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Milpitas has its first ever Mexican Independence Day Flag Raising event

Last Friday, Milpitas had its first ever Mexican Independence Day Flag Raising at the Cesar Chavez Plaza.  The event was sponsored by the Hispanic Chamber...

On-demand transit service Milpitas SMART officially launches

There’s a new app-based transit service in town, and it’s called Milpitas SMART.  SMART stands for Simple Mobile Access to Reliable Transit. The service officially...

Middle Eastern and Greek Food Festival happening in Milpitas on September 17-18

The Middle Eastern and Greek Food Festival will be happening in Milpitas this weekend, on September 17 and 18.  Located outside of the St. James...

Barbara Lee Senior Center offers Saturday hours during new pilot program

It was 2010 when the Barbara Lee Senior Center opened its doors for the first time.  For over a decade now, the center has offered...

Crumbl Cookies will open in Milpitas on September 16

Next Friday, September 16, at 8am sharp, Crumbl Cookies (537 E Calaveras Blvd.) will be opening for business in Milpitas. The owners are a...

Building of Mabel Mattos Elementary School completed

After years of planning and construction, the building of Mabel Mattos Elementary School has been completed, just in time for the start of the...

MUSD receives 52 responses after putting out call for rooms for rent for educators

The Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) made national news this week after putting out a call to its community, asking for rooms for rent...

Peace Love Unity exhibit held at Milpitas Library

On Saturday, August 20th, Omniware Networks and the World Association of Young Artists jointly hosted a Peace Love Unity exhibit at the Milpitas Library.  The...

Great Mall to host India Independence Day Celebration on August 13-14

This weekend, Milpitas’ Great Mall will be welcoming families, shoppers, and residents to an event  commemorating India on its 75th Independence Day.  The dates are...

Milpitas High student plans event to raise funds for Sankara Eye Foundation

The Beat loves nothing more than featuring young people in our community who are doing good in the world.  This week, we’re covering Sheen Raina,...

Internal dispute plagues Milpitas Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors

  The Milpitas Chamber of Commerce has been in existence since 1957, helping to support and nurture the city’s small business community.  However, despite its longevity,...

Mosquitos with West Nile virus found in Milpitas

Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus have been found in Milpitas. Tomorrow night, June 30, at around 10pm, truck-mounted equipment will be used to...

Milpitas community comes together for campout in Higuera Adobe Park

On June 18-19, Milpitas’ Recreation and Community Services department hosted its first ever Campout at Higuera Adobe Park.   Families started arriving late Saturday afternoon to...

Champion table tennis player Xin Li is making a name for herself

When she was 7 years old, Xin Li discovered table tennis.  From that moment on, she dedicated herself fully to the sport. She quit all...

Honoring the Legacy of Norm Mineta

Norman Yoshio Mineta, a true American legend, trailblazer, and friend, passed away on May 3, 2022. Norm dedicated his life to public service and...

Middle Income Housing a no-go in Milpitas (for now)

At the April 19 Milpitas City Council meeting, a proposal to turn the Eleanor Apartments at 312 Gates Drive into middle income housing was...

Program helps previously incarcerated youth return to their communities

When it comes to bringing previously incarcerated youth back into their communities, many turn to Fresh Lifelines for Youth’s Reentry Program. Fresh Lifelines for Youth...

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Silicon Valley hosts annual Iftar dinner

For the 18th time, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Silicon Valley has hosted their Iftar dinner, bringing people together in a spirit of unity and compassion.  During...

Milpitas launching a Catalytic Converter Program to protect residents

With catalytic converter theft at an all-time high, many cities have been searching for new solutions to protect their residents.  At their March 15 meeting,...

The trouble with Turing: Milpitas’ new middle-income housing deal

“Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K.”  This is a quote from the classic film Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, when Ted “Theodore” Logan, played...

Easter celebration returns to Christian Worship Center

Throughout his entire life, Nick Belaski has always felt a deep calling to help other people. As a child, he grew up going to...

Sunnyhills tenants at risk of losing apartments, seek help of Milpitas community

This article has been updated.  The tenants of the Sunnyhills apartments are at risk of losing their homes after the owner of the complex, JMK...

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