VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes with the California State Athletic Commission At Bellator 214

Much more goes into a mixed martial arts fight than simply determining the winner and loser. For the men and women of the California State Athletic Commission, the health and safety of combatants is paramount. Earlier this year, the Department of Consumer Affairs sent a camera crew behind the scenes at Bellator 214: Fedor vs…

What is a Professional Fiduciary?

Nothing can prepare you for the experience of caring for a family member or friend in declining health. You may live far away, lack the appropriate skills, or be unprepared for the emotional burden of caring for another person. A professional fiduciary can help you to ease that burden. Professional fiduciaries are neutral, objective third…

Don’t Lose Sight of Protection Provided By Sunglasses

Everyone wants a new pair of sunglasses to look great, but before settling on that new pair of shades, consumers should consider their eye health and how well those sunglasses protect against the sun’s harmful rays. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), six factors are most important when shopping for sunglasses: Protection from…

Germs and Shoes: Is There Trouble Afoot?

It should come as no surprise that the bottom of our shoes have a hodgepodge of germs attached. Several studies have come out over the years that not only confirm that, but may make you want to think twice about how you handle your shoes and whether you want to traipse through your house in…

Leaving Your Pet in a Hot Car is Not Cool

Summer heat can rapidly turn a parked vehicle into an oven. It’s no place to leave a pet, even for a few minutes. Dr. Beth Parvin, a consultant with the California Veterinary Medical Board, warns that heat stroke in pets is a medical emergency that can quickly turn deadly. She advises that even after pets are…

VIDEO: Paradise Lost, Paradise Found: Fire Victims Rebuild with Help from Architects and Contractors

After a devastating fire turned their community into a ghost town, residents of Paradise in Northern California are ready to start over. California architects and contractors are stepping up to help rebuild their town, making way for a new Paradise. One property owner isn’t taking any chances and will use a fireproof material to reconstruct…

August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

This annual observance is held each August to spotlight and educate people of all ages on the importance of vaccinations. While some may debate the merits of immunization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains that vaccines can help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. Vaccines are’t just for children, either.  The CDC…