Vandenberg AFB Weather: What To Expect When Moving Here

first_imgIntroductionWelcome to beautiful Santa Barbara County, California. As far as weather goes at Vandenberg AFB, you aren’t going to have much to worry about here. It’s basically lovely all year round. It’s two hours up the coast from Los Angeles and Venice Beach and has about the same climate. So you can imagine the sunshine and comfortable temperatures you’re going to experience here. It rarely gets anywhere near cold, though, so if you’re a ski bunny, then you might be a little disappointed. You’ll have to consider a weekend trip to somewhere farther north. Otherwise, this place will be fairly welcoming to pretty much everyone else. Vandenberg weather is mild in the summer and winter, and spring and fall are exceedingly comfortable. The most you’ll worry about are chilly mornings leading into winter and during the coldest days of February.Suggested Read: Vandenberg AFB: In-Depth Welcome CenterSpringHigh: Low 60sLow: 45Sping at Vandenberg is very mild, with temperatures that are able to dip below 40 degrees, but in the same way that the moon has the ability to turn into string cheese. It’s unlikely to happen on an average day. You’re going to have cool mornings during the spring months, so don’t be surprised to be a bit chilled when you wake up, but as the day goes on it’ll start to warm up. Clouds will fill the skies about a quarter of the time, but heavily overcast days will be rare. This is a holdover from winter when overcast days are more common. Spring continues the wet season at Vandenberg. Wet days peak in the winter and the chances of rain wind down through the spring and finish in the dry summer months. At the end of May, you might see about a half-inch of rain. You’ll have around 12 hours of daylight every day, as the sun rises before 0800 and sets after 1400. You’ll really luck out at Vandenberg in terms of humidity. There isn’t any at all during the spring months.SummerHigh: 80Low: 50sAnd here we are in the dry season. The chance of precipitation is lowest at the beginning of August at 0 percent. That’s right, there’s absolutely no rain at the end of July moving into August, and it’s unlikely that you’ll see much at all over the months of summer. Rainfall should gradually pick up as September winds down, but the summer is not going to cancel any baseball games around here. Temperatures in the summer are extraordinarily nice. You’ll be very comfortable on an average day. Most days will see the highs around the upper 60s and low 70s, with the lows in the 50s. It could be cool in the mornings and evenings, but the afternoons will be just about perfect. And it never gets too hot, either, so don’t expect to have to hide from the heat in the middle of the day. Cloud coverage is very minimal in summer. You’ll see some wisps here and there in less than 10% of days. A massive 14 and a half hours of daylight will light up the Vandenberg summers. The earliest sunrise will happen at about 0545 and the sun will set the latest at 2020. Note that the only real humidity at Vandenberg happens during the summer and spikes to around 30%. The fact that it’s so low means that you’ll basically never feel it.FallHigh: 70Low: 40Fall is much like spring with mild temperatures and low rainfall. The peak heat of summer takes a while to burn down, and you can look forward to comfortable temps following you all the way into the start of winter. The humidity creeps back down slowly from its height in August but doesn’t disappear completely until December. Lows will generally be in the 50s but can sink down below 40 on exceptionally rare days. It’s still going to be very comfortable overall, with some chill in the mornings now and again. You’ll see more cloud coverage, but not by much. It’ll peak in the winter, but as for now, the clouds will sprout up around 25% of the time. Precipitation starts to creep up here in the fall, and about 12% of fall days will have some rain. It won’t exactly be wet through, as October will see only .5 inches in total. Daylight falls back down to about 12 hours and sunrise comes back up closer to 0800.WinterHigh: 70Low: Low 30sIt’s possible for temperatures to reach freezing at Vandengerb, but it’s also possible for the molten iron core at the center of the earth to freeze, too. This is to say that you shouldn’t expect it. Highs can reach 70 degrees, but you really shouldn’t expect that, either. Most likely, you’ll spend the winter days in temps ranging from 40-60 degrees, which isn’t going to call for any major layering. So again, Vandenberg AFB weather is very comfortable overall, all year round. You will experience cold mornings though until winter temperatures rise in the afternoons and settle in. What you have to watch for the most in the winter is the cloud coverage, which now rises to encompass about half the days of the season. It’s going to turn gray for a while. And it’s going to rain more often, with about a 24% chance of rain in February. The month will also see the most rainfall by inches, at an average of 3.2. But it can get even more than that, all the way up to 7.5 inches. You’ll have the least amount of daylight from November to February, too. The sun will be out somewhere around 9 and a half hours a day. The earliest sunset will arrive in the beginning of December and occur before 1700. It’s going to be dark and cloudy and wet in comparison to the rest of the year, but very comfortable considering.Field & Training ExpectationsYou won’t have much to worry about the weather in terms of physical activity. In a lot of places, you’d need to worry about the intense heat or layering up in the cold, but here at Vandenberg AFB the weather is decent the whole year. It isn’t going to matter much whether you’re marching in June or the middle of February. Two things to mind are the sun and the early mornings of winter. In the summer months, though the temperatures are comfortable, you’ll still need to check the UV index. Make sure to wear sunscreen to protect your skin against the harmful rays of the sun. In the winter months, you’ll probably want to cover up early in the day and probably later in the evening, as well. If you’re getting physical during the day though, you might not need to modify your dress much. The heat of your body could be enough to get you through.ConclusionThe weather is nice all year. There isn’t much to worry about or complain about there. There’s no telling whether that’s true about the rest of what you’ll go through here. But one thing’s for sure; the weather isn’t going to be one of your problems. The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.last_img read more

