Sports Gambling in California? Don’t Bet On It Yet

An electronic board tracks bets at a casino.

In May 2018, the United States Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a 1992 federal law that prohibited states from sanctioning sports betting. That doesn’t mean the sportsbook is open now, but California voters may soon get the chance to place their bets. In June of this year, Assembly Member Adam…

New Homes Will be Solar Powered Starting Next Year

You are about to start seeing more solar panels on rooftops across California. The state is the first in the nation to require solar panels on new homes, starting January 1, 2020. The mandate, which comes from the California Energy Commission (CEC), will help meet the state’s goal to produce 50% of its energy from…

Financial Literacy for Kids Makes Cents

Teaching kids about money along with their ABC’s and 123’s makes a lot of cents. Opinions about how and when to begin teaching children financial basics may differ. The sooner kids learn that money can grow, but money doesn’t grow on trees, will pay off in compounded dividends. Teaching basic concepts about money doesn’t need…

Buying Face Cream from a Questionable Source Could Lead to Catastrophic Results

The desire for lighter, clearer skin causes some consumers to take drastic measures hoping for dramatic results. It also has predators putting toxic merchandise on the streets, luring the consumer into using a tampered product that’s too good to be true. The outcome is less than desirable and, in some cases, downright life-threatening. In 2014,…

Audiologist’s License Revoked for Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child

Southern California audiologist convicted of exposing himself at Universal Studios SACRAMENTO – The Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board (Board) has revoked the license of Tarzana Audiologist Hershel Louis Korngut based on his November 7, 2018 conviction for PC288(A) Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a Child Under the Age of 14 years.…

DCA Welcomes New Director

Kimberly Kirchmeyer is sworn in

Kimberly Kirchmeyer has been appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to serve as director of the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA). Since 2013, Ms. Kirchmeyer has served as executive director of the Medical Board of California (MBC), where she was deputy director from 2011 to 2013. During her time at MBC, Ms. Kirchmeyer oversaw the…

Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Issues Warning About Mercury-Tainted Face Creams

Consumers urged to verify products are from U.S. distributors The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (BBC) wants consumers to be aware that certain face cream products from Mexico could be tainted with the toxic liquid metal mercury and to take the proper precautions to avoid poisoning. The potentially hazardous products can be purchased on…