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Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Andrew B. Dyson, Jr., a Milpitas resident with an accomplished military, professional, civic, and personal history, was honored earlier this month on Veterans Day (November 11), as the 2021...
Milpitas’ Main Street will be transformed for a special Holiday Magic event in December.  From December 4-19, between Weller Lane and Carlo Street, there will be a stage, a movie...

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  • COVID-19 Booster Shots for All Vaccines Now Available for Eligible Individuals in Santa Clara County
    Boosters strongly urged for all people 65 years of age and older, residents of long term care facilities, and people 50 years and older with underlying medical conditions. Many others will also benefit from a booster and are encouraged to get one.
    County clinics are taking appointments at www.sccfreevax.org and everyone eligible is encouraged to receive a booster shot.
  • Santa Clara County, CA – The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on August 17 to close down East San Jose’s Reid-Hillview Airport. The move quickly followed a study that discovered elevated levels of lead in children living nearby. The closure process is expected to begin in 2022. The airport services small, private aircraft, which tend to generate high levels of lead.
  • Santa Clara County, CA – The County of Santa Clara released a new data dashboard on Wednesday, breaking out COVID-19 case rates by vaccination status. The latest numbers reflect what public health officials have been echoing in recent weeks: the Delta variant is fueling a surge in cases and the unvaccinated are at the highest risk of infections.
  • Milpitas Rent Relief available NOW!
    Are you behind on rent due to COVID/Pandemic-related causes and need some support?  
    Let the Milpitas Rent Relief program help you!The Rent Relief Program provides eligible recipients relief funding for:
    • Rent/Deposit Relief
    • Emergency Hardship Relief
    • Eviction Prevention
    • Domestic Violence Relocation
    • Child & Family Homelessness Relief
    • Section 8 Good Faith Deposits

    Eligible recipients include the following:

    • Students attending Milpitas Unified who are experiencing homelessness (McKinney-Vento)
    • Seniors who are age 55 and older
    • Disabled individuals
    • Victims of domestic violence
    • Emancipated foster youth and unaccompanied minors
    • Individuals living in Subsidized Housing, including Section 8
    • Other residents experiencing a high cost of living, on a case-by-case basis
    •  

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Mental health is more of a priority than ever in Milpitas

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MUSD Trustee Michael Tsai claims fellow school board members aren’t allowing him into meetings

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Milpitas Unified School District reports 44 COVID cases in first month

A month into the 2021-22 school year and the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) has reported 44 cases of COVID-19. Forty-two students across 15...

New Stratford School facility will open at former Orchard Supply site

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Dear Editor, One of my priorities as the Chair of the Valley Water Homeless Encampment Committee is to seek ways to protect the health of Santa Clara County’s creeks by...

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Do you walk or bike around Milpitas? Would you, if it was easier and safer? That is the intent of the Draft Trail, Pedestrian,...

Why have Milpitians turned a blind eye to hate incidents?

Dear Editor: Hate incidents are not accepted in the classroom or in the workplace. So why is it being accepted by our community members and...

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Dear Editor: I had hoped that one of the leaders of our numerous community organizations might speak up. Where are our Churches, where is the...

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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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