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Coffee or Beer? Which Would You Rather Have?

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Coffee or Beer? Which Would You Rather Have?

Drinking beer can be like tasting different coffees. There’s a lot that goes into brewing beer. Just like coffee there are different flavors and levels of roast. Both beer and coffee influence your body in some way or form. Coffee sharpens the senses and sends them into overdrive. Whereas beer does the complete opposite and slows you down. It impairs your judgment, and makes you feel a bit fuzzy. Though two great drinks, you need to drink both of them responsibly.

Coffee can get you wired and send your body into overdrive. You can actually overdose on caffeine and give your body a heart attack. Though that may be difficult to do with coffee, it can still happen. Coffee can have you so amped up, that you may feel sick. Like all things coffee in moderation is the key to not overdosing on the jitters.

Beer on the other hand tends to slow people down. Beer, unlike coffee, dulls your senses. You may be able to pound a few back with your friends but once you get up, you may feel the world wobble. Beer is an alcoholic beverage, so you get drunk from ingesting it. Being drunk is never fun, because you lose control of your body. On top of that, you then won’t be able to drive. Driving under the influence of any substance is a bad idea. You can land yourself with at least a DUI, or at most manslaughter, if you get into an accident.

Both coffee and beer have their drawbacks. However, that doesn’t change the popularity of these drinks. Everybody loves their Monday morning coffee, just like everybody enjoys their Friday night beer. The key to enjoying these drinks is moderation. Being aware of your body’s limits will help you continue to enjoy these marvelous drinks without trouble.

The similarities between coffee and beer are quite amazing. While one is typically drank during the morning, and the other at night, they both can be specialized to the individual. Coffees can have extra cream, and only three pumps of vanilla. Beer can be brewed with more malts or infused with fruits. With these drinks being specialized, it only adds to the desire to drink more.

Whichever beverage you choose to drink, don’t forget to drink responsibly and in moderation. While you can drink and drive with coffee, you definitely can’t do that with beer. Doing so will land you in serious trouble, which is something that nobody wants.

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Bullying can be Conquered

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Bullying can be Conquered

The bad guys in the movies don’t have a whole lot of fans. There are even some characters in films that everyone despises because the actors played the part so well. We don’t like the villain ruining our favorite heroes’ lives; so why do we let bullies continue to exist. Why don’t we try to change their motivation similarly to how we root for our favorite super villains’ to change their ways?

Let’s talk about the problem of bullying, even with our friends and family. Talking about bullying, and the problem that it is causing can help eliminate it all together. It’s a step in the right direction. Having an open conversations with your kids about signs of bullying, and how to be kind to others can go a long way. We need to not just focus on the victims, but also acknowledge the bully too, is suffering.

We need to confront the problem we face with bullying. A bully can be formed from many different scenarios. If a child has dysfunctional childhood, or is lacking some metaphysical need, they could eventually channel negative energy on to another kid in the form of bullying. Then the victim of the bullying generally has two options, talk about the problem or ignore it. The victim’s perspective on life will influence their decision.

Don’t let bullying fester, talk about it. Talking about it with friends, family, or someone who can make a difference is generally the healthiest option. If a victim decides to ignore the problem, this is where the sad stories start to form. This is where everyone feels bad, and wishes they could have done something different. That is why you shouldn’t let it fester. Don’t feel bad; be proactive about asking people: “How are they really doing?”

In a society where we glamorize everything being perfect, it’s time for us to acknowledge the imperfections of our world. Bullying needs to be addressed, not just after a tragedy, but constantly. There needs to be a conversation about bullying because bullies grow up to become bigger bullies. Bigger bullies will eventually pay a price that can be life altering, such as landing in jail. The lesson here is that we need to talk about it, we need to be proactive, and most importantly we need to listen.

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Family Dinners are Worth It

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Family Dinners are Worth It

Having a family has its perks and drawbacks. Unfortunately, you really don’t get a choice on who your family is, which can make family gatherings a minefield at times. There may be times where you feel like you can’t say anything at a family gathering without someone getting their feelings hurt. You may even dread family dinners because it seems like some family members always brings up your mistakes. Despite all of this, family dinners can be good thing.

At family dinners you get to know each other a little bit better. You may find out things you never knew about your parents or siblings. You may find out little things about each other, like what they don’t like to eat on their tacos. You’ll get to know them better than you ever thought possible, just by spending more time with them.

