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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...

Milpitas family seeks answers after electrical fire from PG&E power line claims their home

When PG&E announced just over a week ago that they would shut off power to approximately 27,000 residents in Santa Clara County due to...

Announcing SEPTAM, the new Special Education Parent Teacher Association of Milpitas

“Think of the power we have in this room right now to make a difference.” This was the uplifting opening statement from Carla Crenshaw, Director...

Making The Milpitas Monster movie

FIRST SHOWN in the American Bicentennial year of 1976, the Milpitas Monster movie was conceived as a commercial art class project in 1972 at...

Don’t Glaze Me Donuts gives back to the community with sugary sweets

If you pay enough attention to social media, you can sometimes spot Don’t Glaze Me Donuts parked outside Milpitas High School after the last...

What will Legoland Discovery Center at Milpitas’ Great Mall be named?

On September 26, 2019, outside Milpitas’ Great Mall, a groundbreaking ceremony took place to initiate construction on a brand new Legoland Discovery Center, set to...

Milpitas Police Seek Help Identifying Package Thieves

In the past few days, some Milpitas residents have not received their expected Amazon packages. Reason being, a trio of unknown suspects were going...

Milpitas resident dies in stabbing incident; family starts Go Fund Me campaign

Yesterday, on October 8, Milpitas resident Roberto Meza Gonzalez tragically lost his life in a stabbing that occurred on North Temple Drive’s 100 block. The Milpitas...

12-year-old Michael Medina from Milpitas’ Junior Giants league wins scholarship 

Run by Milpitas’ Police Activities League (PAL), the Junior Giants is a noncompetitive summer baseball and softball program that offers many opportunities for children...

Chamber of Commerce Office Manager CJ Ericson reaches 10 years on the job  

When you put in a phone call to the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce, invariably, no matter the day or the time, you find yourself...

Patelco Credit Union puts community first  

Patelco Credit Union has been around since 1936. Back then, it had just $500 in assets.  Now, it’s the 26th largest credit union in the...

14-year-old Milpitas resident Gavin Heraldo sings at the US Open Tennis Championships  

At the age of 14, Gavin Heraldo has already achieved the impossible.  Over the summer, he created an audition video on YouTube, for a shot...

Opinion: It’s time for Milpitas’ elected officials to receive competitive salaries

In December, 2018, Milpitas’ Mayor Rich Tran announced his run for county supervisor. Then in June, 2019, he announced his run for state assembly....

Homelessness on the rise in Milpitas

If you go to the intersection of East Curtis Avenue and Hammond Way, not far from the Century Theaters entrance at Milpitas’ Great Mall,...

“The Milpitas Monster” will air on September 14, 2019, on the “Creature Features” TV show

“The Milpitas Monster” will be the scary creature feature presented on the September 14, 2019, episode of the “Creature Features” TV show, hosted by...

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...

Magdalena Carrasco Hopes for Opportunity to Work on Large-Scale Matters of “Environment and County Homelessness” if Elected Board Supervisor

For Magdalena Carrasco, the prospect of working for the county once again feels like “going back home.” After all, for 11 of her 25...

Bodhi Meditation in Milpitas Offers Space to Heal 

Tucked away on Hanson Court is a building devoted to amplifying peace within the minds, bodies, and spirits of all those who enter it.  Run...

Why exactly was Center Stage Performing Arts’ contract suspended?

Earlier this summer, the City of Milpitas sent an email out to the Center Stage Performing Arts (CSPA) theater group, letting them know that...

Milpitas’ National Night Out Parties Hit Record Numbers

On August 6, neighborhoods all over Milpitas and across the United States took part in National Night Out (NNO). A community-building event in which...

Larry Ciardella Steps Down from Planning Commission

After serving for 13.5 years (to say nothing of his distinct 5-year run before that), Larry Ciardella has stepped down from his seat on...

14th Annual Adobo Festival Happening in Milpitas 

It’s time, once again, for the annual Adobo Festival. A celebration of FIlipino food, music, and culture, the festival is happening on August 3rd...

Latest news

MUSD students will not be returning to school for the rest of the year

In an effort to help flatten the curve and slow the spread of the coronavirus, the call expected by many has been made: Milpitas...

Science not onboard with wiping down your food

Even with shelter in place provisions enacted and social distancing guidelines being spread far and wide, one common denominator that’s unavoidable among people is...

Bay Area experts cautiously optimistic about “flattening the curve”

As the New York City metro area experiences an alarming surge in cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, experts in California are cautiously optimistic...

Santa Clara County extends shelter-in-place order to May 3, tightens restrictions

At a Santa Clara County press conference this afternoon, Dr. Sara Cody announced that the shelter-in-place order has been extended to May 3, 2020,...

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...
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