Happy Labor Day 2011 with DUI Checkpoints

Happy Labor Day 2011.  There are many DUI checkpoints in and around Los Angeles this holiday weekend.  More importantly, though, is to have a Designated Driver. They're listed in the video which is actually the premier video in my Legal Lowdown With Lowell Steiger series

 

In case you're wondering, though, here are the checkpoints:

Friday: Manchester Avenue and Hoover Street, South Los Angeles, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

-Friday, Sunset Boulevard and Sutherland Street, Echo Park, 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

-Friday, Slauson Avenue and Olive Street, South Los Angeles, 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

-Saturday, Jefferson Boulevard and Western Avenue, South Los Angeles, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

-Saturday, Washington Boulevard and Stanford Avenue, Venice, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

-Saturday, Reseda Boulevard and Ventura Boulevard, Encino, 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

-Sunday, Harbor Boulevard and 1st Street, San Pedro, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

-Monday, Venice and Abbot Kinney boulevards, Venice, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Who's Your Designated Driver?

Product Recalls: Protect Your Children and Family from Danger

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Protect Your Children and Loved Ones This Holiday Season

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission publishes a monthly newsletter listing recalls and product safety news.  The November 2008 list of recalls is quite daunting indeed.  Below is the list replete with links for further details:

Stainless Steel Pots Recalled by Ocean State Jobbers Due to Burn Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Ocean State Jobbers Inc., of North Kingstown, R.I., is voluntarily recalling about 7,000 Century Cookware Stainless Steel Stockpots. The stainless steel pots have metal handles that can detach during use, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers.

 JCPenney Recalls Arizona® Newborn and Infant Pants Due to Choking Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), JCPenney Co., of Plano, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 24,000 Arizona® Newborn and Infant Denim Pants. The metal snap at the waist can detach posing a choking hazard to infants.

 Heavy Duty Acidic Cleaner Recalled by DuPont Due to Leaking Cap; Poses Risk of Severe Skin Irritation

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), DuPont, of Wilmington, Del., is voluntarily recalling about 20,000 Heavy Duty Acidic Cleaner Bottles. Pressure can build up in a full or nearly full bottle of the acidic cleaner when it is stored in elevated temperatures over an extended period of time, which can result in the cleaner leaking from underneath the cap. If the product comes into contact with skin, it can cause severe skin irritation.

 Major Retailer Agrees to Pay $500,000 Civil Penalty for Failure to Report Hazardous Outdoor Candles

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa., has agreed to pay the government a $500,000 civil penalty. The penalty, which has been provisionally accepted by the Commission, settles allegations that the company failed to immediately report incidents about defective outdoor candles.

 Candela Recalls Candles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Anthropologie Stores

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Candela Group, of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 225 Anthropologie Tin Candles. The candle flames could flare up out of the tin container during the burning of the last half inch of wax, posing a fire and burn hazard.

 ImagiPLAY Recalls Bead Maze Toys Due to Laceration Hazard

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In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ImagiPLAY, of Boulder, Colo., is voluntarily recalling about 500 Bead Maze Toys. The trees on the toys can detach, exposing a metal screw. This poses a laceration hazard to young children.

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Veterans Day 2008 – Honoring All Who Served

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This year Veterans Day falls on Tuesday, November 11. There are all kinds of great sites related to this holiday which Honors All Who Served.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs which has links to:

National Ceremony, Resources such as Teacher's GuidePoster Gallery, Veterans Day History and even a Kid's Site, Special Initiatives, Regional Observances, National Committee and Proclamations.

 Military.com which has, among other things, a beautiful slide show tribute to those who have served.     

WikiAnswers which provides yet another historical resource.

Last year I posted a bunch of stuff about Veterans Day including many videos and other great links.  Click here and enjoy.

Please be safe this Veterans Day and, although it's happening on a Tuesday, watch out for crazy drivers on the road!

If you, or someone you know, has been injured, please call me immediately at (323) 852-1100 or send an e-mail to me at lowell@steigerlaw.com

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Columbus Day 2008

Columbus So Columbus Day falls on Monday, October 13, 2008.  I blogged about Columbus Day last year and even included a Columbus Day Parade Video.  What exactly is Columbus Day?  Per the aptly named Columbus Day Site, "This day is remembered in the U.S.A to pay tribute to the 1st journey to America in 1492 by Christopher Columbus." This site has a plethora of great information, things of interest to those of us curious enough to explore!

  • Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October
  • This holiday is also celebrated in South and Central America, Italy and Spain
  • First celebrated in 1792 when the Colombian Order prepared a service in New York City to honor Christopher Columbus and his first landing in America
  • There were already people living here in America upon Columbus’s arrival — therefore he did not "discover" America BUT he did discover it from the perspective of his native Europe
  • Click here for the History of Christopher Columbus from 1451 to his death in 1506
  • Details of Christopher Columbus’s First Voyage in 1492
  • Christopher Columbus had a second, third and fourth voyage as well
  • Christopher Columbus’s death and subsequent events

Other Interesting Columbus Day Sites

Wines Columbus Would Drink (Forbes.com)

Columbus Day – A History (Wilstar.com)

Was Columbus Smart About Safety? (Askacop.org)

Columbus Day History, Activities and Information For Kids (Sunniebunniezz.com)

United States Embassy Stockholm – Celebrate Columbus Day! (Stockholm U.S. Embassy)

Wikipedia on Christopher Columbus

The Journal of Christopher Columbus (Historyguide.com)

Enjoy the holiday

If you, or someone you know, has been injured, please call me immediately at (323) 852-1100 or send an e-mail to me at lowell@steigerlaw.com

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July 4, 1776 Independence Day

Hurrah_for_the_usaFireworks, barbecues, beach, friends and family gathering to celebrate Independence Day: The Fourth of July!!! 

