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Stephen Fitzgerald becomes Deputy County Librarian for Santa Clara County Library District

A familiar face from the Milpitas Library has become Deputy County Librarian of Community Library Development for the Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD).  Stephen...

COVID variants on the rise in Santa Clara County

COVID variants are on the rise in Santa Clara County. These variants are worrying as they’re more transmissible than the initial form of COVID-19....

Milpitas teachers, students, & community leaders prepare self-care goodie bags for families in need

Milpitas High School teacher Tricia Brownstein’s students have spearheaded a valuable and inspirational project. The head of the Travel and Tourism Academy, Brownstein advised...

Making History: Emma Guerrero is first female to become Eagle Scout in Milpitas

Emma Guerrero is one of the founding members of Scouts BSA Troop 2163, the first all-girl troop in Milpitas. But it doesn’t stop there:...

Santa Clara County will move into Orange Tier and reduce restrictions

Effective Wednesday, March 24, Santa Clara County will be in the State of California’s COVID-19 pandemic Orange tier. This means a variety of activities...

In Angelo Quinto’s death, it’s his family’s words against those of the police

On December 23, 2020, in her home in Antioch, California (60 miles northeast of Milpitas), Maria Quinto-Collins started running a video camera and aimed...

Special Report: Anti-Asian hate crimes rampant across Bay Area; Milpitas staying vigilant

On January 28, 2021, in San Francisco, Vicha Ratanapakdee’s wife had made him some morning coffee. He told her he would drink it later,...

MUSD Board of Education votes unanimously to censure Trustee Michael Tsai

Tuesday night’s Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) School Board meeting lasted ‘til after 1am on Wednesday, as the Board issued a unanimous vote to...

On April 1, Milpitas Unified will open schools for elementary students and 9th graders

At last night’s school board meeting, the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) announced that schools will reopen on April 1, 2021, for TK-6th graders...

New Finance Director to join City of Milpitas

Lauren Lai, CPA, will soon join the City of Milpitas staff as its new Finance Director, having been appointed by City Manager Steve McHarris. Lai...

Santa Clara County will open indoor dining, movie theaters, and gyms

Effective tomorrow — Wednesday, March 3 — Santa Clara County will be back in the Red tier, a strong indicator of decreasing COVID-19 cases...

The unhoused find shelter at Hillview Court Apartments in Milpitas

Upon entering Hillview Court Apartments (formerly Extended Stay America), one encounters a wide front lobby. Every day, a resident comes down to it to...

Man killed in Fiji Islands had dedicated many years to serving Milpitas community

About a month ago, a retired couple was murdered in their home in Lawai, Sigatoka, in the Fiji Islands. It was reported that their...

Santa Clara County will allow youth sports, performing arts activities to resume outdoors

COVID-19 rates are falling in Santa Clara County. The 7-day rolling average number of new cases is currently 296.  As a result, County officials today...

Santa Clara County to expand vaccine eligibility to teachers and other essential workers

Santa Clara County has announced that come February 28, access to vaccines will expand to encompass three new groups consisting of essential workers:     —Workers in...

The South African strain of COVID-19 is in Santa Clara County

Two local COVID-19 patients are carrying B.1.351, the South African variant of the virus. One is in Alameda County. The other is here in...

California’s Eviction Moratorium extended to June 30

Statewide, a week ago, California’s eviction moratorium was extended ‘til June 30. Applications for rent relief can be put in as of March 15,...

Local fitness centers struggle with COVID regulations

Google “male CrossFit instructor,” and you might get an idea of what Austin Begiebing looks like: tall and fit, sporting some stubble and some...

Wendy Wood becomes Milpitas’ new City Clerk

The City of Milpitas has a new City Clerk. With previous City Clerk Mary Lavelle having retired at the end of 2020, City Manager Steve...

With vaccines in short supply, Bay Area leaders move to vaccinate older adults

Vaccines are in short supply throughout the Bay Area. As a result, officials across eight jurisdictions are making a push to prioritize vaccinating residents...

Santa Clara County passes 100,000 COVID cases

This coming Sunday will mark the one-year anniversary of the day when the first-ever case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in Santa Clara County. In the...

Stay at home order lifted in Santa Clara County

Throughout California on Monday, stay at home orders were lifted, meaning counties including Santa Clara can now return to the tiered, color-coded COVID-19 classification...

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