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Live Blog: COVID-19 updates for Milpitas

11:58 p.m., April 23, 2020: At present Milpitas has 66 total cases of COVID-19. The total cases in Santa Clara County are up at 1,987;...

Santa Clara County Supervisors approve subsidization of healthcare costs

On Tuesday, April 21, by way of a unanimous vote, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved subsidization of all healthcare costs for...

Science not onboard with wiping down your food

Even with shelter in place provisions enacted and social distancing guidelines being spread far and wide, one common denominator that’s unavoidable among people is...

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...

Coronavirus news: 51% of small business owners say they won’t survive beyond 0-3 months

Last week, in a Goldman Sachs survey of 1,500 small business owners in the United States, 51% of them said that, amidst the COVID-19...

As coronavirus fears spread, Milpitas small businesses struggle to keep the lights on

Come to Taqueria Las Vegas around lunchtime most days and you can—or could—expect to find yourself standing outside the door due to its long...

MUSD teachers and staff find ways to engage students during pandemic

Last Friday, in response to the increasing amount of coronavirus cases in the region, County Superintendent Mary Ann Dewan announced that all public schools...

Milpitas restaurants to support during this COVID-19 crisis

Milpitas community: Consider ordering take-out or delivery from these local restaurants to help support our Milpitas businesses during this challenging time... Biryaniz Milpitas 18 S....

Ray of Light: 3 drugs show promise amidst coronavirus pandemic

While an increasing amount of U.S. communities and regions work toward adapting to life under “shelter in place” provisions, preventing free motion from one’s...

VTA issues reminder that it remains open

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has spread word to make clear that it remains open and on schedule despite the countywide “shelter in...

What you need to know about the “shelter in place” order in Santa Clara County

Earlier today, the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department just issued a “shelter in place” effective at midnight tonight, as a way of...

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...

Santa Clara County confirms 79 COVID-19 cases; schools will close March 16; public gatherings of 100 or more banned

The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department held a LIVE press conference today at 11:30am to address what is happening with COVID-19 in...

Four San Jose firefighters test positive for coronavirus

In an announcement today from the City of San Jose, officials shared that four San Jose firefighters have contracted COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Two...

Milpitas School Board votes to dismiss teacher, would not confirm if it is teacher who wore blackface

The Milpitas Unified School Board voted 3-0 to “approve a notice of intent to immediately suspend without pay and dismiss” a certificated employee Tuesday...

Ngo Tops Kong, Vuong in School Board Special Election

Less than an hour after the polls closed on Tuesday, a Milpitas resident posted a photo on Facebook of Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD)...

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...

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...

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,...

MUSD Special Election chaos: Teachers’ private info leaked, court orders, & theft

As the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) inches closer to its controversial board special election, the district is embroiled in yet another controversy —...

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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