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Milpitas, along with surrounding areas, sees rise in COVID-19 cases

Cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, are spiking in Milpitas, where the total case count has crossed 100 in the past few days. As of...

New details emerge on fatal shooting of 19-year-old by Milpitas Police officer

New information has come to light from the Milpitas Police Department (MPD) about an incident from yesterday, June 21, wherein officers responded to reports...

4 reasons Governor Gavin Newsom’s mask order is a good idea

Governor Gavin Newsom finally did it. Following in the footsteps of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Hawaii, and other states, per Newsom’s directive, California...

Milpitas resident donates $150,000 to Milpitas Unified School District

Last week, Dr. David Hufton, a 90-year-old Milpitas resident, donated $150,000 to the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD).  MUSD Board President Hon Lien and Superintendent...

BART officially opens in Milpitas; service to begin Saturday

Milpitas elected officials along with VTA and BART officials opened the city’s BART station and VTA transit hub Friday, marking a moment decades in...

Special education students hit bumps with online learning

When Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) introduced online instruction due to COVID-19 in March, students who have special learning needs were disproportionately affected as...

Photos and Video from Black Lives Matter protest in Milpitas – June 7, 2020

  https://youtu.be/sUMhaKXGjdY                    

Milpitas City Council approves $200K small business loan program for coronavirus relief

As small business owners grow impatient for federal COVID-19 funds to trickle in, the Milpitas City Council has looked to become the next Bay...

Assembly candidate Alex Lee got arrested Sunday night; here’s the full story

Alex T. Lee is 24 years old. A Democrat, Lee is squaring off against Republican Bob Brunton in November 2020’s race for California State...

An interview with newly appointed Milpitas City Manager Steve McHarris

At the May 19 Milpitas City Council meeting, Council voted unanimously to appoint Steve McHarris as City Manager. McHarris had been serving as Interim...

Childcare, outdoor dining, and in-store retail allowed in new Santa Clara County order

Shelter in place and social distancing provisions continue to be lifted by authorities in Santa Clara County… As of this coming Friday, June 5, in-store...

Looters storm Neiman Marcus at Great Mall

Earlier tonight, May 31, at 7:30pm, a burglary alarm went off at Milpitas’ Great Mall—location: Neiman Marcus. Milpitas Police Department (MPD) officers arrived to...

Facing new challenges, childcare facilities start to reopen in Milpitas

Earlier this month, the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department amended the Shelter-in-Place order to allow “childcare establishments, summer camps, schools, and other educational...

Santa Clara County hits 11.7% unemployment rate in April

Today, the California Employment Development put out a statement showing a 15.5% California unemployment rate and an 11.7% Santa Clara County unemployment rate for...

Wettenstein leads: New Milpitas Chamber of Commerce President hard at work during pandemic

Warren Wettenstein has a positive attitude. Despite leading the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce as President during a historic pandemic, he consistently finds a way to...

Free COVID-19 testing now available for all residents of Santa Clara County

At a press conference this morning at PAL Stadium, the City of San José, the County of Santa Clara, and the company Verily issued...

BART will open in Milpitas and San Jose on June 13, 2020

A follow-up from our article last week: Yesterday, local officials announced that the long-awaited BART stations in Milpitas and San Jose would be opening on...

Retail stores allowed to offer curbside pick-up in Bay Area Counties

Update: Later in the afternoon, on 5/18, the Public Health Department of the County of Santa Clara amended the sheltering in place order to...

City Council reconsiders, then rejects, Cannabis Tax Measure

The City gave in to Milpitas residents’ complaints on Friday, opting to hear a cannabis tax measure that was scrapped at the city council’s...

Milpitas and Berryessa BART stations aiming for June opening

The Milpitas and Berryessa BART stations are getting ready for business, with sights set on June for the official opening date. In a conversation with...

Trader Joe’s coming to Milpitas, Company Spokesperson says

Trader Joe’s, the popular neighborhood grocery store chain, will open a store in Milpitas, according to a company spokesperson. “We are planning to bring a...

Milpitas City Council scraps cannabis tax ballot proposal

Milpitas Councilmember Anthony Phan opened Tuesday’s early remote council session in front of a digital background of singer-songwriter -- and famed cannabis user --...

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