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Sly Park Recreation Area

Sly Park Recreation Area (SPRA) is centered around Jenkinson Lake and provides an array of fun activities for people of all interests. While personal watercraft are prohibited, there are plenty of opportunities to boat, waterski, fish, paddle, and swim on the lake.

Earth Day Expanded to Earth Month

Last year, 2020, marked the 50-year anniversary of Earth Day, and the UC Davis Community recognized the milestone by holding a series of events that ran from April 1 to May 10th – the final day of the Whole Earth Festival.  The new tradition of celebrating Earth Month continues this year.  There will be events highlighting sustainability hosted by different campus groups throughout the coming weeks. 

Some Female Brain Injury Patients at Higher Risk of Long-Term Symptoms

A study was conducted by the University of California on age and sex and its influence on symptoms related to mild traumatic brain injury. The results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on April 6. The conclusion was that female patients required education about the increased risk of a longer recovery and persistent symptoms following a TBI. The study discovered that being female carried a higher risk of continued symptoms following a TBI, which should be taken into account by physicians when triaging patients for their follow-ups. 

NHTSA Safety Campaign – Share the Road

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a reminder as temperatures start to rise that it is important to Share the Road. When spring hits Northern California, we see many more bicyclists, motorcycle riders, and pedestrians on the roads. The increase in foot and bike traffic often also brings an unfortunate increase in deadly traffic accidents that involve those more vulnerable travelers.

What is Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress?

In California — as in many other states — a plaintiff who has suffered emotional distress due to a defendant’s negligence may be able to recover by way of a negligent infliction of emotional distress (or NIED) claim or lawsuit. This claim is pretty much what its name suggests — emotional distress has been inflicted upon one person due to another person’s negligence. The basic reasoning behind this type of claim is that people generally have an obligation to exercise reasonable care not to inflict emotional distress upon other people.

Demand for Independent Medical Exam

When you file a lawsuit against a negligent driver who has caused an accident in which you suffered injuries, you may eventually be ordered to attend an independent medical exam (IME). The IME is part of the discovery process during litigation, and it is a tool used by the other side to assess the severity of your injuries. The severity of your injuries will be a big part of what determines the value of your claim.

What are Interrogatories?

If you are involved in a personal injury lawsuit, you will likely be served with at least one set of interrogatories. Interrogatories are written questions from one party involved in the lawsuit to another. The party to whom the interrogatories are sent must answer the questions under penalty of perjury. 

Potential Road Toll to Get to SMF

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is investigating ways to reduce traffic along Interstate 5 in the downtown region. The I-5 Corridor Improvement is a multi-million dollar traffic improvement project that may end up including the addition of toll lanes in Sacramento.

Sportage and Cadenza Models Recalled

Owners of nearly 380,000 Kia vehicles are being warned to park their cars outdoors because of an engine compartment fire risk. The auto manufacturer, which is based in Korea, has issued a recall of certain Sportage models from the years 2017 through 2021. Cadenza model sedans from 2017 through 2019 were also included in the Kia recall. The notice states that a short circuit issue within the electronic hydraulic brake control unit may result in an excessive current, thereby causing an increased fire risk. The recall advises that owners of the affected vehicles should park them in an area that is outdoors and away from any structures until they are able to have the vehicles repaired.

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