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Milpitas introduces strict regulations on cannabis deliveries within city limits

New to California is Senate Bill 1186, a state law requiring local governments to allow medicinal cannabis deliveries. Accordingly, the Milpitas City Council has...

UPDATE: City of Milpitas and ProTech employee group reach new agreement

UPDATE: After months of negotiations, the City of Milpitas and the Milpitas Professional and Technical Group (ProTech) have entered into a new agreement. The City...

Milpitas High boys soccer team in CCS playoffs for first time in 14 years

For the first time in 14 years, the Milpitas High School (MHS) boys soccer team, The Trojans, has made it into the CCS playoffs… CCS...

Milpitas celebrates Black History Month with lively event

Last week, on February 1, a lively Black History Month celebration and flag raising took place in Milpitas. It was an evening overflowing with powerful...

Longtime Milpitas resident celebrating his 100th birthday

Longtime Milpitas resident Joe Gallegos, who moved to Milpitas in 1970 and lived here for over 50 years, will turn 100 years old in...

The story of Milpitas Charity Bingo — and how it has disbursed over $2 million in grants to local nonprofits

Most evenings, if you’re driving down South Milpitas Boulevard, you’re likely to notice a certain location hopping with activity...   That spot is known as Milpitas...

Milpitas City Council approves appointment of Chia-Ling Kong to Planning Commission

Milpitas resident Chia-Ling Kong was voted onto the Milpitas Planning Commission at last Tuesday's City Council meeting.  The vote was 3-2, with Mayor Carmen Montano, Vice...

Milpitas hosting milestone celebration for 70-year anniversary

On Friday, January 26, 2024, Milpitas will turn 70 years old. It was 1954 when Milpitas was established, making this year its platinum anniversary.  Said the...

Curtner Elementary families come together to volunteer for MLK Day of Service

“Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.” Martin Luther King, Jr.   This past Monday, January 15, the Curtner Elementary PTA, in partnership with Curtner...

Milpitas Unified School District awarded $1.5 million grant for Innovation Campus

At January 9’s Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) Board of Education meeting, Chief Business Officer and Assistant Superintendent Wendy Zhang announced that MUSD had...

Assemblymember Alex Lee seeking to tax the extremely wealthy

Assemblymember Alex Lee wants to tax the ultra-rich. To that end, he’s brought forward AB 259, which proposes applying a 1% annual tax rate...

With cold weather & rain, warming centers open across Santa Clara County

Cold temperatures have rolled into Santa Clara County. As a protective measure, the County has opened up a number of warming centers… Recent temperatures have...

Milpitas City Council votes to reappoint Evelyn Chua to Vice Mayor position

  At last week’s Milpitas City Council meeting, councilmembers voted unanimously for Evelyn Chua to continue in her role as Vice Mayor. Chua, who began...

Assemblymember Alex Lee pushes for single-stairway apartment buildings

Per current California law, apartment buildings that are above three stories require two stairway exit routes. But this requirement has been shown to impact...

13-year-old hosts first ever Menorah Lighting event in Milpitas

This past summer, 13-year-old Marvin Serber was spending time in New York with his family. As he was walking through the city, he looked...

Minh Ngo elected as MUSD Board President, Kelly Yip-Chuan as Vice President

At this past Tuesday’s Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) Board of Education meeting, a nomination process was held to elect board members into new...

Former City Manager Steve McHarris files lawsuit against City of Milpitas

Former Milpitas City Manager Steve McHarris filed a lawsuit this past Tuesday against the City for breaching his employment contract and wrongful termination, among...

As San Francisco Board of Supervisors plans to introduce Israel-Hamas resolution, Bay Area Jewish group voices concern

At tomorrow’s San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Dean Preston is expected to introduce a resolution calling for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas...

Milpitas to increase police presence around shopping areas during holiday season

Over the Christmas holiday, more Milpitas Police Department (MPD) officers will be present in and near the city’s retail outlets. This is due to...

Milpitas City employees consider going on strike during contract negotiation deadlock

Feelings of frustration are mounting for two groups of employees that work for the City of Milpitas.  These workers say they aren’t being compensated fairly...

Milpitas High School students use journalism to impact change and elevate voices on campus

Good things are happening in Room E9. This is where Advisor Sanjit Roy teaches Journalism at Milpitas High School (MHS). His class is small, averaging...

Family struggling with loss after raging fire burns house down in Milpitas

It was just after 6:30pm when Efren Rosas heard a crackling sound coming from behind him.  He was dozing off on the couch; the television...

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