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During pandemic, Facebook expands high-end grocery donation program

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Facebook is providing free and heavily subsidized food to local families facing food insecurity....

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Unemployed, on May 24, 2020 at 4:19 pm | 1 comment | 2802 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Why next year's city budget will break your heart

Because of the pandemic, the city of Palo Alto will see sales and hotel taxes go down by tens of millions of dollars next...

Original post made on May. 1, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on May 24, 2020 at 3:11 pm | 71 comments | 9042 Views

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Lack of Face Coverings DownTown

Yesterday (Saturday) a bit after 5 PM, half the people my wife and I passed on University Avenue while picking up some food...

Original post made by G Senior on May. 24, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on May 24, 2020 at 3:06 pm | 4 comments | 643 Views

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Arastradero Open Space Preserve reopens parking lot

The Arastradero Open Space Preserve in Palo Alto has reopened to vehicle access and parking. Physical distancing rules are...

Original post made on May. 24, 2020
Last comment by resident, on May 24, 2020 at 1:41 pm | 4 comments | 3193 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fentanyl-related deaths up sharply in county this year

Reported fentanyl-related deaths in Santa Clara County nearly tripled from January to May 8 compared to the same period in...

Original post made on May. 21, 2020
Last comment by Seriously?, on May 24, 2020 at 8:23 am | 8 comments | 2407 Views

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Antibody studies spur debate, skepticism

A pair of studies conducted by researchers in Santa Clara and Los Angeles counties drew national attention this week with...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2020
Last comment by John Mamin, on May 23, 2020 at 12:07 pm | 25 comments | 13154 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Club keeps going with Memorial Day tradition; woman plans social distance parade for mother's birthday

In the latest Around Town column, stories about the Palo Alto University Rotary Club moving forward with its annual Memorial...

Original post made on May. 23, 2020
Last comment by ASR, on May 23, 2020 at 11:31 am | 1 comment | 2979 Views

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What's closed and what to do on Memorial Day during COVID-19

Check out our list of city services that will be available or closed on Memorial Day this Monday, plus transit agencies'...

Original post made on May. 21, 2020
Last comment by A Word To The Wise, on May 23, 2020 at 9:19 am | 10 comments | 3736 Views

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Palo Alto to cut funding for planning, transportation as revenues drop

With the city's finances sputtering, Palo Alto plans to reduce planning staff, eliminate its shuttle program and turn to...

Original post made on May. 20, 2020
Last comment by Red, on May 22, 2020 at 1:39 pm | 26 comments | 5854 Views

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Life in motion

This year's winning images in the Peninsula Photo Contest expose the power of creativity, patience and anticipation of unexpected...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Nayeli, on May 22, 2020 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 6608 Views

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Free COVID-19 tests available for all county residents at 2 new locations

COVID-19 tests are now available to all Santa Clara County residents at two new locations in San Jose, county and city officials...

Original post made on May. 20, 2020
Last comment by Keep Palo Alto Wonderful, on May 22, 2020 at 10:43 am | 7 comments | 6896 Views

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Funding boost allows local nonprofits to offer more food, rent relief during pandemic

Facing a surge of demand for services, as well as new grant opportunities, some Palo Alto nonprofits are seeing the pandemic...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
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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 A Word To The Wise, on May 22, 2020 at 7:56 am | 3 comments | 5212 Views

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As businesses fight for survival, Palo Alto launches relief program

Small businesses in Palo Alto that were rattled by the COVID-19 shutdown could be eligible for grants of up to $10,000 from...

Original post made on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by Gus L., on May 21, 2020 at 7:44 pm | 12 comments | 4615 Views

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COVID-19 testing expands in Santa Clara, San Mateo counties

Starting this week, certain individuals who do not have COVID-19 symptoms will be able to get tested, thanks to new efforts...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by Duveneck Mom, on May 21, 2020 at 1:41 pm | 37 comments | 14001 Views

AROUND TOWN

As Stage 2 of reopening begins, county has more to do to meet state requirements

As the state inches toward reopening from the COVID-19 crisis, counties are working to meet the California Department of...

Original post made on May. 20, 2020
Last comment by JL, on May 21, 2020 at 10:07 am | 29 comments | 7111 Views

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Button, Button – Who’s Got the Button?

In an effort to help the council set budget priorities, the City of Palo Alto published a survey asking which areas of city...

Original post made by Maurice Green on May. 21, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on May 21, 2020 at 7:34 am | 1 comment | 320 Views

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Palo Alto may make face masks mandatory during health crisis

Concerned that Santa Clara County hasn't gone far enough in mandating face coverings for people venturing outside during...

Original post made on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on May 20, 2020 at 10:18 pm | 66 comments | 13712 Views

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Santa Clara County to allow curbside retail pickups starting Friday

Book shops, clothing stores and other businesses in Santa Clara County that allow storefront pickup can start reopening Friday,...

Original post made on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on May 20, 2020 at 1:40 pm | 37 comments | 8537 Views

BOOKS

Faced with telling toddler daughter she can't hug her grandparents, Stanford doctor pens children's book

How do you explain to a toddler that she can't hug her grandparents right now? Dr. Ben Lindquist wrote rhymes compiled in...

Original post made on May. 20, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto Nana, on May 20, 2020 at 11:39 am | 3 comments | 3751 Views
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