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If You Have Plans Of Going Fishing, Be Aware Of The Laws

If You Have Plans Of Going Fishing, Be Aware Of The Laws

If You Have Plans Of Going Fishing, Be Aware Of The Laws

If you’re an outdoorsy kind of person you’re, probably itching to go outside right now. You’ve been waiting for the weather to be perfect and with summer being finally here, it’s all happening. You’re ready to grab your camping equipment, fishing gear, and food for a picnic or two. This is the opportunity to breathe in fresh air and take in the scenic views. Fishing is one of the leisure activities that you think you can just go out and do.

As simple as fishing may sound, it is a bit more complicated. You have to know what kind of fish you’re fishing for, which determines what hook, bait, and weights to use. Trying to understand just the basics of fishing is a lot to handle, yet the sport itself seems so peaceful. Aside from understanding the basics of fishing, it’s important to also know the rules and laws about fishing in California.

Knowing where you are fishing is very important in California.

The state is divided up into districts with each district having its own sets of fishing laws. For example the North Coast District consists of the waters of Trinity, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties. In the North Coast district, there is a limit of five trout per day per person.

Within each district there is one general rule: If you are 16 or older, you must have a fishing license. Anyone who is younger doesn’t need a license to fish. In order to obtain a fishing license you must bring a valid form of identification, such as your birth certificate or driver’s license, to most sporting goods stores. Fishing licenses are very flexible and can be purchased for the day or the year. Once acquired, the license needs to be with you at all times when you are fishing.

Failing to have a fishing license can earn a person a small fine.

Fishing can be a peaceful sport. It may seem overwhelming at first and you may feel out of your league, but don’t stress. It is a peaceful activity once you get the hang of it. Fishing at some of the most beautiful places in California, and enjoying the views as well, will help just about anyone relax. Your life may be crazy, but once you castaway you’ll be humming a different tune.

 

Wine About It

Wine About It

Wine About It

Life is stressful and a wise meme once said that a glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away. Of course if you’re drinking wine, you should definitely be 21 or older and you should not be operating any kind of vehicle. Wine is a blessing at the end of the day. It’s almost like a warm cup of milk, except its fruitiness sings you to sleep. It’s also a super familiar beverage here in California because of the Wine Country that we have.

Wine Country in California goes hand in hand like champagne and France do. You can expect amazing wine tours in California like in Malibu, or go wine tasting in Napa Valley. Sipping fine wine is easy to do in California because of all the places that create their own wines. Creating a fine wine is a process and takes time. The best wineries usually grow their grapes locally and let’s face it, as Californians, we love keeping things local.

Wine tours in California can be a great escape. They usually take you through the process of growing the grape to creating wine itself. They also allow you to taste wine while exploring the vineyard. Some of the more popular wine tasting tours around are:

  • Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour
  • Napa Valley Hot-Air-Balloon Ride with Wine
  • Napa Valley Wine Train
  • Muir Woods Wine Town and Ferry
  • San Francisco Super Saver
  • Malibu Wine Safari

Wine is some people’s best friend, in a non-alcoholic way. After a long week at work or a stressful family event, sipping on a glass of wine is what some folks look forward to. Wine is one of those beverages that you have to sip. You can’t just down it. It is a slow drink, one that helps you relax. You can whine to your wine glass about your struggles.

Friends and family can gather around a good bottle of wine. It can be paired up with cheese, chocolate, and other meals. It goes hand and hand with most fancy dinners. The right bottle of wine can help loosen up a tough crowd. Don’t under estimate the power of a good bottle. With that being said, drinking too much wine will get you drunk just like drinking too much beer. It doesn’t matter how classy the drink is, when it has an alcohol content, you can get drunk from drinking too much.

If you find yourself drunk off the grapes, don’t drive home. Call a cab or give your keys to a sober friend. Drinking wine and driving is against the law, which can land you with a DUI or in car accident. DUIs can be a nasty ticket or land you in the drunk tank. If you manage to get into a car accident, your choice to drive could cost someone else their life.

