The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer Announce the Promotion of Kayla Horacek to Partner

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Business News Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News center_img 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer, a Pasadena family law firm, announced today the promotion of Kayla Horacek to partner.“The decision to promote Kayla to partner was an easy one,” said Donald P. Schweitzer, founder and partner. “She has been with the firm as an associate attorney for more than seven years and has developed into an accomplished family law attorney. Kayla has proven time after time to be an attorney who provides excellent service to our clients. I am looking forward to working with Kayla as my partner and expect our firm to be greatly improved by her management abilities.”Horacek is a certified family law specialist and is minor’s counsel accredited. She has extensive experience in business evaluations, complex property division and child custody issues, especially pertaining to high asset clients. In addition to her certification as a family law specialist, Horacek was formerly a behavioral technician for children with autism—a combination that provides her with a deeper understanding for legal issues involving a special needs child.“I take the duties of partnership very seriously—it’s recognition that I not only have vested interest in the firm, but I am partly responsible for its growth and success,” said Kayla Horacek, partner. “Making partner is a culmination of that hard work that I’ve put into the firm for the last several years. I love the creativity it allows, as well as the opportunity to provide additional perspective to the team. Our firm has made such immense progress over the past ten years, which is a testament to Don’s efforts, but like everything, we have the power to make it even better with each decision, and I look forward to being part of the progress.”Horacek completed her undergraduate studies at Santa Clara University and graduated summa cum laude, receiving her bachelor of arts in English literature. She attended Southwestern University School of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar in 2005. Horacek is a member of the Pasadena Bar Association and Los Angeles County Bar Association. She represents pro bono clients through the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law.Partner Donald P. Schweitzer—former police officer turned assistant district attorney—founded the firm, which prides itself on being progressive, proactive and caring. For the last 10 years, Schweitzer has built a team of young, dynamic and knowledgeable attorneys, who are experienced in all areas of family law and estate planning, and have exceptional trial abilities. Some of the firm’s key-strength areas are divorce, child support determination, high-asset cases (high-earner child support, premarital agreements, estate planning, etc.), business and real property valuation, retrieval of hidden or omitted assets and more.The firm is structured to respond rapidly and proactively, moving a case quickly toward an optimal resolution. Retaining an in-house staff of legal personnel and utilizing today’s most advanced technological legal sources allows the firm to remain competitive in the Los Angeles area, setting themselves apart from other small firms but also positioning them opposite some of Los Angeles’ largest family law firms in the courtroom.The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer is Pasadena’s premier family law firm and one of the most respected in the Los Angeles area. Their specialized attorneys are experienced in all areas of family law and estate planning, supported by today’s most advanced legal resources. Founded by a former police officer turned assistant district attorney, their responsiveness and expert team approach give their clients a favorable edge.The firm is structured to respond rapidly and proactively. Their staff of 19 attorneys and legal support staff handle every aspect of each case with the utmost in professionalism, integrity and respect. Principled advocates who will always put their client’s best interests first, the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer offers peace of mind every step of the way.For more information, visit HerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Kardashians Know How To Throw A Good Party!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeauty Neighborhood News The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer Announce the Promotion of Kayla Horacek to Partner Founder & Partner Donald P. Schweitzer welcomes Kayla Horacek, certified family law specialist, as partner to the firm. Published on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | 11:19 am Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Training in focus

first_imgImprove and William Reed, publisher of British Baker, are joining forces to hold a training conference on 30 October.Bakery employers, trade associations, retailers and training providers are being invited to the One Voice conference, which will include short presentations on Improve’s new National Skills Council and flexible NVQs and SVQs, followed by an hour of workshops and feedback, giving attendees the chance to air their views.Attendance at the conference is free. It will take place at Bakers Hall in London from 10am to 12.30pm. To register, call 0845 644 0448.last_img

