Everyone knows what an earthquake is and, if you have been in California long enough – or if you used to live in another region of the world with an intense seismic activity –, you most probably know what it feels like when the ground shakes. But do you know how to prepare yourself and be ready the day "The Big One" hits Southern California?
Understanding your Employment Contract
When you get your first job offer in the US, you might not understand all the terminology used. You might also have questions about how fair the wage offered is, or which benefits you might be entitled to. Based on my own experience, this article should help you understand your first contract of employment.
Acting against Climate Change as an Individual
Some people may feel like only politicians and countries as a whole can do something about climate change. But you can do something as well: by changing some of your habits, you can say no to consumerism and act responsibly to leave a better planet for future generations.
Making your own Cleaning Products
Making your own cleaning products may seem overwhelming, but it's actually pretty simple: you'll just need a handful of ingredients and a few minutes of your free time. Yep, it's that easy!
Renting an RV for $1/day
If renting an RV is your dream, but you find it too expensive, know that there is a way to rent one for as little as $1.00 per day. But, is it really worth it?
Job Search Series – Aude’s Experience
The Job Search series will give you a glimpse on how CISC members found their job here in the US, hopefully giving you tips for your own job search. For this very first article of the series, learn more about Aude, a professional translator, who has been working for more than 2 years in the entertainment industry in LA.
Choosing a Car Insurance
So you bought a car? Great! Now you need coverage. Did you know that taking the lowest car insurance in the US doesn't cover your civil liability? Here are some explanations on the different coverage options in California.
Buying a Used Car in California
As most Angelenos, when you arrive in L.A., you will most probably buy a car. But how do you buy a good one on a budget? What are the tips you need to know? You can find answers to your questions in this article.
Getting a Work Permit under the J2 Visa
Some tips on where to start when you need to fill in Form I-765 for your Employment Authorization as a J2 dependent.
2019 Super Bloom
A wet winter in Southern California means an explosion of wildflowers in the deserts. Here are some tips on where to go to observe this phenomenon.