Family dinners are a great opportunity to ask about family history. Family genealogy is often forgotten, or not passed down anymore. Asking older family members about their passed family members can help you build knowledge about your family tree. Plus there are probably great stories that your family members are dying to share with the next generation.

Family dinners help you feel connected to your family. The world is crazy, and we’re constantly hustling. We get so distracted with our daily lives and problems that we forget about what really matters to us. Family helps us stay grounded and reminds us of what is truly important. A weekly, or even monthly, family dinner can help you feel connected with the rest of your family. It’s great time to catch up with everyone.

Don’t dread family dinners: enjoy them. True, these events can have unpleasant moments because someone’s feelings were hurt. However, don’t let that deter you from spending time together. Enjoy the perk of family, which is a group of people who will always have your back no matter what happens. By spending some quality time with them over dinner, you all come closer together.

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How to Show Appreciation

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How to Show Appreciation

Showing appreciation is not as easy as saying “thank you,” It’s unfortunately a lot more complicated than sending a thank you card and flowers too. Being appreciative that your family has helped you is one thing, but how do you show it? Showing appreciation is skill, and not everyone has it. Don’t worry; it is skill that anyone can learn. There are several ways to show your appreciation.

Giving well thought out gifts is one way to show your appreciation. Giving a gift from the heart is an obvious way to show someone you care about them. Gifts can range from a homemade card to a diamond ring. It all depends on the person the gift is for, and what you can afford to give. Don’t think about the price tag, think about the sentimental value of the gift yourself. Sometimes the best gifts can be made.

Sometimes giving words of appreciation is the best gift. Some people may not be gift people, but are word people. If that is the case, giving them praise when they do something for you is good. However giving them words of appreciation when they haven’t done anything recently for you can mean a lot more. Saying kind words to your family can go miles, especially if they’ve recently bailed you out of a sticky situation.

Quality time is one of the most underrated ways to show appreciation. The reason why it is underrated is because people sometimes don’t know how to do it correctly. When some people think of quality time, they think about spending the day with that person, while still being on their technology. Quality time is when you give your undivided attention to an individual. That means you’re actively listening them speak and not checking your phone every few minutes.

Appreciation is one of the things in life that should be simple, but it’s actually a bit complicated. It’s something that should be unique to the individual that you are showing the appreciation too. The reason for this is that we are all unique, special people who feel things differently. The important thing is to just try and show appreciation for those who have helped you out in life because life is already hard enough without showing some love.

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Oh Happy Spring: Go Enjoy California!

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Oh Happy Spring: Go Enjoy California!

Spring is here, and warmer weather is around the corner for us Californians. Right now we are able to bask in the sun, smell the flowers, and wear shorts. Meanwhile the rest of the nation is suffering from post-winter weather. Luckily for us, we live in California and are past that kind of weather. We live in a state that loves good vibes and great views. There’s so much culture and energy.

If you ever need a good pick me up, there are plenty places that you can check out. For starters, California has miles of coastlines waiting to be enjoyed. There are plenty of look out spots all around California that you can drive or hike to. If the coast isn’t you favorite view, don’t worry, California has several different landscapes to choose from. Pack a lunch, grab the family and go for a drive around the beautiful state.

If the views aren’t your thing, or you’re looking for something a bit more livelily, you can check out one of the many concert venues. California has several major concert venues, such as: The Hollywood Bowl, Staple Center, Nokia Lounge, and House of Blues. Performers come from all over the world to play in California, the home of the stars. Don’t forget that California also is the only state that has Coachella. Coachella is a major Music festival that happens once a year in the California desert. Bonding over the music is a great opportunity and music venues are a great place to reconnect with friends and family.

If views, or the music venues don’t make you feel blessed for living in the Sunshine State, don’t forget about the history that California has to offer. From the missions, to museums, there are loads of spots to visit if you want to learn more about the world around you. If you’re curious about art exhibits there’s a museum for that. If dinosaurs are more your thing, there’s a Natural History Museum. Museums are a great place to bring the family too. Finding out more about the world around you is easy, especially in California.

We’re lucky here in California because we get great weather, amazing views, rocking music, and have loads of educational opportunities. We’re not saying we’re the best state in the nation, but we’re also not saying we aren’t. We’re simply saying that we’re extremely blessed to be in this golden state that we get to call home.

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Is There a Difference between Jails and Prisons?

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Is There a Difference between Jails and Prisons?

