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Can California Tax Text Messages?

Can California Tax Text Messages?

Everyone is different in their own, special way. However, there are somethings out there that we all do. Everyone needs to eat and drink, and we all like to stay connected with people that we care about. One of the most popular ways for people to stay connected is through texting. Local California lawmakers are aware of this, and looking to take advantage of this fact.

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) wants to begin taxing text messages in order to help fund programs that provide phone services for the poor. They planned to vote on the measure in early January of 2019. The new tax would likely bring in millions of dollars for the programs.

However, while this idea was supported by the CPUC, it received immediate backlash from consumers and wireless service providers a...

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Dealing with a Surprise Arrest

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Try as people might, you never really know what is going to happen that day when you wake up in the morning. They could have their entire day planned out, but that doesn’t mean that something can’t go wrong. They could be surprised with an unexpected emergency situation with one of their friends or family members.

For instance, a person could be busy getting ready for work in the morning when they suddenly receive a call from a family member. As it turns out, that person was arrested and is currently in jail and wants help getting out. The person didn’t plan on needing bail today, but now they need it if they want to help out their loved one.

Luckily, posting bail is a lot easier than people think. They just need to talk to a professional about getting help...

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How to Deal with Road Rage

How to Deal with Road Rage

Every single American spends an estimated 100 hours driving to and from work every single year. For Californians, that number likely increases due to all of the lovely traffic that the state is known for. Any experienced driver will agree that driving is traffic is absolutely terrible.

The worst part about traffic, is the stress it causes. Whether it is at the beginning of the work day, or the end, getting stuck is not fun. Due to this fact, tensions can run high and lead to road rage. Road rage can cause a lot of problems, not just for the driver himself, but for other drivers around him. That is why it is important for a person to curb their road rage before it speeds out of control.

What Is Road Rage

Road rage is a term that pretty much all drivers are familiar with...

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What Can Be Done about Squatters in California?

What Can Be Done about Squatters in California?California Trespassing Laws

Here in California, and the rest of the country, a person is not able to walk on privately owned land or building unless they have permission to do so. Entering into someone else’s property without permission is considered trespassing. California Penal Code 602 makes this a misdemeanor activity. This means that trespassing can earn a person one of the following:

  • A fine no larger than $1,000.
  • Up to 6 months in jail.
  • Some combination of fine and jail.

Trespassing is not something that is taken lightly here in California. While one would think dealing with squatters would be plain and simple, that is not the case.

What Is Adverse Possession?

California has what is known as squatter’s rights. This is a term that terrifies and concerns many property owners...

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Be Prepared for October 18

Be Prepared for October 18

California is pretty well known for having plenty of wildfires, and 2018 has been no exception. This year’s fire season has been one of the worst in state in history, but it was at least expected. The one plus side to wildfires, is that they follow a bit of a forecast. Here in California, wildfires become much more common during the warm months of summer and fall, making them a slightly predictable emergency.

Earthquakes, on the other hand, are just about as unpredictable as emergencies come. They can happen whenever and wherever in California, making them much scarier. Sometimes the ground will rumble, and it will be over in a second, before anyone can even register that an earthquake took place. Other ties however, things can be much worse.

Large scale earthquakes can strike without...

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Stopping for School Buses

Stopping for School Buses

School is back in session once again and for students, that means that the fun of summer is over. For many adults, we assume nothing changes for us when the new school year starts, however that isn’t exactly the case. With the start of school comes additional traffic around campuses, and school buses make a reappearance.

Luckily for most drivers, school buses only operate within certain time frames. This means that they are not around for most of the day. However, the times they are in operation tend to coincide with rush hour traffic to and from work. Having to stop for a school bus when late to work, or after an extra tiring day at the office, can be frustrating.

Some people assume that if they see a school bus stopped, but it is on the opposite side of the street, that they can sim...

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Is It Time for Last Call?

Is It Time for Last Call?

California lawmakers have recently passed a bill that if signed by Governor Jerry Brown, would allow certain cities to extend how late alcohol could be served. The bill in question is Senate Bill (SB) 905. The bill was passed at the end of August and now awaits either the Governor’s veto or signature.

The new law proposed by SB 905 would allow cities to decide when bars and other alcohol serving establishments should stop serving alcohol. Currently, bars and restaurants in California are required to have their last call at 2 AM. Under this new law, 9 cities would be able to extend their last call for a few more hours starting in 2021.

The 9 cities included in this bill are:

  • Cathedral City
  • Coachella
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Oakland
  • Palm Springs
  • Sacramento
  • San Francisco
  • West H...
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When 9 PM Rolls Around

When 9 PM Rolls Around

For many people, once 9 PM rolls around, they are getting ready to call it a day. However, while these people prepare for bed, there are others who are gearing up to cause some mischief. Once things get dark outside, thieves come out from hiding. Now that people have gone to bed, they can freely roam around in the shadows to take whatever they please.

In order to prevent your stuff from being stolen, many law enforcement agencies across the nation encourage people to participate in the 9 PM Routine. This is a very simple routine, that when followed every night before bed, can help you prevent your stuff from being stolen.

Unlike the name suggests, you do not have to wait until 9 PM to start the routine...

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Dealing with Pets and Forced Evacuations

Dealing with Pets and Forced Evacuations

For most of us, our pets are valued family members. We wouldn’t dream of leaving them in a dangerous situation, which means that if circumstances require that you evacuate your home, you want to bring your pet with you.

Before doing so, you need to be aware of some unique challenges evacuating with pets brings about.

Plan Ahead

You love your pets and many of the emergency crews who help with mandatory evacuations are also animal lovers, but these emergency crews only have a limited amount of space, resources, and supplies, and are often put in a position where they simply can’t help pets. They can only work with humans. This is why it’s best to evacuate your family and your pets at the first sign of trouble, rather than waiting to see how bad things are going to get.

When you firs...

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Bicycles and DUI’s

Bicycles and DUI’s

It’s a well known fact that if you drink to much and than get behind the wheel of your vehicle, you’ll get a DUI, which comes with several life altering consequences. In order to preserve their driver’s license and reputation, many California residents who decide they’re going out for a night on the town, decide to leave their car at home and ride their bike instead. The theory is that if they’re on a bike, they don’t have to worry about getting charged with a DUI. Or do they?

According to the California Vehicle Code Section 21200.5, riding a bike after drinking is actually a very bad idea and one that can get you in legal hot water. The charge is called Cycling Under the Influence (CUI.) The good news is that you won’t be in quite as much trouble as if you’d driven...

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