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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 Fire […]

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 […]

Latest Thomas Fire Incident Updates and Predictions

As of about 11AM December 14, 2017, the Thomas Fire is at 242,500 acres with 30% containment, and is now the fourth largest fire in California history. Our Ventura County Fire crews, along with firefighters from all over California and neighboring states have been battling tirelessly to gain better control over this ravenous beast that […]

Product Safety Recalls

Check out the latest safety product recalls on the table, as well as an update on the IKEA Malm Dresser, responsible for the deaths of eight children due to its toppling over.
Libbey Bourbon Glasses Due to Laceration Hazard
Recall Date: November 29, 2017
Recall Number: 18-046

Recall Details: Bourbon Taster Glasses

Sold At: Libbey outlet stores in Shreveport, LA […]

5 Easy Kitchen & Home Tips for a Safe & Happy Thanksgiving!

Can you believe next week is already Thanksgiving? The holidays are meant to be a celebratory time of year with friends, family, and plenty of food to go around.

With all the excitement and festivities, it’s easy to forget or lose track of time in the midst of all the hubbub and catching-up with everyone. […]

Latest Product Safety Recalls

Here are just a few of the latest product safety recalls from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Skip Hop’s Moonlight & Melodies Nightlight Soother Due to Electrical Shock Hazard
Recall Date: September 28, 2017
Recall Number: 17-235

Recall Details: Moonlight & Melodies Nightlight Soother

Sold At: Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Target, and other retailers nationwide […]