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  • immunize themFive Important Reasons to Immunize your child

    You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations?       See the five reasons

  • Zika Virus

    Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.

    Learn more about the Zika Virus

  • mattress pictureNEW! Free Mattress Recycling

    All Monterey County residents can now drop off 5 or fewer mattresses for FREE. 

    This program provides an easier way for people to recycle mattresses and helps to avoid people dumping mattresses on the side of the road.  Dumping  mattresses inappropriately has become a big and expensive problem, for example, in 2015,  County Public Works picked up 570 mattresses along county roads.    Details and locations available here


  • Big and Small 

    Little John and the puppy want you to know there are dogs big and small at the Monterey County Animal Shelter. You can visit them at 160 Hitchcock Road in Salinas from Noon to 5:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.
     See the animals available for adoption now   

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Salinas Valley Groundwater Stakeholder Forum

Everyone is welcome to attend the first Salinas Valley Groundwater Stakeholder Forum on May 19, 2016, 5:30-7:30, at the Monterey County Board of Supervisors Chambers (168 West Alisal St, 1st Floor, Salinas). You can learn more at SalinasGroundwater.org. This public meeting will focus on meeting a new California requirement, called... Read more →

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Annual Quarantine of Sport-Harvested Mussels Begins May 1

The annual quarantine on sport-harvested mussels gathered along the California coast begins May 1, announced Dr. Karen Smith, Director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and State Health Officer. This quarantine applies to all species of mussels harvested along the California coast, as well as all bays and... Read more →