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Published on January 24, 2018. Last modified on April 16, 2019


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  • Beach Advisory Lifted: Lovers Point Beach, Pacific Grove

    Lovers Point Beach was posted with an advisory due to high indicator bacteria found in samples taken 9/26/2019. Follow up samples reveal that bacteria counts are at levels considered safe for recreational contact.

    09/20/2019 12:00 PM

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    National Food Safety Education Month - Food Safety Conference

    In recognition of September being designated as National Food Safety Education Month, the Environmental Health Bureau of the Monterey County Health Department announced today the recipients of its Award of Excellence, a highlight of the Monterey County Health Department’s Gold Seal program for retai

    09/18/2019 1:00 PM

  • 30th Annual Celebration of Culture and Language

    The Annual Celebration of Culture & Language by the Latino Network of Monterey County is Wednesday, September 25th. This year’s main speaker is former Major League Baseball player, Ernesto “Ernie” Camacho. He has returned to his roots in Salinas & established a foundation to encourage Salinas Youth.


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    Paperwork: How to Prepare Your Important Paper, Electronic Records

    Important paperwork includes any document you might need in and after an emergency. Don't wait until you get an evacuation order to gather insurance cards, identification documents and other important documents.


  • Suicide Prevention Week - Finding the Right Tool for the Job

    Have you ever heard the saying “it’s like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut?” While a sledgehammer will certainly open the nut, it will also smash it to bits. This points to the issue of how we respond to someone who reveals that they are thinking about suicide.


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    FDA: Mercury Poisoning Linked to Skin Products

    Whatever your complexion, it’s important to use products that will help your skin and not damage it. But as you wade through the beauty aisles, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions that you should avoid skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps, and lotions that contain mercury.


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    Prescriptions: Prepare Your Medicine Cabinet for an Emergency

    Many people depend on daily medications. Nearly half of Americans take at least one prescription medication; 1 in 4 take three or more. If you or a loved one rely on daily medication to treat or manage a chronic disease, take time now to prepare your medicine cabinet for an emergency.

    09/08/2019 12:39 PM

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    Monterey County Animal Services seeks information on injured husky in North County

    On August 3rd, Monterey County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of an injured dog in a culvert in unincorporated Salinas. The dog, a male husky mix about 1 year old, appeared to be attached to a chain. Later it was discoverd a carabiner type clip was actually clipped through the dog's skin.

    08/14/2019 1:55 PM

  • Danger: Don’t Drink Miracle Mineral Solution or Similar Products

    If you’re drinking “Miracle” or “Master” Mineral Solution or other sodium chlorite products, stop now. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received many reports that these products, sold online as “treatments,” have made consumers sick.


  • Monterey County Health Department Honored for Excellence in Public Health

    Monterey County Health Department was honored with two Model Practice Awards at the 2019 Annual Conference of the National Association of County and City Health Officials. The award celebrates local health departments for developing programs that demonstrate exemplary and replicable best practices


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    Recall Natural Pig Ears

    The Lennox Intl has issued a recall for Natural Pig ears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.


  • Rural Health Equity - The Medical-Legal Partnership Model - Year One Report 12/17-12-18

    The Medical-Legal Partnership between California Rural Legal Assistance and Monterey County Health Department started in December of 2017. The Year One report outlines the successes and legal needs of the clients served.


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    Recall For Parent's Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder With Iron

    Nationwide recall of 35-ounce, 992-gram containers of Parent's Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron. This product, sold exclusively at Walmart, is being recalled because of the potential presence of metal foreign matter in a single lot of the product (C26EVFV).