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Mind the Falling Trees

By Ross Jurewitz on September 7, 2017

Why slog your way through a boring ol’ workout on a treadmill in the bowels of some office building full of grey walls and harsh fluorescent lighting, when you can enjoy the many trails found in and around the San Diego area? There’s a trail for everyone around our delightful city, from the experienced naturalist photographers to the day-walkers who love a casual stroll through nature. Read the rest »

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But He’s So Cute!

By Ross Jurewitz on August 25, 2017

There’s nothing quite like packing up the kayak, or hitching up the motorboat, and spending a sunny afternoon exploring the beautiful waters off the coast of Southern California. And while nothing can be more exciting than coming into contact with a wild ocean creature, sometimes human interaction can lead to large fines, injured animals, or injured humans.

Here are some definite do’s and don’ts that you should keep in mind in the event that you come into contact with sea life. Read the rest »

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Cars Can’t Swim! Heavy Rain May Lead to Flooding Dangers Throughout San Diego Area

By Ross Jurewitz on January 17, 2017

rain-drivingThat old 70’s song states that “it never rains in Southern California,” but “it pours, man, it pours.” Well, it looks like we may be witnessing that over the next week, as a series of winter storms are making their way towards the San Diego area. There’s no doubt that we need rain to quench our state’s historic six year drought, but when too much precipitation comes too fast, it can lead to flooding and hazardous driving conditions. While flooding is possible throughout San Diego County, certain areas are more prone to flash flooding than others. The San Diego River nearly always floods during heavy rains, as well as parts of Escondido and East County. The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) advises area drivers to watch out for flooding at the following intersections:

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Game Of Drones

By Ross Jurewitz on December 12, 2016

droneIt’s one of those lovely SoCal Saturday afternoons, and like so many San Diegans, you’ve decided to have a lazy day at the beach; a little sun, a little surf, good friends and good times. About an hour goes by, and you’re relaxed, toes in the sand, listening the rhythmic sound of the tide rolling in and out, the laughter of children, a friend tells an amusing story. Then — BAM! — you’re knocked unconscious. When you come to your senses, you see your friends standing over you, your head throbs in pain, and someone holds a cold rag to your temple. “What happened?” You’ve been droned.

San Diego has the distinction of being considered “the hub of the drone industry,” and drones flying in the air in the city’s parks and beaches are not an uncommon sight. Unfortunately, federal regulations are still in the formative stage regarding who can fly drone and the proper training and licensing required, and as a result, accidents, similar to the one described above, often occur.

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Deals So Good It Hurts

By Ross Jurewitz on November 23, 2016

black-fridayBlack Friday, America’s mega shopping day of the year. At one time, the big box stores opened their doors at 6 a.m., then pushed it up to 5 a.m., then 4 a.m., then some moved their opening time to midnight. And every year, shoppers line up, even camp out, to get that special deal on a high-end electronic item, or the popular must-have toy of the season. For some folks, this is a family tradition, for some it’s an adrenaline rush from the anticipation and the competition. Some operate at a visceral level, not thinking too much about it and simply hunting for the best deal. For several reasons, Black Friday has many positive aspects, like helping the economy and saving consumers some cash, but it seems that every year we here about things like these:

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Common Ear Injuries That Lead To Hearing Loss

By Ross Jurewitz on October 3, 2016

hearing-lossImagine going to a ballgame at Petco Park on a beautiful summer evening. The cool breeze, the nachos and hot dogs, the family and friends – but you can’t hear anything. Or imagine a Thanksgiving dinner surrounded by loved ones, great food, a home full of warmth and joy – but you’re left out, because you can’t hear the laughter, the children playing, or the stories being told.

Most of us take our ability to hear for granted, but the human ear is a complex organ that can be easily damaged in a manner that can lead to a lifetime of difficulty with hearing.

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San Diego Swimming Pool Accident Hazards

By Ross Jurewitz on August 31, 2016

There are few better ways to beat the heat of summer than spending the afternoon at the pool. Unfortunately though, swimming pools come with great risk and responsibility and accidents can occur. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from 2005 to 2014, there were an average of 3,536 fatal and unintentional drownings in the United States, which is about ten deaths per day. Moreover, drowning is the second-leading cause of fatalities among children. And a near-drowning can often leave both adults and children with devastating injuries that can last a lifetime. Read the rest »

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Top Causes of San Diego Hand Injuries

By Ross Jurewitz on August 4, 2016

8370212845_35b78835b6_bYour hands are one of the most important parts of your body, and if they are severely injured in an accident, your entire life can be turned upside-down. Injuries such as lacerations or broken bones, can have a profound effect on your well-being, emotional health, and personal life, and many of these effects can last a lifetime. An acute hand injury can even cause career problems, especially if the victim works in an industry that requires the frequent use of hands. If you have ever wondered about the causes of these tragic incidents, take a look at the information below. Read the rest »

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Common Types of San Diego Facial Injuries

By Ross Jurewitz on August 1, 2016

5451438566_349a904d24_bA severe facial injury can wreak havoc on an individual’s physical health, self-esteem, and emotional well-being, especially when it occurs at the hands of another individual. Facial injuries can be caused by a wide array of accidents, and when they are sustained, permanent scarring, and in some cases, disfigurement, can occur. Such injuries sometimes require years of reconstructive surgeries, and many simply cannot be corrected. Read the rest »

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Who is Responsible for a San Diego Sidewalk Injury

By Ross Jurewitz on July 29, 2016

San Diego is one of the country’s most beautiful cities, with near to perfect weather almost year-round. It’s no surprise that many San Diego residents spend a great deal of time outdoors. As a result, the city boasts over 5,000 miles of sidewalk – that’s enough to stretch from SeaWorld to Times Square in New York City and back again. Read the rest »

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