Recent Press Releases
Investigators from the Contractors State License Board’s (CSLB) Statewide Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT) moved quickly after receiving a complaint about possible transient criminals from Texas who may have tried to con an elderly woman in the Wilton area, south of Sacramento, out of $16,000.
On February 22-23, 2017, investigators from CSLB’s Statewide Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT) searched through online and local advertisements to compile a list of suspected unlicensed contractors.
The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has reached a $400,000 settlement with Anheuser-Busch, LLC wholesalers and a $10,000 settlement with Straub Distributing Company LTD for their engagement in unfair marketing practices aimed at retail licensees.
On February 10, 2017, ABC reached a $30,000 settlement with Heineken for an advertising campaign not authorized by law. The Heineken advertising campaign, directed at consumers in Southern California, received wide-spread attention online and in various food and beverage publications.
The Medical Board has adopted the stipulated surrender of David R. Fett’s license to practice medicine in the state of California, effective February 17, 2017.
Alexis Podesta, 36, of Carmichael, has been appointed secretary at the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency, where she has served as undersecretary since 2015.
Investigators from the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) cited 18 people for suspected unlicensed contracting on February 8-9, 2017, four of whom CSLB had previously cited.
ABC Acting Director Ramona Prieto announced that the Santa Clara Police Department has been selected to receive the Significant Achievement Award from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) for their work in battling alcohol-related harm in the community through the ABC Grant Assistance Program (GAP)
The California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) today signed a $225 million settlement with Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC (Ocwen) that requires the firm to pay $20 million in cash for borrower restitution, but restores Ocwen’s ability to service new California mortgages.
Twenty-three people were arrested and cited for misdemeanor charges, including contracting without a license, illegal advertising, fraudulent use of a contractor’s license number, and requesting an illegally large down payment.
The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) announced today that it has settled a disability discrimination case filed against Liberty Union High School District (District) on behalf of Mark Miguel, a custodian for the District who was fired after an on-the-job injury.
Under a state of emergency declared by Gov. Edmund G. Brown on Sunday due to the situation at Oroville Dam in Butte, Sutter, and Yuba Counties (https://www.gov.ca.gov/home.php), the California State Board of Pharmacy reminds pharmacists and pharmacies about pharmacy law provisions that can be of assistance in caring for patients displaced by the emergency relocations.
On Thursday, February 9, 2017, The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and The Los Angeles Police Department posted a 365 day Notice of Suspension at El Troquero. ABC disciplined the premises for violations of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act and California Code of Regulations.
The California State Board of Pharmacy announces the formal adoption of an amendment to section 1744 of Article 5 of Division 17 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), related to drug warnings.
During a Contractors State License Board (CSLB) sting operation in Livingston on January 25-26, 2017, 15 people were cited for unlicensed contracting; seven did not have the state-required insurance for their workers and face charges for that violation of state contractors’ license law.
The Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation (BMCR) announced that it is now accepting applications for the Cannabis Advisory Committee to advise the bureau on matters relating to both medical and adult recreational use of cannabis.
On January 5, 2017, Stephen Rainbolt, owner of the Alphabiotic Center of San Diego, pleaded guilty and was convicted of one misdemeanor count of unlawful use of the title “acupuncturist” and sentenced to three years of probation.
A Northern California chiropractor was arrested January 16, 2017, and charged with practicing medicine without a license.
The Medical Board has adopted the stipulated surrender of Clyde M. Ikuta’s license to practice medicine in the state of California, effective January 19, 2017.
Effective Jan. 1, 2017, an outsourcing facility must have a license issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy before conducting business within or into California. Licenses must be renewed annually and are not transferrable.
Antonio Nozar, of Glendale, will be in court on January 25, 2017, to face two misdemeanor charges of sexual battery and three misdemeanor counts of practicing medicine without a license.
On January 12, 2017, Agents with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) posted a Notice of Suspension at State Market Liquor located at 707 Willow Street in Oakland.
The Medical Board has adopted the stipulated surrender of Adam C. Duer’s license to practice medicine in the state of California, effective January 1, 2017.
A Placer County woman faces criminal charges in both Placer and Sacramento counties after she allegedly posed as a Registered Nurse and used someone else’s professional license to gain employment at five area health care facilities.
The Medical Board has adopted the stipulated surrender of Boyao Huang’s license to practice medicine in the state of California, effective December 30, 2016.
On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) posted a 30 day suspension at San Carlos Liquors, located at 1875 West San Carlos Street in San Jose.
The owner/managers of Zena Day Spa and three of their employees are facing felony charges in Los Angeles County Superior Court as the result of an investigation conducted by “Operation Safe Medicine,” a task force within the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation Health Quality Investigation Unit whose mission is to investigate unlicensed activity and unsafe practice of medicine.
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