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The only positive thing I can think to say about climate change

My wife’s got me reading about climate change lately. Used to be, I’d read about climate change daily. Come nighttime, under the covers, as a...

Milpitas plans for water system improvements as California’s droughts worsen

As California’s drought crisis intensifies year after year, Milpitas is projecting a 67 percent increase in water usage by 2040 as the city’s population...

Volunteers clean up Jose Higuera Adobe Park in an effort to beautify Milpitas

Last weekend, about 50 volunteers came together for a Park and Creek Clean-up at Jose Higuera Adobe Park, located at Wessex Place and Park...

Valley Water gathering public feedback on proposed expansion of Pacheco Reservoir

The first few months of this rainfall season were below average across California, with drought conditions evident statewide. Although the Golden State received a...

Valley Water works on Lower Penitencia Creek repairs

Since September 8, a crew from Valley Water has been working near the South Abel Street and Great Mall Parkway intersection to repair the...

Milpitas awakes to glaring orange, doomy sky

Milpitas woke up on Wednesday to a doomy, sunless, orange-shaded sky, the sight of which added to the sense of alarm and exhaustion being...

Contrails and Climate Change

Let's start off with a few words about ConTrails. Some clear day you may look to the sky and see a long straight white...

Milpitas adopts “reach codes” for greener construction

Add Milpitas to the growing list of Silicon Valley cities fed up with climate change. Milpitas City Council unanimously moved Tuesday to significantly reduce natural...

Futuristic Transit Loop in Milpitas’ Future?

This past Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Milpitas resident and activist Rob Means brought a preliminary plan for a high-tech “loop” before the Milpitas City...

Student Starts E-Waste Program in Milpitas

Nithurhan Carthikeyan is on a mission. Not only did he start an e-waste ("electronic waste") program at the Milpitas Public Library, allowing anyone in the...

Letter to the Editor: Invest Wisely in Our Future

Whether or not you believe the IPCC's urgent warning that global warming is spinning out of control and threatening a breakdown of civilization, you...

Milpitas Air Quality Compromised due to Wildfire

The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department has issued an advisory in regard to the current wildfire in Butte County... Milpitas residents are advised...

Opinion: Hitting Back Against Silicon Valley Clean Energy Rumors

  Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) recently started providing carbon-free electricity to Milpitas residents and businesses. For those who have not followed the progression of...

City of Milpitas Upgrades to 100% Renewable Energy

    Twenty-seven years. That’s how long California has left to start getting all its electricity from carbon-free sources. The deadline year is 2045. Governor Jerry Brown...

The Air We Breathe: Milpitas City Council Candidates Get Candid about The Odor Problem (3 of 6)

The odor from the landfills is still a big problem for citizens. How will you address?    Timothy Alcorn: With the odor, of course the landfill is...

The Milpitas Beat Went Out To Watch Your Garbage Get Collected. Here’s What We Learned…

It’s been eight months since Milpitas Sanitation took over from Republic Services to manage the city’s waste and recycling services. For some Milpitians, the...

The Smell Beat: August 15, 2018

Yesterday was a busy one for The Milpitas Smell, a topic my nostrils have forced me to grow passionate about. Since recent data has shown...

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