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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...

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...

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...

Autocracy Now

It hits you in the stomach, seeing the traits of a dictatorship appear in your democracy. Like many others, I was having physical symptoms...

Opinion: Milpitas Mayor vs. City Council

It's been a busy week in Milpitas. In the space of two days, four City council members -- Vice Mayor Marsha Grilli, Garry Barbadillo,...

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