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Trader Joe’s is opening this Friday, September 18, in Milpitas

The moment is finally here: Trader Joe’s will be opening its doors in Milpitas this Friday, September 18 at 8am. The new store -- Milpitas'...

State political commission opens investigation into Assemblymember Kansen Chu’s campaign

The California Fair Political Practices Commission has opened an investigation into Assemblymember Kansen Chu.

New Taqueria soon to open as part of The Best Sandwiches in Milpitas

Next Friday, September 25, a new taqueria is launching in Milpitas, with daily hours of between 4 and 9pm. The taqueria will be in...

Blue Dragon Taekwondo Academy will compete in Virtual National Championships

The first-ever Virtual Taekwondo National Championships are coming up on Zoom, pitting an assortment of Milpitas residents against others around the country. These residents are...

Assemblymember Kansen Chu calls for Community Hero nominations

Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D – Milpitas) will be hosting his sixth annual Community Heroes Awards and would like to invite members of our community...

Program run by City of Milpitas and service organizations provides free face masks to residents

Since early spring, the City of Milpitas has been partnering with the Milpitas Rotary Club and the Milpitas Executive Lions Club to provide free...

Norwood launches mask petition to help slow COVID-19 spread & make in-person learning a possibility

At the end of June, Chris Norwood received an unexpected text. It was from a longtime family friend, reaching out to ask for prayers. The...

Sea Link Cafe is closing for good, but a new cafe is opening in its place

Since it opened five years ago, Sea Link Cafe has become a beloved spot in Milpitas. Known for its delicious sandwiches and unique flavors,...

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

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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...

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Council candidate Suraj Viswanathan defends a past marked by numerous court cases

Business executive Suraj Viswanathan is banking on what he believes is his strong business record and dark-money free campaign to nab him a Milpitas...

Elected officials can’t delete social media posts; they’re considered public records

Dear Editor: Public Records may not be a blockbuster topic.  Though it should be... Public Records have been a systemic problem and sore subject for the...

Voting during the COVID-19 pandemic

Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) will host a virtual town hall in partnership with Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA), Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors...

Open letter: Shocked by City Councilmember’s unprofessional and unfounded claim

Mr. Bob Nuñez, Watching the City Council meeting on September 15, 2020, I was taken back and appalled that someone as seasoned as you, Mr....

No on Prop 16 car rally draws crowds in Milpitas

Last Saturday, September 19, about 100 cars -- all decorated with signs and flags -- drove down Milpitas streets including Abel, Jacklin, and Park...
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