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Safety Tips for Bicyclists in a Busy City

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California has many heavily populated towns, and San Luis Obispo is a busy city for families and workers. Many working people choose to bike as their primary mode of transportation, especially through busy and heavily-trafficked cities. Bicycling is better for the environment than driving, and it also is a great form of exercise and cardio. […]

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How to Avoid an Auto Accident in Dangerous Weather

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If you’re a California resident, you know that you’re lucky to live in such a beautiful state. We are known for our sunny skies and pretty sights, but just like any other beautiful destination, we also experience inclement weather conditions. With bad weather comes an increase in vehicle accidents. Our San Luis Obispo auto accident […]

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How to Properly Respect Your Neighbor’s Property

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Everyone has had a neighbor in their lives, and everyone has had different relationships with these neighbors. We all come from different social, racial, and economic backgrounds, so having neighbors can introduce some interesting dynamics when it comes to relationships and disputes. You should know about all the different kinds of neighbor disputes you could […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Living Trust and a Living Will?

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During your estate planning process, you might come across a few new terms that you had previously never heard of. Two options that your attorney might present to you during the estate planning process are living wills and living trusts. There are key differences between these two choices, and it’s important that you know these […]

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New Auto Part Recalls To Look Out For In The New Year

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You’ve probably watched the news and heard that certain car manufacturers or auto companies are having huge auto part recalls, but you might not have known what that really meant, or if it applied to you. Product defects in cars are a major cause of car accidents, so it’s important to know what it means […]

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Don’t Fall For These Auto Accident Scams

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Anyone can say that a car accident is one of the most traumatic, expensive, and dangerous events to happen to them. After recovering from the shock and the physical damage, the last thing you’ll want to worry about is someone trying to scam you. Here are some things you can look out for in an […]

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Practice These Safety Measures To Avoid Child Head Injuries In Your Home

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Head injuries in young children are common and dangerous, and potentially fatal, so it’s important to know how to prevent them as a parent. Child-proofing your home, keeping your backyard and outdoor areas safe, and having bed and crib safety are three ways you can help avoid child head injuries. Child-proofing your home can seem […]

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How To Protect Your Home Against Wildfires

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For families living in California, life can currently seem pretty dangerous. Your home, specifically, can be at risk when it comes to wildfires. Wildfires and forest fires can spread very quickly and can put your home, and family, in danger if you’re not prepared. Thankfully, there are a few ways to reduce your home’s flammability […]

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What Are Early Signs of a Possible Concussion?

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  Concussions are often referred to as “mild” traumatic brain injuries, but don’t let the word mild fool you – a concussion is no laughing matter. Concussions affect brain function and, while usually temporary, the problems that they cause can make it difficult for a person to engage in everyday activities like work, hobbies and […]

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Could Positive Train Control Have Stopped the Washington Train Crash?

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You’ve probably heard of the massive Amtrak accident that occurred toward the end of last month in DuPont, Washington. The accident occurred when Amtrak Cascades 501 entered a curved overpass at 80mph, nearly triple the curve’s speed limit of 30mph. The train derailed as it went around the curve, sending several passenger vehicles into the […]

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