Paul Cornish had been an avid cyclist for most of his 70 years, in fact, he had once held the record for biking from Los Angeles to New York in the least amount of time. It was 1973 when Paul undertook that arduous, coast-to-coast ride; arriving in the Big Apple after only 13 days and five hours.
Unfortunately, it was his love of cycling that put Mr. Cornish in danger. And ultimately, a distracted driver cost him his life. Read the rest »
“Last call for alcohol, y’all. You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.”
When you hear that utterance in California, you know that the little hand is on the two and the big hand is approaching the 12. Yes, ever since 1935, last call in the Golden State’s bars and clubs has been a strict 2 a.m. But if two state senators have their way, California residents will be allowed to imbibe for two more hours—until 4 a.m. Read the rest »
A 10-year-old boy was injured, recently, when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by a Metro Transit System (MTS) trolley in the San Diego suburb of Santee. Paramedics transported the youth to Sharp Grossmont Hospital where he treated for minor injuries. Read the rest »
According to officials at Rady Children’s Hospital and the San Diego Humane Society, the incidence of children being bitten by dogs is on the rise in San Diego County. An emergency room nurse at Rady says there were 457 reported dog bite cases at the hospital last year, and that in most cases, the victim was bitten by a familiar dog. (County Animal Services receives reports of about 2,500 dog bites each year, so it is clearly not a rare phenomenon.) Read the rest »
Some recent studies suggest that the auto industry is making progress in the development of the self-driving car.
The studies centered on two automated safety features available on some newer cars: Read the rest »
“Safety is our top priority.” Those are the words from the Airbnb website.
But consider this Airbnb experience, as reported by Zak Stone, about his family’s stay in Texas on November 8, 2015:
“The rope swing looked inviting….When my father decided to give it a try on Thanksgiving morning, the trunk it was tied to broke in half and fell on his head, immediately ending most of his brain activity.” Read the rest »
Shortly before 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at a house on the 17000 block of Bernardo Oaks Drive near Rancho Bernardo golf course, the cries of a 55-year-old man stuck in a tree could be heard in the tony neighborhood. The man was a tree trimmer who had been working near the top of a 40-foot palm tree when the large skirt of fronds—weighing several hundred pounds—came down and wedged him in the tree. This led to a challenging rescue by the San Diego Fire Department (SDFD), which arrived quickly to the scene. Read the rest »
The Segway, a two-wheeled, self-balancing personal vehicle invented by Dean Kamen in the early 2000s, is a convenient and innovative form of travel. It has become especially popular as workplace transport for military, police, warehouse, and emergency medical personnel. It is also common for individual use in urban areas and gated communities around the country. Read the rest »
Some have gone so far as to call the NFL “America’s national religion.”
While many would disagree with that statement, there’s no denying that the National Football League is the most profitable sports franchise in the world. Pulling in $13 billion a year, the NFL’s closest competitor is Major League Baseball, which earns $9.5 billion annually. But the NFL, and North American football in general, has had its image and reputation tarnished in the past several years. Largely due to studies that tie tackle football to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a degenerative brain disease which causes depression, memory loss, paranoia, aggression, and dementia later in life. The NFL has been accused of ignoring links between the repeated head trauma suffered in the sport and CTE experienced by former players. Read the rest »
“We’ve got to keep our eye on the future,” Mr. Dan Harris profoundly uttered while delivering the keynote at a meeting of business leaders in the San Diego area. “The growth of Southern California depends on keeping our young people here, giving them desirable work opportunities, and making sure they don’t go away to Denver or Austin or Atlanta or Seattle. We’ve got to keep our young, creative class here, in San Diego and L.A., and all parts in between. They are the lifeblood of our economy.” When Mr. Harris gave this speech in 2003 he was 72 years old. Read the rest »