Category: California Department of Consumer Affairs

So, You Like to Pop Pimples.  Read This.

There is a high probability that you have tried to pop a pimple or self-extract a blackhead somewhere on your own or someone else’s body at least once. Whether or not you were successful or enjoyed the experience is questionable. But for those who do enjoy this activity, there is good news!  Contrary to what…

Save the Date: DCA’s Earth, Safety, and Wellness Day is May 22

Get ready for DCA’s 6th annual Earth, Safety, and Wellness Day, which will be held on Wednesday, May 22, between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., at DCA headquarters at 1625 North Market Blvd. in Sacramento’s Natomas area. This year’s event will feature ideas and solutions on how to protect and preserve the environment, information on…

May 5-11 is Public Service Recognition Week

May 5-11 is the 35th annual Public Service Recognition Week, honoring the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county, and local government employees. You might not think of these folks on a day to day basis, but they’re tasked with keeping the government running smoothly and efficiently. “California could not be…

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…

Brain Food: Bicycle Helmets are Good for Your Noggin

Alternative means of transportation in the forms of a bicycle, scooter–motorized and non motorized–skateboard, or in-line or roller skates, are great for recreation and they can be enjoyed alone or with others. They also provide an added benefit to your overall health, the environment–especially the people powered options–and they can aid in avoiding heavy commuter…

DCA Launches Open Data Portal To Public

Have you ever wondered how many physicians and surgeons are licensed to practice by the Medical Board of California? It’s 140,748. How about the number of civil engineers licensed by the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists? 57,513. How about a harder one: maybe you’d like to see the year-over-year increase in licenses…

We ❤️ Veterans

Thank you for your service. It may sound cliche, but we mean it. At the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), we are proud of the men and women who have served in our country’s military. And we are proud to live in a country where a phrase like “thank you for your service” is so…

ALL PHYSICIANS ARE DOCTORS — BUT NOT ALL DOCTORS ARE PHYSICIANS

What makes a doctor a doctor? This question was asked in the fall of 2018 after Christine Blasey Ford, Ph.D., testified during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee. When covering the hearing, some news outlets did not refer to Christine Blasey Ford as Dr. Ford because she holds a doctoral degree in educational psychology…

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…

Life Can be Complicated. DCA’s New License Search is Here to Help!

As a consumer, you are empowered to take charge of your relationship with the individuals who provide various services such as medical and dental care, or automotive repairs. Because of this, the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ (DCA) Office of Information Services–developed a new, more user-friendly license search tool optimized for mobile devices and tablets.…

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