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.

South Bay lawmaker, water company donate Thanksgiving gift cards for needy families

Like many of this year’s holiday traditions, Thanksgiving food events, donation stations and canned food drives have taken a hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s put a wrench into dozens of free turkey drives this holiday season as charities scramble to figure out socially distanced ways to serve low-income communities and communities of color. And as Silicon...