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New Video Spotlights Critical Contributions of Geologists

If you’ve ever wondered why hospitals aren’t accidentally built on fault lines, how we ensure our drinking water is clean, or how we have access to materials that power items like our cellphones, you can thank a geologist or a geophysicist. A new informative and entertaining video—“50 Years of Protecting the Public: The California Professional…

Summer’s Uninvited Visitors: What to Know About Black Widow Spiders

This is the time of year when we may come upon increased numbers of black widow spiders in and around our homes. Although there are several species found in temperate regions around the world, black widows are usually identified by the colored, hourglass-shaped mark on their abdomens. They are active when the temperature is 70 degrees or higher,…

Southern California Audiologist Ordered to Cease and Desist Practice

Thousand Oaks audiologist is accused of murder SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Audiologist Bryn Spejcher was ordered by a Ventura County Superior Court judge to cease and desist practicing audiology after the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board filed a request pursuant to California Penal Code section 23. This provision of the law allows…

Southern California Men Face Felony Charges in Huge Engineering Fraud Case

Case reinforces importance of using licensed professionals and verifying credentials SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Two men were charged with 487 felony counts including identity theft, grand theft and forgery after allegedly preparing fraudulent engineering documents using the name and logo of their former employer, Palo Verdes Engineering, a legitimate Rolling Hills Estates-based company, in one of…

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…

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