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Milpitas presents two-day city block event set for May

There might still be a few weeks of winter left, but Milpitas is already planning for its biggest party of the spring. On Tuesday, the...

Milpitas-based organization is engaging young leaders

After he sold his medical device company, Sanjeev Tanna decided that he was going to do something for younger generations.  Looking at his 6-year-old son...

Making The Milpitas Monster movie

FIRST SHOWN in the American Bicentennial year of 1976, the Milpitas Monster movie was conceived as a commercial art class project in 1972 at...

Legoland Discovery Center breaks ground at Milpitas’ Great Mall

Legoland Discovery Center held its groundbreaking celebration at the Great Mall in Milpitas this past Thursday, September 26. The 31,000 square foot center will officially...

“The Milpitas Monster” will air on September 14, 2019, on the “Creature Features” TV show

“The Milpitas Monster” will be the scary creature feature presented on the September 14, 2019, episode of the “Creature Features” TV show, hosted by...

Milpitas’ National Night Out Parties Hit Record Numbers

On August 6, neighborhoods all over Milpitas and across the United States took part in National Night Out (NNO). A community-building event in which...

Letter to the Editor: Mayor’s Memorial Day Omission is Inexcusable

I attended the Memorial Day Ceremony at City Hall. When the Mayor mentioned veterans from various wars, he neglected to mention WWII. Well, I happened to...

Powerhouse Singer/Songwriter Lou Evans on an Upswing

Lou Evans’ voice evokes a kind of electricity. When he sings, it’s as if a strong current is emanating from the deepest parts of...

Happy Holi: The Ultimate Celebration of Colors

One thing’s for sure: When the Shreemaya Krishnadham Temple in Milpitas throws a Holi celebration, they don’t hold back.  They go full-out, leaning into an...

Moments Captured from the César Chavez Flag-Raising in Milpitas

The past Sunday, March 31th, the City of Milpitas held a flag-raising celebration in honor of César Chavez's legacy and birthday. Chavez's sister Rita...

St. John’s School Gears Up for First STEM Fair

On Aidan’s laptop, he has a page about Q-tips and velocity from Autodesk open. Nina has the Science Buddies website up, and Aditya is...

Milpitas Police Academy Springing into Gear

Attention: Want to know what it takes to be a cop? Want to know how a Police Department runs, and what police officers experience on...

Pearl Zanker Elementary School to Close Out Black History Month in Dynamic Fashion

February may be over, but Pearl Zanker Elementary School (1585 Fallen Leaf Dr.), which this year hosted its first-ever Black History Month Ceremony, will...

A Conversation on Preventing Gun Violence in Milpitas

In 2012, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newton, Connecticut, claimed the lives of 20 children and 6 adults. In response to the...

Milpitas Teen Center off to a Robust Start

On the evening of Friday, February 15, the Milpitas Teen Center hosted Friend’s Day, an event to which their members could bring along non-member...

Great Mall Hosts 4th Annual Lunar New Year Festival

Great Mall will be hosting its fourth annual Lunar New Year festival this weekend. Come celebrate the Year of the Pig throughout the mall...

Milpitas Kicks Off Lunar New Year with Community Center Celebration

Red was the color of the night as hundreds flocked to the Community Center for the city’s annual Lunar New Year Celebration...

Son of Former Milpitas Mayor Ben Gross to Appear at Sunnyhills Breakfast

Benjamin Gross, Jr. -- the son of Civil Rights Activist and Politician Ben Gross -- will be appearing at the Sunnyhills Neighborhood...

The Beat’s Week in Photos from Social Media 12/1-12/7

Enjoy this week's round-up of photo content from The Beat's Facebook and Instagram feeds:                         ...

Milpitas Democratic Club Hosts Immigration Forum

    On Saturday, November 3, the Milpitas Democratic Club hosted an Immigration Forum at the Milpitas Police Department.  Panelists included Zahra Billoo (Executive Director of The...

Milpitas Home to Thriving Nonprofit Community

    When you think of nonprofits, what do you think of? Most of us think of a group making a difference in our community. And...

Day of the Dead Celebrated at Cal Hills

    Children's faces, painted like skulls. The warm, familiar aroma of authentic Mexican food. An altar exploding with vibrant colors, created with one intention: to...

Latest news

The Milpitas Beat is offering free advertising to small business owners

As a way of supporting small business owners in our community, The Milpitas Beat is offering free advertising to all Milpitas businesses, starting March...

Coronavirus news: 51% of small business owners say they won’t survive beyond 0-3 months

Last week, in a Goldman Sachs survey of 1,500 small business owners in the United States, 51% of them said that, amidst the COVID-19...


Voice of Milpitas group opposes La Quinta Hotel in Hillview Neighborhood

Dear Editor: The broader neighborhood sprang into action late last October when those within 1,000 feet of the corner of Hillview Drive and Jacklin Road...

If ever there was a time to think globally, and act locally, it is now

This week Apple announced it is donating 9 million protective masks to the US COVID-19 relief efforts. Facebook offered 720,000 masks and Tesla another...

Amidst news that has the world in pain, there are positives

Editor's Note: This letter was submitted on March 22nd.  Dear Editor: Positive News! I have walked through Milpitas parks with my four-legged companions over the last 30...
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