Category Archives: Measurement Standards

Weights and Measures Week March 1-7 celebrates fairness in the marketplace

Each year, Weights and Measures Week is observed March 1-7 in the U.S., commemorating the signing of the first weights and measures law and celebrating the weights and measures inspectors who protect consumers and provide a level playing field for … Continue reading

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CDFA helps nail down lumber standards – from the National Institute of Standards and Technology

Before you line up at the cash register in a building-materials store, you might want to ask yourself: Is that 8-foot, 2×4 board you’re about to buy actually 8 feet long and really 1.5 inches thick by 3.5 inches wide?* State and local inspectors … Continue reading

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Arrrrr – Pirates may be responsible for U.S. rejection of the metric system – from the New York Post

By Lauren Tousignant The United States could be using the metric system — the universal system of measurement that every industrialized nation uses except the U.S. — if it wasn’t for a bunch of pirates 224 years ago. French philosophers … Continue reading

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Beware: it’s “skimmer” fraud season

Credit card crime happens all year long – but right now, when holiday travel and transactions are on the upswing, credit criminals are at their busiest. It’s a good time to learn what we’re doing to protect your credit/debit transactions … Continue reading

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Consumer tips for roadside stands – from the Fresno Bee’s “Action Line”

By Blair Looney, Better Business Bureau A reader: I was driving to work this morning and saw a booth space in a public parking lot that said they had meat for sale. It looked comparable to a fireworks booth. The … Continue reading

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CDFA and Governor Brown’s 2016 ZEV Action Plan

  CDFA’s Division of Measurement Standards (DMS) is pleased to play a key role in Governor Brown’s 2016 ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle) Action Plan.  ZEV technologies include hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), which include … Continue reading

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Video: Earth Day @ CDFA

Happy Earth Day from CDFA! This video provides a brief look at just a few of the programs and projects at the California Department of Food and Agriculture that help farmers protect the environment. From healthy soils and dairy digesters to alternative … Continue reading

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Hydrogen Vehicle Rally from Santa Monica to Sacramento – from SCTV

On Wednesday, April 20, California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols led a rally of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles with Energy Commissioner Janea Scott and Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) Deputy Director Tyson Eckerle on a … Continue reading

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National Weights and Measures Week – making sure you get what you pay for

National Weights and Measures Week is March 1-7 Scenario 1 –  You’re at the gas station.  You push the button for premium gasoline and pay an extra ten cents per gallon to pump fifteen gallons into the tank.  Did you … Continue reading

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Celebrating Fairness and Accuracy in the Marketplace: March 1-7 is National Weights and Measures Week

A taxi fare, an ounce of gold, a pound of butter, a milligram of medication, a ton of rice, an acre of land, a gallon of gas … What do they have in common? We get what we pay for … Continue reading

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