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Letters to the Editor

Contrails and Climate Change

Let's start off with a few words about ConTrails. Some clear day you may look to the sky and see a long straight white...

Democracy dies at last Milpitas City Council meeting

Dear Editor: It took exactly 5 hours 15 minutes and 29 seconds for democracy to be snuffed out at the most recent special City Council...

The Essence of Ramadhan

Dear Editor, Ramadhan is a time for fasting for the Muslims. But abstaining from food and drink from sunup to sundown isn’t the only thing...

Local Milpitas company donates 2,000 surgical masks in COVID-19 pandemic relief effort

Dear Editor:  Golden Altos Corp. has donated 2,000 surgical and N95 masks to healthcare workers at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, who need them to continue...

Why not Milpitas?

Dear Editor: Since 1986, we have been living in this beautiful city, which many refer to as the Gem of Silicon Valley. There are good...

La Quinta Paradox

Dear Editor: I read the article where three members of the Milpitas city council voted to nix the La Quinta 150-room motel at 1000 Jacklin Rd. and was confounded....

Letter to the Editor: Disappointed about story on possible emergency shelter

Dear Editor,  I was disappointed in the Beat’s story (April 8, 2020) about Supervisor Cortese’s memorandum regarding a possible emergency shelter in Milpitas. You focussed...

Facts vs Fiction, regarding the La Quinta Hotel project

Dear Editor:  On March 27 a neighborhood group calling themselves the Voice of Milpitas sent a letter to the Milpitas Beat concerning the La Quinta...


Voice of Milpitas group opposes La Quinta Hotel in Hillview Neighborhood

Dear Editor: The broader neighborhood sprang into action late last October when those within 1,000 feet of the corner of Hillview Drive and Jacklin Road...

If ever there was a time to think globally, and act locally, it is now

This week Apple announced it is donating 9 million protective masks to the US COVID-19 relief efforts. Facebook offered 720,000 masks and Tesla another...

Amidst news that has the world in pain, there are positives

Editor's Note: This letter was submitted on March 22nd.  Dear Editor: Positive News! I have walked through Milpitas parks with my four-legged companions over the last 30...

School Board Candidate Kong’s response letter: “The attacks against me, my character, and even my family have been relentless”

Dear Editor: While I focus on leading a positive campaign for Milpitas schools and families, the attacks against me, my character, and even my family...

School Board Candidate Ling Kong and her supporters’ behavior should be condemned

Dear Editor,  I am the President of the Milpitas Teachers Association, and I represent the teachers at Milpitas Unified School District. On March 3rd, a...

The 2020 Census and why it matters

Dear Editor: This letter regards Congressman Ro Khanna’s Milpitas Townhall on the 2020 Census, a public event that I was invited to and attended. The...

Letter to the Editor: School Board Candidate Kong’s response about developer fees and state matching funds

Dear Editor: As a candidate for the upcoming School Board election, I would like to respond to the recent Milpitas Beat article about statements I...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:  At the City Council Meeting on Nov 19, I publicly thanked many who were involved with the well-conducted Veterans Day Ceremony. At the City...

Letter to the Editor: Economic growth equals environmental destruction

Dear Editor:  I’ve watched the condition of the Earth decline before my eyes within my own lifespan, to the extent that I no longer recognize...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Thank you for covering the Sunnyhills Neighborhood Public Meeting on November 20 at the Seniors Center about the planned development at Sunnyhills Apartments....

Letter to the Editor: Milpitas is growing up!

Dear Editor:  On Dec 11, 2019, I attended a Public Hearing of the City Planning Commission regarding the proposal to build a 5-story hotel at...

Letter to the Editor: Milpitas Citizens Police Academy

Dear Editor: For the last twenty-plus years, the Milpitas Police Department has held at least three Citizens Police Academy (CPA) trainings a year for the...

Letter to the Editor: Peace can only be attained through justice

Dear Editor, President Trump deserves credit for mentioning the names of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's American victims at the Sunday press conference following his death, said CNN host Jake Tapper....

Letter to the Editor: 42 Silicon Valley School

Zero Teachers | Zero Classes | Zero Tuition | 100% Coding   I was fortunate to have been invited and honored at Senator Bob Wieckowskis’s State of the District Address...

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Today's Takeout Thursday restaurant in Milpitas is Kathmandu Cuisine. Support this local business by ordering takeout, or contributing to purchase a meal for a...

Milpitas Inclusive PTA hosts General Meeting on special education

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Facing new challenges, childcare facilities start to reopen in Milpitas

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Santa Clara County hits 11.7% unemployment rate in April

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