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Waiting to Learn to Drive

Waiting to Learn to Drive

Waiting to Learn to Drive

Driving is pretty much a part of everyday life as an adult. You need to drive to work, to run errands, and to take your kids to school. It is one of the many freedoms that adults get, and kids see this. Kids cannot wait until the day that they get to take a seat behind the wheel and choose the destination.

While most kids wait until they are sixteen before they begin to drive, some kids try to drive by themselves way before they are ready. Every once in a while a new story comes in about a young child taking their parents car for a bit of a joyride. These incidents tend to end in accidents with injuries and property damage.

Recently, a couple of kids from Virginia did just this. The children, aged 10 and 7, decided they wanted to go to the beach...

Don’t Let Your Stuff Get Added to the Collection

Don’t Let Your Stuff Get Added to the Collection

Don’t Let Your Stuff Get Added to the Collection

Everybody has stuff that they enjoy owning, and would hate to lose. Unfortunately, there are people out there that like to steal other people’s stuff. That is why the Los Angeles County Sheriffs are running a series of ads for the “Stolen Collection.” At first glance, one might think the poster is an advertisement for some weird fashion line, when in reality it is advertising keeping your stuff out of the Stolen Collection.

The idea of the campaign is to help keep the important stuff in their life safe from criminals who’d try to take it.

The campaign reminds individuals to:

  • Lock their doors at night. This includes their house, garage, and car doors. This can help deter would be criminals and keep them out of areas where you don’t want them...

What Does DUI Stand For?

What Does DUI Stand For?

Just about every driver out there has heard of the term DUI. They know that it is something that they never want to receive and that it has something to do with drinking and driving. What many people may not realize is that DUI covers a whole lot more than drinking and driving. In fact that is why the term was changed from DWI to DUI.

With the recent passing of Proposition 64 in 2016, the state of California started the process of legalizing the use of recreational marijuana. With this legalization came new laws that limited and restricted the use of the drug. Even two years later, there is a bit of confusion as to when and where a person can smoke or ingest marijuana. One of the big questions is whether or not someone can drive after smoking marijuana, or even smoke while driving...

Is It Legal to Break a Window to Save a Child or Pet from a Hot Car

Is It Legal to Break a Window to Save a Child or Pet from a Hot Car

Is It Legal to Break a Window to Save a Child or Pet from a Hot Car

Summer is in full swing. Not only does this mean that the kids are out of school for the season, but the temperatures are at their peak. Summer holds a number of problems for parents. Not only do they have to try to figure out what to do with their children while still managing their normal work schedule, they also have to make sure their kids keep cool.

Nobody likes being in the heat for prolonged periods, and young children are especially susceptible to high temperatures. Younger kids don’t know how to take care of themselves and have to rely on their parent’s judgement. This means that a parent should never leave their child unattended in a hot situation.

One particular situation that might seem obvious to some, but is still shocking to others, is leaving a child alone in a car on ...

Road Trip 101

Beat the Heat, Save Some Cash

Beat the Heat, Save Some Cash

Summer is for lazy pool days, family vacations, and road trips! If you’re like the 80% of Americans who ventured out on a road trip in 2017 then you know that road trips can be a lot of fun. However, they can also be a little nerve-wracking if you’ve never taken one before. That’s why we’re here to give you a few “rules of the road” for your summer trips. Read below for a list of our top 5 tips for road trips.

  1. Have a “check-up” completed – It sounds unnecessary but we can’t express how important it is to take your car to a trusted mechanic and have them complete a total body inspection of your car. They will inspect all the hoses, tires, brakes, windshield wipers, and top off your fluids...

Beat the Heat, Save Some Cash

Road Trip 101

Road Trip 101

If you’ve been living in California for any amount of time then it should come as no surprise that it was ranked as the third most expensive place to live in the United States, this according to a 2017 article published by CNBC. While California may be known as the Golden State, that doesn’t mean you have to strike it rich to live here.

With your paycheck being split between housing, food, and gas, we want to help stretch your family’s budget for the things you want to do – things that don’t include sending money to the government. In an effort to help you cut costs and make room in your summer budget, we bring you the top five ways to cut your summer utility bills.

We’ve taken tips from all over the web, including Forbes and US News to bring you top tips...

Fight Droughts Save Water

Fight Droughts Save Water

Fight Droughts Save Water

If you live in the state of California then you know that rain is an uncommon act of Mother Nature. This lack of precipitation in the state results in what is commonly known as a drought. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, a drought is a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall that results in a shortage of water. While small droughts around the state are common, statewide multi-year droughts are pretty infrequent.

According to the National Integrated Drought Information System, the current drought in California impacts about 34,564,000 people; this accounts for almost 93% of the state’s population. With such a large impact on the number of people a drought effects, you may be wondering what some of the repercussions of a drought are – take a peek below to learn more about how a ...

Rules of the Beach

Rules of the Beach

Rules of the Beach

Nobody wants to think about rules once summer rolls around,the season is about freedom after all. However, the rules still need to be followed. If someone decides to ignore them,they can end up facing some serious fines or even jail time. California law doesn’t care what season it is. If a law is broken, a person will get into trouble.

Beaches are the go to place to hang out in the summer when you live in California. Unfortunately, beaches are also the go to spot for tourist as well. Locals often find their favorite surf spots littered with tourist and trash. This can make for a bad relationship between locals and tourists. If you’re a local, try to be patient with the tourist this summer. They may not know that they’re on a private beach, or that it’s a popular surf spot...

The Ins and Outs of Employment Discrimination

The Ins and Outs of Employment Discrimination

The Ins and Outs of Employment Discrimination

If someone you either employ or who you decide not to hire believes that you’re discriminating against them based on race, gender, religion, or some other characteristic, you will find yourself in some serious legal trouble.

In the state of California, you’re not allowed to hold these characteristics against any of your current or prospective employees:

  • Advancing age
  • Birth country
  • Disability
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Genetic traits
  • Religion
  • Ancestry
  • Medical conditions
  • If they’ve been a victim of a crime such as domestic abuse, stalking, assault
  • Political affiliations
  • Sexual orientation
  • Veteran status
  • AIDS/HIV
  • Marital status

It’s important to understand that it’s not unusual for a city like San Francisco, where you can’t use a person’s height or weight against them when they’re employ...

What to Know About A DUI In California

The Ins and Outs of Aggravated DUI

The Ins and Outs of Aggravated DUI

We all know that driving after drinking is something that can cost us our driver’s license and land us in jail. What many of us don’t realize is that California has something called aggravated DUI which is even more serious than your standard DUI charge.

Any time you get behind the wheel of your vehicle and your blood alcohol level is .08% or higher, you’re breaking the law. When this happens, you’re sent before a judge who has a list of guidelines they’ll use to determine how severely you’ll be punished for your crime. Factors the judge takes into consideration include what your driving record looks like, why you were pulled over, how high your BAC was, etc.

Mitigated DUI Charges

If you find yourself on the defending side of a DUI case, you want the judge to consider all the ...