FIREFIGHTER BACHELORS AND BACHELORETTES TO BE AUCTIONED OFF
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North Las Vegas resident Megan Mejia is the star of a recently released comic book. In the book, she doesn’t fight crime, wear a robot suit, fly, turn into an angry, muscled monster or even solve crimes with a spunky, talking dog. She simply shares her story of living with epilepsy and encourages others to tell their stories — and that makes her a special kind of superhero.
View Nieghborhood Newspapers editorial cartoon, May 28, 2015, by F. Andrew Taylor.
For its 16th location, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar broke free of its California leash and came to Las Vegas.
Li’ Shey Johnson is a woman on a mission. She’s out to see that those wanting careers in the hospitality, tourism and hotel industry get the head start they need to compete for those jobs.
With the arrival of warm weather and school almost out, this is the time to think about a summer visit to the cooler climates of Northern Nevada. One of the most stunning areas you can visit lies just east of Elko: the Ruby Mountains.
Winning photos in the Friends of Red Rock Canyon’s 2015 Red Rock Canyon Photo Contest are set to be displayed through June 28 in the gallery at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive.
Health-related news and events from across the Las Vegas Valley.
Education briefs from across the Las Vegas Valley
I love a good pun — and who doesn’t? (I know, I know) — so maybe that’s why I still remember a radio commercial from the ’70s where the narrator said he went to a particular chain restaurant just for the halibut. Ba-dum-bum.
After successfully operating in the southwest for nine years, Mantra Masala owner/executive chef Tapan Bose has expanded to Centennial Hills.
Dining events and news from across the valley.
In recent years, a once-quiet community in the northwest valley near the 215 Beltway has become the eye candy of housing developers hoping to seduce home buyers to the rural area.
Mary Jordan was the valedictorian when she graduated from Andre Agassi College Preparatory in 2011. At Agassi, she lettered in softball all four years of high school and in basketball and volleyball. Jordan attended Langston University in Langston, Okla., on an academic scholarship and played softball there. At Langston, she made the all-conference team her first three years. She also made the All- American team and Scholar Athlete teams in 2014. Jordan has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout college and recently graduated with a degree in biology. She plans to attend Purdue University to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine. She is the daughter of the Rev. Vincent and the Rev. Carolyn Jordan of Las Vegas.
View Neighborhood News readers send photos of their pets and everyday lives, and View features photos of pets ready for adoption each week. To submit a photo, email View copy editor Anne King at email@example.com or mail to View, C/O Anne King, 1111 W. Bonanza Road, Las Vegas, NV 89125. Photos cannot be returned, and due to the high volume, they are often scheduled a month or two in advance.
THINGS TO DO
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include a presentation by Writer’s Block co-founders Scott Seeley and Drew Cohen on the independent bookseller’s mission and role in the community.
“Discovering Vintage Las Vegas: A Guide to the City’s Timeless Shops, Restaurants, Casinos & More” leads locals and tourists through the past and present at sites such as Frankie’s Tiki Room, the Gamblers General Store, Freed’s Bakery, the Guardian Angel Cathedral and more.
In the new book “Lizzie and the Last Day of School” by Trinka Hakes Noble, illustrated by Kris Aro McLeod, an ending is just a beginning.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation reports that 74 percent of U.S. gun retailers saw an increase in female patrons from 2011 to 2012, with women making up 20 percent of sales. Since 2005, female gun ownership in America has doubled in the $8 billion industry. In contrast, a General Social Survey shows that the number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it’s ever been, with 32 percent either owning a firearm themselves or living with someone who does. In the late 1970s and early ’80s, roughly half of Americans told researchers there was a gun in their household.
Editor’s note: On May 20, the city of Las Vegas said it had completed additional testing on its six pools and found no evidence of staph or MRSA bacteria. According to the city, it tests the water in its pools a minimum of twice a day and normally many more times than that to ensure the safety of its patrons.
FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE AND EDUCATION CLINICS SET FOR SENIORS
Late last month, Clark County fenced off access to Lone Mountain in the northwest valley.
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