Lloyd Alaban

Lloyd Alaban is a freelance reporter. He is a proud South Bay native who has called Milpitas home his entire life. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a master’s degree in journalism and mass communications from San Jose State University, where he worked in student media at both schools. He got his start in journalism as an intern with AsianWeek, and has since written for realtor.com, Work + Money, Uni Watch, San Jose Inside and the Milpitas Beat.

Lloyd has covered numerous issues, including local businesses, protests, affordable housing policy, homelessness and city government. He is passionate about local news and its ability to shed light on underprivileged communities. He enjoys trivia, running, coffee, beer and playing with his two-year-old Siberian Husky.

Biden’s stimulus plan would give $140M to new BART stations

BART could get a $140 million grant to begin the second phase of construction on a South Bay transit project — more than four decades in the making — from the latest COVID-19 stimulus package, if Congress passes the Biden-backed bill. The latest COVID-19 stimulus package passed the House early Saturday morning in Washington along...

Debate heats up over teaching ethnic studies in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County’s landmark resolution supporting ethnic studies is being challenged by some who claim it is un-American, prompting supporters to launch a petition to save the school board’s efforts to bring race-related education to classrooms. Eight months after the Board of Education passed the resolution, supporters believe it has come under fire from what...