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Opinion: Can we ever get rid of the Odor Issues in Milpitas?

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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...

Opinion: Why Louis C.K. is Funny

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In the #metoo landscape, Louis C.K.’s behavior has been something of a Rorschach test. The comedian was outed...

Opinion: Milpitas Needs a Dog Park. A Good One.

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    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…)

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  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?

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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

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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

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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: Measure AA is a Great Investment, Vote Yes on AA

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  As November 6 approaches, one key measure Milpitians need to decide on is Measure AA. Measure AA is a $248 million school bond targeted...

Opinion: Hitting Back Against Silicon Valley Clean Energy Rumors

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  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

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    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...

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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

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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?

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      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

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“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

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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...

Opinion: Milpitas Mayor vs. City Council

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

A letter to my sons: How America got into this COVID-19 mess

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Dear Benny & Henry— I write to you in the midst of what is shaping up to be one of the most staggering crises in...

Board of Supervisors race: Otto Lee accuses Kansen Chu of racial insensitivity; Chu says...

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Amidst a charged cultural environment wherein systemic racism is at the top of voters’ minds, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors race has...

If all lives really do matter, then why aren’t we acting like It?

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I was first introduced to the Black Lives Matter movement six years ago, in the wake of the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed...

Wettenstein leads: New Milpitas Chamber of Commerce President hard at work during pandemic

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Warren Wettenstein has a positive attitude. Despite leading the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce as President during a historic pandemic, he consistently finds a way to...

Milpitas City Council scraps cannabis tax ballot proposal

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Milpitas Councilmember Anthony Phan opened Tuesday’s early remote council session in front of a digital background of singer-songwriter -- and famed cannabis user --...

Facts vs Fiction, regarding the La Quinta Hotel project

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Dear Editor:  On March 27 a neighborhood group calling themselves the Voice of Milpitas sent a letter to the Milpitas Beat concerning the La Quinta...