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Suspect in shooting at Milpitas Square Shopping Center dies at hospital

Last week, on October 15, at 3:41 in the afternoon, Milpitas Police Department (MPD) officers found themselves in a violent encounter with the driver...

Jared Hernandez sworn in as Milpitas’ new Police Chief

When Jared Hernandez was 15 years old, he signed up to be a part of the Milpitas Police Department’s Explorer program, which offers youth...

Jim Canova jumps into State Senate District 10 race

After an unsuccessful bid for the state Assembly District 25 seat last year, longtime Santa Clara Unified School Board Member Jim Canova has decided...

New details emerge in murder of transgender woman at Project Homekey site

Natalia Smut, a 24-year-old transgender woman who was killed by her boyfriend in April, had been living in an under-construction room at Milpitas’ Project...

Great Mall receives fines for unkempt property

Graffiti, overgrown weeds, and trash around the Great Mall are in the process of being cleaned up following two abatement notices from Milpitas city...

Milpitas Unified School District reports 44 COVID cases in first month

A month into the 2021-22 school year and the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) has reported 44 cases of COVID-19. Forty-two students across 15...

Mayor Tran accused of retaliation in City Attorney hiring process, calls allegations “out of this world”

When the Milpitas City Council decided to fire its in-house city attorney in 2015 and opted to contract out its legal services instead, it...

New Stratford School facility will open at former Orchard Supply site

Milpitas residents have by now grown accustomed to passing by the onetime location of the Orchard Supply Hardware store (125 North Milpitas Boulevard) and...

The people-powered campaign of Jaime Raul Zepeda

Midterm elections are fast approaching, and amongst the seats up for grabs are some of those in the California State Senate. Yes, that’s right,...

Milpitas resident Henry Nichols receives Key to the City

The City of Milpitas has awarded Henry Nichols with a Key to the City.  A proud Milpitas resident, Nichols has long been dedicated to preserving...

Former Assemblymember Kansen Chu announces bid to take his District 25 seat back

Former Assemblymember Kansen Chu is looking to take back his District 25 seat in 2022.  After nearly six years in the state assembly, Chu announced...

Mayor Rich Tran attended council meeting, community events after allegedly being exposed to COVID-19

Milpitas Mayor Rich Tran allegedly attended Tuesday evening’s city council meeting without alerting his council colleagues that he had been exposed to COVID-19 last...

San Jose Mayor Calls on Santa Clara County Sheriff Smith to Resign

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is calling on Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith to resign from her post as the top law enforcement...

Carmen Montano announces she will run for Mayor of Milpitas in 2022 election

Early this week, Milpitas’ Vice Mayor Carmen Montano announced that she will run for mayor. The seat opens up in late 2022, after Mayor...

Milpitas Businessman Suraj Viswanathan helps put out roadside fire

Milpitas entrepreneur Suraj Viswanathan, who ran for city council in 2018 and 2020, was on the road back from Los Angeles just before 10am...

Sobering message about the “new normal” delivered at Wildfire Preparedness Town Hall

The massive Dixie Fire in Northern California has been burning for nearly a month and is the 2nd largest fire in California history. According...

Delta variant spreading quickly among children

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve grown accustomed to seeing children account for 14.3% of the total case count. However, based on...

Indoor mask mandate is back in Santa Clara County as Delta variant spreads

Masks are back in Santa Clara County. Officials today announced that as of Tuesday, August 3, all individuals in the county — whether vaccinated...

Milpitas Unified’s Innovation Campus slated for completion in 2024

In November 2018, the citizens of Milpitas passed Measure AA, one of the largest school district bonds in the city’s history, at a whopping...

Milpitas makes plans to hire new City Attorney

Milpitas is searching for a new city attorney, but this time they’re looking to hire someone full-time instead of continuing to contract out the...

Students from Milpitas High School win Silicon Valley Clean Energy film competition

Three students who graduated from Milpitas High School this past June have won a film competition hosted by Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE). Michelle Ngo,...

An interview with Bob Nuñez, San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP’s new President

After Pastor Jethroe (Jeff) Moore stepped down from his role as president of San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP in June, the role was quickly filled...

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