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  • Fireworks Safety

    The July 4th holiday, celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, often includes fireworks.

    With fireworks comes dangers.  The Health Department and the Consumer Product Safety Commission offer ten tips to help your family have a safe and happy holiday.

    Get the tips here

  • rooster in correctly constructed shelterHarooster shelter 2ve Questions about the Rooster Ordinance? 

    Effective July 14, 2015, Monterey County Code Ordinance 5249 requires permitting for  Rooster Keeping Operations where 5 or more roosters are kept on any single property within the unincorporated areas of Monterey County.  Learn more

  • Mosquito CDCticks w rulerBugs of Summer

    Mosquitoes, ticks and fleas, oh my!  During the summer it seems like there are all kinds of bugs that we must cope with. Protecting ourselves and loved ones from bug-bites is important because we know that the bugs can carry disease and of course the bites are aggravating.   

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  • Life a little empty?

    Monterey County Animal Shelter may have just the thing you have been looking for, a furry friend.

    Rex and  Vivian invite you to come down to the Monterey County Animal Shelter at 160 Hitchcock Road in Salinas to meet them and the other animals.  Shelter hours Noon to 5:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

    See the animals available for adoption now   

  • BYOB* is here!

    *Bring your own bag

    Single use plastic bags are no longer available at the places you shop in unincorporated Monterey County. 

     

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