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Milpitas City Council mulls budget appropriations for coronavirus-related funds

The Milpitas City Council mulled solutions Tuesday to make up for budget shortfalls pertaining to several city funds. According to Deputy City Manager Walter Rossmann,...

Santa Clara County allowed to open up more amid pandemic

Good news, for a change, in the fight against COVID-19: Santa Clara County, Milpitas included, is no longer on the State of California’s Tier 1...

Tran, Phan make case for quarter-cent tax measure

The city budget is facing deep cuts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, along with an estimated $11 million shortfall in hotel occupancy tax revenue,...

Pete McHugh bows out of Milpitas Mayoral Race

In a Milpitas mayoral election plot twist, former 5-time Mayor of Milpitas Pete McHugh has bowed out of the race, setting incumbent Mayor Rich...

Evacuation Center up & running at Milpitas Library

The Milpitas Beat caught up this evening with Milpitas Recreation Services Manager Renee Lorentzen, who shared information about the Evacuation Resource Center over at...

Bay Area under Red Flag Warning, new storms could worsen fires

As of Sunday afternoon, the Bay Area is under a Red Flag Warning, meaning the kind of dry lightning that started the recent rash...

Milpitas Fire Chief urges vigilance as wildfires rage

The Milpitas Beat checked in this evening with Milpitas Fire Department (MFD) Chief Brian Sherrard for an exclusive interview. Out the gate, Sherrard reiterated what...

Milpitas City Council approves $2 million in raises for City employees

The Milpitas City Council approved over $2 million in raises over 3 years for City employees on August 4. The raises are part of...

As wildfires blaze around Milpitas, residents ready themselves for evacuation

Fire season has gotten off to an intense beginning, with a record heat wave and a lightning storm setting off a multitude of fires...

Milpitas City Council candidate Tiffany Vuong driven by desire to serve working class families

This article is part of a series on figures who have declared their candidacy for Milpitas City Council or Mayor of Milpitas for November’s...

Falling short by one signature, City Council hopeful Demetress Morris will not be on ballot

For Demetress Morris, running for Milpitas City Council is a “natural progression” in her career as a fierce advocate for equality in public education....

Amid pandemic, City of Milpitas to provide grants to small businesses

Heads up, Milpitas business owners: The City of Milpitas is moving toward launching something called “The Milpitas Microenterprise Grant Program.” Its purpose is to grant...

As State fixes reporting system, Santa Clara County adds 751 new COVID cases

The State of California’s COVID-19 reporting infrastructure is working to emerge from a two-pronged crisis of inaccuracy and underreporting of disease cases. The underreporting...

Milpitas City Council votes to place sales tax measure on November ballot

The Milpitas City Council is back to meeting again, after their July break. And on Tuesday night, Council voted to place a sales tax measure...

Milpitas Mayoral race: Pete McHugh steps in

This article is part of a series on figures who have declared their candidacy for Milpitas City Council or Mayor of Milpitas for November’s...

Technical foul-up: COVID-19 cases are being underreported in Santa Clara County and across California

This week, alarming language on Santa Clara County’s COVID-19 website cited a statewide issue with tracking and reporting virus cases: “Due to a significant and...

Vice Mayor Bob Nuñez will seek reelection to Milpitas City Council

This article is part of a series on figures who have declared their candidacy for Milpitas City Council or Mayor of Milpitas for November’s...

Suraj Viswanathan steps into Milpitas City Council race

This article is part of a series on figures who have declared their candidacy for Milpitas City Council or Mayor of Milpitas for November’s...

Program run by City of Milpitas and service organizations provides free face masks to residents

Since early spring, the City of Milpitas has been partnering with the Milpitas Rotary Club and the Milpitas Executive Lions Club to provide free...

Milpitas COVID-19 case total passes 200

According to Santa Clara County’s COVID-19 data dashboard, Milpitas has by now had 202 confirmed novel coronavirus infections. The dashboard does not display the amount...

Minh Ngo to seek full term on Milpitas School Board

Four months after finance professional Minh Ngo won a seat on the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) Board of Education in a special election,...

Santa Clara County: Newsom announces that hair and nail salons allowed to open outdoors

In a burst of relief for California workers and business owners, and the state economy in general, Governor Gavin Newsom is now allowing hair...

Latest news

Assemblymember Chu hosts Virtual Town Halls on Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program

Assemblymember Kansen Chu will host a series of virtual town halls in English, Vietnamese, and Spanish in partnership with San Jose City Councilmembers Sylvia...

Milpitas Council candidate Suraj Viswanathan provides “full transparency” in campaign

Milpitas Council candidate releases information on Court records Milpitas City Council candidate Suraj Viswanathan is offering “full transparency” in his campaign prior to the November...

Council candidate Suraj Viswanathan defends a past marked by numerous court cases

Business executive Suraj Viswanathan is banking on what he believes is his strong business record and dark-money free campaign to nab him a Milpitas...

Elected officials can’t delete social media posts; they’re considered public records

Dear Editor: Public Records may not be a blockbuster topic.  Though it should be... Public Records have been a systemic problem and sore subject for the...

Voting during the COVID-19 pandemic

Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) will host a virtual town hall in partnership with Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA), Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors...
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