Lavazza sells portion of its Keurig Green Mountain shares for $50 million

first_imgKeurig Dr Pepper,Vermont Business Magazine On January 23, 2015, Italian coffee company and Keurig Green Mountain investor Lavazza sold an aggregate of 378,371 shares of Common Stock ($50,299,273), as a result of which Lavazza currently owns approximately 7.8 percent of the outstanding Common Stock, as described below, worth about $1.7 billion. In a SEC filing statement, Lavazza said it intends to continue to review market conditions for shares of Keurig Common Stock and may from time to time sell additional shares of Keurig Common Stock. Keurig Green Mountain is based in Waterbury, Vermont.Lavazza said it is currently engaged in important strategic transactions unrelated to Keurig for which it will have significant cash requirements. Thus, while Lavazza said it continues to believe in the merits of an investment in Common Stock, it now believes that it would be more appropriate for Lavazza to deploy available capital to its other ongoing strategic transactions and initiatives and, accordingly, on January 23, 2015, Lavazza determined to sell a portion of its holdings of Keurig Common Stock.Lavazza said intends to use the proceeds of the sale of shares of Common Stock, in part, to fund its cash obligations in respect of such other transactions. The exact number of shares of Common Stock that Lavazza will sell has not been determined, and will depend upon, among other things, market conditions generally and for the shares of Common Stock, as well as the amount and timing of its requirements for cash in respect of such other transactions. Lavazza expects, however, that it will sell at least enough shares of Common Stock so that it will cease to own more than 5 percent of the outstanding Common Stock, the public reporting threshold.The sale of at least that many shares would be worth about $600 million in today’s terms. Keurig has a market cap of $21.3 billion, which is the value of all outstanding common shares.Shares of Keurig made a modest spike on January 23 to $136 (SEE HERE(link is external)) before falling back to about $130 over the weekend. Shares are trading at just over $131 Monday with a 52-week range of $74.44 – $158.87.Source: SEC. 1.23.2015last_img read more

At Overland Park festival, Johnson Countians gather for fall fun, live music

first_imgThe parade made its way down Santa Fe Drive in downtown Overland Park. All photos by Andrew Poland.The temperature may have been a bit higher than expected for a fall affair, but it was hard to argue with the setting for Saturday’s Overland Park Fall Festival.Thousands of people from across the county lined the sidewalks of downtown Overland Park Saturday as the parade made its way down Santa Fe Drive. Marching bands from area high schools, including SM East and SM North, helped add a festive touch to the parade…: …which also featured local elected officials, like Mayor Carl Gerlach…:…and Rep. Kevin Yoder:The parade was just the start of the celebration, however, as live bands under the clock tower and in the bandstand gazebo at nearby Santa Fe Commons Park kept crowds entertained throughout the day:The festival also included a classic car show, kids activities. And, of course, lots of food:A big thank you to Andrew Poland for shooting this great event.last_img read more

