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Coronavirus shutdown: What the shelter-at-home order means for Palo Alto residents

Many Weekly readers have asked us how the stay-at-home orders issued by local and state leaders will impact their daily lives....

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Banks, on Mar 31, 2020 at 1:06 pm | 26 comments | 15741 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

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

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Coronavirus: Second COVID-19 patient dies in Santa Clara County

Check here for the latest coronavirus news and updates from Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2020
Last comment by Me 2, on Mar 30, 2020 at 10:32 pm | 205 comments | 125669 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As much of Palo Alto shutters, new fire station quietly opens

There were snipped ribbons, no congratulatory speeches and no rounds of applause at Rinconada Park on Tuesday, when Palo...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2020
Last comment by Congrats!, on Mar 30, 2020 at 3:37 pm | 11 comments | 3186 Views

AROUND TOWN

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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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 | 2250 Views

BOOKS

Owner of Lee's Comics pulls the plug after more than 37 years

After serving comic book and graphic novel fans for more than 37 years, Lee Hester shut down his last eponymous comic book...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2020
Last comment by Geri Spieler, on Mar 30, 2020 at 12:44 pm | 2 comments | 9352 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 17281 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Uncharted territory': How 10 local school districts are tackling the transition to distance learning

Schools are shut down for at least three weeks, likely the rest of the school year. What will distance learning look like...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Sharing, on Mar 30, 2020 at 12:15 am | 42 comments | 27039 Views

AROUND TOWN

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

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Real problems need real solutions

Every city survey in recent years shows that the top problems facing us are housing affordability and transportation, including...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 29, 2020 at 2:20 pm | 24 comments | 3781 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

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 | 43196 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

As Newsom cautions longer school closures, Palo Alto Unified passes emergency resolution in response to COVID-19 pandemic

In the wake of Gov. Gavin Newsom's comments that schools will likely remain closed for the remainder of this academic year,...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 29, 2020 at 9:38 am | 36 comments | 19566 Views

SPORTS

Menlo men's volleyball earns top honors on all-GSAC teams

Menlo College’s Edin Ibrahimovic was named Golden State Athletic Conference Men’s Volleyball Player of the Year on Thursday,...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2020
Last comment by Theresa , on Mar 28, 2020 at 4:34 pm | 1 comment | 1065 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools to remain closed through May 1

Hundreds of public schools in six Bay Area counties, including in Santa Clara County, will remain closed through May 1, county...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by Independent, on Mar 28, 2020 at 8:02 am | 68 comments | 11845 Views

AROUND TOWN

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

AROUND TOWN

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 | 4707 Views

AROUND TOWN

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
There are no comments yet. 127 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Message from the Mayor

As a community, we will persevere through this challenge. Everyone is depending on you to please stay home, to practice good...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
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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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