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How will the new laws affect Californians?

Starting the new year, Californians are also facing new changes in the law. According to the LA Times, the following law changes will affect Californians in the following ways:

Driving:

If your child is under the age of two, they must sit in a rear-facing car seat.
If an individual is convicted of a DUI, they […]

Is Your Family Practicing Toy Safety?

The holiday season brings new memories, shared meals, and new toys for children. In order to have a safe experience with these new holiday toys, it is essential for parents to practice toy safety. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, “188,400 children under the age of 15 years were seen in emergency departments for toy-related injuries […]

California: The Worst State for Drivers

The golden state is the worst state for drivers, according to a new study released by Bankrate.com. “On average, California drivers face longer commute times than drivers in all other states besides New York and Massachusetts” . Overall, Americans spend an average of 17,600 minutes (12 full days) driving. Moreover, owning a vehicle is costing […]

Say NO to Holiday Fires this Season!

Did you know that one quarter of home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems (NFPA)? Moreover, the U.S. Fire Administration claims that December is the peak of the year for home candle fires. Although holiday gatherings are filled with joy and cheer, they can soon turn dangerous if a holiday fire decides to […]

Parking Lot Accidents: What you need to know.

With the holidays just around the corner, people are heading to the stores to buy presents for their friends and family. This jolly time of the year calls for large crowds, busy stores, and a potential increase in parking lot accidents. According to the National Safety Council, two-thirds of drivers may be distracted when pulling into […]

Car Seat Safety: Are You Practicing It?

If you are visiting family this holiday season, you may be traveling on the roads. During these long road trips, it is important to ensure the safety of your family, such as checking the status of the tires prior to travel. How about if you are traveling with young children? Have you recently evaluated your […]

Thanksgiving-Related Accidents: Be Prepared.

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday where family and friends come together to give thanks and enjoy a delicious meal.  Even such delightful moments can be packed with hidden dangers. Whether you are in charge of cooking the turkey, slicing the carrots, or you are driving home on a full stomach, dangers lurk at every corner. Be […]

Rules Still Apply to “Recreational Marijuana”

If you live in California, you have probably heard about the recent passing of proposition 64, also known as the legalization of recreational marijuana (also referred to as weed or pot) usage. Even though Californians can now grow and possess marijuana legally, they cannot purchase marijuana (unless it is for medical usage) until Jan 1st […]

A Simple and Objective Guide to California Propositions

Happy Election Day! If you live in the state of California, you are probably aware of at least some propositions in the long list of proposed measures. These propositions are important and may affect you drastically if passed or rejected. It is vital that you understand the pros and cons of each proposed measure, in order to make an […]

Proposition 64: Does this mean I can drive while stoned?

With the elections around the corner, marijuana has become a popular topic. Proposition 64 strives to allow the recreational usage of marijuana for adults 21 years of age and older in the state of California. Yes on 64 (Californians to Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana while Protecting Children) argue that this legalization of recreational […]