54.3 billion deficit — signaling deep cuts ahead

California finance officials revealed a $54.3 billion deficit Thursday in the first economic assessment of the coronavirus...

Original post made on May. 10, 2020
Last comment by Old Joe, on May 28, 2020 at 8:24 am | 25 comments | 21132 Views

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Heatwave to last through Thursday

A heat wave expected to kick in late Monday morning for the Bay Area will linger through Thursday night, with record-setting...

Original post made on May. 25, 2020
Last comment by musical, on May 27, 2020 at 8:21 pm | 5 comments | 3115 Views

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Facebook to undergo long-term shift to permit more remote work

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that half of the company's workforce could work remotely in the next five...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on May 26, 2020 at 3:13 pm | 4 comments | 3477 Views

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New report: State job losses like 'nothing before seen'

Statewide unemployment numbers for April spiked higher than projected, jumping an unprecedented 10.2%, according to a state...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Robert Eugene Johnson, on May 26, 2020 at 2:06 pm | 18 comments | 5707 Views

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Mask on, gloves off: How to stay safe as counties loosen restrictions

Even as residents are gradually allowed to step outside, Dr. Jonathan Blum, chief of infectious disease at Kaiser Permanente...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Let us out, on May 25, 2020 at 4:55 pm | 17 comments | 6567 Views

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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 | 3076 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 | 13503 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 | 3882 Views
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