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An interview with newly appointed Milpitas City Manager Steve McHarris

At the May 19 Milpitas City Council meeting, Council voted unanimously to appoint Steve McHarris as City Manager. McHarris had been serving as Interim...

Childcare, outdoor dining, and in-store retail allowed in new Santa Clara County order

Shelter in place and social distancing provisions continue to be lifted by authorities in Santa Clara County… As of this coming Friday, June 5, in-store...

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...

Free COVID-19 testing now available for all residents of Santa Clara County

At a press conference this morning at PAL Stadium, the City of San José, the County of Santa Clara, and the company Verily issued...

City Council reconsiders, then rejects, Cannabis Tax Measure

The City gave in to Milpitas residents’ complaints on Friday, opting to hear a cannabis tax measure that was scrapped at the city council’s...

Milpitas City Council scraps cannabis tax ballot proposal

Milpitas Councilmember Anthony Phan opened Tuesday’s early remote council session in front of a digital background of singer-songwriter -- and famed cannabis user --...

Milpitas City Council discussed putting cannabis tax measure on November 2020 ballot…and things got heated

At their last virtual meeting on April 21, Milpitas City Councilmembers had a discussion about voting to include a cannabis sales tax on the...

Milpitas first Santa Clara County city to institute face-covering ordinance

New regulations pertaining to businesses and residents have hit Milpitas as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold… On Wednesday, April 22, with the support of...

Newsom to unveil plan for easing restrictions and re-opening economy in California

In a press conference, Governor Gavin Newsom mentioned that he will be unveiling a plan for easing restrictions in California. Newsom, along with governors from...

County Supervisors vote to explore Milpitas Homeless Shelter proposal despite opposition from local officials

As Santa Clara County struggles to deal with the coronavirus crisis, the County Board of Supervisors is looking at an undeveloped plot of land...

Santa Clara County COVID-19 cases now total 375, with 16 deaths

The Public Health Department for the County of Santa Clara announced today that 54 more county residents have tested positive for COVID-19,...

Santa Clara County places temporary moratorium on evictions due to COVID-19 pandemic

A countywide urgency ordinance has been passed by the Board of Supervisors. The result: evictions will now be temporarily prohibited in Santa...

Coronavirus news: Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approves millions in relief funds

The county announced today its approval of $3 million to be dispersed in support of nonprofit and community organizations, vital services, and...

Reps. Ryan & Khanna suggest giving working class families $1-$6,000 each during coronavirus outbreak

This morning, California Representative Ro Khanna and Ohio Representative Tim Ryan proposed an emergency Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) due to the novel coronavirus...

Milpitas Officials implement Pilot Program rules for Airbnb users

Stronger and clearer rules might be on the horizon for short-term rental units. The Milpitas City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a pilot program for overseeing...

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 Voting Guide for March 3, 2020 election

To support Milpitas voters in learning more about the candidates across the County Supervisor, Assemblymember, and School Board races, we've compiled a list of...

Chu, County Officials: Risk for Novel Coronavirus outbreak “remains low”

Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-Milpitas) along with San Jose District 4 Councilmember Lan Diep held a press conference Friday addressing the recently-confirmed cases of COVID-19,...

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...

An Interview with District 25 State Assembly Candidate: Bob Brunton

Why are you running for State Assembly?  It’s time to repair our broken state government and prepare our state for future generations. That is what...

An Interview with District 25 State Assembly Candidate: Roman Reed

Why are you running for State Assembly?  I am running for State Assembly because I care. I care about the future of this district and...

An Interview with District 25 State Assembly Candidate: Anthony Phan

Why are you running for State Assembly?  I'll spare the talking points; I'm running because I think I'd be an effective Assemblymember.    What do you love...

Latest news

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...

Assembly candidate Alex Lee got arrested Sunday night; here’s the full story

Alex T. Lee is 24 years old. A Democrat, Lee is squaring off against Republican Bob Brunton in November 2020’s race for California State...

An interview with newly appointed Milpitas City Manager Steve McHarris

At the May 19 Milpitas City Council meeting, Council voted unanimously to appoint Steve McHarris as City Manager. McHarris had been serving as Interim...

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,...

Cost of reopening schools adds to the challenge

As we all push towards getting back to some semblance of normality, opening schools is one of the most important steps. However, the proposed...
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