Don’t Be Carefree This Summer

Don’t Be Carefree This Summer

It is summertime in California, which means singing along to your favorite tunes and hanging out with friends. All year long you’ve been waiting to let go, go on vacation, and bring out your favorite summer playlist. You’ve got your swimsuit on, and the car packed for the beach. You’re all set, right? Wrong. You’ve forgotten to think about your safety, and the safety of those around you.

Even though you want to be carefree this summer, you still need to take the necessary steps to be safe. Before heading out anywhere alone, notify a family member, or close friend of your plans. It may seem ridiculous, but if something were to happen to you while you were alone, no one would know...

How Many Guns Did He Have?

How Many Guns Did He Have?

California has some of the strictest guns laws within the United States. While this is frustrating for some, it is meant to help keep people safe. There are many people out there who should not own a gun or any other sort of weapon. That is why people are now required to pass a background check before purchasing a gun.

Unfortunately, despite all of these laws, guns still fall into the wrong hands. Take for instance a southern California resident who was recently arrested for own too many guns. Manuel Fernandez, a 60-year-old Agua Dulce resident, was recently arrested for having over 500 different guns in his home. That is a ridiculously large number of weapons. The only people who need that many guns are army suppliers and video game characters with comically large backpacks.

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Do You Know about These Firework Laws in California?

Do You Know about These Firework Laws in California?

Whenever anyone mentions the Fourth of July, you can bet that everyone’s first thought is fireworks. These colorful little explosives go hand in hand with the holiday.in fact, this is so true that you can’t buy most fireworks in California unless the holiday is just around the corner. While this may be inconvenient for some people, this is actually required by law within the state of California.

California has several laws regarding fireworks. Firstly, fireworks are divided into two categories within the state, they can either be “Dangerous” or “Safe and Sane” fireworks. Dangerous fireworks are what are seen at professional firework displays. Only people with special display licenses are allowed to set off dangerous fireworks within the state of California.

One of the most pro...

Jail isn’t the Love Shack

Jail isn’t the Love Shack

Relationships are hard to handle. They are complicated puzzles that take time, work, and communication. In today’s world, they also require attention or a presence on social media, making the overall relationship harder. Then life happens and balancing a relationship feels impossible, especially if your significant other lands themselves in jail.

Having a relationship with someone while they are in jail is not easy. Between accepting that they are in jail and why they’re in in jail, it makes any relationship shake. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been married for several years, or together for two, having a significant other in jail is not easy. One of the reasons why it is so difficult on the relationship is the lack of communication...

Mother’s Day in Mexico

Mother’s Day in Mexico

Mother’s Day is always on a Sunday and this is due to the origins of this holiday being tied to Lent, a Christian tradition. The date of Easter influences when Lent and Mother’s Day are. This year, Mother’s Day follows on May 13th, which is coming up fast. However, if you’re confused about the date of Mother’s Day, don’t worry, you’re not alone. The reason why there is some confusion about the date of Mother’s day is because in other countries, like Mexico it’s on Thursday May 10th.

You may be scratching your head and asking why Mother’s Day would be celebrated on a different day in Mexico? Well, the main reason for that is because in Mexico they always appreciate their Mothers on May 10th. They don’t let Lent or Easter influence the date of Mother’s Day...

What’s Worse than a DUI? A DUI While Underage

What’s Worse than a DUI? A DUI While Underage

Most people recognize the fact that driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a bad idea. Unfortunately, there are still people out there who do not understand this concept, and many of them are underage. Young drivers are still learning how serious all of their actions behind the wheel of the car are. They do not understand that being under the influence of anything makes their driving worse.

With the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in the state of California, it has become easier for people to get ahold of. While this is fine for those who are of a legal age to use the drug, this has proven a bit problematic since it has made it easier for minors to get their hands on as the drug well.

In order to prevent accident and save lives, Senator Jerry Hill has proposed a ...

Would You Want to Fly with a Peacock?

Would You Want to Fly with a Peacock?

Recently, a peacock made headlines at an airport. The interesting thing is, it didn’t make headlines for the reason one would suspect when hearing about a bird at an airport. This bird didn’t delay flights or damage a plane on the runway. No, it was trying to board a flight.

The story takes place at Newark Liberty International Airport where a woman tried to bring her emotional support animal onto a flight with her. The animal in question was a peacock. United Airlines decided to not let the bird onto the plane, despite the fact that the woman had purchased an extra seat for the bird.

For those unaware, emotional support animals are animals that aren’t much different than pets. Unlike services dogs, emotional support animals do not have any training...

The First Amendment

The First Amendment

The United States is an interesting place when it comes to politics. There are marches and rallies about various different political issues nearly every day. From college protests to riots in the street, Americans are exercising their First Amendment right. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution covers:

• Freedom of religion
• Freedom of speech
• Freedom of press
• Freedom of assembly
• Freedom to petition

 
The First Amendment covers a lot of freedoms that people use daily. Without the First Amendment, the American culture and climate would be completely different. We wouldn’t be seen kneeling, or flag burning because we wouldn’t have a right to protest. Imagine the Internet without freedom of speech? Say goodbye to anything that holds an opinion opposing the government...

Nature in California

Nature in California

California is a large state full of opportunities and things to do. Even though it’s winter, the temperatures don’t always show it. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors by checking out some of the parks within California. With hundreds of hiking trails, 118 state parks, and 9 national parks, California is loaded with outdoor activities.

California is typically divided up into three parts: northern, central, and southern. Each part of the state has different environments to offer. In Northern California you find more trees, and in particular you can find redwoods. The Redwood National Park is home to the some of the tallest trees on earth...

Don’t Forget Your Pets

Don’t Forget Your Pets

It’s that time of year where traveling, shopping, and stressing over family gatherings are a typical thing. With this being a stressful time, folks often forget about their furry companions.

For starters, Christmas trees and pets can be a dangerous combination. Cats have a tendency to chew, and play with the ornaments and tree. If a tree isn’t anchored properly, it can fall over and do some serious damage.

Tinsel can also be a hazard for pets as well. With tinsel being shiny, pets may be tempted to try to eat it. Cats and dogs are thrilled to chew bits and pieces of the glittering decoration. The same applies to having holly or mistletoe in the house as well. Both holly and mistletoe are poisonous to your pets, so you may want to opt for the fake kind.

Try to avoid over feeding pet...