Flame Retardants are Bad for Business Thanks to AB 2998

Some manufacturers of children’s products, including the foam interiors of mattresses and upholstered furniture, may have to reexamine their development strategies, now that Assembly Bill 2998 (Bloom) has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. Citing concerns over exposure to questionable chemicals, state lawmakers found that although the chemicals were not necessary for fire safety,…

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…

New California Cannabis Laws Take Effect In 2019

The 2018 California Legislative session saw more than 1000 bills signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on topics ranging from net neutrality to gender discrimination, climate change to plastic straws, and, of course… cannabis. Cannabis-related legislation was a cornerstone of the legislative session. Some new laws offered minor language cleanup to the Medicinal and…

Gender Equality Comes to the Cash Register

When it comes to style, men and women pay the same A couple years ago, the New York  City Department of Consumer Affairs announced the results of its study titled “From Cradle to Cane: The Cost of Being a Female Consumer,” focusing on gender pricing disparities among products sold locally. The study compared nearly 800…

Women Paving The Way In The Construction Industry

Women have traditionally played a small role in the construction industry. Now, they are filling a gap in an occupation that’s short on workers while also building opportunities for young girls who are interested in lucrative and fulfilling careers. According to the National Association of Women in Construction, 9.1 percent of the industry is comprised…

What Are Your Options When A Pet Dies?

Losing a pet is difficult regardless of the circumstances, but the sad simple fact is that pets live shorter lives compared to their human companions. At the end of a faithful pet’s life, we may feel relief that they are no longer burdened by pain and suffering. If your pet passes away, or is euthanized,…

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”…

Chew on This: Pets Need Dental Care, Too

From an early age, we are taught to take care of our teeth because poor dental care can affect our overall health. But, did you know that good oral hygiene and dental care is just as important for your pet? Just like the mouth of humans, your pet’s mouth is full of bacteria and if…

New Video Spotlights Who We Are And What We Do

The Department of Consumer Affairs is made up of 38 separate entities, many of which operate independently but share a common mission: to protect California consumers by providing a safe and fair marketplace through oversight, enforcement, and licensure of professions. You may not realize just how many different ways DCA touches the lives of California…

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…

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