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Open letter to the creator of the ‘Is your fav author a zionist?’ list

Dear Amina: I have questions. Fittingly, since you created a list titled with a question — ‘Is your fav author a zionist?’ — I come with...

Zanker PTA position statement on primary PE changes at Zanker Elementary School

Zanker PTA strongly believes in the following: The school “must provide environment, resources, and structure that will enable each child to be a successful...

We are losing the concept of “civilians”

I’m a little afraid that we’re losing the concept of “civilians.” It’d be quite a big loss. Absent the concept of the civilian, there can...

Our beautiful Milpitas hills are well worth fighting for

“God bless our Milpitas hills.” That was a Facebook post put up by former Mayor Rich Tran on Tuesday night, in support of our radiant...

The nightmare at the end of history

There’s a feeling, when it comes to the Israel-Palestine conflict, of always having walked in during the middle of the story, so long is...

Rich Tran is back: Here’s what it means for Milpitas’ 2024 mayoral election

And just like that, the whole game has changed.  Richard Q. Tran, the 3-term 17th Mayor of Milpitas, has revealed his intention to become #19,...

The U.S. Supreme Court & its deranged ideas about America

The long tendrils of popular vote loser Donald Trump’s presidency continued reaching into and ripping out the guts of the American experiment last week,...

Historical trivia: Milpitas’ history as the constant butt of nationwide jokes

The Milpitas Beat last Saturday caught up with Milpitas Historical Society President Bill Hare for a fun, quick chat about our city’s long yet...

A Letter to my friend Lanny Poffo (three months after your passing)…

Dear Lanny Poffo… You died 3 months ago. You were my friend for 7 years, as of 2016. But the first time I ever saw...

Milpitas City Hall is in a state of civil war

We had a moment there – it came and went. But for like half a second, it seemed like things could go so well… Last...

I finally understand New Year’s resolutions

I have never been one to make New Year's resolutions…except when I was in high school. All of my resolutions back then revolved around...

Islam and the education of women

When you see a hijab (head covering)-clad woman walk by, what is the first thought that crosses your mind?  Be honest.  “People are shocked to see...

Milpitas Elections 2022: 5 key takeaways

Note: the following article was written with 91% of Santa Clara County votes counted – with Carmen Montano slated to win Mayor of Milpitas;...

Letter to the incoming Milpitas City Council: May peace & civility reign

As Election Season rolls on, time and time again at The Beat, we hear readers expressing that they’re tired of all the drama on...

Jeff German: a note of appreciation

The Milpitas Beat appreciates the murdered Las Vegas reporter who spoke truth to power on his local political scene    Jeffrey German, the veteran investigative reporter...

On the Project Homekey issue, Mayor Tran has brought a chainsaw to a knife fight

My ongoing study of Mayor Rich Tran’s psyche took a turn for the decidedly curious last week as Tran began to bash current mayoral...

Heading into the mid-terms, almost every Republican talking point is a lie

With the midterm elections coming up on November 8, Americans are feeling that familiar, forehead-crushing sense of tension, which was exacerbated last week by...

Milpitas City Council race: What is going on in Rich Tran’s mind?

Months back, Mayor Rich Tran announced his run for Milpitas City Council. The news came as no surprise: Tran is an ambitious and competitive...

Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade reversal exposes conservative hypocrisy

When The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade this morning, eliminating American women’s constitutional right to an abortion while essentially making abortion illegal in...

Are we willing to address gun violence?

Here we go again. Another mass shooting. Another community in pain, especially when so many were so young and innocent. And another cry for...

Mental Health Awareness Month: days of atrocity & sorrow

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s almost over. On the way out, America got flung into inchoate grief, in the aftermath of a...

I have had two abortions and, if you’re anti-choice, we can’t be friends.

I have had two abortions and, if you're anti-choice, we can't be friends. The first pregnancy resulted from sexual assault, although it wasn't quite as...

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