Madeline Merlic

Local Getaways, Parks

The PixInParks Challenge: Offering fun times for the whole family

  Looking to get outside? The Santa Clara County Parks Department wants to make it easy for everyone to get outside by offering their second annual  #PixInParks Challenge. What is the PixInParks Challenge? Carrie Grisenti, the Parks Outdoor Recreational Coordinator for the County Parks Department describes the PixInParks challenge:  “It’s a really fun challenge where…

Happy New Year, Santa Clara County!
Parks, Education, Health

Happy New Year, Santa Clara County!

Happy New Year, Santa Clara County! Have you made your new year’s resolutions yet? If your goals include more physical activity, finally reading that new book, or eating healthier, the County has lots of options to help you meet your goals and then some! Get outside and participate in the Parks Department’s #PixInParks Challenge. Read…

Emergency Preparedness Tips
Santa Clara County, Fire, Weather

Emergency Preparedness Tips

  Disaster strikes in the middle of the night. Are you prepared? Whether it’s fire, flood, or earthquake, it’s always important to be prepared for an emergency.  Use these tips, along with Santa Clara County’s Office of Emergency Services’ smartphone application, ReadySCC, which helps you create an emergency plan ahead of time. Download the app…


Reduced pet adoption fees at the County Animal Shelter

Home for the Holidays event Santa Clara County Animal Shelter hosted a Home for the Holidays in an effort to find all of their adult dogs and cats new and loving homes. This event, which reduced the price of adult adoption fees to $20 was held from November 24th, 2017 to January 7th, 2018.  …

Holiday Spirit Brings Casa Grande to Life
Landmarks, Local Getaways, Parks

Holiday Spirit Brings Casa Grande to Life

A local treasure Casa Grande, the quicksilver mining museum located on Old Almaden road, came to life for a day filled with holiday-themed merriment during the Santa Clara County Parks Department’s annual “Holiday Living History Day.”  History of Casa Grande This beautifully restored house was once the home to New Almaden’s Quicksilver Mining Company manager….

Alert SCC: Helping you be prepared
Tech, Weather

Alert SCC: Helping you be prepared

Earthquake! Fire! Flood!  Are you prepared? Help protect you and your family by signing up for Alert SCC.   What is Alert SCC? Alert SCC is a free notification tool used by the County’s Office of Emergency Services to provide warnings and instructions for a variety of emergency situations. These notifications can be sent by…

August 2022
Santa Clara County