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A Tale of Three Cities and their utilization of citizen volunteers in response to the Covid 19 Pandemic

Here is what the City of Palo Alto did over a month ago: City of Palo Alto Emergency Services Volunteer Activation Order...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 28, 2020
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With volunteer drivers staying home, Health Trust CEO jumps behind the wheel to deliver meals to those in need

For Michele Lew, CEO of the Health Trust, filling in as a Meals for Wheels driver has been a "very sobering" experience. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on Apr 27, 2020 at 3:27 pm | 1 comment | 6016 Views

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Around Town: Celebrities inspire local company, students with inspirational messages over Zoom, Instagram

In the latest Around Town column, news about celebrities surprising locals with motivational messages through online portals...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2020
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Following public pressure, Stanford reverses decision on pay for contracted service workers

After the community raised concerns about contracted workers who were laid off during the shutdown, Stanford said that it...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 25, 2020 at 12:58 am | 9 comments | 12828 Views

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The votes are in: School bond approved, Becker and Glew to face off in November

Santa Clara County's official election results for Super Tuesday show the passage of the largest school bond in county history...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2020
Last comment by ASR , on Apr 24, 2020 at 11:57 am | 1 comment | 3219 Views

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Masks : I thought Palo Altans were intelligent

Today I walked at the Baylands. Noteworthy was the absence of masks on adults and children, on bikes, walking, on their...

Original post made by Alice Schaffer Smith on Apr. 16, 2020
Last comment by Midtown Mom, on Apr 22, 2020 at 4:10 pm | 28 comments | 1066 Views

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Palo Alto to start relief fund to help small businesses during pandemic

With local businesses struggling to survive the pandemic, Palo Alto is preparing to launch a relief fund to assist those...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by squarehead, on Apr 22, 2020 at 10:54 am | 6 comments | 5557 Views

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First at-home COVID-19 test gets green light

The first COVID-19 diagnostic test that can be administered at home has been authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by skeptical, on Apr 21, 2020 at 8:35 pm | 4 comments | 5569 Views

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From recommendation to requirement, San Mateo County to enforce face masks for the public, essential employees

San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow is now explicitly requiring residents and essential employees to wear face...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by MarcusG, on Apr 20, 2020 at 10:39 pm | 16 comments | 25133 Views

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Santa Clara County schools will not reopen this academic year

All 32 of Santa Clara County's superintendents and the county superintendent of schools signed a letter Wednesday that confirms...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2020
Last comment by Irene Yamane, on Apr 20, 2020 at 10:29 pm | 66 comments | 24847 Views

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Around Town: Fund for needy families gathers $500K; Boys & Girls Club delivers 25K meals

In the latest Around Town column, news about locals benefiting from a COVID-19 Relief Fund and Boys & Girls Clubs of the...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2020
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Reopen California? That's the toughest phase yet, Newsom says

Gov. Gavin Newsom said he will not lift his shelter-in-place order until adequate suppression and mitigation measures are...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2020
Last comment by Shameful, on Apr 18, 2020 at 10:36 am | 34 comments | 9091 Views

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Eggs are sold out. Hand sanitizer is on backorder. Strained staff are working overtime. Here's how Midpeninsula grocery stores are responding to the coronavirus

Local grocery stores and their employees are on their own front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The precautions they're taking...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 17, 2020 at 3:35 am | 33 comments | 21649 Views

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Photo essay: Life under the coronavirus

Through images, we show how Midpeninsula residents and workers are coping with the COVID-19 threat that has disrupted our...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2020
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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 | 25466 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 | 875 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 | 4758 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 | 4910 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 | 8946 Views
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