California bring its residents many benefits, and one of them is some of the best wine in the nation. From touring the wine country, to sipping with friends around the table, wine can be enjoyed in many ways. The only time you should enjoy wine while in motion is when you’re on a tour and are not the one driving. Making a good choice in a bottle of wine is one thing. However, making the choice to protect your life and those lives around you is the most important decision you can make when it comes to wine.

Dog Bite Laws In California

Dog Bite Laws In California

Dog Bite Laws In California

Nobody likes to get hurt, especially when someone else could have and should have taken measures to prevent the incident from happening. One kind of such incident is dog bites. There is not a single person alive who would want to get bitten by a dog.

The state of California has strict liability laws when it comes to dog bites. In most instances, the dog owner is liable if their dog bites someone. This means that the person who was bit has the right to seek legal compensation from the animal’s owner.

Some states limit when a dog owner is liable for their dog biting someone. For instance, some states only hold the owner liable if the dog has proven to be violent or vicious in the past. However, that is not the case in the state of California.

Regardless of whether or not the dog has bitten someone in the past, the owner is still liable for anyone their dog injures by biting.

The only time a person is not liable for their dog biting someone is if the person who was bit was trespassing on the owner’s private property.

Due to this fact, it is important for dog owners to keep their pets safe in their home or yard. If the dog gets out and bites someone, that person has the legal right to seek legal compensation from the dog’s owner.

Stay Safe While Shopping

Stay Safe While Shopping

Stay Safe While Shopping

During the holiday season, everyone spends quite a bit of time shopping. They have to find the perfect gifts for their friends and family members. Some people take to online shopping, while others flock to brick and mortar stores. Both have their advantages and disadvantages.

Thieves love the holiday season because more and more people are out and about. The chances for the thief finding an easy mark greatly increase during the holidays. If you are like most people, you do not want to be an easy target for these thieves.


Here are few things that you can do while out shopping to keep yourself safe.

  • Shop during the day to avoid being alone in a parking lot at night. If you have to shop at night or late in the evening, park under a street lamp to ensure good visibility around your car.
  • Have your keys ready to go before you get to your car. You do not want to be stuck searching for your keys as this can leave you vulnerable.
  • Dress comfortably and casually. Dressing in expensive and fancy clothes can make yourself appear to be a more valuable target than other shoppers.
  • Don’t carry more money than you will need for that particular shopping trip. In fact, try to pay with checks or credit cards as much as possible. This eliminates the amount of money that thief could potentially take.
  • Avoid carrying too many packages at once. You want to be able to see where you are going, and still have the freedom to move around if need be.
  • If your credit card is lost or stolen, report it to the credit card company right away. This will ensure that no one can use it and spend your hard earned money.
  • Try not to use a purse or wallet when shopping, since these are prime targets for thieves. Instead, keep necessary cash and cards in your front pocket where it is harder for thieves to reach them.
  • Be wary of strangers approaching you. Thieves can work in tag teams to distract you and take your belongings.
  • Always stay alert and be aware of your surroundings. You do not want someone sneaking up on you.

By following these tips, you should be able to have a safe shopping experience this holiday season. That is all anyone could ask for.

Winterizing Your Home

Winterizing Your Home

Winterizing Your Home

Winter is around the corner, and this is the best time to start preparing your house for the cold. After all, many places in California are already starting to feel the effects of winter. You do not want to wait until it is too cold to do anything or until something breaks due to the cold. You need to prepare, and now is the time to do it.

Here are a few things you should do around the house before things get too cold:

  • Insulate pipes. Whether the pipe in your yard or under you house, you should make sure that it is properly insulated. Water expands when it freezes. If it freezes in a pipe, it can break the pipe and cause a damaging leak.
  • Fill any gaps in your exterior walls. Gaps in the outside walls of your house let cold air in, and they can also serve as an entrance to any unwelcome creatures seeking shelter from the cold. You can get some expansion foam to fill these gaps. Just spray a little in and watch it expand to fill the hole.
  • Check the weather stripping around sliding doors. These can wear down over time, which will allow cold air inside. This can be easily prevented by purchasing replacement weather stripping. Most replacement strips have adhesive tape on the back, so all the homeowner has to do is pull off the old weather stripping and stick on the new one.
  • Switch your ceiling fan directions. Most people do not realize that their ceiling fans have a winter setting. This simply reverses the direction the fan spins so that it will push the warm air that rose to the ceiling down along the walls.
  • Check your smoke detectors. This one doesn’t necessarily go with winterizing, but it is important nonetheless. Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are still working properly.

