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As COVID cases rise, Santa Clara County recommends masking indoors

Santa Clara County has joined the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Sonoma, along with the City of Berkeley,...

Valley Water embarks on Anderson Dam project after years of unexpected delays

It started with a warning from state officials more than a decade ago that a major earthquake could cause the crest of Anderson Dam...

Kathleen King resigns from Santa Clara County Board of Education

Kathleen King resigned from the Santa Clara County Board of Education earlier this month, citing the need to focus more on the Healthier Kids...

Milpitas puts $1.28 million in federal funding toward residents most impacted by COVID

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program has provided grant funding to the City of Milpitas, to the tune of $1,282,240. At this past...

California reopens, pulls back COVID restrictions

Today, June 15, marks the reopening of California’s economy, bringing the state closer to a pre-COVID state of affairs. The City of Milpitas sent...

Milpitas to receive $16.7 million in federal funds through the American Rescue Plan Act

As the country continues recovering from the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the city of Milpitas is expected to receive $16.7 million from...

Milpitas couple ran 3 brothels on Murphy Ranch Road, trafficked over 100 sex workers

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen has charged a Milpitas couple with felony human trafficking, pimping and pandering, and money laundering on allegations...

Valley Water declares water shortage, mandates 15% reduction in water usage

  As drought conditions worsen in Santa Clara County, the water district has declared a water shortage emergency and asks residents to conserve water.  Historically dry...

Milpitas City Council discusses possibility of mental health crisis response line

As part of the ongoing national conversation around whether police are qualified to respond to mental health crises, several Milpitas City Councilmembers want to...

Milpitas expands no smoking law to include multi-unit housing, public events, & service areas

The City of Milpitas is expanding its smoking ordinance, which already prohibits smoking in parks, on trails, and in outdoor dining areas, to include...

San Jose gunman died of “multiple gunshot wounds of the head”

The autopsy for Samuel James Cassidy (57), the VTA employee who murdered nine coworkers and then fatally shot himself in San Jose last week,...

With COVID case rates low, Santa Clara County moves into “yellow” tier & eases restrictions

COVID-19 case rates have hit their lowest levels in Santa Clara County since officials began to measure them last year. Test positivity rates are...

Milpitas City Council approves new automatic car wash in split vote

A manual coin-operated car wash on South Main Street is getting a fully automatic revamp after more than 50 years in business.  In March, the...

Assemblymember Alex Lee’s first bill gets shelved following public rebuff from fellow lawmaker

  Assemblymember Alex Lee (D-San Jose) ran his campaign on the promise of getting corporate money out of politics.  On his first day in office, the...

Community gathers to remember Natalia Smut, Black Trans woman killed in Milpitas

The last time Kiara Ohlde spoke to her cousin, Natalia Smut, was on Thursday, April 22.  They were talking on the phone together, which was...

Milpitas moves forward with plans to ‘revitalize’ Main Street

Milpitas’ main thoroughfare could be getting a bit of a makeover by November 2021.  Last year, Vice Mayor Carmen Montano asked city officials to craft...

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...

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