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Is Melania Trump Not Happy Being First Lady

Is Melania Trump Not Happy Being First Lady

General, Lifestyle
Is Melania Trump struggling with the new realities that she is United States First Lady. Probably she had never dreamt about such role, reveals President Donald Trump's family friend and stylist Phillip Bloch, if believed to a report published lately in the US Weekly. A quick fact check is that she is still living in New York City instead of Washington, instead of course White House. She cites her 10-year-old son Barron need to finish up school before they could move. Jimmy Kimmel said on February 8 in a late-night punch line that Melania Trump is trapped like Rapunzel in the Trump Tower penthouse. Vogue editor Anna Wintour meanwhile faced boycott threats after she commented the next day the First Lady to appear on a future cover. Similarly Daily Mail has criticized she...
Flip or Flop Stars Seeking a Divorce – But Can They Divorce the Business?

Flip or Flop Stars Seeking a Divorce – But Can They Divorce the Business?

Entertainment, General
The future of one of the most popular reality shows on the cable television schedule hangs in the balance as Flip or Flop stars Christina and Tarek El Moussa face the possible cancellation of their series. Home and Garden Television executives are reportedly very unhappy that the series hosts are divorcing, as a married couple serving as co-hosts helped Flip or Flop stand out from the crowd, and they do not believe the show will have the same edge if the hosts aren’t married or at least aren’t acting like a family in public. One source insists that the network issued an ultimatum to the couple: patch up your differences or we will cancel the show and sue you for breach of contract. One insider opined that the couple married basically to draw viewers to their show. “They weren’t o
The Rising Number Of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents In Los Angeles

The Rising Number Of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents In Los Angeles

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Several cities and towns in California, mostly the ones in the notorious Inland Empire, are among the most deadly areas in the country for pedestrians. Urban planning may be partly responsible for the rising number of pedestrian fatalities. Wide-laned streets laid out in a tic-tac-toe pattern are well-suited for moving vehicle traffic across long distances where public transportation is either an afterthought or unavailable, but such a layout is not very safe for pedestrians. The wide lanes are hard to cross, especially for any pedestrians who are even somewhat mobility-impaired. Furthermore, most pedestrian-auto crashes occur in non-crosswalk areas, meaning that vehicles are normally moving at full speed moments before impact. Some advocates say these deficiencies are even worse in...
Understanding Third Party Owner Liability

Understanding Third Party Owner Liability

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At nearly 15 percent of all vehicle owners, California has one of the highest numbers of uninsured motorists in the country. Additionally, the Golden State has one of the lowest insurance minimum requirements in the United States. As a result, many drivers do not have sufficient insurance coverage to fully compensate victim/plaintiffs for their economic and noneconomic damages, especially in cases involving wrongful death or other catastrophic injuries. It's legally possible to recover excess damages from individuals, but it's easier to find other responsible parties and add them to the lawsuits, therefore increasing the pool of available funds. Private Owner Liability Straightforward private negligent entrustment claims come up in a variety of car crash scenarios. A young m...
Fines Are Not the Only Reason to Avoid Drinking and Driving

Fines Are Not the Only Reason to Avoid Drinking and Driving

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) was founded on September 5, 1980. After 36 years, one would think the message would have sunk in by now. It hasn’t. According to MADD: In 2015, 10,265 people died in drunk driving crashes - one every 51 minutes - and 290,000 were injured in drunk driving crashes. That means people are still drinking alcoholic beverages and getting behind the wheel. Some are delusional enough to be drinking while behind the wheel. To those of us who don’t do that, such behavior seems utterly insane. But expressing that frustration is no way to change behavior. The people who do it don’t believe they are behaving in an insane manner. They believe they are perfectly reasonable. We cannot eliminate the problem without getting inside of the heads of those who
New California Car Seat Law Takes Effect In January 2017

New California Car Seat Law Takes Effect In January 2017

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Partially for education reasons and partially for enforcement reasons, lawmakers made the existing child restraint law much more specific. The current Vehicle Code 27360 requires children under 8 to be in the back seat and to be restrained in "an appropriate child passenger restraint system meeting applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards," a vague phrase that is almost impossible to enforce and also gives parents almost no guidance as to what kind of restraint is appropriate for what ages and sizes. The new law uses the 2-40-40 rule: children under 2 who weigh less than 40 pounds and are less than 40 inches (3'3") tall must be in rear-facing car seats. Children from 2 to 8 must be in front-facing car or booster seats; children over 8 can sit buckled in the rear seat if