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Referees Can Help Motorists Clear the Air

Program assists consumers with special emission situations The Smog Check Program is a critical part of the state’s strategy to improve the air quality in California. Addressing any issues identified during your vehicle’s Smog Check is an important contribution you can make toward this effort and ensures we all breathe better. For consumers having trouble…

Roadside Inspection Program Helps Keep Air Pollution in Check

State and consumer efforts have cut black carbon by 90% Californians have made significant progress in reducing our exposure to harmful air pollutants over the past few decades with the help of regulations and programs based on sound science. In fact, according to the California Air Resources Board, black carbon has been reduced by 90%,…

Germs and Shoes: Is There Trouble Afoot?

It should come as no surprise that the bottom of our shoes have a hodgepodge of germs attached. Several studies have come out over the years that not only confirm that, but may make you want to think twice about how you handle your shoes and whether you want to traipse through your house in…

California: Be Wildfire Aware Today!

Governor Gavin Newsom Declares May 5-11 ‘Wildfire Preparedness Week’ Thousands of wildfires strike California every year, many outside of what was traditionally considered “fire season.” Years of drought have resulted in tinder-dry landscapes and 18 million dead trees across the state, which prompted California Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency in March…

Consumers: Let DCA Empower You!

Follow us on “The DCA Page,” Facebook, and Twitter for great tips all week starting March 3! DCA’s great resources, programs, publications, social media alerts, and much more are available year-round, but pay special attention March 3-9 during National Consumer Protection Week (#NCPW2019) as we spotlight valuable tools! We’re proud to be a partner during the 21st annual…

Cannabis Update: New Regulations Approved

The Office of Administrative Law has approved state regulations for cannabis businesses across the supply chain from cultivation to retail, superseding emergency regulations that were put in place as the legal sale and production of nonmedical cannabis began a year ago. The new regulations are now in effect. The previous emergency regulations were adopted by…

Mental Health Plays Costly Role in Workplace

Nearly one in five U.S. adults lives with a mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. In fact, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Recently, a nationally representative poll conducted for global business news website Quartz revealed that 18 percent of respondents said they experience anxiety or depression to the…