SmartRent co-founder and CEO Lucas Haldeman (Credit: Facebook)SmartRent, a startup that develops “smart home” hardware and software for rental apartments, has raised $60 million to bulk up its offerings.Tapping into demand for contact-free services, the company will use the fresh round of capital to add new products and grow its engineering and sales teams, co-founder and CEO Lucas Haldeman said. The Series C was led by Spark Capital, with participation from Fifth Wall, Energy Impact Partners, the Amazon Alexa Fund, Bain Capital Ventures and RET Ventures.Founded in 2017, SmartRent has now raised more than $100 million to compete against companies like Latchable, the maker of Latch, and Google Nest. Haldeman, a former chief technology officer at Colony Starwood Homes, said SmartRent’s co-founders all came from real estate backgrounds and realized the proliferation of smart-home tools had been slow to reach the multifamily market.“I had a bunch in my house, but no one had said, ‘Well, how do I control 40,000 or 1 million smart thermostats,’” he said. “So that’s what we built.”Read moreSmartRent raises $32M, led by Bain Amazon wants to put Alexa in homes, hotels Drones are the latest in smart-home security Share via Shortlink SmartRent’s platform gives both landlords and renters access to digital locks, lights and thermostats. When units are occupied, tenants are fully in control. Landlords have digital control over vacant apartments. As such, SmartRent landlords can offer prospective tenants self-guided tours.The startup also recently launched a tool to allow building, garage and elevator access — something to help multi-family operators manage a high volume of package deliveries.According to Haldeman, SmartRent closed the round in mid-March. But he acknowledged the coronavirus pandemic has been a catalyst for increased demand. “We’ve seen this incredible groundswell,” he said.Investors are also heartened by a shifting mindset in real estate. “The tailwinds of e-commerce, food and grocery delivery, and the broader digital economy were already significant entering 2020,” Will Reed, general partner at Spark Capital, said in a statement. “That demand has only accelerated as property owners and operators look for ways to make property tours contactless and handle deliveries in a seamless manner.”Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, SmartRent currently employs 230 staffers, including 35 engineers. Haldeman said by the end of the year, he hopes to double the number of engineers and sales people. “We’ll be responsible in how we grow,” he said. SmartRent recently hired Darian Hong as chief financial officer and CJ Edmonds as chief revenue officer.Haldeman declined to disclose the company’s revenue but said it’s on track to double in 2020. SmartRent is in 95,000 units, with almost 500,000 units in the pipeline.“We’re getting to a pathway where we’re break-even,” said Haldeman, who attributed the massive backlog to two (unnamed) REITs that signed up to install SmartRent in buildings nationwide. To service those clients, SmartRent built out a national infrastructure that it has used to go after additional business nationwide.For some of the biggest landlords, smart-home tools like access to heating and cooling, and water detection, promise to help reduce operating costs. In addition to buy-in from institutional clients, Fifth Wall partner Vik Chawla said SmartRent’s standout feature is an ability to shift control from renters to landlords and back, depending on whether the unit is occupied. “People have a very digital life as it relates to consumer purchases. The idea that they come home and have an analog experience, I don’t think will persist,” he said. “The trend toward digital experiences has only been accelerated as people sit at home.” Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink TagsFifth WallProptechsmart home
TagsEB-5Hudson YardsOxford Properties GroupRelated Companies Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Jeff Blau and Hudson Yards (Getty, WIkipedia)A group of Chinese EB-5 investors is demanding arbitration proceedings with Related Companies to determine whether they can inspect the developer’s books.Douglas Litowitz, a lawyer representing the investors in the Hudson Yards megaproject, emailed a written notice this week to Related CEO Jeff Blau and counsel Andrew Harris of Levitt & Boccio. A messenger also served the documents to the developer’s West 55th Street office.The dispute dates back to June, when Related informed the EB-5 investors — foreign nationals who collectively poured some $1 billion into Hudson Yards — that it was going to stop paying distributions because of the pandemic.After hearing the news, a group of 30 investors wrote to Related demanding an on-site inspection of the developer’s financial records. They also sought assurances that they would get paid, claiming they had only just learned, on closer inspection of their contracts, that payments were considered discretionary. “The investors fear that you have tricked them into a perpetual state of nonpayment,” the letter said.In response, Harris said the investors did not have rights to inspection under their original agreement, according to copies of the correspondence viewed by The Real Deal.A spokesperson for Related said in an emailed statement Wednesday that returns on investment are a function of the market “and obviously this is a challenging time.”“We were off to a good start,” the spokesperson added, “but we now need to be patient.”Read moreEB-5 investors to Related Companies: Open your booksRelated halts payments to Hudson Yards EB-5 investorsLost Paradise at the Palm House Share via Shortlink The EB-5 visa program is a system where foreigners invest money into job-creating businesses in the U.S. in exchange for green cards. Beloved by developers looking for cheap capital, the program has over the years been marred by fraud, litigation and lengthy delays.The majority of EB-5 investments are structured similarly to loans — the investors put money into a fund that makes a loan to a developer, and that money is repaid after the loan matures. But Litowitz said his clients each invested $500,000 in Hudson Yards through a preferred-equity model, a somewhat less common structure.It’s not unusual that developers determine their own timelines for repaying EB-5 funds. