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. On such kind of 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. What this means is, 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.


What to Do During an Evacuation


In the state of California, wildfires are fairly common. The weather and climate here makes it easy for wildfires to spread and grow out of control. Due to this fact, it is important that everyone know what they need to do in case they ever need to evacuate due to a fire.

Before an evacuation is ever ordered, or a fire has even begun to spread, it is important to have things prepared. This way, if an evacuation is ordered, you will be ready to handle it. Cal Fire recommends creating an evacuation checklist. This will help ensure you grab everything important in the event of an evacuation.

Some of the things that should be included on this list are:

  • Necessary medications
  • Important papers and photos
  • Essential valuables
  • Transport for pets and/or livestock and some food for those animals
  • Spare clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Cell phone
  • An evacuation map with at least 2 routes on it

In the event that a fire breaks out, and an evacuation may be ordered for your area, use your evacuation list and begin grabbing everything on it. Pack up your car, and have it facing out of the driveway. Keep pets close by in case an evacuation is ordered.

Once an evacuation is ordered, follow the instructions of local law enforcement agencies.

No one wants to leave there home and risk never seeing it again due to a fire. However, leaving is the best thing to do. It helps keep you safe and out of the way so emergency officials can do their job.


Interesting Facts about Thanksgiving Dinner


Thanksgiving is here, and for many Americans, it is time to celebrate. Thanksgiving is a chance to reunite with family and reflect upon the past year. A chance to be thankful for everything that has happened, and get ready for the year to come.

Just about everyone will be celebrating the day with a grand feast. Americans love to go all out on our Thanksgiving dinner. For the year of 2017, it is estimated that the average household will spend $64 on their holiday dinner. This means that the entire US will spend nearly $3 billion on Thanksgiving. That is quite a lot of money!

When it comes to the dinner itself, roughly 51 million turkeys will be served the average weight of those turkeys is around 15 pounds. Other popular foods that will be joining the bird on the table include:

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Stuffing
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Cranberries and cranberry sauce
  • Gravy
  • Dinner rolls
  • Cornbread
  • Pumpkin pie

With all of that food being served, there is no way that it could all be eaten. This leads to a lot of leftovers, which can be just as enjoyable as the main feast. Some of the most popular ways to serve leftover turkey in the US are:

  • In a sandwich
  • In a stew
  • In a soup

No matter what is prepared and served, or how it will be served as a leftover, there is no denying that Thanksgiving brings quite a hefty feast with it. Have a happy Thanksgiving and try not to put yourself into too big of a food coma.


A Brief History of Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and be thankful for every good thing that came our way over the course of the year. It is a chance to get together with family and enjoy one another’s company again. It is something that almost everyone celebrates because everyone has something to be thankful for.

The celebration of Thanksgiving started almost 400 years ago with the Pilgrims who came across the Atlantic Ocean on the Mayflower. They built a town at Plymouth Massachusetts. There, some of the local Native Americans helped teach them how to survive in this new land. They taught them things like:

  • How to cultivate corn
  • How to harvest sap from maple trees
  • How to fish in the rivers
  • How to identify poisonous plants

  • Together, the Pilgrims and the local Wampanoag Tribe forged a relationship and alliance that would last for over 50 years.

    The Pilgrims would celebrate we attest to being the first Thanksgiving in November of 1621. They held a three day long celebratory feast in honor of their first successful corn harvest. They invited their Native American allies, including the chief of the Wampanoag tribe. Their guests brought five deer to the feast, and most of the food was prepared using traditional Native American methods. The next Thanksgiving was celebrated 2 years later. The celebration was held on an annual or occasional basis that spread throughout the New England settlements.

    During and just after the American Revolution, The Continental Congress and the first few presidents assigned and celebrated multiple Thanksgivings, though there was no set standard for a day. George Washington is credited with giving the first Thanksgiving proclamation from the United States Government.

    The State of New York was the first state to officially designate Thanksgiving as an annual holiday with its own date. Other states would follow suit, but each state would assign its own day to celebrate. However, despite the holiday’s growing popularity, it never really made it to the southern states.