Legal Roundup

first_img September 1, 2007 Regular News Legal Roundup Links Fore Leukemia: Cohen Battisti of Winter Park will host the “Links Fore Leukemia Golf Tournament” September 28 beginning at 8 a.m. at the ChampionsGate Golf Club to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s fight to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma. To participate contact Jennifer at (407) 478-4878. Paralegals Gather in Tampa: The Tampa Bay Paralegal Association will sponsor the 2007 National Federation of Paralegal Association’s Annual Seminar and Convention October 18-21 at the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Tampa. For more information visit or NFPA’s Web site at Sunshine to Lead Broward: Barbara K. Sunshine was recently installed as president of the Broward County Bar Association. Other officers include Christopher Neilson, president-elect, and Carlos Llorente, secretary/treasurer. Jax Young Lawyers Tap Cook: The Young Lawyers Section of the Jacksonville Bar Association recently hosted its annual meeting and summer associate reception. The newly elected members of the YLS board are Shawn Arnold, Michelle Bedoya, Chris Hand, and Michael Scheve. The new president is Kevin Cook and the president-elect is Katie Dearing. Certification Excellence: The Board of Legal Specialization and Education presented its Excellence in the Promotion of Board Certification Award to Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Sobel, Bush & McCluskey, L.L.P. law firm during the Bar’s Annual Convention in Orlando. The award recognizes excellence and creativity by a Florida Bar board certified attorney or law firm in advancing the public’s knowledge of and appreciation for legal board certification. Six attorneys at Fox Wackeen Dungey are board certified in their area of specialty. “We certainly appreciate the importance of Florida Bar board certification,” said Managing Partner Tom Wackeen. “Our support for the process and efforts to educate the public about it stem from our dedication to professionalism and the high standards that Florida Bar Board certification requires.” Calloway is a Humanitarian: The Urban League of Broward County selected Ft. Lauderdale’s Sidney C. Calloway, a partner with Shutts & Bowen, as the recipient of the 2007 Margaret Roach Humanitarian Award for inspiring change and demonstrating ongoing leadership in the advancement of social justice and race relations. Calloway, an accomplished litigator, is a mentor to aspiring young lawyers. “Sidney Calloway is a shining example of a community leader who has worked tirelessly year after year to promote equal opportunity, while motivating others to support the advancement of minorities,” said Lisa Barker, vice president of development for the Urban League of Broward County. “Additionally, Sidney has helped engineer profound changes in our political, educational, and social institutions through his leadership in the T.J. Reddick Bar Association, NAACP of Broward County, Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, and many other organizations. “While president of the T.J. Reddick Bar Association in 1997, Calloway helped bring about historic changes at the School Board of Broward County, which modified its at-large system of governance to the present hybrid system of single-member and at-large districts. Three years later, Calloway participated in a similar initiative which transformed Broward County government from an at-large system to the present nine-member single-district system which promotes diversity,” said George I. Platt, managing partner of Shutts & Bowen’s Ft. Lauderdale office, and a former Broward County commissioner. Lewis Named Jurist of the Year: The Florida Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates selected Chief Justice R. Fred Lewis as Jurist of the Year during their annual awards banquet in Orlando. The awards are bestowed each year on the individuals who represent the highest standards of protecting the integrity of Florida’s civil trial system. John Fisher of Orlando, president of FLABOTA, noted Chief Justice Lewis has been heavily involved in children’s issues and has received numerous awards for his dedication and service to communities and the citizens of Florida, including work with the Florida Law Related Education program working with teachers and students to promote a better understanding of government institutions. ABA Honors Smith: The 50-year career of Tampa’s Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., was honored at the ABA’s Annual Meeting by the ABA Young Lawyers Division. Smith, former chair of the YLD and ABA president, received the division’s Annual Fellows Award. Smith’s many accomplishments include becoming a Rhodes Scholar, authoring numerous law journal articles, vigorously championing legal services for the poor, serving as president of the University of South Florida, as president of The Florida Bar, as president and chair of numerous arts and philanthropic organizations, and as chair emeritus of his law firm, Carlton Fields. Smith is also noted for his leadership in advancing many charitable and civic causes, and has effectively advocated for legal services to the poor. Diversity Enhancement: Tallahassee law partners Benjamin Crump and Daryl Parks, both 1995 graduates of the Florida State University College of Law, have increased their original commitment to the Parks & Crump Diversity Enhancement Scholarship by $75,000, bringing their total gift to the endowment to $100,000. The income distributed from the endowed scholarship will be used to increase diversity in the law school’s student body by providing scholarship support to students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession, especially African-Americans. To the greatest extent possible, scholarship recipients will be either Florida residents or be willing to make a commitment to remain in Florida to practice law for at least three years after graduation, according to the school. The gift will be eligible for a 50 percent match from the State of Florida, creating a total endowment of $150,000. Teddys for Elders: Tampa lawyers support the Teddy Bears for Elders Drive by donating a toddler-safe, medium-size, stuffed teddy bear to the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute. The bears, along with other donations, reduce stress and improve the overall well-being of elders with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Supporters of the project include Connie Pruitt, executive director of the Hillsborough County Bar, Mike Edenfield, of the Rough Riders of Tampa, and Veronica S. Prostko of the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute and Plant City Bar. Other program promoters include the Clearwater Bar and HDR Architects, Inc. If you would like to donate for Alzheimer’s research, contact the Johnnie B. Byrd, Sr., Alzheimer’s Center & Research Institute at (813) 319-4127, 4001 E. Fletcher Avenue, Tampa 33613 or go to School Supplies: With a new school year underway, the Brevard County’s young lawyers are helping children in need. The YLD of the Brevard County Bar has wrapped up its second annual school supply drive to benefit children in foster care. Brevard lawyers donated boxes of school supplies — everything from pencils and rulers to backpacks and calculators. In all, the YLD collected more than $500 in supplies for the Children’s Home Society. “The YLD is committed to raising awareness and assisting others through public service projects that make a difference in the lives of children and members of our community,” said Suzi McQuagge, YLD president. “CHS is a remarkable organization, and I’m thrilled with the number of attorneys who participated in the drive.” Palm Beach Paralegal: The Palm Beach County Chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida will meet September 12 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach. Patricia Hancock will talk about title insurance. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $26 for members and $32 for nonmembers. For more information contact Sue Ellen Hurley at or visit PAF sets Seminar: The Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc., will hold its one-day Fall Seminar at the Lido Beach Resort in Sarasota, on Saturday, September 15. The seminar theme is “The Path Well-Traveled — Litigation.” Topics include personal injury, medical malpractice, real estate contracts, probate, elder law, and family law litigation. For more information, call the Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc., at (561) 833-1408 or visit Legal Rounduplast_img read more

