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City of Milpitas initates action in wake of coronavirus pandemic

Last week’s Milpitas City Council meeting marked a first... Following the announcement of a shelter-in-place order by the County of Santa Clara, the...

Milpitas High School teacher from “blackface” incident says he’s about to be fired; but he wants another chance

In the Fall of 2019, on Halloween morning, David Carter woke up slightly earlier than usual. He went into the bathroom and used sable-colored...

March 3 Primary Election: Live Blog

Milpitas voters headed to the polls Tuesday to vote on everything from the president down to the local school board. Key races for Milpitians...

Milpitas presents two-day city block event set for May

There might still be a few weeks of winter left, but Milpitas is already planning for its biggest party of the spring. On Tuesday, the...

Fake signs about La Quinta Hotel project raise questions among residents

An unidentified group of young men were seen last Saturday, February 8, putting up fraudulent signs at the corner of Jacklin and Hillview.  The signs...

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...

Starting this week, ballots will be mailed to all registered voters for first time ever

Expect a ballot for the March 3 primary in your mailbox this week, even if you’ve never voted by mail before. The approximately 940,000 mail-in...

Stephen Fitzgerald becomes Library Services Manager for Santa Clara County Library District 

After five years of working at the Milpitas Library, in early December, community librarian Stephen Fitzgerald moved on to work as Library Services Manager...

Students at Merryhill Preschool in Milpitas pack 100 gift boxes for children in need around the world

Submitted by Merryhill Preschool  During this past Holiday Season, Pre-K students at Merryhill Preschool in Milpitas recently met their goal of packing and preparing 100...

Production of “The Little Mermaid” a smashing success

The Milpitas Children’s Theater Alliance would like to acknowledge Director Mei-Wan Chai and all Center Stage Performing Arts (CSPA) cast members and volunteers for their...

Milpitas Planning Commission Rejects La Quinta Hotel Plan Over “Community Pride”

After hearing over two hours of public comment and another three hours of presentations and deliberation Wednesday night, the Milpitas Planning Commission rejected a...

Police Blotter 

December 27, 2019 SERPA DR  In a domestic violence incident, a husband was arrested for attacking his wife.  HEATH ST A homeowner caught a glimpse of a subject...

Milpitas City Council pushes for Performing Arts Center

The next time you want to see a community theater show, you might have a new option outside of the famed San Jose Performing Arts...

Milpitas resident Caitlin Nguyen a martial arts standout

Young Milpitas resident Caitlin Nguyen, age 14, has been racking up noteworthy achievements in martial arts this fall... First, at the 2019 Canada Open Taekwondo...

Sunnyhills Neighbhorhood developer plans 44 new residential units

Real estate developer JMK Investments held its first community meeting in November to present its plans for a new 44-unit development in Milpitas’s Sunnyhills...

Three cheers for three years: IBU Taproom celebrates third year in Milpitas

Compared to other places of libation, taprooms are simple. Whether it be in Downtown San Jose or LA, you can spot one: wood-carved bar,...

Terrace Gardens celebrates 30-year anniversary

Out of all the great things going on in Milpitas that one could celebrate right now, the fact that Terrace Gardens has been in...

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...

Milpitas Xtreme Robotics wins first trophy in over a decade 

Last month, on 10/6, Milpitas Xtreme Robotics, the official robotics club of Milpitas High School (MHS), won the Inspire Award in the VEX Robotics...

Happy Hopper Afterschool Program students making an impact

Born and raised in Malaysia, Malini Ramakrishnan was exposed to the realities of homelessness at an early age.  "We have a lot of shelter homes...

Meet Phil Coneeny, the veteran from this year’s Memorial Day spat: He’s more than just a footnote

When Jim Arthur, a retired sailor and Vietnam veteran, penned a letter to the editor after May’s Memorial Day ceremony at City Hall, he...

RIP Denny Weisgerber

Former Milpitas Mayor Denny Weisgerber (birth name: William D.) passed away today at the hospital after a recent bout of pneumonia. Though he’d been...

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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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