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NJROTC offers pathways and opportunities to MHS students: Let’s find ways to keep it going

The Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) program at Milpitas High School is a 48-year program that offers high school students the opportunity...

It’s February… How Are Those New Year’s Resolutions Coming?

Weight loss. Muscle gain. Read more. Drink more water. Skip that second cup of coffee. Less alcohol. More vegetables. Less scrolling. Less Netflix. Wake...

The Milpitas Monster is back for Halloween

After a 3-year pandemic retreat, The Milpitas Monster will be screening on Oct 30th, 2023 at the Great Mall Cinemark Century Theaters.  Four Milpitas Monster Patrons...

Valley Water completes project to protect Milpitas residents and businesses from flooding

Later this month, Valley Water will be hosting an event to celebrate the completion of the Lower Penitencia Creek Improvements Project in Milpitas, one...

Reflecting on the loss of my sister during Mental Health Awareness Month

The conversation about the stigma of mental health illnesses and the changes that are necessary to support those suffering has increased. But I’ve observed...

High school students crash into abandoned RV on Railroad Avenue

Yesterday, at about 1:50pm, an older model Acura slammed into an abandoned RV on Railroad Ave. The vehicle contained four high school students, all...

McCandless Park in Milpitas is a major disappointment — and it hasn’t even opened yet

When I moved into the surrounding area four years ago with my family, we were promised that the giant property sitting beside Mabel Mattos...

Silicon Valley’s Ahmadiyya community to host annual interfaith event at Milpitas Mosque

During the thirty days of Ramadan, which begins this year on March 23rd, Muslims around the world abstain from food and drink from dawn...

Supervisor Otto Lee: 2022 Year In Review

Dear Neighbors: Greetings and wishing you and your loved ones the best in 2023. The new year is a time for hope, and a time...

I finally understand New Year’s resolutions

I have never been one to make New Year's resolutions…except when I was in high school. All of my resolutions back then revolved around...

Amidst the holiday season, local Milpitas mosque prepares food for homeless population

Amidst the holiday season, religions around the world are emphasizing the need to give back to disadvantaged populations. This last Sunday, children between the...

Islam and the education of women

When you see a hijab (head covering)-clad woman walk by, what is the first thought that crosses your mind?  Be honest.  “People are shocked to see...

Milpitas history: The many lives of Leapin’ Lena

After you park in the garage of the Milpitas Public Library, you will walk by a display of the Milpitas Historical Society’s Leapin’ Lena...

Peace Love Unity exhibit held at Milpitas Library

On Saturday, August 20th, Omniware Networks and the World Association of Young Artists jointly hosted a Peace Love Unity exhibit at the Milpitas Library.  The...

Assemblymember candidate Bob Brunton sets his sights on November election

After passing the California State Assembly District 24 primary, Bob Brunton has high hopes about the upcoming November election. Brunton, a Republican, has lived...

Milpitas works to create its first ever Women’s Task Force

For the past two years, the Milpitas City Council has worked toward creating the City’s first-ever Women’s Task Force. The idea of a Women’s...

“Love the hell out of them” – The blueprint John Lewis left us

Yesterday marks two years since the passing of American hero and Congressman, John Lewis. Before he held office in D.C., Lewis was the budding...

With attack ads focusing on him, Assemblymember Alex Lee responds

In the past month, a variety of anti-Alex Lee ads have been circulating. These ads have criticized Lee for engaging in “monkey business,” said...

Are we willing to address gun violence?

Here we go again. Another mass shooting. Another community in pain, especially when so many were so young and innocent. And another cry for...

Program helps previously incarcerated youth return to their communities

When it comes to bringing previously incarcerated youth back into their communities, many turn to Fresh Lifelines for Youth’s Reentry Program. Fresh Lifelines for Youth...

I have had two abortions and, if you’re anti-choice, we can’t be friends.

I have had two abortions and, if you're anti-choice, we can't be friends. The first pregnancy resulted from sexual assault, although it wasn't quite as...

Democrats Agree We Need To Get Foreign Money Out Of California Elections…But Kansen Chu Doesn’t Get It

It’s hard to believe that I need to write this opinion piece but Milpitas Beat requested it, so here it is. There is broad consensus...

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