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Milpitas to mount lawsuit over homeless housing project

UPDATE (Oct. 26): The Milpitas City Council will move forward with its suit and use a “specialized law firm,” due to a conflict of...

Milpitas to explore litigation against State, County over hotel conversion project for homeless housing

This article has been updated. During the Tuesday, October 6 Council meeting, at Mayor Rich Tran’s request, Council unanimously agreed to explore potential litigation against...

Grand Opening of Trader Joe’s in Milpitas

Here are some videos and photos from the Trader Joe's Grand Opening in Milpitas on September 18, 2020.       TRADER JOE’S IN MILPITAS: Creamy or crunchy?...

Trader Joe’s is opening this Friday, September 18, in Milpitas

The moment is finally here: Trader Joe’s will be opening its doors in Milpitas this Friday, September 18 at 8am. The new store -- Milpitas'...

State political commission opens investigation into Assemblymember Kansen Chu’s campaign

The California Fair Political Practices Commission has opened an investigation into Assemblymember Kansen Chu.

Milpitas awakes to glaring orange, doomy sky

Milpitas woke up on Wednesday to a doomy, sunless, orange-shaded sky, the sight of which added to the sense of alarm and exhaustion being...

Evacuation Center up & running at Milpitas Library

The Milpitas Beat caught up this evening with Milpitas Recreation Services Manager Renee Lorentzen, who shared information about the Evacuation Resource Center over at...

Bay Area under Red Flag Warning, new storms could worsen fires

As of Sunday afternoon, the Bay Area is under a Red Flag Warning, meaning the kind of dry lightning that started the recent rash...

Milpitas Fire Chief urges vigilance as wildfires rage

The Milpitas Beat checked in this evening with Milpitas Fire Department (MFD) Chief Brian Sherrard for an exclusive interview. Out the gate, Sherrard reiterated what...

Milpitas City Council approves $2 million in raises for City employees

The Milpitas City Council approved over $2 million in raises over 3 years for City employees on August 4. The raises are part of...

As wildfires blaze around Milpitas, residents ready themselves for evacuation

Fire season has gotten off to an intense beginning, with a record heat wave and a lightning storm setting off a multitude of fires...

Milpitas School Board race will not be on ballot; Lien and Ngo will keep their seats

During this Fall’s election, the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) school board race will not appear on the November ballot.   Since no one else decided...

As COVID-19 cases surge in Milpitas, Elmwood Correctional Facility sees outbreak among inmates

Milpitas is seeing a rapidly rising COVID-19 case count. According to Santa Clara County’s COVID-19 dashboard, the city has as of today seen 235...

Milpitas students will engage in 100% distance learning until “conditions are deemed safe”

Charles Schletzbaum has taught physics at Milpitas High School (MHS) for 18 years. A popular teacher in the school’s science department, Schletzbaum is known...

Milpitas COVID-19 case total passes 200

According to Santa Clara County’s COVID-19 data dashboard, Milpitas has by now had 202 confirmed novel coronavirus infections. The dashboard does not display the amount...

Tran declares mayoral candidacy for third term, announces endorsement

This article is part of a series on figures who have declared their intentions to run for Milpitas City Council or Mayor of Milpitas...

Anthony Phan seeks reelection, cites accomplishments on the council

This article is part of a series on figures who have declared their candidacy for Milpitas City Council or Mayor of Milpitas for November’s...

What’s allowed and what’s not in Santa Clara County as of July 13

As of Monday, July 13, under a new Santa Clara County health order, gyms, hair and nail services, and outdoor gatherings will be allowed...

BART officially opens in Milpitas; service to begin Saturday

Milpitas elected officials along with VTA and BART officials opened the city’s BART station and VTA transit hub Friday, marking a moment decades in...

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...

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Congressional candidate Ritesh Tandon “will work more for the people,” if elected

Ritesh Tandon, an Indian-American engineer and entrepreneur based in San Jose, is running for Congress as a Republican in South Bay District 17, which...

Milpitas City Council faces sharp criticism from Governor and Law Foundation over planned Homekey lawsuit

The Milpitas City Council is catching heat for its recent unanimous vote in favor of a lawsuit against Santa Clara County to prevent the...

Suraj Viswanathan responds to Governor’s news conference on Homekey

City Council candidate Suraj Viswanathan is responding today to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s weekend news conference criticizing the City of Milpitas for proposing to withdraw from...

Property taxes and permanent school closures in Cupertino – We need to SAVE our BAY AREA schools

Silicon Valley is one of the most expensive real estate in the nation, and the property taxes collected here are in tens of Billions...

Recap video of Chu’s Community Heroes event

Assemblymember Kansen Chu recently honored local heroes for their work to uplift the community. Below is a recap video of the drive-through event. Congratulations...
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