The Fast and the Futileness: Police Struggle in the Race for L.A.’s Streets

This is the sequel to “The Fast and The Felonious,” our article about street racing from this past July. If you haven’t already, you can read it here.

In the race for the streets of Southern California, Los Angeles is still looking for solutions. For years, street racing has been a thorn in their side […]

September 20th, 2018|Car Safety, Cars, Street Racing|0 Comments

What’s the Deal With ‘Real I.D.’

Since Congress passed the Real ID Act in 2005, there’s been a lot of confusion about what it might mean to the more than 2.5 million passengers who fly in and out of U.S. airports each day. Enacted in accordance to the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations, the Act was the Federal Government’s push to “set standards […]

September 7th, 2018|California, California Driver|0 Comments

Recall Alert: Toxic School Supplies and Tainted Ground Beef

We have a pair of important recalls to alert you to today. We don’t often do one-off posts, but these two were concerning enough that we wanted to dedicate a quick post to them.
Common School Supplies Found To Have Traces of Asbestos, Phthalates
The first one comes from U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who […]

August 29th, 2018|Product Recalls, Recalls, Toy Recall|0 Comments

HBL Back to School Safety

The smell of coffee wafts through the kitchen. You have a few spare minutes of silence before you need to wrangle the kiddos out of bed, stuff them into something resembling an outfit, and shoe them off to the bus stop with what you’ll later realize was your lunch instead of theirs. Guess we’re having […]

August 27th, 2018|Child Safety, Safety, School Safety|0 Comments

End of Summer 2018 Product Recalls

Most people only think about recalls when it affects their cars or the foods they eat. The sudden disappearance of romaine lettuce from grocery shelves a few months back had many SoCal residents frustrated about their inability to make salads, but we’ll concede that a caesar or cobb tossed with salmonella is entirely not ideal. […]

August 23rd, 2018|Product Recalls, Recalls|0 Comments

Catch-45: Outdated Traffic Laws Ensnare Los Angeles In a Speed Trap of Its Own Making

If you’ve ever driven through Los Angeles and found yourself wondering if all the speed limit signs were abruptly raptured when you weren’t looking, you would not be alone. It’s a strange, off-kilter experience — even more so once you realize you have no idea how fast you should be going.

Have you ever asked yourself […]

Keep Your Teen Driver Safe With “Start Smart” From the CHP

The Kids Are Alright…ish
Every generation worries about the one that comes after it; about the choice they make, or the media they consume (or their particularly reckless driving habits).

Juvenoia (or the exaggerated fear of youth and youth culture) has been a societal staple for so long, even Greek philosopher Plato bellyached about “kids these days.” […]

August 3rd, 2018|Car Safety, Cars, Teen Driver Safety|0 Comments

Caltrans Has A Killing Problem (And Fixing Our Roads Would Solve It)

They’re some of the most beautiful in the world, California’s roads—offering unparalleled scenic beauty, and vistas so breathtaking they’re etched into our imaginations (and our state quarters). But there’s a dark underbelly to the Golden State’s 402,078 miles of roadways: bloodthirsty killers linger within their midst.

Okay, egregious employment of auxesis aside, California does have a […]

The Fast and the Felonious: The Deadly Cost of Illegal Street Racing

“When we wake up, we have to remind ourselves that our daughter is not here, that this is the new reality.”
UPS trucks aren’t meant to go airborne. Like jungle gyms, and oak trees, or the subject of the popular adynaton “when pigs fly,” they’re meant to stay tethered to this earth.

William Littlefield’s 19-year-old daughter, […]

July 11th, 2018|Street Racing|0 Comments

Independence Yay! Where to Have Fun in VC and LA on This 4th of July

July 4th is just around the corner, and already celebrations are in full swing. Depending on your neighbors, they might even be in full swing at 2:00 in the morning. (Fingers crossed they didn’t get their hands on any illegal fireworks again this year.)

For those whose neighborhood doesn’t already sound like a late-night warzone-lite, you’ll […]