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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 Resident, 2 hours ago | 48 comments | 18478 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 Brooke, 2 hours ago | 15 comments | 9914 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, 9 hours ago | 2 comments | 4986 Views

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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 Miriam Yupanqui, on Apr 4, 2020 at 2:57 pm | 118 comments | 17190 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 | 4322 Views

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The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by John L Bernstein, on Apr 3, 2020 at 3:08 pm | 1192 comments | 318017 Views

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Living in isolation: Older adults reveal the daily challenges of social distancing

Some have lost caregivers in their homes. Others have been forced to cancel travel plans. We're sharing stories from about...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by Resident 2, on Apr 3, 2020 at 12:59 pm | 2 comments | 3890 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 | 7464 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 | 9350 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 | 25121 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 | 11747 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 | 17280 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 | 6796 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 | 902 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 | 303 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 | 4706 Views

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This is no time to give up and start social gatherings

I was shocked by the party at my neighbor's backyard yesterday evening. This is no time to feel we are exceptions to the...

Original post made by Alejandra on Mar. 27, 2020
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Hospitals brace for equipment shortages as coronavirus cases surge

As Santa Clara County braces for a large wave of coronavirus patients, hospitals are also preparing for a shortage of masks,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 26, 2020 at 2:05 pm | 10 comments | 4855 Views

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County aims to take bite out of mosquito breeding on Thursday

Palo Alto Baylands trails will be closed for several hours on Thursday for aerial treatment of mosquitoes, the Santa Clara...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by pearl, on Mar 25, 2020 at 2:12 pm | 4 comments | 3049 Views

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Making space for pollinators

Local landscape architect created a grassroots project that repurposes underused strips of land for pollinator gardens. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 24, 2020 at 1:07 pm | 2 comments | 1326 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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