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Vacation Savings Guide for A Memorable and Interesting Trip to Berkeley, California

Vacation Savings Guide for A Memorable and Interesting Trip to Berkeley, California

Travel
Found in Northern California, Berkeley lies on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay. It is bordered by Emeryville, Albany, Oakland as well as the Contra Costa County, which include the unincorporated city of Kensington along with the San Francisco Bay. The city is home to University of California, Berkeley, which is one of the well-ranked universities across the globe. Berkeley is also considered as the nation’s most liberal city. Though it has a small population, with a total of 112,580 residents as of the 2010 US Census, it boasts of a big reputation and features a changing mix of local residents. Berkeley features a wide variety of quaint districts, historic landmarks and a number of lovely state parks. Knowing this, every single day you spend in Berkeley will always be a f
Dominican Republic, California and Clean Kayaking Campaign

Dominican Republic, California and Clean Kayaking Campaign

Sports
The Dominican Republic may be one of the best windsurfing spots in the world. But the interior of the Dominican offers a ride every bit as wild as the coast -- on whitewater rivers, by raft or kayak. Getting to the Dominican Whitewater After flying into either Puerto Plata or Santo Domingo, the coolest way to go is by local transport called the guagua inland to Jarabacoa. The guagua is an ancient Dominican van that carries passengers – about 100 pesos or $3 per person, chickens ride free. It’s crowded, but you’re likely to pick up a bit of Spanish and a lot of local flavor. If so inclined, you can explore the whole of the Dominican Republic this way. The guagua can take you into the interior of the Dominican, where you’ll find whitewater rafting and kayaking based out of Jarabaco
New California Car Seat Law Takes Effect In January 2017

New California Car Seat Law Takes Effect In January 2017

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Partially for education reasons and partially for enforcement reasons, lawmakers made the existing child restraint law much more specific. The current Vehicle Code 27360 requires children under 8 to be in the back seat and to be restrained in "an appropriate child passenger restraint system meeting applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards," a vague phrase that is almost impossible to enforce and also gives parents almost no guidance as to what kind of restraint is appropriate for what ages and sizes. The new law uses the 2-40-40 rule: children under 2 who weigh less than 40 pounds and are less than 40 inches (3'3") tall must be in rear-facing car seats. Children from 2 to 8 must be in front-facing car or booster seats; children over 8 can sit buckled in the rear seat if