Category: The Peel

Welcome to The Peel by DCA, where we “peel” back the layers to give you an inside look at the internal workings of the Department of Consumer Affairs.

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VIDEO: Charity Builds Strength With Skateboards

Young girl wearing a skateboard helmet

For 66 years, the Physical Therapy Board has been vetting and licensing physical therapists in California. They enforce a high professional standard; that hasn’t changed. But the profession itself has. SkateMD’s unique approach to the gamification of physical therapy has kids who may struggle to walk rocking ramps at the skate park. The changes in…

VIDEO: Cars Put on a Diet to Pave the Way for Alternate Modes of Transportation

Bicycle in a marked bike lane

Have you noticed green patches of paint popping up on California roads? How about parked cars in the middle of the street? Landscape architects and traffic engineers are making these changes by putting motorized vehicles on a “Road Diet.” It’s an effort to reduce single occupancy vehicles and accommodate bicycles, scooters, ride sharing and foot…

VIDEO: Hollywood Hitmaker Finds New Role As California State Licensee

It’s no secret that celebrities are often in attendance at high profile combat sporting events like mixed martial arts (MMA) and boxing matches, but one young fighter has a Hollywood star in his corner. Actor Chris Pratt recently added a new role to his resume, as a licensed second (commonly known as a cornerman) with…

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…

VIDEO: Fight Decision in Rodriguez v. Caballero Changed by the California State Athletic Commission

In professional boxing the records of a fighter’s bouts, a fighter’s wins and losses, are vital statistics. That record can be just as important a measurement as reach, weight, or age. “A technical draw, a draw on the record, many people believe it wrecks the record. I believe that’s why we’re here today,” said Mark…

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