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Kong and Ngo pull papers to run for MUSD Board seat

Chia-Ling Kong and Minh Ngo have pulled papers to run in the upcoming Special Election for the open Milpitas Unified School District Board seat.  The...

Part IV: Looming Special Election divides community in Milpitas

Mistakes Were Made   It bears noting that despite the questionable tactics employed by Better Milpitas to reach their objectives, the board appointment process was far...

Part III: Looming Special Election divides community in Milpitas

A Change of Heart    Raymond Wong, a longtime Milpitas resident, was one of three individuals who initiated the petition.  However, in October, when the ROV sent...

Part II: Looming Special Election divides community in Milpitas

Is A Special Election Worth it?     In light of the verified petition, Minh Ngo lost his board seat, after having served for just under two...

Part I: Looming Special Election divides community in Milpitas

"This is part of democracy. We don’t agree with this appointment, and we are working within the system.”  When Fa Yoeu found out about the...

Milpitas High School teacher placed on administrative leave after wearing blackface on Halloween

Video circulating from this past Halloween shows Milpitas High School (MHS) teacher David Carter wearing a costume revolving around blackface while presenting a lecture...

Announcing SEPTAM, the new Special Education Parent Teacher Association of Milpitas

“Think of the power we have in this room right now to make a difference.” This was the uplifting opening statement from Carla Crenshaw, Director...

Letter to the Editor: 42 Silicon Valley School

Zero Teachers | Zero Classes | Zero Tuition | 100% Coding   I was fortunate to have been invited and honored at Senator Bob Wieckowskis’s State of the District Address...

Milpitas Community Educational Endowment (MCEE) cuts first grant check to Russell Middle School

At the October 8 MUSD school board meeting, the Milpitas Community Educational Endowment (MCEE) presented a check of $5,000 to students and Administrative leaders from Thomas...

The latest twist: Scorecards were tallied incorrectly for MUSD board appointment

The latest twist in the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) Board saga comes straight from the runner-up for the school board’s empty seat... According to...

Milpitas School Board President slams pro-special election group in latest twist to appointment saga

Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) Board President Chris Norwood has some choice words for advocacy group Better Milpitas, the community advocacy group that has...

Letter to the Editor: Issue with the school bond

Dear Editor, On September 10, 2019  I attended a school board meeting.  I was surprised that not all members of the public were allowed to...

Letter to the Editor from MUSD Board President Chris Norwood  

Dear Editor:  My name is Chris Norwood; I am a 40+-year resident and currently the President of the Milpitas Unified School District Board. It has been...

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...

Residents protest new board member’s appointment & file petition for special election; board member Tsai threatened with recall

As some Milpitas residents took to the lectern Tuesday night to protest the appointment process behind Hai Minh Ngo gaining the Milpitas Unified School...

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...

A special election for MUSD board seat could cost thousands

At the August 13 Board meeting, the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) Board of Education appointed Hai Minh Ngo to fill the vacant seat...

Milpitas High School Students Run 2019 Robotika Summer Camp for Younger Students

Milpitas High School’s Xtreme Robotics club hosted the 2019 Robotika Summer Camp for elementary and middle school students. On July 26, the club’s officers...

Selection process of new MUSD school board member stirs up opposing views

After interviewing 8 candidates over the course of nearly 5 hours, the majority of MUSD’s Board of Education selected Hai Minh Ngo as their...

Milpitas Unified Superintendent Receives Pay Bump, Contract Extension

The Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) Board of Education voted to extend Superintendent Cheryl Jordan’s contract on Tuesday. The extension guarantees Jordan her position...

Milpitas Police Department Ramps up Presence for Back-to-School Day

Today was Back-to-School day in Milpitas.  And the Milpitas Police Department was out in full force, dropping by every single school in the district in...

Record Number of Milpitas High Grads Get College Credits through San Jose City College

At last month’s 6/7 Milpitas High School graduation, 111 students (out of the 731 who graduated) flaunted purple stoles as they walked the stage.  Why...

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Council candidate Suraj Viswanathan defends a past marked by numerous court cases

Business executive Suraj Viswanathan is banking on what he believes is his strong business record and dark-money free campaign to nab him a Milpitas...

Elected officials can’t delete social media posts; they’re considered public records

Dear Editor: Public Records may not be a blockbuster topic.  Though it should be... Public Records have been a systemic problem and sore subject for the...

Voting during the COVID-19 pandemic

Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) will host a virtual town hall in partnership with Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA), Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors...

Open letter: Shocked by City Councilmember’s unprofessional and unfounded claim

Mr. Bob Nuñez, Watching the City Council meeting on September 15, 2020, I was taken back and appalled that someone as seasoned as you, Mr....

No on Prop 16 car rally draws crowds in Milpitas

Last Saturday, September 19, about 100 cars -- all decorated with signs and flags -- drove down Milpitas streets including Abel, Jacklin, and Park...
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