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A familiar face from the Milpitas Library has become Deputy County Librarian of Community Library Development for the Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD).  Stephen Fitzgerald stepped into his new...
A fresh influx of COVID-19 vaccines delivered to Santa Clara County just this morning has spurred a rapid increase in the amount of vaccine appointments, to the tune of...

An Open Letter to School Board Trustee Michael Tsai: There are ways you can turn this around

Dear Trustee Tsai— No harm will come to you in these paragraphs.  This is not cancel culture in progress. We do not cancel here in Milpitas....

Beverly Cleary books brought joy to my family during a hard year

Beverly Cleary has meant the world to my children and I during the coronavirus pandemic. My own mother, who lives far from my family,...

COVID variants on the rise in Santa Clara County

COVID variants are on the rise in Santa Clara County. These variants are worrying as they’re more transmissible than the initial form of COVID-19....

The state of redistricting: A Milpitas Beat primer

OK folks, hold on to your hats, because we’re about to dive into the deep end of the American Constitution. Many of you may...

When it comes to in-person learning, there’s no good answer

I was told that on April 1st, Milpitas public schools would be opening up…and fittingly, given the date of the reopening, it’s feeling like...

The Quick Beat

  • MUSD 2021 and Beyond
    The Sunnyhills Neighborhood Association will host Milpitas Schools Superintendent Cheryl Jordan as guest speaker for their monthly presentation at 8:30am on Saturday, May 1. Ms. Jordan will recap the year of distance learning with in person learning support, explain EducatEveryWhere v4.0 (expanded in person learning), and provide an update on bond measure work. Email for the zoom login details. Everyone is welcome to join! We hope to return to in person events in the fall.
    About Sunnyhills Neighborhood Association: We are a volunteer group of local residents who actively work to improve the Sunnyhills neighborhood and the city of Milpitas through positive activities and programs. We sponsor a monthly community breakfast, a 50-year+ tradition in Milpitas. Breakfast is free (donations requested). All Milpitas residents and business owners are invited to attend. Website
  • Petition to Increase COVID19 vaccine supply to Santa Clara county:
    https://www.change.org/p/gavin-newsom-increase-covid19-vaccine-supply-to-santa-clara-county?utm_content=starter_cl_share_content_en-us_7%3Av2&recruiter=1190170733&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition
  • 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: https://housing.ca.gov/covid_rr/index.html
  • Milpitas Police Department Partners with Racing Hearts to Deploy AED’s 
    The Milpitas Police Department will be deploying Automated External Deliberators (AEDs) in its patrol vehicles thanks to a partnership with Racing Hearts (www.racinghearts.org) to purchase AEDs and associated equipment. AEDs are a vital piece of safety equipment that can save lives in cardiac emergencies.
    Officers are constantly in the field and predominantly in their vehicles. The deployment of AEDs coupled with our quick response times to critical medical calls will increase the chances of a successful outcome in sudden cardiac arrest incidents. Having the equipment readily available allows an officer to initiate Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in conjunction with an AED, prior to the arrival of firefighters or paramedics thus increasing the chances of saving a life.

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Milpitas teachers, students, & community leaders prepare self-care goodie bags for families in need

Milpitas High School teacher Tricia Brownstein’s students have spearheaded a valuable and inspirational project. The head of the Travel and Tourism Academy, Brownstein advised...

San Jose City College leaders weigh in on solutions to anti-Asian violence

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MUSD Board of Education votes unanimously to censure Trustee Michael Tsai

Tuesday night’s Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) School Board meeting lasted ‘til after 1am on Wednesday, as the Board issued a unanimous vote to...

On April 1, Milpitas Unified will open schools for elementary students and 9th graders

At last night’s school board meeting, the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) announced that schools will reopen on April 1, 2021, for TK-6th graders...

Rose Elementary students create over 700 Valentines for seniors

It all started with a phone conversation.  ViAnna Anderson, a teacher at Rose Elementary School in Milpitas, thought it might be fun for students to...

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Book review: Andy Ngo’s UNMASKED is a failure of journalism & persuasion

I had the unusual experience of reading “Unmasked: Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy” over the past couple of weeks, unusual insofar as...

Letter to a Woke Friend

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Prediction: Joe Biden will be a great president

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Small businesses in Milpitas and surrounding communities need protection from abusive lawsuits

As Milpitas residents continue to shelter in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and eventually prepare for the safe reopening of our local...

Mike Pence can put a stop to this madness — but will he?

In the violent waning days of the Trump administration, after police in Washington, D.C., cleared out insurgent Trump supporters who poured upon the Capitol...

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Your Song One note, two notes Maybe three A forth, a fifth Some bars A key Major, minor Treble, bass A metronome To set the pace Whole notes, slow notes Sixteenth, fast Whispers of Musicians past Forge forward...

Winners of Milpitas Strong Art Contest announced

The winners of the Milpitas Strong Art Contest have been announced.  Back in October, 2020, the public began making submissions in three categories: Adult T-shirt,...

Golden Hills Art Association stays creative during pandemic

The Golden Hills Art Association (GHAA), a Milpitas based art club, has been encouraging its members to be creative during the Covid 19 pandemic. ...

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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 leaders? If the safety of...

Waiting for understanding and/or self reflection

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...

Letter to the Editor: Milpitas will make its own decisions about dealing with homelessness

Dear Editor: We love Milpitas. We will not be bullied into submission by tyrannical Orwellian Politicians who do not have our best interests at heart. Most...

Letter to the Editor: Mayor Tran not qualified to lecture on mental health

Dear Editor: I listened in on the Milpitas City Council Special Meeting yesterday regarding homelessness issues. I found one aspect remarkable. I listened to a...

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Milpitas Library keeps community engaged virtually

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Staying fit and active while at home; an interview with Fitness Instructor Fernanda Daldon

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Beverly Cleary books brought joy to my family during a hard year

Beverly Cleary has meant the world to my children and I during the coronavirus pandemic. My own mother, who lives far from my family,...

When it comes to in-person learning, there’s no good answer

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Happy Pandemic Anniversary: A Year in Review

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Tips on communicating with someone who has recovered from an eating disorder

"How's your new diet going?" I hear one woman ask another at the playground.  "It's hard. I've been eating the shakes and the bars. So...