A vast majority of people out there can go their entire lives without ever having to deal with jails or prisons. These people can consider themselves lucky. However, due to this fact, many people do not know that there is a difference between jails and prisons. The two terms do not refer to the same thing.

A person being sent to jail is very different from a person being sent to prison. In one instance, a person may be able to get bailed out, while in the other, the person is stuck until they have served out their sentence.

Jails are correctional facilities that are used as temporary holding. People who are in jail were either, recently arrested and awaiting trial, or were found guilty and are serving a sentence that is shorter than one year. Since people awaiting trial end up in jail, some jail inmates can be bailed out. Due to the short-term nature of jails, they are usually smaller and not as heavily funded as prison. They also have less security since the inmates housed in these facilities have a lower threat level than those housed in prison.

Prisons, on the other hand, are used as long-term housing for convicted criminals. A person serving time in a prison has been convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve more than one year in incarceration. These facilities are much larger than jails and hold more inmates. They receive more funding, offer more facilities to inmates, and have higher security than jail. Once a person is in jail, they will remain there until their sentence has been served.

A person ending up in prison is much worse than ending up in jail. If a person is in jail they won’t be there for too long since jail sentences are never longer than a year. If the person is just awaiting their day in court, they will likely be able to bail out of jail.

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Driving Slow in the Fast Lane: Is It Legal?

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Driving Slow in the Fast Lane: Is It Legal?

Have you ever been driving down the freeway only to get stuck behind a vehicle doing 55 in the fast lane? It can be incredibly frustrating to get slowed down by someone who can’t drive the speed limit and yet insists on being in the left lane. Unfortunately, it is a pretty common occurrence, especially here in California.

Here in California, we have laws that state if a person is driving slower than the flow of traffic, they need to move over to the left lane. Other states, however, have a different approach to the left lane. In many state across the country, a driver is only allowed to use the left lane to pass another vehicle. After they have done this, they are supposed to return to the right lane.

While many states have this law in effect, a lot of them do not have any actual repercussions for breaking this law. The state of Virginia recently changed that. The state legislature signed a bill into law last July that allowed law enforcement officers to issue tickets to any driver caught going slower than the speed of traffic in the left lane.

Each ticket would cost a driver $100. Since the law went into effect in July of 2017, the state has brought in over one million dollars. Aside from bringing in a nice bit of money for the state government, this also proves that driving slow in the fast lane is a real problem. Ask any driver, and they will tell you that this is a real problem.

With California roads and highways becoming more congested each day, and the state struggling to make ends meet financially, enacting a law like this here might be a win-win situation. Right now, drivers should move to the right if they are holding up traffic, though as most people have seen, this doesn’t happen. A law like this might clear up our roadways nicely.

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Mother’s Day in Mexico

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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. Not only do they celebrate on a different day, they also do it a bit differently.

In Mexico they have Mother’s Day Eve. Traditionally on May 9th, the kids come home to their mothers, no matter the age, and thank them for all their labors. They also give gifts and send flowers, similarly to how we celebrate it here in the United States.

Showing appreciation for our moms is nationally similar, but it still is difficult for many of us. Finding the perfect gift can be tough and extremely frustrating. Don’t get wrapped up in worrying about the gift though. Focus on the message that you are trying to send to your mom. That message can be one of appreciation and love.

Mother’s Day sneaks up fast, but don’t be completely caught off guard. You have from May 10 to May 13 this year to share just how much you appreciate your mom. If you end up missing those days because of life, 10 out of 10 moms would recommend to showing how much you love them every day. Moms give so much for us, so just giving back 10% of what they do for us would be huge.

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You Would Miss the Comforts of Home if It Weren’t for Los Angeles Bail Bonds

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You Would Miss the Comforts of Home if It Weren’t for Los Angeles Bail Bonds

Whenever you go away from home for an extended period of time, you begin to miss the weirdest things. Of course, you miss your loved ones, but you also miss a lot of little things as well, things you never thought you’d miss. You miss your bed, the way your cat runs wildly around the house, and most of all, you miss how comfortable home truly feels. While it is nice to get away for a while, you eventually find yourself counting down the days until you go back home.

At least with vacations, you are in control. However, there are times when you are taken from your home and not allowed to return. This is what happens when you are arrested and sent to jail. You are removed from your life and forced to stay away from it for an undisclosed amount of time. This definitely sounds bad, but there is a solution.

