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From 120-foot Salmon Creek Falls in Big Sur to the postcard splendor of Monterey Bay in the north, along with the rural landscape made famous in John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row and East of Eden, Monterey County—or “County of Monterey,” as it prefers to be called—got many of its place names when Sebastián Vizcaíno explored the region in 1602. The area boasts such natural protected areas as Los Padres National Forest, Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge, and Ventana Wilderness. It is also ranked as one of America’s 10 most expensive counties. Today, the county’s economy thrives on tourism on the coast and agriculture in the Salinas Valley, known for its lettuce, broccoli, spinach, celery, mushrooms, strawberries and more.

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The five members of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors represent a county that is both geographically and demographically diverse. Meetings are open to the public.

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Skunk and Fox Test Positive for Rabies in City of Salinas

A skunk found on February 20, 2024, near Rider Avenue and Del Monte Avenue and a fox found on February 21, 2024, near Constitution Blvd and East Laurel Drive, both in the City of Salinas, have tested positive for the rabies virus. Animal Services...
03/08/2024

5 Things for March from Monterey County Free Libraries

5 Things for March from Monterey County Free Libraries In a blink of the eye, we are in the third month of the year, March, when we celebrate the vernal equinox (March 19) which is officially the first day of spring and Womens History Month!...
02/23/2024

RECALL of Queso Fresco and Cotija Cheese

https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-listeria-monocytogenes-queso-fresco-and-cotija-cheese-february-2024
02/07/2024

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