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After Pastor Jethroe (Jeff) Moore stepped down from his role as president of San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP in June, the role was quickly filled by former Milpitas Vice Mayor...
Santa Clara County has joined the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Sonoma, along with the City of Berkeley, to recommend that people resume...

Valley Water embarks on Anderson Dam project after years of unexpected delays

It started with a warning from state officials more than a decade ago that a major earthquake could cause the crest of Anderson Dam...

cPacket Networks to move headquarters from San Jose to Milpitas

cPacket Networks today announced rapid growth across personnel, products, and revenue, with expectations for continued expansion in the future... The company, which described itself in...

An interview with Milpitas Unified School District Superintendent Cheryl Jordan

Summer is in full swing and students across the land are rejoicing! Even teachers get time off, and deservedly so. And yet, even though...

City of Milpitas engages community to choose new logo

As Milpitas sees ongoing transformation, a variety of efforts are underway at City Hall to keep up with the growth, among them updates to...

The only positive thing I can think to say about climate change

My wife’s got me reading about climate change lately. Used to be, I’d read about climate change daily. Come nighttime, under the covers, as a...

The Quick Beat

  • 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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An interview with Milpitas Unified School District Superintendent Cheryl Jordan

Summer is in full swing and students across the land are rejoicing! Even teachers get time off, and deservedly so. And yet, even though...

Kathleen King resigns from Santa Clara County Board of Education

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Milpitas High’s PTSA and Farmers Market on Wheels give 256 gift bags to teachers, staff

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5th Grader from Sinnott Elementary wins Bronze Medal in National Math Competition

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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...



The only positive thing I can think to say about climate change

My wife’s got me reading about climate change lately. Used to be, I’d read about climate change daily. Come nighttime, under the covers, as a...

We are living in a nightmare world where artists are expected to act like politicians

Here’s a terrifying dystopian scenario for you: Imagine a world where every artist is forced to behave exactly like a politician. Imagine a hellscape in...

For Mental Health Awareness Month, watch “The Funeral” with Christopher Walken

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5 ways to talk about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without sounding like an antisemite

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The Chauvin Verdict: Vigilance & tears

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Poetry: Step Out

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Poetry: From Silence to Solidarity

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Your Song

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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Coyote Creek clean-up

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...

Creating a new future for Milpitas mobility

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...

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...



At Home

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...

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

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Our summer road trip through mask-free red states

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Milpitas Library: My family’s journey through the phased re-opening (yes, it’s OPEN!)

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