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The state of redistricting: A Milpitas Beat primer

OK folks, hold on to your hats, because we’re about to dive into the deep end of the American Constitution. Many of you may...

New Finance Director to join City of Milpitas

Lauren Lai, CPA, will soon join the City of Milpitas staff as its new Finance Director, having been appointed by City Manager Steve McHarris. Lai...

Milpitas temporarily waives late fees for fire permits, business license tax

The Milpitas City Council approved waiving late fees related to business licenses and fire permits Tuesday, hoping to help small businesses impacted by the...

Wendy Wood becomes Milpitas’ new City Clerk

The City of Milpitas has a new City Clerk. With previous City Clerk Mary Lavelle having retired at the end of 2020, City Manager Steve...

Milpitas passes labor and wage theft ordinance

The Milpitas City Council unanimously passed an ordinance last Tuesday that will impose harsh penalties on contractors and developers that participate in wage theft...

Tran, Phan issue memo calling for Trump to be removed from office

Milpitas Mayor Rich Tran and Councilman Anthony Phan are the latest South Bay leaders to join the call for President Donald Trump to be...

Santa Clara County continues to see high COVID case numbers and record hospitalizations

To date, 652 Santa Clara County residents have died from COVID-19, making it the county’s third leading cause of death in 2020, behind only...

Milpitas’ longtime City Clerk Mary Lavelle is retiring

    After dedicating the past 15 years of her life to working as Milpitas' City Clerk, Mary Lavelle is retiring.  With her penchant for organization, her...

Milpitas approves construction firm for new fire station, rejects negative allegations against company

The Milpitas City Council awarded the rights Tuesday to build Milpitas’s next fire station to a construction firm whose work safety, budgeting, and construction...

Citizen Nuñez: For the former councilmember, the good work goes on

Bob Nuñez sounds like he’s enjoying himself. I have no idea where he is. We’re on the phone. But I hear the sound of cars...

Shots in arms: Vaccine rollout begins in Santa Clara County

Shots started going into arms on Thursday, administering Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to frontline hospital workers. The 3,900 doses made available to the county’s Healthcare Delivery...

Milpitas holds swear-in ceremony for Tran, Phan, Chua; Montano named new Vice Mayor

This past Tuesday, the City of Milpitas certified November 2020’s election results and held a swear-in ceremony over Zoom.  Mayor Rich Tran, who was elected...

Santa Clara County update: Vaccines on the way as hospitals stretched to their limit

Santa Clara County is on track to receive 39,300 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine created by Moderna later in December, but whether or not...

Teresa Cox makes history as first African-American elected to Fremont City Council

On the night of December 8, history was made in Fremont.  Teresa Cox was sworn in as the first African-American Councilmember in the city’s 64...

ALERT: Santa Clara County sees record 760 cases in one day, issues new directives

This afternoon, Santa Clara County Public Health officials held a rare Saturday event to inform the public of rapidly rising COVID-19 case numbers and...

Landslide win: Otto Lee will be the next Santa Clara County Supervisor for District 3

In 2020’s Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, District 3, race, Otto Lee took a striking victory with 60.4% of the vote, to opponent...

Judge shoots down attempt by Milpitas residents to stop homeless housing project

This story has been updated A request to halt turning a Milpitas hotel into permanent housing for unhoused individuals was denied Monday, clearing another roadblock...

The Comeback Kid: Anthony Phan takes top spot in 2020 Milpitas City Council race

In a 2020 election season surprise, Milpitas City Councilmember Anthony “The Kid” Phan took the top spot in the council election, orchestrating a comeback...

Milpitas City Council meeting notes for November 2020

Note: These meeting notes will be added to as more meetings come in the month of November.   November 10, 2020:  Action is being taken to...

Santa Clara County sees a steep rise in COVID cases

Today at 11am, Santa Clara County officials Cindy Chavez (Board of Supervisors President), Dr. Sara Cody (Health Officer and Director of Public Health), James R....

LIVE BLOG: Election Day in Milpitas

Scroll from the bottom to read in chronological order. After more than a year of campaigning and almost eight months of post-primary canvassing, Milpitas voters...

Milpitas residents hire law firm to push back against homeless housing project

A group of Milpitas residents have banded together to hire a law firm to fight back against Project Homekey in Milpitas.   When news of plans...

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