The city of Lenexa will consider adopting the Complete Streets plan by the end of 2019.Lenexa to consider adopting Complete Streets plan by year’s end. In recent discussions with staff, Lenexa city leaders have fleshed out some more details on its Complete Streets program. The city plans to incorporate elements of Complete Streets into the city’s capital improvement program. Steve Schooley, transportation manager for the city, said the Complete Streets program will act as a guide for the city in developing future transportation infrastructure in the city. The city plans to consider accepting the Complete Streets plan by the end of 2019, and also adopt the city’s proposed capital improvement program, which incorporates Complete Streets in more than a dozen projects. In the future, the city may also consider making changes to its ordinances that accommodate Complete Streets. Proposed projects in the near future with Complete Streets elements include:95th Street and Santa Fe Trail Drive99th Street and Clare RoadQuivira Road from 75th to 87th95th Street and Loiret BoulevardGleason Road from Prairie Star Parkway to 97th TerraceLittle Mill Creek Trail Crossing at 87th Street ParkwayLackman Road mixed-use bike/hike trailWestbound, eastbound traffic reduced to one lane on 95th from State Line to Lee Blvd. For the next two weeks, 95th Street from State Line to Lee Boulevard will be reduced to one lane for both westbound and eastbound traffic while Kissick Construction Company performs concrete pavement repairs on 95th Street.Windows shattered in acts of vandalism at SM Northwest. Multiple windows were shattered at Shawnee Mission Northwest when someone shot at them with a BB gun overnight last week. In an email to parents, school officials said the incident happened at 11 p.m. on Wednesday and that the shattered windows were located near the auxiliary gym entrance. School was in session like normal on Thursday. [Windows vandalized at Shawnee Mission Northwest — KCTV]
The EM Simulation Software offered by Remcom now has the capability to import flexible printed circuit board (PCB) designs. The PCB import dialog in the latest update of the XFdtd® 3D Electromagnetic Simulation Software includes the option to wrap a design, such as a flexible circuit, onto a form automatically during the import process. The wrap option conforms the PCB and all of its parts onto the flexible circuit geometry, eliminating the need to bend the model into the desired shape or manually wrap each layer.This unique capability will tremendously streamline geometry setup for all their customers working with flexible circuits. They have eliminated what was a time consuming and error-prone process, replacing it with a simple, one-click import option that produces the simulation-ready design in one smooth step. This technology has the potential to transform the device design workflow for engineers in a wide variety of industries, including mobile devices, exercise monitors, automotive instrument panels, and more.The new release also includes Dielectric Volume Averaging which increases simulation accuracy for simulations with high permittivity materials, such as ceramic chip antennas.
“Several big films have been shot there,” said Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford. “The film companies love that building.” The site’s biggest catch, however, may be the recently completed filming of the second “Pirates of the Caribbean” sequel. The production company paid LAWA $616,435 to rent the plant, at Rancho Vista Boulevard and 30th Street East, for most of 2006. Estimates on the film’s impact were not available, but it is known that the production spent $600,000 on rooms at two Palmdale hotels and that the company had rented rooms at three other hotels. Ledford, who visited the “Pirates” set about six weeks ago, said it included realistic mockups of four ships. “They were as real as you can expect from the deck up, but two feet below the railings it was steel girders so they could move them around,” Ledford said. “It was Hollywood at its finest.” The future of Site 9 is in aviation, not filming, though the use of the site has shown a potential market, Ledford said. “There’s a need for a studio,” Ledford said. “There’s a market niche there.” Another feature shot partially shot in the Antelope Valley was “Slipstream,” a film written and directed by Anthony Hopkins. Hopkins’ crew spent about two weeks filming on the east side of Lancaster. “Slipstream” is currently making the rounds of film festivals, including the recently concluded Sundance Film Festival in Utah. [email protected] (661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – “Pirates” invaded, Dale Earnhardt Jr. outraced mutants and “Heroes” stopped for lunch – and all of them left behind some cash for the Antelope Valley. Filming pumped about $6 million into the region’s economy in the last fiscal year that ended June 30, according to statistics from the Antelope Valley Film Office. The number of filming days increased from 381 the previous fiscal year to 408 last year. Filming is continuing along at a good clip in the Antelope Valley, with recent projects including the feature film “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” set for release in May, and a Budweiser commercial featuring NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. Much of the region’s filming is done outside the city boundaries of Lancaster and Palmdale – about 80 percent in surrounding Los Angeles County territory. “It’s location-driven and we’re the closest desert,” said Pauline East, Lancaster’s film liaison. “They come here when they want a shot of a long ribbon of road or the desert diner.” In a scene from the NBC series “Heroes,” the east side of Lancaster was the stand-in for Nevada. The scene involved an encounter of two of the lead characters at a desert diner. The Budweiser commercial features Earnhardt in a stock car being chased by mutants that look like they came out of one of Mel Gibson’s “Mad Max” films. The commercial was shot on Lancaster’s east side. Originally intended to be a part of Anheuser-Busch’s Super Bowl ad lineup, the commercial was bumped to a more fitting debut – the Feb. 18 telecast of the Daytona 500 stock car race. While much of the filming in the Palmdale area is outside city boundaries, the major exception is the use of Site 9, the former B-1B bomber manufacturing plant now owned by Los Angeles World Airports. The hangars of Site 9 have played host to the Christian Slater/Morgan Freeman movie “Hard Rain;” the Steven Spielberg movie “Terminal,” featuring Tom Hanks; and “Mission: Impossible III” with Tom Cruise.