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Going Trick or Treating? Practice Halloween Safety!

Halloween is an exciting time of the year for both children and parents, as it is a holiday that includes fun activities like dressing up, eating sugary goods, and trick-or-treating! While Halloween is a great tradition, it is important to take precaution to avoid injuries. Halloween night brings about trick-or-treating; where children stroll through near […]

The Danger of Unlicensed Dogs in Thousand Oaks

A couple of months ago, residents experienced a “crack-down” on unlicensed dogs in Thousand Oaks. This search was prompted by the fear of safety within the community. Residents and Officials  were concerned that many unlicensed dogs were not current on their rabies shots, something licensing would reveal. According to the Thousand Oaks Acorn, “The Thousand […]

The Rules of the Road for Bicyclists: Is it time for a change?

The rules of the road for bicyclists are changing. Many people are choosing to ride their bicycles as their main source of transportation, including commuting to work, getting groceries, or going to the movies. The movement has been spurred by increasing traffic conditions in our communities. Some bicyclists have stated that they enjoy riding their […]

ATTENTION: Whirlpool Microwave Recall

Whirlpool has recently placed a recall on their hooded combination microwaves. This Whirlpool microwave recall was placed as a precaution to fire hazard accidents. The possibility of fires is due to a defect caused by the internal arcing, which during usage, can ignite a burst of fire in an internal plastic component. An arc fault […]

Tire Safety: Prevent Tire-Related Accidents

Tire safety is a vital part to keeping you and your passengers safe on the road. Tires have the power to affect your vehicle’s braking, handling, ride, and safety. It is important to check your tires regularly for correct air pressure, tread depth, balance, general condition, and alignment. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that “nearly 50 percent of the […]

It Could Happen to You: Dog Bite

Our client, a young girl, has suffered from a disfigurement on her face caused by a dog bite. This incident happened when she visited a pet store in Thousand Oaks which was hosting a “meet and greet” for rescue dogs.

The three rescue dogs were inside a plastic 5’ x 6’ pen, with horizontal bars approximately 3” apart. […]

Update: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Recall

UPDATE: Samsung Electronics has announced it will issue a software update for the recalled Galaxy Note 7, which has been the cause of dozens of fires due to its overheating battery. This software update will limit the overheating of batteries by stopping phones from charging over 60%. The Galaxy Note 7 recall is still in […]

Fire Hazard: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners to stop using the device due to potential fire hazards. Samsung is currently working with the agency to issue a government-mandated recall.

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Samsung announced a voluntary recall of 2.5 million manufactured phones. According to the company, the faulty battery is affecting […]

Unlicensed Drivers: Know the Facts

According to a study released by the AAA Foundation of Public Safety, one in every five fatal crashes in the United States involves an unlicensed driver. Annually, about 8,400 deaths on average are caused by drivers without a license. According to the study, 28% of these drivers without a license have received three prior suspensions or revocations. […]

California Legislature Passes Bill for Lane Splitting Guidelines

On August 19th, 2016, the California Legislature formally defined lane splitting in the vehicle code by passing AB 51. The California Legislature describes lane splitting as, “driving a motorcycle, that has 2 wheels in contact with the ground, between rows of stopped or moving vehicles in the same lane, as specified”. AB 51 additionally gives […]