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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...

What to expect when Milpitas students go back to school…

What will school look like within the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) when classes resume on August 13? The answer remains uncertain, but the...

Santa Clara County unveils new COVID-19 dashboard

Take a look at Santa Clara County’s upgraded COVID-19 Dashboard.  The County has given the site a new look, which was unveiled today. The info...

Milpitas, along with surrounding areas, sees rise in COVID-19 cases

Cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, are spiking in Milpitas, where the total case count has crossed 100 in the past few days. As of...

4 reasons Governor Gavin Newsom’s mask order is a good idea

Governor Gavin Newsom finally did it. Following in the footsteps of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Hawaii, and other states, per Newsom’s directive, California...

School District predicts balanced budget despite COVID-19 fears

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the Milpitas Unified School District’s (MUSD) plans for several months now. But even as teachers and students gear up...

Important: Keep your cell phone clean during pandemic

A note for uninitiated and a reminder for the initiated: Keep your cell phone clean during the Covid-19 pandemic. Naturally, this advice is applicable to non-pandemic...

Silicon Valley Clean Energy will allocate total of $10 million toward COVID relief

Last month, on May 13, the Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) Board of Directors voted to approve new programs granting relief to its customers,...

Milpitas City Council approves $200K small business loan program for coronavirus relief

As small business owners grow impatient for federal COVID-19 funds to trickle in, the Milpitas City Council has looked to become the next Bay...

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...

Childcare, outdoor dining, and in-store retail allowed in new Santa Clara County order

Shelter in place and social distancing provisions continue to be lifted by authorities in Santa Clara County… As of this coming Friday, June 5, in-store...

Crisis of Maskulinity

That’s it.  The intersection between the COVID-19 pandemic and the culture wars has made me go full partisan, at least for now. It’s not that...

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...

Facing new challenges, childcare facilities start to reopen in Milpitas

Earlier this month, the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department amended the Shelter-in-Place order to allow “childcare establishments, summer camps, schools, and other educational...

Santa Clara County hits 11.7% unemployment rate in April

Today, the California Employment Development put out a statement showing a 15.5% California unemployment rate and an 11.7% Santa Clara County unemployment rate for...

Wettenstein leads: New Milpitas Chamber of Commerce President hard at work during pandemic

Warren Wettenstein has a positive attitude. Despite leading the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce as President during a historic pandemic, he consistently finds a way to...

Free COVID-19 testing now available for all residents of Santa Clara County

At a press conference this morning at PAL Stadium, the City of San José, the County of Santa Clara, and the company Verily issued...

BART will open in Milpitas and San Jose on June 13, 2020

A follow-up from our article last week: Yesterday, local officials announced that the long-awaited BART stations in Milpitas and San Jose would be opening on...

Retail stores allowed to offer curbside pick-up in Bay Area Counties

Update: Later in the afternoon, on 5/18, the Public Health Department of the County of Santa Clara amended the sheltering in place order to...

Sewing for safety

Amid the pandemic that had just gripped the world, on March 21st, I found out that a personal friend, who happens to be a...

Latest news

A letter from Councilmember Dominguez: “Our current Mayor seems more focused on his priorities than our city’s”

Dear Milpitas - my friends and my neighbors, Thank you for affording me the opportunity to serve you and thank you for your support.  We have...

Letter to the Editor: The natural wonder that is Higuera Park

Dear Editor: Congratulations Milpitas Beat and a special thank you to Joseph Ehardt for beginning to share some of the Milpitas historic treasures that are...

A letter to my sons: How America got into this COVID-19 mess

Dear Benny & Henry— I write to you in the midst of what is shaping up to be one of the most staggering crises in...

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...
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