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Table tennis coach in Milpitas leads young players to win championship medals

Subham Kundu started playing table tennis at the age of 6.  At the time, he lived in India with his family.  There was a table tennis...

How activist and author Nyla Choates continues to make worldwide change

You may recognize her for bringing change to Milpitas after organizing a Black Lives Matter protest when she was a 16-year-old Milpitas High School...

From City Hall to the streets of Milpitas: Rich Tran never stops running

In July of 2023, Rich Tran started running.  At first, it was tough. He could barely jog half a mile.   But he kept running.  Now, almost nine...

Milpitas activist rallies support for Palestinians in Rafah

Tension has been mounting around the world as the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) advance toward Rafah, a Gaza Strip city where the leaders of...

Milpitas celebrates Black History Month with lively event

Last week, on February 1, a lively Black History Month celebration and flag raising took place in Milpitas. It was an evening overflowing with powerful...

Family struggling with loss after raging fire burns house down in Milpitas

It was just after 6:30pm when Efren Rosas heard a crackling sound coming from behind him.  He was dozing off on the couch; the television...

Milpitas resident Sid Shivnath is a Rubik’s Cube whiz kid

In 2020, with the pandemic in full force, 7-year-old Sid Shivnath found himself at home with a lot of time on his hands… As time...

Milpitas’ Tamil community gathers to celebrate the Tamil New Year

Last month, on May 14, the Tamil community in Milpitas gathered together for a festive celebration to welcome in the Tamil New Year.   The event,...

Chuck Gary delivers illuminating speech at Juneteenth event in Milpitas

Chuck Gary has devoted many years to making a tremendous impact on education in Milpitas. He recently delivered a speech at the Juneteenth event...

Reflecting on the loss of my sister during Mental Health Awareness Month

The conversation about the stigma of mental health illnesses and the changes that are necessary to support those suffering has increased. But I’ve observed...

Milpitas City Manager Steve McHarris among honorees at 2023 Unsung Hero Awards

On Friday, April 14, State Assemblymember Alex Lee’s office hosted the 2023 Unsung Hero Awards.  Milpitas resident Rahim Jaffer (nominated by Shaheena Daredia) — an...

Milpitas residents who speak Tamil, one of the world’s oldest languages, meet for the first time

It all started with a simple question on Nextdoor.  Alagarasan Chinnadurai put up a post in the Milpitas area, asking if anyone spoke Tamil, which...

MHS Assistant Principal Cheryl Rivera retires after serving MUSD for 33 years

It was 22 years ago when Cheryl Rivera first began serving as an Assistant Principal at Milpitas High School (MHS).  This past June, Rivera retired,...

Father and daughter venture out on epic motorcycle trip

This past summer, a Milpitas father-daughter duo took to the open road for the motorcycle trip of a lifetime...  Vaibhav Sharma and his 13-year-old daughter...

Peace Love Unity exhibit held at Milpitas Library

On Saturday, August 20th, Omniware Networks and the World Association of Young Artists jointly hosted a Peace Love Unity exhibit at the Milpitas Library.  The...

Honoring the Legacy of Norm Mineta

Norman Yoshio Mineta, a true American legend, trailblazer, and friend, passed away on May 3, 2022. Norm dedicated his life to public service and...

Largest gathering of people with Acromegaly meets in Milpitas

Last Saturday, The Milpitas Beat attended the world’s largest gathering of people living with Acromegaly (also called “Gigantism” in cases where the disease begins...

Local hero Eric Emmanuele, injured while attempting to stop a robbery, retires from service

Eric Emmanuele, who worked as Chief Fire Enforcement Officer/Investigator for the Milpitas Fire Department (MFD) from 2017 till the end of 2021, has retired. Prior...

Milpitas resident Andrew Dyson named Veteran of the Year

Andrew B. Dyson, Jr., a Milpitas resident with an accomplished military, professional, civic, and personal history, was honored earlier this month on Veterans Day...

Milpitas resident Henry Nichols receives Key to the City

The City of Milpitas has awarded Henry Nichols with a Key to the City.  A proud Milpitas resident, Nichols has long been dedicated to preserving...

Carmen Montano announces she will run for Mayor of Milpitas in 2022 election

Early this week, Milpitas’ Vice Mayor Carmen Montano announced that she will run for mayor. The seat opens up in late 2022, after Mayor...

Milpitas Businessman Suraj Viswanathan helps put out roadside fire

Milpitas entrepreneur Suraj Viswanathan, who ran for city council in 2018 and 2020, was on the road back from Los Angeles just before 10am...

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