Category: News Releases

Department of Consumer Affairs Appoints New Chief to Cemetery and Funeral Bureau

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) announces the appointment of Gina Chiaverini Sanchez as the new bureau chief for the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau, effective February 20, 2019. Ms. Sanchez replaces former bureau chief, Lisa Moore who retired last year. Ms. Sanchez has 11 years of experience working for DCA in various capacities. Most recently,…

Osteopathic Medical Board Appoints New Executive Officer

Logo for the Osteopathic Medical Board of California

The Osteopathic Medical Board of California announces the appointment of Mark Ito as its new executive officer, effective January 31, 2019. Mr. Ito replaces former executive officer Angie Burton who retired. Mr. Ito has 19 years of experience working for the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) in various capacities. Most recently he served as a…

California Architects Board Appoints New Executive Officer

The California Architects Board announces the appointment of Laura Zuniga as its new executive officer, effective August 1, 2018. Read the news release here.

Search Warrant Served At Smog Station In Central Los Angeles

On Thursday, July 20, the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Automotive Repair, along with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, served a search warrant at Vernon Smog Star, a licensed Smog Check station, located at 1785 E. Vernon St, in the city of Los Angeles. The warrant comes as a continuation of…

Victims Of Closed Schools May Find Debt Relief For Unforgiven Student Loans

Many students from California closed schools such as Corinthian College, Heald College and ITT Technical Institute have only received partial forgiveness of their student loans, but a Department of Consumer Affairs agency can help. The Office of Student Assistance and Relief (OSAR) works with students to help them access refunds available from the Student Tuition…

Three Cosmetology Schools Ordered To Stop Enrolling New Students In California

The California Department of Consumer Affairs’ (DCA) Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), following a joint enforcement effort with DCA’s Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (BBC), has issued three emergency decisions ordering three cosmetology schools to cease enrolling new students. The affected schools are Queenston College of America in Los Angeles, John Ridgel’s Academy of…

Fire Victims: Don’t Get Burned Twice By Rushing to Rebuild

With the recent spate of wildfires in Northern and Southern California and other catastrophes throughout the country, many people need to repair or rebuild their homes and properties. However, now more than ever, the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) urges consumers to be extremely cautious and do your homework before hiring any contractor. “While fire…

Beware of Home Improvement Scams

  Home improvement season is here and many people are considering sprucing up their homes or repairing damage caused by this past winter’s torrential rainstorms. While the record-setting levels of rainfall has eliminated the drought throughout most of the state, the excessive amount of water has resulted in crumbling roads/driveways, flood damage to homes, toppled…

Governor Appoints New Chief for Professional Fiduciaries Bureau

The Department of Consumer Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment today of Rebecca May as Chief of the Professional Fiduciaries Bureau by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.  Read the Governor’s press release here.

Acupuncture Board Appoints New Executive Officer

 SACRAMENTO—The California Acupuncture Board has appointed Benjamin Bodea as its new executive officer, effective October 12, 2016. Mr. Bodea has served as the board’s acting executive officer since March, overseeing the board’s operations and managing a staff of 12. In this role, he initiated the regulatory process for an omnibus package to refine the board’s…

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