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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 SCC twice the size of San Mateo Cty, 3 hours ago | 7 comments | 3105 Views

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'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 | 5630 Views

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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 | 5044 Views

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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 Darin, on Mar 30, 2020 at 2:51 pm | 7 comments | 26900 Views

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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 | 7378 Views

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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 | 1526 Views

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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 | 4393 Views

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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 | 4476 Views

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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 Waldo, on Mar 27, 2020 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 9877 Views

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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 | 3027 Views

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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 | 3817 Views

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Blood drives in high demand after shortages due to coronavirus

Canceled appointments at Midpeninsula blood banks are causing a critical shortage, said local blood center officials. They...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2020
Last comment by Jon Keeling, on Mar 23, 2020 at 2:38 pm | 2 comments | 1891 Views

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When home becomes the classroom

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 Nice, on Mar 23, 2020 at 12:34 pm | 4 comments | 6192 Views

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Coronavirus' impact on local arts scene: Guide to canceled, postponed local events

With local coronavirus cases on the uptick and fears increasing, local arts organizations are feeling the impact. We're keeping...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by MC, on Mar 21, 2020 at 10:58 am | 1 comment | 1886 Views

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Residents, nonprofits rally to support seniors during 'social isolation'

Life has changed in big ways and small for elderly residents in senior centers and living within the community since the...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2020
Last comment by Gary, on Mar 20, 2020 at 5:20 pm | 2 comments | 2203 Views

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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. 20, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2285 Views

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Voice to suspend publishing newspaper

Faced with the mandated closure of virtually all local businesses and the resulting advertising cancellations, the Mountain...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3414 Views

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Rare Opportunity to Study Telecommuting?

On October 10, 2019 I attended the "Council Neighborhoods Committee" meeting at Graham Middle School. I submitted a question...

Original post made by Ron on Mar. 15, 2020
Last comment by Yes, 1-2 days is good, on Mar 18, 2020 at 1:40 pm | 8 comments | 1223 Views

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What the county's new shelter-in-place order means for Mountain View

A coalition of six Bay Area counties announced sweeping restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the new coronavirus starting...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by Jes' Sayin', on Mar 17, 2020 at 11:54 pm | 8 comments | 20044 Views

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Schools are closed. That doesn't mean students in need will go hungry.

While schools are closed temporarily, students and families in Mountain View and Los Altos will still have access to free...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by MV Renter, on Mar 17, 2020 at 3:49 pm | 1 comment | 2465 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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