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Milpitas has its first ever Mexican Independence Day Flag Raising event

Last Friday, Milpitas had its first ever Mexican Independence Day Flag Raising at the Cesar Chavez Plaza.  The event was sponsored by the Hispanic Chamber...

On-demand transit service Milpitas SMART officially launches

There’s a new app-based transit service in town, and it’s called Milpitas SMART.  SMART stands for Simple Mobile Access to Reliable Transit. The service officially...

Valley Water updates ordinance to include ban on watering of commercial, industrial, and institutional lawns

Valley Water has amended its existing outdoor watering ordinance so as to include California’s recent state ban pertaining to the watering of decorative commercial,...

Middle Eastern and Greek Food Festival happening in Milpitas on September 17-18

The Middle Eastern and Greek Food Festival will be happening in Milpitas this weekend, on September 17 and 18.  Located outside of the St. James...

Barbara Lee Senior Center offers Saturday hours during new pilot program

It was 2010 when the Barbara Lee Senior Center opened its doors for the first time.  For over a decade now, the center has offered...

Crumbl Cookies will open in Milpitas on September 16

Next Friday, September 16, at 8am sharp, Crumbl Cookies (537 E Calaveras Blvd.) will be opening for business in Milpitas. The owners are a...

Building of Mabel Mattos Elementary School completed

After years of planning and construction, the building of Mabel Mattos Elementary School has been completed, just in time for the start of the...

MUSD receives 52 responses after putting out call for rooms for rent for educators

The Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) made national news this week after putting out a call to its community, asking for rooms for rent...

Chris Norwood seeks re-election to MUSD’s Board of Education

Chris Norwood has served on Milpitas Unified School District’s (MUSD) Board of Education for the past eight years.  And in that time, he has put...

Two Milpitas Unified school board members file police reports against Michael Tsai over “harassing messages”

At last Tuesday’s Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) School Board meeting, the board revisited AB361, a California law passed in 2021 that governs how...

Peace Love Unity exhibit held at Milpitas Library

On Saturday, August 20th, Omniware Networks and the World Association of Young Artists jointly hosted a Peace Love Unity exhibit at the Milpitas Library.  The...

Suraj Viswanathan is running for a seat on MUSD’s Board of Education

Suraj Viswanathan is running for a seat on Milpitas Unified School District’s (MUSD) Board of Education.  As a parent of two boys (a first- and...

Update on Project Homekey’s Hillview Ct. Apartments: calls to 911, Phan hopeful, Tran enraged

Milpitas City Councilmembers all expressed concern at last Tuesday’s August 16 Council meeting when they heard reports that calls to the Milpitas Police and...

Mayor Rich Tran withdraws from City Council race

Mayor Rich Tran has withdrawn from the 2022 Milpitas City Council race after announcing his candidacy late last year and then proceeding to actively...

Historic groundbreaking of MUSD’s Innovation Campus happens in Milpitas

Something historic happened in Milpitas last week.  The Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) broke ground on its new Innovation Campus on Wednesday, August 3.  The campus,...

Great Mall to host India Independence Day Celebration on August 13-14

This weekend, Milpitas’ Great Mall will be welcoming families, shoppers, and residents to an event  commemorating India on its 75th Independence Day.  The dates are...

Milpitas High student plans event to raise funds for Sankara Eye Foundation

The Beat loves nothing more than featuring young people in our community who are doing good in the world.  This week, we’re covering Sheen Raina,...

FPPC fines Councilmember Anthony Phan $15,000 for improperly reporting loan and other violations

This past May, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) fined Milpitas Councilmember Anthony Phan in the amount of $15,000.  Phan was found to be in...

Kelly Yip-Chuan running for re-election to MUSD’s Board of Education

Kelly Yip-Chuan is running for re-election to Milpitas Unified School District’s (MUSD) Board of Education.  Yip-Chuan, who is currently President of MUSD's School Board, has...

“I will be a very different mayor”: Anthony Phan launches campaign for Mayor of Milpitas

  “I will be a very different Mayor. I’m going to take my role very seriously. And it’s going to be about action and not...

Anu Nakka launches her campaign for MUSD’s Board of Education

Anu Nakka believes in the power of giving back to community.  A Milpitas resident for over two decades, Nakka has witnessed firsthand the impact that...

Assemblymember candidate Bob Brunton sets his sights on November election

After passing the California State Assembly District 24 primary, Bob Brunton has high hopes about the upcoming November election. Brunton, a Republican, has lived...

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