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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...

Children Away At College

Do you have a child going away to college and planning to live off-campus? These days, most apartment complexes and property management companies now require their tenants to carry renter’s insurance prior to moving in. With most of our companies, the personal property and liability coverage automatically extends from the...

New Law Requires Carbon Monoxide Detector

A new law that took effect July 1, the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 (SB 183), requires homeowners, landlords, apartment managers and builders to install carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors in an effort to prevent accidental deaths. Those who don’t could receive a 30-day notice to comply, or...