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services prohibits agreements from outlining certain specifics about payments, including timelines. However Litowitz argues that without a loan-maturity date, and with distributions stopped, his clients are stuck in a state of limbo that could be never ending.Yet recourse for the investors might be an uphill battle. In his formal request for arbitration, Litowitz claims the original agreement waives or severely limits many of their rights, and could make dispute resolution “prohibitively expensive for each investor.” All disputes must be addressed in arbitration, with the loser paying the legal costs of the winner, Litowitz said in the document.The escalating back-and-forth comes as the developer contends with a series of setbacks at Hudson Yards, including the departure of bankrupt mall tenant Neiman Marcus, and the recent announcement that TAK Room and Bouchon Bakery will also close. The mall has been shut since March under state orders. It’s unclear when it will reopen.If the proceedings move forward, an arbitrator could determine whether investors can view the developer’s books and records, and whether Related has to give them a timeline for repayment.Write to Sylvia Varnham O’Regan at [email protected]
Devotion gets a physical release in TaiwanRed Candle Games’ horror title returns in limited capacity after developer pulled it from Steam last yearRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterMonday 8th June 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareRed Candle Games’ horror title Devotion is getting a limited physical release in Taiwan, over a year after the game was pulled from digital stores.In a Facebook post, Red Candle shares the contents of the physical edition, saying that the team understands the limited release will not satisfy everyone and will continue to explore other possibilities for releasing the game in the future.The physical release is open for pre-orders from today through June 15, and the website cautions that the team cannot fill orders from outside of Taiwan.Devotion released digitally in February 2019, but was pulled from Steam by the developer shortly after when users discovered a poster in-game mocking Chinese President Xi Jinping.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Red Candle apologized for the poster, saying that it was created by one developer and that the majority of the team had no knowledge of it, and that the game’s removal from storefronts was for the purposes of “another complete QA check.”However, the game’s publisher Indievent had its business license revoked by the Chinese government in July of that year specifically because of the incident.And shortly after, Red Candle issued a statement saying that it would not be re-releasing Devotion “in the near-term.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair An hour agoUbisoft posts record sales yet again, delays Skull & Bones yet againPublisher moves away from target of 3-4 premium AAA titles a year, wants to build free-to-play “to be trending toward AAA ambitions over the long term”By Brendan Sinclair 4 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
Community Hoboken man killed in motorcycle crash on N.J. Turnpike in Kearny, state police say Previous articleDenouncing Roque ‘corruption,’ CWA endorses New Beginnings West New York slateNext articleTeachers, residents for and against Airbnb, take over Jersey City Council meeting John Heinis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A massive water main break in Guttenberg is slowing down traffic in North Hudson, with Guttenberg and West New York being the areas facing the greatest impact according to Suez Water.By John Heinis/Hudson County View“We are investigating reports of a broken water main in the area of 70 and Boulevard East that is causing service disruptions or low water pressure in parts of of [sic] West New York and Guttenberg. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience,” Suez Water tweeted just before 7 a.m.As a result, Guttenberg Town Hall, along with their municipal court, will be closed today and their street sweepers have been suspended.“Massive water main break on 70th and Boulevard East. SUEZ is on site to address the situation. Town Hall, including Municipal Court, will be closed today, Thursday, May 9th. Street sweeper also suspended. More information to follow,” the town wrote on their Facebook page.Commuters should avoid travel on Boulevard East this morning if possible, since the water main break has significantly slowed traffic down to a crawl. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Bayonne Facebook Twitter CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network TAGSguttenberg town hallsuez waterwater main break SHARE Bayonne Massive Guttenberg water main break slowing down traffic in North Hudson CommunityNorth Bergen/GuttenbergWest New York By John Heinis – May 9, 2019 9:32 am 0 Bayonne 2-alarm fire leaves six people displaced, one suffers minor injuries, fire chief says
