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Letters to the Editor

A letter from Councilmember Dominguez: “Our current Mayor seems more focused on his priorities than our city’s”

Dear Milpitas - my friends and my neighbors, Thank you for affording me the opportunity to serve you and thank you for your support.  We have...

Letter to the Editor: The natural wonder that is Higuera Park

Dear Editor: Congratulations Milpitas Beat and a special thank you to Joseph Ehardt for beginning to share some of the Milpitas historic treasures that are...

Response from California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez to Eric Shapiro’s open letter calling for repeal of AB5

Dear Mr. Shapiro, This message is in response to the piece you wrote and published in your news outlet the Milpitas Beat--“Open letter to California...

The other first responders: Milpitas Public Works

When we think of First Responders, we tend to think of, appreciate, and thank our healthcare workers, mailmen, farmers, grocery workers, drivers, delivery personnel,...

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....

Latest news

A letter from Councilmember Dominguez: “Our current Mayor seems more focused on his priorities than our city’s”

Dear Milpitas - my friends and my neighbors, Thank you for affording me the opportunity to serve you and thank you for your support.  We have...

Letter to the Editor: The natural wonder that is Higuera Park

Dear Editor: Congratulations Milpitas Beat and a special thank you to Joseph Ehardt for beginning to share some of the Milpitas historic treasures that are...

A letter to my sons: How America got into this COVID-19 mess

Dear Benny & Henry— I write to you in the midst of what is shaping up to be one of the most staggering crises in...

Milpitas High School holds socially distanced graduation ceremony for Class of 2020

Milpitas High School’s class of 2020 graduated in a socially distanced ceremony at the end of June. The ceremony was split up over two...

State rejects Santa Clara County’s plans to reopen more businesses on July 13

Last week, Santa Clara County’s Public Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody issued a new risk-reduction order to allow businesses like nail and hair salons...
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