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The high cost of sheltering in place

Though the shelter-in-place order, first implemented by six Bay Area counties and quickly followed by the statewide mandate,...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Sarah, on Apr 16, 2020 at 6:21 pm | 118 comments | 24456 Views

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Cover your face!

I spent sometime driving around the neighborhood to make sure my car battery stays charged. I was surprised at how many people...

Original post made by Me 2 on Apr. 13, 2020
Last comment by Cassi, on Apr 16, 2020 at 9:09 am | 15 comments | 833 Views

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Elderly man missing in Palo Alto since Monday

Palo Alto police are seeking the public's help in locating an 89-year-old man last seen leaving his home for an afternoon...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 14, 2020 at 7:30 am | 2 comments | 4664 Views

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Around Town: Students 3D print for cause; Airbnb hosts offer health care workers free lodging

In the latest Around Town column, news about a student group producing face shields through 3D printers and local Airbnb...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2020
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'Grief is difficult on a good day.' How the coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the ways we mourn

These days, death and the rites that come with it are quieter, more cautious affairs than before the coronavirus struck....

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2020
Last comment by Jim S., on Apr 9, 2020 at 5:40 pm | 1 comment | 4798 Views

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Palo Alto throws City Hall employees a lifeline as economy crumbles

After seeing the local economy collapse seemingly overnight, Palo Alto’s elected leaders began to plan Monday for a grim...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by Golden Rule, on Apr 9, 2020 at 4:36 pm | 28 comments | 8684 Views

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This year, the faithful go online to celebrate Passover, Easter week

Synagogues and churches locally are devising creative ways to virtually connect for their holy traditions of Passover and...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2020
Last comment by Lovely piece about people gathering.., on Apr 9, 2020 at 2:02 pm | 3 comments | 5067 Views

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Two large donations, totaling $7M, made to support local response to coronavirus

Two large donations have been made to sustain the fight against coronavirus at Stanford Health Care and other critical services,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by Wand3r3r , on Apr 7, 2020 at 11:56 am | 1 comment | 7568 Views

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Coronavirus weekend update: More parks close, Santa Clara County cases reach 1,148

A roundup of coronavirus news in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. The latest available data shows Santa Clara County has...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2020
Last comment by MidPen Mountain Lion, on Apr 7, 2020 at 5:46 am | 16 comments | 13614 Views

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An Alternative View: Think about helping others in our coronavirus-affected area

In these dire times, as people are really worried about getting the coronavirus, it seems we all are potential targets, ready...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2020
Last comment by charles reilly, on Apr 6, 2020 at 11:13 am | 2 comments | 6572 Views

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Around Town: Visit the Barron Park donkeys, just don't pet them; local students launch COVID-19 tracker

In the latest Around Town column, news about the Barron Park donkeys noticing the social distance between them and their...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 4, 2020 at 11:40 am | 1 comment | 5970 Views

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Armed with breathing machines, respiratory therapists face coronavirus on the front line

For COVID-19 patients in intensive care, their lives depend on respiratory therapists such as Brenda Hanning, who works at...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2020
Last comment by Preet Judge, on Apr 3, 2020 at 12:38 pm | 3 comments | 8887 Views

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Redwood City company shifts operations to make face shields for hospitals

Before the coronavirus pandemic rocked the world, Carbon used its printing technology to crank out midsoles for Adidas. Now,...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by Bingo, on Apr 3, 2020 at 12:35 pm | 6 comments | 10991 Views

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10 things you can still do in Palo Alto (while keeping your social distance)

Despite the loss of routine, social contact and freedom to get around because of the stay-at-home order, there are still...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Connie, on Apr 3, 2020 at 8:45 am | 15 comments | 29965 Views

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Before the coronavirus, Bloom Energy was making fuel cells. Now it's rehabbing hospital equipment that will save lives.

When Gov. Gavin Newsom said that California hospitals will face a massive shortage of life-saving ventilators for seriously...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by joanroberta, on Mar 30, 2020 at 2:06 pm | 9 comments | 13929 Views

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Coronavirus weekend update: San Mateo County closes parks, trails

A roundup of news about the coronavirus in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2020/03/28/coronavirus-weekend-update-s...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2020
Last comment by SCC Data, on Mar 30, 2020 at 10:56 am | 11 comments | 18359 Views

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Around Town: Restaurants, nonprofits supply food at a critical time; Barron Park comes alive with the sound of music

In the latest Around Town column, news about restaurants and organizations making sure people in need are fed during the...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2020
Last comment by Social distancing , on Mar 29, 2020 at 11:28 pm | 2 comments | 7945 Views

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Please practice social distancing at the Dish

I have a request for people walking at the Dish and other public places in this current coronavirus era. To facilitate the...

Original post made by Dish runner on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by parking, on Mar 27, 2020 at 11:42 pm | 8 comments | 1187 Views

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Spacing our times in grocery stores, parks, etc.

Since most days feel the same to most of us while working from home, perhaps we could start spacing our days or times of...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 27, 2020 at 8:42 pm | 7 comments | 492 Views

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Closed during coronavirus: Peninsula owners on why they shut down their restaurants completely

We asked several owners to share their perspectives on closing their businesses, how they're dealing with all the uncertainty...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2020
Last comment by Kelly, on Mar 27, 2020 at 9:45 am | 5 comments | 7896 Views
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