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Weeks into the pandemic, county public health officials say testing for COVID-19 still falls short

County public health officials say too few people are being tested for the coronavirus, and that it falls on private labs...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2020
Last comment by Resident, 8 minutes ago | 2 comments | 1558 Views

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Volunteers help Stanford search for COVID-19 clues in blood samples

Hundreds of volunteers from throughout the county on Friday and Saturday participated in a Stanford survey that could help...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2020
Last comment by Gus L., 1 hour ago | 20 comments | 20919 Views

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Something bright instead of doom, gloom and politics.

I personally am getting tired of all the news. I check in once a day and listen for 10 minutes and expect to hear all that...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 6, 2020
Last comment by Resident, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 118 Views

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Interim superintendent Gina Sudaria to lead Ravenswood school district on a permanent basis

After serving just over a year as the Ravenswood City School District's interim superintendent, the school board has selected...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2020
Last comment by Mark Dinan, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 1051 Views

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In the time of the coronavirus, Zoom and Skype are the new therapist's office

With local youth sheltering at home, counseling sessions and support groups that used to take place face-to-face in school...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2020
Last comment by Anon, 10 hours ago | 5 comments | 3456 Views

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Experts consider how long the coronavirus crisis will last — and how we'll get out of it

Health officials have been reluctant to predict the duration of the coronavirus outbreak, but most measures indicate that...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by Gavin approval 80% Trump 50%, 10 hours ago | 46 comments | 49289 Views

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Bay Area extends stay-at-home order to May 3, adds new business restrictions

With the number of coronavirus cases rising and health systems bracing for a surge of patients, Bay Area health officials...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 5, 2020 at 11:16 am | 71 comments | 17252 Views

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Markets & Businesses - Require People to Wear Masks Indoors

This graph says it clearly .... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EUb6QZUWsAMqpo9?format=jpg&name=medium There are indications...

Original post made by CrescentParkAnon. on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by Abe Lincoln once said...., on Apr 4, 2020 at 10:07 am | 14 comments | 556 Views

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San Mateo County rolls out overflow COVID-19 treatment center at Event Center

In a cavernous room at the San Mateo County Event Center, 250 hospital beds lie waiting for an emergency that county officials...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by John Ebneter, on Apr 3, 2020 at 4:46 pm | 3 comments | 3846 Views

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Armed with computers and iPads, Stanford doctors see patients while protecting themselves against COVID-19

Stanford Health Care has ramped up its use of telemedicine and online tools to examine patients -- not just outside of the...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by we were promised more tests and PPE, on Apr 3, 2020 at 3:24 pm | 4 comments | 5726 Views

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COVID-19 and Elevators

One feature of New York City that *may* be partly responsible for the extremely rapid expansion of COVID-19 is the preponderance...

Original post made by Anon on Apr. 1, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Apr 1, 2020 at 10:16 pm | 1 comment | 318 Views

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Love our Neighbors in a Time of Pandemic

As a follower of the way of Jesus, I unequivocally condemn and deplore racist acts and the promotion of hatred based on perceived...

Original post made by Rev. Dr. Eileen Altman on Apr. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 520 Views

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Seeking to set an example, Palo Alto landlord waives April rents for mom-and-pop shops

As local businesses struggle to survive the coronavirus pandemic, one Palo Alto developer has stepped up to assist his tenants...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Mar 31, 2020 at 12:12 pm | 7 comments | 6389 Views

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Guest Opinion: Navigating the storm of child care and school closures during the pandemic

COVID-19 is a stark reminder that crises affecting the large breadth of our population are never far away. Our children,...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Chuck Bernstein, on Mar 30, 2020 at 12:50 pm | 2 comments | 2249 Views

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California could start testing thousands of people for COVID-19 as early as next week

California could have thousands of more test kits and multiple new laboratories up and running to detect the virus associated...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Trump fired the Pandemic Team, on Mar 29, 2020 at 11:37 am | 27 comments | 43195 Views

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Medical clinics strip services to the 'essentials' during the COVID-19 crisis

Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and Stanford Health Care are canceling routine and "nonessential" procedures,...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 26, 2020 at 2:06 pm | 14 comments | 6324 Views

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Emergency funds for local residents out of work: Where to go and how to apply

Millions of dollars in emergency funds are now available for residents who have lost wages due to the new coronavirus. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by High Cost of Living , on Mar 25, 2020 at 11:22 pm | 2 comments | 2973 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 @Reader, on Mar 25, 2020 at 12:15 pm | 2 comments | 9198 Views

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With ventilators in short supply, companies retool for production

The state needs at least 10,000 ventilators to meet the expected respiratory-care needs of patients with severe COVID-19...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by Judy, on Mar 25, 2020 at 11:15 am | 1 comment | 5977 Views

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COVID-19 put her in the hospital for nearly 2 weeks. A clinical-trial drug was her 'saving grace.'

What was supposed to be an adventure-filled trip to Egypt for Palo Alto resident Monica Yeung-Arima and her husband took...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 24, 2020 at 9:50 am | 42 comments | 67621 Views
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DEADLINE EXTENDED

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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