The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 51 new cases of Salmonella Heidelberg were reported between mid-January and late February tied to Foster Farms chicken, and that 44 of those new cases were found in California.
According to a news report in the Los Angles Times, CDC officials say they are concerned that the outbreak may not be over. This is a reversal from Jan. 16 when the CDC released an update on the outbreak and suggested that it was ending. But, with the latest cases, a total of 481 people have been sickened nationwide with food poisoning illness since March 2013 with patients ranging in age from 1 to 93. Read the rest »
U.S. safety regulators are demanding that General Motors hand over reams of documents and other data showing that the company knew about a dangerous auto defect involving ignition issues that has been linked to 13 car-crash fatalities.
According to a news report in The Associated Press, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating how GM handled the problem, which led to a global recall of 1.6 million older-model compact cars.
GM has acknowledged that it knew about the ignition problem, which prevented the airbag from deploying during crashes, 10 years ago. But the automaker did not recall the vehicles with defective auto parts until last month.
On Feb. 13, GM announced the recall of Read the rest »
The New York Times this week has an interesting cover story about how e-cigarettes are gaining popularity among adolescents. The article states that the devices are being so cleverly branded and marketed that many kids don’t even know that they are cigarettes.
They are known by a slew of other names such as “e-hookahs” or “vape pipes.” But they all perform the same function as e-cigarettes. They produce nicotine highs, contain unknown chemicals and are totally unregulated. They also come in a rainbow or colors and candy-sweet flavors that are particularly attractive to young consumers – as young as kids in middle school. Read the rest »
While you may get a ticket if you talk on a cell phone or text while driving, you may be let off the hook if you are looking at the map on your cell phone while driving.
According to a report in the San Jose Mercury News, that was the conclusion of a California appeals court in Fresno, which for the first time in the state, found that drivers could use maps on their smartphones without risking a hands-free cell phone ticket.
The court’s ruling might elicit a sigh of relief from drivers who have come to rely on cell phone maps and GPS systems. However, this appellate court decision may Read the rest »
We really love our Lakers around here. John Bisnar is a huge Lakers fan and he had an idea to pass on two tickets to see them in April to one of our lucky Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ followers. Normally we only donate our Laker tickets to charities so this is a great chance to win!
The entry is open to all three social media platforms, not just Facebook!
John Bisnar and his wife are BIG Lakers fans
The entry is easy — choose your own social media platform!
Simply Like/share or tweet about it and be entered to win. That’s it! We’ll draw one lucky winner at the end of March and notify them on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
To enter on Facebook: Like our page and share this blog post on your timeline and tag us. That way we know you entered. :)
To enter on Twitter: Retweet this blog post and tag @BisnarChase so we know you entered.
To enter on Google+: Simply share this blog post on Google+ and +1 us in it so we know.
Have all three social media accounts? Great, do it on all three and earn an entry for each one!
At the end of March we will draw a random name and that person will win!
Please note: the tickets are good at the Los Angeles Staples Center so being local is a must to enter and attend. You can either pick up the tickets at our Newport Beach office or we’ll mail them to you in plenty of time to see them on Sunday April 13th.
Employees of Bisnar Chase cannot enter. One entry per social media account, per platform.
A group of Senate Democrats has introduced legislation to ban electronic cigarette makers from marketing their products to children.
According to a news report in The Hill, the bill was penned by Senator Barbara Boxer and marks the first attempt by legislators to crack down on the burgeoning $3-billion e-cigarette industry.
These are nicotine delivery devices, and yet Read the rest »