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Milpitas City Council mulls budget appropriations for coronavirus-related funds

The Milpitas City Council mulled solutions Tuesday to make up for budget shortfalls pertaining to several city funds. According to Deputy City Manager Walter Rossmann,...

Santa Clara County allowed to open up more amid pandemic

Good news, for a change, in the fight against COVID-19: Santa Clara County, Milpitas included, is no longer on the State of California’s Tier 1...

Amid pandemic, City of Milpitas to provide grants to small businesses

Heads up, Milpitas business owners: The City of Milpitas is moving toward launching something called “The Milpitas Microenterprise Grant Program.” Its purpose is to grant...

As State fixes reporting system, Santa Clara County adds 751 new COVID cases

The State of California’s COVID-19 reporting infrastructure is working to emerge from a two-pronged crisis of inaccuracy and underreporting of disease cases. The underreporting...

Assemblymember Chu hosts virtual town hall on insurance resources & fire safety during COVID-19

Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D – Milpitas), in partnership California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, and Cal Fire Chief – Santa Clara Unit, Jake Hess will...

Technical foul-up: COVID-19 cases are being underreported in Santa Clara County and across California

This week, alarming language on Santa Clara County’s COVID-19 website cited a statewide issue with tracking and reporting virus cases: “Due to a significant and...

Assemblymember Kansen Chu calls for Community Hero nominations

Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D – Milpitas) will be hosting his sixth annual Community Heroes Awards and would like to invite members of our community...

As COVID-19 cases surge in Milpitas, Elmwood Correctional Facility sees outbreak among inmates

Milpitas is seeing a rapidly rising COVID-19 case count. According to Santa Clara County’s COVID-19 dashboard, the city has as of today seen 235...

Santa Clara County needs to communicate better about COVID-19

Like many Santa Clara County residents, I’m glued to the County’s COVID-19 dashboard, which provides invaluable information on case totals, death totals, demographic breakdowns,...

Program run by City of Milpitas and service organizations provides free face masks to residents

Since early spring, the City of Milpitas has been partnering with the Milpitas Rotary Club and the Milpitas Executive Lions Club to provide free...

Assemblymember Kansen Chu hosts a Virtual Town Hall with California Treasurer Fiona Ma on small business resources during COVID-19

On Friday, July 31, at 11:00a.m., Assemblymember Kansen Chu will host a virtual Town Hall with California State Treasurer Fiona Ma to discuss the...

Milpitas COVID-19 case total passes 200

According to Santa Clara County’s COVID-19 data dashboard, Milpitas has by now had 202 confirmed novel coronavirus infections. The dashboard does not display the amount...

MUSD’s Rose Child Development Center carries on with in-person schooling during pandemic

For the past seven weeks now, Milpitas Unified School District’s (MUSD) Child Development Center (CDC) Summer Program has been in operation, serving 30 students...

Norwood launches mask petition to help slow COVID-19 spread & make in-person learning a possibility

At the end of June, Chris Norwood received an unexpected text. It was from a longtime family friend, reaching out to ask for prayers. The...

Santa Clara County: Newsom announces that hair and nail salons allowed to open outdoors

In a burst of relief for California workers and business owners, and the state economy in general, Governor Gavin Newsom is now allowing hair...

Newsom reveals new guidelines for California schools

Governor Gavin Newsom released new guidelines for education in the state of California earlier today.  "Learning in the state of California is simply non-negotiable,” said...

Summitpointe Golf Club revitalized by new owner

It was March 4, 2020. A pandemic, unseen and at best half-understood by most Americans, was rolling in toward us from overseas. It didn’t...

Confirmed: Santa Clara County reversing orders and closing businesses

In a jarring reversal, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a fresh wave of statewide pandemic shutdowns. The move is in response to rapidly accumulating...

What’s allowed and what’s not in Santa Clara County as of July 13

As of Monday, July 13, under a new Santa Clara County health order, gyms, hair and nail services, and outdoor gatherings will be allowed...

Milpitas High School holds socially distanced graduation ceremony for Class of 2020

Milpitas High School’s class of 2020 graduated in a socially distanced ceremony at the end of June. The ceremony was split up over two...

State rejects Santa Clara County’s plans to reopen more businesses on July 13

Last week, Santa Clara County’s Public Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody issued a new risk-reduction order to allow businesses like nail and hair salons...

Santa Clara County hopes to allow gyms, nail and hair salons, to reopen on July 13

This afternoon, the County of Santa Clara Public Health held a press conference to announce details of a new health order... Places like gyms, nail...

Latest news

Council candidate Suraj Viswanathan defends a past marked by numerous court cases

Business executive Suraj Viswanathan is banking on what he believes is his strong business record and dark-money free campaign to nab him a Milpitas...

Elected officials can’t delete social media posts; they’re considered public records

Dear Editor: Public Records may not be a blockbuster topic.  Though it should be... Public Records have been a systemic problem and sore subject for the...

Voting during the COVID-19 pandemic

Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) will host a virtual town hall in partnership with Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA), Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors...

Open letter: Shocked by City Councilmember’s unprofessional and unfounded claim

Mr. Bob Nuñez, Watching the City Council meeting on September 15, 2020, I was taken back and appalled that someone as seasoned as you, Mr....

No on Prop 16 car rally draws crowds in Milpitas

Last Saturday, September 19, about 100 cars -- all decorated with signs and flags -- drove down Milpitas streets including Abel, Jacklin, and Park...
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