CCS, MADD Kern County partner to help keep streets safe

March 17, 2014 | 10:13 am


St. Patrick’s Day is the second most dangerous time of the year for drunk driving fatalities, just behind New Year’s Day. And according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 79 people in the United States were killed in drunk driving crashes on St. Patrick’s Day in 2012. This represents 48 percent of all highway fatalities for that time period, the second highest percentage of the year.

At Chain | Cohn | Stiles, we’re committed to helping keep our streets safe. This year, the lawyers and staff at the law firm are taking part and helping organize the first ever “Walk Like MADD” in Bakersfield. We’ve partnered with Mothers Against Drunk Driving Kern County and various local law enforcement agencies to bring awareness locally to the dangers of drinking and driving, and raise funds to help local victims of drunk driving.

MADD Kern County leader and CCS friend Carla Pearson recently spoke with KGET-17 about the dangers and effect of drinking and driving locally. Today, the news station featured Pearson, discussed recent DUI tragedies, and highlighted how law enforcement agencies are tackling the issue today on St. Patrick’s Day. Watch the news clip by clicking HERE.

To learn what you can do if you’re ever the victim of a drunk driving accident, go HERE.

 

CCS sponsors Bakersfield Tennis Open

March 10, 2014 | 9:29 am


This weekend featured the start of the Bakersfield Tennis Open, the largest professional tennis event in Bakersfield since the 1965 Davis Cup.

And Chain | Cohn | Stiles is a proud sponsor. See our “welcome” sign at the entrance of the Bakersfield Racquet Club, which is hosting the event.

The tournament is a Unites States Tennis Association (USTA) Pro Circuit Futures. It started Saturday and ends with championship matches on March 16. Players from throughout the United States, Europe and Asia are competing for $15,000 in prize money and other incentives, according to The Bakersfield Californian.

Tennis stars like Andy Roddick and Andy Murray began their professional careers at such tournaments.

The tournament is free to attend. Matches will be played at varying times each day. For a schedule of events, go to the Bakersfield Racquet Club’s website,  brctennis.com.

And while you’re there, check out our sign at the entrance!