Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips

Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips

Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips

Christmas time is a truly spectacular time of the year. Everyone everywhere is decorating their homes for the holiday. For many, this means placing a Christmas tree up in the center of the living room for everyone to enjoy. It is tradition after all. However, while having a real pine tree in the house is nice, it can quickly turn dangerous if a person is not careful.

Evergreen trees, while a large part of the Christmas celebration, can be very flammable. If someone isn’t careful, they can easily start a fire that ruins their entire holiday celebration. In order to prevent that, a person should follow these tips.

  • Pick a tree that does not lose needles at the touch of a finger. If a person touches a tree and it loses a lot of needles, then the tree is already beginning to dry out...

Who Sets The Bail Prices In California?

Who Sets The Bail Prices In California?

Who Sets The Bail Prices In California?

If you have ever needed to bail someone out of jail, then you know that bail amounts can be ridiculously high. Even the cheapest bail amounts in the state of California cost several thousands of dollars. This makes it incredibly difficult for most people to bail their loved ones out of jail.

This struggle that people face causes them to wonder why the bail prices are set so high in the first place, when no one can afford to pay them. Who would set something so far out of reach? Many people assume bail agents have something to do with the pricing. After all, they are the ones who help people pay for them. However, that is not the case.

Bail agents are required by California law to charge 10% of the full bail amount.

Some companies are allowed to offer certain discounts to qualified clients...

Fake Bomb Threats, Real Consequences

Fake Bomb Threats, Real Consequences

Fake Bomb Threats, Real Consequences

Most people realize that knowingly reporting a false crime is against the law. Doing so wastes law enforcement time and resources. It is the equivalent of sending police officers on a wild goose chase. Anyone who knowingly reports a false crime can face criminal charges, which can vary dependent on the circumstances.

Recently, a woman from Santa Clarita learned this the hard way. For a week, the 54-year-old woman went to different businesses leaving notes claiming there was a bomb. These note, naturally, caused a lot of panic. Local law enforcement officers took the threats very seriously and acted accordingly.

Luckily, no bombs were found at any of the locations. However, this was still a very serious problems...

As A Landlord, Am I Responsible For My Tenant’s Injuries?

As A Landlord, Am I Responsible For My Tenant’s Injuries?

As A Landlord, Am I Responsible For My Tenant’s Injuries?

Owning a rental property is a great way to earn extra money, but it also means a great deal of responsibility. One of the issues many landlords and tenants argue about is who is responsible when the tenant is injured.

The simple truth is that the issue doesn’t have a black and white answer. Each situation is different and triggers different results.

Landlord Negligence

Often, when a landlord is deemed responsible for paying a tenant’s medical bills it’s because the landlord was negligent. They failed to make repairs that were needed to keep the tenant safe. In this case, the burden of proof falls on the tenant. They have to be able to prove that not only was there a safety hazard on the property, but also that the landlord knew about the issue and failed to correct it...

Should Cellphones Be Banned By Law In Schools?

Should Cellphones Be Banned By Law In Schools?

Should Cellphones Be Banned By Law In Schools?

Times have definitely changed since many of us were kids. Back when most of us adults were in school, the only thing teachers had to worry about were calculators. Nowadays, students walk around with cellphones that can do infinitely more than a calculator ever could. And, we were told we wouldn’t be carrying a calculator around when we grew up.

Cellphones in schools have become quite a problem.

They either distract the student from the lesson or allow the student to sneakily look up answers on the internet. This is why most school ban cellphones, but the country of France has taken it a step further.

As schools began their new year in France, the French legislature recently signed a new law into effect...