    Sarah Josepha Hale, author of the nursery rhyme Mary had a Little Lamb, begin campaigning to make Thanksgiving an official holiday of the United States in 1827. She pushed for this for 36 years before President Lincoln agreed with her request and in 1863, established Thanksgiving as an annual holiday for the US. He did this during the peak of the Civil War in an attempt to “heal the wounds of the nation.” Thanksgiving was assigned to the final Thursday of November, and it has stayed there for most of the time since then.

    There were a few years after that where Thanksgiving was not celebrated on the last Thursday of November. Instead, it was celebrated a week earlier, and this was due to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1939 President Roosevelt moved the holiday up one week in an attempt to boost retail sales during the Great Depression. Most people disagreed with this. Due to the opposition he faced, he returned Thanksgiving to its rightful Thursday in 1941.


    Have You Heard of These Strange Laws?


    Just about everyone knows that not every idea is a good idea. We’ve all had ideas that we thought were great at the time, but learned in retrospect that they really weren’t that great. It can surprise some people to learn that even state governments have bad ideas from time to time. Some of these bad ideas become laws, and others do not. Some of these bad laws, are still technically in effect today.

    Here are some examples of bad laws from around the country:

  • In Idaho, it is illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
  • Also from Idaho, riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is a crime.
  • In Rhode Island, any marriage where one of the person’s is a lunatic or an idiot is null and void.
  • Montana made it illegal for married women to fish alone on Sundays, and for unmarried women to ever fish alone.
  • Nudity is allowed in New Mexico, provided the genitals are covered on men, and the nipples are covered on women.
  • On top of these silly laws, there are some that are so bizarre that you would wonder how they ever became a law. What makes them weirder, is that multiple states have the same strange laws.

    • Just about every state has some law limiting or outlawing sexual acts between couples, and/or the use adult toys.
    • Several land locked states have made whaling illegal.
    • Multiple states have laws against carrying ice cream cones in your back pocket.
    • At least two states have laws about crossing the state line with a duck or chicken on your head.

    Sometimes, bad ideas make it into laws, and unfortunately, those laws do not always get removed from the books. Thankfully, most police officers will not arrest people for these weird laws. This allows us to look through and laugh at all of the strange laws from around the country.


    Serving California for 30 Years


    One of the most important facts that we have learned at Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino over the last 30 years, is that a person can be arrested at any time. An arrest can occur at 4 in the afternoon, or 1 in the morning. No matter when it happens, it will never be convenient for you. It will interrupt your schedule, and stress you out as you try to find a way to help.

    Luckily for you, Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino is here to assist you. We have been helping Californians with bail bonds since 1987. One of the more important ways that we help our clients, is simply by being there for them. Our clients can get ahold of us whenever they need us. We have agents working at 4 in the afternoon, and 1 in the morning.

    As soon as you find out that one of your friends or family members has been arrested, you can talk to one of our professional bail agents. While not all of our agents have been with us since the beginning, they are still experts. Not only do they have years of training behind them, they also have the rest of the Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino family backing them up. You can trust that your bail agent will always know the best way to help you in your situation.

    When you come to Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino for help, you get nothing short of the best bail help in California. Our agents will be with you from the beginning, and they will be there with an answer any time you have a question. That is what being in the business for 30 years has helped us achieve. We are able to provide our clients with the best bail service around, at the exact moment that they need it.

    No matter the time, you can talk to a bail agent right now by clicking Chat With Us or by calling 866-736-6977.


    Bail Is Easy with the Right Bail Agent


    If you were to ask people if they thought bailing someone out of jail would be easy or hard, most would probably think it would be hard. However, most people have never had to bail someone out of jail, and are just guessing at the difficulty of the task. Those who have had to bail someone out of jail, and have used the right bail bond company, know that bailing someone out of jail is actually incredibly easy.

    Finding the right bail bond company can make the entire bail bond process easy. With a good company, your bail agent will do 3 things.

      1. Your agent will do all of the hard work for you.
      2. Your agent will be there for you whenever you have questions.
      3. You agent will get your loved one out of jail quickly.

    If you have a bail agent that does all of these things, then you will see how simple it is to bail a friend or family member out of jail.

    Luckily, finding a good bail agent is easy. All you need to do is contact Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino. We have some of the best bail agents in the entire state of California. This is thanks to the constant training they receive, and the support they get from our experts who have been in the business for the last 30 years.