Body identified as missing Shelbyville resident

first_imgPhoto: FacebookShelbyville, In. — The body of a man found in the Big Blue River has been identified as Christopher Young, 38, reported missing from his Shelbyville home about one month ago.A report from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department says the body was found Sunday around 4 p.m. in the river near County Road 250 West by the Young’s father and his brother while they were kayaking.Young was last seen on the night of November 6. Family members said Young left that night to search for missing dogs near Colescott and Montgomery Streets and never returned. Police suspect Young may have been injured in an altercation and had become disoriented.Police say this is now a death investigation.last_img

Best thing I saw today: A WBKB love story

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Before we leave tonight I wanted to try my hand at a, “Best thing I saw today,” story.Four years ago I interned here at WBKB when I had much longer hair and a much smaller idea of what I was doing.But I met a handful of amazing reporters while I was here, and two in particular stick out.Lynzi DeLuccia who was a mainstay on the six o’clock show behind the anchor desk, and former sports reporter Jon Shideler.Those two met here at WBKB when they were hired, and now, four years later, I woke up to a text from Jon this morning:The happy couple is now engaged!And in fact they are in Alpena visiting at the moment, so if you see them around town make sure you tell them congratulations and thank them for all the hard work they put in here at WBKB.I’ve been extremely fortunate to meet some amazing people here that I still talk to everyday despite most being halfway across the country.Once again a big congratulations to Jon and Lynzi, and you bet we will be sending a reporter to the wedding to cover it.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: happy, Jon Shideler, love, Lynzi DeLucciaContinue ReadingPrevious Three new ordinances to replace original blight ordinance 135 in Alpena TownshipNext Renovated lobby reopens at Thunder Bay Theatrelast_img read more

Sports Briefs

first_imgPakistan’s coach Younis quits ISLAMABAD (AP): Waqar Younis has quit as Pakistan coach only a day after Shahid Afridi stepped down as Twenty20 captain. Pakistan lost three group matches at the World Twenty20 and made an early exit from the tournament in India. Younis, who was national coach for 19 months, says “unfortunately I couldn’t give the result which the nation was expecting.” Younis had three months before his contract with the PCB was due to expire, but he quit after meeting with the Pakistan Cricket Board officials in Lahore on Monday. Setback for WCup stadium MOSCOW (AP): The official completion date of Sochi’s stadium for the 2018 World Cup has slipped back five months to November, the second such delay for a Russian World Cup venue in the last week. Regional sports minister Lyudmila Chernova announced the delay in comments to the state-run Tass agency, but did not give any explanations. The Fisht stadium hosted the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2014 Winter Olympics, but has needed lengthy construction work to convert it for football and expand its capacity to over 47,000. Last Friday, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said the St Petersburg stadium had fallen three months behind schedule but would still open by the end of the year. Sammy Stadium CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC): West Indies T20 cricket captain Darren Sammy yesterday expressed his delight at the decision of the St Lucia government to rename the Beausejour Cricket Ground, after him following the exploits of the regional team in the just-concluded T20 World Cup in India. Sammy, along with fellow St Lucian, Johnson Charles, returned to a hero’s welcome at the Hewanorra International Airport, where they were greeted by Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony and other St Lucians. “Big-time reception, homecoming,” Charles said in a video posted on Facebook, while Sammy said Anthony had announced that the island’s premier cricketing ground will now be known as the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium. “To God be the glory,” Sammy said, adding “I am truly honoured, I am humbled and bless. Thank you, we always know St Lucians love their own and the love and respect and admiration I have just received at the airport, oh my God, thank you very much.” Giorgi turns down Italy call-up ROME (AP): Camila Giorgi has turned down a call-up to Italy’s Fed Cup team for its World Group playoff against Spain, choosing to compete in qualifying for a tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, instead. The 48th-ranked Giorgi announced last week that she was cutting off ties with the Italian Tennis Federation – apparently because the federation insisted she play Fed Cup. Italy captain Corrado Barazzutti called her up anyhow for the April 16-17 series. Giorgi had until Monday to confirm her call-up and the federation announced yesterday that 72nd-ranked Karin Knapp was taking Giorgi’s place on the team, which also includes Roberta Vinci, Sara Errani and Francesca Schiavone. Giorgi is currently playing in Katowice, Poland, where she beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 6-4, 6-4 in the first round yesterday.last_img read more

