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Shigella Outbreak Linked to Restaurant

SAN JOSE, Calif. – You could be at risk of contracting a ‘ballooning’ bacterial illness if you visited Marisco’s Mexican seafood restaurant in California, health officials said. More than 100 people across the Golden State have been sickened by a shigella outbreak – forcing the state to shut down...

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Safely Driving With Pets

SAN DIEGO – Pets now play a central role in the lives of millions of Americans. It’s estimated that nearly 60 percent of American pet owners travel with their beloved furry friends and one-fifth admit to traveling with a pet on their lap. To assess an animal’s security in...

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September Showers Cause Traffic Chaos

LOS ANGELES – Although the following stories come from a recent Southern Californian storm, rain can cause severe traffic problems anywhere in the country. From New York to Florida, Texas to the Pacific Northwest, rain is the most dangerous weather for drivers. Those of you in Buffalo may think...

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Safety Improvements Get Greenlight on Deadly Highway

LOS ANGELES – It hugs the Pacific coastline for over 655 miles between Dana Point in Orange County (CA) and Leggett in Mendocino County. California’s State Route 1 is recognized throughout the world as one of the most scenic and celebrated strips of asphalt but one particular section of...

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$30 Million Project to Study Concussions

LOS ANGELES – Football players at UCLA hit the practice field equipped with new technology. Nearly 30 players will wear helmets that can accurately tell school researchers where and how hard a player was hit. The testing is already getting valuable results. Dr. John DiFiori, head physician at UCLA...

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Bill Takes Aim on Wrong-Way Drivers

LOS ANGELES – Wrong-way drivers are a growing problem on American highways. On the Pacific Coast freeways, California Highway Patrol counted 1,500 wrong-way crashes since 2001 that resulted in almost 1,700 people being injured by wrong way driver s, and at least 270 more killed. Assembly Bill 162, sponsored...

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Daylight Saving Time Can Make Drowsy Drivers

OAKLAND, Calif. – Just one hour of lost sleep is all it takes to set off a chain reaction of dangerous events on the road, Oakland car accident attorneys said, and there’s a study to back it up. Researchers at the University of British Columbia found the number of...

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Dozens Injured in California Train Crash

LOS ANGELES – A Southern California commuter train collided with a pickup truck in a rural area of Oxnard, about 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Authorities said dozens were injured and four people were critically hurt on the Metrolink-operated rail. The Oxnard Fire Department said the truck was...

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Common Car Accident Injuries Difficult To Diagnose

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Car crashes can have a lasting impact on every part of the human body. While seat belts can improve the chances of avoiding serious injury and death, statistics have shown injuries can still happen in some of the worst crashes. Every year, the National Highway...

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E-Cigarettes Known to Explode

LOS ANGELES – Several news agencies in Southern California reported an Orange County man suffered minor cuts and burns after an electronic cigarette exploded in his hand this week. According to KTLA, a man had just taken the e-cigarette off its charger and it began to make a hissing...

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