During the trial process, people are typically allowed to post bail. This way, you can stay at home during their trial, and not have to stay in jail. This is a much more comfortable option, the trick is finding a way to do it without draining your bank account. This can easily be done by contacting Los Angeles Bail Bonds.

For over 30 years, Los Angeles Bail Bonds has provided Californians with a cheap and affordable method for getting out of jail. All you have to do to get out of jail, is pay us 10% of your bail, and we will then post your bail for you. The best part? You can pay that 10% off on a payment plan, and get bailed out of jail after making your first payment. You do not have to finish paying us before you are released from jail.

This method of bailing you out of jail gets you out quickly, and is infinitely easier than paying for the bail on your own. With our help, you will be able to return to the comfort of your own home in no time at all. You will be able to sleep in your own bed, and laugh at the goofy stuff that your cat does, all while enjoying being at home.

If you ever need to bail out of jail, just contact Los Angeles Bail Bonds by clicking Chat With Us or by calling (866) 855-3186.

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Gifts Your Mom Will Appreciate

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Gifts Your Mom Will Appreciate

Moms are special. Not just special in how they’re all unique, but special in how much they do for us. The amount of patience they have for our attitudes, problems, and mistakes, are never ending it seems. Moms are truly amazing and need to know this. They give so much of their lives to us that we often feel at a loss as to what to get them in order to show our appreciation.

Gifting your mom with a homemade card can mean a lot to her. It may seem cheesy, especially if you’re older and making a homemade card consists of testing out Pinterest methods. Putting in the time and effort to hand craft the perfect card for your mom will definitely make her smile. Just like how she has handcrafted you in life, this card can show her just how much you care. Even if the card has mistakes, she’ll still love it.

Every mom loves flowers. Take the time and pick out your mom’s favorite flowers for her. If you don’t know what her favorite flowers are, don’t worry about it. Everyone likes flowers; it’s rare for a person to say the hate a specific flower. Again taking the time to pick out the perfect bouquet, or even plant-able flowers, for your mom is always a safe bet for showing your appreciation.

Spoiling your mom with her favorite sweet treats is another way to show affection. Whether it is chocolate, fruit, bread, or any kind of dessert, you mom will definitely be grateful for the thought that you put into selecting her gift. If you can get her sweet treat fresh, do so. That will help maximize her happiness with your gift. Who doesn’t like being spoiled with their favorite guilty pleasure?

Moms are one of a kind, and do so much for us. We wouldn’t be half the person we are today without the help of our mom. While they give us so much, they often expect very little in return. The best gift you can give your mom this mother’s day is your time. Just like how she has given a lot of her time, showing your appreciation by spending time with her is probably more than enough for her.

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Let’s Address the Green Monster in the Room: What Can Cause Jealousy

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Let’s Address the Green Monster in the Room: What Can Cause Jealousy

We all have a little green monster inside us. This monster causes us to doubt others and makes us do things that we may regret later. This little creature’s name is jealousy. Jealousy doesn’t just live in romantic relationships. Jealousy can be found in all forms in relationships.

You can be jealous in a friendship. You may have seen jealousy rear its ugly head in friendships when you were younger. When you and your best friend hung out with your other friend. That other friend might have made comments about feeling like a third wheel. Maybe you, yourself, experienced jealousy. For instance, if your best friend started hanging out with another person all the time, you may have felt left out. It’s more common for people to feel jealous over friends than it is in romantic relationships. This is because we often experience a closer bond and memories with our friends.

You can be jealous of a family member. So is it sibling rivalry, or sibling jealously? We often forget the anger is actually a secondary response. Meaning that you have to feel something other than anger first, before actually feeling angry. Before you could be angry with your sibling for getting all of your parent’s attention you may just be jealous of them in the first place.

You can be jealous of a co-worker. It’s not surprising that we might find a green monster in the work place. We often jump to conclusions thinking that the boss is favoring another co-worker more. This may leave us feeling left out, or jealous that they’re rubbing elbows with the boss. We also often assume someone has an easier job then us, which makes us envious of their position.

We all know you can be jealous in a romantic relationship, but we may be surprised to find the little green monster in other relationships. If you do find yourself with a little envy on your shoulder, try to analyze why you’re feeling like that. Then try to think about what you can do to prevent yourself from being jealous. Some may argue being a little green is good for motivational purposes. However, no one likes feeling jealous all of the time.

