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June 2010 Archives

California Brain Injuries Prompt Debate over Metal Baseball Bats

Last month, a San Diego college pitcher was injured when a batter using a metal bat hit the ball straight at him. Bryan Crabb's skull was cracked and he suffered a brain injury due to the force of the baseball.

Tiffany St. Ives Faces Minimal Jail time, but Wrongful Death Suit Still in Play

Tiffany St. Ives may have escaped a lengthy prison sentence, but the former owner of San Diego's Purple Cow & Friends animal sanctuary still faces a hefty wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Marlene Resendiz. Resendiz was killed more than two years ago when she was struck by St. Ives while crossing a street in Escondido.

California Teenager Rescued from Broken Vessel following Boating Accident

Laurence Sunderland has been getting a lot of flack lately. The father of Abby Sunderland, who was rescued last Saturday from her broken boat, adrift in the middle of the middle of the Indian Ocean, has been called a bad parent and worse. Still, he has persisted in his defense of Abby's sailing ability.

San Diego Border Patrol Could Face Wrongful Death Charges in Border Death

The family of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, who died on May 29th following an altercation with the San Diego Border Patrol, was in the city on Thursday as they announced plans to file an administrative complaint against both the Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection.

Joe Jackson to File Wrongful Death lawsuit against AEG

It's been almost a year since the King of Pop passed away, shocking the world and sending millions of fans into mourning. Now his father, the oft-criticized Joe Jackson, is announcing a wrongful death lawsuit to be filed against Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG). AEG is one of the largest entertainment presenters in the world, with fingers in everything from sports arenas to event promotion.

Cold Water and Fast Rivers Mean Caution for California Boaters and Swimmers

Boaters in California should be on the lookout for faster rivers and colder water, according to the National Weather Service, Snow storms pummeled the Sierra Nevada late last winter and, now, that snow is beginning to melt, rivers and lakes are swelling and cooling. 

Survey Shows Unsafe Practices Among Motorcycle, Scooter Owners

Few traveling on the road are more susceptible to serious injury than motorcycle and scooter riders. In states like California, motorcycle accidents are a constant concern for officials and numerous initiatives have been launched in the past to cut the numbers of injured riders.

Family of Boy Killed in Boating Accident Still Press on in Court

The parents of Anthony DeWeese, the eight-year-old boy killed last December in a fatal boating accident during San Diego's Parade of Lights, continue to fight in court for proper accountability.  Anthony passed away last year following traumatic injuries sustained when a U.S. Coast Guard vessel struck the boat driven by his father. Five other passengers on the DeWeese boat also suffered serious injuries.

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