California Boating Safety Tips

Summer boating season is not too far away, and that means lazy days spent fishing, water skiing or just plain floating down a local river or the Delta. But as carefree as these summer days may seem, boating has the potential to cause serious accidents. The California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways reports
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Sabra Hummus Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Sabra Dipping Co. recalled 30,000 cases of hummus last week due to possible Listeria contamination. Listeria can cause serious, even fatal, infections in children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Common symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea and usually subside within a few days. But serious injuries can occur, including stillbirth or miscarriage in
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Keep Toy Safety in Mind this Holiday Season

The holiday shopping season will soon come to a close.  Parents everywhere are in a last-minute dash to check off those final items on their children’s holiday wish lists. But in your rush to make your children’s Christmas wishes come true, don’t forget to keep an eye on safety to avoid personal injury – or
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‘Scramble’ Intersections in Walnut Creek Seek to Increase Pedestrian Safety

Walnut Creek residents won’t just be scrambling to get those last-minute holiday gifts this year – they’ll be scrambling through the streets of downtown Walnut Creek as well. Two new intersections – known as “scrambles” – opened last week, one at Olympic Boulevard and South Main Street, and the second at Olympic Boulevard and Locust
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Planned Mass Shooting at South Pasadena High School Highlights Need for School Safety Plans

Two South Pasadena High School seniors were arrested in mid-September on charges of planning an on-campus attack against staff and students. The boys had been under heavy surveillance for a week following information supplied by the school district, which had managed to get wind of the planned attack. Police had evidence that the boys were
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San Francisco Bay Area Bicycle Rights & Accident Report Card

On the corner of King and 3rd Street in San Francisco, there’s a bicycle chained to the crosswalk pole. The bike is painted all white. Still, it’s easy to miss, although visible on Google streetview. But cyclists see it. And most know it’s a ghost bike, a memorial set up to remember the death of
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Bicycle Accidents in California

A bicyclist was killed earlier Sunday, Feb. 23, in downtown LA when he was hit by a driver while crossing an intersection. The accident was classified as a hit-and-run, as the driver did not stop after colliding with the cyclist. Bicyclists being hit by drivers, particularly in intersections and on-ramps, unfortunately occurs all too often
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Walnut Creek Traffic Accident Statistics 2012

The infographic below presents some very interesting information relating to Walnut Creek traffic and DUI related accidents that occurred last year in 2012. Below are some observations of the data we complied from the Walnut Creek police department. Accidents involving alcohol are much more likely to involve serious injuries and death. Be safe this summer.
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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Multi-taskers, beware.  In honor of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, California will be cracking down on drivers that insist on texting or using their handheld cell phones while behind the wheel of their vehicles.  This high visibility enforcement operation is being conducted by the California Office of Traffic Safety, California Highway Patrol, and more than 200
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CHP Issues Guidelines for California Motorcyclists

This week the CHP, in conjunction with the California Office of Traffic Safety, issued the first-ever written guidelines for California’s motorcycle lane splitting law. Last year, we blogged about a survey conducted by the California OTS which revealed that only 53 percent of drivers thought that lane-splitting by motorcyclists was legal. The guidelines were issued as part of a broader safety initiative to decrease the growing number of motorcycle accidents in California. Let’s review the lane splitting guidelines after the jump:
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