What is Probation Anyways?

What is Probation Anyways?

No one likes getting in trouble. We were all kids once, and experienced the feeling of disappointment from a parent. Then you try to move on, but you siblings or friends like to remind you of that one mistake you made 5 years ago. That makes it worse. Being reminded constantly of the mistake doesn’t make anyone feel better, but at least it’s better than being in jail.

Probation is what you’re stuck with after being released from jail. Probation is by definition, the release of an offender from detention, subject to a period of good behavior under supervision. Just think about it as a big brother or sister watching over you after making a mistake. They’re there to make sure you don’t end up making any more mistakes. Though that may be daunting, at least it’s not jail...

Keep Calm or Things Could Get Worse

Keep Calm or Things Could Get Worse

Life happens fast. One day you’re here, and the next you’re gone. Not gone, gone, but gone because you’ve been arrested. Being arrested happens at the worst moments and we’re never fully prepared. It is completely understandable to be frustrated, angry, and emotional. However, in moments like this, we must try to remain clam.

Being respectful can help keep the situation as a whole. The old saying that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar is true. Being calm, and respectful with the officer who is arresting you can go a long way. You’re already demonstrating good behavior and willingness. Whatever you may be getting arrested for, just remember you’re innocent until proven guilty.

When being arrested try to stay calm and keep control of your body...

You Won’t Believe How Homeless We Are

You Won’t Believe How Homeless We Are

When you drive downtown in any city in Californian, there is at least one street that is home to the area’s homeless. These sections of towns are unclean, and people usually avoid them like the plague. Recently, you may have noticed an increase in the homeless population in California. There could be many factors that have contributed to the increase.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), California’s homeless population has increased 14% from the years 2016 to 2017. Those numbers mean that roughly 134,000 more people are without homes in California. Those are people of all ages, kids and elders, living without protection from the weather. Those people can’t afford to live here in California, but can’t afford to leave either.

In comparison to...

It’s Not Just a Joyride

It’s Not Just a Joyride

There are plenty of games and shows that like to dabble in the excitement of being a criminal. They’re fun and thrilling to watch as the character steals a car and goes on a high speed chase. Californians love to watch real life high speed chases on the news every chance we get. It’s the adrenaline, the thrill that keeps us entertained. However, if we did this stuff in real life, we’d be in some serious trouble.

Watching these shows, or playing certain video games, doesn’t come with any consequences, but doing this kind of stuff in real life would. Joyriding in someone’s vehicle is a big no-no in the real world. In other states, joy riding isn’t as serious of an offense. However, in California, it is as serious as auto theft...

Magical Escape in California

Magical Escape in California

We’re fortunate to be living here in California. Every day is like a vacation, unless you hustle. Working, going to school, paying bills, and still managing to hang out with your loved ones is a giant balancing act. It can be overwhelming at times and you may feel like you need to get away. Even Californian’s need a vacation every once in a while. Luckily for us, we have one the happiest places on Earth here in California.

One of the biggest influences in today’s world is Disney. Those princesses and cartoons influence our lives whether we realize it or not. From the many television networks (ABC, ESPN, and any of the Disney Channels), parks, and movies, Disney has practically reached the entire world...

Too Drunk for What?

Too Drunk for What?

We see the slogans all around when we drive down the road. These slogan say things like, “don’t drink and drive”, “drive sober or get pulled over”, and “buzzed driving is drunk driving”. Slogans may seem pointless and repetitive, but there is reason why they are so redundant. In 2017 in California, around the holidays, DUIs increased 22% according to California Highway Patrol (CHP).

DUIs are not just arrests, they also include accidents. According to the California Department of Motorized Vehicles (DMV) in 2013, their most recently released records, 160,388 people were arrested for a DUI. Out of those arrests, 38% of those incidents resulted in alcoholic related DUI fatality.

The DMV provides information in regards to DUIs and shows that the amount of DUIs has doubled in...

A Bro for Life

A Bro for Life

Siblings are the best friends that can’t ignore you. They’re the only other person in the world that has the same kind of experiences growing up as you. They keep you humble, and pull pranks on you. Sisters and brothers keep our heads attached sometimes. Growing up is difficult, and having siblings helps, especially growing up with a brother.

Brothers tease you and torture you all through your life. Somehow that has made you tougher and given you an amazing sense of humor. Your brother used to drive you crazy, especially while growing up. He would tease you and keep you humble. He would point out how vain you were every time you took a picture. Brothers keep you humble to a point, but also taught you how to be stronger...

I’ll Take a Side of Appreciation

I’ll Take a Side of Appreciation

Working in a restaurant is a rite of passage for some, and for others it’s a career. Being a server in California is not a bad occupation, if you can handle crazy customers, bad jokes, and working with other people.

California is one of the few states that actually pays servers the full minimum wage. Most other states pay tip-based employees a different minimum wage, which could be as low as $2.50 an hour plus tips. The thought behind a tip-based wage is that the tips that server makes will make up the difference to the minimum wage. If a server in a tip-based wage job doesn’t make enough in tips, the restaurant then has to pay the server minimum wage. Tip-based wage servers often don’t get paid at all by the restaurant.

For servers to get tipped, they have to put up with custome...

Do You Know Who Has Access to Your Facebook Account? You May Want to Double Check

Do You Know Who Has Access to Your Facebook Account? You May Want to Double Check

Just about everyone has at least one social media account these days. One of the most popular types of accounts, is a Facebook account. Facebook allows family members and friends to keep up to date on each other’s lives no matter how far apart they may live. On top of that, there are all sorts of games to play and cool groups to join.

While Facebook has a lot to offer, it still has its dangers as well. Sometimes these dangers come from where you would least expect them, such as a simple quiz. Anyone who has used Facebook for a long time know that occasionally random quizzes will pop-up on their newsfeed. These quizzes always offer to tell you some weird thing, such as what type of pizza topping you are, or what your soulmate’s name is.

Maybe on a whim you decide to take the quiz...

Do You Have a Nightly Routine to Keep Stuff Safe? You Should

Do You Have a Nightly Routine to Keep Stuff Safe? You Should

Nobody ever wants to have to deal with their stuff being stolen or broken. After all, everyone really likes their stuff, and wants to protect it as best as they can. However, some people don’t actually do a whole lot to keep their stuff safe from thieves and crooks. Most people feel safe at home, which is a very good thing. Unfortunately, this can lead to people being careless with their valuables.

Many people will often fall into a false sense of security at home. They feel so secure at home, they begin to think that nothing bad will ever happen there. This is not the case. Homes, and vehicles, are broken into all of the time. These kinds of things happen even more frequently at night, once everyone is asleep.

One particular practice of thieves is referred to as “car-hopping...