‘Great guy, player’: Balkman congratulates Brownlee on Best Import plum

first_imgLATEST STORIES ADVERTISEMENT It’s been said many times that basketball forms brotherhoods and it cannot be any truer when it comes too Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee and San Miguel’s Renaldo Balkman.Both imports, who have managed to form a strong bond since they both reinforced Alab Pilipinas in their title campaign in the ASEAN Basketball League, were up for the Best Import award Friday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’But Brownlee, after losing twice in a row in the Governors’ Cup voting, did not let this one slip away and one-upped his good pal Balkman for the award.Balkman, who came second in the race, is nothing but proud of what his former teammate achieved. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk “Championships mean a lot to me, not the Best Import,” said Balkman who had 14 points and 11 rebounds in Game 4.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Devance looking forward to Game 5 of ‘crazy’ PBA Finals series “Congratulations to him,” said Balkman after his Beermen lost to Brownlee’s Gin Kings 130-100 in Game 4 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “There’s no bad blood between us and he’ll probably say the same thing.”“He’s a great guy, great player, much respect to him. We’re both tough guys and he got it. It’s all good.”Brownlee had a total of 1209 points in the voting that counted in the players’ stats and nods from the PBA, the players, and the media.Balkman accumulated a total of 858 points.And as the series dwindled into a virtual best of three after a 2-2 stalemate in the first four games, Balkman is looking at the bigger trophy.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View commentslast_img read more

Treaty 8 to host First Nations LNG summit February 17-19

first_imgThe event will look at the feedback and findings from previous summits held in Prince Rupert and Prince George last year and provide First Nations with ideas on helping their communities make decisions regarding LNG.A press conference will also be held at the conclusion of the event to talk about the results of the summit and the plans of First Nations going forward.- Advertisement –last_img

Possible 2016 harvest prices for corn

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Historical changes between projected and harvest prices are used to derive a distribution of possible harvest prices for corn in 2016. This analysis suggests about a 20% chance of harvest prices less than $3 per bushel. Given the chance of low prices, farmers should maintain high coverage levels when purchasing crop insurance. Arriving at a possible 2016 harvest priceHistorical projected and harvest prices for corn are shown in Table 1 for the years from 1972 to 2015. Projected prices are used to set crop insurance guarantees. For Midwest states, the projected price is the average of settlement prices of the December CME corn contract during the month of February. An indicator of the projected price in 2016 is the current price level of the December 2016 contract. In this first week of January, the price of the December corn contract was near $3.80 per bushel.Harvest prices are used to calculate crop insurance payments. The harvest price for corn in Midwest states is the average of the settlement prices of the December contract during the month of October.If futures markets are efficient, over time the average of harvest prices should equal the average of projected prices. Between 1972 and 2015, the average of projected prices is $3.02 per bushel. The average of the harvest prices is $2.94 per bushel, only 8 cents per bushel lower than the average of the projected price, suggesting that the projected price is a good indicator of the harvest price. Stated alternatively, if you could repeat 2016 many times, the average of the resulting harvest prices would be near the projected price.Of course, the harvest price will differ from the projected price in any given year, with the difference being large in some years. In this article, historical variability is used to provide a range of possible 2016 harvest prices. To do this, the percent change between the projected and harvest price are calculated for each year (see the fourth column of Table 1). The largest positive change is 77%, occurring in 1973 (a $1.39 projected price and a $2.46 harvest price). The largest negative change is -27.6%, occurring in 2004 ($2.83 projected price and $2.05 harvest price).The percentage changes then are applied to the likely projected price for 2016. A $3.80 per bushel is used, close to the current price of the 2016 December CME corn contract. To illustrate, in 1972 the projected and harvest prices are $1.24 and $1.35, respectively (see Table 1). The harvest price is 8.9% higher than the projected price (.089 = 1.35 / 1.24 – 1). And the possible harvest price associated with 1972 is $4.14 ($3.80 x (1 + .089)). Possible harvest prices resulting from the above procedure to all years from 1972 through 2015 are shown in the final column of Table 1.Possible 2016 harvest pricesWhile centered near $3.80, historical changes suggest a large range of possible harvest prices in 2016. They highest resulting price is $6.73 per bushel coming from the 77.0% change occurring in 1973. The lowest resulting price is $2.75 per bushel coming from the -27.6% change occurring in 2004.Figure 1 further summarized the 2016 possible prices by showing a histogram of possible price ranges. As can be seen in Figure 1, 21% of the possible prices fall below $3 per bushel. These historical price changes suggest that there is roughly a 20% chance of prices being below $3.Similarly, there is a chance of higher harvest prices. Four of the historical price changes resulting in 2016 harvest price being above $5, suggesting a roughly 7% chance of prices higher than $5 per bushel. Two of those years are 1988 and 2012, both years of much lower yields due to drought. The other two years with a price over $5 are 2010 and 1973. CommentaryHistory suggests a wide range of possible prices, with a significant chance of the harvest price being below $3. Some farmers may be considering lowering coverage levels on crop insurance in order to lower premium costs. This may not be prudent as history suggests there still is a large risk of low prices.last_img read more

