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Opinion: Our partisan fever is dangerous

Partisanship is particularly useless right now. Worse, it’s proving dangerous... I saw this exemplified in real time last week. Mid-week, I was reading...

Opinion: Why is blackface still such a divisive issue? Perhaps we don’t know what it really means

David Carter, a Milpitas High School teacher, wore blackface. Carter’s actions -- regardless of holiday -- were wrong and racist. That we can all...

Opinion: In the matter of the blackface teacher, there’s a more important question than whether he should be fired…

In regard to the matter of one David Carter, the Milpitas teacher who wore blackface in the classroom last Halloween, and whose job status...

Opinion: Political correctness should not cost MHS students a great teacher

Political Correctness is far more deadly than CoVid-19. While it does kill people, it also kills creativity and the human spirit. Case in point:...

Opinion: It’s important that you vote

We live in strange times. Within the first fifth of this young century, we’ve had our minds rewired many times over, courtesy of the Internet,...

Two possible solutions to ease housing for teachers, staff, & city workers

As the election heats up, housing is one of the key issues that all the candidates are tackling. Admittedly, this is not something that...

The Milpitas Beat endorses Minh Ngo for School Board

This is The Milpitas Beat’s first-ever political endorsement. The Beat hereby endorses candidate Minh Ngo in his race to become a Milpitas Unified School District...

Opinion: How Ling Kong can win the School Board Special Election

Consider the case of one Ling Kong.  Kong’s running for the open Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) School Board seat in March, 2020’s Special Election....

Opinion: Tonight, Mayor Tran has 2 choices

At tonight’s City Council meeting, Council will decide whether or not to move forward on rotating out Vice Mayor Karina Dominguez and giving another...

Recommended to Milpitas: Watch “The Irishman” this Thanksgiving

Sorry I’ve been away for awhile. A couple readers have waged recent complaints about missing my Opinion-Editorials. Strange, since when I’m active with them,...

Opposition is not Advocacy

Below is an excerpt from a recent NFIB article titled ‘California Legislature Codifies Dynamex Decision.’ The NFIB is an advocate for small businesses. Leading up to...

SJECCD supports Undocumented Student Week of Action

Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) is committed to the proposition that quality, affordable higher education, job training, and career development opportunities should be available...

Opinion: It’s time for Milpitas’ elected officials to receive competitive salaries

In December, 2018, Milpitas’ Mayor Rich Tran announced his run for county supervisor. Then in June, 2019, he announced his run for state assembly....

Opinion: The MUSD issue: an opportunity to learn & be better

When Mr. Bobay left for Texas, we knew that the school board would be challenged to fill his shoes. But who could know that...

Opinion: News Organizations Should Delay Releasing Mass Shooters’ Names

Systems get gamed. That’s what happens. When a given system becomes predictable enough, exploitative parties swoop in and game it. I lived in L.A. for...

Opinion: “We can’t allow ourselves to become numb to the pain.”

We can’t allow ourselves to become numb to the pain. It’s not just another shooting, whether it happens in El Paso, Dayton – or...

The President of the United States is Ralphie from “The Sopranos”

Warning: The following Opinion-Editorial contains MAJOR spoilers from the TV series “The Sopranos,” which incidentally has been off the air for 12 years… Years back,...

Opinion: Time for Celebration, and for Continued Advocacy: Council Has Recognized the Affordability Problem But Not Solved It

In April and May the Milpitas City Council was asked to at least establish an emergency ordinance to protect residents from undue rent increases...

Opinion & Testimonials: Student Stories on Mental Illness 

As the world keeps changing, humans are forced to adapt to new cultures and experiences that may not have been a problem earlier in...

Dear Class of 2019: May You Live an Impassioned & Inspired Life 

This month I join thousands of fellow proud parents in celebrating the accomplishments of our children as they become the graduating class of 2019....

Opinion: Shout-out to MUSD Classified Staff

As we’ve reached the end of the school year, I want to give a shout-out to the many classified school employees who are the...

Opinion: The One Tactic Required to Defeat Trump in 2020

OK, enough fooling around: How do we beat this freakin’ guy? I’ll assess this tactically, not politically. Politically, the left is presently split into two...

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The Milpitas Beat is offering free advertising to small business owners

As a way of supporting small business owners in our community, The Milpitas Beat is offering free advertising to all Milpitas businesses, starting March...

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...


Voice of Milpitas group opposes La Quinta Hotel in Hillview Neighborhood

Dear Editor: The broader neighborhood sprang into action late last October when those within 1,000 feet of the corner of Hillview Drive and Jacklin Road...

If ever there was a time to think globally, and act locally, it is now

This week Apple announced it is donating 9 million protective masks to the US COVID-19 relief efforts. Facebook offered 720,000 masks and Tesla another...

Amidst news that has the world in pain, there are positives

Editor's Note: This letter was submitted on March 22nd.  Dear Editor: Positive News! I have walked through Milpitas parks with my four-legged companions over the last 30...
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