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Stephen Fitzgerald becomes Deputy County Librarian for Santa Clara County Library District

A familiar face from the Milpitas Library has become Deputy County Librarian of Community Library Development for the Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD).  Stephen...

Milpitas resident Jinky Peralta recognized as Assembly District 25’s Woman of the Year

On Monday March, 8, in honor of International Women’s Day, Assemblymember Alex Lee (D-San Jose) recognized Milpitas resident Jinky Peralta as Assembly District 25’s...

These are the Black leaders who are currently making a big impact on Milpitas

To celebrate Black History Month, The Beat wanted to shine a light on the Black leaders who are currently making a difference in Milpitas.  Check...

Rose Elementary students create over 700 Valentines for seniors

It all started with a phone conversation.  ViAnna Anderson, a teacher at Rose Elementary School in Milpitas, thought it might be fun for students to...

HOPE for the Unhoused distributes food & winter goods

It’s a Saturday morning in Milpitas, the one right after Christmas. The streets are quiet, with the occasional car buzzing by. Most residents, though, have...

Milpitas’ longtime City Clerk Mary Lavelle is retiring

    After dedicating the past 15 years of her life to working as Milpitas' City Clerk, Mary Lavelle is retiring.  With her penchant for organization, her...

Citizen Nuñez: For the former councilmember, the good work goes on

Bob Nuñez sounds like he’s enjoying himself. I have no idea where he is. We’re on the phone. But I hear the sound of cars...

The Comeback Kid: Anthony Phan takes top spot in 2020 Milpitas City Council race

In a 2020 election season surprise, Milpitas City Councilmember Anthony “The Kid” Phan took the top spot in the council election, orchestrating a comeback...

Evelyn Chua makes history as first Filipina elected to Milpitas City Council

Evelyn Chua’s commitment to community service runs deep.  Whether it’s bringing homemade meals to police officers and firefighters, delivering face coverings to residents, or spending...

Even during COVID, Rotary Vietnam Project presses on

The District 5170 Rotary Club has been doing amazing things through its Rotary Vietnam Project.  “This is about youth coming together and interacting with the...

Henry Robinson: a quiet force of nature

It was 50 years ago when Henry Robinson first became involved with Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD).  When he started as an intern back at...

Assembly candidate Bob Brunton pledges to change up the status quo

Former Ohlone College District trustee Bob Brunton knows he’s a longshot in the California Assembly District 25 race. The father of two and Fremont...

A progressive shakeup could be coming to Assembly District 25 in Alex Lee

Alex Lee in many ways embodies the progressive ideals and policies Gen Z and millennial voters like himself seek in a candidate. But even...

Students form startup to push back against gun violence

In August of last year, four high school friends came together and decided enough was enough.  Another shooting had occurred, this time at a high...

A Milpitas native then & now: Sukjit Athwal has stood tall wherever she’s gone

The last time Sukjit Athwal (nickname: “Jit”) was in a local Milpitas newspaper, it was back in 2007, in The Milpitas Post, as a...

Robert Marini, candidate for City Council, aims criticisms at current Milpitas leadership

This article is part of a series on figures who have declared their candidacy for Milpitas City Council or Mayor of Milpitas for November’s...

Voltaire Montemayor, underdog in the Milpitas Mayoral race, remains confident

This article is part of a series on figures who have declared their candidacy for Milpitas City Council or Mayor of Milpitas for November’s...

Julian Jose Hilario Jr. runs for Milpitas City Council

This article is part of a series on figures who have declared their candidacy for Milpitas City Council or Mayor of Milpitas for November’s...

Golden Hills Art Association stays creative during pandemic

The Golden Hills Art Association (GHAA), a Milpitas based art club, has been encouraging its members to be creative during the Covid 19 pandemic. ...

Suraj Viswanathan steps into Milpitas City Council race

This article is part of a series on figures who have declared their candidacy for Milpitas City Council or Mayor of Milpitas for November’s...

Summitpointe Golf Club revitalized by new owner

It was March 4, 2020. A pandemic, unseen and at best half-understood by most Americans, was rolling in toward us from overseas. It didn’t...

Ballot Watch: Prop 15 seeks to help fund schools & local governments

Coming up on this November 3’s election ballot is California Prop 15: Tax on Commercial and Industrial Properties for Education and Local Government Funding...

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