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Celebrate Oaktown Style—Shop Local, Give Local, Go Green

The holidays are here—time to purchase gifts, stock the pantry for special meals, and to gather with friends and family. Most of us will spend a bit more money this time of year—and with those purchases, we can make a big impact on our community by shopping locally and donating to local non-profits.

Preparing for El Nino

Are you ready for the rain? With the 4-year-long drought, your umbrellas and galoshes may be a bit dusty. If the predictions are right, we’re in for a LOT of rain. Here’s a few simple ways to prepare.

Back to School – Thank a Teacher!

As a Farmers Insurance Agency, we are always looking for ways to deepen our connection to the communities we serve. Our agency does this in many ways – one of our favorites is to support the parents and teachers who educate our kids.

Earthquake Insurance: How to Buy It

Did you know that home insurance companies in California MUST also offer you the opportunity to purchase Earthquake Insurance? It’s that important! And yet, many people ignore the offer. Why? Some say it costs too much, other say the coverage isn’t great, but most folks simply don’t think about it.

One Million Reasons …

Did you know that an Oakland minimum wage worker earning $12.25 per hour will earn more than a million dollars if they work consistently through their adult lives? Paycheck to paycheck, it may not seem like much, but over a lifetime of earnings, it adds up! No matter what your job or rate of pay, if you have people in your life who depend on you and your paycheck for financial support, insurance is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to protect them from financial harm if something should happen to you.

Imagine a Million

Have you ever stopped to think about how big 1 million is? A million chopsticks?  A million blades of grass?  A million puppies?  A million dollars? Lately, we’re seeing lots of million dollar homes in the East Bay which begs the question – do you need a million dollars of insurance to cover a million dollar home?

Prayers for Nepal

We’ll make a donation in your name. On April 25, the people of Nepal experienced a major 7.8 earthquake followed by several severe aftershocks. This disaster caused massive damage, affecting thousands of families. We send our prayer to people of Nepal and pledge to assist them as we too live on a fault line.

It’s Easy Being Green.

Simple steps to save the planet. I grew up in California during the devastating droughts and energy crisis of the 1970s. So our impact on the environment has always been on my mind. Now, with California facing another drought and Earth Day around the corner (April 22), I invite you to join me in being green at home and at work.

One Community. One Road.

Whether you drive, ride a bike, or walk, how we get where we’re going is as unique as our destination. But it’s everyone’s responsibility to share the road. That’s why I’d like you to join me in a campaign to promote road safety, with a free T-shirt to help spread the word.

I Bought the Engagement Ring; Now What?

Three Steps to a Perfect Wedding Proposal: Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days for wedding proposals and love-struck Oaklanders are no exception. Whether you’re planning something as grand as the A’s scoreboard or as intimate as a walk in the hills, a perfect proposal has three steps. ...