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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...

Shock vote: Milpitas City Council moves to rename Dixon Landing Rd. to Barack Obama Blvd.

Milpitas residents might have to add something new to their shared vocabulary: Barack Obama Boulevard. In a 3-2 vote, the city council passed a motion...

Open letter to the Milpitas City Council: “Milpitas rents are NOT SUSTAINABLE.”

Dear Mayor, Councilmembers, and Housing Subcommittee Staff,   “The cost of rental housing in Milpitas and the region has soared in recent years, as the pace...

Milpitas Mayor and Vice Mayor clash over affordable housing

Mayor Rich Tran and Vice Mayor Karina Dominguez have clashed publicly on Facebook in the past couple of days, following a City Council vote...

Rules Subcommittee Moving Ahead 

Last month, the Milpitas City Council pushed forward on the Council’s updated Rules Subcommittee, an effort which has been spearheaded by Vice Mayor Karina...

Sources Say: Former Milpitas City Manager Julie Edmonds-Mares Didn’t Resign; She Was Forced Out

When former City Manager Julie Edmonds-Mares was appointed as Milpitas City Manager, she took the reigns of an office embattled in legal scandal. Her...

Stricter Massage Parlor Regulations Likely Coming to Milpitas

At June 18’s City Council meeting, Councilmembers discussed repealing and replacing existing Milpitas massage regulations so as to align with California law.  California has only...

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The Milpitas Beat is offering free advertising to small business owners

As a way of supporting small business owners in our community, The Milpitas Beat is offering free advertising to all Milpitas businesses, starting March...

Coronavirus news: 51% of small business owners say they won’t survive beyond 0-3 months

Last week, in a Goldman Sachs survey of 1,500 small business owners in the United States, 51% of them said that, amidst the COVID-19...


Voice of Milpitas group opposes La Quinta Hotel in Hillview Neighborhood

Dear Editor: The broader neighborhood sprang into action late last October when those within 1,000 feet of the corner of Hillview Drive and Jacklin Road...

If ever there was a time to think globally, and act locally, it is now

This week Apple announced it is donating 9 million protective masks to the US COVID-19 relief efforts. Facebook offered 720,000 masks and Tesla another...

Amidst news that has the world in pain, there are positives

Editor's Note: This letter was submitted on March 22nd.  Dear Editor: Positive News! I have walked through Milpitas parks with my four-legged companions over the last 30...
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