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Nursing home safety violations put residents at risk, report finds

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As huge swaths of California burned last fall, federal health officials descended on 20 California nursing homes to determine whether they were prepared to protect their vulnerable residents from fires, earthquakes and other disasters.

The results of their surprise inspections, which took place from September to December of 2018, were ...Read more

Why California still isn't safe a year after the Camp fire

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PARADISE, Calif. -- Chainsaws were humming and backhoes were beeping. Wood frames were being hammered into place.

It was the sound of Paradise rebuilding, one nail at a time.

"I love it up here -- it's beautiful," said Holly Austin, watching from a camper as her husband and a small crew worked on their new garage on Paradise Avenue.

One year ...Read more

Federal safety agency launches investigation of Tesla battery fires

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Federal safety regulators have launched an investigation into Tesla battery fires. The investigation covers all Model S and Model X vehicles manufactured between 2012 and 2019 and sold in the United States.

In a letter sent to Tesla's legal department dated Oct. 24, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration demands that Tesla ...Read more

LGTBQ travelers hide identity while traveling out of fear for their safety

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The vast majority of LGBTQ travelers have hidden their sexual orientation while traveling on a business trip out of fear for their safety.

In fact, a staggering 95% of LGBTQ travelers have felt the need to hide their orientation, according to a new SAP Concur study.

What's more, 85% have gone so far as to change their travel arrangements out ...Read more

How to keep your dog safe and calm on Halloween night

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On Halloween, my dog, Bailey, and I will be hiding out in our room, watching the 49ers game, while my sister is posted outside, doling out treats to the visiting goblins. That's because Bailey is a huge football fan, and second, the constant ringing of the doorbell sends him into barking fits.

If you're wondering about how to keep calm at your ...Read more

Pet Help: CBD may be natural, but is it safe?

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DENVER -- At a recent conference here, Denver and Colorado public health officials recounted their scariest hemp CBD manufacturing stories to a packed hotel ballroom.

There was the woman who was making hemp oil in her kitchen crockpot and selling it online. The manufacturing facility with no sinks for workers to wash their hands. The facility ...Read more

Lyft to add more safety features for riders and drivers

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- After facing lawsuits and criticisms related to the safety of its riders, Lyft said it will implement new measures designed to improve the security of its customers and its drivers.

In a blog post Tuesday, Lyft co-founder and President John Zimmer said that the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company will now partner with ...Read more

In wake of boat fire, Coast Guard sets out new safety rules on preparedness, battery charging

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- The Coast Guard has issued new emergency safety requirements to passenger vessels in the wake of the Labor Day boat fire off Santa Cruz Island that killed 34 people.

The bulletin calls on boat operators nationwide to review safety measures, make sure safety equipment is operational and reduce potential hazards from ...Read more


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