Visiting San Francisco – A Guide to the Seasons

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San Francisco
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Attorney Geoffrey Scovil has a solo practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition to his law practice, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys visiting cities around the world. He has been many places both internationally and domestically. One of his favorite cities is San Francisco, where he and his wife eloped under the rotunda at City Hall, where Joe DeMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were married.

San Francisco’s peak tourist time runs from June to August. Visitors from around the United States flock to the city to take part in San Francisco’s many summer events, including the North Beach Festival and Fillmore Jazz Festival. Summertime in the city sees average temperatures in the high 60s along with damp fog and brisk winds.

Winter, spring, and fall all have more manageable crowds, but the weather is often significantly cooler. Winter lasts from December to February and has average temperatures in the high 50s. Fog is present almost every day, as are cold winds. San Francisco is also at its wettest during these months. Still, hotel prices are significantly lower than in the summer. Spring offers similar benefits, but the average temperatures are a bit higher. The city still stays fairly wet, especially during March, but dries and warms as it gets closer to summer.

Fall is typically the best time to visit San Francisco. From September to November, visitors enjoy such events as the Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival and San Francisco Fringe Festival. Temperatures are actually warmer than they are during summer and normally average in the low 70s. There are still some breezes coming in from the coast, but the skies stay clear most of the time, and hotel rates and crowds drop.

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Animal Humane New Mexico Prepares for the Doggie Dash and Dawdle

Doggie Dash and Dawdle pic
Doggie Dash and Dawdle
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Geoffrey Scovil of Albuquerque, New Mexico is an attorney specializing in Habeas Corpus law. When he is not working, Geoffrey Scovil supports Animal Humane New Mexico, a non-profit animal shelter for dogs and cats. Animal Humane New Mexico is currently preparing for their signature fundraising event, the Doggie Dash, and Dawdle.

The Doggie Dash and Dawdle is a two-fold event featuring a 5k run for the more athletically inclined or a one-mile walk for those looking for a more leisurely pace. The organization’s largest fundraiser, Animal Humane New Mexico expects over 4,500 participants and 2,000 dogs. All of the net proceeds earned from the event go towards the organization’s community programs, or to support their homeless pets, meaning the event benefits both dogs and cats.

This year’s Dash and Dawdle takes place on November 6th between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Balloon Fiesta Park. Aside from the run and walk, the event will also feature a Doggie Carnival, and a Barketplace, where guests can shop from rescue organizations and local vendors.

For those who cannot make it in person, but want to support the cause, there is an option to become a Virtual Dasher to help raise funds from home. There is no registration fee and you will gain eligibility for fundraiser prizes.

This year, Animal Humane New Mexico hopes to raise $300,000 through the Doggie Dash and Dawdle. To learn more about the organization or the event, visit www.animalhumanenm.org.

Luis Suárez is the Newest Member of FC Barcelona’s Free Kick Club

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FC Barcelona
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Geoffrey Scovil is an attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico, specializing in Habeas Corpus law. Outside of work, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys watching soccer, and his favorite team is FC Barcelona. The iconic team recently added another of its players to the free-kick club, which is comprised of players who have scored a goal from a direct free kick.

Luis Suárez, who has scored a staggering 88 total goals for Barcelona, joined the free-kick club during the team’s Spanish league match against Real Betis on August 20th. FC Barcelona won the match 6-2, thanks in part to Suárez’ hat trick, which included his first direct free-kick goal for the club.

Luis Suárez joins the ranks of teammates like Ivan Rakitic and Jeremy Mathieu, who have each also scored a free-kick goal. Neymar Jr., who recently won a gold medal playing for Brazil in the Summer Olympic Games, has scored two free-kick goals for Barcelona. Of course, these all pale in comparison to the team’s star, Leo Messi, who has scored a total of 23 free-kick goals for Barça. Aside from cementing Suárez’ name in club history, the win against Betis provided a good start to the team’s Spanish league title defense.

