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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...

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...

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