Halloween Safety: How One Poor Choice Could Haunt You Forever

Halloween is supposed to a little spooky, but for a handful of unwitting families this year, a night of costumed innocence will turn into a nightmare from which they’ll never wake — the ghost of one poor decision haunting them for the rest of their lives. The scary truth is that children are twice as [...]

2018-10-24T15:49:20+00:00October 24th, 2018|Halloween, Halloween Safety, Safety|0 Comments

A Look Back On National Child Passenger Safety Week

As autumn marches onward, and as parents across the nation settle wholly back into a routine of shuffling the kids off to school each morning, it hardly crosses our minds that some of those children might never return home. Ideally, this thought should never have to. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death [...]

Scooting Under the Influence? Meet the DUI’s Newest Sibling

Image Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times Driving under the influence has a new baby brother, and his name is Scooter. In a precedent-setting case, Los Angeles prosecutor Mike Feuer has secured a misdemeanor conviction for a man arrested after he hit a pedestrian while operating an electric scooter under the influence [...]

2019-02-01T16:01:33+00:00October 5th, 2018|DUI, Pedestrian Safety|0 Comments

September 2018 Product Recalls

We don’t like it when people get sick or injured, and neither does the government, so every few months we like to do a deep dive into the most recent product recalls and share with you the ones we think you should be aware of. September has been a busy month for fire hazards, choking [...]

2019-02-01T16:01:33+00:00September 27th, 2018|Product Recalls, Recalls, Toy Recall|0 Comments

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 [...]

2019-02-01T16:01:33+00:00September 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 [...]

2019-02-01T16:01:33+00:00September 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 [...]

2019-02-01T16:01:33+00:00August 29th, 2018|Product Recalls, Recalls, Toy Recall|0 Comments

HBL Back to School Safety

It’s that time of the year again! Let’s kick the semester off with some back to school safety tips. 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 [...]

2019-02-01T16:01:33+00:00August 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. [...]

2019-02-01T16:01:34+00:00August 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 [...]