Tahoe ski resort faces lawsuits after avalanche killed skier

first_img Twitter Twitter FILE – In this Jan. 17, 2020, file photo, skiers leave the parking lot at Alpine Meadows ski resort in Alpine Meadows, Calif., where avalanche killed one skier and seriously injured another. The widow and a friend of a man who was killed in an avalanche at a Lake Tahoe ski resort last year have filed separate lawsuits accusing the resort of negligently rushing to open the slopes in unsafe conditions for a holiday weekend that’s typically one of the busiest of the season. Local News Tahoe ski resort faces lawsuits after avalanche killed skier Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 23, 2021 center_img TAGS  Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleSheppard Mullin Expands Corporate Practice in Los AngelesNext articleWestlake Portfolio Management Services Over $300M In New Portfolios In 2020 and Plans to Expand into Different Markets in the New Year Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Surge in cases of family violence

first_imgStuff co.nz 3 March 2015Women in relationships with men in white-collar jobs are flooding into Women’s Refuge in Timaru for help as the reporting of family violence surges.“While most of our clients are from across the board, we are now seeing a flood of women coming to us who are in relationships, or married, to men with white-collar jobs,” Mid South Island Women’s Refuge and Family Safety Service manager Dawn Rangi-Smith said.Rangi-Smith said that, in the past, women’s refuge case workers helped a lot of clients in relationships with “freezing workers”.“Now we are dealing with a lot of women with partners who are working in supervisory and professional type roles. It’s interesting, and we don’t know why there has been a change all of a sudden. Maybe it’s something we need to research.”Ministry of Social Development statistics released to The Timaru Herald showed the number of family violence referrals from police to Child, Youth and Family (CYF) in Timaru last year was nearly double that in 2011-12. A total of 475 family violence notifications were made by police in 2013-14, compared with 244 in 2011-12. The overall number of notifications received by CYF was 1408, against 1189 in 2011-12.Another area where referrals had increased was the education sector, with CYF receiving 116 in 2013-14, compared with 90 in 2011-12.http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/66865722/Surge-in-cases-of-family-violencelast_img read more

Village construction creates student safety concerns

first_imgHeavy pedestrian traffic near the new Village construction site on Jefferson Boulevard and Hoover Street could cause accidents, according to the Dept. of Public Safety.Watch out · The South Traffic Bureau division of the LAPD can cite students for walking in prohibited areas. Fines and citations for these infractions can amount to over $200, according to DPS. – Graphic courtesy of DPS Crime PreventionConstruction barriers have eliminated the sidewalk on the west side of Hoover Street and much of McClintock Avenue. DPS Deputy Chief David Carlisle said the department is concerned that pedestrians walking in the street on such a busy road have an increased chance of injury.“We are worried that students could be struck,” Carlisle said. “During some peak hours, students will start walking along that sidewalk and then keep going in the street.”DPS Chief John Thomas said the sidewalk could remain closed for the three-year duration of the Village construction project. DPS is hoping to educate students early on so that they understand this is not the intersection that they were familiar with before, and they should adjust their travel habits accordingly. He added that DPS is hoping to reopen the sidewalk before the completion of construction.“The biggest concern is any time you have pedestrians walking in the same roadway as cars traveling and particularly if the students’ backs are to the cars, it’s never good,” Thomas said. “You’re only talking about a two-lane highway — two lanes going south on that side — and if you’ve got pedestrians in one lane that means you’ve just reduced that to a one-lane highway. As vehicles are coming around the corner potentially there are blind spots, and they could potentially hit a student.”In August, DPS sent out an email to students that included a map of the construction site. The email warned that it was unsafe for pedestrians to walk along these areas where there is no sidewalk access.People who walk in the street are in violation of California Vehicle Code 21956a and could be fined up to $196. It is legal for bicyclists to use the street, but not for skateboarders because a person on a skateboard is considered a pedestrian under the law.“Should LAPD South Traffic Bureau be in the area on patrol or if they respond to complaints, they could cite you,” Carlisle said. “They don’t cite into student judicial affairs, they cite into court, which fines people and with court costs associated with the fine. Typically it’s over $200.”One of DPS’s largest concerns is a pedestrian getting injured on game day when there are large crowds.“We’re hoping through education to let students know to not walk in the street where it’s hazardous,” Carlisle said. “Our goal is to prevent a collision from occurring and injuring a student. We are going to see how that works this Saturday, which is a game day, and try to monitor that.”According to Carlisle, Capital Construction, which is employed by USC, is considering putting some of the money in the project budget toward buying a portable message board to warn people not to walk in the street and to use the other side.Areas on and near campus have been closed before due to construction, and Carlisle said DPS previously posted officers along McClintock during the remodeling of the Uytengsu Aquatic Center. He added that it is more difficult to control pedestrian traffic on public streets near The Village’s construction.Carlisle said that the City of Los Angeles and the university worked to remove the diagonal crosswalks at the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Hoover Street because they wanted to discourage people from crossing over to the north corner.Thomas said there have yet to be any collisions reported near the construction site, and DPS is hoping to keep it that way by keeping students on the sidewalks.“Our biggest concern is the safety of the students. Any time you’ve got pedestrians and bikes and skateboards in the same roadway, it’s just a recipe for disaster,” he said.last_img read more

Bank Customers should beware of fraudulent text messages

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — The holiday season is almost here and scammers are on high alert to take your money. Text messages asking for personal information is the latest scam going around.Scammers are now sending text messages to bank customers luring them to withdraw money from their personal accounts. In Alpena, many customers are convinced into sending money to an unknown company that doesn’t existResidents should not respond to suspicious text messages or robo calls. Be protective over your personal information and change the password to your banking app.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious A Tragic Two Vehicle Crash Leaves Elderly Woman DeadNext Alpena County Animal Facility hosts dinner fundraiser ahead of building opening next springlast_img read more