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Category: News & Media

September 13, 2023 | News & Media

Bakersfield Council Approves $8 Million In Roadway Projects To ‘Stop The Killing On Our Streets’

The Bakersfield City Council has approved “traffic calming” projects totaling nearly $8 million designed to make streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers. Bakersfield Councilman Bob Smith, during a council …

August 15, 2023 | News & Media, At the Firm, Community Service

MADD Kern County to host 10th Anniversary ‘Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash’, presented by Chain | Cohn | Clark

Since 2014, the Bakersfield “Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash” has provided Kern County residents the opportunty to come together to fight impaired driving in our community. In the process, …

August 9, 2023 | Tips & Information, News & Media

Health Experts: Increased Risk For Valley Fever Looms In Kern County, Southwest United States (Steps To Reduce Threat)

Health officials are cautioning residents across California, especially in Kern County, as a potential increased risk for Valley Fever looms. Thousands of people across the southwestern United States are at …

August 2, 2023 | Tips & Information, News & Media

Employee’s Heat Exhaustion At Local Store Raises Concerns Over Worker Safety and Employer Responsibility (Attorney Beatriz Trejo On KGET-17 News)

A woman suffered heat exhaustion after working at a 99 Cents Only Store in Bakersfield that had been without air conditioning for nearly four months, KGET-17 news reported, calling into …

July 5, 2023 | Tips & Information, News & Media

New Study: Slower Speeds On Major Roads Could Help Reduce Rising Pedestrian Deaths

Pedestrian deaths in the United States have been rising in recent years, and a new study suggests that slower speeds on major arterial roads could help reduce these deaths. The …

June 28, 2023 | Awards & Recognition, Community Service, News & Media

MADD Kern County Recognizes Law Enforcement, Community Efforts In Combating Impaired Driving

Impaired driving continues to be a leading cause of death and injuries in the United States, but law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and community members fight every day toward making our …

May 31, 2023 | News & Media, Tips & Information

Bakersfield Home Invasion Case: Homeowner Liability, Self-Defense, And The ‘Castle Doctrine’

If someone broke into your home while you and your family were inside, could you legally defend yourself? That’s what happened at a northeast Bakersfield home when a man was …

May 17, 2023 | News & Media, Tips & Information

Study Finds Small Cars Fail to Protect Rear Passengers in Head-On Crashes, Raising Safety Concerns

Rear passengers in small cars beware! You may not be protected in the back seat in the event of a head on crash. A new study by the Insurance Institute …

May 10, 2023 | News & Media, At the Firm, Video

Reckless, Alleged Impaired Driver Kills Woman, 66, In Head-On Crash in Southwest Bakersfield

Gayla Sue Price, 66, was simply returning home from buying groceries. Price had stopped in the center turn lane on Campus Drive to drive into her southwest Bakersfield neighborhood when …

May 3, 2023 | Awards & Recognition, News & Media

2023 ‘Best of Kern County’: Chain Cohn Clark Voted Into ‘Best Law Firm’, ‘Best Personal Injury Lawyer’ Categories

Chain | Cohn | Clark has been voted in the “Best Law Firm” category and “Best Personal Injury Lawyer” category in the 2023 Best of Kern County Readers’ Choice Poll …

April 11, 2023 | Tips & Information, News & Media

Distracted Driving Roadway Fatalities Hit Record Highs, And The Problem Is Likely Worse That Current Numbers Show

Nearly 46,000 people died in U.S. traffic crashes in one year, the latest federal statistics show, showing a dramatic increase in roadway deaths, including crashes involving at least one distracted …

March 22, 2023 | Tips & Information, News & Media

Bakersfield Ranks 39th Highest Rate In Nation For Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents, Analysis Shows

Bakersfield has the 39th highest rate of motor vehicle fatalities in the United States, according to a new analysis of U.S. Department of Transportation data by Stacker. Across the United …

March 8, 2023 | Tips & Information, News & Media

‘Traffic Calming’ In Bakersfield? What It Means, And How It Can Make Our Local Street Safer

It’s time to “calm” the streets of Bakersfield. The City of Bakersfield has approved a “traffic calming” program that implements a standardized toolbox aimed to make roadways safer for drivers, …

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