Jobs in the Time of Coronavirus: How to Work From Home Successfully

If you’ve never worked from home before: hello, and welcome to the procrastination station. Your laundry will never be more folded.  You might think that working from home sounds like your dream — think of how much more you’ll get done without that commute — but in reality, combining your workspace with your living spaces [...]

2020-03-27T15:04:16-08:00March 27th, 2020|Health, Public Safety, Safety|0 Comments

Coronavirus Update 2: Where Are We Now, and “Flatten the Curve”

*For the most up-to-date reliable information on the Coronavirus outbreak, visit the dedicated COVID-19 Johns Hopkins web page.  There have been moments in the past week where trying to stay on top of coronavirus updates feels like chasing after a giant snowball rolling down the hill. And then there was last Wednesday, when that snowball [...]

2020-03-18T17:57:32-08:00March 18th, 2020|Health, Public Safety|0 Comments

Medical Professionals Say Electric Scooter Injuries Are Public Health Emergency

A few years ago, “birding around Santa Monica” would have had a whole different meaning. The introduction of dockless scooter-sharing has meant a lot of things to a lot of people. Some view Bird and Lime-S as making huge strides towards democratizing transportation; others consider it not a black and white issue, but a green [...]

2019-05-03T14:19:05-08:00May 3rd, 2019|Public Safety, Safe Driving, 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 [...]

Targeting ‘Cell Phone Zombies’: Cities Take Measures Against Distracted Walking

Texting and walking can provide some light laughs on social media or even in real life: bumping into things, tripping over planters and plunging into a water feature, etc. But for some, there have been serious, life-changing, and even fatal consequences of what’s been coined as  “distracted walking.” Pedestrian deaths in Los Angeles have reportedly [...]

The Word on Bird

Since September last year, a new mode of transportation has taken flight in Los Angeles. Based right out of Santa Monica, Bird Rides, Inc. provides electric scooters for communal use throughout Los Angeles, which users can access through Bird’s app. For $1, and then $0.15 per mile, individuals can use the app to locate and [...]

Is This What Ventura County is in for Next? Bicycle Crashes Costing L.A. Big Money in Payouts

Last year, Los Angeles had to pay out nearly $19 million to cyclists and their families due to injuries or deaths on local streets. The cause is not due to accident collisions per se, but rather the poor conditions of the streets, pavement, and other surfaces around the city due to wear and tear over [...]

Is the Future Really Here? California Clears the Way for Greater Autonomous Vehicle Testing This Year

It’s fun to compare past predictions of a futuristic society with our actual reality of today. Some predictions included flying cars, communities on the moon or Mars, and true-to-life robots existing alongside humans. While the last scenario is becoming more viable, one thing that has been on the table for the past several years now [...]

January Product Safety Recalls & Takata Airbag Update

It’s a brand new year with brand new recalls! Let’s start 2018 on a safe note by staying informed on the latest safety recalls issued by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Also, check out the latest on the massive Takata Airbag Recall.  HP Recalls Batteries for Notebook Computers and Mobile Workstations Due to [...]

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 [...]