Dental Board of California Acts To Educate Dentists On Opioid Prescribing

Responding to the growing danger of opioid addiction stemming from prescription drug abuse, the Dental Board of California (DBC) has voted to require continuing education courses on the prescribing of opioids as a condition of license renewal for dentists. The new language states “…dentists shall be required to take two units of continuing education on…

VIDEO: Hollywood Hitmaker Finds New Role As California State Licensee

It’s no secret that celebrities are often in attendance at high profile combat sporting events like mixed martial arts (MMA) and boxing matches, but one young fighter has a Hollywood star in his corner. Actor Chris Pratt recently added a new role to his resume, as a licensed second (commonly known as a cornerman) with…

Photo ID’s for Security Professionals

Every day, Californians turn to alarm companies to help protect what’s most precious to them—their families, their homes, and their businesses. So they want to know that those alarm companies are professional, and will do the job right. That’s where the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) comes in. BSIS licenses and regulates the…

Recipe for the Perfect Road Diet

California’s surface streets have a few pounds to shed. From driverless cars to Uber, Lyft, three types of solid waste cans, electric scooters to bikes – busy urban roadways are over-crowded with new trends creating a challenge for road safety. Some communities are so over-burdened with clogged streets that traffic engineers are starting to put…

The ‘Slow One’ is on the Move!

Hear the word geyser and one might immediately think of Yellowstone’s famous Old Faithful Geyser. In Southern California, there is a massive geyser that has garnered some attention but it’s not nearly the same.  This one lies beneath the ground, is made from mud – and it moves. Residents of California have heard of the…

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…

Tax Season Is Here (With Some Surprises for Filers)

The first tax season under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is in full swing, and some filers have been surprised to see smaller than expected refunds. According to the IRS, the average refund as of February 8 is $1949, down $186 from the same time last year. The deadline to file is still…

UCLA Releases First U.S. Study of Labor Conditions in Nail Salons

More than three-fourths of nail salon employees are low-wage workers, according to a new UCLA report that is the first to examine the multibillion-dollar nail salon industry nationally with a focus on labor conditions. The report, “Nail Files: A Study of Nail Salon Workers and Industry in the United States,” by the UCLA Labor Center…

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…

Consumer 411 on Eyelash Extensions

Blink and you’ll miss it. For plenty of beauty trends, that’s an all-too-fitting quip. But when it comes to one trend in particular, the whole point is to make certain no one misses it when you blink. And it’s a trend that looks to have some longevity. Eyelash extensions continue to grow in popularity. With…

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