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Published on November 09, 2016. Last modified on October 10, 2019

  • LCT_4

    Register today for Leadership for Community Transformation

    Leadership for Community Transformation (LCT) was launched to help create a County that thrives with opportunity and shared prosperity for all. Register for the training today


  • Monterey County Community Health Center Board

    Monterey County Community Health Center Board will meet Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 3:30 to 5 pm at Laurel Internal Medicine, 1441 Constitution Blvd, Building 151 Suite 16, Salinas.

    12/04/2019 4:59 PM

  • ​Toy Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

    Giving gifts to children is a favorite part of winter holidays, whether they're wrapped under a tree or exchanged with the lighting of a candle. When choosing a toy for a child, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the toy be appropriate for the child's age and stage of development.

    12/03/2019 12:02 PM

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    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.


  • Holiday Adoption Celebration!

    Find love on Hitchcock Road for only $25

    Monterey County Animal Services and the City of Salinas Animal Services have reduced adoption fees to only $25 for cats and dogs! This reduction is due to the support of Friends of Community Animal Services (FoCAS) and is to help get shelter pets into homes this holiday season.


  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program Grant to benefit Elementary Schools in Soledad and Greenfield

    The Monterey County Health Department has been awarded $150,000 as part of a Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. This grant will bring pedestrian safety education to schools in Soledad and Greenfield.


  • Recall (1)

    Recall of Ready-to-Bake Refrigerated Cookie Dough Products

    Nestlé is recalling of ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough products due to the potential presence of food-grade rubber pieces. This recall only covers specific batch codes of ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough bars, tubs and tube-shaped “chubs.”


  • What You Should Know About Using Cannabis, Including CBD, When Pregnant or Breastfeeding

    Cannabis and Cannabis-derived products have become increasingly available in recent years, with new and different types of products appearing all the time. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you might have many questions about whether these products are safe for you.


  • Finding Rover

    Monterey County and Salinas Animal Services Using New Facial Recognition Technology for Lost Pets

    Monterey County and Salinas Animal Services joins the ranks of shelters in using facial recognition technology to identify lost dogs and cats. These shelters now offer their community an additional tool to help lost and adoptable dogs and cats find their forever home.


  • Counterfeit pills September 2019

    Increase in Overdoses Due to Counterfeit Drugs Contaminated with Fentanyl

    Monterey County Health Officials have received reports indicating a recent increase in overdoses and deaths related to use of counterfeit drugs containing fentanyl. In some instances, individuals believed they were taking 30 mg oxycodone or Percocet pills.

    09/30/2019 9:00 AM

  • Recall of Ranitidine Hydrochloride Tablets

    Some ranitidine medicines including brand and generic formulations of ranitidine regardless of the manufacturer, contain a nitrosamine impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) at low levels.


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    Monterey County Public Health Urges Everyone to Refrain from Vaping

    California Department of Public Health issued a health advisory on September 24 regarding vaping related lung illness and Monterey County Public Health urges everyone to take this message seriously. Refrain from vaping, no matter the substance or source, until current investigations are complete


  • Woman putting on skin cream with mercury element on background-web

    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.