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Car Seat Safety: Are You Practicing It?

If you are visiting family this holiday season, you may be traveling on the roads. During these long road trips, it is important to ensure the safety of your family, such as checking the status of the tires prior to travel. How about if you are traveling with young children? Have you recently evaluated your […]

Thanksgiving-Related Accidents: Be Prepared.

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday where family and friends come together to give thanks and enjoy a delicious meal.  Even such delightful moments can be packed with hidden dangers. Whether you are in charge of cooking the turkey, slicing the carrots, or you are driving home on a full stomach, dangers lurk at every corner. Be […]

Rules Still Apply to “Recreational Marijuana”

If you live in California, you have probably heard about the recent passing of proposition 64, also known as the legalization of recreational marijuana (also referred to as weed or pot) usage. Even though Californians can now grow and possess marijuana legally, they cannot purchase marijuana (unless it is for medical usage) until Jan 1st […]

A Simple and Objective Guide to California Propositions

Happy Election Day! If you live in the state of California, you are probably aware of at least some propositions in the long list of proposed measures. These propositions are important and may affect you drastically if passed or rejected. It is vital that you understand the pros and cons of each proposed measure, in order to make an […]

Proposition 64: Does this mean I can drive while stoned?

With the elections around the corner, marijuana has become a popular topic. Proposition 64 strives to allow the recreational usage of marijuana for adults 21 years of age and older in the state of California. Yes on 64 (Californians to Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana while Protecting Children) argue that this legalization of recreational […]

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 […]