Month: April 2015

BPPE Staff at Everest College and WyoTech

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to Assist Everest College and WyoTech Students

SACRAMENTO – Staff from the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (Bureau) will be at Corinthian Colleges’ 13 Everest College and WyoTech campus locations in California Tuesday and Wednesday, April 28-29, to advise students about their options now that it appears the schools will be closing. Read more here.

Emergency Decision Halts New Student Enrollment at Corinthian Colleges’ WyoTech and Everest College Locations

The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education has issued an Emergency Decision effective at the close of business April 23, 2015, ordering Corinthian Colleges’ Everest College and WyoTech locations in California to cease enrolling new students. Read the news release here.

Hiring a Contractor Step-by-Step

Preparation is key when hiring a licensed contractor, and as Benjamin Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”  So how do you properly prepare for a construction project, and who can you trust to give you such advice?  Start with those who regulate the contractors. The Contractors State License Board (CSLB)…

Cinderella Surgery: Someday My Shoes Will Fit …

If the shoe fits, wear it. But what if it doesn’t? For some, cosmetic foot surgery—also known as “Cinderella surgery”—is the solution. Gaining in popularity, these surgeries are requested by those, mainly women, looking to surgically fit into fashionable shoes such as narrow-toed high heels. The patients desire toe shortenings or slimmings—and in the most…

Merced Veterinarian Ordered To Pay $20,000 In Restitution To The Department Of Consumer Affairs

Merced Veterinarian Jimmy Lee Byerly has been ordered to pay $20,000 to the Department of Consumer Affairs following a civil agreement with the Merced County District Attorney’s Office for engaging in unfair business competition. An investigation revealed Byerly was practicing veterinary medicine from his home and was not authorized by the Board of Veterinary Medicine…

Pharmacists Can Now Furnish Naloxone for Opioid Overdose

Pharmacists can now furnish, without a prescription, an antidote to reverse opioid overdose. Read the Board of Pharmacy’s news release here.

Consejos De Ultimo Minuto Para Preparar Su Declaración De Impuestos

Se acerca el 15 de abril y si todavía no ha seleccionado un preparador de impuestos, aquí hay algunos consejos: 1. Obtenga recomendaciones de familiares y amigos 2. Revise la historia del preparador de impuestos con la autoridad apropiada: La Junta California de Contabilidad para contadores públicos certificados y contadores públicos. http://www.cba.ca.gov 3. Es buena…

Last Minute Tax Preparation Tips

  The April 15 tax deadline is approaching, and if you haven’t yet selected a tax preparer, here are some tips from the California Board of Accountancy to help make a wise choice. Get recommendations from family, friends, and others you trust who may have had similar tax preparation needs. In California, the only individuals…

Consumer Affairs Wiki Available Online

What helps the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) answer hundreds of thousands of calls each year?  An A-Z directory called the Consumer Wiki, and this resource is now available on our website for anyone to use. DCA has jurisdiction over, and issues licenses for over 200 professions including doctors, nurses, contractors, real estate professionals, and cosmetologists.  When a call falls…

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