Jun 01 by GJEL

Contra Costa County Named Most Dangerous for Bay Area Bike Accidents

Since The Bay Citizen began publishing local news little more than a year ago, their Bike Accident Tracker app has been one of my favorite features. First, the app mapped San Francisco bicycle accidents and tracked the causes and conditions for each collision. This week, the Citizen has expanded its bike accident tracker to include all Bay Area bicycle accidents, and has found some surprising statistics. Though San Francisco reports far more bike accidents than Contra Costa County, for example, the suburban area (also the home of GJEL’s main office), is far more dangerous in terms of percentage of cyclists involved in bike accidents each year.

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Nov 15 by GJEL

Lamorinda Sun Profiles GJEL Partner Luke Ellis on California Mock Trial

Practicing law for the past 35 years, GJEL Partner Luke Ellis has developed an outstanding reputation in the courtroom. For the past ten of those years, he has worked consistently to develop a related passion: mock trial. As coach for Contra Costa County’s Miramonte High School mock trial team, Luke’s teams have won eight of ten county championships, including the past three consecutive years. Last week, the Contra Costa Times profiled Luke and a number of his mock trial students for a story that highlights the important critical and verbal skills honed by experience with mock trial.

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Apr 20 by GJEL

Pipeline Explosion

$10.65 million for the family of foreman killed in a Walnut Creek gas pipeline explosion.

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