Many people are forced to tighten their belts these days. Even renters insurance, which generally averages $15 to $30 a month, can be a stretch for some budgets. It’s important for renters to know what may be factored into their premiums.
Renters insurance rates can vary depending on the value of the possessions being covered. Larger dwellings typically cost more to insure. There are ways, however, to save on renters insurance.
Certain safety devices may result in lower rates. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) says many insurers offer discounts for fire alarms, sprinkler systems and deadbolt locks.
Conversely, there are factors that can result in higher renter insurance rates. In some situations, additional insurance may be required to cover damage from pets, according to the NAIC.
Paying more for insurance can be a good investment. The Savannah Morning News says “replacement cost coverage is slightly more expensive; however, it’s usually worth it. Technology items, such as computers, lose value after just one or two years. This means a computer you bought last year for $1,200 may only be worth $720 this year.”
Renters should discuss their coverage options with an agent to make sure they are getting the level of insurance needed.
The City of Lancaster now offers business license renewal capabilities on its website. As the City continues to expand its green initiatives while maximizing customer convenience options, one more avenue is provided to make doing business in Lancaster a breeze.
“This new feature enables existing business owners to renew their business licenses online,” stated Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Many people now pay their bills from the comfort of their home via the internet, reducing the time and energy they spend on a necessary task. We’re glad to offer this convenient option to our citizens as well.”
Business owners will continue to receive their renewal notices in the mail. However, the paper bills will provide information on how the process to renew a business license and pay the fees due can be completed by visiting the City’s website at www.cityoflancasterca.org. Once at the site, proceed to “I Want To… Renew a Business License” or “Finance Department… Renew a Business License” and click on the link provided. Two pieces of information are required to complete the process online: 1) the business license account number and 2) the four-digit pin number (which is located on the paper renewal notice near the summary of charges at the top of the page). If this information has been lost or misplaced, the City of Lancaster Finance Department can be contacted at (661) 723-6237 for further assistance.
The business license online renewal system accepts both full and partial payments. Please note that although partial payments are allowed, business license certificates will not be issued until accounts are paid in full. Certificates are printed and mailed every Friday for all (paid in full) payments received by the previous Thursday. The online payment option is not available for renewing the following types of businesses: massage, group home, taxi or tow service. These businesses are excluded because they require additional steps for renewal processing, such as fingerprinting and background checks.
For additional information regarding utilizing the online business license renewal feature or to learn how to obtain a business license, please call the City of Lancaster Finance Department at (661) 723-6237.
The Wiki Night series of social networking events occurs the third Thursday of each month, and provides opportunities to interact with creative thinkers and a wider public audience through the exploration of the presenters’ current research topics, ideas, interests, or work process. One of the primary objectives of this new monthly series is to expand into a community forum for the collection and collaborative documentation of creative ideas in the Antelope Valley. The Wiki Night events will also incorporate an interactive voting activity which seeks input from the community to help in “Building a New Museum.”
The events are free and open to the public. For additional information on the museum’s programming,
General Information – The Lancaster Museum of Art and History, located at 44801 North Sierra Highway, will be closed during the preparation for its move to a new facility. The new facility will open later this year. For more information about the museum and its programming:
Call: (661) 723-6250
Check out: www.facebook.com/lmag.lancaster for updates
Through the use of surround sound technology, you are able to hear our hearing instruments before you buy them. During your hearing test the Beltone AVE. (pronounced “Avenue”) system also verifies the comfort of your fit after your hearing aids arrive through the use of familiar scenarios such as a restaurant, church, a birthday party, and over 200 sounds.
If you suspect you have a hearing loss or perhaps a loved one has a hearing loss, call our office today to schedule a FREE hearing examination. Our hearing care practitioners will be able to tell you if you have a hearing loss and if hearing instruments will help. With our Beltone AVE. Hearing Aid Simulation software we can demonstrate how our newest hearing instrument the True can benefit you.
Call our office at 661-942-4327 to schedule your appointment. Our address is 753 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA 93534. We also have offices in Ridgecrest and Bishop. Call for more information.
During last night’s City Council meeting, Council Member Sherry Marquez unveiled the new City of Lancaster poster.
“This beautifully designed poster captures the rich history of Lancaster, showcasing several fun-filled, family friendly events within our community, while highlighting the city’s ongoing solar energy efforts,” said Marquez.
Copies of the poster are now available for purchase for $5 each, at the City Hall Parks & Recreation counter. For additional information, please contact the Parks department at 661-723-6077.
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