Cycling 101 – Three Post-ride Training Mistakes to Avoid

 

Cyclist
Cyclist

As an attorney, Geoffrey Scovil of Albuquerque, New Mexico, helps defendants navigate the legal system and protect their rights. Away from his work, Geoffrey Scovil can often be found cycling in Albuquerque and the surrounding area.

Training is important for every cyclist, but what happens after a ride can be almost as important as what occurs during it. To improve as a cyclist, avoid these three post-ride mistakes.

1. Stopping before you have cooled down. After heavy sprints, a nice cool-down period helps muscles relax and keeps lactic acid from building up. Failing to cool down can lead to injuries and impede progress.

2. Eating poorly. It is better to eat sensibly while riding than to gorge yourself immediately after a ride. If you are ravenous when you get off your bike, choose healthy carbs and lean proteins, and don’t overindulge.

3. Neglecting your bike and your kit. Promptly remove your sweaty spandex after a ride to avoid skin irritation. Similarly, wipe your bike down and remove grime collected from the road as soon as you are home. The longer your bike sits, the harder it will be to clean.

The Evolution of Jazz

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Jazz
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Geoffrey Scovil is an attorney with a law practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he focuses on criminal defense and Habeas Corpus law. In addition to his criminal law practice, Geoffrey Scovil supports the Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Outpost Performance Space is a small non-profit organization that brings jazz musicians from all over the world to New Mexico.

Jazz is a musical genre with a rich history. As this style of music evolved, it slowly incorporated certain characteristics from African American and European American traditions. In addition to the mixed musical elements, jazz lends itself to artist improvisation during live performances.

Jazz musicians may use a variety of tempos and styles. For instance, jazz can range from music that has more of swing feel to jazz that involves rhythmic interpretations and elements. As more generations embrace jazz, it will continue to evolve. To reinvigorate jazz, some contemporary musicians have combined elements of rock, funk, and Latin American music with traditional jazz elements.

Haruki Murakami Library Records at the Center of a Privacy Debate

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novelist Haruki Murakami
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Serving the Albuquerque, New Mexico, community, attorney Geoffrey Scovil provides legal defense for the indigent and aggressively protects the Constitutional rights of his clients. An avid reader, Geoffrey Scovil considers novelist Haruki Murakami, who mixes diverse literary elements, ranging from detective fiction to magical realism, his favorite author.

In December 2015, librarians in Japan were dismayed to find that the list of books the author checked out as a teenager were published by the newspaper Kobe Shimbun. The list included a three-volume set of the complete works of Joseph Kessel. The pioneering French author is known for writing scandalous books, such as 1928’s Belle de Jour, about a housewife who seeks alternative life pathways.

The Japan Library Association was vocal in criticizing the dissemination of these records from half a century ago, claiming that it constituted a violation of privacy. The assistant managing editor of Kobe Shimbun countered that understanding how Murakami developed as a writer was valid as “a subject for scholarly study.”

This debate is noteworthy in that it brings to light a Japanese system that protects library data privacy more strictly than the United States, in which the Patriot Act empowers federal government access to a host of data once considered private and off limits.

Outpost Productions Offers Music Education to People of All Ages

Geoffrey Scovil, an experienced attorney at law, owns and operates a private Albuquerque, New Mexico, practice focused on habeas corpus cases. Outside of his work as an attorney, Geoff Scovil supports several local organizations, including Outpost Productions, a nonprofit group that presents music and art performances throughout the year.

In addition to bringing a variety of musicians and artists to Albuquerque, Outpost Productions oversees a diverse educational program that offers classes and workshops for youth and adults. Since launching the program nearly two decades ago, Outpost Productions has taught jazz, Latin, and opera music to approximately 2,000 students of all ages and abilities.

Today, individuals can take classes year-round from experienced musicians and musical instructors, including saxophonist Kanoa Kaluhiwa, drummer Sharon Eldridge, and trumpeter Paul Gonzales. Youth four to 14 years of age can also participate in an eight-week opera workshop that focuses on peer collaboration, musical composition, and acting. Additional details, including class times and pricing information, can be found at www.outpostspace.org.