Author: Lisa Stratton

State Urges Milan Institute Students to Take Steps to Obtain Their Records

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State office assists students with next steps, provides resources free of charge The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) is encouraging current and former students of Milan Institute locations in California to obtain academic and financial records from the institution. Last week, Milan Institute President Gary Yasuda admitted to using employees’ retirement funds to pay…

California State Board of Optometry Elects New Officers

Board elects its second non-optometrist president SACRAMENTO – The California State Board of Optometry elected new board officers for the 2019-2020 term at the board’s August public meeting. Mark Morodomi, Esq., was elected president and succeeds Cyd Brandvein, who served as board president in 2018. Fellow board incumbents Dr. Glenn Kawaguchi (2012) and Dr. Debra…

State Board Informs Consumers, Therapists, Therapy Never Includes Sexual Behavior

Sponsored legislation, updated guide booklet helps consumers, psychology programs, and training settings to reinforce appropriate therapeutic behavior. SACRAMENTO – If you’re a client of a therapist, you have rights that protect you from inappropriate behavior, chief among them: the right to be treated with dignity and respect in a safe environment, free from sexual, physical,…

Consumers Advised To Check License On Damage Restoration Companies

SACRAMENTO—If you’re working with a damage restoration company, the chances are you’ve already been the victim of a catastrophe. But if a damage restoration company moves and stores your goods while restoration work is performed, they are obligated to follow the same laws and regulations that govern household moving companies, protecting you from predatory “bandit”…

Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Breaks Language Barriers

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California’s Board of Barbering and Cosmetology is meeting the challenge of regulating a diverse industry by providing its licensees and consumers access to the board in a language they understand. (click one of the following to view this as a press release in Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese or Traditional Chinese) The three most commonly requested…

Department of Consumer Affairs Launches Open Data Portal

New portal offers licensing, enforcement, and application data, sortable by board or bureau It’s no secret that the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) issues licenses in more than 280 professional categories to 3.9 million Californians. But until now, the statistical information hasn’t been easy for everyday consumers to access. That’s changed with the launch of…

Department of Consumer Affairs Appoints New Chief to Cemetery and Funeral Bureau

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) announces the appointment of Gina Chiaverini Sanchez as the new bureau chief for the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau, effective February 20, 2019. Ms. Sanchez replaces former bureau chief, Lisa Moore who retired last year. Ms. Sanchez has 11 years of experience working for DCA in various capacities. Most recently,…

Osteopathic Medical Board Appoints New Executive Officer

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The Osteopathic Medical Board of California announces the appointment of Mark Ito as its new executive officer, effective January 31, 2019. Mr. Ito replaces former executive officer Angie Burton who retired. Mr. Ito has 19 years of experience working for the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) in various capacities. Most recently he served as a…

Este ‘Spice’ no es agradable, es peligrosa

Funcionarios de salud advierten sobre las consecuencias potencialmente mortales de las drogas sintéticas Es posible que haya escuchado el término “marihuana sintética”. Contrariamente a su nombre, no es marihuana en absoluto, sino un producto hecho de drogas sintéticas que afectan al cerebro de manera similar al ingrediente activo del cannabis. También llamado cannabinoides sintéticos, “spice”…