Category: News Releases

Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Encourages Milan Students to Obtain Their Records

State office assists students with next steps, provides resources free of charge The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (BBC) is joining the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) in encouraging current and former Milan Institute students to obtain academic and financial records from the institution as soon as possible. On Wednesday, September 25, 2019,…

State Urges Milan Institute Students to Take Steps to Obtain Their Records

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State office assists students with next steps, provides resources free of charge The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) is encouraging current and former students of Milan Institute locations in California to obtain academic and financial records from the institution. Last week, Milan Institute President Gary Yasuda admitted to using employees’ retirement funds to pay…

California State Board of Optometry Elects New Officers

Board elects its second non-optometrist president SACRAMENTO – The California State Board of Optometry elected new board officers for the 2019-2020 term at the board’s August public meeting. Mark Morodomi, Esq., was elected president and succeeds Cyd Brandvein, who served as board president in 2018. Fellow board incumbents Dr. Glenn Kawaguchi (2012) and Dr. Debra…

State Board Informs Consumers, Therapists, Therapy Never Includes Sexual Behavior

Sponsored legislation, updated guide booklet helps consumers, psychology programs, and training settings to reinforce appropriate therapeutic behavior. SACRAMENTO – If you’re a client of a therapist, you have rights that protect you from inappropriate behavior, chief among them: the right to be treated with dignity and respect in a safe environment, free from sexual, physical,…

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

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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…

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…