Airbags: Even Top-Priced Cars Go Total Recall

LOS ANGELES – Air bag recalls are proving to be as diverse as the American melting pot, even affecting over 800 Ferrari supercars. To try to wrap your head around the recent airbag recalls, imagine how big Los Angeles is. There are more than 12-million people in the Southland....

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Defective Airbags Causing More Injuries

Federal regulators continue to pull more vehicles off the roads, citing airbag problems. Each time, the airbags are linked to the Japan-based Takata Corporation. Since 2008, 14 different automakers have recalled 24 million vehicles equipped with Takata airbag inflators. Some of these inflators have been known to explode, shooting...

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Gas Leak Capped: What’s Next?

LOS ANGELES – The natural gas leak that drove thousands of people from their homes has finally been plugged, according to a Southern California utility company. A blowout spewed tons of methane gas into the air over the past 16 weeks over the Los Angeles neighborhood of Porter Ranch....

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Assistance For Massive Gas Leak Victims

LOS ANGELES – If you live in or have recently visited the community of Porter Ranch, your health could be at risk. California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency this week due to a massive gas leak that continues to spew methane and other toxins into the...

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The Dangerous Train Flaws that put Lives in Danger

LOS ANGELES – Defective parts may have contributed to the Feb. 24 train accident in the Los Angeles suburb of Oxnard that killed one and injured more than 30 others. Two couplers and a cowcatcher were listed as ‘flawed parts,’ according to a confidential Metrolink report. The crash is...

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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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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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