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Stand by your man: a suggestion for America

Ah, the long-term romantic relationship – I’m not talking about seeing a guy or girl from Tinder three times in a row…I’m talking one...

Making Public Comment useful for Milpitas City Council

COVID-19 has certainly turned things upside down for everyone. It has even affected city council meetings in ways that no one expected. But, Milpitians,...

Spotify should let Joe Rogan speak

I love watching people try to cancel Joe Rogan. To my memory, in the past year, they tried to get him for voicing a...

Blue skies & cool breezes: the Bay Area can breathe

At press time, Milpitas air quality is reading in the Green. Translation: “good.” Translation: no smoke. Translation: hallelujah! Have you watched the air maps over...

Perseverance

Is it just me, or are the shorter days feeling a little…long these days? As the smoky curtain of powerlessness hangs heavy over all...

Personal maintenance in the age of COVID-19

I am training to hit the Olympic standard in the marathon, not for 2021 (if the 2021 Olympics is not just another far off...

A letter to my sons: How America got into this COVID-19 mess

Dear Benny & Henry— I write to you in the midst of what is shaping up to be one of the most staggering crises in...

Open letter to California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez: Repeal AB5 right this second

Dear Ms. Gonzalez— This is insane. Your law AB5, also known for some reason as “the gig economy law” despite its total miscomprehension of what the...

If all lives really do matter, then why aren’t we acting like It?

I was first introduced to the Black Lives Matter movement six years ago, in the wake of the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed...

The road to peace is paved with justice

As the US is gripped with days of unrest and protest, one has to finally come to terms with the fact that this happens...

Solving racism at home

I don’t normally write about this topic. Not my forte. But the pictures and videos in the George Floyd case have demanded my voice...

Cost of reopening schools adds to the challenge

As we all push towards getting back to some semblance of normality, opening schools is one of the most important steps. However, the proposed...

Sewing for safety

Amid the pandemic that had just gripped the world, on March 21st, I found out that a personal friend, who happens to be a...

RED DENNIS & The Politics of Disrespect

I was in Mountain View, toward the end of 2019, in front of a plain gray building awaiting the presence of The Ciardellas and...

Live Blog: COVID-19 updates for Milpitas

11:58 p.m., April 23, 2020: At present Milpitas has 66 total cases of COVID-19. The total cases in Santa Clara County are up at 1,987;...

Lawsuits:  Nasty, Brutal, But Short?

The federal and state courts in Santa Clara County are some of the busiest in California and the nation as a whole.  With its...

Himalayan Salt & Wellness

Himalayan salt, also known as pink salt, has taken the world by storm – and not without good reason. Over the last few years,...

A wrap-up of our Community Conversation on equity and inclusion

The City of Milpitas is home to a community that is 65% Asian or Pacific Islander, 17% Latino, 14% White, 3% mixed race, and 2%...

Dear Benny…there’s something you need to know…

Dear Benny-- There’s something important I have to share with you, and because in a way it pertains to...

The Milpitas Beat Went on a Ride-Along with the Milpitas Police Department. Here’s what happened…

    It was a Monday evening when I pulled into the Milpitas Police Department parking lot.  The sky above was bright and clear, shining with the...

The Bald Eagles of Milpitas

  I pulled up into the Curtner Elementary School parking lot. It was around 80 degrees outside, yet felt way hotter. Since school is out for...

Latest news

Congressional candidate Ritesh Tandon “will work more for the people,” if elected

Ritesh Tandon, an Indian-American engineer and entrepreneur based in San Jose, is running for Congress as a Republican in South Bay District 17, which...

Milpitas City Council faces sharp criticism from Governor and Law Foundation over planned Homekey lawsuit

The Milpitas City Council is catching heat for its recent unanimous vote in favor of a lawsuit against Santa Clara County to prevent the...

Suraj Viswanathan responds to Governor’s news conference on Homekey

City Council candidate Suraj Viswanathan is responding today to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s weekend news conference criticizing the City of Milpitas for proposing to withdraw from...

Property taxes and permanent school closures in Cupertino – We need to SAVE our BAY AREA schools

Silicon Valley is one of the most expensive real estate in the nation, and the property taxes collected here are in tens of Billions...

Recap video of Chu’s Community Heroes event

Assemblymember Kansen Chu recently honored local heroes for their work to uplift the community. Below is a recap video of the drive-through event. Congratulations...
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