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What Cinco de Mayo is Really About

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What Cinco de Mayo is Really About

May fifth is right around the corner. Now if you’re not influenced by Mexican culture, you probably don’t really care about the date. However, if you are like most of southern California, you’ve been preparing for May fifth for a long time. Your family has been making plans for weeks, and you have been mentally preparing for the fun you’re about to have.

May fifth, commonly known as Cinco de Mayo, is a huge festivity. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over the French. According to Histoy.com, Cinco de Mayo specifically commemorates the 1862 Battle of Puebla. However, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of the Mexican culture.

Surprisingly, Cinco de Mayo is a smaller celebration in Mexico. American-Mexican cultures are a little bit louder when it comes to celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Americans love to celebrate anything and everything. Mixing American culture with Mexican culture will result in one giant good time.

Cinco de Mayo is commonly mistaken for other Mexican traditions. Cinco de Mayo gets mistaken for other holidays like Independence Day in Mexico and Day of the Dead. They are two other colorful, traditional holidays that celebrate completely different things. Independence Day for Mexico is September 16th and is on the anniversary of the declaration of war against the Spanish government in 1810. Day of the Dead is celebrated the day after Halloween and is about honoring those who have passed away. With all of these bright and colorful holidays, it is important to know what you are actually celebrating.

The American-Mexican culture is about embracing heritage and having a good time. That is why Cinco de Mayo is so widely celebrated in California. Even though it is just a small part of Mexican culture, it is still as important as other holidays. It’s time to kick up your feet and celebrate the tradition of Cinco de Mayo.

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First Dates Situations You Want to Avoid

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First Dates Situations You Want to Avoid

For the most part, first dates are awkward. If you managed to have a first date that wasn’t awkward, it was for one of two reasons. Either you weren’t very concerned by the date, or you cared about the date a lot and you may want to consider marrying that person. Having a non-awkward first date is difficult because you feel as if you need to sell yourself to this stranger you just met. After all, you want to impress them.

You may feel like it will take a lot of effort to impress them. Magazines and online blog posts all have long lists of things you shouldn’t do on a first date. There are also plenty of lists that tell you what to do. Thanks to all of these lists, your head is probably spinning and lost. You’re in luck, this article won’t focus on what to do on a first date, and this is about what first date situations that should be avoided. Cosmopolitans list of first date tips include:

• Be open to new ideas.
• Bring floss.
• Have positive vibes.
• Don’t talk about your ex.
• Don’t bring up sex.

 
We’re in living a world where we meet people through online dating apps. This can be great to meet new people, but also can be very bad. Know when you should avoid a first date situation can be lifesaving for you. Being aware of major red flags can save you time, and keep you safe. Not everyone is who they say they are online, and that can be dangerous.

If your first date is taking you to a surprise concert for a band you hate, you may want to rethink continuing that date. Better to break it off sooner, rather than later. Having a difference of opinion about music is fine, but that date is destined to end horribly if one of you isn’t enjoying yourself.

If your first date is helping them move out of their house because their landlord decided to kick them out last minute, you may want to move on to someone else. Being kicked out of a rental last minute usually means the tenant did something very bad. For a landlord to terminate a contract last minute is not convenient for anyone involved. You may want to take this as a sign and not go on the date.

Hairy legs or lips can be a turn off for some. However, the person could have honestly forgotten to shave and be a great person. Those kinds of situations are not deal breakers for first dates, unlike surprise horrible concerts, jail, or eviction notices. You need to know what is too much and what you are looking for in a person. Being aware of your limits will be a great benefit for you. Knowing that, you’ll be able to be confident with your dating decisions.

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Are Minors Allowed to Have Alcohol Under the Supervision of Their Parents? The Answer May Surprise You

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Are Minors Allowed to Have Alcohol Under the Supervision of Their Parents? The Answer May Surprise You

Some parents out there who are dealing with minors and drinking tend to take a different approach to the matter. Many parents would flat out ban their children from drinking until they are of legal age to do so. However, some parents prefer to allow their underage children to drink, but only under their supervision. The idea is that this way, the child can learn about alcohol and its effects under the watchful eye of the parent.

In many states around the country, this is a common practice. The problem with this method, is that it is actually illegal within the state of California. Here in California, minors are not even allowed to possess alcohol, and they definitely are not allowed to consume it.

An adult allowing any minor to consume alcohol in their home is against the law under Business and Professions Code 25658.2. Breaking this law is a misdemeanor offense, which means a person could face up 1 year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine. What’s worse, is that would like only be one of the charges a person would face for allowing a minor to consume alcohol.

