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  • Time for the Fiesta of Hope

    It’s time to register for the Fiesta of Hope event on Thursday, May 7, 2015.  Plan to join us at the Embassy Suites on Monterey Bay in Seaside starting at 5:30 PM for the art show and sale.

    Keynote speaker: Gayathri Ramprasad, MBA, CPS
                                    "Hope, A Gift That Keeps On Giving"

    Registration forms and more information available here

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    April is STD Awareness Month

    Know the facts! GYT: Get Yourself Tested

    False assumptions about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)—how they're spread, treated, and prevented—are everywhere and it can be especially hard for people to get the facts.

    Learn more  

  • RECALLIs your establishment recall ready?

    Register now for a FREE one hour Recall Response Webinar for Retail Food Establishments presented by the National Environmental Health Association, with funding from FDA, and Hosted by the Environmental Health Bureau of the Monterey County Health Department. The webinar is Wednesday, May 20th from 9 to 10 am.

    This training is specifically for managers, QA and owners of restaurants, grocery stores and other retail food businesses.

    Learn more

  • BYOB* is here!

    *Bring your own bag

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

    To help shoppers prepare to BYOB, the Monterey County Health Department’s Environmental Health Bureau in partnership with Waste Management, The Offset Project and Save Our Shores has been giving out reusable bags at various locations throughout the county.  

    Learn More

  • augieneroThinking about a furever friend?

    Whether you are looking for a small, medium or big dog Monterey County Animal Shelter may have just what you are looking for.  Augie and Nero are just two of the dogs waiting for you.

    Visit the Monterey County Animal Shelter at 160 Hitchcock Road in Salinas, meet Augie, Nero and the other animals.  Shelter hours Noon to 5:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

    See the animals available for adoption now   

Recent Articles

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Recall of Raw Pine Nuts

Waymouth Farms has issued a recall of RAW PINE NUTS in various sizes, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was distributed nationwide through retail stores and mail order under the Good Sense® brand. (photos)   A list of packaging sizes, UPC codes and expiration dates... Read more →

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Emergency Medical Service Week Celebration – Wednesday, May 20th

The public is encouraged to join the Monterey County EMS Agency at their annual Emergency Medical Services Week event on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.   This FREE event is being held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Salinas Soccer Fields on Constitution Drive.   This event makes a great field trip for... Read more →

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Family Fun Festival – Sunday, May 17th

Join us to celebrate our community’s mental health and well-being. Bubbles will be released as a symbol of hope and support for the mental health of children, youth and adults in Monterey County. Únase a nosotros para festejar el bienestar y la salud mental de nuestra comunidad. Se liberarán burbujas de jabón... Read more →

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Recall of cold medicine

Certain lots of liquid bottles of MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Night Time Cold & Flu; MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Cold & Sinus; MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Severe Congestion & Cough and MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Cold, Flu & Sore Throat have been recalled because the over-the-counter medications, which correctly label the product on the front of the bottle... Read more →