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During the thirty days of Ramadan, which begins this year on March 23rd, Muslims around the world abstain from food and drink from dawn to sunset. This is done...

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Mandarin coming to Randall Elementary World Languages School

Starting in the Fall of 2023, Randall Elementary School will be adding Mandarin to its school curriculum.  Randall is a dual-immersion Elementary School and is...

MetroED’s hands-on courses propel high school students toward brighter futures

February is Career and Technical Education month and The Milpitas Beat is spotlighting the Metro Education District’s Silicon Valley Career Technical Education (SVCTE)... The school’s been...

MUSD’s Board of Education appoints Robert Jung to open board seat

The Milpitas Unified School District’s (MUSD) Board of Education voted this evening to appoint Robert Jung to occupy the board seat that had been...

MUSD seeks applicants to fill vacancy on Board of Education

A vacancy has opened up on the Milpitas Unified School District’s (MUSD) Board of Education.  Hon Lien, who had served on the school board since...

Norwood, Yip-Chuan, & Nakka sworn in to MUSD’s Board of Education

At this week’s Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) Board of Education meeting, the November election results were certified and an oath of office ceremony...





Letters to the Editor

Letter: Gratitude for Milpitas City Manager Steven McHarris

My neighbors next door have four very tall palm trees at the entrance of their house. Due to the lack of maintenance and pruning, the trunks have severely leaned over time,...

Letter: Requesting facts & evidence from Carmen Montano

Milpitas Residents, My mother always told me it was rude to call someone a liar, unless you can back it up with facts and evidence.  If...

Letter: Response to statement about Sunnyhills Neighborhood Assoc. at Mayoral Candidate Forum

Dear Editor, On behalf of the Sunnyhills Neighborhood Association I wish to take this opportunity to thank the Milpitas Beat and the SJCC Milpitas Extension...

Letter: Use of Rights of Way and Public Property Ordinance (aka Camping Ban) – We can do better!

As a candidate for our school board, there’s nothing like going into the office on a Friday morning and getting bombarded with texts, phone...



At Home

Islam and the education of women

When you see a hijab (head covering)-clad woman walk by, what is the first thought that crosses your mind?  Be honest.  “People are shocked to see...

Milpitas Library keeps community engaged virtually

Although the doors to the Milpitas Library have been closed since shelter-in-place orders went into effect last month, it doesn’t mean that access to...

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2023 began when we saw “AVATAR: The Way of Water”

It’s been hard, in the Bay Area, to get this New Year off the ground… Reason being, we’ve been pelted with rain. The whole sky...

2021 — A Year In Review. Wait…what even happened?

I think 2021 was even weirder than 2020. I got over the depression cloud that was lockdown and tight restrictions and lulled into something…different....

First Day of School Chaos