Illegal Fireworks within California

Illegal Fireworks within California

The Furth of July is coming up, and it’s an exciting time to let your American spirit fly. It feels like just yesterday we were talking about Valentine’s Day and recommending great date ideals. Now we’re here gearing up to get as patriotic a possible. What better way to enjoy being an American than by dressing up in the flag and setting off fireworks.

Fireworks are exciting, but can be dangerous. Here in California, certain fireworks are banned for the public’s safety. The list of banned fireworks is long, but it’s all in the public’s best interest. California is a very populated state, as well as one of the driest. Fireworks going wrong can result in a large fire, and deaths. Rules regarding where you can set fireworks off vary from city to city...

Forgery or Fraudulence

Forgery or Fraudulence

Money seems to be the route of all evil. It drives people to work, or commit crimes so that they are able to afford to live. We do a lot of things for money. We wouldn’t go to work if it wasn’t for money. The hair stylist wouldn’t cut you hair without money. Since money is a driving force, it’s no surprise that fake money would exist. After all, those who have the most money, have the most power.

Creating fake money is highly frowned upon by the U.S. Government. It’s very illegal to commit fraud and forgery. The terms fraud and forgery are often used interchangeably, but they do not mean the same thing. One term is the method of which the other is created. One refers to the willfulness of committing deceptions, while the other refers to imitating an object.

Fraud is consider...

What Counts as Sexual Harassment?

What Counts as Sexual Harassment?

There are plenty of beautiful people in the world. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. It’s always nice to appreciate beauty, but in polite ways. You can’t just catcall some random person on the opposite side of the street. That is considered sexual harassment. There are ways to show appreciation for beauty, but you need to be aware there is a fine line between compliments and sexual harassment.

There are several types of sexual harassment. One type of sexual harassment is “quid pro quo” which means “this for that”. This kind of sexual harassment usually occurs in a career or educational setting. The second type of sexual harassment is hostile environment, and can happen anywhere...

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...

Are Lazy Days Bad?

Are Lazy Days Bad?

It’s so easy to postpone the things that we don’t want to do. All it takes is a little faith, procrastination, and an I-don’t-want-to-attitude. Even though we don’t recognize it, we do take short cuts on a regular basis to make it easier for ourselves. After all, why do we drive to work or school a certain way? The answer is simple, that route is faster, which makes things easier on us. However, some days it’s not just about cutting corners, it’s about not doing it at all. It’s about being lazy and not feeling guilty.

If you’re continuously hustling day-to-day, you may feel overworked and exhausted. Our body can be overworked physically, emotionally, and mentally. Taking a lazy day, or hour is perfectly acceptable...

What to Do When You Miss Someone

What to Do When You Miss Someone

When you miss someone, it can almost feel like your world is crashing down around you. This is especially true if you regularly spend time with this person. Sometimes getting separated from a close friend can feel horrible, like the separation may last forever. No matter how bad it feels, that isn’t always the case. It’s important to remember life is always changing and goodbyes don’t mean forever.

When you’re missing someone, try to keep yourself busy. Picking up a new project or hobby while your loved one is gone can help the time pass faster. If you’re constantly planning and worrying about a new project, the days until you see your loved one again may fly by. Remember, this only works if you fully immerse yourself in a new project...

When Shouldn’t You Leave Your Pet or Child in the Car?

When Shouldn’t You Leave Your Pet or Child in the Car?

With the weather heating up, we need to aware of our actions. Not staying hydrated, and staying in the sunlight too long can have serious repercussions. We have to be smart in order to survive the heat. However, it’s not just about your safety this summer that you have to be concerned about. It is also the safety of your children and pets.

Every summer, everyone is constantly reminded to stay cool and drink lots of water. This is obvious to most adults, however, what about those who cannot fend for themselves? Those are the ones we have to worry about because they are often forgotten. Leaving a child or pet in a car untended can lead to their death.

Pets are constantly at our mercy. If we don’t feed them, they starve...

Surviving the Heat of Summer

Surviving the Heat of Summer

California typically loves to warm up sooner, so it’s time to start preparing for that heat. If you don’t stay out of the heat, you can end up suffering from heat stroke or passing out. Knowing your body’s limits is important when it comes to heat. Plus, limiting your sun exposure can help lessen your chances of getting skin cancers.

Wearing lighter clothes can help reduce the heat you take in. Darker clothes absorb sunlight as heat and can make you feel hotter. Lighter clothes reflect the sunshine. Wearing clothes that are breathable and made of lighter material will allow for more air movement which will make you cooler.

Staying hydrated in the heat is essential. Our bodies need water to function well on a normal day...

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

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 we...

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

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 Busi...