Drive High, Get a DUI

Drive High, Get a DUI

2018 is bringing a lot of new changes to California laws. One of the biggest is that licensed dispensaries will be able to sell marijuana to anyone who is over the age of 21. This new law will make it easier for individuals to get ahold of marijuana, which will likely lead to more people using this. Unfortunately, this can include drivers.

A person should never get behind the wheel of a vehicle when they are under the influence of any kind of substance. Doing so can negatively affect their ability to safely drive a vehicle, and lead to an accident. This is why the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has started a new campaign: Drive high, get a DUI.

This new campaign is to remind everyone that it is illegal to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol...

How to Help the Wine Country

How to Help the Wine Country

California tends to catch on fire every year, except this year it caught on fire in wine country. Wine Country in California includes:

• Napa Valley
• Sonoma Country
• Gold Country
• Livermore
• Tri-Valley
• Lodi
• Mendocino
• Monterey County
• San Luis Obispo County
• Santa Barbra County
• Santa Cruz County
• Temecula Valley

 
Wine Country is a large part of California, and with it being burned this past year, it is greatly affecting many folk’s lives. Visit California recommends several ways folks can help Wine Country recover.

• Plan a visit
• Stay at the hotels
• Drink wine, or beer
• Donate directly

 
When making a donation to Wine Country, you can check out VisitCalifornia.com for more information. There are several charities that you can donate to including:

• Napa Vall...

What Legalizing the Sale of Marijuana Means

What Legalizing the Sale of Marijuana Means

This new year brought Californians the ability to sell marijuana. This also allows folks the opportunity to purchase marijuana for recreational use. You may be under the impression that this means you can smoke whenever and wherever you want. However that’s not the case.

It’s important to remember that though it is legal in California to smoke recreationally, and medically, it is still not legal nationally. That means you can still get into trouble federally and that on government property, marijuana is still very illegal.

Another area where Californians have to be cautious is when it comes to driving. Along with the legalization of sales of marijuana, another bill passed making driving while high illegal...

How to Stay Motivated

How to Stay Motivated

Starting off the new year feeling brand new is typical. However, the excitement may start to wear on you as you resume your usual routine. Here are some tips on how to stay on track with your New Year resolutions. Forbes has several recommendations:

• Set large goals
• Have reasons for wanting to complete the goals
• Set small goals that are easily achievable
• Have a plan
• When you need help, ask for it
• Be prepared for failure

 
Being motivated can help you become the person you want to be. If you’re motivated you’ll find that with a little bit of time you’ll start to accomplish more. Over a larger period of time you’ll reach your goals, and hopefully your dreams.

The better you are at motivating yourself, the more results you’ll see...

Surf’s Up! Why You Should be Surfing in the Winter

Surf’s Up! Why You Should be Surfing in the Winter

One of the many benefits of living in California is that you’re right by the coast. In California, you can go ski the mountains, hiking in the pines, drive through the desert, and surfing on the coast all in one day. Some might assume the best time to go to the coast is in the summer. That might be true if all you want to do is lay out in the sun. However, if you’re a surfer, you’ll find the best time to go catch some waves is in the winter.

That is if you want bigger swells. According to Surfline, the perks of surfing in the winter include: less crowds and a bigger swell. The winter swell usually occurs in November to February. Even though you can surf year round, winter has a few perks.

The fewer people in the water allows you to focus one performing tricks...

Hit the Slopes This Winter

Hit the Slopes This Winter

Explore the mountains of California by coasting down the slopes. Even though it currently feels like summer, the winter weather is around the corner. With it being winter, hopefully it’s just a matter of time before we get more snow on the mountains. Some places have seen snow fall already. Other places have just been relying on man-made snow.

Most snowboarders and skiers are chomping at the bit for more snow fall. If you’re new to the slopes, or just don’t know where to go, try visiting websites like Visit California and Ski California. Sport stores will also be up to date on the local slopes. Fortunately for Californians, it doesn’t matter if you’re in southern, northern, or central California, the mountains are always close by. Here are several popular slopes:

‣ Mammoth ...

The Stages of Grief

The Stages of Grief

As we welcome in the New Year we might find ourselves letting go of past relationships. Even though you may be excited for the fresh start you might find yourself going through the five stages of grief. Even though you’re cutting off a bad relationship, you are still dealing with a loss. These steps are the same if you are experiencing a death, or divorce as well. These five steps can apply to any big changes in ones life:

Denial – This stage is when you believe that the reality of the situation is untrue. You may believe that your reality is dream, and cling to a falsehood.
Anger – This stage is when you may become frustrated with the reality. This is where you might look for someone, or something to take your anger out on.
Bargaining – This stage is when you believe there ...

You Might Have Questions about Bail

You Might Have Questions about Bail

When it comes to bail and bail bonds, people tend to have a lot of questions. For most people, bail is something they’ve never needed to deal with before. It’s also something that they never thought they would need to deal with. It is only natural that they have questions about the process of bailing someone out of jail.

Luckily for them, our agents here at Bulldog Bail Bonds in Fresno are more than capable of answering those questions. They have years of training and experience behind them which allows them to answer all sorts of bail related questions.
Is there a difference between bail and bail bonds?
Yes, there is. Bail is the amount of money a person needs to pay in order to be released from jail for the remainder of their trial period...

Motorcycle Safety for Riders

Motorcycle Safety for Riders

Many drivers believe that motorcyclists have it easy. They get to zoom in and out of lanes and can ride the line in some states. However, they actually don’t have it that easy. They have more dangers then most non-motorcyclists realize. Here are a few key things to know about motorcycle safety.

Use your head when operating a motorcycle and wear a helmet. Not all states require you to wear one when riding a motorcycle. According to Consumer Reports, 40% of riders who don’t wear a helmet will suffer fatal head injuries in crashes. For the best head protection for riders, look for the Department of Transportation (DOT) sticker and a full coverage helmet.

Being defensive when riding a motorcycle is another safety tip from Consumer Reports...

Why Cuddling is Good for You

Why Cuddling is Good for You

Did you know you can hire professional cuddlers? We’re not talking about random strangers cuddling you, we’re talking about people who are trained in the art of cuddling. Why would we need to be cuddled? Well if you’re part of the forever alone group, or maybe are too focused on your career at the moment, you may find you miss being cuddled. However professional cuddlers do more than that because cuddling is actually good for your overall wellness.

Cuddling can actually help boost your immune system. According to LiveScience, cuddling releases a chemical called oxytocin which makes us “feel good”. This chemical also goes by the nickname “love hormone” because we commonly produce this chemical in intimate situations with loved ones...