- Las Palmas area bat tests positive for rabies virus
On October 15th, 2018, a bat found in the Las Palmas area of unincorporated Monterey County tested positive for the rabies virus. While there was exposure to an owned pet, Monterey County Animal Services investigated and determined that there was no human exposure in this case and is issuing this positive test information as a reminder to pet and livestock owners.
10/18/2018 1:30 PMdetail
- Avoid spreading germs this Halloween
The ghosts, goblins and other assorted characters will be at your door on Halloween. The Monterey County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control urge you to take steps to protect yourself and your family from the “germ monsters” lurking around this flu season.
- Halloween Decorating Safety Tips
October brings time for pumpkin carving and decorating to celebrate Halloween. It is also a time of injuries including lacerations from pumpkin carving.
- Halloween Safety Tips
Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help ensure they have a safe holiday.
10/16/2018 2:54 PMdetail
- Ground Beef Recall
JBS Tolleson, Inc. has issued a recall for approximately 6,937,195 pounds of various raw, non-intact beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport. Consumers who have ground beef in their homes labeled with the establishment number “EST. 267” should contact the store where it was purchased to find out if it was recalled. Do not eat recalled ground beef. Return it to the store or throw it away.
- Kitten Season Special
Monterey County Animal Services is bursting at the seams with kittens and cats. To help find them forever homes adoption fees have been reduced to $50 which includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations and microchip) If you want two the deal is even better! Two cats for $80.
- Kellogg Company recalls Honey Smacks cereal due to possible health risk
Check your cupboards, this recalled product has a long shelf-life and still may be in consumers' homes. On June 14th, Kellogg Company issued a recall for 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg’s ® Honey Smacks ® cereal because these products have the potential presence of Salmonella. No other Kellogg products are impacted by this recall.
- Food facilities recieve Award of Excellence
In recognition of September being designated as National Food Safety Education Month, the Environmental Health Bureau of the Monterey County Health Department announced today the recipients of its Award of Excellence, a highlight of the Monterey County Health Department’s Gold Seal program for retail food facilities.
09/24/2018 3:00 PMdetail
- Do Teething Babies Need Medicine on Their Gums? No
Teething is a normal part of childhood and should not be treated with homeopathic remedies, like teething tablets, or prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications that are rubbed on the gum
08/29/2018 1:04 PMdetail
- Monterey County Launches 24/7 Complaint Hotline for Short Term Rentals
The Resource Management Agency of Monterey County announced that it has launched a 24/7 hotline to collect complaints related to public nuisances resulting from short term rental activity in the unincorporated areas of Monterey County.
- The Consolidated Oversight Board for the County of Monterey is holding its first meeting on August 21, 2018.
The Consolidated Oversight Board for the County of Monterey was established in accordance with the California Health and Safety Code § 34179(j) to oversee the activities of the ten redevelopment successor agencies in Monterey County, thereby replacing all other redevelopment successor agency oversight boards, effective July 1, 2018.
08/20/2018 2:10 PMdetail
- Marijuana operators could get streamlined county review
Monterey County >> Facing a new influx of commercial cannabis use permit applications by Wednesday’s deadline for those already operating under temporary state licenses on top of dozens more already in the queue, Monterey County officials are moving toward a streamlined permit process.
08/01/2018 8:57 AMdetail