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Jimmy’s pool hall on Milpitas Blvd. set for its grand opening

I walked into Jimmy’s Billiards (235 S. Milpitas Blvd.) on a Wednesday afternoon. Upon entering, I heard the din of pool players, along with...

Pickleball pilot program sparks excitement in Milpitas

The fastest-growing sport in the United States appears to have taken Milpitas by storm. Pickleball has been attracting a great deal of interest in our...

Lucky grocery store in Milpitas will be closing on January 13

At the Lucky grocery store, located at 1350 S. Park Victoria in Milpitas, many of the shelves are already empty.  Reason being, in exactly one...

With HUD contract set to expire, residents ask Milpitas City Council to save Sunnyhills Apartments

At Tuesday’s Milpitas City Council meeting, a group of Sunnyhills Apartment residents came out to ask for the City’s help in saving one of...

In Milpitas, donations of winter clothing and items pour in to support unhoused community

This past Sunday, December 18, LoretoQD’s Brigade Silicon Valley teamed up with other entities in the community to put on a Winter Clothing &...

Amidst the holiday season, local Milpitas mosque prepares food for homeless population

Amidst the holiday season, religions around the world are emphasizing the need to give back to disadvantaged populations. This last Sunday, children between the...

City of Milpitas hits the brakes on funding $200,000 to Chamber of Commerce

In October, the City of Milpitas wrote a letter informing the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce that it would not be able to provide the...

Milpitas history: The many lives of Leapin’ Lena

After you park in the garage of the Milpitas Public Library, you will walk by a display of the Milpitas Historical Society’s Leapin’ Lena...

Milpitas’ infamous odor: The past, the present, and the future

For many residents, the most infamous aspect of Milpitas history involves the putrid odor that has spread throughout the city for years. The odor...

Milpitas residents who speak Tamil, one of the world’s oldest languages, meet for the first time

It all started with a simple question on Nextdoor.  Alagarasan Chinnadurai put up a post in the Milpitas area, asking if anyone spoke Tamil, which...

Milpitas’ catalytic converter theft protection program launches

As of November 1, the City of Milpitas has had a catalytic converter theft protection program in place.  The program is fueled by $200,000 in...

John Darnielle’s novel DEVIL HOUSE takes readers back to 1970s Milpitas

“Devil House,” the new literary novel by John Darnielle about a true crime author who gains an edge by inhabiting the spaces where crimes...

East Valley Democratic Club aims to support & uphold local Democrats

As Election Day 2022 grows near, The Beat sat down for a talk with the leadership of the newly formed East Valley Democratic Club...

“San Jose Scavenger” guidebook invites readers to explore Santa Clara County

“San Jose Scavenger,” a new guidebook by Cassie Kifer, has been released by Reedy Press. The book is laid out like a treasure hunt, inviting...

Milpitas Chamber of Commerce presents awards & swears in new Board of Directors

On Friday, October 21, at the Sonesta Silicon Valley Event Center, The Milpitas Chamber of Commerce presented its 2022 Awards Banquet, the first event...

MHS Assistant Principal Cheryl Rivera retires after serving MUSD for 33 years

It was 22 years ago when Cheryl Rivera first began serving as an Assistant Principal at Milpitas High School (MHS).  This past June, Rivera retired,...

Avenidas launches LGBTQ programming in Milpitas

New programming for LGBTQ youth and older adults launched in Milpitas just last month. This programming is spearheaded by Avenidas, a nonprofit organization that...

Milpitas has its first ever Mexican Independence Day Flag Raising event

Last Friday, Milpitas had its first ever Mexican Independence Day Flag Raising at the Cesar Chavez Plaza.  The event was sponsored by the Hispanic Chamber...

On-demand transit service Milpitas SMART officially launches

There’s a new app-based transit service in town, and it’s called Milpitas SMART.  SMART stands for Simple Mobile Access to Reliable Transit. The service officially...

Middle Eastern and Greek Food Festival happening in Milpitas on September 17-18

The Middle Eastern and Greek Food Festival will be happening in Milpitas this weekend, on September 17 and 18.  Located outside of the St. James...

Barbara Lee Senior Center offers Saturday hours during new pilot program

It was 2010 when the Barbara Lee Senior Center opened its doors for the first time.  For over a decade now, the center has offered...

Crumbl Cookies will open in Milpitas on September 16

Next Friday, September 16, at 8am sharp, Crumbl Cookies (537 E Calaveras Blvd.) will be opening for business in Milpitas. The owners are a...

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