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I was not looking forward to the task. Clearing out your desk is not a pleasant chore. It’s the fall version of spring cleaning.
INDIVIDUALS CAN ADOPT A TRAIL
View editorial cartoon, Oct. 2-8, 2014, by F. Andrew Taylor, View staff writer
The Cultural Diversity Foundation has announced its Golden Hand Service Awards, planned for Oct. 23 at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. The recipients of 2014 are: Rita Vaswani , vice president of Nevada State Bank; Judge Karen Bennett-Haron , Clark County Justice Court; Kim McAllister , background investigations specialist at Caesars Entertainment; Leslie Valdes , owner of Abuela’s Tacos; Tiger Todd , founder and president of Hero School; and Rosie Brown , case manager of Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services.
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.
JAZZ FAN EXPRESSES DISTASTE FOR MARRIOTT JAZZ FEST
The days of “no pain, no gain” are over. According to James Wong, co-owner of The Fit Labs, a fit life can be achieved through the principles of the exercise system Z-Health, which uses the brain’s cues to turn one’s body into a metabolically efficient machine.
The killing of Michael Brown happened hundreds of miles from the Las Vegas Valley, but the outcome of another dead young black man in the hands of police echoes the concerns of many residents in North Las Vegas and the surrounding area.
Developers broke ground on Sahara Center last November, and now the shopping center at Sahara Avenue and Hualapai Way has opened with major retailers.
HENDERSON FIREFIGHTERS SELL SHIRTS TO BENEFIT BREAST CANCER RESEARCH
Education briefs from across the Las Vegas Valley
Health-related news and events from across the Las Vegas Valley.
After being in the Italian food business for 30 years, the Scrizzi family opened a new restaurant in Las Vegas called Don Michael’s Italian Restaurant. Although the restaurant is small with a cozy environment, the family is no stranger to cooking, as they have been serving Italian food since 1973.
Dining events and news from across the valley.
North Las Vegas resident Michelle Curran, also known as Chef Mitchie, has created custom cakes for disc jockeys, police officers and even high-profile celebrities. She also has been featured on the Food Network’s “Sugar Dome.” Despite her success, the chef uses her talents to give back to her community.
This was a great year for Centennial Hills’ Mountain Ridge Little League.
Every day, hotels in Las Vegas throw away tons of partially used bars of soap despite the large need for hygiene-related products around the world. In order to improve the health of vulnerable populations, a nonprofit moved to North Las Vegas to recycle soap from Sin City’s most popular hotels.
Protagonist Ruby Rose faces many of the same challenges of any teen in Las Vegas author Jessie Humphries’ young adult contemporary thriller “Killing Ruby Rose.”
Robert Ripley was one of those people with “true star quality.” Everybody, it seemed, knew who he was, and they all loved him — maybe because he had a “multitude of dazzling achievements” that he enjoyed sharing with the world. Readers can see some of the items he might have gathered in the book “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Reality Shock!”
Literary events this week include a signing by ‘Gangsterland’ author Tod Goldberg.
Editor’s note: Be sure to check road conditions before traveling.