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Oh NO! Flat Tire on the Sacramento Freeway.

Perhaps one of the scariest things to happen is having a flat tire or tire blow-out on the freeway. The National Highway Traffic Safety Adm...

Oh NO! Flat Tire on the Sacramento Freeway.

Perhaps one of the scariest things to happen is having a flat tire or tire blow-out on the freeway. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has several recommendations:

What should I do if I have a tire blowout while driving?

The goal in any blowout is to keep the vehicle balanced and controllable. Do not panic. Any overreaction – including slamming on the brakes or abruptly removing your foot from the accelerator – can result in a loss of control over the vehicle. Instead, you should take the following steps:
Hold the steering wheel with both hands.
  • Maintain your vehicle speed if possible and if it’s safe to do so.
  • Gradually release the accelerator.
  • Correct the steering as necessary to stabilize your vehicle and regain control. Look where you want the vehicle to go and steer in that direction.
  • Once your vehicle has stabilized, continue to slow down and pull off the road where and when you judge it’s safe to do so.
THAT'S the rub! It is NOT safe for you to change your tire on the freeway, period! 
How about at work? Well, here's another question: how much does your time and clothing cost? Don't want to ruin both? Of course ! Call Uncle George! Oh, on vacation. Shoots!! 
The key question is: do you WANT to change your tire now? Of course not. It takes valuable time and effort out of your day. SOMEbody must do that! Lucky YOU! So much service comes to YOU these days: grocery and restaurants deliver, why not tires?!
To the rescue -  Premier Mobile Tire had the same idea. When you need it most is often the least convenient, right? You have a client meeting, go to your car, and shoots! Flat time! You have two choices, really: get grungy in that gutter, or call Premiere Mobile Tire. 916-371-1121.
I bet I know the answer. That's what I'd say, too. My Uncle George is always on vacation!

One of the best urban trails in the country - The American River Bike Trail

It’s so easy to forget about one of our region’s great treasures — the American River Bike Trail — or more properly, the Jedediah Smith Memorial Bicycle Trail, accessible from Discovery Park at the Garden Highway. The American River Bike Trail hugs the banks of the American River as it flows through riparian habitat preserved by the American River Parkway. The trail runs for 32 miles between Discovery Park in Old Sacramento and Folsom Lake's southwestern banks at Beal's Point.

The trail has been in the news for several reasons. The Jibboom Street Bridge, in Discovery Park, right on the edge of Old Sacramento, has been closed since they are repairing the 1931 bridge and it’s not scheduled to open until May 31. In 2017, there were safety concerns due to violence along the trail. Most of the activity happened in the first four or five miles where increasing numbers of homeless people were living. Sacramento Supervisors last August approved a $5 million plan to beef up patrols along the parkway and clean up homeless encampments after dozens of citizens packed the chambers. Sacramento is creating more options for homeless people. Mayor Steinberg hopes to keep open a winter triage warehouse that houses more than 250 people and create more centers.

This year on the trail, there is a regular presence of rangers. They even staff an information table handing out excellent free trail maps that mark phones, rest rooms, camp sites, picnic areas and vehicle access with parking. It is recommended to have a partner on the trail.

You feel like you are in wilderness much of the time. Along the trail we saw deer, turkey, squirrels, egrets and ducks — many bird species. Great horned owl and hawks are very visible in the just-leafing-out trees. In the past I have seen coyote, otters, salmon spawning and coveys of California quail. One year on March 31, pipevine swallowtail butterflies were in profusion along all 32 miles of the trail.

The Southern Maidu lived along that trail as long as 3,000 years ago. Jedidiah Smith was the first explorer to come over the mountains and reach California in 1827. He was impressed with the turbulence of the river and the grizzly. You’ll find the location of John Sutter’s grist mill.

Take advantage of one of the best urban trails in the country.

The two-lane trail is completely paved, with mile markers, trailside maps, water fountains, restrooms and telephones along the way. There are also plenty of places to stop to eat, rest or enjoy the scenery. Most of the trail is shaded and level, although the route does traverse some rolling terrain. Along the way you'll pass through several parks and swimming areas, as well as through the suburban enclaves of Sacramento.

