Boating Safety Classes and Courses. To take the free DBW Personal Watercraft Safety Course online, click here. Wave Runners, Jet Skis, Sea Doos, Tigersharks- -- personal watercraft or PWCs, go by many names, and they all mean fun. They are found at most waterways these days. In 2. 01. 5, there were nearly 1. PWCs registered in California! Personal watercraft are fast, powerful, and fairly easy to operate, but they are also involved in many boating accidents and injuries.
With their ever- increasing popularity it is important for all PWC users to know how to operate them safely and with courtesy at all times. California boating accident statistics paint a picture of PWC use and misuse. For example, PWC account for 1. PWCs. Of those PWC accidents, the majority (5. There are three main causes of PWC accidents: inexperience, operating at excessive speed, and inattention on the part of the operator. Finally, there are two statistics that show a real need for public education on the proper, safe and fun use of PWC; over half of PWC accidents (5.
These accidents might not have occurred if the operators had taken the time to read the owner's manual and safety literature that most dealers provide after a sale, or taken a safe boating course.
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Who are California’s transgender adults? New study finds some surprises Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images. Image 1 of 4. Gay rights supporters hold signs during a press conference at the U. S. Capitol condemning the new ban on transgendered servicemembers on July 2. Washington, DC. Gay rights supporters hold signs during a press conference at the U.
S. Capitol condemning the new ban on transgendered servicemembers on July 2. Washington, DC. Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images. Image 2 of 4. Hundreds of people gather on Civic Center Plaza to protest against President Trump's tweeted vow to ban transgender people from the military on Wednesday, July 2. San Francisco, Calif. Hundreds of people gather on Civic Center Plaza to protest against President Trump's tweeted vow to ban transgender people from the military on Wednesday, July 2. San Francisco, Calif. Photo: Mason Trinca, Special To The Chronicle.
Image 3 of 4. Protesters gathering in front of the White House in Washington, D. C., in July after President Trump moved to bar transgender people from the military. Protesters gathering in front of the White House in Washington, D.
C., in July after President Trump moved to bar transgender people from the military. Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS, AFP/Getty Images. Who are California’s transgender adults? New study finds some surprises. Back to Gallery. Transgender adults in California have about the same poverty and education levels as people who identify as the gender they were assigned at birth, but they are more likely to be white and to be struggling with suicidal impulses, according to a new UCLA study. The report, which is being released Tuesday as part of UCLA’s annual California Health Interview Survey, found that there are an estimated 9.
California, or 0. UCLA billed the study as the most comprehensive survey of transgender demographics ever conducted in California. Dating Site Where Disable People Meet here.
In at least one respect, researchers said, its conclusions were not surprising: The finding that 2. But other findings were unexpected. They included the narrow differences in poverty levels between transgender and cisgender adults — those who identify with their birth- assigned gender. Thirty- two percent of transgender adults live below the poverty line, the survey indicated, compared with 2. Given the level of societal discrimination against transgender people, the researchers said, the disparity should be greater. They said further research may expose such differences, and suggested there were hints of them in the latest numbers. For instance, 6. 4 percent of transgender adults reported having difficulty getting enough to eat, the survey said, compared with 4.
This survey shows us that even in a state that could definitely be seen as having more protective policies in place, it still has disparities,” said lead author Jody Herman, a scholar at UCLA’s Williams Institute, which specializes in LGBT research. That tells us we need to look at how those policies are being enforced,” Herman said. It also shows that we should work more with families, educators, communities and employers — everybody — to reduce anti- trans discrimination.”The survey was conducted by the Williams Institute and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in 2. Californians ages 1. Unlike other surveys on the topic, participants were asked not just if they identified as transgender, but which sex was assigned to them at birth.
The survey found more disparities than similarities between transgender and cisgender adults. For example, the study found, 6. California adults are white, compared with 3. Thirty- five percent of transgender respondents who reported having multiple sex partners in the previous year were HIV- positive, researchers said. Among cisgender adults, the figure was just 2 percent. But in several categories, there was little difference between the two groups. Thirty- eight percent of transgender and cisgender respondents reported having at least a bachelor’s degree; about two- thirds of both groups were U.
S. citizens by birth; and more than 8. But drilling deeper into health care responses showed troubling trends, the authors said. Transgender adults were nearly three times as likely as cisgender adults not to pick up medicines that had been prescribed for them — 3. Among cisgender adults, that figure was 2.
Researchers attributed the higher rates to stress from bigotry and feelings of being stigmatized.“It’s clear there is a need for more mental health services in addition to finding better ways to reduce anti- trans bias and discrimination,” said co- author Bianca Wilson, another Williams Institute scholar. Kevin Fagan is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: kfagan@sfchronicle. Twitter: @Kevin. Chron.