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Honoring Rohit Godhani: A call for river safety awareness and faster emergency response

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The Milpitas community grieves the sudden passing of Rohit Godhani, a beloved resident cherished for his warmth, intellect, and kindness. Rohit tragically drowned in...

Milpitas resident Rohit Godhani dies tragically in drowning incident on July 4th

This past July 4th holiday, Milpitas resident Rohit Godhani died tragically in a drowning incident in Oregon’s Rogue River. Rohit is survived by his...

Bay Area Tutoring Association is receiving a $15,000 grant from Supervisor Otto Lee

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Amid a recent countywide increase in unhoused students, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Vice President Otto Lee has ensured that $15,000 in grant...

Evelyn Chua is running for re-election to the Milpitas City Council

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Evelyn Chua’s first term as a Milpitas City Councilmember is nearing its end – and now she is looking to the future.  “There’s still so...

Queen Elf Jennifer Cullenbine is retiring from the Family Giving Tree

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Family Giving Tree (FGT), the renowned Milpitas gift-giving nonprofit, announced today that its founder and CEO Jennifer Cullenbine will be retiring at the end...

The United States of America is starved for leadership

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Much of the time, the President of the United States — who he is, what he’s up to, what he is or isn’t getting...

Mayor Montano focuses on Milpitas’ rich past and innovative future in State of the...

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Earlier this year, there was a celebration at Milpitas City Hall to mark the 70th anniversary of the city’s incorporation.  The celebration continued yesterday at...

Rich Tran withdraws from Milpitas mayoral race

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Rich Tran is bowing out of the Milpitas mayoral race. He asked The Beat to publish a letter that he wrote to the community,...

Longtime Milpitas resident Adalyn Indihar is turning 100 years old

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Longtime Milpitas resident Adalyn Indihar will be turning 100 this July.  Adalyn was born in Galesburg, Kansas on July 24, 1924.  She married Ludwig Indihar in...

Arson suspect in custody after setting fire at McDonald’s in Milpitas

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Early this morning, June 12, at 2:38AM, the Milpitas Police Department (MPD) took a 911 call regarding the McDonald’s restaurant at 41 Ranch Drive. The...

Milpitas Community Heroes celebrated at inaugural event

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During a special June 11 meeting, the Milpitas City Council held its first ever Community Heroes Awards, honoring outstanding individuals and groups who have...

Milpitas Unified School District receives $820K grant for enhancing career pathways for students

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In a win for the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD), the district was awarded $820,000 in grant money from the Golden State Pathways Program...

PARI Foundation in Milpitas empowers youth through education

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Article sponsored by Milpitas Charity Bingo.  PARI Foundation, a Milpitas nonprofit with the mission of supporting education and empowerment for rural and underprivileged students, has...

Milpitas launches faster permitting process for adding Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

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Through a collaborative program between the City of Milpitas, homeowners, and design professionals, adding an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) to a Milpitas property will...

The power of giving back: Milpitas Executive Lions Club’s impact on the community

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Article sponsored by Milpitas Charity Bingo.  For the past 22 years, the Milpitas Executive Lions Club has been devoted to volunteerism and community involvement, with...

Milpitas nonprofit SHEKonnect is on a mission to support teen girls who have lost...

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For these last few years, Deborah Grant has been aligned to a deep calling… In 2021, she founded SHEKonnect, a nonprofit that provides life skills...

Open letter to the creator of the ‘Is your fav author a zionist?’ list

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Dear Amina: I have questions. Fittingly, since you created a list titled with a question — ‘Is your fav author a zionist?’ — I come with...

Milpitas City Council approves conditional use permit for Puff City Smoke Shop

Last Tuesday, May 7, at the Milpitas City Council meeting, Council took a recommendation from City staff to allow for the approval of a...

City of Milpitas concludes labor negotiations with Milpitas Police Officers’ Association

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The Milpitas Police Officers’ Association (MPOA) and the City of Milpitas have successfully concluded a recent round of labor negotiations, leading to an updated...

MHS students plan Hackathon in Milpitas to empower others through coding and collaboration

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On Saturday May 25th, the first-ever “Milpitas Hacks” event will be happening in Milpitas from 7:30am to 9:00pm.  The event was co-founded by Milpitas High...

Sushi Adachi celebrates one-year anniversary in Milpitas

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At the end of April, Sushi Adachi celebrated its one-year anniversary.  Located at 668 Barber Lane in Milpitas, Sushi Adachi is an authentic Japanese restaurant,...

Robert Jung announces he will run for MUSD’s Board of Education

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Robert Jung has announced that he will run to retain his seat on the Milpitas Unified School District’s (MUSD) Board of Education.   “There’s still a...