Study suggests psychedelics promote eco-friendly behaviors by altering your relationship to nature

first_imgShare on Facebook Share on Twitter Psychedelic drugs can positively affect people’s relationship with nature and promote eco-friendly behaviors, according to research published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.“In light of these findings, the present results once more raise the question whether a continuing prohibition of these experiences is indeed a worthwhile pursuit,” study authors Matthias Forstmann and Christina Sagioglou said in their article.The experiences they’re talking about are produced by the so-called “classic” psychedelic drugs, which include lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), “magic” psilocybe mushrooms, peyote, dimethyltryptamine (DMT) and ayahuasca. Email In their study, the researchers surveyed 1,487 about their past drug use, relationship to nature, personality traits, and a number of other demographic variables.They found that people who had used classic psychedelics were more likely to report that they enjoyed spending time in nature and were more likely to see themselves as a part of nature. This effect was independent of personality and political orientation. The heightened level of nature relatedness was not found among people who had consumed other types of recreational drugs like alcohol or stimulants.Psychedelic users who felt their self-identity was embedded in nature, in turn, were more likely to report engaging in everyday pro-environmental behaviors, such as recycling and buying environmentally friendly products.“That is, the perception of being part of the natural world — rather than being separate from it — that is heightened for people who have experience with classic psychedelics, is largely responsible for the increased pro-environmental behavior that these people report,” the researchers explained in their study.The study employed a cross-sectional design, which prevents the researchers from making firm conclusions about cause and effect. Rather than psychedelics promoting nature relatedness, for example, it could be that people who feel more connected to nature are more likely to consume psychedelic drugs. But the researchers do not beleive that this is the case.“As the relationship we found remained significant after controlling for demographic variables and personality traits such as openness to experience, conscientiousness, or political attitudes, it is unlikely that the association we found can be entirely explained by a collection of personality traits stereotypically associated with psychedelic users (e.g. being of the ‘hippie’ type).”center_img Pinterest Share LinkedInlast_img read more

