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September, 2018 - Issue #168
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The Data on Bicycling Safety & What to Do if You're Injured

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, one-third of the bicycle fatalities in the United States occur at an intersection. It has been proven that off-road paths or on-road bike routes are the safest for bicyclists, but many riders to not have the luxury of using them.
There are many reasons why bicycle use is growing more popular in Santa Clarita. For some, bicycles are a great way to avoid rising gas prices. For others, bicycles are a fun way to get some exercise. Whatever their reason for hopping on a bike, bicyclists must realize that they are at greater risk for injury when involved in an accident with a motor vehicle.
Reports show that three out of four fatal bicycle accidents involve deadly head injuries; it is imperative to the safety of cyclists that they wear a helmet whenever they ride. A cyclist is 14 times more likely to die in a bicycle accident if he or she is not wearing a helmet. The injuries that can result from even a minor accident can result in costly medical treatments and the victims of these accidents deserve to be compensated for their pain and suffering.
If you have suffered injury in a bicycle accident because of the negligence of another, a personal injury attorney can review your particular case and determine how to best assist you. The majority of personal injury claims are actually settled out of court, but your legal team should approach each case with enough preparation to go to civil court if that is what's best for the client.
The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus 296-2992

Nola Aronson's Advanced Audiology is Still Growing
Recently, Santa Clarita's most celebrated audiology practice added a third doctor of audiology. From New Jersey, Dr. Mary Porath brings 30 years of experience to Advanced Audiology and its Santa Clarita patients. The addition brings the total to five expert hearing specialists working for the practice. Last year, Audiology Services of Newhall and Audiology Partners of Mission Hills also joined Nola Aronson's Advanced Audiology practice, cumulating in a staff of 12 available to provide the best in service and technology from 8:30am to 6pm five days a week, with special appointments available on weekends. This growth makes the practice the longest-standing, largest diagnostic center in Santa Clarita, with satellite offices in Mission Hills and Northridge.
Nola Aronson's Advanced Audiology 425-9330

Dr. Marvin Tong, DDS Opens New Dental Office in Valencia

With over 30 years experience treating SCV smiles, Dr. Marvin Tong and his team of well-respected dental professionals, including Becky Short and Autumn Hathaway, have opened a new dental practice in Valencia.

"One of the criteria for branching out to my own practice was that I would be working with the very best front- and back-office team," says Dr. Tong. "My philosophy of care is that treatment really begins the moment the patient walks through the door. We greet so many of our patients with a hug! We cultivate a genuinely-happy environment and it shows. Sometimes, patients tell us that they could hear laughter coming from our office before they even got to the door. It's not the laughing gas, we promise! It's because we truly love what we do and who we do it with. It creates a culture of joy that reduces dental apprehension and makes you eager to book that follow-up appointment you'd usually dread to put on your calendar. Great dental treatments aren't hard to come by in the SCV, but an office like ours that combines excellent outcomes with an upbeat, relaxed environment that feels like home... that's rare and special and I'm so excited to share it with the community we love."
Dr. Marvin Tong, DDS 268-6284

Inside SCV Magazine's Publishers & Staff Congratulate the 2018 "Best Of" Class of Advertisers

"It's no secret that we partner with the best of the best," says Inside SCV Magazine Publisher Jeanna Crawford. "We're so happy for the 30 clients who earned the 'Best Of' distinction this year, based on reader response to the poll put out by The Signal." Congratulations to the 2018 winners!

Santa Clarita's Best...
Dermatologist Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Care
Interior/Exterior Paint ALLBRiGHT 1-800-PAINTING
College College of the Canyons
Chef Chef Daniel Otto of The Old Town Junction
Cosmetic Dentistry Drs. Allen & Kelly Smudde
Custom Framing FASTFRAME
Nursery Green Thumb Garden Center
Plastic Surgeon Heller Plastic Surgery
Hospital Henry Mayo Hospital
Hotel Hyatt Regency Valencia
Men's Clothing Store J. David's Custom Clothiers
Bar JJ's Bar & Grill
Private School Legacy Christian Academy
Brunch Marston's Restaurant
Carpet / Flooring Store Marty's Flooring America
Place for Kids to have Fun Mountasia Family Fun Center
Desserts Nothing Bundt Cake
Window Company Preferred Glass & Windows
Contractor/Remodeler Randal G. Winter Construction, Inc.
Fitness Center/Gym Results Fitness
Business Lunch Salt Creek Grille
Performing Arts School Santa Clarita School of Performing Arts
Photographer SCV Center of Photography - Mel Carll
Summer Camp Sunshine Learning Centers
Golf Equipment & Supply The Oaks Club at Valencia
Social/Country Club The Paseo Club
New Car Dealership Valencia Acura
Golf Course Valencia Country Club
Door Company Valencia Custom Shower Doors
Brewery Wolf Creek Brewery
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