When stores in California flip on that neon "OPEN" sign in the morning, they're inviting you in to look around, select the items you need and spend your hard-earned money.
We all know children like to explore and use their imaginations. Maybe on a lovely California summer day your kids will go into your yard to build a fort or something else fun. Off in the distance, in your neighbor's yard, they see a pile of wood from a shed the neighbor has taken down, and they dart off before you know it to grab a piece, perfect for their fort.
It's summer, and it certainly gets hot in Visalia, California, this time of year.
Every day, we have the potential to encounter situations that cause danger.
Trampoline parks are one of the newer additions to the world of indoor activity centers. However, their safety is increasingly being called into question as to the number of serious injuries mounts.
You've been invited to a meeting of your neighborhood watch group, held at a neighbor's home. Your host has told everyone where the bathroom is, and you excuse yourself to find it and head down the dimly lit hallway.
When we go out for a fun evening of entertainment, we don't think about the possibility that something will go wrong -- that a fire might break out at a dance venue or that a stage light could fall and hit members of the crowd. Nor should they have to fear for their safety from modern incidents of violence.
That upstairs apartment was just perfect for you. Close to work. Close to shopping. Close to family.
In California, where there aren't layers of newly fallen snow to help you conjure up holiday thoughts, you need might need a little help to get in the mood for the most festive season of all. You mention to the bosses that the office could use some twinkling lights and maybe a poinsettia or two.
Some people really love Halloween. You know who they are because they've got their houses decorated by Sept. 1 in all the holiday's gory glory. They may even have their own version of a haunted house, and they will definitely throw a party.