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Guest Opinion: 5 ways to help our community right now

COVID-19 has shown that when our systems fail the most vulnerable people, the ripple effects touch everyone in our communities....

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man to stand trial for 1973 cold-case murder at Stanford

Accused serial killer John Arthur Getreu claims he didn't have contact with Leslie Marie Perlov, but his statements appeared...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2020
Last comment by Wife, on Mar 27, 2020 at 7:43 am | 4 comments | 5576 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Will Palo Alto's open space preserves stay open? City hints restrictions at scenic spots

With more people flocking to the Baylands and Foothills Park for fresh air and exercise, Palo Alto officials are preparing...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by So Glad I Cycle, on Mar 27, 2020 at 6:34 am | 53 comments | 8544 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Coronavirus-testing tents pop up on Stanford campus and in Menlo Park

Stanford Health Care is gearing up for larger-scale testing of patients with COVID-19 symptoms, erecting tents on the Stanford...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by Andy, on Mar 26, 2020 at 11:47 pm | 8 comments | 10782 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

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 | 6325 Views

AROUND TOWN

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

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Internet Utilities in Palo Alto

Yesterday, Xfinity internet services went down for several hours in Charleston Meadows. This was after several shorter outages...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by alex, on Mar 26, 2020 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 615 Views

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Council abandons plan for business tax as local economy plunges

It took years for Palo Alto to prepare a business tax that city leaders were planning to place on the November ballot. And...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 26, 2020 at 10:57 am | 5 comments | 2402 Views

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To protect vulnerable renters, Palo Alto may ban residential evictions during pandemic

Palo Alto plans to adopt on Monday an emergency moratorium on residential evictions -- a move that city leaders hope will...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 25, 2020 at 11:55 pm | 9 comments | 4282 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

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 | 2975 Views

RESTAURANTS

He built his Chinese food empire on potstickers, proverbs and passion. Now, as Chef Chu's turns 50, Larry Chu looks to the future.

How has Chef Chu's survived 50 years in the restaurant business? The answer, perhaps, is that the 76-year-old chef-owner...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by Brad, on Mar 25, 2020 at 8:29 pm | 29 comments | 9019 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto bans eviction of tenants who can't pay rent during pandemic

Palo Alto landlords will not be allowed to evict residential tenants whose ability to pay rent is being hindered by the coronavirus...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by 40YearsARenter, on Mar 25, 2020 at 6:05 pm | 15 comments | 6059 Views

AROUND TOWN

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

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

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 | 9204 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hotels nearly empty as coronavirus 'recession' hits Palo Alto

Like other Bay Area cities, Palo Alto has seen its hotel industry screech to a halt, a development that is particularly ominous...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Elizabeth, on Mar 25, 2020 at 11:22 am | 20 comments | 6491 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

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 | 5978 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rapid spread of coronavirus prompts local organizers to cancel Chinese New Year events

The sponsors of two Chinese Lunar New Year fairs in Palo Alto that would have drawn thousands of people have canceled the...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2020
Last comment by Helen, on Mar 24, 2020 at 4:50 pm | 31 comments | 16459 Views

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Fees at Palo Alto Family Y during shutdown

Since I continue to be billed monthly while the Y is closed due to the virus pandemic I asked on-line and learned that if...

Original post made by Midtown Guy on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by Wei, on Mar 24, 2020 at 4:14 pm | 6 comments | 1438 Views

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More than $11M in assistance planned for COVID-19 affected residents in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County legislators, nonprofits and tech corporations on Monday announced plans for an $11.25 million financial...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 24, 2020 at 2:20 pm | 3 comments | 2850 Views

AROUND TOWN

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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