Month: November 2015

Acupuncturist Suspended for Sexual Misconduct

Bay Area man’s acupuncture license suspended for alleged sexual abuse of two female patients during treatment. Read the complete news release here: Bay Area Acupuncturist Suspended

Board of Behavioral Sciences produces videos to explain exam restructure

The license examination process for the Board of Behavioral Sciences (Board) will be changing effective January 1, 2016. New exams will be implemented for all Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Marriage Family Therapist candidates, and registrants will be mandated to take a California Law and Ethics Exam. The Board has created instructional videos to show how the…

Winterizing pets can take the chill away

Both indoor pets and outdoor pets can be affected by the chill of winter weather, but there are steps pet owners can take to ensure their pets’ health and well-being. Avoid Space Heaters Indoor pet owners need to turn off space heaters or purchase one that shuts off automatically when tipped over. Numerous house fires…

Covered California enrollment open through Jan. 31

Covered California, the State’s marketplace for the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, kicked off the open enrollment period with a statewide bus tour. The tour began in San Diego and ended at the Tower Bridge and the State Capitol in Sacramento stopping in large cities and small towns on its 38-stop, 2,000-mile journey. Covered California is spotlighting enrollment…

Inglewood Smog Check Station’s License Suspended

The licenses of the owner of an Inglewood Smog Check station have been suspended for cheating the state’s Smog Check Program. Read News Release here.

Avoid Gift Card Scams This Holiday Season

   By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs Gift cards are convenient to give at any time of the year, but they are especially popular during the holidays and top many consumers’ Christmas wish lists. According to, in 2014, gift cards accounted for more than 25 percent of holiday purchases. That number is expected to increase considerably in…

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