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Support this Black-owned business in Milpitas: Nichols Stitches

Millions of people, young and old, are holding Black Lives Matter demonstrations spanning the full 50-state landscape of America. The call for equality and...

Photos and Video from Black Lives Matter protest in Milpitas – June 7, 2020

  https://youtu.be/sUMhaKXGjdY                    

Solving racism at home

I don’t normally write about this topic. Not my forte. But the pictures and videos in the George Floyd case have demanded my voice...

The other first responders: Milpitas Public Works

When we think of First Responders, we tend to think of, appreciate, and thank our healthcare workers, mailmen, farmers, grocery workers, drivers, delivery personnel,...

Sewing for safety

Amid the pandemic that had just gripped the world, on March 21st, I found out that a personal friend, who happens to be a...

Community Letter: How Valley Water is responding to COVID-19

Dear Neighbor, I hope you are staying healthy and safe. As our state moves into a new phase of the response and gradual reopening, Valley...

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...

Young mothers face obstacles during COVID-19 pandemic

18-year-old Jessica Esparza lost her job in March, after the shelter-in-place order went into effect across the Bay Area.  Now, she is struggling to provide...

The Love Mask Brigade delivers free masks throughout Milpitas

The pandemic has awoken an outpouring of community support across Milpitas.  A group of determined women have formed the Love Mask Brigade; they've been making...

A pair of Girl Scout sisters supply Milpitas frontline workers with handmade masks

Volunteering is nothing new for the Nakka family -- especially for Milpitas High School (MHS) freshman Avishkrita Nakka and her sister, Sinnott Elementary student...

Crisis Counselors helping residents cope with anxiety and stress

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Crisis Counselors at the County of Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department have been stepping up to meet...

Bay Area experts cautiously optimistic about “flattening the curve”

As the New York City metro area experiences an alarming surge in cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, experts in California are cautiously optimistic...

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...

Milpitas High School teacher from “blackface” incident says he’s about to be fired; but he wants another chance

In the Fall of 2019, on Halloween morning, David Carter woke up slightly earlier than usual. He went into the bathroom and used sable-colored...

March 3 Primary Election: Live Blog

Milpitas voters headed to the polls Tuesday to vote on everything from the president down to the local school board. Key races for Milpitians...

Milpitas presents two-day city block event set for May

There might still be a few weeks of winter left, but Milpitas is already planning for its biggest party of the spring. On Tuesday, the...

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...

Silicon Valley Clean Energy touts achievements at Milpitas City Council Meeting

Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), the region’s collaborative, city-driven energy provider, is providing a fossil-free alternative to PG&E’s rates. Milpitas, along with 12 other...

Starting this week, ballots will be mailed to all registered voters for first time ever

Expect a ballot for the March 3 primary in your mailbox this week, even if you’ve never voted by mail before. The approximately 940,000 mail-in...

Stephen Fitzgerald becomes Library Services Manager for Santa Clara County Library District 

After five years of working at the Milpitas Library, in early December, community librarian Stephen Fitzgerald moved on to work as Library Services Manager...

Students at Merryhill Preschool in Milpitas pack 100 gift boxes for children in need around the world

Submitted by Merryhill Preschool  During this past Holiday Season, Pre-K students at Merryhill Preschool in Milpitas recently met their goal of packing and preparing 100...

Production of “The Little Mermaid” a smashing success

The Milpitas Children’s Theater Alliance would like to acknowledge Director Mei-Wan Chai and all Center Stage Performing Arts (CSPA) cast members and volunteers for their...

Latest news

A letter from Councilmember Dominguez: “Our current Mayor seems more focused on his priorities than our city’s”

Dear Milpitas - my friends and my neighbors, Thank you for affording me the opportunity to serve you and thank you for your support.  We have...

Letter to the Editor: The natural wonder that is Higuera Park

Dear Editor: Congratulations Milpitas Beat and a special thank you to Joseph Ehardt for beginning to share some of the Milpitas historic treasures that are...

A letter to my sons: How America got into this COVID-19 mess

Dear Benny & Henry— I write to you in the midst of what is shaping up to be one of the most staggering crises in...

Milpitas High School holds socially distanced graduation ceremony for Class of 2020

Milpitas High School’s class of 2020 graduated in a socially distanced ceremony at the end of June. The ceremony was split up over two...

State rejects Santa Clara County’s plans to reopen more businesses on July 13

Last week, Santa Clara County’s Public Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody issued a new risk-reduction order to allow businesses like nail and hair salons...
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