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Did You Know You Can Track Santa?

Did You Know You Can Track Santa?

Did You Know You Can Track Santa?

Old Saint Nick is coming to town this holiday season. He’s checking his list, and he’s going to be taking a trip around the world to deliver presents. With the help of modern technology we can now track Santa Claus as he makes his journey.

Google has a fun, interactive way to keep tabs on Kris Kringle. By typing “Santa Tracker” into the Google search box, you will be able to pull up the Santa Village. Once you’ve clicked on that you will have access to the Village, which has a new game for every day in December. On December 24 you’ll be able to help the village track Santa on his Christmas Eve trip.

Another popular tracker is the Official North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Santa Tracker. This one is more realistic and high tech...

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

It is that time of year where people begin to form a list of promises they want to make to themselves. New Year’s Resolutions are positive and uplifting to some, while they are a joke to others.

According Nielsen.com, Newswire, the top ten New Year’s Resolutions are:

  • Stay fit and healthy
  • Lose weight
  • Enjoy life
  • Save more money
  • Spend more time with friends and family
  • Get organized
  • Learn something new
  • Travel more

The pros to having resolutions are that they provide you with an opportunity to reflect on your life. In order to form a list, you have to first look back and evaluate your life. Another positive thing about resolutions is that they give you a goal and help you plan the next year.

The cons to a list of resolutions is it enables procrastination...

Preventing Christmas Tree Fires

Preventing Christmas Tree Fires

Preventing Christmas Tree Fires

Light up your holidays with Christmas lights, not fires. It’s that magical time of year where people get to decorate trees and houses. Unfortunately it’s also that time of year where accidents happen. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) on average there are 200 structure fires started by Christmas trees each year. It is estimated that one in 32 Christmas tree fires will result in death. Tis the season to be careful.

NBC Washington suggest that you check your lights every year for any deformities, or exposed wires. Any wires that are showing can spark or overheat and cause a fire. They also recommend not over doing it with the plugs and keeping it simple on the number of extension cords you use. Over wiring may lead to a power surge or overheating.

There are ...

Staying Safe on Winter Roads

Staying Safe on Winter Roads

Staying Safe on Winter Roads

As a kid, winter is a lot of fun. Winter brings storms, which in turn bring snow which can lead to extra days off from school, and all the while, the thought of Christmas is hanging in the air. While this is all great as a kid, as an adult things prove to be a little more difficult, especially when it comes to snow.

Driving can already be a bit of a hassle, thanks to the increase in traffic, but the bad weather can make things worse. Driving in the rain or snow can be dangerous if a person is not prepared, or lacks any experience with the matter. To help take care of that, here are some winter driving tips.

  • Slow down on wet roads. Water on the roads can reduce friction, which will make it easy for cars to slide across the road without any control when at high speeds...

More Checkpoints Around Holidays

More Checkpoints Around Holidays

More Checkpoints Around Holidays

DUI checkpoints can be intimidating to people, even when they have done nothing wrong. When it comes to DUI checkpoints, the only people who need to worry, are the ones who were drinking before they got behind the wheel of their vehicle. These checkpoints increase in frequency around holidays, especially ones that involve a lot of partying.

The police know that people tend to drink more around holidays. This leads to an increase in drunk driving incidents. That is why the police set up more DUI checkpoints around holidays like Christmas and New Year’s. The goal is to save lives by reducing the amount drunk driving incidents that can occur.

When a person comes across a checkpoint, they will likely encounter a line of cars...

Stay Safe While Shopping

Stay Safe While Shopping

Stay Safe While Shopping

During the holiday season, everyone spends quite a bit of time shopping. They have to find the perfect gifts for their friends and family members. Some people take to online shopping, while others flock to brick and mortar stores. Both have their advantages and disadvantages.

Thieves love the holiday season because more and more people are out and about. The chances for the thief finding an easy mark greatly increase during the holidays. If you are like most people, you do not want to be an easy mark for these thieves.

There are a few things that you can do while out shopping to keep yourself safe.

  • Shop during the day to avoid being alone in a parking lot at night. If you have to shop at night or late in the evening, park under a street lamp to ensure good visibility around your car.
  • H...

Be Wary of Scams This Holiday Season

Be Wary of Scams This Holiday Season

Be Wary of Scams This Holiday Season

Nobody likes being cheated or scammed. We all worked hard to get what we have, and when someone takes it away from us, it can be incredibly frustrating. This is why it is important to be aware of scams that are out there that cause people to lose thousands of dollars. This can make it very easy for scammers to make a lot of money really fast.

Two of the most popular methods for scammers to get money from their victims, is to either have the money transferred to them, or to have the person send them gift cards. With these two methods, once the money is sent, it cannot be reclaimed, even if it becomes apparent that the money was sent to a scammer...

Get Peace of Mind with a Warrant Check

Get Peace of Mind with a Warrant Check

Get Peace of Mind with a Warrant Check

One of the last things anyone wants for Christmas this year would be getting arrested for an outstanding warrant. No one wants to go to jail, but it can often be difficult for a person to know if a warrant has been issued for their arrest. It is not like the police call people to notify them of the warrant. If they did that, they would just arrest the person. So, how does a person find out if they have a warrant?

The simplest way to find out is to contact Long Beach Bail Bonds. We provide warrant checks for all Californians who are afraid that a warrant may have been issued for their arrest. All a person needs to do for a warrant check, is provide us with a little bit of information. All we need is the person’s name, birthday, and the county where the warrant might have been issued.

Tha...

Bailing Someone Out Is Easier Than You Think

Bailing Someone Out Is Easier Than You Think

Bailing Someone Out Is Easier Than You Think

If this is your first time attempting to bail someone out of jail, you are probably curious as to how the bail process works. Bail is not a topic of conversation that comes up in normal situations. This leads to many people not knowing how bail works. Luckily, the experts here at Long Beach Bail Bonds know everything there is to know about bail.

To start, bail is assigned to a person after they are arrested. A judge determines the bail amount based off of several factors.

These factors are:

  • The crime committed.
  • The person’s criminal record.
  • The chance of the person running when out on bail.
  • The threat the person may present to the community.

The judge uses these factors to determine the person’s bail amount.

Once a person has been assigned bail, he or she can be bailed out of ja...