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San Mateo County announces mandatory quarantines, isolation for coronavirus patients and their contacts

Residents of San Mateo County who have tested positive for COVID-19 have been ordered not to leave their homes except to...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by Reality, 15 hours ago | 11 comments | 8594 Views


County rolls out overflow COVID-19 treatment center at San Mateo 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 Anneke, on Apr 2, 2020 at 1:52 pm | 1 comment | 3972 Views


California Grocers Association urges people to stop hoarding goods

The California Grocers Association has a message for people flocking to the grocery stores to stock up on supplies amid the...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Supply and demand, on Mar 31, 2020 at 1:47 pm | 4 comments | 3607 Views


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

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

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2020
Last comment by justisolating, on Mar 28, 2020 at 9:58 am | 1 comment | 3544 Views


A message from our publisher on the crisis we face

Today's public health emergency, and the economic devastation that threatens all small businesses, may very well be the final...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by Moderator, on Mar 27, 2020 at 11:26 am | 6 comments | 3377 Views


Facebook launches $10 million match fundraiser to support coronavirus efforts

Menlo Park-based tech company Facebook has initiated a $10 million match fundraiser to support efforts to fight the novel...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Belle Haven Resident, on Mar 23, 2020 at 6:48 pm | 3 comments | 2574 Views


Gov. Gavin Newsom declares statewide shutdown

California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide shelter-at-home order on Thursday evening, with all but essential functions...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
Last comment by Overflowing , on Mar 23, 2020 at 11:22 am | 2 comments | 2413 Views


Can you Trump this?

Can you Trump this? Whether you like President Trump or not, he made a comment today which will go down in history as one...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Cultists On The Loose Again, on Mar 22, 2020 at 7:51 pm | 8 comments | 296 Views


Coronavirus weekend update: cases jump in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

A round-up of news about the coronavirus in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. As of March 15, the number of cases in Santa...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2020
Last comment by Trump fired the national pandemic team, on Mar 20, 2020 at 10:30 am | 13 comments | 13293 Views


Menlo Park COVID-19 update: Facilities still closed, services limited

The city of Menlo Park has updated its response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, saying that city employees are staying...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Pinouille, on Mar 18, 2020 at 12:03 pm | 1 comment | 3939 Views


thank you for dropping the paywall

It shows you care and are responsible to your readers. Thanks!...

Original post made by Leslie on Mar. 16, 2020
There are no comments yet. 180 Views


If I need to do something ...

“If I need to do something, I’ll do it,” Mr. Trump said on Thursday.  What is needed is a president who acknowledges...

Original post made by Ed Kyser on Mar. 13, 2020
There are no comments yet. 128 Views


Letter: Menlo Church should apologize for lack of transparency

Church member Ruth Hutchins calls on the church to further investigate a pastor's decision to allow a volunteer who admitted...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2020
Last comment by Kalona, on Mar 8, 2020 at 4:38 am | 1 comment | 2538 Views


San Mateo County opening call center to answer coronavirus questions

San Mateo County announced Thursday (March 5) that it will begin taking calls from residents who have nonmedical questions...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2020
Last comment by mike, on Mar 5, 2020 at 2:07 pm | 1 comment | 2106 Views


Letter: A vote for state Senate candidate Brownrigg

I am voting for Michael Brownrigg for state senator in the coming election. Let me share my reasoning for this choice. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2020
Last comment by Vote , on Mar 2, 2020 at 11:15 pm | 2 comments | 456 Views


Governor: Coronavirus changing 'by the hour' in California

As the number of coronavirus cases increase, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that California is on high alert and working...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2020
Last comment by Reader, on Feb 28, 2020 at 5:24 pm | 10 comments | 2971 Views


NTSB: Tesla's Autopilot steered Model X into highway median, causing fatal Mountain View crash

A 38-year-old man died from a high-speed crash because his Tesla Model X's Autopilot driving system steered the car into...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 27, 2020 at 5:20 pm | 2 comments | 4351 Views


Menlo Park man convicted of murdering friend's ex-boyfriend

A Menlo Park man has been convicted of murdering his friend's ex-boyfriend in a 2017 shooting in Belmont, according to the...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2626 Views


Candidate may face FPPC investigation of possible PAC collaboration

The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has confirmed it will follow up on a complaint it received on Jan....

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by mike d, on Feb 20, 2020 at 10:19 am | 3 comments | 824 Views


State Senate candidate faces allegations that she violated 'non-coordination' rule with real estate political action committee

A complaint against state Senate candidate Annie Oliva claims she worked with an independent expenditure committee supporting...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Did Jose Becker Lie?, on Feb 15, 2020 at 5:52 pm | 2 comments | 2649 Views
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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.

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