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Poetry: Goodbye Arco

Goodbye Arco I looked out The driver’s window Expecting familiar scene: Folks filling cars Or bumming smokes (Taboo cuz ‘vid nineteen) Usually at that light I turn – Loud music as my...

Must-see historical site in Milpitas: José Maria de Jesus Alviso Adobe and Rancho Milpitas

This is the second article in a continuing series published in The Milpitas Beat describing historical sites in Milpitas from information provided by the...

Poetry: Falling Leaf

Falling Leaf Released With style and grace – Such elegance and ease Clair De Lune in air  You move Among the rustling trees Piano – almost silent As strings are ushered in Transporting...

America! We forgot to complain about Daylight Savings!

Every year around this time I look forward to the passionate complaining of friends and family about the unnecessariness of California’s participation in daylight...

Proposed VTA cuts will harm essential workers, students, and seniors

As a high school student who hasn’t experienced being packed like a sardine with other children on the bus to school for over half...

How COVID-19 has shaped our Milpitas city experiences

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many changes, but one that doesn’t usually come to mind is the shift in the way we interact...

Staying inspired in pandemic times

We all know the old saying “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” But, what...

The importance of voting as a Muslim woman

Women’s suffrage has come a long way, but it’s still shocking to accept the fact that women could not vote in every country that...

Stand by your man: a suggestion for America

Ah, the long-term romantic relationship – I’m not talking about seeing a guy or girl from Tinder three times in a row…I’m talking one...

Making Public Comment useful for Milpitas City Council

COVID-19 has certainly turned things upside down for everyone. It has even affected city council meetings in ways that no one expected. But, Milpitians,...

Perseverance

Is it just me, or are the shorter days feeling a little…long these days? As the smoky curtain of powerlessness hangs heavy over all...

Personal maintenance in the age of COVID-19

I am training to hit the Olympic standard in the marathon, not for 2021 (if the 2021 Olympics is not just another far off...

Pandemic conditions inspire Merryhill students to form debate club

Although the pandemic has led to Merryhill School in Milpitas being closed since March, that has done nothing to deter the spirit of its...

Must-see historical site in Milpitas: Higuera Adobe

This is the beginning of what will be a continuing series published in The Milpitas Beat describing historic sites in Milpitas from information provided...

Support this Black-owned business in the Bay Area: Longevity Wines

Few Black-owned vineyards stretch across the United States, let alone the globe. According to Wine Enthusiast, a small handful of producers, about 100 wineries...

Support this Black-owned business in Milpitas: Nichols Stitches

Millions of people, young and old, are holding Black Lives Matter demonstrations spanning the full 50-state landscape of America. The call for equality and...

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...

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...

Milpitas Inclusive PTA hosts General Meeting on special education

The Milpitas Inclusive PTA will have its first 2020 General Meeting today, May 28. Last September, Carla Crenshaw paved the way for a much-needed community-wide...

Creative ways that Milpitas High educators and student clubs are engaging with distance learning

Although the Milpitas High School campus has been physically closed, school remains in session through distance learning, said Superintendent Cheryl Jordan. Educators continue to...

Two possible solutions to ease housing for teachers, staff, & city workers

As the election heats up, housing is one of the key issues that all the candidates are tackling. Admittedly, this is not something that...

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ALERT: Santa Clara County sees record 760 cases in one day, issues new directives

This afternoon, Santa Clara County Public Health officials held a rare Saturday event to inform the public of rapidly rising COVID-19 case numbers and...

Rich Tran looks forward to third term as Mayor of Milpitas

    Rich Tran never hides the fact that his affinity for Milpitas, and all the families that live within it, is what propels him each...

A heart of Thanksgiving

It was during the third trimester of my second and most challenging pregnancy when the “gratitude journal” craze started to spread online. Back then I...

Milpitas: Here’s what you need to know about the COVID curfew

With 41 California counties now in the state’s Purple COVID-19 tier—meaning the virus in those counties is widespread—midday Thursday Gavin Newsom and the California...

Poetry: Goodbye Arco

Goodbye Arco I looked out The driver’s window Expecting familiar scene: Folks filling cars Or bumming smokes (Taboo cuz ‘vid nineteen) Usually at that light I turn – Loud music as my...
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