Imagine for a moment you are playing with your children at a public park or green space, when out of nowhere a vicious dog begins attacking yourself or your children. Such shocking and violent attacks have happened far too often in California, leaving adults and children with serious physical and emotional scars that can last a lifetime. The California Legislature has specifically recognized the serious problem these dangerous animal attacks pose to the public, and as such, they have gone to great lengths to establish a system of laws and regulations which attempt to curb the danger, but also adequately penalize those whose pet animals cause injury or death to others.
People in San Diego know that the food truck craze is in full stride across California and the entire country. When done right, a food truck can be an affordable and convenient option to get some unique and delicious food, but a horrible accident earlier this month has would-be customers concerned about the safety of these mobile kitchens.
People in California and across the nation were shocked to hear the tragic story of a toddler who was gruesomely injured when police conducted a late-night raid on the house in which the child and his mother were staying. Police stormed through the doors and tossed a stun grenade into the room where the child's portable crib was located. The dangerous incendiary device landed in the child's crib where it exploded, causing horrific injuries to the sleeping 19-month-old boy.
San Diego residents love their dogs, often thinking of them as part of the family. It can be easy to forget about the possibility that a dog might bite a person, leading to serious injury.
The San Diego County Department of Animal Services is investigating at least three attacks by the same dog. Information about the first attack was not reported in the media, but it allegedly happened in early 2011, according to reporters. The second was in August, when the animal, a pit bull in Serra Mesa, broke free of its restraint and attacked another dog, a neighbor told reporters. The other dog's owner was hurt while trying to defend the dog. In the most recent incident, another dog and its owner were injured when the pit bull attacked them. The pit bull was on a leash, but its owner was unable to restrain the animal. The person injured in that attack was reportedly considering filing a personal injury lawsuit over the incident.
People in San Diego may have heard about a rash of dog attacks around the area lately. In late June two pit bulls attacked an older woman and her pet Chihuahua as they were walking around their neighborhood in the Harbor City neighborhood of Los Angeles. The dogs rushed at the woman and her pup before they had a chance to protect themselves. As the woman tried to scoop up the tiny dog, the two pit bulls mauled and killed it