Category: California Department of Consumer Affairs

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…

VIDEO: Urijah Faber at the California Department of Consumer Affairs

Urijah Faber and Phillip Gonzales put their arms around each other’s shoulders and smiled, posing for a picture. It was a picture of grit and determination. “It does make me proud keeping and holding down the employment,” Gonzales said. “I am always working to build my skills.” That’s a kind of work Urijah Faber knows…

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.…

Come Join the DCA Team and Become a Champion for California Consumers!

Searching for a job can be challenging.  Searching for a job with the State of California – albeit not impossible – is challenging. The California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has dedicated a page on the department’s website to assist individuals seeking employment. DCA’s careers page is a single source for job listings, examinations and…

New Video Spotlights Critical Contributions of Geologists

If you’ve ever wondered why hospitals aren’t accidentally built on fault lines, how we ensure our drinking water is clean, or how we have access to materials that power items like our cellphones, you can thank a geologist or a geophysicist. A new informative and entertaining video—“50 Years of Protecting the Public: The California Professional…

Your Hairdresser or Barber Can Save Your Life!

Your hair professional really can save your life—and we’re not talking about making you look younger or being able to squeeze you in for that last minute emergency ‘do. He or she can spot a potential and very dangerous health risk: Melanoma. Why? Because when they cut your hair every 4–6 weeks or so, they…

DCA Director Grafilo, Governor Brown Kick Off Public Service Recognition Week

May 6-12 is Public Service Recognition Week, honoring the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county, and local government employees, day in and day out, with little notice or fanfare. Dean Grafilo, Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs, kicked off the week with a message to employees thanking them for…

Stan Lee Needs a Superhero!

For fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, today is a banner day: it’s the day when the long-awaited Avengers: Infinity War, makes its debut in theaters across the U.S. And, just like in all of the previous Marvel films, legendary comic creator Stan Lee will make a cameo in the movie—something that fans always look forward…

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