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Great Mall receives fines for unkempt property

Graffiti, overgrown weeds, and trash around the Great Mall are in the process of being cleaned up following two abatement notices from Milpitas city...

New Stratford School facility will open at former Orchard Supply site

Milpitas residents have by now grown accustomed to passing by the onetime location of the Orchard Supply Hardware store (125 North Milpitas Boulevard) and...

Milpitas resident Henry Nichols receives Key to the City

The City of Milpitas has awarded Henry Nichols with a Key to the City.  A proud Milpitas resident, Nichols has long been dedicated to preserving...

Milpitas Businessman Suraj Viswanathan helps put out roadside fire

Milpitas entrepreneur Suraj Viswanathan, who ran for city council in 2018 and 2020, was on the road back from Los Angeles just before 10am...

Milpitas Unified’s Innovation Campus slated for completion in 2024

In November 2018, the citizens of Milpitas passed Measure AA, one of the largest school district bonds in the city’s history, at a whopping...

An interview with Bob Nuñez, San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP’s new President

After Pastor Jethroe (Jeff) Moore stepped down from his role as president of San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP in June, the role was quickly filled...

An interview with Milpitas Unified School District Superintendent Cheryl Jordan

Summer is in full swing and students across the land are rejoicing! Even teachers get time off, and deservedly so. And yet, even though...

City of Milpitas engages community to choose new logo

As Milpitas sees ongoing transformation, a variety of efforts are underway at City Hall to keep up with the growth, among them updates to...

Olympic Coach Juan Miguel Moreno comes to Milpitas to teach Taekwondo camp

Taekwondo legend Juan Miguel Moreno was recently in Milpitas, teaching a “fast camp” at Blue Dragon Taekwondo Academy (1485 N. Milpitas Blvd.) between June...

The Face of Homelessness In & Around Milpitas: Part III

In Parts I and II of this series, we looked at how homelessness has grown throughout the country and the region, especially during the...

Hundreds gather to mourn the nine lives lost in VTA rail yard shooting

They were more than just names.  To the hundreds who gathered in front of San Jose City Hall Thursday evening, the nine Santa Clara Valley...

Homelessness in & around Milpitas: Part II

In Part I of this 3-part series, we examined how homelessness has grown throughout the country and the region, and highlighted some steps that...

Milpitas plans for water system improvements as California’s droughts worsen

As California’s drought crisis intensifies year after year, Milpitas is projecting a 67 percent increase in water usage by 2040 as the city’s population...

Volunteers clean up Jose Higuera Adobe Park in an effort to beautify Milpitas

Last weekend, about 50 volunteers came together for a Park and Creek Clean-up at Jose Higuera Adobe Park, located at Wessex Place and Park...

Homelessness in & around Milpitas: Part 1

As reported by The Beat in September, 2019, homelessness is on the rise in Milpitas. That year, the biennial survey by Santa Clara County...

Mobile vaccination site coming to Milpitas Sports Center on April 28

A Mobile Vaccination Site will be run at the Milpitas Sports Center on Wednesday, April 28th. The site, which will essentially be an all-day clinic...

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center will open on May 25 at Great Mall in Milpitas

California’s first LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, located in Milpitas' Great Mall, has now made annual passes and single-day tickets available.  Initially slated for an April...

Pacific Tire Outlet reborn in Frank Espinoza’s new shop

Pacific Tire Outlet, a beloved community institution voted Best Tire Store in Milpitas 29 years in a row in The Milpitas Post, officially closed...

Stephen Fitzgerald becomes Deputy County Librarian for Santa Clara County Library District

A familiar face from the Milpitas Library has become Deputy County Librarian of Community Library Development for the Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD).  Stephen...

PHOTOS: Break the Silence, End Asian Violence march and rally in Milpitas

Last Sunday, March 28, Milpitas community members gathered for a Break the Silence, End Asian Violence march and rally. Joining together to speak out...

Milpitas teachers, students, & community leaders prepare self-care goodie bags for families in need

Milpitas High School teacher Tricia Brownstein’s students have spearheaded a valuable and inspirational project. The head of the Travel and Tourism Academy, Brownstein advised...

Making History: Emma Guerrero is first female to become Eagle Scout in Milpitas

Emma Guerrero is one of the founding members of Scouts BSA Troop 2163, the first all-girl troop in Milpitas. But it doesn’t stop there:...

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