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By Sara Morgan |

The California Department of Public Health has recently issued fines and penalties against nine California hospitals.  The fines, totaling $549,555, arose from 10 reports of negligence occurring from 2014 to 2017. The hospitals fined include: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara; Palmdale Regional Medical Center in Palmdale; Doctors Medical Center in Modesto; Methodist… Read More »

Primary Assumption of the Risk in “Sports” Cases

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Since the landmark case, Knight v. Jewett (1992) 3 Cal 4th, 296, it has been held in California that the primary assumption of risk doctrine applies to those whom participate in sports. The Knight case involved a group of friends playing touch football during half time of the 1987 Super Bowl. While jumping up… Read More »


By Heiting & Irwin |

In the State of California, there is no duty requiring one person to assist another in an emergency situation. If an individual does determine to help another, the “Good Samaritan” Law states that there is no civil liability for doing so, or for the outcome of such efforts as long as the conduct was… Read More »

Lunch at Simple Simon’s Bakery & Bistro

By Dennis Stout |

As a proud Riverside, California, business, we often have clients and friends who stop by our office throughout the morning, sometimes concluding their visits just before lunchtime. Inevitably, the question they ask before leaving is, “Where’s a good place around here to get lunch?” In most circumstances, one Riverside lunch spot comes to mind:… Read More »

Riverside Certified Farmers Market

By Sara Morgan |

The spring and summer months are a great time to get outdoors and chow down on some fresh food from local vendors. Luckily, Riverside has the perfect place to do just that. The Riverside Certified Farmers Market offers locally grown, organic, and all-around fresh fruits and vegetables to whet your appetite. Whether you want… Read More »

Amazing College Race for a Scholarship in Riverside, CA

By Richard Irwin |

In the past decade, there is one charge in particular that seems to be steadily rising: college tuition. According to CollegeBoard, total charges at a public, four-year institution (with room and board) rose more rapidly between 2003 and 2014 than they did over the two decades preceding. If you are a student looking to… Read More »


By Jean-Simon Serrano |

About 15 years ago, workers in plants making microwave popcorn began experiencing symptoms including dry coughing, shortness of breath, and wheezing. For many, a diagnosis of Bronchiolitis obliterans, a lung disease where the sufferer’s breathing is constricted due to scarring of the bronchioles (airways), soon followed. Bronchiolitis obliterans, now commonly known as “popcorn lung,”… Read More »

Support the 10th Annual Giving Back Fair in Riverside, CA

By Sara Morgan |

Thanksgiving truly is a special time in Riverside, California. It’s a time for all of us to get together with family and friends, share a great meal, and reflect on all of the blessings in our lives. For some, unfortunately, Thanksgiving can be a reminder of how little they have. That’s why the 10th… Read More »

Free First-Time Homebuyers Class in Riverside, CA

By Richard Irwin |

Buying your first home in Riverside, California can seem like an overwhelming task. That’s why we’re happy to inform first-time homebuyers—or anyone that feels they could use a refresher on the basics of residential real estate—that they can attend a free first-time homebuyer online class. Springboard FIT Academy is hosting first-time homebuyers in Riverside… Read More »

Prepare Your Nerves for Ghost Walk Riverside

By Richard Irwin |

Think you have the nerve to walk with ghosts, ghouls, and goblins in downtown Riverside? How about alone in the Dark Dreams Doorway? As Halloween approaches in California, prepare for a local tradition, the 22nd Annual Ghost Walk Riverside. The walk features local high school drama groups and noted community speakers, all presenting original… Read More »

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