Category: California State Athletic Commission

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes with the California State Athletic Commission At Bellator 214

Much more goes into a mixed martial arts fight than simply determining the winner and loser. For the men and women of the California State Athletic Commission, the health and safety of combatants is paramount. Earlier this year, the Department of Consumer Affairs sent a camera crew behind the scenes at Bellator 214: Fedor vs…

Coming Soon: National Consumer Protection Week, March 4–10

Learn more about your consumer rights and ways to make well-informed decisions about your money during National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) March 4–10. Presented by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the week-long campaign is a coordinated effort by federal, state, and local agencies and organizations to provide consumers with information and resources to protect themselves…

Don’t Miss the Latest Issue of Consumer Connection!

In 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recalled 51.3 million autos in the United States. The recalls included everything from defective ignition switches and steering wheels to acceleration issues and airbag and seatbelt defects. If you receive a recall notice, don’t ignore it. The winter 2016 issue of Consumer Connection walks you through what…

MMA Event Gets an Unintentional Promo From Hollywood

Mixed martial arts (MMA) and, specifically, the Bellator 170 event at the L.A. Forum in Inglewood on January 21, made headlines last week after gaining attention from an unlikely source–famed actress Meryl Streep. After receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, Streep gave a politically charged acceptance speech, part of which was aimed at Donald Trump’s negative…

The Fight Against Extreme Weight Cutting

The practice of extreme weight cutting in combat sports—when mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters and boxers drastically lose weight before a fight in order to compete in a certain weight class—has become a chief concern of the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), which regulates combat sports statewide. Weight cutting—often achieved through drastic dehydration—has landed fighters…

Latest Consumer Connection Magazine Highlights New Medical Marijuana Bureau

The first issue of 2016 is out, and it’s packed with great information. Last year, the passage of the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act added another new regulatory entity—the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation—under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA). Although it doesn’t officially open its doors until 2018, the…