Here’s to a Happy, Healthy and Safe 4th of July!

I’d like to share some 4th of July tidbits with you:

From History.com:

Independence Day in the U.S., is an annual holiday commemorating the formal adoption by the Continental Congress of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia. Although the signing of the Declaration was not completed until August, the Fourth of July holiday has been accepted as the official anniversary of U.S. independence and is celebrated in all states and territories of the U.S.

The holiday was first observed in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776, at which time the Declaration of Independence was read aloud, city bells rang, and bands played. It was not declared a legal holiday, however, until 1941. The Fourth is traditionally celebrated publicly with parades and pageants, patriotic speeches, and organized firing of guns and cannons and displays of fireworks; early in the 20th century public concern for a "safe and sane" holiday resulted in restrictions on general use of fireworks. Family picnics and outings are a feature of private Fourth of July celebrations.

July 4 Video Gallery from History.com: Watch by clicking here

Fourth of July is Independence Day (USA.gov) with links to everything related to 4th of July including safety, fireworks, recipes, history and more, more, more

American Memory: Independence Day (Library of Congress) extensive historical links, images.  Beautiful.

July 4 Jokes from July4.com

Injuries From Improper Use of Fireworks (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular, July 4, 2008 at 9pm (EST)

Barbecue Food and Safety (USDA)

Fireworks Safety (Girlpower.gov)

State Fireworks Laws all 50 States (American Pyrotechnics Association)

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Thanksgiving 2007 Links

Thanksgivinggreetingspatrioticturke   The website www.usa.gov provides many useful Thanksgiving Day Resources:

  • Air Travel Status – The Federal Aviation Administration offers easy ways for you to check airport status and get delay information, in real time as changes happen.
  • Air Travel Tips from the Transportation Security Administration – Tips from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that ensure a brief, yet thorough, security experience at any of the airports serviced by TSA.

    Food for the Holidays – Tips and ideas to help you plan and prepare healthy, crowd-pleasing food for this holiday season.

    November Is American Indian Heritage Month – Find a calendar of events, special venues and exhibits, teacher resources and more about American Indian Heritage Month.

    Out-of-This-World Thanksgiving – Explore the Thanksgiving experience in space, which usually includes rehydrated turkey and mashed potatoes.

    Recipes from and for Americans – Healthy recipes; collections and publications; kids’ recipes; cooking for a crowd…

    Send Your Thanks to the U.S. Military – Send care packages, donate calling cards, or write letters of gratitude to American military members.

    Teacher Resources: Thanksgiving in American Memory – Features and activities for students and teachers about the Thanksgiving holiday.

    Thanksgiving at the White House – Watch the annual pardoning of the Thanksgiving turkey, read an interactive chat with the White House "Turkey Guy," and discover the history of Thanksgiving at the White House.

    Thanksgiving Facts and Statistics – Last year, the major pumpkin-producing states brought us 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkins. Read more about pumpkins and other Thanksgiving fun facts from the Census Bureau.

    Thanksgiving in America – Explore the history of the Thanksgiving holiday in North America.

    Turkey Basics: Alternate Turkey Cooking Methods – Discover alternative ways to cook your turkey this Thanksgiving, including: grilling, smoking, cooking in a brown paper bag, and more.

    Turkey Basics: Cooking Safely – Learn the basics of cooking turkey safely this Thanksgiving.

    Volunteer for the Holidays – Find information about public service and volunteer opportunities in your community.

    Vote to Name the National Thanksgiving Turkey – Cast your vote to name the National Thanksgiving Turkey and alternate.

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    Thanksgiving Safety: 5 Ways to Spend Thanksgiving in the Hospital

    Heimlich  Rod Brouhard writes an article for www.about.com which describes 5 ways to spend Thanksgiving in the Hospital

    In particular:

    1. Choking on an Appetizer

    Anybody can get something stuck in their throat. It’s decidedly more common for the kids and grandparents than everyone else — although it gets more common as the wine starts flowing.

    2. Cutting Yourself Instead of the Turkey

    Cutting yourself in the kitchen is both a blessing and a curse — bacteria from food abounds, but you have everything you need to clean your wound at the ready.

    3. Lighting the Kitchen on Fire

    Grease fires are notoriously dangerous. It’s easy to extinguish the typical grease fire by smothering it, but make sure everyone is heading out of the house first.

    4. Getting Burned by the Oven

    Burns are some of the most common injuries around the house. Make sure you know what to do if your bird decides to seek some revenge.

    5. Getting Sick from the Food

    Imagine the looks you’ll get from your mother-in-law after giving the entire family food poisoning. Learn how to recognize food poisoning symptoms, and follow these food safety tips from About.com Busy Cooks Guide, Linda Larsen.

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    Thanksgiving Highway Safety Video

    America’s Road Team Captain Tony Sifford gives tips on how to arrive safely to your destination this Thanksgiving Holiday.  Here are his 5 tips:

    Inspect your vehicle

    Make sure you have items you need in your vehicle

    Give yourself plenty of room to share the road safely

    Give yourself cushion and time to make your maneuvers safely

    Give other motorists consideration on the road

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    Veterans Day 2007: History and Videos

    Veterans_day_salute1 Veterans Day 2007.  I’ve gathered several interesting Veterans Day links and videos for your enjoyment and knowledge.

    Have a Happy and Safe Veterans Day — Lowell

    History of Veterans Day

    United States Department of Veteran Affairs: History of Veterans day

    Military.com: History of Veterans Day

    Library of Congress: Veterans History Project

    Wikipedia

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