NWS: Today’s High Near 40; Tonight’s Low Around 20

first_imgThe National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 40 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 20. Courtesy/NWSlast_img

Daily Postcard: Autumn On The Grounds Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints In White Rock

first_imgDaily Postcard: Autumn scene on the grounds of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints late Friday afternoon at 366 Grand Canyon Dr., in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comlast_img

Helping ‘last-time buyers’ could free up market for family homes

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Centric Parts Expands National Sales Force

first_imgCentric Parts has announced the hiring of three aftermarket industry veterans to fill key positions as the company expands its sales and management team to meet rapidly growing demand. George Hyland has been named strategic account executive, national sales, while John Beale and Andrea “Ande” Schultz have been hired to fill newly created divisional sales manager positions for the Central and Eastern divisions, respectively.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementHyland will be responsible for executing sales initiatives for the Qualis team, and will report directly to Dan Billie, executive vice president of sales and marketing. Previously with CARDONE Industries, Hyland was an instrumental part of key customer development in his position as brakes director.“George brings with him over 20 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket. His proven leadership, customer facing experience and product knowledge are a perfect match to grow our efforts,” said Billie.Beale will manage Centric’s Central division traditional aftermarket sales efforts, reporting to Charlie Kirkland, who was recently promoted to the position of vice president of traditional aftermarket sales. Beale comes to Centric after having served as vice president of aftermarket sales for Autolite and vice president of traditional sales for UCI-FRAM. Beale will have responsibility for sales in the Central United States and Canada.“We are excited to invest in the traditional segment with the addition of a top notch sales leader like John. He comes to Centric with a great reputation and keen understanding of the traditional business. We are delighted to have him on board,” said Billie.AdvertisementSchultz will be responsible for traditional sales in Centric’s Eastern division, also reporting to Kirkland. Schultz comes to Centric with a broad background in the aftermarket, having held management positions with Delphi, The Schaeffler Group and, most recently, the Timken Corp. as regional sales manager. She has received several industry awards including the 2012 Auto Care Association Impact Award “4 for the Future” and was also the First Car Care Council Women’s Board “Women of Promise” award winner.“Her experience, knowledge of our market and personal drive make her a valuable addition to our team,” said Kirkland.“Ande brings a great deal of energy and experience to our organization,” added Billie. “She will be a positive addition to our team and we are excited to have her on board.”last_img read more

Notice of Violation Issued to Chainsmokers Concert Organizers

first_imgSouthampton Town officials may be issuing a series of citations for code violations to the organizers of last month’s Chainsmokers concert. Or, they may not.Ryan Murphy, the head of the town’s code enforcement division, confirmed Monday that his department had issued a notice of violation to the company that organized the July 25 event, In the Know Experiences. It contained a list of possible code violations that may have occurred, including violations of the terms of the permit the town issued. However, Murphy cautioned, that notice of violation should not be construed as an actual citation.Whether or not an actual summons is to be issued is still under investigation, Murphy said.The drive-in concert, staged at Nova’s Ark Project in Bridgehampton, drew the ire of New York State officials, including Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Commissioner of Health Dr. Howard Zucker. A video went viral showing what appeared to be a group of about 200 people crowded together in front of the stage, ignoring the state’s social distancing guidelines.Zucker sent a caustic letter to Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, in which he wrote that the charity concert “apparently involved thousands of people in close proximity, out of their vehicles, a VIP area where there was no pretense of a vehicle, and generally not adhering to social guidance.”Cuomo had said, “The concert that happened in the Town of Southampton was just a gross violation of not only the public health rules, it was a gross violation of common sense.”Schneiderman said that the problem came about because, between 10 and 10:30 p.m., a group of people moved to a VIP area by the stage that was not part of the town’s approved permit for the drive-in concert, which was a fundraiser.Schneiderman, who had participated in the concert onstage as the drummer in one of the early warmup acts, said that he had left the site before the alleged violations occurred, and called for an investigation of the incident by both the police and by the town’s code enforcement division.A company handling the public relations for the organizers did not return a request for comment. The organizers had previously defended the concert and said efforts were made to ensure social Sharelast_img read more