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Public Wi-Fi Networks-How safe are they?

These days a majority of us leave the house with some sort of a mobile device whether it is a smartphone, tablet or even a laptop that is making it easier than ever to access email and the Internet via public WI-FI networks, from coffee shops, retail stores and even

Ringing in the New Year With New California Laws

Happy New Year! California will ring in the New Year with several new laws or changes to existing laws that go into effect in 2014. Teen driver restrictions: Anyone under 18 years of age can no longer use hands-free technology to send or receive text messages while driving. Texting the old-fashioned way was

With wildfires up 45% and dry season upon us, is your home ready? California wildfires burn uncontrollably during the summer, and although you can’t stop them from happening, you can prepare your home and your family to be ready in case one happens. Preplanning can save you and your family

Tips for Teen Drivers

Safe driving is everyone's responsibility. Consider that over half of all motor vehicle accidents could be avoided if drivers made intelligent driving decisions. As new drivers, teenage drivers are most at risk because you lack the experience (and sometimes the maturity) to make intelligent decisions at critical times. Strive to

Are You and Your Family Protected From the Unexpected?

Did you know two out of every three homes nationwide are underinsured? In fact, 64% of homeowners are underinsured by an average of 19%.* Don't wait until you have to a loss to find out whether you have the right coverage. Talk to a Van Beurden Insurance Advisor today and get professional assistance

Tips for a Safer Halloween

Even if your kids are old enough to trick-or-treat on their own, they still need help from parents to ensure that when they leave the house, they have everything they need to stay safe. Consider these tips: Be sure your child takes a working flashlight along or a supply of glow

Great California Shake Out

Are you prepared for "the big one"? The Great California ShakeOut is a day of special events featuring the largest earthquake drill ever, organized to inspire Californians to get ready for big earthquakes, and to prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes. What we do now, before a big earthquake, will determine what

Share the Road with Motorcycles & Scooters

With nice weather upon us, there are more motorcycles and scooters sharing the road -- so remember to take these extra precautions: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly half of all fatal motorcycle crashes, including scooters, involve another type of motor vehicle. Motorcycle safety isn’t just for