Month: February 2014

Department cracks down on schools submitting bogus training documents

The California Department of Consumer Affairs today issued two press releases about schools cheating the system by providing people with fraudulent training documents. Recent investigations by the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation found a cosmetology school in South El Monte  and a cosmetology school in Milpitas were accepting money from students in exchange for training documents even…

California Bureau of Real Estate Releases Consumer Guide on Buying and Living in a California Residential Subdivision

Provides vital information to consumers on buying and living in a California residential subdivision. SACRAMENTO – The Department of Consumer Affairs’ California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) has released a new publication intended to serve as an important resource for consumers who currently live, or are interested in purchasing a home or unit, in a…

Defrauded in a real estate transaction? Learn about CalBRE’s Consumer Recovery Account

If you are a consumer who has been victimized in a real estate transaction,  DCA’s California Bureau of Real Estate may be able to help you recover some of your financial loss. The Real Estate Consumer Recovery Account enables a consumer who has been defrauded or had trust funds converted by a real estate licensee…

Contractors State License Board Clarifies New Law Requiring Replacement of Plumbing Fixtures

Building permits issued for property maintenance and repairs do not trigger new requirements SACRAMENTO — To dispel confusion over the new state Civil Code law (Senate Bill 407) that became effective January 1, 2014, for replacement of outdated plumbing fixtures with water-saving models, the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) offers the following clarification for contractors.…

Contractors State License Board Consumer Alert: Nevada Most Wanted Suspects May Be Working in Northern California

Two men charged with six felony counts and possible elder abuse SACRAMENTO ― The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) is warning northern California consumers that two men with Nevada arrest warrants now may be illegally contracting in the Redding area. The Nevada State Contractors Board (NSCB) announced that Joshua Ross Kanan of Advanced Green Builders,…

Former Boxers May Be Eligible For $5.5 Million In Unclaimed Benefits

SACRAMENTO – The California State Athletic Commission is reaching out to former boxers who are eligible for a share of a $5.5 million pension fund. The California Boxer Pension Fund was established in 1982 to help boxers achieve financial stability in their later years. To qualify, a boxer must be at least 50 years old,…

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