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What Is California’s Shelter in Place Order?

California shelter in place order

California shelter in place order

Over the last few weeks and months, Californians have seen a drastic change in their lifestyle, just like millions of others across the world. The pandemic caused by the COVID-19 Virus, more commonly referred to as the Coronavirus, has forced closures of businesses all over the state, and the world at large.

As the scale of this pandemic became known, officials began encouraging social distancing as a way of combating the spread of the disease. The simple act of avoiding social events and keeping 6 feet away from people at all times drastically lowers the chances of the virus spreading. As more cases began popping up, local governments were forced into action. Recently, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a shelter in place order as some people began to push the boundaries of their so-called soc...

California’s Edible Marijuana Laws

California edible marijuana laws

California edible marijuana laws

Back in 2016, Californians voted to allow the recreational use of marijuana. This created a whole new mess of laws that dictated how people could use marijuana. The laws rolled out bit by bit over the next few years. While this made things easier for lawmakers and gave them the time they needed to create these laws, this did cause some confusion.

When it comes to marijuana, a lot of people are still confused about what is and isn’t allowed in California. For instance, what are the rules regarding foods and drinks infused with cannabis? Are those allowed in California, and if so, how much can a person carry on them before getting into trouble?

What Are Edibles?

Some people prefer edibles, or foods infused with cannabis, over smoking marijuana...

What Is Price Gouging?

What is price gouging

What is price gouging

Anyone who knows about economics and the concept supply and demand knows that as demand goes up and supply struggles to keep up, prices can rise too. The more people want something, and the less of it there is, the more expensive that item becomes. This is something that a lot of people are experiencing as shortages of basic goods abound thanks to the panic caused by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

As people struggle to get basic necessities, some people are taking advantage of the shortage to make a quick buck. For instance, the prices of hand sanitizer and facemasks shot up by roughly 500% on eBay...

What Counts as Looting in California?

What counts as looting in california

What counts as looting in california

Whenever an emergency strikes, people are bound to panic. This is only natural as systems that people have been able to rely on for their day to day lives begin to shut down. This is exactly what is happening as the COVID-19, Coronavirus pandemic spreads across the world. In response to this virus, many non-essential systems have been shut down to reduce the spread of the disease.

Combine this with the fact that thousands, if not millions, of people have been panic stockpiling all kinds of resources, making it harder for everyone to get even the essentials, a lot of people are scared. For most people, this just means staying at home and avoiding going into public, which is what everyone should be doing anyway.

Unfortunately, there are people out there that see the deserted shopping center...

Is That Baby Photo Going to Get You Into Trouble?

That photo can get you in trouble

All parents, especially first-time parents, love to take photos of their babies. They don’t care how many photos they have of their child, they want more. On top of that, they don’t want to just hoard the photos for themselves, they want to share them with all of their friends and family members. Thanks to social media, this has never been easier.

Social media allows people to share all of their pictures quickly and easily with their loved ones. For the most part, this is perfectly fine. Unfortunately, there can be some trouble when it comes to baby photos. Naked baby photos are often just innocent pictures of the child, but sometimes it can lead to a parent being arrested for sexual exploitation of a minor.

What Photos Can Cause Trouble?

Parents have been taking photos of their chil...

Hiking Safety Tips

Hiking safety tips

Spring has barely arrived and already parts of California are starting to see warmer weather. As the temperatures begin to rise, more and more people begin to venture outside. Whether it is just to their yard, or to something more adventurous like a natural forest, the outdoors are calling people. One of the best ways to explore the state is with a hike.

Living in the city, it can be easy for people to forget how truly wild natural areas can be. They are great places to see and visit, but a person needs to explore these places with the proper caution. Failing to do so can result in some nasty run-ins with the local wildlife. To help ensure everyone’s safety, check out these hiking tips.

Some Tips for the Trail

When it comes to hiking safely, there are all sorts of things that a person s...

Can You Get Into Trouble for Letting Your Kid Pee in Public?

Can your kid pee in public

Can your kid pee in public

Experienced parents all know that raising children is no easy task. A parent never really knows how their child is going to behave at any given moment. This is especially true for youngsters. Their moods and needs can change from moment to moment and no matter how hard a parent may try to prepare, they can still be caught off guard.

One particular incident that can arise with younger children, especially during potty-training, is the child needing to go to the bathroom and not being able to find an available toilet nearby. When little ones say they need to go, they need to go. They can’t hold it like adults do. This can lead to parents having to face a tough decision: Do they let their child pee in public to avoid an accident? If they do, could they get into trouble with the law?

Public ...

What Is a California Stop?

What is a california stop

What is a california stop

There are lots of different rules that a driver has to follow while on the road. Failing to follow any of them can easily earn a person a ticket. Still, there are a ton of different laws, making it easy to forget one here and there. This is made even easier if most drivers forget, or chose to forget, certain laws.

One commonly forgotten or ignored law here in California revolves around something that every driver experiences daily: the stop sign. Stop signs are everywhere and it is rare for a driver to go anywhere without encountering at least one. One might think this would make it impossible for people to forget about the rule regarding stop signs, but that is not the case. So many people here in California have either forgotten, or choose to conveniently ignore, the rule regarding the ...

Is Prop 47 Helping or Hurting California?

California proposition 47

California proposition 47

All the way back in 2014, California voters chose to enact Proposition 47. Prop 47 was billed as a way of making the punishment aspect of law and punishment fairer for many nonviolent offenses. With the passing of this proposition, certain crimes were reduced from felonies to misdemeanors.

By doing this, politicians hoped to reduce the amount of inmates in incarceration and save the state some money. The saved money would then be directed toward different services in an attempt to prevent people from turning to crime in the first place, and help rehabilitate those that had. Unfortunately, after 6 years, it is beginning to look more and more like the idea backfired.

What Prop 47 Was Meant to Do?

Prop 47’s primary concern was dealing with the overcrowding of California’s jail and prison s...

How to Properly Pull Over

How to properly pull over

How to properly pull over

When a person is driving, there are a lot of things that they don’t want to happen. One of the big ones is getting pulled over by the police. When this happens, it means that the driver has done something wrong and is probably going to get a ticket. That is something no driver wants.

When a person is pulled over by the police, there are certain things they should and shouldn’t do. If a driver makes a mistake and does the wrong thing, they could actually get into more trouble. In order to help a person avoid getting into any extra trouble for what was probably just a small traffic violation, here is what a person should do when getting pulled over.

What to Do When Pulled Over

When a driver looks in their rearview mirror and sees a law enforcement vehicle flashing its lights at them a...