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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 --...

Young mothers face obstacles during COVID-19 pandemic

18-year-old Jessica Esparza lost her job in March, after the shelter-in-place order went into effect across the Bay Area.  Now, she is struggling to provide...

A pair of Girl Scout sisters supply Milpitas frontline workers with handmade masks

Volunteering is nothing new for the Nakka family -- especially for Milpitas High School (MHS) freshman Avishkrita Nakka and her sister, Sinnott Elementary student...

Milpitas City Council discussed putting cannabis tax measure on November 2020 ballot…and things got heated

At their last virtual meeting on April 21, Milpitas City Councilmembers had a discussion about voting to include a cannabis sales tax on the...

Minh Ngo sworn in to serve on Milpitas Unified School District’s Board of Education

On Tuesday night, Minh Ngo was officially sworn in as a Trustee on the Milpitas Unified School District’s (MUSD) Board of Education by Milpitas...

Shelter-in-place order extended in Santa Clara County to May 31, with some easing of restrictions

It’s official: Santa Clara County will continue sheltering in place until May 31.  The initial shelter in place order began in mid-March and will have...

Suspect who vandalized businesses in Milpitas and San Jose identified

The Milpitas Police Department (MPD) has reached out to the public for help with locating a vandalism suspect... Working with San Jose Police Department detectives,...

Inspiration during coronavirus: Milpitas High School junior creates ProjectMaskify; students make and donate 800 masks (and counting!)

The most challenging of situations have the potential to spark great movements that propel the world forward.  ProjectMaskify is one such great movement.  A junior at...

Bay Area shelter in place provisions to be extended through May

Revised Bay Area shelter in place orders are coming this week.  The Public Health Officers of six Bay Area counties, Santa Clara County included, along...

Santa Clara County COVID-19 deaths reach 100

As of Sunday, April 26, Santa Clara County had reported that 100 of its residents had died from COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.  Countywide, 2,084 people...

Milpitas first Santa Clara County city to institute face-covering ordinance

New regulations pertaining to businesses and residents have hit Milpitas as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold… On Wednesday, April 22, with the support of...

Newsom to unveil plan for easing restrictions and re-opening economy in California

In a press conference, Governor Gavin Newsom mentioned that he will be unveiling a plan for easing restrictions in California. Newsom, along with governors from...

Milpitas City Council rejects La Quinta Hotel on Jacklin Rd.

The Milpitas City Council rejected a developer’s plan to build a new hotel on Jacklin Road Friday night, ending almost 19 hours of heated...

Supervisor Cortese: Our shelter in place efforts are working; let’s keep up the good work!

As we continue to follow Shelter in Place guidelines to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19, we are asking ourselves, “Is this working?” and...

Milpitas High School student sends letters of encouragement to COVID-19 frontline workers

As COVID-19 frontline workers push their physical and mental limits from caring for patients, they could all use a hug -- something prohibited in...

43 cases of COVID-19 confirmed among Milpitas residents

Last night, on April 9, Santa Clara County authorities had logged 43 cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, among Milpitas residents. Nearby San Jose, the...

County Supervisors vote to explore Milpitas Homeless Shelter proposal despite opposition from local officials

As Santa Clara County struggles to deal with the coronavirus crisis, the County Board of Supervisors is looking at an undeveloped plot of land...

What you can do to help families in need & locally-owned restaurants in Milpitas

The Milpitas Beat is joining forces with the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce and the Milpitas Community Educational Endowment to support local restaurant owners, while...

Report: COVID-19 testing increasing in Santa Clara County, but scale still limited

California has received measured and cautiously optimistic praise in the past few days for starting to flatten the curve and thwart the spread of...

MUSD students will not be returning to school for the rest of the year

In an effort to help flatten the curve and slow the spread of the coronavirus, the call expected by many has been made: Milpitas...

Santa Clara County extends shelter-in-place order to May 3, tightens restrictions

At a Santa Clara County press conference this afternoon, Dr. Sara Cody announced that the shelter-in-place order has been extended to May 3, 2020,...

Santa Clara County records 84 new COVID-19 cases, for total of 459

The Public Health Department for the County of Santa Clara announced today that 84 more county residents have tested positive for COVID-19, the novel...

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