Month: May 2017

Drone Use Takes Off in Land Surveying

As more and more hobbyists use drones to capture memorable video and photos, commercial uses for unmanned aerial vehicles continues to expand at a rapid rate, from monitoring agricultural crops to crowd control by law enforcement. Among those emerging commercial uses for drones is land surveying. In its spring newsletter Bulletin, the state Board for…

Mark Your Calendar: Medical Cannabis Public Hearings Are Just Days Away!

Public comment period open DCA’s Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation (BMCR) recently announced the release of proposed medical cannabis regulations which include general provisions applicable to all bureau licenses, distributors, transporters, dispensaries, and testing laboratories. Part of BMCR’s regulations announcement includes the news of  public hearings to collect public comment on the proposed regulations. The…

California’s Drug Take Back Nets Largest Haul in U.S.

Californians dropped off 37 tons of unwanted medications during the thirteenth National Prescription Take Back Day on April 29 – netting the largest haul out of any state in the country. California also boasted the most drop-off locations and the third highest number of law enforcement partners when compared to all 50 states. During the collection,…

Senior Scam Stopper Seminars Scheduled

Senior citizens are often a favorite target for scam artists such as unlicensed or unscrupulous contractors. That’s why knowledge is power. If seniors have the tools and information needed to spot a fake or notice red flags before something happens, the better they will be able to protect themselves. Since 1999, the Contractors State License Board has been sponsoring Senior…

Governor Appoints New Chief for Professional Fiduciaries Bureau

The Department of Consumer Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment today of Rebecca May as Chief of the Professional Fiduciaries Bureau by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.  Read the Governor’s press release here.

Beat the Summer Heat by Keeping Your Cool

Many people don’t realize this, but maintaining your air conditioning system is important to help avoid costly repairs or breakdowns at times when it matters the most, like when the temperature is in triple digits outside. Dirt and neglect are the top causes of heating and cooling system inefficiency and failure. That’s according to Energy…

Having Dense Breasts: What Does It Mean?

When women get their mammogram results, they may be notified that they have “dense breast tissue.” Starting in April 2013, California law requires that patients be informed if they have dense breasts, and if they do, they may want to consult with their doctor about additional screening options. Density is apparent only in mammograms and…

May is Mental Health Month

Do you know how it feels to be adrift in one’s own mind? According to Mental Health America, one in four American adults lives with a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition. May is Mental Health Month, which began more than 65 years ago by Mental Health America to raise awareness about mental health conditions and…

CAL FIRE Wildfire Warnings, a New App, and a Chance to Win $10,000

May 7–13 is Wildfire Awareness Week, and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is urging homeowners to prepare now for the dry, flammable season ahead. California’s wet winter has brought an abundance of spring grass and brush, which, after it dries, will pose great fire danger. Removing excess vegetation around homes and maintaining 100…

Public Service Employees Are the Unsung Heroes of Government

Public Service Recognition Week May 7-13, 2017 The first week of May marks Public Service Recognition Week which honors the men and women who serve our country as local, county, state and federal government employees. These folks are the unsung heroes of government whose rank and file perform the daily tasks that keep government services…

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