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  • Hand paying toll way on the road

    An attendant in a Bay Bridge toll booth was struck by a semi and lost her life early in the morning on December 2. The 46-year-old worker died after a truck hit the last of a chain of cars, continued moving and rammed through the toll booth. According to reports, a box truck was traveling […]

  • Homemade Thanksgiving Turkey on a Plate with Stuffing and Potatoes

    Has your stomach settled now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, or are you still pulling leftovers out of the fridge? If you’re like many people across the nation, your holiday feast got you at least through the weekend and maybe a bit beyond. If, again, you are like many people, you will try to […]

  • Word OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT (OSHA) with yellow safety helmet on wooden base

    Each year, OSHA releases a report that outlines its top violations for the fiscal year. Not much changed between 2016 and 2017, with one notable difference. Fall Protection – Training Requirements made its debut at number 9 this year. The top five violations, however, were exactly the same as in 2016. Here are the most-cited […]

  • Looking through the rear view mirror you see the front grill of a large truck, obviously too close for comfort

    When you or a loved one is involved in a collision with a semi truck or commercial vehicle in San Luis Obispo, the aftermath can be devastating. The sheer size and weight of these vehicles can mean serious injury and property damage in the event of an accident. When helping you determine whether you and […]

  • tax return form income calculator irs individual

    When a family loses a loved one due to someone’s negligence or error, they may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The filing of a lawsuit is well within a family’s legal rights to sue the person responsible for their loved one’s death. One thing to consider, however, after a settlement is the tax […]

  • HAZMAT team is suited up with PPE to protect them from hazardous materials as they investigate this disaster

    A semi truck was carrying herbicides and pesticides through San Luis Obispo in the last week of October when it crashed. The accident led to a declaration of a hazmat situation, according to news reports. The accident occurred at approximately 5:45 a.m. The truck made a left-hand turn and sheered a fire hydrant. The truck […]

  • Social security card with statements

    If you receive Social Security disability benefits and have sustained an injury due to someone’s negligence, you need to be aware of how an award can impact those benefits. The purpose of SSDI benefits are to assist people who are disabled and unable to work. SSDI is considered a source of income. Typically, a personal […]

  • Intense flames from a massive forest fire

    A recent wildfire ripped through California’s wine country. The northern part of the state suffered tremendously, with more than 5,000 structures ruined and more than 40 people killed. The presumed causes for the fire ranged from unknown to a homeless person starting a campfire. A couple who resides in Santa Rosa believes that they know […]

  • Ride sharing app on mobile phone

    Just what is a gig economy? If you aren’t sure what the term is that you’ve been hearing, it’s okay — you aren’t alone. In today’s economy, there is a higher demand for freelance and per-job contract workers than in any other time in history. These “gigs,” or jobs, have led to a new type […]

  • Honey bees in a beehive on honeycomb

    A crash during the first week of November left thousands of honey bees dead. The accident occurred on Interstate 80 in Auburn at around 7 p.m. According to reports, traffic on the freeway had backed up fairly quickly. A semi truck driver had to leave the roadway quickly to avoid a collision. The semi truck […]

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