Earlier this week, a San Diego Superior Court jury ruled that Pizza Hut owed $10.8 million to a mother and daughter injured in a car accident with a pizza delivery driver in 2008. The crash occurred in November of that year. Shari Novak was 62-years-old and her mother, Olena, was 87.
Three Pit Bulls attacked and killed a two-year-old boy in California last Thursday after the toddler wandered into his grandfather's garage, where the dogs were being kept. All three of the dogs involved in the attack were owned by Steven Hayashi, who had five Pit Bulls in total.
Criminal charges have been filed against four members of the United States Coast Guard for various acts of negligence and irresponsibility that led to the death of Anthony Cole DeWeese during last year's Parade of Lights in San Diego. The yearly event attracts thousands of spectators and hundreds of boats, crowded into the San Diego harbor to participate in or watch the parade of watercraft, most decked out in holiday lights and decoration.
Every year, more and more women are climbing aboard motorcycles - not as passengers, but into the front seat. In fact, female riders are increasing at a faster rate than new male motorcyclists, by a margin of 21 percent.
Most of the focus on dog bites has centered on aggression in dogs towards strangers. However, many dog bites take place in the home, with family pets. Most of the time, these occur because the dog is startled or irresponsibly agitated.
In previous posts, we've discussed questions around why dogs bite, which breeds are most likely to bite and how to prevent dog bites. In regards to the latter, while there are many things that you can do to prevent dog bites, there is always the chance that you will encounter a dog that is aggressive.
Dogs bite nearly five million people every year, many of them young children between the ages of five and nine. About 17 percent of these dog bites require medical treatment.
If asked to name a dangerous dog breed, few would have trouble summoning the names most commonly associated with that designation. Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, Doberman Pinschers and Bull Terriers have all received press for being aggressive and dangerous dog breeds.
It's almost Fourth of July weekend and you very well may be making preparations for a fun-filled boating weekend in San Diego. In the frenzy of getting everything together, make sure to remember everything you need to keep yourself and your family safe, such as U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets for everyone.