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Milpitas City Council Endorses Laura’s Law to Support People with Mental Health Disorders

The Milpitas City Council unanimously voted to endorse Laura’s Law last Tuesday, a state law that empowers courts to mandate psychiatric treatment for certain...

City Council reconsiders, then rejects, Cannabis Tax Measure

The City gave in to Milpitas residents’ complaints on Friday, opting to hear a cannabis tax measure that was scrapped at the city council’s...

Milpitas City Council scraps cannabis tax ballot proposal

Milpitas Councilmember Anthony Phan opened Tuesday’s early remote council session in front of a digital background of singer-songwriter -- and famed cannabis user --...

Milpitas City Council discussed putting cannabis tax measure on November 2020 ballot…and things got heated

At their last virtual meeting on April 21, Milpitas City Councilmembers had a discussion about voting to include a cannabis sales tax on the...

Milpitas first Santa Clara County city to institute face-covering ordinance

New regulations pertaining to businesses and residents have hit Milpitas as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold… On Wednesday, April 22, with the support of...

Milpitas City Council rejects La Quinta Hotel on Jacklin Rd.

The Milpitas City Council rejected a developer’s plan to build a new hotel on Jacklin Road Friday night, ending almost 19 hours of heated...

Milpitas Officials implement Pilot Program rules for Airbnb users

Stronger and clearer rules might be on the horizon for short-term rental units. The Milpitas City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a pilot program for overseeing...

Silicon Valley Clean Energy touts achievements at Milpitas City Council Meeting

Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), the region’s collaborative, city-driven energy provider, is providing a fossil-free alternative to PG&E’s rates. Milpitas, along with 12 other...

Milpitas City Council endorses SB-50, the state’s controversial Housing Density Bill

The Milpitas City Council voted Tuesday 4-0 -- with Mayor Rich Tran abstaining -- to endorse Senate Bill 50 (SB50), a controversial housing bill...

Milpitas City Council approves revised ADU plan

The Milpitas City Council Tuesday voted 4-1 -- with Councilmember Karina Dominguez dissenting -- to approve a revised five-acre, single-family home development on North...

The redemption of Anthony Phan

I’m in my car, in front of my house when I get a text from the kid: He’s running fashionably late. It’s no problem; I have...

Bob Nuñez voted in as new Vice Mayor; Dominguez calls Mayor Tran “childish” and “sexist”

Mayor Rich Tran has been pushing for a new vice mayor for over a month. On Tuesday, Tran got his wish, as Council voted...

Milpitas Moves Forward with Revised Condo Plan on Montague Expressway

An empty lot at the gateway to some of Silicon Valley’s tech giants will sit empty no longer, as the Milpitas City Council Tuesday...

Planning Commission seeks more detailed plans for new hotel; community raises concerns

The site at 1000 Jacklin Road has stood vacant for almost a year. And judging from the Milpitas Planning Commission’s latest meeting on Wednesday,...

Councilmember Anthony Phan enters State Assembly race

The Assembly race is getting bigger, and the latest person to pull papers is yet another Milpitas City Councilmember. Freshman Councilmember Anthony Phan officially filed...

Milpitas adopts “reach codes” for greener construction

Add Milpitas to the growing list of Silicon Valley cities fed up with climate change. Milpitas City Council unanimously moved Tuesday to significantly reduce natural...

Dominguez to remain as Vice Mayor as City seeks community input for mayoral roles; Mayor Tran again denies claims of sexism

Vice Mayor Karina Dominguez and Mayor Rich Tran will have to learn to work with one another for at least another year, as Dominguez...

Mayor Tran proposes appointing a new Vice Mayor; Vice Mayor Dominguez claims “bullying”

Mayor Rich Tran has worked with the current Milpitas city council for almost a year, and it looks like he’s ready for a change. Tran...

City Council Moves Forward on Amended North Park Victoria Housing Development

At the 11/5 meeting, the Milpitas City Council decided to move forward with an amended proposal on a five-acre single-family home development on North...

City-funded Shuttle Plan fails to pass committee, other options explored

The Milpitas City Council Tuesday (10/8) rejected a plan from the city manager’s office to provide residents with a shuttle service centered around the city’s...

“A huge win” as Milpitas City Council adopts just cause, tenant protections

Five months after the Milpitas City Council voted down tenant protections, the Council on Tuesday passed two measures in favor of tenant protections and...

Milpitas Creates Rent Review Board, Residents Still Concerned About Evictions

Milpitas City Council voted to establish a rent review program at Tuesday’s city council meeting, but the city is still stuck on how to...

Latest news

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...

Assembly candidate Alex Lee got arrested Sunday night; here’s the full story

Alex T. Lee is 24 years old. A Democrat, Lee is squaring off against Republican Bob Brunton in November 2020’s race for California State...

An interview with newly appointed Milpitas City Manager Steve McHarris

At the May 19 Milpitas City Council meeting, Council voted unanimously to appoint Steve McHarris as City Manager. McHarris had been serving as Interim...

The other first responders: Milpitas Public Works

When we think of First Responders, we tend to think of, appreciate, and thank our healthcare workers, mailmen, farmers, grocery workers, drivers, delivery personnel,...

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...
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