Category: Consumer Connection Magazine

California: Be Wildfire Aware Today!

Governor Gavin Newsom Declares May 5-11 ‘Wildfire Preparedness Week’ Thousands of wildfires strike California every year, many outside of what was traditionally considered “fire season.” Years of drought have resulted in tinder-dry landscapes and 18 million dead trees across the state, which prompted California Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency in March…

Latest Issue of Consumer Connection is Out

The latest issue of Consumer Connection, the Department of Consumer Affairs’ quarterly magazine, is now available! In the cover story of the spring issue, we look at the state’s battle against wildfires and how homeowners can be a part of the solution. Also, we cover the growing problem of preschoolers being expelled, the nuts and…

The Winter 2018 Issue Of Consumer Connection Magazine Is A Knockout

The winter 2018 issue of Consumer Connection magazine is out now! In our last issue of the year, we cover the modifications that can help seniors stay in their homes longer, the best time of year to have solar installed on your home, treating children with concussions, how to reduce your exposure to blue light…

Backpacks: Take A Load Off To Prevent Pain Or Injury

Backpacks are a bright spot of the back-to-school season, signaling school has resumed. They come in an array of colors, designs, shapes, and sizes for the smallest children in preschool to the teens and young adults in high school. Many of today’s backpacks have multiple compartments to help students stay organized while carrying more items…

The Next Wave: New Law Strengthens Pool Safety Standards

Written By: Laura Kujubu, Consumer Connection Staff All new construction and remodels now must have at least two ways to prevent drownings The state’s 20-year-old Swimming Pool Safety Act has doubled its safety requirements. Since 1998, California has required new or remodeled residential pools and spas to have at least one safety feature, such as…

Don’t Miss the Summer Edition of Consumer Connection Magazine!

Consumer Connection Summer 2018

How to catch a Smog Check cheater. Explaining the differences between assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. Rebuilding your home after a natural disaster. Video conferencing with your physician. Considering food quality instead of counting calories. All of these topics and more are included in the latest edition of Consumer Connection magazine, available now! You…

Put it on Your Reading List: The Winter 2017 Consumer Connection Magazine!

Happy holidays from the staff of the Consumer Connection magazine! The last issue for 2017 is filled with articles about everything from hormone replacement therapy to power poses, seniors and technology, football helmets, liquid cremation, and much more! Our cover story features the Bureau of Cannabis Control and the preparations it is making to begin…

Hot off the Press: The Fall 2017 Consumer Connection Magazine

Tiny houses, flu shots, backpacks, and water conservation—what do they all have in common? They’re all the subjects of articles in the fall 2017 issue of the Consumer Connection magazine! The fall issue offers information on: A new office created specifically to help students in need after private school closures Your right to your prescription…

What You Learned on Your Summer Vacation

When we were kids, the only thing we had to worry about during summer vacation was what to do with all of that time off. As adults, we have other summer-related things to worry about—like how to keep our pets cool, how to protect our homes when we are away, how to prep the car…

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…

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