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Jim Canova jumps into State Senate District 10 race

After an unsuccessful bid for the state Assembly District 25 seat last year, longtime Santa Clara Unified School Board Member Jim Canova has decided...

Great Mall receives fines for unkempt property

Graffiti, overgrown weeds, and trash around the Great Mall are in the process of being cleaned up following two abatement notices from Milpitas city...

Mayor Tran accused of retaliation in City Attorney hiring process, calls allegations “out of this world”

When the Milpitas City Council decided to fire its in-house city attorney in 2015 and opted to contract out its legal services instead, it...

The people-powered campaign of Jaime Raul Zepeda

Midterm elections are fast approaching, and amongst the seats up for grabs are some of those in the California State Senate. Yes, that’s right,...

Milpitas resident Henry Nichols receives Key to the City

The City of Milpitas has awarded Henry Nichols with a Key to the City.  A proud Milpitas resident, Nichols has long been dedicated to preserving...

Former Assemblymember Kansen Chu announces bid to take his District 25 seat back

Former Assemblymember Kansen Chu is looking to take back his District 25 seat in 2022.  After nearly six years in the state assembly, Chu announced...

Mayor Rich Tran attended council meeting, community events after allegedly being exposed to COVID-19

Milpitas Mayor Rich Tran allegedly attended Tuesday evening’s city council meeting without alerting his council colleagues that he had been exposed to COVID-19 last...

Milpitas makes plans to hire new City Attorney

Milpitas is searching for a new city attorney, but this time they’re looking to hire someone full-time instead of continuing to contract out the...

City of Milpitas engages community to choose new logo

As Milpitas sees ongoing transformation, a variety of efforts are underway at City Hall to keep up with the growth, among them updates to...

Kathleen King resigns from Santa Clara County Board of Education

Kathleen King resigned from the Santa Clara County Board of Education earlier this month, citing the need to focus more on the Healthier Kids...

Milpitas puts $1.28 million in federal funding toward residents most impacted by COVID

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program has provided grant funding to the City of Milpitas, to the tune of $1,282,240. At this past...

Milpitas to receive $16.7 million in federal funds through the American Rescue Plan Act

As the country continues recovering from the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the city of Milpitas is expected to receive $16.7 million from...

Valley Water declares water shortage, mandates 15% reduction in water usage

  As drought conditions worsen in Santa Clara County, the water district has declared a water shortage emergency and asks residents to conserve water.  Historically dry...

Milpitas City Council discusses possibility of mental health crisis response line

As part of the ongoing national conversation around whether police are qualified to respond to mental health crises, several Milpitas City Councilmembers want to...

State requires Milpitas to double housing production

After falling behind on its state-mandated housing goals, the city of Milpitas will need to permit more units than ever before in the coming...

With COVID case rates low, Santa Clara County moves into “yellow” tier & eases restrictions

COVID-19 case rates have hit their lowest levels in Santa Clara County since officials began to measure them last year. Test positivity rates are...

Milpitas City Council approves new automatic car wash in split vote

A manual coin-operated car wash on South Main Street is getting a fully automatic revamp after more than 50 years in business.  In March, the...

Milpitas’ 2021-22 Proposed Budget has been released

On Tuesday, May 4, Milpitas City Manager Steve McHarris put out the FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget, totaling $194.4 million. Minimal impacts to community services...

Assemblymember Alex Lee’s first bill gets shelved following public rebuff from fellow lawmaker

  Assemblymember Alex Lee (D-San Jose) ran his campaign on the promise of getting corporate money out of politics.  On his first day in office, the...

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...

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