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Valley Water updates ordinance to include ban on watering of commercial, industrial, and institutional lawns

Valley Water has amended its existing outdoor watering ordinance so as to include California’s recent state ban pertaining to the watering of decorative commercial,...

Update on Project Homekey’s Hillview Ct. Apartments: calls to 911, Phan hopeful, Tran enraged

Milpitas City Councilmembers all expressed concern at last Tuesday’s August 16 Council meeting when they heard reports that calls to the Milpitas Police and...

Mayor Rich Tran withdraws from City Council race

Mayor Rich Tran has withdrawn from the 2022 Milpitas City Council race after announcing his candidacy late last year and then proceeding to actively...

FPPC fines Councilmember Anthony Phan $15,000 for improperly reporting loan and other violations

This past May, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) fined Milpitas Councilmember Anthony Phan in the amount of $15,000.  Phan was found to be in...

“I will be a very different mayor”: Anthony Phan launches campaign for Mayor of Milpitas

  “I will be a very different Mayor. I’m going to take my role very seriously. And it’s going to be about action and not...

Milpitas works to create its first ever Women’s Task Force

For the past two years, the Milpitas City Council has worked toward creating the City’s first-ever Women’s Task Force. The idea of a Women’s...

Santa Clara County sets up 24/7 mental health hotline

As of last week, Santa Clara County residents seeking mental health or substance abuse support can dial 9-8-8 to reach trained counselors capable of...

Juliette Gomez announces candidacy for Milpitas City Council

Juliette Gomez, who sits on the Board of the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce, has announced her candidacy for Milpitas City Council. Gomez has lived in...

Milpitas City Council votes to enhance regulation of lobbying activities

At their June 7 meeting, the Milpitas City Council voted to adopt an ordinance that would set new requirements and prohibitions for lobbyists.  The current...

Milpitas voters to decide on term limit for Councilmembers on November ballot

This week, the Milpitas City Council voted to put a new measure in front of voters that would amend the term limit for Councilmembers.   Right...

Latest election results: Measure E in a strong position, Alex Lee and Lily Mei lead in Assembly and Senate races

Votes are still being counted from Tuesday night’s primary election, but we’ve got some current numbers to report regarding the contests that pertain to...

With attack ads focusing on him, Assemblymember Alex Lee responds

In the past month, a variety of anti-Alex Lee ads have been circulating. These ads have criticized Lee for engaging in “monkey business,” said...

Garry Barbadillo is running for Milpitas City Council

Barbadillo is back. I met the pragmatist in his law office last Monday. I walked in and was shocked to see that during the pandemic...

Dominguez v. Tran over Roe v. Wade

In an explosive exchange at Tuesday night’s Milpitas City Council meeting, Councilmember Karina Dominguez asked for Council to stand in solidarity behind a written...

Santa Clara County to ramp up wildfire prevention efforts

As the state and region see the start of this year’s fire season while facing a severe drought, The County of Santa Clara and...

City of Milpitas receives “Smart 50” award for sustainable infrastructure program

The City of Milpitas has been recognized with a “Smart 50” Award. The annual Smart 50 Awards are given to cities that stand out...

Milpitas launching a Catalytic Converter Program to protect residents

With catalytic converter theft at an all-time high, many cities have been searching for new solutions to protect their residents.  At their March 15 meeting,...

Poet Laureate Tshaka Campbell recognized with commendation from City of Milpitas

Earlier this year, Tshaka Campbell was named as the 2022-2023 Poet Laureate of Santa Clara County. On March 1, he received a commendation from...

Mayor Tran announces that vehicles parked behind library will be towed on March 12

Earlier this week, on Mayor Rich Tran’s Facebook page, the Mayor posted that the "abandoned, inoperable, and unregistered" vehicles parked behind Milpitas Library were...

Mayor Rich Tran’s planned homeless encampment sweeps deemed unconstitutional by Law Foundation

A terse letter sent yesterday from the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley requested that the City of Milpitas cancel its planned sweep of a...

Homelessness in Milpitas: how the City is working to address it

In the past year, the City of Milpitas has been amping up their efforts to take action in supporting unhoused residents.  In November 2020, the...

Aisha Wahab’s campaign for Senate District 10 gains momentum

Aisha Wahab is on a mission. It’s a simple one. She just wants all of us to move forward together. As one. As a...

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