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  • Puppy Stolen from County Shelter; Staff Asking for Public’s Help
    Puppy Stolen from County Shelter; Staff Asking for Public’s Help

    Monterey County Animal Services is asking for the public’s help to find a puppy that was stolen from the county shelter on Hitchcock Road Friday night, September 14th.


  • Illegal Dumping - A Growing Problem We Can Solve
    Illegal Dumping - A Growing Problem We Can Solve

    Illegal dumping costs California taxpayers millions of dollars every year . In Monterey County, cleaning up illegally dumped mattresses, televisions, and other household furniture and trash is not only expensive for local governments, it is expensive for private property owners who become victim to illegal dumping; rural land owners, particularly farmers and ranchers, share a high burden of these costs.

    09/10/2018 11:25 AM

  • Working Together to Prevent Suicide
    Working Together to Prevent Suicide

    Approximately 70% of suicides are among working age adults. Working age adults are the sandwich generation. They are so busy taking care of children and often aging parents and relatives, that taking time for themselves is a luxury few feel they can afford. Concerns about finances, marital and family problems, and simple exhaustion can feel overwhelming.


  • Preparing Your Family

    We are all aware that we should plan for what our family will do in the case of an emergency. This task seems overwhelming but you and your family can do it in small steps and it is worth the investment of your time. There is certainly no need to panic. However, with the news coverage of current disasters, talking with your family about what you all would do in the event of an emergency may help put everyone’s minds at ease.


  • 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 PM

  • 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 PM

  • 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 AM

  • Monterey County to draft rules on outdoor commercial marijuana grows

    Salinas >> Monterey County will move forward with regulations for allowing limited outdoor commercial marijuana grows.

    07/12/2018 8:36 AM

  • Cannabis cops: ‘Major’ county enforcement operations under way, already need more funding

    Monterey County >> A “major” cannabis enforcement effort targeting both the black market and legal market compliance is being led by multiple Monterey County departments in the unincorporated county, according to a top county official.

    07/10/2018 1:29 PM

  • Monterey County supervisors to consider drafting outdoor pot grow rules

    Monterey County >> After years of requests from marijuana growers in communities from Big Sur and Carmel Valley to southern Monterey County, the Board of Supervisors is poised Tuesday to consider moving forward with regulation to allow outdoor commercial cannabis cultivation.

    07/10/2018 1:06 PM