In all likelihood, a person could also be charged with Penal Code 272, which makes it illegal for anyone to help a minor commit an unlawful act, such as possessing and consuming alcohol. This is another misdemeanor offense and can earn a person up to a year in jail, and a possible fine of $2,500.

Things can get even worse if the minor then proceeds to get behind the wheel of a car and cause an accident, which is why it is best to simply wait until they are older before allowing them to have any alcohol. This way, everyone stays safe and no one ends up breaking the law.

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Rules on the Beaches in California

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Rules on the Beaches in California

California is known for its coastline. Famous beaches line Venice, Santa Monica, Malibu, and Big Sur are iconic to the rest of the nation. People travel from all over the world to see the golden coast. Musicians write songs about the west coast all the time. California is continuously engraved in to the books for its beaches.

The beaches are a great place to spend time with family and friends. Here in California, it’s easy to load up the car for the day and spend hours looking out over the ocean. Going to the beach is free, and you can pack your own lunches and save money. You can always explore the local beaches for a food stand or even check out a nearby restaurant. While you’re at the beach you can lay out with the proper amount of sunscreen, go surfing, boggy boarding, or just stand out in the water. While you’re at the beach you are being active.

Your body will thank you for going to the beach too. The sand exfoliates your skin by getting rid of dead skin cells. The salty water is also good for any small cuts and scrapes. If you do go out in the water with a cut, be prepared to clean out any sand particles to prevent infections.

Besides packing the perfect lunch and bringing a towel, there is one other thing you need to worry about. The beaches are great, but they’re great because there are rules that protect them. There are several rules and laws in place for your safety, and to help protect the ocean environment. The following rules and laws were found off of See California, a tourist site for the state:

No smoking on any beaches
No glass bottles or glass objects
No swimming in marked areas
No alcoholic beverages
No nudity unless marked as a nude beach
No fires
No dogs unless otherwise marked
No admission (beach curfew hours vary)
No surfing in designated areas

 

Beaches are a great place to escape the hustle of the world. They are great for relaxing and listening to the waves crashing upon the shore. Beaches are a staple to the California lifestyle. Just be sure you aren’t breaking any laws. A good rule of thumb when it comes to finding out what rules a beach may have is to do some research, and ask the locals.

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As the Weather Begins to Warm Up Again, Wildfires Become a Real Possibility

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As the Weather Begins to Warm Up Again, Wildfires Become a Real Possibility

Smokey the Bear is a famous figure in our nation. He’s taught us campfire safety, as well as wildfire knowledge. Smokey the Bear doesn’t want his forest to go up in smokes. We know that a single match can cause a wildfire, but there are also other things that can cause wildfires.

A wildfire is classified as an uncontrolled fire in a natural area, and there are a lot of things that can cause wildfires. An unmonitored bonfire, a tossed cigarette, or a still warm campfire are obvious causes of a fire. They can start from a house, or from a control burn getting out of control. When a wildfire gets going it can spread to your neighborhood, or other populated areas causing thousands of dollars in damage.

Wildfires are dangerous and Wildfires are fueled by the surrounding landscape and weather. That is why following evacuation orders is extremely necessary. The smoke from the fire is hazardous to our health, as well as the heat of the flames themselves. Wildfires burn everything in their paths, which can leave a trail of destruction that can cause mudslides later on in the year.

Californians are no stranger to fires. The weather and environment in California is perfect for wildfires. This is why we have a wildfire season every year. When we have hot dry weather the vegetation dries out, which creates the perfect environment for a wildfire to ignite. All it takes to start a wildfire is a single spark.

Smokey the Bear wants us to take preventive measures to hopefully avoid a wildfire all together. According to Smokey the Bear in 2016, 60,932 human-caused wildfires burned nearly 4 million acres. If we can cut that number down, think about all the wildlife we’d be saving on top of the homes and lives. Don’t let California go up in smoke this year. Take preventive action to help avoid wildfires.

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Liquor Laws: Californians Don’t Realize How Great They’ve Got It Here

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Liquor Laws: Californians Don’t Realize How Great They’ve Got It Here

If you have been born and raised in California, and you’re 21 years of age, you know that getting ahold of alcohol is fairly simple. You don’t have to worry about what time it is, or what day it is. You can even get it at your local grocery store. These are little things about California Liquor laws that we take for granted.