About 2 miles of the trail is on-road in a designated bike lane. In addition, the popular trail is shared by many different users, including in-line skaters and equestrians.

 
Check out the dining options along the Garden Highway, like Chevy's and Pearl on the River after your ride.
  • Excerpted from the Davis Enterprise Column, Jean Jackman, At The Pond; and TrailLink by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
     
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Johnny Cash Trail

The Johnny Cash Trail connects the Folsom Lake Trail by way of a new bike/pedestrian over-crossing, beautifully inspired by the architecture of nearby Folsom Prison. With the bike trail infrastructure in place, the City of Folsom plans to create a world-class linear public art experience that will celebrate and honor the legendary Johnny Cash, his music, and his history with the City of Folsom.

Along the trail, eight larger-than-life public art pieces will tell the story of Johnny Cash, his connection to Folsom Prison, and his epic musical career. Visitors will have an opportunity to enrich the experience using smartphone apps and audio designed to bring each art piece to life as it incorporates Cash’s music, historical documentary information, and interactive elements.

Run with Santa in Folsom

Put on your jingle bells and Santa hats and join us for our 4th Annual Santa Fun Run! This holiday themed, family oriented 5k & 10k walk/run and Santa Fun Run will feature live carolers, free hot chocolate and Santa Claus! Both the 5k and 10k routes start and finish at Vista del Lago High School, right in the heart of Folsom! The routes are on the beautiful, paved trails going through the Empire Ranch nature areas. Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas atmosphere with carolers, free hot chocolate and cider, and Santa Claus! Proceeds from the event will benefit the Keaton Raphael Memorial, an extraordinary non-profit organization that supports children diagnosed with cancer and their families with emotional, educational, and financial support while increasing awareness and funding research toward a cure. Funds raised at this event will go directly to the Keaton Raphael Memorial Family Navigator Program. Not a walker or a runner? Sign up to volunteer! We need you there! All information is available on our website www.FolsomClassic.com
Get outside and have some healthy, family fun during the holiday season!

Sexual Harassment of Nurses, NPs, and PAs


Medscape's Sexual Harassment of Nurses, NPs, and PAs: Report 2018 shows results from more than 6200 physicians and clinicians in the United States. We asked respondents about specific harassing behavior they have experienced or witnessed, where it occurred, how they responded, and how it affected them. We also asked whether they had been accused of sexual harassment. Our comprehensive report describes the current state of sexual misconduct in the healthcare realm by asking about instances occurring within the past 3 years, as opposed to instances of harassment over one's entire career.

For more information:
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/898152

To lodge a complaint in any field, contact :
www.lawbarron.com

Hesitating to hail that ride?

Have you had second thoughts about using a ride-hailing service, like UBER or LYFT, due to allegations of sexual harassment and more by their independent-contract drivers? Both companies have been making big changes in their policies and rider agreements. A big change is that both now will allow riders and drivers to file allegations of rape, sexual assault and harassment in courts and mediation, rather than being locked into an arbitration hearing.  Uber also announced recently it will do criminal background checks on its U.S. drivers annually and add a 911 button for summoning help in emergencies.

For more of this story, see http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/05/15/business/business-breaking/uber-shifts-policy-for-alleged-sexual-misconduct-on-service/

Regardless of the means for registering a complaint, the smart rider will get competent legal help.

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Employers BEWARE!

Rather than handling harassment complaints on an ad hoc basis, employers should consider the steps that will be followed and the internal and external resources that may be needed if and when complaints are made.

Developing a response plan has multiple benefits. First, in this era of social media and the 24-hour news cycle, companies—particularly those that are in the public eye—want to be ready to act immediately when made aware of harassment or assault allegations. Employees, as well as the media and public, expect that immediate action will be taken when harassment allegations come to light. Having a response plan allows a company to address in advance questions that can otherwise cause delays when a harassment complaint is made. Second, having a plan for responding to harassment complaints takes personalities out of the equation when a report is made. A well-considered plan helps avoid a circumstance in which the identities of the parties (such as the involvement of a “superstar employee”) are perceived to influence the manner in which the employer responds to a complaint. Third, advance planning permits necessary stakeholders within the company to be part of the process, allowing the employer’s response to harassment complaints to be considered as part of the company’s proactive diversity and inclusion efforts.


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