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AROUND TOWN

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

AROUND TOWN

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

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

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

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

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 | 3845 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

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 | 5720 Views

AROUND TOWN

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

AROUND TOWN

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

AROUND TOWN

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

AROUND TOWN

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

AROUND TOWN

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

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No more A's and F's? Teachers experiment with 'standards based' grading

Reaction to the organic spread of standards-based grading that emphasizes mastery of skills over letter grades in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 2, 2020 at 1:20 pm | 39 comments | 10183 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Want to donate protective equipment to hospitals? A group of Stanford University medical students can help.

A group of Stanford University medical students quickly mobilized this past week to set up a drive for masks and other personal...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 2, 2020 at 11:23 am | 7 comments | 5827 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

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

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

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

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Evictions put on hold: How city and county rules help out-of-work tenants behind on rent

Santa Clara County and several local cities passed emergency laws temporarily banning evictions last week, all of which are...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm | 5 comments | 3068 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Can they do that? Construction hums along in Palo Alto

Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit Santa Clara County, some in Palo Alto have questioned the need for the new garage...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Rick, on Apr 1, 2020 at 10:19 am | 35 comments | 11990 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Following tragic bike accident, a local family and their friends take action. 'Slow down for kids. Be more mindful.'

The family and friends of an 11-year-old Greene Middle School student who died in a collision in Palo Alto on Friday are...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by Jake Millan, on Apr 1, 2020 at 9:49 am | 62 comments | 16323 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is the Palo Alto Grocery Outlet price gouging?

I was sent by my parents to bike to the Grocery Outlet on Alma in Palo Alto to buy toilet paper this morning, and I bought...

Original post made by Fletcher student on Mar. 28, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on Apr 1, 2020 at 8:51 am | 24 comments | 4630 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Moments after armed robbery, witness springs into action by leading police to getaway car

Three people wanted for an armed robbery at a gas station on Sunday night were located by police with the help of a witness,...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2020
Last comment by Downfall, on Mar 31, 2020 at 9:51 pm | 6 comments | 6586 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

To limit visitors, Palo Alto will close parking lots at nature preserves

Seeking to prevent crowds at popular recreation areas, Palo Alto announced Wednesday that it will close parking lots near...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2020
Last comment by bemused, on Mar 31, 2020 at 2:44 pm | 57 comments | 12452 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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