Curtner students qualify for World Finals in Odyssey of the Mind competition

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Three teams of students from Curtner Elementary School (located at 275 Redwood Ave. in Milpitas) qualified to compete in Odyssey of the Mind’s World...

Local entrepreneurs gather at Small Business Expo in Milpitas

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The Social Ground Foundation held the first ever Small Business Expo in Milpitas on Saturday, April 20.  With guest speakers like Vance Roush (CEO of...

Imaginarium offers unique immersive light show experience at Great Mall location

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Currently located in the Great Mall parking lot, Imaginarium is an immersive light show experience that is not to be missed. Made up of...

Doug Sueoka is running for a seat on MUSD’s Board of Education

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Doug Sueoka is running for a seat on the Milpitas Unified School District’s (MUSD) Board of Education.  This will be Sueoka’s first ever run for...

City of Milpitas to provide rental assistance to low-income residents & workers

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The City of Milpitas has undertaken a new measure to provide rental assistance to the city’s low-income residents and workers. In partnership with an organization...

Milpitas City Council recognizes Endometriosis Awareness Month

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At last Tuesday’s meeting, the Milpitas City Council proclaimed March Endometriosis Awareness Month.  Endometriosis Awareness Month is widely observed in March each year to shed...

OJ Tint Studio in Milpitas sets itself apart from other Bay Area shops

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Hidden in Milpitas is a tint shop that sets itself apart from all of the other shops in the Bay Area. It's a popular spot...

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

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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...

Anu Nakka is running for Milpitas City Council

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As the first Indian-American ever elected to Milpitas Unified School District’s (MUSD) Board of Education, Anu Nakka knows what it’s like to break barriers.  And...

PHOTOS: 2024 Holi celebration in Milpitas

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These photos were taken from the City of Milpitas' Holi event in Cardoza Park on March 16, 2024.                

City of Milpitas reaches new agreement with employee labor groups

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After months of negotiations, the City of Milpitas has struck a new labor agreement with over 150 City employees, including administrative and maintenance workers. The...

Small Business Expo to take place in Milpitas in April

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Coming up on Saturday, April 20, the Social Ground Foundation, a Milpitas nonprofit founded and headed by Timothy Alcorn, will be hosting the 2024...

Zanker PTA position statement on primary PE changes at Zanker Elementary School

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Zanker PTA strongly believes in the following: The school “must provide environment, resources, and structure that will enable each child to be a successful...

UPDATE: FPPC closes case against Milpitas Mayor

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The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), a regulatory body that monitors California campaign spending, has issued a letter of warning to Mayor Carmen Montano...

How activist and author Nyla Choates continues to make worldwide change

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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

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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...

New Performing Arts Center set to open at Milpitas High School in August 2025

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At the end of January, the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) broke ground on a new Performing Arts Center at Milpitas High School (MHS),...

Bill Chuan is running for Milpitas City Council

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Things are starting to warm up in this year’s Milpitas election season… Bill Chuan was the first candidate to announce that he is running for...

Milpitas activist rallies support for Palestinians in Rafah

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

NJROTC offers pathways and opportunities to MHS students: Let’s find ways to keep it...

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The Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) program at Milpitas High School is a 48-year program that offers high school students the opportunity...

Milpitas High School’s NJROTC program potentially at risk of fading away

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The Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) program at Milpitas High School (MHS) has been in existence since the mid-1970s.  As a program that...

Eugene Fortune, owner of 9Round Milpitas, is on a mission to promote health and...

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As a kid growing up in East Oakland, Eugene Fortune needed an outlet.  He found it in boxing. He was a natural at fighting and...

Upcoming event in Milpitas to highlight mental health in Asian families

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This coming Saturday, March 2, from 10 to 11am, The Milpitas Community Education Foundation (MCEF) will be presenting a free event titled Challenge of...

Milpitas introduces strict regulations on cannabis deliveries within city limits

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New to California is Senate Bill 1186, a state law requiring local governments to allow medicinal cannabis deliveries. Accordingly, the Milpitas City Council has...

UPDATE: City of Milpitas and ProTech employee group reach new agreement

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UPDATE: After months of negotiations, the City of Milpitas and the Milpitas Professional and Technical Group (ProTech) have entered into a new agreement. The City...

Milpitas High boys soccer team in CCS playoffs for first time in 14 years

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For the first time in 14 years, the Milpitas High School (MHS) boys soccer team, The Trojans, has made it into the CCS playoffs… CCS...

It’s February… How Are Those New Year’s Resolutions Coming?

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Weight loss. Muscle gain. Read more. Drink more water. Skip that second cup of coffee. Less alcohol. More vegetables. Less scrolling. Less Netflix. Wake...

Milpitas celebrates Black History Month with lively event

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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...
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