Month: May 2016

CSAC Green-Lights Vargas Title Fight

Thanks to a reprieve in April by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), boxer Francisco Vargas will get his first opportunity to defend his super-featherweight title June 4 at the StubHub Center in Carson. After earning his World Boxing Council title and training in his native Mexico, Vargas tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol,…

It’s Remodeling Season: What You Need to Know Going In

Warm weather makes newly painted walls dry faster, projects less likely to be rain-delayed and spawns desire for that outdoor kitchen. But before you put big bucks towards a better abode, the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) reminds you to do your due diligence before hiring any contractor to perform work in or on your…

California Raises Smoking and Vaping Ages to 21

During a special healthcare session earlier this month, Governor Brown signed into law significant tobacco regulations, raising the smoking age from 18 to 21 and classifying e-cigarettes as tobacco products. The laws go into effect on June 9. With the signing of this new law, California becomes the second state in the country, after Hawaii,…

Special Enrollment for Covered California

Covered California, the State’s health insurance marketplace, is reminding Californians who experience a life-changing event that they may be eligible to enroll in a health insurance plan outside of the Open Enrollment period. During the Special Enrollment Period, Californians may be eligible to enroll in a health plan through Covered California if they experience a qualifying life event such…

WORLD’S ONLY PENSION FUND FOR PROFESSIONAL BOXERS IS LOOKING FOR CLAIMANTS

The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) is on a quest to find former professional boxers who may be eligible to receive their fair share of a pension fund exceeding $5 million. Read the news release here.

New Publication from the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

The State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (Board), which licenses and regulates barbers, cosmetologists, manicurists, estheticians, electrologists, apprentices, and the establishments in which they work in California, has released a new publication—Eyelash Extensions Safety Tips. The brochure details who should be applying eyelash extensions, what to look for at the salon you choose, when a…

The Fight Against Extreme Weight Cutting

The practice of extreme weight cutting in combat sports—when mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters and boxers drastically lose weight before a fight in order to compete in a certain weight class—has become a chief concern of the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), which regulates combat sports statewide. Weight cutting—often achieved through drastic dehydration—has landed fighters…

Psychologist Convicted of Indecent Exposure

SACRAMENTO – The California Board of Psychology recently filed an accusation to revoke the license of Thomas F. Machos of Oceanside after he was convicted of multiple counts of indecent exposure. Read the entire news release here

Small Claims Court: DCA Guidebook Explains How to Navigate This Valuable Consumer Resource

One of the Department of Consumer Affairs’ most popular titles—The Small Claims Court: A Guide to Its Practical Use—has been recently updated and is available now for download! Some people think going to court is difficult or frightening, but it doesn’t need to be. DCA’s handbook, written by DCA’s Legal Affairs Division, is designed to…

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