Author: Ben Deci

The Selfie: A Risk to the Wrist?

Sure, your new haircut is on point. The lighting is just perfect. And the location? It’s a spot guaranteed to garner tons of likes and comments from your crew on social media. But before you tap that button to flip your phone’s camera front to back, and frame yourself up for that perfect snap, there’s…

Photo ID’s for Security Professionals

Every day, Californians turn to alarm companies to help protect what’s most precious to them—their families, their homes, and their businesses. So they want to know that those alarm companies are professional, and will do the job right. That’s where the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) comes in. BSIS licenses and regulates the…

Consumer 411 on Eyelash Extensions

Blink and you’ll miss it. For plenty of beauty trends, that’s an all-too-fitting quip. But when it comes to one trend in particular, the whole point is to make certain no one misses it when you blink. And it’s a trend that looks to have some longevity. Eyelash extensions continue to grow in popularity. With…

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…

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