Workplace CultureNAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by anunshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values.We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining ourefforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture ofexcellence.Center for University Access and Inclusionwebpage .Background InformationNorthern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for thefollowing: a criminal background investigation, an employmenthistory verification and a degree verification (in some cases)prior to employment. You may also be required to complete afingerprint background check.Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU isrequired to participate in the federal E-Verify program thatassists employers with verifying new employees’ right to work inthe United States.Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report . The report is a result of a federallaw known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportablecrime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar yearsand discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keepstudents and employees safe including how to report crimes or otheremergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Reportfor the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance asthese campuses have on-campus student housing. This reportdiscloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campusstudent housing and statistics for fires that occurred in thosefacilities.If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contactthe NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting thedepartment at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.SalaryCommensurate with experience.BenefitsThis is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefitpackage including generous health, dental and vision insurance;participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or theOptional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees andqualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU isavailable at the NAU HRbenefits page .Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to termsof the Conditions of Faculty Service . Employees offered aposition will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU’sBCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enrollin benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the firstday of the pay period following their completed enrollment.If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System(ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and thelong-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin onthe first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. Newemployees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan(ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate onthe first day of employment. The long-term disability plan thataccompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay periodfollowing 90 days of employment. More information about NAUbenefits is available at the NAU HRbenefits page .Submission DeadlineThis vacancy will be open until filled or closed. 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Women, minorities,veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.EEO is the Law Poster and SupplementsNAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps,and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Nasredeen Abdulbari identifies no particular “aha!” moment when he knew what his life’s work would be.But if you know his country’s background, it’s easy to understand why he would want to devote himself to human rights and constitutional law.Abdulbari was born and brought up in Khartoum. His parents hail from different villages in the Sudanese province of Wadi Saleh, in the region known as Darfur, western Sudan. His grandmothers still live there. “Sudan experienced the longest civil war in Africa, and is now embroiled in a civil war in its western part, in Darfur,” he says.“Everyone from Darfur has suffered, directly or indirectly. They’ve all lost someone, or lost something,” he adds.His life experiences have left him feeling not downcast or dispirited, but energized with a personal vision of what a more fully developed constitutional system could do for his troubled country. “Sudan is now facing a problem — it might fall apart in three years.” And what could hold it together? “Human rights, justice, democracy, and freedoms — they are a guarantee of unity.”Abdulbari earned his bachelor of laws degree from the University of Khartoum in 2002. Three years later, he graduated with a master’s degree in law from the same institution. While pursuing the second degree he served as a lecturer and teaching assistant in the department of international comparative law. He also served as coordinator for the legal aid clinic at the university.Given Sudan’s history as a British colony, he considered furthering his education in the United Kingdom. But a good friend persuaded him to come to Harvard instead. He will be graduating from Harvard Law School with his LL.M. degree June 5, and the next day returning to Sudan. He will continue his teaching at the University of Khartoum, and his human rights, peace-building, and development work with the Sudan Social Development Organization (SUDO).“Lawyers are the cement of society,” Abdulbari says, and in his vision, this is clearly ongoing work. “My personal perspective is that constitutions and lawyers are never static — they’re always dynamic.” Pace Antonin Scalia and his colleagues who adhere to the “originalist” school of legal thought, Abdulbari believes that failure to “renovate” laws and constitutions as needed has made for trouble in Africa and elsewhere.He is prepared to acknowledge that some controversial laws — the bans, common in Islamic countries, on women traveling internationally without the permission of their male protectors — may once have been justified, given the dangers of travel. But those days are gone, and such laws should change, he says.He also resists the argument that human rights are essentially Western ideas of which countries like Sudan must be wary for cultural reasons. “Whose culture do you want to protect?” he asks. “That of the governments? Or that of the peoples who have been oppressed, and whose real interest is in human rights?” He acknowledges that many well-meaning people are concerned about their own cultural authenticity. But often the cultural argument is cover for tyrants. And at the moment, he says, “We all need systems of government in which each person can see him- or herself.”He doesn’t mind importing ideas, wherever they come from: “Our question is, Are they good for us? Their good is in their fairness, their ability to improve our lives, and properly determine the relationship between us and our governments.”Asked about the argument that many states in Africa suffer from badly drawn maps that disregard natural cultural and ethnic communities, he responds, “Cultural or ethnic homogeneity is not a sine qua non of unity.” The most homogeneous country in Africa, he pointedly adds, is Somalia.