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Survey finds persistent minority resist COVID-19 vaccinations

A new survey could help Santa Clara County health officials understand what might prevent the remaining roughly 25% of adults...

Original post made on May. 5, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Jul 6, 2021 at 12:35 pm | 28 comments | 7191 Views

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County, open space district seek to protect ridge from mining

Santa Clara County and the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District on Thursday proposed to join forces to protect a portion...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2021
Last comment by Teri Baron, on Jul 4, 2021 at 7:45 pm | 8 comments | 8857 Views

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Bay Area health officials urge unvaccinated people to get shots as delta variant cases increase

While Bay Area health officials don't plan to reimplement COVID-19 guidelines for masking and social distancing for now,...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2021
Last comment by Priscilla Watson, on Jul 3, 2021 at 5:03 pm | 6 comments | 6246 Views

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Through Avenidas Village, seniors find support while aging in place

Even as COVID-19 kept most people apart last year, one group of local seniors found ways to stay connected through a grassroots...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2021
There are no comments yet. 7419 Views

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County rescinds May 18 COVID-19 workplace order as vaccination rate hits 80%

Santa Clara County leaders announced that they are rescinding a May 18 order that regulated COVID-19 vaccination data and...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2021
Last comment by Margo, on Jun 29, 2021 at 4:23 pm | 2 comments | 7625 Views

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Short Story Contest authors reflect on unconventional bonds forged in unexpected moments

The first-place winners of this year's Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest all submitted pieces that examine the need for...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3167 Views

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As California reopens, 6 things you need to know about COVID-19

Around 1,000 Californians are still newly infected every day, hospitalizations have hit a new low, people of color remain...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2021
Last comment by Cecilia Vegas, on Jun 26, 2021 at 8:32 am | 8 comments | 4040 Views

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Businesses greet loosened CDC mask rule with elation, consternation

When President Joe Biden hailed new guidance from the CDC for fully vaccinated people last Thursday, his words struck a hopeful...

Original post made on May. 17, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Jun 25, 2021 at 6:47 pm | 29 comments | 8139 Views

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Water shortages: Why some Californians are running out in 2021 and others aren't

Drought resilience depends on location but also extraordinary engineering -- determining which California places are running...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2021
Last comment by Terri, on Jun 25, 2021 at 1:45 pm | 3 comments | 7079 Views

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Cook at home or get takeout? South Bay delivery service Locale offers the chance to do both

Founded early in the pandemic, Locale provides weekly deliveries of fresh produce and groceries as well as meal kits and...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3126 Views

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Santa Clara County's eviction moratorium leaves cities out, forcing local action to keep tenants housed

Santa Clara County supervisors approved on Tuesday a moratorium that applies to unincorporated areas, which has led to individual...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2021
Last comment by Virginia Smedberg, on Jun 24, 2021 at 11:58 pm | 1 comment | 5035 Views

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Local communities plan to celebrate Juneteenth with sunshine, talks and great food. Here's what's planned.

Throughout the Peninsula, this Juneteenth will be celebrated in a variety of ways, with a barbecue, scholarships, performances,...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2021
Last comment by Lucien Zabriski, on Jun 20, 2021 at 1:14 pm | 4 comments | 9615 Views

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East Palo Alto City Clerk & changes to documents & minutes

This is important information that was made public in the agenda packet for the June 15 council meeting. This link has the...

Original post made by Optimist Pessimist Realist on Jun. 16, 2021
Last comment by We Told You So!, on Jun 19, 2021 at 12:01 pm | 7 comments | 671 Views

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New Cal/OSHA rules allow fully vaccinated workers to forego masks

Fully vaccinated workers will no longer be required to wear a mask regardless of whether their co-workers are unvaccinated...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Jun 19, 2021 at 10:47 am | 1 comment | 4447 Views

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Federal program that helps farmers during the pandemic is changing the local food landscape

The Farmers to Families program met critical community needs but also experienced significant problems with its implementation,...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2021
There are no comments yet. 6404 Views

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Coroner: Woman found dead outside Mountain View's ICON movie theater died by suicide

A woman found dead outside Mountain View's ICON theater last week has been identified, and is believed to have died by suicide,...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2021
Last comment by Wilhelm Froeling, on Jun 16, 2021 at 4:30 pm | 2 comments | 7117 Views

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June 15 won't be a 'light switch' for businesses, but instead another step towards normalcy

The state plans to fully reopen the economy on Tuesday will set off small but significant shifts for customers and businesses,...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Jun 16, 2021 at 8:08 am | 8 comments | 6806 Views

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State introduces expenses-paid vacation packages as latest COVID-19 vaccine incentive

State officials introduced another COVID-19 vaccine incentive program Monday, offering six expenses-paid vacations throughout...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2021
Last comment by Adrian Lochner, on Jun 15, 2021 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments | 3313 Views

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Council member's attempt to fire city attorney met with outrage, accusations

An East Palo Alto City Council member's effort last week to hastily convene a closed meeting and terminate the city attorney...

Original post made on May. 28, 2021
Last comment by We Told You So!, on Jun 13, 2021 at 11:08 pm | 48 comments | 9963 Views

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When is the Newsom recall election? Maybe sooner than you think

The date of California's recall election still is not set, but voters may decide the governor's fate closer to Labor Day...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2021
Last comment by It.is.what.it.is, on Jun 13, 2021 at 12:18 pm | 23 comments | 6561 Views
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