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New Shop Posting Requirements Simplify Consumer Message, Save Costs

Salon patrons may remember walking into their favorite establishments and seeing a long, text-heavy poster detailing the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology’s health and safety regulations hanging in the lobby. Not ringing a bell? You’re not alone. Turns out customers weren’t really reading it if they noticed it at all. That meant that the “Message to…

It’s Home Improvement Season: Why Using a Licensed Contractor is Critical

We’ve all heard the stories. Maybe even been a victim. An unscrupulous or unlicensed contractor hired to give you your dream home, landscape, kitchen or bathroom starts the project, collects payment, then disappears leaving the job unfinished or done improperly. Before you invest in any home improvement project, the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) reminds…

Tarzana Audiologist Ordered to Cease and Desist Practice

Southern California audiologist arrested for indecent exposure at a theme park; more victims sought as additional charges are brought SACRAMENTO, CA – Audiologist Hershel Korngut was ordered by the Los Angeles Superior Court to cease and desist practicing audiology upon request of the Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board pursuant to California Penal…

New Acupuncture Board Logo is on Point

The California Acupuncture Board recently overhauled its logo to reveal a more aesthetically pleasing and descriptive symbol. A logo is a visual expression of what an entity is and does. It’s an important part of branding and a cornerstone of an entity’s communications plan. Plus they look cool if designed well. The previous logo simply…

DCA’s Cannabis Enforcement Unit is Hiring

Division of Investigation offers law enforcement careers focused on consumer protection If you or someone you know is interested in a career investigating unlawful cannabis activities, we might have a job for you! The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation (DOI) is a law enforcement agency that protects California consumers and licensees by investigating violations…

April is National Car Care Month: Is Your Car Ready for Summer?

BAR’s resources help you get there According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study, summer driving racks up 20 percent more miles than winter months. Staying on top of car maintenance is important all year long, but with April being National Car Care Month, DCA’s Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) uses the opportunity…

Unleashing Cannabis Information for Consumers, Licensees, and Pets

A laptop and a recliner, or even just a smart phone: That’s all you need to access the easy website tutorials from the Bureau of Cannabis Control thanks to its recently launched “Video Tutorials” center at www.bcc.ca.gov. Just click on the “Video Tutorials” icon listed at the top of the welcome page. This is the…

Bureau of Cannabis Control Updates

Mark your calendar for Cannabis Advisory Committee meeting and licensing workshops Cannabis Advisory Committee Meeting The year’s first meeting of the Cannabis Advisory Committee will be held this Thursday, January 18, in Sacramento. The committee advises the bureau and the other licensing authorities—the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the California Department of Public…

Protect Your Home From Holiday Break-Ins

You’re not the only one looking forward to the holiday gift-giving season–burglars are too. Vacant homes left empty by holiday travel or stocked with extra purchases as well as packages left on doorsteps provide increased opportunities for thieves. According to FBI statistics, there were an estimated 1,515,096 burglaries in 2016. Residential properties accounted for nearly…

New Video Explains How Salons and Barber Shops Can Avoid Fines

The inspection of barbering and beauty establishments by California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology inspectors is part of the board’s mission to ensure the health and safety of California’s consumers. Board licensees should be aware that at some time in their career, they are likely to be visited by an inspector, as board inspectors have…

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