Recent Press Releases

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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