These are just a few tips to help keep your home safe and warm this winter season.

Merced Bail Bonds

Who Determines Bail Prices?

Merced Bail Bonds

Everyone grasps the concept that bail is expensive. While bail bonds can greatly reduce the cost, they still tend to cost a couple thousand dollars. This is the kind of money that most people do not have lying around, waiting to be spent. It makes you wonder, if everyone knows bail is super expensive, why is it set so high? Who controls what a person’s bail is set at anyways?

Here in the United States, the 8th amendment to the Constitution protects us from excessive bail.

Unfortunately for many people, today’s bail prices feel very excessive. However, there is some reason behind the high bail prices. Bail is meant to be used as incentive for a defendant to return to court for his or her trial. If the defendant behaves and makes it to all of his or her court appearances, then the bail money will be returned to him or her. So, the defendant should get the money back, but they would need the money to begin with. Most people don’t have that kind of cash.

That explains why bail is so expensive, but who gets to actually determine the price of the bail? In California, bail varies from county to county. Each county creates what is called a bail schedule. This is a list of every possible crime and what the bail should be for that crime. Judges are allowed to adjust the bail amount depending on the person who has been accused of the crime.

Some people think that bail bond companies have some say in the pricing of bail and bail bonds. Those people would be incorrect. In California, bail bond companies have to charge 10% the price of the bail they are paying for. Some companies are allowed to lower that price slightly if the defendant or a co-signer meet certain requirements. However, most companies have their hands tied when it comes to pricing.

In the end, the price of the bail and subsequent bail bond are decided by the case’s judge and the county officials in charge of the bail schedule.

Good bail bond companies, like Merced Bail Bond Store, can make bail bonds affordable for their clients by creating personalized payment plans for their clients. This reduces the up-front cost of the bail bond without changing the price. Another way Merced Bail Bond Store lowers the cost of the bail bond is by offering discounts to union members, members of the military, members of AARP, homeowners, and defendants with private attorneys.

At Merced Bail Bond Store, we do our very best to make bail bonds as affordable as possible for our clients. You can learn more by calling 559-674-0444 to get your FREE consultation. We are open 24/7 (including holidays), so feel free to call us at anytime.

Ticket Scalping Merced

Is Ticket Scalping Legal?

Ticket Scalping Merced

Ticket scalping is when a person resells their ticket to an event, like a concert or a sporting event, to another person. The purchaser does not buy the ticket directly from the event itself, but rather goes to someone who already owns a ticket to the event, but is looking to get rid of it. The price is determined by the individual who is in possession of the ticket, and it is often a bigger price than the face value they purchased it for. This is because they are looking to make a profit from the sale.

In California, ticket scalping is illegal when done on the grounds of the event. This is a misdemeanor charge that carries a fine as high as $1,000.

While that may be illegal, it is legal to purchase resale tickets online from valid ticket websites such as SeatGeek, StubHub, and Ticketmaster. These sites allow people to search for ticket sales to any number of events in their area. The website is required to:

  • Disclose seat locations to the potential buyer before the sale
  • Maintain records of ticket exchanges
  • Disclose service charge
  • Provide refunds if the event is canceled or rescheduled
  • Be licensed by a local government agency to act and operate as a ticket resale site

Purchasing resale tickets through these websites are among the most secure ways to get your tickets. You are not being scammed. In the instance that the event is changed, you will get a refund. You will be provided with official records and receipts. Other sites like Craigslist are less secure and the risk of purchasing fake tickets rises. Once a person learns that their tickets are fake, they have almost zero chance of contacting the person who sold it to them and getting their money back.

Always be cautious of where and how you buy your tickets.

In general, you should never trust someone who is trying to sell tickets outside of the event itself, on the day of the event. We said this is illegal, yet people do it anyway. Sometimes security will ask these scalpers to leave the grounds, but some go unnoticed and even make a sale, very likely a sale that produced fake tickets.