About 6.4 million people will fly the friendly skies this holiday season. A select few of them may arrive to their destination with in-flight injuries.
Over the past few months, in Oakland we had the Climate March and the historic Women's March, which drew tens of thousands to Lake Merritt and downtown Oakland. Both marches were peaceful.
A Shigella bacteria outbreak from San Jose restaurant Mariscos San Juan has infected nearly 200 people in six counties according to health officials.
The mild spring weather (and spring-like winter weather, actually) makes walking and biking downtown even more attractive. Enjoy the fresh air, save a little gas, and fit in a few extra minutes of exercise before and after work, to run errands, or when meeting friends. But before you hit the city streets, be sure you know the rules of the road. If you decide to bike, also make sure you have a few skills mastered before you share the streets with cars. Here are just a few techniques and tips to keep yourself and others safe in the city.
Recess is a highlight of the school day for most kids, but it can also be the most dangerous. Injuries that occur on a swing, climber or slide can be as, if not more, severe than a bike or auto accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 45 percent of playground accidents cause severe injuries: think fractures, concussions, and internal injuries, among others. About 75 percent of injuries occur on public playgrounds, the CDC noted. Children are also especially vulnerable to emotional injuries.
Workers' Compensation cases vary from personal injury actions in many ways. Personal injury is based on fault. But if an employee gets injured on the job, he or she was entitled to workers' compensation benefits whether the employer is at fault or not.