Category Archives: California – Seasonal

Identity Protection Tips for Tax Season

What’s the most important number for you this tax season? The amount of your refund? The amount you owe? The number of hours spent poring over all the other numbers? All of those are pretty important. But, none of them are as important as your Social Security number, at least not in the larger scheme of things. Here are some steps you can take to protect your identity this tax season. Continue reading

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Preventing Christmas Tree Fires

As enchanting as they are, Christmas trees can actually be dangerous. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association says that, on average, fire departments respond to more than 200 fires related to Christmas trees each year. Continue reading

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Making Tracks in the Snow, Safely

Before you go where there‚Äôs snow, it’s worthwhile to give safety a thought. After all, snowmobiling is like other off-road activities in that it involves heavy machinery at high speeds, with the added complication of a challenging environment (snow and cold). Continue reading

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Your Home Maintenance Checklist for Fall

Before the rain and cold take over, it’s time to do some routine maintenance to get things in shape for the months ahead. Besides, preventative maintenance can help you save money and keep you and your family healthy. That’s well worth your time. Continue reading

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4 Ways to Help All Children Have a Great School Year

It’s back-to-school time, and, if you have school-age children, your household is likely bustling with activity and filling up with books and backpacks. There are other households and school districts in our community, however, that have limited resources and could use some help gearing up for the school year. Continue reading

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Play Hard, Not Hurt: Safety Tips for School Sports

More than a million injuries related to high school sports occur each year, according to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). Here are some tips for students, parents and school staff from the NATA and other experts to help ensure that your young athlete stays on the path to glory. Continue reading

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RV Trip Planning: How to Find a Route You’ll Remember

Sure, you can take the interstates and major highways; they’re the fastest and most direct way to get to many destinations. But, if you’re like many RV owners, you don’t want to be on the beaten path – you want to explore the country, not the country’s freeways. Today, you have more options than ever for planning your RV trip. Continue reading

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Keep Your {states_primary} Campsite - and Your Gear - Secure

Since nobody wants to carry their laptop bag on a hike, here are some tips to keep things safe while you’re out there enjoying nature. Continue reading

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Keep Your {states_primary} Garden Green, Your Water Bill Low

Abnormally dry conditions – and, in some cases, severe droughts – are affecting a large part of the country, making smart water usage critical for everyone from farmers to homeowners. But, even if it isn’t currently parched here, try to conserve water where you can. You never know, water usage restrictions could go into effect for your community, too. Continue reading

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Summer’s Coming: What to Do With the Kids?

It’s the age-old question that parents face every year: How do we keep the kids occupied this summer? We here at {agency_name_long} have compiled a list of some activities that are both educational and fun – and that your kids are sure to enjoy! Continue reading

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