Dairy margins widen to highest since 2017 in positive economic sign

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In welcome news for the dairy economy, the September margin under the Dairy Margin Coverage program rose by $0.56 per cwt. over the August margin to reach $10.41 per cwt, the second consecutive month margins have fallen outside the threshold necessary to trigger a federal payment. The is the highest seen since the beginning of 2017, allowing for the change in the alfalfa hay price in the margin formula’s feed cost calculation. The September all-milk price was $0.40 per cwt. higher than August’s and the DMC calculated feed cost for September was $0.16 per cwt. lower than August’s, mostly due to a drop in the price of corn.As of Nov. 6, USDA’s DMC Decision Tool currently projects DMC margin to remain above $9.50 per cwt. for the remainder of 2019 and during all of 2020. Milk prices are expected to generate most of the monthly changes in the margin forecast, while feed costs are anticipated to remain relatively stable during that time.last_img read more

IRC Lighting Upgrades: Efficient Bulbs and Gasketed Fixtures

first_imgSTEP 3: LIGHTING UPGRADES (Section N1104)The code: Half of all indoor lamps in permanent light fixtures must be high efficacy. Additionally, recessed can lights must meet air leakage standards.What it means to you:Lighting represents about 12% of the energy used in a home. This code change will require at least half of all permanently mounted lightbulbs to be high-efficacy compact fluorescents (CFLs), which are roughly 80% more efficient than incandescent bulbs.The rationale for the 50% standard as opposed to 100% is to allow for circumstances where a high-efficiency bulb would not perform well―when operated by a dimmable switch, for example.The code also demands that all recessed lights in the building envelope meet an ASTM manufacturing tightness standard (ASTM E283) and be sealed with a gasket or caulk between the housing and the interior wall or ceiling covering. Air-leakage testing for these fixtures has been an option for years. Now, the manufacturing community is able to perform uniform standard for air sealing verified through testing.This provision will decrease air leakage for recessed light connections to walls or ceilings and increase standards for the tightness of the fixtures themselves. Essentially, manufacturers will make better, tighter light fixtures because of this code change. It will be your job to install gasket or caulk as an air-sealing measure.The 2009 building codes reflect practices that not only increase energy efficiency, like air sealing measures and increased insulation, but also address sustainable building practices, like moisture control.Other segments of this series:Part 1: Air SealingPart 2: InsulationPart 3: LightingPart 4: Programmable ThermostatsPart 5: Insulating Mass WallsPart 6: Efficient WindowsPart 7: Insulating Mechanical PipesPart 8: Exceeding the Energy CodePart 9: Vapor Retarders 9 Steps to A Greener CodeNew homes built using the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) or International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) will be more energy efficient than ever. As a consequence, a builder’s world may become a bit more complex and, in some cases, a bit more expensive. Recent spikes in energy costs have increased the attention on regulatory measures that limit energy waste. last_img read more