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Santa Clara County hits 11.7% unemployment rate in April

Today, the California Employment Development put out a statement showing a 15.5% California unemployment rate and an 11.7% Santa Clara County unemployment rate for...

Wettenstein leads: New Milpitas Chamber of Commerce President hard at work during pandemic

Warren Wettenstein has a positive attitude. Despite leading the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce as President during a historic pandemic, he consistently finds a way to...

Trader Joe’s coming to Milpitas, Company Spokesperson says

Trader Joe’s, the popular neighborhood grocery store chain, will open a store in Milpitas, according to a company spokesperson. “We are planning to bring a...

Coronavirus: Recovery webinar offers multiple resources for small businesses

Last Thursday, the City of Milpitas hosted a Business Resiliency and Recovery Webinar to support small business owners during the COVID-19 crisis.  With guest speakers...

Taqueria Thursday is today (April 16) in Milpitas

As a continuing effort to support small businesses and families in need, the #StayStrongMilpitas campaign is continuing this week. Today we're asking the community to...

The Milpitas Beat is offering free advertising to small business owners

As a way of supporting small business owners in our community, The Milpitas Beat is offering free advertising to all Milpitas businesses, starting March...

Coronavirus news: 51% of small business owners say they won’t survive beyond 0-3 months

Last week, in a Goldman Sachs survey of 1,500 small business owners in the United States, 51% of them said that, amidst the COVID-19...

City of Milpitas initates action in wake of coronavirus pandemic

Last week’s Milpitas City Council meeting marked a first... Following the announcement of a shelter-in-place order by the County of Santa Clara, the...

As coronavirus fears spread, Milpitas small businesses struggle to keep the lights on

Come to Taqueria Las Vegas around lunchtime most days and you can—or could—expect to find yourself standing outside the door due to its long...

Milpitas restaurants to support during this COVID-19 crisis

Milpitas community: Consider ordering take-out or delivery from these local restaurants to help support our Milpitas businesses during this challenging time... Biryaniz Milpitas 18 S....

Fake signs about La Quinta Hotel project raise questions among residents

An unidentified group of young men were seen last Saturday, February 8, putting up fraudulent signs at the corner of Jacklin and Hillview.  The signs...

Milpitas Planning Commission Rejects La Quinta Hotel Plan Over “Community Pride”

After hearing over two hours of public comment and another three hours of presentations and deliberation Wednesday night, the Milpitas Planning Commission rejected a...

Blue Dragon Taekwondo Academy teaches more than just kicking & punching

You walk in and are struck by the color blue. It’s a sea of blue mats, but it’s not yet underneath your feet. You must...

Three cheers for three years: IBU Taproom celebrates third year in Milpitas

Compared to other places of libation, taprooms are simple. Whether it be in Downtown San Jose or LA, you can spot one: wood-carved bar,...

Planning Commission seeks more detailed plans for new hotel; community raises concerns

The site at 1000 Jacklin Road has stood vacant for almost a year. And judging from the Milpitas Planning Commission’s latest meeting on Wednesday,...

Milpitas Planning Commission will hold Public Hearing on proposed La Quinta Hotel project

A petition in opposition to the La Quinta Hotel project proposed to be built at 1000 Jacklin Drive has been circulating around Milpitas.  Currently, it...

Meet Milpitas-based Photographer John Vu

How long have you been a photographer?  I’ve been a photographer for 6 years now. I learned photography from my uncle on my dad's side;...

Celsius Ice Cream, where “dessert dreams come true”

In some ways, rolled ice cream, like most other desserts, is an art form. A chef puts ingredients together, chops them up, methodically scrapes...

Opposition is not Advocacy

Below is an excerpt from a recent NFIB article titled ‘California Legislature Codifies Dynamex Decision.’ The NFIB is an advocate for small businesses. Leading up to...

What will Legoland Discovery Center at Milpitas’ Great Mall be named?

On September 26, 2019, outside Milpitas’ Great Mall, a groundbreaking ceremony took place to initiate construction on a brand new Legoland Discovery Center, set to...

Chamber of Commerce Office Manager CJ Ericson reaches 10 years on the job  

When you put in a phone call to the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce, invariably, no matter the day or the time, you find yourself...

Patelco Credit Union puts community first  

Patelco Credit Union has been around since 1936. Back then, it had just $500 in assets.  Now, it’s the 26th largest credit union in the...

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Support Kathmandu Cuisine in Milpitas for Takeout Thursday

Today's Takeout Thursday restaurant in Milpitas is Kathmandu Cuisine. Support this local business by ordering takeout, or contributing to purchase a meal for a...

Milpitas Inclusive PTA hosts General Meeting on special education

The Milpitas Inclusive PTA will have its first 2020 General Meeting today, May 28. Last September, Carla Crenshaw paved the way for a much-needed community-wide...

Milpitas City Council Endorses Laura’s Law to Support People with Mental Health Disorders

The Milpitas City Council unanimously voted to endorse Laura’s Law last Tuesday, a state law that empowers courts to mandate psychiatric treatment for certain...

Facing new challenges, childcare facilities start to reopen in Milpitas

Earlier this month, the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department amended the Shelter-in-Place order to allow “childcare establishments, summer camps, schools, and other educational...

Santa Clara County hits 11.7% unemployment rate in April

Today, the California Employment Development put out a statement showing a 15.5% California unemployment rate and an 11.7% Santa Clara County unemployment rate for...
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