• catchupimmunizations_456pxSchool starts soon   -  Is your child fully vaccinated?

    School-age children, from preschoolers to college students, need vaccines. Making sure that children receive all their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things you can do as a parent to ensure your children's long-term health—as well as the health of friends, classmates, and others in your community.     Learn more here

  • Image of two friendly girls having fun on playgroundmom and young son at park CDCSafe Summer Fun

    Summer is a great time for kids to enjoy different indoor and outdoor activities. Whether your kids are toddlers or teens, learn ways to keep them safe and healthy while they enjoy the summer fun.

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  • 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

  • Rabies

    Residents of Monterey County are reminded about the ongoing public health threat presented by rabid wildlife in our community.

    Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. It infects the central nervous system, causing encephalopathy and ultimately death.

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  • Hiccup and Faith invite you to visit them.

    If you are looking for new furever friend to fill an empty spot in your life, Hiccup and  Faith 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   

Recent Articles


Hot Weather Safety

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement, predicting increasing temperatures through Thursday.  It is possible we will see highs at the coast in the upper 80’s and inland locations with possible highs near 100°.  As you and your family are out enjoying the warmer weather, the Monterey... Read more →

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Seasoning Recall due to Salmonella Risk

The Kroger Co has issued a recall of Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac’n Buds sold in its retail stores due to possible contamination from Salmonella. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with these products. Kroger is recalling the following items: (photo) Read more →

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Pet Food Recall

Nature’s Variety has issued a recall of their Instinct® Raw Chicken Formula for dogs with a “Best By” date of 04/27/16 because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have... Read more →

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Test Confirms Monterey Cat Died from Bat Rabies

Monterey County Health Officials continue to remind residents to be cautious of wildlife and to vaccinate their dogs and cats against rabies.As previously reported, on July 2, 2015, a cat owned by an individual who resides within the City of Monterey tested positive for rabies.  Yesterday, laboratory testing confirmed that the... Read more →

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Dietary Supplement Recall

No illnesses or injuries have been reported to the company to date in connection with this product.  Life & More has issued a recall of one lot of Akttive High Performance Fat Burner Gold capsules weight loss supplements. The firm was informed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that... Read more →