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Local construction, once brimming with activity, grinds to a halt

Up until recently, the Bay Area's construction market was red-hot with activity. Now it's at almost a complete standstill. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2020
Last comment by Bored M, 2 hours ago | 2 comments | 1609 Views


Santa Clara County hopeful about slowed growth in COVID-19 cases

In the latest sign that the Bay Area shutdown is effectively containing the spread of the coronavirus, Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by Libertarian, 4 hours ago | 7 comments | 2458 Views


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

Santa Clara County's second fatality as a result of COVID-19 was a woman in her 80s who was admitted to the hospital on Monday....

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2020
Last comment by Oculus, 6 hours ago | 8 comments | 31731 Views


Letters to the editor: Firearms dealer restrictions, remote learning, feeding those in need

Letters to the editor on remote learning, the temporary closure of Eddy's Shooting Sports and concern about ensuring those...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2020
Last comment by Billy Bob, on Apr 7, 2020 at 1:37 pm | 7 comments | 3375 Views


Real Estate Matters: Coronavirus crisis reshapes spring real estate market

As with so many other sectors of the economy, the Midpeninsula's real estate market has been upended by the state's stay-at-home...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by Kate Palo Alto, on Apr 7, 2020 at 12:07 am | 1 comment | 1858 Views


Coronavirus weekend update: More parks close, Santa Clara County cases reach 1,148

A roundup of coronavirus news in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. The latest available data shows Santa Clara County has...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2020
Last comment by Hey..., on Apr 6, 2020 at 4:58 pm | 9 comments | 4825 Views


Weeks into the pandemic, county public health officials say testing for COVID-19 still falls short

County public health officials say too few people are being tested for the coronavirus, and that it falls on private labs...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2020
Last comment by The Business Man, on Apr 6, 2020 at 4:29 pm | 3 comments | 2653 Views


Voice wins 14 California Journalism Awards

The Mountain View Voice took home 14 awards among all California weekly newspapers in its circulation category in the California...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by Jeff Foxworthy, on Apr 6, 2020 at 5:50 am | 5 comments | 4036 Views


Would-be arrestees will get citations instead, to prevent jail crowding

Santa Clara County law enforcement will issue citations instead of making arrests for a handful of offenses to promote safety...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Apr 5, 2020 at 11:55 am | 3 comments | 6371 Views


A pandemic on the rise: Charts reveal how virus has spread at different rates in two counties

Through a series of charts, track how the coronavirus has infected and killed people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties,...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by Gilroy Runner, on Apr 5, 2020 at 7:58 am | 12 comments | 7666 Views


County jails to begin releasing inmates to reduce spread of coronavirus

Santa Clara County will release inmates and place them in involuntary home detention in an effort to reduce the jail population...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Apr 3, 2020 at 1:22 pm | 4 comments | 10527 Views


Please Wear Masks When Out

Went to the market yesterday, over half the people still aren't wearing masks, especially workers, and I saw several families...

Original post made by Christopher Chiang on Apr. 2, 2020
There are no comments yet. 453 Views


'Plan for the worst but hope for the best' - How one local hospital is gearing up for the 'surge'

As the coronavirus wreaks havoc across Santa Clara County, how is Mountain View's local hospital preparing to handle an escalating...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2020
Last comment by Benefit of the Doubt, on Mar 31, 2020 at 9:46 am | 5 comments | 7252 Views


In just two days, Santa Clara County's $11M financial assistance fund has run out

An $11 million financial assistance program announced on Monday to help low-income residents who have lost work as a result...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Robyn, on Mar 30, 2020 at 2:58 pm | 8 comments | 5554 Views


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 Lee's Comics in Mountain View,...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2020
Last comment by Steven A., on Mar 29, 2020 at 11:52 pm | 8 comments | 8331 Views


Caltrain to slash weekday service by more than half starting next week

Caltrain announced on Thursday (March 26) that it will reduce its weekday train service by more than half starting next week...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Electricution, on Mar 28, 2020 at 5:23 am | 4 comments | 1781 Views


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. 27, 2020
Last comment by Thank you!, on Mar 27, 2020 at 2:56 pm | 1 comment | 4828 Views


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 mvresident2008, on Mar 27, 2020 at 1:46 pm | 4 comments | 4745 Views


Within 60 minutes, donation drive raises nearly $600K for emergency medical supplies

Silicon Valley Leadership Group is leading a major campaign to round up respirators, hazmat suits and other supplies for...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Mar 25, 2020 at 7:43 pm | 3 comments | 3144 Views


Los Altos teens launch fundraiser to buy medical equipment for local hospitals battling COVID-19

Angelina Lue, a junior at Los Altos High School, was distracted from her online schoolwork last week after learning that...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by Member, on Mar 24, 2020 at 12:22 pm | 1 comment | 4018 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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