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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...

Students rise up as community leaders to help unhoused residents in Milpitas

At the beginning of 2021, Thac Nguyen, owner of Blue Dragon Taekwondo Academy (1485 N. Milpitas Blvd.), started a new leadership program for his...

These are the Black leaders who are currently making a big impact on Milpitas

To celebrate Black History Month, The Beat wanted to shine a light on the Black leaders who are currently making a difference in Milpitas.  Check...

Valley Water gathering public feedback on proposed expansion of Pacheco Reservoir

The first few months of this rainfall season were below average across California, with drought conditions evident statewide. Although the Golden State received a...

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...

Milpitas approves budget adjustments to manage COVID-impacted revenue

The Milpitas City Council unanimously approved adjustments Tuesday to its current budget to offset an estimated $13.8 million revenue loss due in large part...

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...

Milpitas temporarily waives late fees for fire permits, business license tax

The Milpitas City Council approved waiving late fees related to business licenses and fire permits Tuesday, hoping to help small businesses impacted by the...

Rose Elementary students create over 700 Valentines for seniors

It all started with a phone conversation.  ViAnna Anderson, a teacher at Rose Elementary School in Milpitas, thought it might be fun for students to...

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...

MUSD Board Members Tsai & Yip-Chuan in conflict over how high school students should volunteer

Milpitas Unified Trustee Michael Tsai has come under fire for comments he made at the board’s January 26 meeting -- and his subsequent call...

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...

A new way of connecting with students during virtual learning

A recent survey asked students what would be most helpful to their learning during the pandemic. Nearly two-thirds agreed that more interaction with teachers...

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...

7-year-old child dies after being struck by stolen vehicle in Milpitas

Note: The headline in this article has been updated. It previously read “girl” instead of “child,” which was incorrect. At present, the child’s identity...

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...

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