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Man killed in Fiji Islands had dedicated many years to serving Milpitas community

About a month ago, a retired couple was murdered in their home in Lawai, Sigatoka, in the Fiji Islands. It was reported that their...

Santa Clara County will allow youth sports, performing arts activities to resume outdoors

COVID-19 rates are falling in Santa Clara County. The 7-day rolling average number of new cases is currently 296.  As a result, County officials today...

Santa Clara County to expand vaccine eligibility to teachers and other essential workers

Santa Clara County has announced that come February 28, access to vaccines will expand to encompass three new groups consisting of essential workers:     —Workers in...

The South African strain of COVID-19 is in Santa Clara County

Two local COVID-19 patients are carrying B.1.351, the South African variant of the virus. One is in Alameda County. The other is here in...

California’s Eviction Moratorium extended to June 30

Statewide, a week ago, California’s eviction moratorium was extended ‘til June 30. Applications for rent relief can be put in as of March 15,...

Local fitness centers struggle with COVID regulations

Google “male CrossFit instructor,” and you might get an idea of what Austin Begiebing looks like: tall and fit, sporting some stubble and some...

Wendy Wood becomes Milpitas’ new City Clerk

The City of Milpitas has a new City Clerk. With previous City Clerk Mary Lavelle having retired at the end of 2020, City Manager Steve...

With vaccines in short supply, Bay Area leaders move to vaccinate older adults

Vaccines are in short supply throughout the Bay Area. As a result, officials across eight jurisdictions are making a push to prioritize vaccinating residents...

Santa Clara County passes 100,000 COVID cases

This coming Sunday will mark the one-year anniversary of the day when the first-ever case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in Santa Clara County. In the...

Stay at home order lifted in Santa Clara County

Throughout California on Monday, stay at home orders were lifted, meaning counties including Santa Clara can now return to the tiered, color-coded COVID-19 classification...

Stolen vehicle in Milpitas child’s death found, one suspect identified to public

Yesterday, a stolen vehicle ran into a 7-year-old child in Milpitas. The child died as a result of the crash. At least two individuals...

New variant of COVID-19 found in Santa Clara County

It’s called L452R. It’s a new variant of COVID-19. Initially, it was detected in other countries and states, namely in Denmark last March. Now,...

Santa Clara County residents 75 and older now eligible for COVID vaccinations

Across Santa Clara County, regular residents aged 75 and older will soon be receiving COVID-19 vaccinations. Those eligible are people who attain their primary...

Milpitas passes labor and wage theft ordinance

The Milpitas City Council unanimously passed an ordinance last Tuesday that will impose harsh penalties on contractors and developers that participate in wage theft...

Tran, Phan issue memo calling for Trump to be removed from office

Milpitas Mayor Rich Tran and Councilman Anthony Phan are the latest South Bay leaders to join the call for President Donald Trump to be...

47,000 healthcare workers in Santa Clara County have received COVID-19 vaccines

The vaccine rollout in Santa Clara County is in full swing, with 47,000 county healthcare workers having received their first of two COVID-19 shots....

Crisis alert: Santa Clara County has only 25 ICU beds left

According to Santa Clara County’s COVID-19 dashboard, county hospitals have only 25 remaining ICU beds available before they reach capacity. Ninety-three percent of available...

Santa Clara County has received nearly 100,000 doses of COVID vaccines

  Across Santa Clara County, healthcare providers have received 40,605 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 54,200 doses of the Moderna vaccine.  Since mid-December, there has...

HOPE for the Unhoused distributes food & winter goods

It’s a Saturday morning in Milpitas, the one right after Christmas. The streets are quiet, with the occasional car buzzing by. Most residents, though, have...

Santa Clara County continues to see high COVID case numbers and record hospitalizations

To date, 652 Santa Clara County residents have died from COVID-19, making it the county’s third leading cause of death in 2020, behind only...

Milpitas’ longtime City Clerk Mary Lavelle is retiring

    After dedicating the past 15 years of her life to working as Milpitas' City Clerk, Mary Lavelle is retiring.  With her penchant for organization, her...

Gunfire at Great Mall attributed to self-inflicted shooting

Last night, at a quarter past 5, the Milpitas Police Department responded to reports of gunfire at The Great Mall. On arrival, they found...

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