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Stephen Fitzgerald becomes Deputy County Librarian for Santa Clara County Library District

A familiar face from the Milpitas Library has become Deputy County Librarian of Community Library Development for the Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD).  Stephen...

Santa Clara County rapidly increasing & expanding COVID-19 vaccinations

A fresh influx of COVID-19 vaccines delivered to Santa Clara County just this morning has spurred a rapid increase in the amount of vaccine...

COVID variants on the rise in Santa Clara County

COVID variants are on the rise in Santa Clara County. These variants are worrying as they’re more transmissible than the initial form of COVID-19....

The state of redistricting: A Milpitas Beat primer

OK folks, hold on to your hats, because we’re about to dive into the deep end of the American Constitution. Many of you may...

PHOTOS: Break the Silence, End Asian Violence march and rally in Milpitas

Last Sunday, March 28, Milpitas community members gathered for a Break the Silence, End Asian Violence march and rally. Joining together to speak out...

Milpitas teachers, students, & community leaders prepare self-care goodie bags for families in need

Milpitas High School teacher Tricia Brownstein’s students have spearheaded a valuable and inspirational project. The head of the Travel and Tourism Academy, Brownstein advised...

Making History: Emma Guerrero is first female to become Eagle Scout in Milpitas

Emma Guerrero is one of the founding members of Scouts BSA Troop 2163, the first all-girl troop in Milpitas. But it doesn’t stop there:...

Santa Clara County will move into Orange Tier and reduce restrictions

Effective Wednesday, March 24, Santa Clara County will be in the State of California’s COVID-19 pandemic Orange tier. This means a variety of activities...

In Angelo Quinto’s death, it’s his family’s words against those of the police

On December 23, 2020, in her home in Antioch, California (60 miles northeast of Milpitas), Maria Quinto-Collins started running a video camera and aimed...

Milpitas resident Jinky Peralta recognized as Assembly District 25’s Woman of the Year

On Monday March, 8, in honor of International Women’s Day, Assemblymember Alex Lee (D-San Jose) recognized Milpitas resident Jinky Peralta as Assembly District 25’s...

San Jose City College leaders weigh in on solutions to anti-Asian violence

“The story of the AAPI community is not monolithic,” read a letter penned this month by Deborah J. Ikeda, President of the Asian...

Special Report: Anti-Asian hate crimes rampant across Bay Area; Milpitas staying vigilant

On January 28, 2021, in San Francisco, Vicha Ratanapakdee’s wife had made him some morning coffee. He told her he would drink it later,...

MUSD Board of Education votes unanimously to censure Trustee Michael Tsai

Tuesday night’s Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) School Board meeting lasted ‘til after 1am on Wednesday, as the Board issued a unanimous vote to...

On April 1, Milpitas Unified will open schools for elementary students and 9th graders

At last night’s school board meeting, the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) announced that schools will reopen on April 1, 2021, for TK-6th graders...

New Finance Director to join City of Milpitas

Lauren Lai, CPA, will soon join the City of Milpitas staff as its new Finance Director, having been appointed by City Manager Steve McHarris. Lai...

Santa Clara County will open indoor dining, movie theaters, and gyms

Effective tomorrow — Wednesday, March 3 — Santa Clara County will be back in the Red tier, a strong indicator of decreasing COVID-19 cases...

The unhoused find shelter at Hillview Court Apartments in Milpitas

Upon entering Hillview Court Apartments (formerly Extended Stay America), one encounters a wide front lobby. Every day, a resident comes down to it to...

Man killed in Fiji Islands had dedicated many years to serving Milpitas community

About a month ago, a retired couple was murdered in their home in Lawai, Sigatoka, in the Fiji Islands. It was reported that their...

Students rise up as community leaders to help unhoused residents in Milpitas

At the beginning of 2021, Thac Nguyen, owner of Blue Dragon Taekwondo Academy (1485 N. Milpitas Blvd.), started a new leadership program for his...

These are the Black leaders who are currently making a big impact on Milpitas

To celebrate Black History Month, The Beat wanted to shine a light on the Black leaders who are currently making a difference in Milpitas.  Check...

Valley Water gathering public feedback on proposed expansion of Pacheco Reservoir

The first few months of this rainfall season were below average across California, with drought conditions evident statewide. Although the Golden State received a...

Santa Clara County will allow youth sports, performing arts activities to resume outdoors

COVID-19 rates are falling in Santa Clara County. The 7-day rolling average number of new cases is currently 296.  As a result, County officials today...

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