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Mountain Driving Tips

Whether you’re an avid snowboarder, a nature lover, or a backpacking hiker, the mountains serve up year-round enjoyment for every outdoorsy type. But how well do you know how to manage mountain passes, hillside switchbacks, and winter driving conditions? Here are a few tips to keep in mind next time you head for the hills.

Protect Your Vehicle from Halloween Vandalism

Lots of candy, jack-o’-lanterns, parties and trick-or-treaters walking door-to-door dressed as superheroes and princesses … yep, it’s Halloween. This time of year can be a lot fun for kids of all ages, but it can also translate to smashed windows, slashed tires, scratched paint or worse for vehicle owners, because someone pushed their tricks a

Pumpkin Carving Safety

There’s no Halloween tradition quite like carving a pumpkin! Scooping out the slimy guts, carving a scary face or a design on the side of the pumpkin, and baking the seeds to eat as a snack is practically mandatory during this season. But sometimes, sharp tools and a hard-to-cut pumpkin can equal painful cuts and

Fire Prevention Week: How Your Family Can Practice Fire Safety

It’s 2:00 a.m. and you awake in a panic. The smoke alarm is beeping as the air fills with smoke. How much time would you and your family have to escape your home? Five minutes? Four? Think again. According to the American Red Cross, you might have as little as two minutes to evacuate everyone

Drop, Cover and Hold On: Earthquake Insurance Basics Every Californian Should Know

Earthquakes strike often and without warning in California, which has an average of 10,000 seismic events per year. Whether you live in San Diego or Eureka, don’t be caught off guard by the next tremblor, because in California, it’s not a matter of if an earthquake strikes, but when and how large it will be.