Tag: Department of Consumer Affairs

Don’t Lose Sight of Protection Provided By Sunglasses

Everyone wants a new pair of sunglasses to look great, but before settling on that new pair of shades, consumers should consider their eye health and how well those sunglasses protect against the sun’s harmful rays. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), six factors are most important when shopping for sunglasses: Protection from…

August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

This annual observance is held each August to spotlight and educate people of all ages on the importance of vaccinations. While some may debate the merits of immunization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains that vaccines can help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. Vaccines are’t just for children, either.  The CDC…

Save the Date: DCA’s Earth, Safety, and Wellness Day is May 22

DCA's Earth Safety and Wellness Day flyer

Get ready for DCA’s 6th annual Earth, Safety, and Wellness Day, which will be held on Wednesday, May 22, between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., at DCA headquarters at 1625 North Market Blvd. in Sacramento’s Natomas area. This year’s event will feature ideas and solutions on how to protect and preserve the environment, information on…

Cannabis Update: New Regulations Approved

The Office of Administrative Law has approved state regulations for cannabis businesses across the supply chain from cultivation to retail, superseding emergency regulations that were put in place as the legal sale and production of nonmedical cannabis began a year ago. The new regulations are now in effect. The previous emergency regulations were adopted by…

Washing Some Foods Can Help You Avoid Illness

Nearly 48 million people are sickened nationwide every year by food contaminated with harmful germs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates. While most people know that handling animal products carefully is necessary to prevent illness, washing meat and poultry is not recommended. However, washing fruits and vegetables is recommended and can help consumers…

Daylight saving time year-round? Voters will decide

Tired of the jolt to your system when you “spring forward” and “fall back” because of time changes? California voters will have the chance to make daylight saving time year-round when they go to the polls in November. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 807 in June to put the initiative on the ballot that…

Todo se trata de los perros: septiembre es el “Mes del perro de servicio nacional” y el “Mes de la responsabilidad de ser propietario de un perro”

No es un secreto que amamos a nuestros perros. La mayoría de nosotros no podemos imaginar vivir sin ellos, como nos dan amor y compañía incondicionales. Ellos también nos sirven y nos protegen. Y para los discapacitados, los perros de servicio entrenados son invaluables. Para mostrar aprecio y concientizar al increíble servicio que los animales…