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  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

    Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.

    12/13/2018 3:38:00 PM

  • Tampons Recalled

    Kimberly-Clark announced a voluntary product recall of its U by Kotex® Sleek® Tampons, Regular Absorbency, sold throughout the United States and Canada for a quality-related defect that could impact the performance of this product.

    12/12/2018 12:22:00 PM

  • Monterey County Animal Control Program Advisory Board Meeting

    Monterey County Animal Control Program Advisory Board will meet Thursday, December 13th from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at Monterey County Animal Services Center, 160 Hitchcock Road in Salinas.

    12/10/2018 4:09:07 PM

  • In response to The Humane Farming Association’s press release dated December 4, 2018, where it is alleged that Monterey County Animal Services had “full knowledge of animal dumping on the Salinas River.”

    Monterey County Animal Services acknowledges that in November of 2016, a call was received regarding “multiple bodies dumped” in the riverbed near the Elm Street bridge in Greenfield. An officer was dispatched to discuss the situation with the reporting party. The next day, a body was delivered to the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center for a necropsy. The necropsy, while suspicious, did not provide any definitive information to conclude it represented an animal cruelty case, or to lead to any suspects. Since that time, there have been zero reports or tips provided to this agency in regards to deceased animals, of any kind, being found at this location – or with regard to suspected animal cruelty at this location.

    12/4/2018 5:13:00 PM

  • Monterey County Proclaims Human Right to Safe Drinking Water Policy

    The Monterey County Health Department Environmental Health Bureau announces that it is now the official policy of Monterey County that every human being has the right to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water adequate for human consumption, cooking, and sanitary purposes. Responding to a referral from Supervisor Luis Alejo, Chair of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, the proclamation was presented to and approved by the County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, December 4th establishing the public policy of safe and clean water for human use as County policy.

    12/4/2018 12:00:00 PM

  • Keep the holidays happy and safe for your pets

    The holidays are in full swing. Holidays bring special cards, gifts decorated with ribbons, tinsel or yarn, and special decorations like Christmas trees. Unfortunately, animals appreciate these items, as well -- and many of them can cause serious damage.

    11/23/2018

  • Area Hospitals Take Actions to Prevent the Spread of Influenza

    Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Mee Memorial Hospital, Natividad Medical Center, and Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital are working together with the Monterey County Health Department to keep your family healthy during influenza (“flu”) season. Each year, influenza causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and thousands of deaths in the United States. While seasonal influenza outbreaks can happen as early as October, influenza activity is usually highest between December and February and can last through the spring. The hospitals in Monterey County are taking action now to prevent influenza illnesses and deaths.

    11/5/2018

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