- Good Health Habits to Prevent Flu
Flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. Every year, millions of people get sick, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu. You can take action to protect yourself and others from flu.
- Winter Storm Preparedness and Information
With gusty winds and rain in the forecast it is important to keep informed.
- Locals Rule: New Locals Only Season Ticket at Laguna Seca
Locals can now find out why Weather Tech Raceway Laguna Seca is a local treasure as well as one of the world’s most iconic tracks, and they can do it for a lot less thanks to the creation of a locals only Season Ticket.
01/15/2019 3:03 PMdetail
- Monterey County work crews to manage Carmel Lagoon sandbar Friday 1/4
Monterey County work crews will be onsite at the Carmel Lagoon on Friday, January 4th to lower and contour the sandbar to reduce flood risk.
01/03/2019 5:27 PMdetail
- Recall of Canned Fiesta Corn
Del Monte Foods Inc. announced a recall of 64,242 cases of FIESTA CORN Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers due to under-processing. These deviations were part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed. It is important to note that there have been no reports of illness associated with these products to date. No other production codes or products are affected by this recall.
12/14/2018 5:00 PMdetail
- Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.
12/13/2018 3:38 PMdetail
- Tampons Recalled
Kimberly-Clark announced a voluntary product recall of its U by Kotex® Sleek® Tampons, Regular Absorbency, sold throughout the United States and Canada for a quality-related defect that could impact the performance of this product.
12/12/2018 12:22 PMdetail
- In response to The Humane Farming Association’s press release dated December 4, 2018, where it is alleged that Monterey County Animal Services had “full knowledge of animal dumping on the Salinas River.”
Monterey County Animal Services acknowledges that in November of 2016, a call was received regarding “multiple bodies dumped” in the riverbed near the Elm Street bridge in Greenfield. An officer was dispatched to discuss the situation with the reporting party. The next day, a body was delivered to the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center for a necropsy. The necropsy, while suspicious, did not provide any definitive information to conclude it represented an animal cruelty case, or to lead to any suspects. Since that time, there have been zero reports or tips provided to this agency in regards to deceased animals, of any kind, being found at this location – or with regard to suspected animal cruelty at this location.
12/04/2018 5:13 PMdetail
- Monterey County Proclaims Human Right to Safe Drinking Water Policy
The Monterey County Health Department Environmental Health Bureau announces that it is now the official policy of Monterey County that every human being has the right to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water adequate for human consumption, cooking, and sanitary purposes. Responding to a referral from Supervisor Luis Alejo, Chair of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, the proclamation was presented to and approved by the County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, December 4th establishing the public policy of safe and clean water for human use as County policy.
12/04/2018 12:00 PMdetail
- TRUTH Act presentation
Monterey County Supervisors will hold a special meeting for a TRUTH Act presentation December 11th.
11/09/2018 3:18 PMdetail
- Area Hospitals Take Actions to Prevent the Spread of Influenza
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Mee Memorial Hospital, Natividad Medical Center, and Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital are working together with the Monterey County Health Department to keep your family healthy during influenza (“flu”) season. Each year, influenza causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and thousands of deaths in the United States. While seasonal influenza outbreaks can happen as early as October, influenza activity is usually highest between December and February and can last through the spring. The hospitals in Monterey County are taking action now to prevent influenza illnesses and deaths.
- Sport-Harvested Mussel Quarantine Lifted along Most of California Coast
The statewide annual quarantine on mussels gathered by sport harvesters from California’s ocean waters ended at midnight on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, for all coastal counties except for Del Norte and Humboldt counties.