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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...

Support this Black-owned business in the Bay Area: Longevity Wines

Few Black-owned vineyards stretch across the United States, let alone the globe. According to Wine Enthusiast, a small handful of producers, about 100 wineries...

Obituary: Betty Lorain (Peters) McDermott, age 94

Mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and great aunt. Betty passed away 29 February in Concord. She was born Betty Lorain Peters in Crannell (Humboldt County)...

Carmen Montano wants to “represent the people”

One of two Milpitas City Councilmembers running for State Assembly District 25 -- which covers Milpitas, Fremont, Newark, San Jose, and Santa Clara --...

Stephen Fitzgerald becomes Library Services Manager for Santa Clara County Library District 

After five years of working at the Milpitas Library, in early December, community librarian Stephen Fitzgerald moved on to work as Library Services Manager...

Meet MUSD’s Wendy Zhang

Wendy Zhang has always had a gift for numbers.  When she was 24 years old, she ventured from Beijing, China, to the United States, to...

The redemption of Anthony Phan

I’m in my car, in front of my house when I get a text from the kid: He’s running fashionably late. It’s no problem; I have...

Homegrown visionary: The Mike Ho story

There’s no denying the force of nature that Mike Ho is.  As a Director and Photographer, he’s worked with some of the biggest names in...

Milpitas resident Caitlin Nguyen a martial arts standout

Young Milpitas resident Caitlin Nguyen, age 14, has been racking up noteworthy achievements in martial arts this fall... First, at the 2019 Canada Open Taekwondo...

Happy Hopper Afterschool Program students making an impact

Born and raised in Malaysia, Malini Ramakrishnan was exposed to the realities of homelessness at an early age.  "We have a lot of shelter homes...

Meet Phil Coneeny, the veteran from this year’s Memorial Day spat: He’s more than just a footnote

When Jim Arthur, a retired sailor and Vietnam veteran, penned a letter to the editor after May’s Memorial Day ceremony at City Hall, he...

Don’t Glaze Me Donuts gives back to the community with sugary sweets

If you pay enough attention to social media, you can sometimes spot Don’t Glaze Me Donuts parked outside Milpitas High School after the last...

12-year-old Michael Medina from Milpitas’ Junior Giants league wins scholarship 

Run by Milpitas’ Police Activities League (PAL), the Junior Giants is a noncompetitive summer baseball and softball program that offers many opportunities for children...

Chamber of Commerce Office Manager CJ Ericson reaches 10 years on the job  

When you put in a phone call to the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce, invariably, no matter the day or the time, you find yourself...

14-year-old Milpitas resident Gavin Heraldo sings at the US Open Tennis Championships  

At the age of 14, Gavin Heraldo has already achieved the impossible.  Over the summer, he created an audition video on YouTube, for a shot...

An interview with newly appointed MUSD Board Member Hai Minh Ngo

On August 13, after an interview process that spanned several hours, Hai Minh Ngo was appointed to Milpitas Unified School District’s (MUSD) Board of...

Magdalena Carrasco Hopes for Opportunity to Work on Large-Scale Matters of “Environment and County Homelessness” if Elected Board Supervisor

For Magdalena Carrasco, the prospect of working for the county once again feels like “going back home.” After all, for 11 of her 25...

Dr. Larry Napolitano, DDS Celebrates 35 Years in Milpitas

You walk into the space and you feel instantly soothed. All is stable and peaceful here. The staff greets you warmly. The ambiance bustles...

Larry Ciardella Steps Down from Planning Commission

After serving for 13.5 years (to say nothing of his distinct 5-year run before that), Larry Ciardella has stepped down from his seat on...

There Are No Limits: Milpitas Resident & Avid Hiker Breaks Boundaries  

What Nikki Chiaven has accomplished in a few short years has been nothing short of extraordinary.  Starting back in 2016, she developed a deep affinity...

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Assemblymember Kansen Chu calls for Community Hero nominations

Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D – Milpitas) will be hosting his sixth annual Community Heroes Awards and would like to invite members of our community...

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...

As COVID-19 cases surge in Milpitas, Elmwood Correctional Facility sees outbreak among inmates

Milpitas is seeing a rapidly rising COVID-19 case count. According to Santa Clara County’s COVID-19 dashboard, the city has as of today seen 235...

Santa Clara County needs to communicate better about COVID-19

Like many Santa Clara County residents, I’m glued to the County’s COVID-19 dashboard, which provides invaluable information on case totals, death totals, demographic breakdowns,...

Program run by City of Milpitas and service organizations provides free face masks to residents

Since early spring, the City of Milpitas has been partnering with the Milpitas Rotary Club and the Milpitas Executive Lions Club to provide free...
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