I saw an item on the nightly news recently about a fellow accused of trying to sell two bear cubs. He claimed he'd been attacked by the mama bear and had to kill her in self-defense. Rather than abandon the cubs to die, he had brought them into town. The story gets a little fuzzy from then on, but eventually the cubs were taken by Fish and Game personnel to a shelter that specializes in releasing critters back into the wild. The cubs were really cute little guys and I hope they make it in their transition back to ...
If your spouse-to-be is considering postponing the wedding because of fears about the so-called "marriage penalty," you two probably have bigger issues than whether you'll have to pay higher taxes as a married couple than when you were single.
August 01, 2012|
In California, the Affordable Care Act – the new health care law – helped 1,327,883 people with original Medicare get at least one preventive service at no cost to them during the first six months of 2012, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently announced. This is 45 percent of those eligible for these services in California. This figure also includes 109,444 in California who have taken advantage of the Annual Wellness Visit provided by the Affordable Care Act.
July 18, 2012|
Let's face it. Walking is a popular low-impact exercise. Now, new iPods are equipped with pedometers, half-marathons are packed with walkers and many apps can map and measure walking routes. But even with all of these new innovations, you'll still want to pay attention to basics.
Their names may sound funny but their financial consequences are not: "Phishing," "smishing," "vishing" and "pharming" are just a few of the ways criminals gain access to personal information via your computer or smartphone. If you're not careful, identity thieves can use harvested information to open fraudulent bank or credit card accounts, take out loans, rent apartments or even charge medical procedures to your insurance plan.
July 04, 2012|
For many, the Fourth of July signals the start of summer and time for fun family outings and vacations, especially camping. However, with hot and dry conditions, summer is also the time for wildfires. Cal Fire would like to remind all campers and outdoor enthusiasts to keep these summer time safety tips in mind while enjoying the great outdoors.
July 04, 2012|
California Department Of Forestry
With summer vacation right around the corner, you're probably busy planning itineraries, shopping for new bathing suits and finishing up work projects. But before you completely check out, take a few minutes to review a few financial safeguards that could save you a ton of grief and money – and protect your identity.
June 06, 2012|
A week ago I was fortunate enough to attend an event celebrating the acquisition of 1600 acres of riverfront farmland and riparian habitat at the confluence of the Tuolumne River and the San Joaquin River. Dos Rios Ranch was purchased from the Lyons Family through a combined effort of two organizations: River Partners and The Tuolumne Trust. The purchase of Dos Rios Ranch will provide for restoration and improvement of historic riparian habitat and will at the same time leave a significant part of the ranch in agricultural production. In addition there will be increased public access for fishing, camping ...
The California Highway Patrol and 265 local law enforcement agencies issued over 57,000 tickets in April to drivers who were using a hand-held cell phone or texting. Another 3,800 citations were handed out for other distracted driving violations. This number is up from the 52,000 tickets issued in April of 2011.
May 23, 2012|
Christopher J. Murphy
California Office of Traffic Safety
At its 22nd annual Workers Memorial on Wednesday, May 9 at the State Capitol in Sacramento, Caltrans honored its 178 employees who have lost their lives on the job, including three San Diego-area workers who were killed in separate incidents last year.
May 16, 2012|
California Department Of Transportation