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For better, and in some cases, for worse, the digital age of communication and use of social media in education is here to stay. On September 22, 2021, Milpitas Unified...
Graffiti, overgrown weeds, and trash around the Great Mall are in the process of being cleaned up following two abatement notices from Milpitas city officials this summer.  Sharon Goei, the...

The Quick Beat

  • From The Red Cross: “YOU CAN HELP people affected by Hurricane Ida by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS, or texting the word IDA to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Your gift is a commitment to helping people in need, and every single donation matters. Financial donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.”
  • 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.
  • Celsius Ice Cream has new hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 2pm-9pm; and Friday – Sunday, 1pm – 9pm. They also have new summer smoothie drinks (Mangonada and strawberry); and a BTS Giveaway until supplies last (Cupsleeves, Mini Banners, and Photocards).   
  • 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
  • Wheelchairs available to veteran or family of veteran
    The Knights of Columbus has wheelchairs available for a veteran or a family member of a veteran,
    first come first serve while supplies last.
    The wheelchairs are brand new.
    There are 4 sizes available: 18, 20, 22, and 24 inches, measured between the armrests.
    For more details and delivery arrangement please contact District Deputy: Tim Crews
  • Rent Relief
    CA COVID-19 Rent Relief will help income-eligible households pay rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments. The federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 provides funding to support the program and tenant (renter) protection laws signed by Governor Newsom. Link here

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