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Helpful Fire Safety Tips for California Families

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This summer has been one of the hottest summers for the state of California, and with this unbearable heat comes the sharp increase in wildfires throughout the state. Over the last few years, Cal Fire’s Fire Safety Education Programs have aimed to provide statewide education on fire safety. This education has been in the form […]

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Should Commercial Vehicles Be Equipped with Automated Driving Systems?

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You have probably heard about automated driving systems that are being installed in self-driving, or autonomous, vehicles. Automated driving systems, or ADS, were designed to improve safety in all types of vehicles and to prevent serious accidents to occur. The U.S. Department of Transportation has played a huge role in improving ADS technology, and one […]

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What Are the Common Causes of Car Accidents During the Summer?

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Summer is an exciting time for teenagers and adults to celebrate the summer holidays and take roads trips. Unfortunately, with this increase in traffic comes an increased risk of car accidents, especially for inexperienced teenage drivers. There are several factors that contribute to this period of dangerous driving for teens, also known as the 100 […]

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University of Southern California Faces Numerous Sexual Assault Lawsuits

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The University of Southern California (USC) is facing numerous lawsuits over allegations that the campus health center gynecologist sexually assaulted dozens of students during routine exams. More than 50 cases are currently being investigated. According to the allegations, USC ignored warnings from students about the doctor for nearly 30 years. Allegations against the doctor suggest […]

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What Does My Home Insurance Policy Cover?

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As a working adult, you’re probably aware of the importance of insurance and keeping all of your property safe. Car insurance, life insurance, and health insurance are pretty straightforward when it comes to knowing how you’ll be covered. However, many people might not understand the importance of home insurance as well. If you have recently […]

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Rollover Crash Shuts Down Several Streets in Santa Maria

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Santa Maria Police have shut down several streets near Battles and Shepherd Street because of a rollover crash overnight Wednesday. First responders said around 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, two vehicles collided at Battles and Shepherd Street. Three ambulances and multiple units responded. Officials said there were several injuries reported, including three minor and three moderately injured […]

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How Can I Protect My Intellectual Property?

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There are many different methods of protection when it comes to tangible, or real property. There are a wide variety of insurance policies and other forms of protection coverage for your home, car, or other property. You might be wondering if there are forms of protection for intangible property. Intellectual property is a form of […]

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What Resulted in this Fatal Highway Crash in New Cuyama?

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A head-on collision in New Cuyama on Sunday lead to two deaths and one injury. The accident, which occurred on Highway 66 in the Cuyama Valley, involved a Honda sedan and an oil tanker truck. According to local authorities, the two people in the sedan crashed into the oil tanker near Hubbard Avenue. A man […]

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Common Property Issues Encountered in Apartment Living

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There is a big difference between living in an apartment and living in a house. If you have experienced living in both of these real estate options, then you know that apartment living has some unique problems that can be challenging to solve. There are multiple parties involved in apartment disputes, like landlords, property managers, […]

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What to Look for in a New Auto Insurance Provider

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If you have just purchased a brand-new car, or you are interested in switching your current auto insurance provider, you’re probably unsure where to start. There are so many different insurance companies to choose from, and each company will have a specific policy that may or may not work for your circumstances. It’s important to […]

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