Bakersfield City Guide: Must-Sees in Southern California’s Hidden Gem

It’s hard to believe Bakersfield is just a 90-minute drive from Los Angeles. Visit Bakersfield, and it’s as if you’ve stepped back in time, but don’t get it twisted: Bakersfield isn’t preserved in the past. With ample opportunities to immerse yourself in local history, entertainment, recreation and culture, there are plenty of things to do in Bakersfield that are fun for all ages. In fact,…

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10 Perfectly Packable Picnic Recipes

Summer is here, and that means more occasions to eat meals outside. July is National Picnic Month, and to celebrate we’re sharing some of our favorite easy picnic recipes that are perfect for picnics, tailgates, barbecues or any outdoor event. Whether you need to bring a dish to your neighbor’s Fourth of July party or are planning a weekend outing with the family, these crowd-pleasing…

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13 Healthy Habits & Hacks for Office Employees

While some jobs, such as those in construction, trucking or manual labor, have obvious hazards, other job-related health hazards are less noticeable. You may not be risking your life at your desk job, but the modern workplace isn’t exactly conducive to optimal health. You spend about half of your waking hours at your desk, so you might as well do what you can to be…

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Thinking About Installing Solar Panels? Here’s What You Need to Know

A new solar project is installed in the United States every 100 seconds, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. Solar power is clearly on the rise, and it’s not hard to see why it’s such a bright idea. Solar power generation offsets more than 73 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, or the equivalent of taking 15.6 million vehicles off the road, and…

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Meet Homegrown Pro Gloria Manzano

Personal Express Insurance is proud to introduce our Homegrown Pros. Each month we highlight our local insurance experts and their dedication to the community and customers they serve. Whether you need to file a claim, talk to a pro about updating your insurance coverage or are just looking to make a quick update to your policies, we’re here to serve you. Call 1-800-499-3612 or visit…

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Tucson City Guide: Where to Adventure in ‘The Old Pueblo’

Tucson is rugged, rough around the edges and unapologetically unpretentious—and that’s exactly why we love it! Here, you have the freedom to explore Southern Arizona on your terms. Whether you’re planning a vacation or looking for things to do in Tucson this weekend, keep reading our Tucson City Guide and start planning your next adventure! Take to the Outdoors If you enjoy the outdoors, there…

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12 Things You Should Never Keep Inside a Hot Car

Between family vacations, shuttling around out-of-school kids and taking more day trips, it seems we spend more time in our cars during the summer than any other season. As temperatures outside continue to climb, so does the temperature inside your car. Even if you’re not the type of driver who practically lives out of their car, it’s easy to accumulate a collection of items during…

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5 Out-Of-This-World Arizona Homes You Can Visit

From Spanish Mission-style estates to sturdy log cabins to architectural anomalies, Arizona is home to some pretty cool houses that now operate as museums open to the public. These homes, many of which were built during the early 20th century, represent a significant time in Arizona history, when it transitioned from territory to statehood. All offer a glimpse into the lives and legacies of some…

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What Is the Difference Between Water Damage and Flood Damage?

Burst pipes, overflowing toilets, floods—there are so many ways water can wreak havoc on your home. So, how can you tell whether you’re dealing with water damage or flood damage? They sound similar, but in the insurance world, water damage and flood damage are vastly different. If you think your homeowners insurance policy has you covered in the event of a flood, you’re not alone….

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