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Top Safety Tips & Information from the SoCal Deluge

First we had fires, then we had floods. We aren’t even completely done with the Thomas Fire (still holding at 92% containment) and Southern California was dealt another blow. While we all thought we would be grateful for the much-needed rain, this event combined with the burn scars from the Thomas Fire and others confirmed […]

Are You Prepared for the Next Fire or Earthquake Disaster?

There certainly have been plenty of reminders recently as to how fragile our living situation can become in a matter of minutes. The hurricane activity ripped apart areas in Texas, the Gulf, and eastern seaboard, plus the devastation we’ve seen in Puerto Rico and even as far east as Ireland; the fires in our own […]

Riding Mulholland Highway

Feel like going for a motorcycle ride?  Blue skies, moderate temperatures, twisting canyon roads… one of the most famous and scenic destinations for motorcycle riders in California is Mulholland Highway.  It is an amazing road that meanders about 50 miles through the Santa Monica Mountains, from the Ventura Freeway in Calabasas to the Pacific Coast […]

Gym Child Care Safety

Each day, thousands of busy parents who like to squeeze in their workouts, entrust their young children to gym daycare centers.  Parents relinquish temporary custody of their children to the daycare center employees, believing their children will receive care and be protected from harm.   While the majority of children in daycare centers remain safe, there […]

Fly Me to the Moon-Bounce

Moon bounces, also called house bounces, are about as universally loved by kids as ice cream cones on a summer day and candy bars on Halloween.

For kids, they see moon bounce, they run toward it.  But for some parents, the feeling about these inflatables is more along the lines of “accident waiting to happen.”

Recently, five […]

Airbag Recall Update | Takata pleads guilty to fraud

The Takata airbag recall now affects 42 million vehicles worldwide. The LA Times recently referred to it as “the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.” As you may know, these faulty airbag inflators can cause airbags to explode, shooting shrapnel into drivers and passengers. Last week, Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to a criminal charge for a […]

Cheerleading Accident Prevention

While a cheerleading accident may not be as likely to happen as an accident in a football or basketball game, cheerleading injuries tend to be more severe. Injuries from cheerleading make up more than half the catastrophic injuries in female athletes. According to the National Safety Council there were 35,894 cheerleading injuries treated in hospital emergency […]

Airbag Recall Alert: Is Your Car Safe?

Takata airbags installed in millions of U.S. vehicles across over 30 brands are now subject to a massive recall. Affected vehicles may contain defective, potentially deadly airbag inflators.

Last month, a 17-year-old from Texas died in a low-speed collision when the Takata airbag inflator inside the steering wheel exploded and launched shrapnel straight at her. Unfortunately, […]

California: The Worst State for Drivers

The golden state is the worst state for drivers, according to a new study released by Bankrate.com. “On average, California drivers face longer commute times than drivers in all other states besides New York and Massachusetts” . Overall, Americans spend an average of 17,600 minutes (12 full days) driving. Moreover, owning a vehicle is costing […]

Say NO to Holiday Fires this Season!

Did you know that one quarter of home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems (NFPA)? Moreover, the U.S. Fire Administration claims that December is the peak of the year for home candle fires. Although holiday gatherings are filled with joy and cheer, they can soon turn dangerous if a holiday fire decides to […]