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Dr. Larry Napolitano, DDS Celebrates 35 Years in Milpitas

You walk into the space and you feel instantly soothed. All is stable and peaceful here. The staff greets you warmly. The ambiance bustles...

Larry Ciardella Steps Down from Planning Commission

After serving for 13.5 years (to say nothing of his distinct 5-year run before that), Larry Ciardella has stepped down from his seat on...

There Are No Limits: Milpitas Resident & Avid Hiker Breaks Boundaries  

What Nikki Chiaven has accomplished in a few short years has been nothing short of extraordinary.  Starting back in 2016, she developed a deep affinity...

Milpitas High’s First Ever International Honor Thespian 

As Milpitas High School’s (MHS) first International Honor Thespian, Marel Celeste Vazquez has made history.  Back in May, during Senior Awards Night, Vazquez received verbal...

Knights of Columbus Award Student with Calaveras Hills Community Scholarship 

At this month’s Calaveras Hills Graduation Ceremony, student Elizabeth Diaz was awarded with a Calaveras Hills Community Scholarship in the amount of $1250.00.  The Knights...

Remembering Lou Horyza – Decorated Serviceman of the City of Milpitas

Milpitas resident Lou Horyza charted a colorful path of community service for the city he so loved. He took his first footsteps onto Milpitas...

Crawdaddy Emerging as Milpitas Hot Spot

To get to the restaurant, you have to curve off the beaten path. It’s not going to pop out at you from a major...

MHS Athletic Director Jeff Lamb is Retiring

42 years.  That’s how much time Milpitas High School (MHS) Athletic Director Jeff Lamb has devoted to the Milpitas Unified School District.  Over a span of...

Powerhouse Singer/Songwriter Lou Evans on an Upswing

Lou Evans’ voice evokes a kind of electricity. When he sings, it’s as if a strong current is emanating from the deepest parts of...

Milpitas Planning Commission Welcomes Two New Commissioners

At a special Milpitas City Council meeting held on February 26, residents Timothy Alcorn and Bill Chuan were appointed to 2 open seats on...

Longtime Milpitas School Board Trustee Daniel Bobay to Vacate Seat

Back in 2008, when Daniel Bobay ran for a seat on the Milpitas Unified School District’s (MUSD) Board of Education, he gave it everything...

74% of Residents Surveyed are Satisfied with the Overall Quality of Life in Milpitas

This past January, Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz, and Associates (FM3) conducted a satisfaction survey throughout Milpitas. The online and telephone survey — which was...

The Untold Stories of Sunnyhills, Where History Was Made

Sunnyhills. Say that word in Milpitas, and you're likely to evoke a slew of memories. Back in the day, the Sunnyhills neighborhood was where it all...

Sunnyhills: The Conscience of Milpitas

I had the chance to reconnect with an old friend of mine — Ben Gross, Jr. — last weekend, and the opportunity to see...

Dear Benny…there’s something you need to know…

Dear Benny-- There’s something important I have to share with you, and because in a way it pertains to history, it’s a good idea that...

The Queen Elf of Milpitas; Changing the World One Holiday Wish at a Time

Twenty-nine years ago, Jennifer Cullbenbine had a vision.  It seemed crazy to the majority of people she shared it with. They told her it would...

The Beat’s Week in Photos from Social Media 12/1-12/7

Enjoy this week's round-up of photo content from The Beat's Facebook and Instagram feeds:                         ...

Longtime Milpitas Resident Searching for Kidney Donor

    One day at work, Richard Ruth found himself struggling to breathe.  He went to the doctor, who gave him a prescription for prednisone. Shortly thereafter,...

Day of the Dead Celebrated at Cal Hills

    Children's faces, painted like skulls. The warm, familiar aroma of authentic Mexican food. An altar exploding with vibrant colors, created with one intention: to...

Families in Milpitas are being Evicted from their Homes

    In mid-September, an unfamiliar woman approached Ana Naranjo’s apartment door. She then handed Naranjo a sheet of paper, demanding that she sign it.   Naranjo...

Out of the Darkness, Into The Light: Bay Areans Walk for Suicide Awareness & Prevention

    On Sunday, October 21, the South Bay Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide took place starting at Arena Green West in San...

The Way She Runs: Local Runner Back In Action After Stroke

    A box of overflowing medals sits in a closet in Bernadette Gomez's Milpitas home. It feels as if it weighs a ton, as it's full...

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