Month: October 2016

Board of Podiatric Medicine Appoints New Executive Officer

The California Board of Podiatric Medicine (BPM) announces the appointment of Brian Naslund as its new Executive Officer, effective October 26, 2016. Read the news release here.

Don’t Put Your Eyes at Risk With Cosmetic Contacts for Halloween

If you are going all-out on a Halloween costume, complete with cosmetic contact lenses that make your eyes extra spooky, be aware of potential hazards from cheap, nonprescription contacts. Wearing cosmetic contacts purchased at gas stations, flea markets, or costume shops—any place that doesn’t require a prescription—can damage your eyes in several ways, including corneal scratches,…

Drop! Cover! Hold on! During the Great California Shakeout

California is known as “earthquake country” and for good reason. There is an infamous 800 mile long crack otherwise known as the San Andreas Fault that travels along the state from the Salton Sea in the south, to Cape Mendocino in the north. Although earthquakes occur daily in California, many go unnoticed.  While some areas…

COURT REPORTERS CAN DO MORE THAN TAKE DEPOSITIONS

Did you know that not every graduate of a court reporting school works in a legal setting as a court reporter? Contrary to its name, a degree in court reporting offers a broad selection of career choices.  Well-trained court reporters can be highly sought after. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for…

Man Arrested for Practicing Medicine Without License

A Bakersfield man was arrested Tuesday for the unlicensed practice of medicine. The Investigation and Enforcement Unit – Central Valley Field Office of the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation arrested Alberto Gonzalez on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, following the investigation of a complaint that was made by a local news reporter. Read…

Acupuncture Board Appoints New Executive Officer

 SACRAMENTO—The California Acupuncture Board has appointed Benjamin Bodea as its new executive officer, effective October 12, 2016. Mr. Bodea has served as the board’s acting executive officer since March, overseeing the board’s operations and managing a staff of 12. In this role, he initiated the regulatory process for an omnibus package to refine the board’s…

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