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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...

Democrats Agree We Need To Get Foreign Money Out Of California Elections…But Kansen Chu Doesn’t Get It

It’s hard to believe that I need to write this opinion piece but Milpitas Beat requested it, so here it is. There is broad consensus...

AB 2164 is critical for small business owners

Op-Ed by: Anthony Phan & Victor Gomez First, it was the coronavirus that crushed small businesses. Then it was the supply chain disruptions and inflation...

Gun safety in our communities

Op-Ed by: Otto Lee In the early morning hours of April 3, 2022, a shooting broke out in Sacramento, horrifically taking the lives of 6...

I’m Worried About Masks Coming Off In Schools March 12th, But Not for the Reason You Think

It’s happening. The day we’ve all been waiting for… or feared… or have mixed emotions about… or resigned ourselves to never happening at all...

Milpitas schools were the first in California to favor at-home learning during omicron

Credit where it’s due: Milpitas schools were the first in California to favor at-home learning during omicron. I understand: this is an emergency. We needn’t...

Hey you, go get your COVID booster shot

Hey you, go get your COVID booster shot. I got mine last week. I felt all kinds of woozy. Heart-rate got real fast at one...

I had a colonoscopy at age 43. You might want to consider getting one, too…

I had a colonoscopy on September 1. I should have gone years ago, truth be told. I’m 43 years old. The recommended age for a...

MUSD’s Board President gathers student leaders to delve into threatening social media trends

For better, and in some cases, for worse, the digital age of communication and use of social media in education is here to stay. On...

The critical need for comprehensive school-based mental health resources

As many students return to their classroom this season, parents, educators, and legislators are rightly focused on efforts to address learning loss experienced during...

A summer remembrance: Natalia Smut

She died on a Friday, early in the morning. Natalia Smut (24), a Bay Area performer of widely acknowledged talent and charisma, was stabbed to...

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