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Opinion: Randall Shines But More Needs to be Done

I’m a teacher who came back to Randall Elementary from another school after four years. What I’ve learned from my previous and current stints...

Opinion: The Future Comes at the Expense of the Past

Toward the end of last month, on Wednesday, April 24, the Milpitas Planning Commission arrived unanimously at a historical decision, approving the presence of...

Opinion: Let’s Inspire our Kids

In March, I had the honor and pleasure of hosting the 6th Annual STEAM showcase. We had over 240 students participating, representing every public...

Opinion: Suggestions for Milpitas’ Budget Planning

After attending the March 28 Community Meeting on the Budget at which attendees were invited to contribute ideas, I came up with these suggestions. Make...

Opinion: No More Milpitas Drama

When I joined the United States Military with the Air National Guard, I was sent to the Air Force basic military training at Lackland...

Opinion: Can we ever get rid of the Odor Issues in Milpitas?

As we move toward spring, I’m looking forward to the warmer weather, sunny days, and the light breezes of spring. Well, sort of… I’d...

New Year’s Resolutions for Milpitas

As January draws to a close, I realize I had better engage in my annual ritual of coming up with New Year’s resolutions, before...

Opinion: Why Louis C.K. is Funny

In the #metoo landscape, Louis C.K.’s behavior has been something of a Rorschach test. The comedian was outed...

Open Letter to Mayor and City Council on Cannabis

Dear Mayor and City Council, Tonight you will vote on a “permanent...

An Open Letter to Councilmember Anthony Phan (Spoiler Alert: You Must Apologize)

    Dear Councilmember Anthony Phan-- I’ve been thinking about you a great deal lately. I’ve been thinking about that time back in February when you publicly lambasted...

Opinion: Milpitas Needs a Dog Park. A Good One.

    I, like some of you reading this article, am a dog owner. I’m the proud (and for a while, sleep-deprived and bite-ridden) human to...

Opinion: On Cannabis, The People Have Spoken (but not all of them…)

  Let’s be clear about a few things:   The Milpitas City Council did not vote Tuesday night on whether or not to “let cannabis in...

Opinion: Will We Answer The Call To Action?

Twelve victims’ lives in Thousand Oaks, California... Two victims’ lives in Tallahassee, Florida... Two victims’ lives in Springfield, Missouri... All this in the month...

Opinion: In Support of Selling Cannabis in Milpitas

It won’t come as a surprise to anyone reading this opinion piece that much has changed in the City of Milpitas since I moved...

Opinion: Why Tran Won

I was naive when I started writing for The Milpitas Beat. I thought I’d throw some warm coverage at our humble small town (or small...

Opinion: Hitting Back Against Silicon Valley Clean Energy Rumors

  Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) recently started providing carbon-free electricity to Milpitas residents and businesses. For those who have not followed the progression of...

Opinion & Retort: Milpitas Water Rates

    Following is an Opinion-Editorial penned by Robert Marini from Milpitas’ Citizens Task Force on Water Rates, expressing his concerns about how the City charges...

Opinion: How to Choose Who to Vote for in the Milpitas Mayoral & City Council Races

The November elections are less than a month away, and the uneasiness of having to make a decision is encouraging my procrastination. This uneasiness...

Opinion: Students Thrive at Community College Extension in Milpitas

Nearly 60 Milpitas High School (MHS) students completed a college-level geometry course recently as part of a summer accelerator math program offered through the...

Opinion: Who Will Win 2018’s Milpitas Mayoral Race?

      Going into last week’s Milpitas Beat-hosted live-streamed interview of this year’s mayoral candidates, everyone knew some tension was in the air among the 5...

Opinion: Milpitas is Ready for the Arts

“It’s a struggle for me,” said Milpitas High School teacher Kaila Schwartz. “This award has been a mixed blessing.” She was speaking to The Milpitas...

Opinion: We Must Get Rid of The Smell

First off, let me make something absolutely clear: I hate the word "smell." I doubt any person of reason loves it. I hate it because...

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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...

Santa Clara County extends shelter-in-place order to May 3, tightens restrictions

At a Santa Clara County press conference this afternoon, Dr. Sara Cody announced that the shelter-in-place order has been extended to May 3, 2020,...

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...
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