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    Deadline Extended

    Making Health Choices Poster Contest

    Monterey County kids in grades Kindergarten to 8th are invited to use their artistic talents to create posters to draw attention to the need to make healthy choices not only during this flu season but all year.
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  • Adopt your new best friend

    If you are looking for new furever friend to fill an empty spot in your life, come down to the Monterey County Animal Shelter at 160 Hitchcock Road in Salinas to meet the dogs & cats.    Shelter hours Noon to 5:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.  See the animals available for adoption now   

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tips to stay warm safely

To keep warm and safe this winter, dress in layers, wear a hat, put an extra blanket on the bed and be aware of carbon monoxide dangers.To protect yourself and your family in cold weather, remember to wear several layers of clothing, add extra blankets to beds and be alert for... Read more →

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Tips for Lead-Safe Toys

Lead has been found in the paint on some toys and children’s products. In addition, lead is sometimes found in toys and children’s products made of metal, vinyl, and other plastics. Some examples include: soft plastic items, vinyl lunch boxes, children’s jewelry, metal charms, and hard plastic toys.Be more careful about... Read more →

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Central Coast Regional Tobacco Meeting

The Central Coast Regional Tobacco Collaborative is hosting Looking Back at Successes and Ahead to New Challenges on Thursday, December 10th from 1:30 to 4 :30 pm at the Watsonville Public Library.The special guest speaker is Dr. Michael Ong, chair of the State of California Tobacco Education and Research Oversight... Read more →

Monterey County Health Department Poised for National Accreditation

Monterey County Health Department (MCHD) today announced that it has submitted all required documentation to the national Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) to begin the six-month review process. The event was recognized with a Resolution of Acknowledgement by the county Board of Supervisors.  MCHD, as well as other public health... Read more →

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Recall of Cat Treats

Blue Buffalo Company has issued a recall of a limited production of Blue Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats that may contain low levels of propylene glycol, which is not permitted by the FDA for use in cat food.Cats reacting to high doses of propylene glycol may exhibit signs of depression... Read more →