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How to Celebrate the Fourth of July in California

How to Celebrate the Fourth of July in California

How to Celebrate the Fourth of July in California

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, many people are getting ready for quite a show. Everyone knows that America’s Independence Day is celebrated with fireworks. These colorful controlled explosives will be lighting up the night and filling the air with a never ending sound of thunder. A good Fourth of July fireworks show is quite a sight to behold.

There are thousands of options to choose from when it comes to seeing a fireworks display, many Americans prefer to put on their own show. Not only does this let them control the action, it lets them be a part of everything.

While this sounds great, it can also be dangerous. Thousands of homes are set on fire every year by personal fireworks. This has led to some state being more restrictive with fireworks than others...

Park Here, Not There

Park Here, Not There

Park Here, Not There

The summer season is upon us, which can only mean one thing – an influx of traffic stemming from tourists, family vacations, and gorgeous weather. As you and your family embark on summertime adventures, we want to help ensure your trips are memorable for all the right reasons, and not because of parking violations that result in unwanted fines or tickets.

As you drive around town looking for the perfect, shady, parking spot keep these laws in mind regarding parking at colored curbs.

  • White– Stop only long enough to pick up or drop off passengers or mail.
  • Green– Park for a limited time. Look for a posted sign next to the green zone for time limits, or locate the time limit painted on the curb.
  • Yellow– Stop no longer than the time posted to load or unload passengers or freight.
  • R...

DMV on Saturday: God Exists and Here is the Proof

DMV on Saturday: God Exists and Here is the Proof

DMV on Saturday: God Exists and Here is the Proof

The California Department of Motorized Vehicles (DMV) has answered our cries and are finally tossing us a bone. They’re providing relief from being stuck at work all day then being stuck in line at the DMV. We no longer have to rush over to the DMV before it closes during the week. The California DMV will soon be open on Saturdays.

This means that we can now torture ourselves six days of the week with the DMV. We can listen to the monotonous dinging of “now serving…” on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. However, don’t get too excited, because only certain DMVs will be open on Saturdays.

Those DMV locations will be as follow:

  • Bakersfield
  • Bellflower
  • Chula Vista
  • Clovis
  • Concord
  • Costa Mesa
  • Fresno (Olive Avenue)
  • Fullerton
  • Granada Hills
  • Hawthorne
  • Hayward
  • Lancaster

Keeping Cool in the Peak of Summer

Keeping Cool in the Peak of Summer

Keeping Cool in the Peak of Summer

As the summer heat begins to grip the state of California, keeping cool is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. We all want to get out of the sun and find a nice, air conditioned place to hide out. Luckily, California has plenty of options when it comes to keeping cool, you just need to know where to look.

When it comes to keeping cool, there are the obvious choices such as:

  • The beach.
  • The pool.
  • Water parks.
  • Rivers.
  • Lakes.

However, since these options are well known, they are likely to be very crowded.

Some other options that might not be as obvious for keeping cool include:

  • Going to a movie theater.
  • Going to a mall.
  • Going to a library.
  • Go to a museum.
  • Going shopping anywhere that has AC.

Most public places have air conditioning within their walls, making them good choices...

Ten Crazy California Laws

Ten Crazy California Laws

Ten Crazy California Laws

For 168 years California lawmakers have been enacting laws to create community standards, maintain proper order, and protect its constituents. In 2017 alone, lawmakers passed almost 900 new bills that sought to address a number of different topics including immigration, minimum wage, paternity leave, and climate change.

Over the past 168 years, the reason such laws are enacted hasn’t drifted much, but in between traditional laws, a few more peculiar laws have made their way into the books. We’ve compiled ten of the craziest California state laws that you could be breaking without knowing it.

  1. Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses – Call us crazy, but we didn’t know one could enact a law that Mother Nature is forced to follow.
  2. No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 MPH – Cars wit...

Are You Tired of Losing Sleep Every Spring and Fall?

Are You Tired of Losing Sleep Every Spring and Fall?

Are You Tired of Losing Sleep Every Spring and Fall?

Every spring and fall, all Californians have to deal with changing to or from daylight-saving time. In the spring, the clocks jump forward and we all lose an hour of sleep, which we then get back in the fall. For the next week after the time change, everyone is tired and grumpy as their body tries to adjust. It is a rough time, and many people are tired of it. This is why there is a new bill in the works up in Sacramento.

This new bill, if signed by Governor Jerry Brown by June 28th, could appear on the November ballot for voters to make a decision on. While many people are excited about the idea of getting rid of daylight-saving time, this bill won’t do that in the way that you might expect. This bill would not get rid of daylight-saving time, but make it a year round thing.

Under this...

Don’t Be a Victim of the Sun

Don’t Be a Victim of the Sun

Don’t Be a Victim of the Sun

As temperatures rise, we often forget simple things. It must be the heat that absorbs our common sense sometimes. It happens to everyone. It’s almost like the hotter it gets, the more forgetful we can be. The warm temperatures can be distracting, and make us rush through things to get out of the heat as quickly as we can.

The summer sun shows no mercy. The temperatures in California usually hover around triple digits. This makes surviving the heat a real challenge. Even though we live in a modern world, coping with the heat is still necessary. Luckily, there are plenty of tricks out there to help cope with the heat when it comes to cars.

Preparing your vehicle for the increased temperatures can save you a lot of accidental burns and curse words...

How Many Guns Did He Have?

How Many Guns Did He Have?

How Many Guns Did He Have?

California has some of the strictest guns laws within the United States. While this is frustrating for some, it is meant to help keep people safe. There are many people out there who should not own a gun or any other sort of weapon. That is why people are now required to pass a background check before purchasing a gun.

Unfortunately, despite all of these laws, guns still fall into the wrong hands. Take for instance a southern California resident who was recently arrested for owning too many guns. Manuel Fernandez, a 60-year-old Agua Dulce resident, was recently arrested for having over 500 different guns in his home. That is a ridiculously large number of weapons. The only people who need that many guns are army suppliers and video game characters with comically large backpacks.

Aside fro...

Be Sure to Designate a Driver

Be Sure to Designate a Driver

Be Sure to Designate a Driver

DUI checkpoints always become more prominent around holidays that involve heavy drinking, and the Fourth of July is no exception. This means that if you plan on driving anywhere on Independence Day evening, you better have a designated sober driver. Failing to do so not only increases the chances of getting arrested, it also puts several lives at stake.

The Fourth of July is a very fun holiday. How many other holidays we get to celebrate by setting off fireworks? Independence Day and these festive explosives pretty much go together hand in hand. This day is a great opportunity to barbeque and hang out with loved ones. This also leads to quite a bit of drinking.

There is nothing wrong with having a few beers with friends and family...

How To Identify Someone Impersonating A Police Officer

How To Identify Someone Impersonating A Police Officer

How To Identify Someone Impersonating A Police Officer

Police officers are given an immense amount of power and they play an integral role in maintaining the public’s safety. Due to this power, a lot of people try and impersonate police officers. One of the biggest fear many people have is not knowing the real cops from the fake cops. The fact that the news seems to be constantly playing some story about someone who was assaulted by a fake cop does nothing to ease anyone’s fears. The good news is that there are some things you can do to help you know the good guys from the bad ones.

Look at the person’s uniform and ask the person to show their badge

The good news is that it’s getting harder for criminals to find authentic looking uniforms and badges. The bad news is that it’s not impossible...