• tips for avoiding winter bugs small FDAHave a healthy winter season!

    While contagious viruses are active year-round, fall and winter are when we're most vulnerable to them. This is due in large part to people spending more time indoors with others when the weather gets cold.

    Most respiratory bugs come and go within a few days, with no lasting effects. However, some cause serious health problems. People who use tobacco or who are exposed to secondhand smoke are more prone to respiratory illnesses and more severe complications than nonsmokers.

    Learn more

  • flooding picture houses EPADid your property flood?

    Did your property flood during the most recent storms?

    Find resources for recovery after flooding through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Additional assistance is available through the Environmental Health Bureau.  Please contact 831-755-4505 for assistance.

  • Find your new friend

    Looking for a furry face to greet you when you come home?  Doesn't matter if you are a dog person or a cat person, your new companion may be waiting for you.  Visit the Monterey County Animal Shelter at 160 Hitchcock Road in Salinas, meet the animals.  Shelter hours Noon to 5:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

    See the animals available for adoption now 

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Beach Advisories lifted on 5 Monterey County Beaches

1:00 pm, January 21, 2015 BEACH ADVISORY LIFTED: Monterey State Beach, Sand City Monterey Municipal Beach, Monterey San Carlos Beach, Monterey Lovers Point, Pacific Grove Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach   Monterey State Beach, Monterey Municipal Beach, San Carlos Beach, Lovers Point and Spanish Bay were posted with an advisory on 1/21/2015... Read more →

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Dog Stolen from County Shelter

Dog is back and staff are working towards a happy ending In the early afternoon on January 21, 2015,  Monterey County Animal Services found one of the dogs in the facility stolen. A nice poodle mix had come in as a stray and was waiting for their owner to come... Read more →

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Fresh Start Smoothie Blends recalled due to potential contamination

Inventure Foods has issued a recall of its RADER FARMS® Fresh Start Smoothie Blend, Fresh Start Sunrise Refresh Fusion, and Fresh Start Daily Power Fusion because of a potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. These recalled blends themselves did not test positive for Listeria monocytogenes. However, Listeria moncytogenes was detected... Read more →

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Feline Poultry Meal recalled because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Oma’s Pride has issued a recall for  Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal because it has the potential to 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 not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact... Read more →