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An interview with County Supervisor District 3 Candidate: Kansen Chu

Why are you running for County Supervisor?     As an immigrant who came to the United States for graduate school, I am so honored and humbled...

Starting this week, ballots will be mailed to all registered voters for first time ever

Expect a ballot for the March 3 primary in your mailbox this week, even if you’ve never voted by mail before. The approximately 940,000 mail-in...

The Milpitas Beat endorses Minh Ngo for School Board

This is The Milpitas Beat’s first-ever political endorsement. The Beat hereby endorses candidate Minh Ngo in his race to become a Milpitas Unified School District...

Carmen Montano wants to “represent the people”

One of two Milpitas City Councilmembers running for State Assembly District 25 -- which covers Milpitas, Fremont, Newark, San Jose, and Santa Clara --...

Councilmember Anthony Phan enters State Assembly race

The Assembly race is getting bigger, and the latest person to pull papers is yet another Milpitas City Councilmember. Freshman Councilmember Anthony Phan officially filed...

Kong and Ngo pull papers to run for MUSD Board seat

Chia-Ling Kong and Minh Ngo have pulled papers to run in the upcoming Special Election for the open Milpitas Unified School District Board seat.  The...

Milpitas Councilmember Carmen Montano enters Assembly race

In an early fall addition to 2020’s Assembly District 25 race, Milpitas City Councilmember Carmen Montano has officially declared her candidacy.  Montano faces fellow candidates...

Milpitas Vice Mayor Karina Dominguez exits State Assembly race

Milpitas’ Vice Mayor Karina Dominguez has officially dropped out of the race for State Assembly. On Facebook, in the early morning hours of Saturday, September...

Political outsider Natasha Gupta jumps into State Assembly race

The assembly race for the seat to be vacated by Kansen Chu in the 25th district now has a new candidate: Natasha Gupta (age...

State Assembly Candidate Anna Song Endorsed by Mayor Rich Tran

“Loyal, trustworthy, and committed to the community.” These were the words with which Mayor Rich Tran described 25th Assembly District Candidate Anna Song, in the...

Milpitas Mayor Rich Tran Bows out of State Assembly Race, Plans to Run for Third Mayoral Term Instead

In an exclusive interview with The Milpitas Beat, Mayor Rich Tran said that he was withdrawing from the State Assemblymember race, so that he...

Assemblymember Race Heats Up: Vice Mayor Karina Dominguez, Alex Lee, & Bob Brunton All Enter Contest

Within the last couple of weeks, a few new candidates announced they’d be joining the Assemblymember race for AD25, the most recent being Milpitas’...

Women Are Winning: Meet Milpitas’ New Vice Mayor Karina Dominguez

When Karina Dominguez ran for Milpitas City Council in this past November, 2018, election, she did so grassroots-style, mobilizing support from the...

The Lowdown on the Swear-in Ceremony at Milpitas City Hall

  At Milpitas' 12/18/18 City Council meeting, re-elected Mayor Rich Tran, along with incoming Councilmembers Karina Dominguez and Carmen...

Women are Winning: A Profile of New School Board Member Kelly Yip-Chuan

  This past November's election was a historic one for women. A record number of 116 women took seats in Congress. Add to this the...

Opinion: Why Tran Won

I was naive when I started writing for The Milpitas Beat. I thought I’d throw some warm coverage at our humble small town (or small...

Mayor Rich Tran Wins Second Term, while Carmen Montano and Karina Dominguez Win Councilmember Seats

    Milpitas voters made a very clear, decisive choice this election:  With 46.9% of the vote (a total of 3834 votes), Rich Tran blazed past all...

Mayor Rich Tran Calls on Councilmember Anthony Phan to Resign

    In a Facebook post from this past Sunday, November 4, Milpitas’ Mayor Rich Tran, who's running for reelection, shared an image of an election...

YOUR 2018 MILPITAS ELECTION RECAP

  We're just days away from the 11/6 Election.  If you still aren't sure which candidates to vote for, check out some of our Election Season...

Opinion: Measure AA is a Great Investment, Vote Yes on AA

  As November 6 approaches, one key measure Milpitians need to decide on is Measure AA. Measure AA is a $248 million school bond targeted...

Roll Call: The Mayor & City Council Members’ Attendance Records

  Incumbent Mayor Rich Tran’s City Council meeting attendance record has come under scrutiny in advance of this year’s November 6 election, mainly courtesy of...

Opinion: How to Choose Who to Vote for in the Milpitas Mayoral & City Council Races

The November elections are less than a month away, and the uneasiness of having to make a decision is encouraging my procrastination. This uneasiness...

Latest news

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...

Letter to the Editor: Proposed hotel on Jacklin-Hillview

Dear Editor:   My dental office for the past 29 years has been located next to the former racquetball courts/gymnasium that was proposed to be redeveloped...

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 Police release body cam footage of fatal shooting

This is a follow-up from last month’s stabbing incident on North Temple Drive.  On June 21, at just before 1pm, the Milpitas Police Department (MPD)...

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...
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