The rest of the states don’t have the same laws as California, especially when it comes to alcohol sales. States like Oklahoma have stricter sales of liquor. There, you can’t buy liquor from a grocery store or on Sundays. Beer that is sold at grocery stores has a lower percentage of alcohol. Liquor stores can sell beer, but it can’t be sold cold. Lastly, all liquor stores must close by 9 p.m. every day. The only exception to this is Sundays because all liquor stores must be closed that day. Oklahoma isn’t the only state with strict liquor laws like this.

States like Texas, Kentucky, and a majority of the southern states still have dry counties, meaning that in certain counties it is illegal to sell or buy liquor. This may be shocking to some to find out that there are still limits on alcohol, but it shouldn’t be. Most states still allow counties or districts to decide whether or not they want to allow the sale of alcohol. Only a few states, like Arizona, and Hawaii, do not allow local districts or counties to decide on alcohol laws.

California tends be very free from restrictions when it comes to alcohol sales. According to the California’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) there are a few laws that we need to be aware of.

Minors, under the age of 21, cannot be bartenders. Being under 21 limits what you can do in a lot of areas, but especially when it comes to drinking. Even through being a bartender doesn’t require you to drink alcohol, you’re classified as too young to recognize drunken behaviors. A bartender is responsible for everyone that they serve alcohol to, including the patrons in the restaurant that you don’t directly serve mixed drinks to. Even though the server is delivering the drinks to restaurant patrons, the bartender is ultimately responsible for them.

Selling alcohol to a minor or a known alcoholic is illegal. Selling alcohol to a minor can land you in serious trouble. That is why it is always wise to check for proper identification. Not only is it illegal to sell to minors, for obvious reasons, it’s also illegal to sell to drunks. If a person is heavily intoxicated and is trying to buy alcohol, no one should sell him any. If anything, vendor should take the intoxicated person’s keys away and/or call the police. The same goes for alcoholics in California.

The reason why California has so many laws in regards to alcohol is to keep the general populace safe. Without laws in place, public intoxication, drunk driving accidents, and many other unfavorable things would increase in popularity. With leniency comes responsibility. So drink responsibly and be glad you can find your favorite six pack of beer on a Sunday night.

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How Dark Is Too Dark? Did You Know There Are Laws Regarding Window Tints on Vehicles?

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How Dark Is Too Dark? Did You Know There Are Laws Regarding Window Tints on Vehicles?

Here in the sunshine state, we love the Sun. We especially love the sun when we’ve been trapped in inside the past few days due to cold, dreary weather. Sunshine is best experienced with fresh air, and walking along the beach. Of course, there are other peacefully scenarios where the Sun’s rays make the moment all the better. Let’s face the facts, Californians love their sunshine.

Well, most of the time. There are some occasions when we don’t appreciate the Sun. When the Sun shines right into the window of your car as you are driving in the morning or evening, seeing the road can become difficult. When this happens, your ability to drive safely is drastically decreased. The other time the Sun isn’t appreciated is when it’s baking you as you sit in traffic on a summer afternoon.

If you have a love/hate relationship with the Sun, as most of us do, you may be considering getting your windows tinted. Window tint is a great way to reduce the amount of sunlight inside your car. However, before you go and get your windows tinted, there are some rules you need to be aware of. According to Tinting Laws, California has had laws regarding window tinting since 1999. The laws are mainly about how dark and how reflective your window tint can be. The following are in regards to window tint for cars:

Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 4 inches of the windshield.
Front Side windows: Aftermarket film must allow more than 88% of light in, or minimum 70% VLT if combined with factory-tinted windows.
Back Side windows: Any darkness can be used.
Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.

California does have several other important laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to window tinting. They include the following:

Side Mirrors: Dual side mirrors are required if the rear window is tinted.
Restricted Colors: California tint laws do not permit using red, amber or blue tint colors. Side windows must be colorless.
Certificates: Manufacturers of film must certify the film they sell in the state and the driver is required to have the certificate in his/her possession.
Stickers: State law does require a certificate or a sticker from the installing company and the manufacturer’s name and address.
Medical Exceptions: California law allows medical exemptions for lower tint on all windows since September 2017.

Window tinting is a great way to still enjoy the sunshine and keep your vehicle cool. However, there are laws stating how much tinting is allowed. Being able to control the amount of sunshine that is let into your car is a good way to prevent yourself from baking in traffic. Have fun enjoying the sunshine from the safety of your tinted window vehicle.