How to Assemble a Fire Emergency Kit and Build an Evacuation Plan

Posted by Jenna Redman

August 15, 2018

The California Wildfire season seems to be getting worse over the last couple of years, blazing through places that you’d normally think wouldn’t burn. People who never thought they were living in an area of California that could easily burn have been evacuated and many of them have lost their homes.

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Topics: Renters Insurance, Safety

Best Gluten Free Places to Eat and Shop in Chico

Posted by Ben Olberg

August 11, 2018

Eating gluten free (abbreviated as GF) can be a challenge. Even though it's a more common dietary restriction than it used to be, most American diets are still full of bread and pasta. Luckily there are some great places in Chico that are making your gluten free life a little easier, and more fun! So, what are the best gluten free places to eat and shop in Chico? Read on...

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Topics: Living in Chico, Chico Restaurants

4 Things to Do Before the Back to School Busyness Starts

Posted by Jenna Redman

August 08, 2018

The back to school rush is upon us. Our little town of Chico is going to double in size [much like the Grinch’s heart], making everything feel more crowded!

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Topics: Living in Chico, Summer Activities in Chico, Chico Restaurants, Things to Do

Get Rid of Annoying Birds at Your Chico Apartment

Posted by Ben Olberg

August 06, 2018

The chirping of birds can be a soothing sound to some, and an annoyance to others. Some species of birds such as the Scrub Jay have a pretty shrill sounding squawk that is likely to get old after a while. Woodpeckers can create a ruckus when they decide to drill into your apartment roof or siding to hide away a morning snack. If you are not a morning person, you are also less likely to be a fan of birds, who have a habit of getting up with the sun and getting noisy. So what can you do at your apartment to get rid of unwanted birds? Before you even think it, NO, do NOT get your BB gun out. You are more likely to hurt some one or damage your neighbors property when firing a BB gun in an apartment complex. There are less dangerous, humane ways to keep birds away for good. Here's how...

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Topics: Living in an Apartment

Best Places to Take Your Dog in Chico

Posted by Jenna Redman

August 01, 2018

Chico is an amazing place to live and it’s not just because we have yummy places to eat or small-town events that are good for the whole family. There are also numerous businesses that will welcome your dog and they will do it with a smile on their faces.

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Topics: Summer Activities in Chico, Pets, Things to Do

Simple Tips On Being a Good Apartment Neighbor

Posted by Jenna Redman

July 26, 2018

"Won't You Be My Neighbor" was the classic theme song for Mister Roger's Neighborhood, where you learned all different things that dealt with being a good person. He showed you how to be kind to those you encounter in everyday life and also your actual neighbors with his interactions with Mr. Clemons and his puppet friends. 

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Topics: Apartment Living, Neighbors

Protect Your Car In Your Apartment Parking Lot

Posted by Ben Olberg

July 20, 2018

According to the California Highway Patrol there were 175,351 vehicles stolen in California in 2017. That's a value of approximately $1.3 billion. That doesn't even include the thousands of car break-ins where thieves just smash and grab cellphones and other items left visible in cars. San Francisco is having a car break-in epidemic, with almost 30,000 vehicle break-ins recorded last year.

So how do you keep your ride safe from would-be thieves? Follow these simple rules to drastically reduce your risk...

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Topics: Living in an Apartment, Renter Solutions, Renters Insurance

Air Quality Tips for Fire Season

Posted by Jenna Redman

July 18, 2018

No matter where you call home in the good old U.S. of A. there tends to be a season in which you are more careful than others.

East Coasters have hurricane season. During this season it’s important for them to keep an eye on the weather in case they need to evacuate or protect their homes. 

Midwesterners have tornado/storm season. It’s important for them to keep their storm cellars stocked with essential supplies and have boards ready to protect their windows. 

West Coasters, especially Californians, have fire season. This is a season that can seem to last for months on end and leaves you wondering if fall will ever show up. Even if there is no fire within your direct area, smoke can still be in the air.

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Topics: Safety

Beware These Current Scamming Trends!

Posted by Ben Olberg

July 13, 2018

Crooks are creative. While they may lack other qualities like honesty and integrity, they certainly apply themselves when it comes to swindling people out of their hard-earned money. If you don't stay up to date on current scam trends you might just get taken advantage of. Did you know there are actually scammers going door to door dressed as utility workers and demanding payment for overdue bills? That's pretty bold, and a little scary.

What about "Smishing" have you heard of that one?

How do you avoid scams like this at your Chico apartment? Read on...

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Topics: Apartment Living, Living in an Apartment, Safety

3 Ways “Slice of Chico” Gives a Snapshot of Living in Chico

Posted by Paige Gilbert

July 11, 2018

While our blog posts mainly focus on Living in Chico rental properties and all the things you can do within them, it’s always fun to post about actually living in Chico. Downtown Chico always has something to offer, whether it’s shopping to support local business, eating at fabulous restaurants, or attending annual events like Slice of Chico.

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Topics: Living in Chico, Community Support, Summer Activities in Chico