Author: Ben Deci

Coming Soon To California Courts: Voice Written Transcripts

A technique for creating legal transcripts that’s newly recognized by the Court Reporters Board of California will have to abide by the same high standards as more traditional methods. Voice writing differs from those traditional forms of stenography in that a court reporter can speak their notes into a sound-dampening mask. The verbal notes are…

It’s not the Pot, it’s the Package

“You can use your teeth if you want to” The man is watching a pair of 4-year-olds, sitting in the reading nook of their daycare, struggling to get the lids off small bottles filled with beans. He is watching them and the clock. At exactly five minutes he demonstrates for them, opening one of the…

We ❤️ Veterans

Thank you for your service. It may sound cliche, but we mean it. At the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), we are proud of the men and women who have served in our country’s military. And we are proud to live in a country where a phrase like “thank you for your service” is so…

Fee Waiver, Alternative Path Offered to Vocational Nursing Students at Brightwood Colleges

Present your application to the Director. It is a rite of passage for would-be vocational nurses in the State of California. Graduates from a vocational nursing program must have the director of that program sign-off on their application to get a license from the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. It’s one of the…

85 Reasons to Vote

This November 6th, Election Day, amid all the buzz about candidates and initiatives, you’ll probably have one, over-arching question on your mind: What’s for dinner? We get it. If you’re anything like us, who to vote for is a question for the ages. We mull it over. We poll our families. It’s an issue that…

Osteopathic Medical Board of California secures license surrender from Salinas-area doctor after lewd conduct investigation

Robert Wlodarczyk has surrendered his license to practice medicine, as physician and surgeon, under terms of an agreement with the Osteopathic Medical Board of California. The surrender was effective yesterday. Full news release here.

VIDEO: Urijah Faber at the California Department of Consumer Affairs

Urijah Faber and Phillip Gonzales put their arms around each other’s shoulders and smiled, posing for a picture. It was a picture of grit and determination. “It does make me proud keeping and holding down the employment,” Gonzales said. “I am always working to build my skills.” That’s a kind of work Urijah Faber knows…

Buyer Beware: International Online Learning

More and more students are ditching brick-and-mortar in the quest for a mortarboard. The advantages of online learning are enticing. Getting classes wherever and whenever a student wants, avoiding the costs of dorm living or the hassle of a commute, and connecting with professors from anywhere in the world, all rank among the benefits of…

VIDEO: Fight Decision in Rodriguez v. Caballero Changed by the California State Athletic Commission

In professional boxing the records of a fighter’s bouts, a fighter’s wins and losses, are vital statistics. That record can be just as important a measurement as reach, weight, or age. “A technical draw, a draw on the record, many people believe it wrecks the record. I believe that’s why we’re here today,” said Mark…

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