Category archives for: Michael Pines

7 Tips to Safer Winter Driving in San Diego

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By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert San Diego’s rainy season persists from late January through March with February being the rainiest of all the winter months. With perpetual downpours closely on our heels, now is the time to get your vehicle ready for San Diego County’s wettest month. 7 Tips to Safer Winter [...]

Cars: Top Safety Picks for 2013

Top Safety Picks 2013

By Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert When it comes to vehicle safety, shoppers use a combination of consumer reports, manufacturer features, and government input to make their final purchasing decision. But the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) — an independent agency that aims to reduce car accident injury and death — is [...]

Caltrans worker severs arm in gruesome San Diego accident

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by Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Expert Accidents in the workplace can happen even if proper safety procedures are in place. Despite even the most careful and observant laborer, equipment can fail or a coworker or employer can overlook certain safety measures, thereby causing catastrophic personal injury to themselves or others. A grisly case in [...]

Listeria outbreak continues: what to watch for now and what you can do to stay safe

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by Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert In the largest food-borne disease of its kind, the cantaloupe recall has killed 25 people nationwide, causing personal injury to hundreds more after consuming the tainted fruit. Now, officials say the listeria outbreak was probably caused by unsanitary conditions at the packing facility in Jensen Farms where [...]

Cantaloupe recall strikes concern throughout U.S. households

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by Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert In the United States, consumers use hundreds of products every day, even without realizing it. From household items, to food products, technology, tools, vehicles, and more, Americans are accustomed to using their favorite products as part of their everyday lifestyle. But when food or products fail, consumers [...]

Parents, are you sure your child’s school bus driver is paying attention?

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by Michael Pines Accident & Injury Prevention Expert In honor of Back to School Safety Month, parents should ask themselves: how safe and well-trained is your child’s school bus driver? Not long ago, Rancho Penasquitos reported that a bus had gone awry on its neighborhood streets, plowing through parked cars, and eventually crashing into a [...]

‘Drugged driving’ reveals unwanted risk associated with use of medical marijuana

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by Michael Pines, Accident & Injury Prevention Expert Most Americans are aware of the dangers associated with drinking and driving. It’s unfortunate that many needless car accidents and cases of personal injury are often attributed to driving under the influence. But now, driving under the influence is no longer exclusive to the use of alcohol [...]

Home Safety Month Prompts Safety Tips for San Diego Households

by Michael Pines, San Diego’s Safety Ambassador Is your home safe? Many households are harboring unsafe chemicals or situations that can lead to personal injury, illness, or disease – and you may not even know it. In honor of National Home Safety Month, I’ll cover the unnoticeable symptoms of an ‘ill’ home that you can [...]

“Click It or Ticket” Initiative Hits California Highways

By Michael Pines, San Diego’s Safety Ambassador “Buckle up.” It’s one of the first things we learn about auto safety as young passengers, and it remains one of the single most effective ways to prevent injury and death in car accidents. Since 2005, California law enforcement, motor vehicle and safety departments have been working to [...]



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  • RSF Association Board Biz: It’s fire season: Be prepared
    The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) was officially formed in 1946, in the aftermath of a devastating fire that took place in 1943 and destroyed brush, farmland and homes from Rancho Bernardo through Rancho Santa Fe, all the way to Solana Beach and Del Mar. Today the Fire District spans 38 square miles and protects nearly 30,000 residents. W […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe couple lead way in helping those with thyroid disorders
    Few people may know that Graves’ disease is one of the most common autoimmune diseases afflicting Americans today. Fewer still may know that the only national non-profit dedicated to its patients is headquartered in Rancho Santa Fe. The Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation, co-chaired by Rancho Santa Fe residents Kathleen Bell Flynn and Steve Flynn, has be […]
  • Candidates seek election to three Rancho Santa Fe special district boards
    Seats on the boards of directors of three special districts that provide such services as water, fire protection, sewage treatment and landscape maintenance are on the ballot in the Nov. 4 election. The three special districts are the Santa Fe Irrigation District, the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District and the Rancho Santa Fe Community Services Distric […]