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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...

10 Signs You’re Trapped in a Liberal Bubble

As 2020’s U.S. Presidential Election draws near, many of us are bracing ourselves for an unprecedented level of spectacle and emotion -- and we...

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...

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 for having masturbated in the presence...

Dear Benny…there’s something you need to know…

Dear Benny-- There’s something important I have to share with you, and because in a way it pertains to history, it’s a good idea that...

Open Letter to Mayor and City Council on Cannabis

Dear Mayor and City Council, Tonight you will vote on a “permanent ban” on marijuana businesses in Milpitas. Are you going to vote yes or...

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...

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