This Just In: The Latest Edition Of Consumer Connection Is Here!

The latest edition of the Consumer Connection magazine is now available! This edition of our magazine features: Pill…or candy? Protecting against HVAC service fraud E-cigarettes: Helpful or harmful? Reimbursement help after school closures Stronger security with credit card chips New vehicle smog check test The Consumer Connection magazine is full of informative and fun to read articles. Share…

CSLB Turns Up the Heat Against HVAC Scams

As the temperatures continue to drop, you’re likely to see ads offering low-cost air duct cleaning services and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) tune-ups. You decide to get some servicing done and the next thing you know, the HVAC contractor says that you need to replace your entire unit. DCA’s Contractors State License Board…

The Gift Of A Gift Card

Gift cards are always a favorite whether you are giving or receiving — for a birthday, holiday gift, or just because. We will all cross paths with a gift card or gift certificate at one time or another and they can be great, especially if you have some helpful tips in your back pocket to…

Legislative News from the California Bureau of Real Estate

The 2013/2014 legislative season ended September 30, 2014, with the Governor signing 931 bills into law in 2014.  Summarized below are recently signed bills that affect California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) licensees and subdividers. All statutes are effective January 1, 2015, unless otherwise indicated. Assembly Bill 2018 (Bocanegra) – This bill amended Section 10159.5…

Stress Less During the Holidays

The many joys of the holiday season—giving (and receiving) gifts, cheery decorations and sharing time with those you care about—always come with some level of stress. For some, loads of added stress. There are worries over busting your spending budget at the mall; traveling itineraries, possibly with costly air travel involved; or perhaps hosting a…

Occupational Therapy Assistant Convicted Of Felony For Illegally Practicing As An Occupational Therapist

SACRAMENTO – A Los Angeles County Occupational Therapy Assistant has been convicted of a felony for illegally practicing as an Occupational Therapist, and has been sentenced to three years’ probation and 44 days of community service. An investigation into Dean Anthony Theodore by the California Board of Occupational Therapy and the Los Angeles County District…

Staying Safe On Roadways This Winter

The onset of falling temperatures and inclement weather makes it an ideal time to prepare your vehicle for the winter driving season, especially before you take off on any road trips you may have planned. Any routine maintenance you have been putting off should be addressed this time of year, and a winter-specific safety kit can…