Browsing the archives for the Guides & Tips category

How to tell if you have squatters living near by

By Ann Smith Here are some clues that your neighborhood may have been invaded by squatters. There is a foreclosed property in your neighborhood. The old neighbors have moved out and the house is empty. Slowly there are changes to the property. The lawn looks overgrown. There are weeds, and trash around the house. The […]

Inexpensive Home Protection Ideas

I wanted to share some inexpensive ideas with my fellow Vallejo neighbors. With the reduction of police officers on patrol in our city it’s very important that we all stay diligent in keeping our neighbors and homes protected from potential criminals. Here are some very simple and inexpensive ways in to keep your peace of […]

Going on Vacation?

Remember to… Ask a trusted neighbor to put garbage in your garbage cans and haul out to the curb for pickup. Garbage cans on the street later in the day or next day is usually a sign that nobody is home.  Maybe neighbors can help each other out by taking these cans off the street. […]


Useful Tip: Your Car Keys Are a Panic Alarm

Put your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get into your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will go off, and the horn and flashing lights will continue to sound until either you reset it with the […]


Be Prepared For Emergencies

Be Prepared for Emergencies Gary Monk, CBCP This article outlines what we, as individuals, can do to ensure the safety and survival of ourselves and our families during and after a disaster. The unfortunate reality is that in these financially challenged times, the budgets of our local governments may not allow  for them to be […]