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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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Talk to Your Kids about Bullying

Talk to Your Kids about Bullying

As summer begins to wind down, kids all over will begin facing their most dreaded of days. The first day of the new school year. Most kids would prefer to stay on summer break indefinitely rather than go back to school, however summer has to come to an end. As everyone gets ready for the new school year, parents should take this opportunity to talk to their children about bullying.

Bullying is a very big deal, and should always be taken seriously. A parent should always do their very best to ensure that their child knows that bullying is never okay. Bullying is described as when a person intentionally seeks to harm, intimidate, or coerce another individual. Make sure your child knows how harmful bullying can be to the victim.

Kids are notorious for bullying, since they often have not ye...

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Filing a Restraining Order

Filing a Restraining Order

There is almost nothing more frightening than facing someone who refuses to leave you alone. What do you do when an ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend refuses to stop calling after a harsh breakup? What do you do when someone finds you online and begins showing up at your home or place of work? What do you do when a communicated threat becomes physical? Luckily, there is a way to protect yourself.

While filing for a restraining order may not be the first, or most desirable, option to deal with someone who is threatening your safety, in time it may become necessary. It is important that you are not afraid to take legal action to protect yourself. It is also important not to be deterred by the process in which you have to follow to obtain a restraining order.

According to the California stat...

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Don’t Cross While Distracted

Don’t Cross While Distracted

We all know that using a cellphone while driving is a bad idea. It distracts the drivers and makes it much more likely for him or her to cause an accident. While this is a big deal, there is another time involving cars when it is not a good idea to be on the phone. That is when a person is crossing the street.

Crossing a street can be dangerous if not done at a proper time, or if either the pedestrian or driver are not fully paying attention. In the city of Montclair, around 15% of all vehicle related fatalities occur in pedestrian involved traffic collisions. The city looks to reduce that number with their new city-wide ordinance.

This new ordinance makes it illegal for a person to cross a road while distracted by their cellphone or any other electronic device...

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Can I Get in Trouble with a Drunk Minor in My Vehicle?

Can I Get in Trouble with a Drunk Minor in My Vehicle?

It’s the call every parent hopes to get – the call of a responsible teenager. Imagine this, your teenage child asks to go out with some friends for the night. With the promise of not getting into trouble and being home by 10:00 PM, you agree. Now, it’s 10:15 and your child still isn’t home when the phone rings. As a parent, there is an immediate pit in your stomach but this time it’s simply your child calling for a ride home after they consumed alcohol.

We know that your first reaction when you hear that your child has been illegally consuming alcohol is to be angry. However, take a deep breath and pause for a moment. Rather than driving themselves home or getting into the car with a potentially intoxicated friend, or a stranger, they called you to come and pick them up.

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What You Should and Shouldn’t Do When Pulled Over by a Cop for Speeding

What You Should and Shouldn’t Do When Pulled Over by a Cop for Speeding

There’s nothing quite like the sinking feeling you get when you look in your rearview mirror and see the red and blue flashing lights. You were speeding and now you’ve been caught.

Getting pulled over is bad enough but knowing how you should react when the cop approaches your window is even worse. It’s hard to know what to say and how to act.

The best way to handle an officer that has just pulled you over is to not volunteer any information. Don’t roll down your window and say that you knew you were speeding, that’s a confession of guilt and will hurt your case if you decide to fight the ticket. Let the officer tell you how many miles you were going over the speed limit.

Once they state that you were speeding, don’t argue with them about. Just say okay...

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Exhaust Modifications. Yay or Nay?

Exhaust Modifications. Yay or Nay?

One of the first things drivers who purchase a sportscar want to do is play with the exhaust. They want to hear the vehicle rumble and purr every time they turn it on. While the modified exhaust does alert every other driver on the road that they’re sharing the space with a tricked-out sports car, it also catches the attention of the local patrol officers.

In a perfect world, the mechanic you bring your sports car to for exhaust work will let you know if the system they’re installing will get you in legal trouble. Unfortunately, the world isn’t perfect and there’s no shortage of mechanics who will place the loudest exhaust they can find on your vehicle even though the system isn’t legal in the state.

It’s up to you to take the time to research California’s laws about the ...

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Is Leaving Parking Tickets Unpaid a Good Idea?

Is Leaving Parking Tickets Unpaid a Good Idea?

Tickets are never fun to deal with. Nobody wants to get them, because not only does it mean we did something wrong, it means we are going to have to pay a fine. Nowadays, fines are pretty expensive. Here in California, the average cost of parking ticket is anywhere from $40 to $60. The price of the fine depends on the severity of the infraction.

Luckily, the majority of traffic violations are only infraction level offenses. This means that the worst a person can face is a small fine. A person rarely receives any jail time for an infraction. However, knowing this doesn’t make getting an infraction any easier. It can still bruise our ego, and hurt our wallets.

This is why some people will sometimes choose not to pay for a parking ticket, which is never a good idea...

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3 Tips to Increase Your Credit Score

3 Tips to Increase Your Credit Score

It’s a situation no one ever wants to be in, but it’s one that you may face in your lifetime.

Picture this: You’ve just been arrested, you’ve been booked and given a bail amount, and you’ve called someone for assistance. Now, you sit and wait in a holding cell while a loved one contacts a bail agent to help obtain your freedom. However, there’s a problem. The bail agency cannot issue a bond because, after running a credit report, their credit score isn’t high enough.

This is a serious problem because now you’re forced to sit in jail and wait until your court appearance. However, this is an avoidable problem. The answer is simple – keep your credit score up so that you never have to worry about it being too low to be approved...

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