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8th Annual Wine, Chocolate, and Beer Festival

The Special Kids Foundation is holding its 8th Annual Wine, Chocolate, and Beer Festival Saturday, May 3 from five in the afternoon to nine in the evening. Get ready for some fun at the Leer Vineyards for a country-western glam vibe night! The Special Kids Foundation prides themselves in promoting education, awareness, and success of all families with children who have special needs. They strive to provide friendship and support for these families as they deal with their day-to-day challenges. Support the Special Kids Foundation by attending the 8th Annual Wine, Chocolate, and Beer Festival that they promise will be the best festival yet! Register online now through their website and receive updates on chocolate, beer and wine vendors to be looked forward to at the festival. Purchase your ticket now to receive the early discount of $45. Agers Insurance located in Oakley, California supports the Special Kids Foundation and encourages you to ... Read more

Don’t Fall Victim of a Drowsy Driving Accident

You may think you are safe to get on the road after lack of sleep but according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy driving can be fatal, causing more than 100,000 crashes per year. If you work long hours or the night shift, are a commercial driver, use medications that cause drowsiness, have an untreated sleep disorder, or even regularly get fewer than 7 hours of sleep, you are at risk. Drowsy driving affects everyone but if you have one of these conditions you are likely more at risk. It is important to take some preventative measures if you know you are at risk at driving drowsy. If possible, get at least 7, preferably 9 hours of sleep each night. Also, try to plan ahead. If you are constantly traveling for business try to slowly adjust your sleeping times to match the clock at your next destination. Untreated sleep disorders ... Read more

Going Green For Earth Day

Being environmentally conscious has become everyone’s responsibility. Going green for Earth Day is the best way to do your part and protect the environment. Reduce your carbon footprint! Reducing greenhouse gases on the road can cut emissions by 1,600 pounds per year. Carpooling with a coworker a couple times a week can cut emissions immensely. Also, try to accumulate your errands and shopping so you can get them all done on one trip. Idling your automobile wastes fuel and money, so remember to turn your engine off when parked. Encourage your friends to do so as well! Recycle your old electronics. Take your old computer, DVD player, or old phones to an electronics recycling center. E-cycling helps reduce the amount of pollution in the land, air, and water. Don’t forget to conserve water, especially now that California is experiencing one of its worst droughts! Only run your dishwasher and washing machine when you ... Read more

Proactive Pest Management in Spring

Although Spring usually reminds people of blossoming flowers, morning dew, and fresh air, spring also brings out pests that have begun crawling out of hibernation as the weather warms up. As you go about your spring cleaning it is important to keep a careful eye out for pest infestation. Follow these helpful tips for proactive pest management: Although every part of your house has the potential for a pest infestation, it is important to keep a closer eye on the kitchen, bedrooms, and storage spaces. Immediately throw out any gnawed food packaging. Any packaging that shows evidence of nibbling may mean you have an unwanted pest. Rodents, cockroaches, and other pests are skilled at hiding so their droppings may be in obvious locations but more likely they will be near cabinets and behind boxes. If you find rodent pellets or urine stains, it is important to call pest control immediately to avoid ... Read more

It’s Summertime! Make sure your recreational vehicles, boats, and motorcycles are insured.

When warm weather arrives, you want to get out and enjoy it. Before you do, take a minute to make sure you have the right insurance coverage. You don't want an accident to damage your financial future because you weren't adequately covered. Your boats, motorcycles, and recreational vehicles may have sat around all winter, but that doesn't mean they can just head out onto the roads and waterways without being checked over and tuned up. Take care of any necessary repairs, and then get a check up on your insurance coverage, as well. It doesn't take long, and can provide you with a lot of peace of mind. With properly insured vehicles, you won't have to worry about the financial implications if something goes wrong. No one wants to have an accident and you shouldn't be expecting it, but if it does happen that's not the time to find out ... Read more