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAnimal rights activists are rejoicing over South Korean officials closing down the largest dog meat slaughterhouse in the country.The Taepyeong-dong complex in Seongnam previously hosted six slaughterhouses that supplied much of the country’s demand. This week, however, officials started tearing down the facilities and turning the grounds into a public park.The closure of the complex comes at a time when dog meat consumption is declining rapidly in South Korea, particularly among younger generations. A survey from June shows that 70% of South Koreans say they will not eat dog meat in future, and a series of recent moves to curb the dog meat trade reflects a society increasingly ill at ease with the practice. In April this year, a district court in Bucheon fined a farmer under the Animal Protection Act for unlawful animal slaughter, ruling that meat consumption was not a legal justification to kill dogs. In August, Seoul City announced there will be no more dog slaughterhouses at Kyungdong Market in Dongdaemun. In that same month operators of an illegal dog slaughterhouse were prosecuted for water pollution, and President Moon Jae-In’s Blue House pledged to consider removing dogs and cats from the legal definition of livestock.RELATED: Simon Cowell Donates Over $32,000 to Close Down South Korean Dog Meat Farm“Both as a Korean citizen and an animal campaigner, it was incredibly moving for me to a part of the historic closure of this notorious dog slaughterhouse,” said Nara Kim of Humane Society International in a statement.By Michael Bernard, Humane Society International“This really feels like a landmark moment in the demise of the dog meat industry in South Korea, and sends the clear message that the dog meat industry is increasingly unwelcome in Korean society.”Be Sure And Share The Good News With Your Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Community Counseling ProgramThe Community Counseling Program (CCP) uses a holistic approach to assist people with overcoming some of life’s most difficult challenges. The CCP team is composed of licensed clinicians who provide short-term, nonmedical counseling to individuals, couples and families. Some of our areas of specialty include, but are not limited to, grief and loss, marital issues, parent-child relationships, communication and anger management. CCP also provides case management services and suicide prevention outreach through the Marine Intercept Program. CCP has two convenient locations and referrals are accepted via phone and internet request through the CCP website. Walk-ins are also accepted. CCP can be reached on the west side at 703-432-6442 in Cox Hall, 24009 Montezuma Ave., Camp Barrett, and on the main side at 703-784-3523 in Little Hall, 2034 Barnett Ave.Consolidated Substance Abuse Counseling CenterThe Consolidated Substance Abuse Counseling Center (CSACC) provides a continuum of substance abuse treatment and prevention services that are individualized and tailored to meet the specific needs of Marines, retirees and their family members 18 years and older.Substance abuse treatment services are delivered in the form of group and individual sessions consisting of individual assessment and screenings, outpatient and intensive outpatient groups, relapse prevention groups, family support groups, individual counseling sessions and referrals to residential treatment programs. Our prevention services consist of early intervention groups and workshops that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals, units and commands. CSACC can be reached on the west side at 703-432-6442 in Cox Hall, 24009 Montezuma Ave., Camp Barrett, and on the main side at 703-784-3502 in Little Hall, 2034 Barnett Ave.Exceptional Family Member ProgramThe Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program for active-duty personnel who have authorized family members with diagnosed medical or educational conditions. The primary goal of the program is to ensure that military sponsors are assigned to locations where services exist to support the Exceptional Family Member (spouse, child, stepchild, adopted child, foster child or a dependent parent) residing with the sponsor who may require special medical or educational services based upon a diagnosed physical, intellectual or emotional hardship. The program also provides support services to include respite care, educational and informational forums on various topics specific to persons with disabilities, and a support group and volunteer network to families. EFMP is on the main side at 122 Neville Road. For more information, call 571-931-0524 and on the west side of Cox Hall, 24009 Montezuma Ave., Camp Barrett, call 703-432-6442.Family Advocacy ProgramThe Family Advocacy Program (FAP) is a command-sponsored program that incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to preventing family violence and child abuse by protecting victims and providing prevention, education and treatment services. Through this approach, the FAP addresses risk factors; underlying causes and effects of family violence on both adult and child victims; and rehabilitation. Services provided on an ongoing basis include stress and anger management; relationship and communication workshops; conflict management; domestic violence groups for victims and offenders; and groups for children exposed to family violence. FAP also offers individual, marital and family counseling services. The Family Advocacy Program has two offices and can be reached on main side at 703-784-2570 in Little Hall, 2034 Barnett Ave., and on the west side at 703-432-6442 in Cox Hall, 24009 Montezuma Ave., Camp Barrett. The 24/7 FAP Victim Advocacy Helpline number is 703-350-1688.Family Readiness ProgramFamily readiness is a combat multiplier, as important as individual, equipment and combat readiness. It is the ability of the individual Marine and their family to successfully balance life, career and mission events through active and reserve service, and is supported by the enduring partnership between the unit’s Family Readiness Command Team and Marine Corps Community Services. It is an obligation between the Corps, the Marine and their entire family. The individual Marine is responsible and accountable for his personal and family readiness.The Unit Family Readiness Program is the responsibility of the commanding officer. Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is responsible for supporting the individual Marine, their family and the Unit Family Readiness Program. Contact your unit’s family readiness officer or the trainer at 703-634-2765 or 703-634-2678 or visit www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org/index.cfm/marine-family/family-readiness.Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and SkillsLifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) is a volunteer, team-mentoring program designed by Marine Corps spouses. The program offers an orientation to the Marine Corps lifestyle, helping spouses, Marines, children, teens, parents and extended family members understand and adapt to the unique challenges military life often presents. While the curriculum targets those who are new to the Marine Corps community, the information is very beneficial at all levels of Marine Corps experience. For information, contact the trainer at 703-634-2663 or visit www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org.Military and Family Life Counselor ProgramThe Military and Family Life Counselor Program (MFLC) provides confidential short-term nonmedical counseling and psycho-education services to service members and their families. MFLCs offer flexible services and may meet for services on or off the installation. For more information, call 703-414-9882/9888.New Parent Support ProgramThe New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is a prevention and outreach program that offers in-home visits, parenting education, support groups, and information and referral for the Marine Corps community who are expecting a child or who are parenting young children up to 6 years old. It is designed to empower expectant and parents of all experience levels to meet the challenges of parenthood and military life. The NPSP Home Visitors are registered nurses, licensed social workers and licensed marriage and family therapists. The purpose of home visits is to provide individualized parenting education and support to parents of young children. The groups and classes include Understanding Pregnancy, Baby Boot Camp, breast-feeding support, Baby and Me, and Toddler Time. To learn more about NPSP’s many programs, contact the west side at 703-432-6442 in Cox Hall, 24009 Montezuma Ave., Camp Barrett, and on main side at 703-784-4248 in Little Hall, 2034 Barnett Ave.Women, Infants and Children ProgramThe Women Infants and Children Program (WIC) program is a special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children. Military families who meet program requirements are eligible to receive services free of charge. Participants in the program receive vouchers for milk, eggs, cheese, juice, hot and cold cereal, dried beans, peas, fresh fruit and vegetables, peanut butter, formula and whole grains. WIC serves pregnant women and children from birth up to age 5. WIC services are available on Monday and Wednesday in the New Parent Support office in Little Hall, 2034 Barnett Ave. For more information, call 703-792-7319 or email [email protected]
Sept. 24, 1990: Last Standard Depot Level Maintenance on A7 Corsair at NADEP completed.May 24, 1991: NAS Jacksonville is presented Commander Installation Excellence Award for Best Base in the Navy in ceremonies at the Pentagon.September 1991: First SH-60 helicopter is assigned to HS-3 arrived on-station. It will eventually replace all SH-3 Sea King helicopters.May 21, 1993: Lt. Cmdr. Kathryn P. Hire is the first woman assigned to a Navy combat aircraft. She is assigned to Patrol Squadron VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville.Jan. 6, 1994: First F-14 Tomcats (two) arrive at NADEP Jacksonville for rework.Jan. 14, 1994: Patrol squadron VP-49 holds a disestablishment and 50th Anniversary Ceremony.April 19, 1996: Patriots’ Grove dedicated. Seventy-nine historic trees will memorialize Navy Medal of Honor recipients since World War II. Former U.S. Congressman Charles E. Bennett is the keynote speaker.Oct. 18, 1996: Hangar 30 is officially dedicated. The $24 million project was built by local construction firm Perry-McCall.June 19, 1997: HS-1 disestablishment ceremony is held.Nov. 20, 1997: Sea Control squadron VS-30 arrives at NAS Jacksonville from NAS Cecil Field.Nov. 24, 1997: Sea Control squadron VS-31 arrives at NAS Jacksonville from NAS Cecil Field.Dec. 12, 1997: Sea Control squadron VS-22 arrives at NAS Jacksonville from NAS Cecil Field.Dec. 16, 1997: Sea Control Wing Atlantic completes its move from NAS Cecil Field to NAS Jacksonville. Barnett Bank closes after 53 years aboard the station.March 31, 1998: VS-32 returns from deployment to its new home at NAS Jacksonville.Aug. 26, 1999: Squadron VQ-6 disestablishment ceremony.
Los Alamos County Councilors, various County department directors and members of the public discuss the Council’s strategic plan for 2020 Tuesday night in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building. This plan includes a number of priorities, which touch on housing, transportation and parking, local business environment, commercial use, social services, infrastructure and open spaces. Other subjects Council agreed need to be address include appropriate County services, communication and working with Los Alamos National Laboratory and other partners. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com Councilors and County administrators discuss the 2020 strategic plan during a meeting Tuesday night in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com