Month: May 2015

Cemetery and Funeral Bureau Consumer Guide Video

Whether planning for yourself or a loved one, making funeral and cemetery arrangements in advance can help control costs and ensure final wishes are carried through. Check out the new Cemetery and Funeral Bureau Consumer Guide video for guidance during this process. The video covers a wide range of topics—from making preneed arrangements and understanding…

The latest edition of the Consumer Connection magazine is now available!

Need tips for water-wise landscaping during the drought? Do you need to dispute a Smog Check test result? Have questions about prepaid cards? The latest and greatest edition of the Consumer Connection magazine is here with helpful and informative articles that may help answer your questions. Click here to view the magazine online or if you…

Now Online: New Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Consumer-Safety Pamphlets

New safety tips are available from the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology! The latest pamphlets, Chemical Exfoliation Safety Tips and Waxing Safety Tips, are now available online for viewing and downloading. Check them out for important safety information, and take a look at the other downloadable publications, including Pedicure Safety Tips, Manicuring, and fact sheets…

DCA Brings Home Seven Gold and Four Silver Awards!

‪ The Department of Consumer Affairs brought home seven gold and four silver awards at this year’s State Information Officers Council (SiOC) Awards held on May 13, 2015, in Downtown Sacramento. DCA received the highest number of total awards in this year’s contest, with CalPERS coming in second with eight. The yearly awards recognize the best…

Know Your Hearing Aid Warranty Rights

The Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board (Board) wants to remind California consumers of new hearing aid warranty provisions that went into effect January 1. The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act provides a 45-day warranty on all new and used hearing aids, although dispensers of hearing aids can provide a longer period than…

ICYMI: Bureau of Automotive Repair Tests Counterfeit Airbags

As part of an investigation by ABC’s 20/20, the California Bureau of Automotive Repair was asked to test counterfeit airbags to demonstrate how dangerous they can be as illustrated in the video above. Please note no one was injured during this test. For the complete ABC 20/20 story, click here.

News from The DOI Page: Husband and Wife Arrested for Practicing Medicine Without a License

A Downey, California husband and wife have been arrested for the unlicensed practice of medicine. Jose Alfredo Martinez and Emma Haydee Gonzalez were arrested Thursday following an investigation by the Health Quality Investigations Unit within the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation…Click here for more details.

BPPE Participates in Webinar for Students Affected by Corinthian Colleges

The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education participated in a webinar earlier this week for students affected by the Corinthian Colleges school closures. You can view the webinar here. Please note you will need to register to view the archived webinar. 

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