    Here at Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino, our agents will do everything for you. They will answer all of your questions and do all of the hard work for you. We can even get your loved one out of jail in just a few hours. Our agents are available around the clock to offer there assistance to anyone who might need it most.

    You can talk to a great bail agent, and learn how simple the bail process is, by calling 866-736-6977 or by clicking Chat With Us now.


    Commonly Misused Words


    The English language is filled with hundreds of thousands of words, with several hundreds of words coming from other languages. On top of the impossibly high number of words out there, the English language has hundreds of rules on how those words can be used and it can take a lifetime to learn all of those rules.

    This has led to a huge list of words that are commonly misused.

    • Enormity – At first glance, one might assume that enormity has some relation to the word enormous, however, that is not entirely the case. Enormity actually refers to an evil or immoral act.
    • Instant – This one gets misused a lot nowadays, and mostly by companies trying to sell you something. It is used to say that something can happen quickly, which is close to correct, but not quite. When something happens in an instant, it happens that exact moment. For example, you can snap your fingers in an instant. You cannot cook rice in an instant.
    • Literally – This is a word that is frequently misused by people to hyperbolize or exaggerate an effect that something will have. When something literally happens, it actually happens. A person can literally dance for joy. A person cannot literally have steam coming out of their ears because they are angry.
    • Ultimate – The misuse of this word is not as well known, and can be surprising to a lot of people. Ultimate, originally meant the end, or last of a series. For instance, this definition is the ultimate in this list of misused words, meaning it comes at the end of the list.

    The interesting thing to note about a many of these words, is that while they are no longer used as they were originally intended, they still have the “wrong” use of the word listed under their definitions in the dictionary. This just goes to show how fluid and changing language is. Some of these words have been misused for so long, that the wrong meaning has actually become a part of their meaning.


    Don’t Take the Scare Too Far


    Halloween is just around the corner, and it is the time of year where many people love to get scared. A good scare between friends can be terrifying, and yet thrilling and exciting. While scaring people is fun, there are many people out there that only enjoy it when they are somewhat expecting.

    You never want to scare someone so much that they truly think their life is in danger in some way. That is why it is best to stick to scaring people that you know will take it in a good way, such as friends and family members. Scaring random people can actually lead to a person being arrested.

    If you scare a person to the point where he or she thinks their life has been threatened, they can call the cops, and you could be arrested. A person can be arrested for assault and battery, even if they never intended to cause any actual harm.

    Take for instance the creepy clowns that were popping up all over in 2016. Dozens of people were arrested for dressing as scary clowns and startling innocent people in some way. It may have just been a joke to some of the clowns, but the threat and scare to their victims was real. This lead to real consequences for the people who dressed as clowns.

    So, remember to keep the scaring and pranks to family and friends this year. They will be less likely to call the police on you, even if you do start to annoy them.


    DUI Checkpoints on Halloween


    Drinking and driving is never a good idea. Unfortunately, thousands of people decide to do so every day, especially around holidays. This includes Halloween. People are out and about partying and having fun when they decide they are not too drunk to drive. They get behind the wheel of a vehicle, and inevitably cause an accident.

    This is horrible on any day of the year, but can be infinitely worse on Halloween due to the increase in foot traffic caused by children trick or treating. This is why police officers are so determined to stop drunk drivers on Halloween. One of the best ways that they do this is by setting up DUI checkpoints.

    DUI checkpoints help law enforcement officers find drivers who are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

    This is done by setting up the checkpoint on a road that is known to be well traveled by people who have been drinking. The officers will restrict the flow of traffic down to a few lanes, and quickly interview every driver they passes through. They will ask each driver a few questions, and look closely for any signs of intoxication.

    If the driver doesn’t show any signs of inebriation, then they will be free to go on their way. However, if the officer suspects that the driver is under the influence of something, the driver will be asked to pullover to the side. The driver will then have to take a field sobriety test, and if they fail that, they can be taken into custody.

    While this may slow down traffic, it is all for a good reason. On Halloween, kids are all over the streets as the go on their annual hunt for candy. No one wants to hear a story about a drunk driver killing someone on a normal day. On Halloween, the story could be much worse.