2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department. Starting with the purchase of 400 acres near Cupertino, our regional parks system now boasts 29 parks encompassing nearly 50,000 acres. Our County parks are a key contributor to the overall health and sustainability of Santa Clara County by providing breathtaking views, quiet, contemplative trails, and diverse recreation activities. Here in South County, we have an i..
One of the many services provided by Santa Clara County government is protecting consumers by conducting restaurant health inspections. The results of the inspections are now easier than ever for the public to access. Simply download the County’s new SCCDineOut mobile app to find out whether or not a local restaurant is in compliance with food safety laws. Launched recently by the County Department of Environmental Health (DEH), the SCCDineOut app is the l..
By Mike Wasserman Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 1
As a dog owner and the elected County Supervisor from Los Gatos (“The Cats”), it’s fitting that I am an animal lover and strong supporter of animal shelters. County residents will be happy to know that all 2,309 healthy animals that came through the Santa Clara County Animal Shelter last year were either adopted, placed with fosters, or reunited with their owners. This is especially impressive ..
Santa Clara County Is First Nationwide to Have Office of LGBTQ Affairs
By Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager
I am proud to announce that the two full-time positions for the Santa Clara County Office of LGBTQ Affairs have been filled. The new staff includes Maribel Martinez for the position of Manager and Ashley Scarborough for the position of Management Analyst. Maribel has more than eight years of experience as Director of the Associated Students at San Jose State University. Ashley comes to us from the California STD..
Join The Fight Against Human Trafficking Here in Santa Clara County!
By Cindy Chavez
Santa Clara County Supervisor,
District Two “Out of sight, out of mind” is a sad but fitting way to describe how human trafficking has grown into a multi-billion dollar illicit industry across the globe. Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery that transcends gender, age, ethnic, socioeconomic and national boundaries. The most vulnerable of us are susceptible to traffickers’ use of deception, fraud, threats, coercion, violence, d..