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Tip-A-Cop Fundraising Event – Wednesday, February 27
In conjunction with the Special Olympics of Northern California, the Milpitas Police Department is hosting a Tip-a-Cop fundraising event where police officers will be serving the customers at Black Angus Steakhouse (275 Ranch Dr. Milpitas) and collecting donations. All proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics of Northern California. We hope to see you there, February 27, 2019, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Telephone Fraud Scam Alert
The Milpitas Police Department issued a press release on February 19 informing the public that a resident called the Police Department to report a fraudulent scam taking place over the telephone. The suspect called the victim stating he was “Milpitas Police Sergeant Hardy Watson.” The suspect was able to “spoof call” the victim, which enabled the suspect’s phone number to appear as the Milpitas Police Department’s business phone number. The suspect told the victim she would be transferred to a “translator” and then a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) official to speak with her regarding her bank accounts being compromised. The Police Department would like to remind the public to be aware of these types of scams and to be suspicious of any telephone calls where the caller imposes a problem or crisis and the only solution is to immediately send money. The fictitious problem or crisis can include an arrest warrant, an immigration issue, delinquent taxes, a relative in jail, or a kidnapped relative. The money demanded can be in the form of prepaid gift cards or money wire transfers through private money transfer companies. If you have information regarding this investigation, you are encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Additionally, the information can be anonymously by calling the Crime Tip Hotline at (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website at www.milpitas.gov/crimetip
Press Release: Automobile/Pedestrian Fatal Traffic Collision
On February 21, 2019, the Milpitas Police Department issued a press release regarding the fatality of a Milpitas resident, who was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in a crosswalk near the intersection of California Circle and Dixon Landing Road.
On Saturday, February 16th, the second Breakfast with a Cop! Event was held at Christy’s Donuts from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., located at 1291 East Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas. Many community members and residents came out to support the Police Department and talk about concerns in the community. The next Breakfast with a Cop! event is being planned as a Breakfast with Public Safety for May 2019. The May 2019 event may include staff and equipment from the Fire Department and Public Works Department.
BUILDING PERMITS AND OCCUPANCY
Building permits were issued to the following:
- Byton, for the tenant improvements to create automotive research & design labs for a Chinese automobile manufacturer at their new facility located at 1801 McCarthy Blvd. at an estimated construction cost of $2.0M.
- T N H C Realty & Construction Inc., for the construction of one, 3-story building with 5 units out of 114 townhome residential development at Ellison Park located at 231 Houret Dr. at an estimated construction cost of $2.0M.
- KLA Tencor, a semiconductor manufacturing company, for tenant improvements at their facility located at 3 Technology Dr. at an estimated construction cost of $1.1M.
- Cupertino Electric, for installation of 24 EV charging stations for Cisco Technology Inc. at their two facilities located at 725 Alder Dr. and 560 McCarthy Blvd., at an estimated construction cost of $360,000.
- Semi, a semiconductor manufacturing company, for tenant improvements at their facility located at 673 S Milpitas Blvd. at an estimated construction cost of $350,000.
- Ridecell, Inc., a software company for mobility services for tenant improvements at their new facility located at1189 Barber Ln. at an estimated construction cost of $200,000.
- Ecco Retail LLC, for tenant improvement for a new shoe store at Great Mall at an estimated construction cost of $200,000.
Building permit applications were submitted by the following:
- Cupertino Electric, for installation of 30 EV charging stations for Cisco Technology Inc. at their two facilities located at 510 McCarthy Blvd. and 771 Alder Dr., at an estimated construction cost of $360,000.
- New Balance, for tenant improvements for a new shoe store at Great Mall at an estimated construction cost of $312,175.
- Movado Company Store, for tenant improvements for a new watch retail store at Great Mall at an estimated construction cost of $250,000.
District 1 (Turing), 7-story mixed-use project with commercial retail space and 371 apartments by Lyon Community Developments located at 1315 McCandless Dr.: To allow an earlier start of operation, a temporary occupancy permit for residential units in Phase 6B & 7 are issued.
Anton Milpitas 750, a 5-story, 316 multi-family unit residential development with 5000 sf of commercial space wrapped around a 7-story parking garage by Anton Building Co. located at 730 E. Capitol Ave.: The photo (right) shows the construction of the swimming pool in progress on the rooftop of the 7-story parking garage.
KLA Tencor, located at 3 Technology Dr.: To allow an earlier start of operation, a temporary occupancy permit was issued for the new clean-room area for KLA Tencor, a semiconductor manufacturing company.
On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the Economic Development team met with representative from the Irvine Company’s leasing team to discuss business retention, expansion and attraction efforts. Staff learned that the Irvine Company is in the process of investing over $5 million in upgrades to their McCarthy Center business campus. Renovations include amenities such as modern lobbies and lighting, outdoor patios and common areas, a state of-the-art fitness center, dining and new conference rooms. In order to stay competitive, the McCarthy Center business campus also offers a bike share program, outdoor seating with Wi-Fi, onsite dry cleaning and electric vehicle charging stations.
The campus measures approximately 1.1 million square feet and consists of 19 buildings for office and R&D uses. Current tenants of the 68 acre campus include companies such as Infineon, ADP, Silicon Graphics, Hoya and AT&T. The three largest tenants include Lumentum, HP Enterprise and Kolh’s, which combined represent hundreds of technology employees. There is currently space available ranging from 11,000-50,000+ square feet, which can accommodate both large and small businesses looking to move to Milpitas. Staff will partner with the Irvine Company to fill vacant spaces with business that offer quality jobs to the community.