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December 29, 2015

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Fatal Hollywood Crash as Driver Flees Traffic Stop

A traffic stop gone wrong in Hollywood ended in the deaths of two men early Monday morning. After police pulled over a sports car, the driver sped off, striking another vehicle and killing its driver. The driver of the sports car later died as well. The deadly incident started near Sunset Boulevard and Argyle Avenue…

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December 28, 2015

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Curbing Bicycle Accidents in Los Angeles

Bicycle accidents are a common problem in Los Angeles, with the most bicyclist deaths by death occurring in California and Florida today. Now, city officials are attempting to reduce the number of fatalities by using a proven safety program from Sweden known as Vision Zero. The hope is that by collecting data on where accidents…

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December 24, 2015

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Critics Assail Los Angeles Sidewalk Repair Plan

According to some public officials in Los Angeles, big changes are needed in order to salvage a massive sidewalk repair plan slated to cost taxpayers multiple millions of dollars. It is being alleged by City Council members Jose Huizar and Paul Krekorian that the program is failing to identify sidewalks most in need of attention…

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December 21, 2015

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Survey Reveals Fewer Young Adults are Driving Drunk

Results of a result survey reveal that significantly fewer young adults are driving drunk today than 10 years ago. The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 38% fewer young adults were drinking and driving in 2014, compared with 2002. There has also been a significant decline in…

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December 18, 2015

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17-Year-Old Pedestrian Fatally Struck at LA Crosswalk

On Dec. 15, a Los Angeles city street services truck hit and killed a 17-year-old boy who was walking to school. Andres Perez was walking over a crosswalk in the intersection of Figueroa Street and Avenue 60, when he was fatally struck. The 27-year-old driver of the truck works for the city’s Bureau of Engineering…

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December 17, 2015

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Santa Monica Train Accident Leaves One Injured

Last Wednesday, a train accident in Santa Monica left one person injured. The December 9, 2015 crash occurred near Colorado Ave. and Seventh St. Shortly after noon, a flatbed semi that was carrying a load of lumber struck the light rail train and knocked two of its wheels off the track. According to a spokesperson…

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December 14, 2015

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10 Most Dangerous Kids Toys of 2015

Every year, hundreds of American children are seriously harmed by toys that pose choking hazards and other dangers. In an effort to alert consumers about these lurking hazards, W.A.T.C.H (World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc.) publishes a list every year of the “10 worst toys” – products that carry the highest potential of causing injuries…

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December 11, 2015

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Paul Walker’s Father Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Paul Walker’s father has filed a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche, making him the second member of the late actor’s family to sue to manufacturer over the fatal November 2013 crash. In his lawsuit, he claims the Porsche Carrera GT his son was riding in at the time of the deadly Santa Clara,…

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December 9, 2015

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Family Sues Caitlyn Jenner for Injuries Sustained in Car Crash

The car crash that involved Caitlyn Jenner did not result in a vehicular manslaughter charge against the former Olympic champion and reality TV star. However, Jenner is now facing a personal injury lawsuit filed by the Wolf-Milesi family of Malibu. The family filed the complaint in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, December 4, 2015….

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December 7, 2015

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Starbucks Recalls Panini Sandwiches Tied to E. coli Outbreak

In the wake of a recent E.coli outbreak, Starbucks has recalled its holiday turkey panini sandwiches from more than 1,000 locations in California, Nevada and Oregon. According to the Los Angeles Times, the paninis contained celery sourced from Taylor Farms Pacific Inc. in Tracy, California that has been contaminated with the Shiga toxin-producing bacteria. The…

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