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No-cost clinics provide immunizations for children

The Southern Nevada Health Coalition’s Vaccine for Children program is partnering with various agencies to sponsor no-cost immunization clinics for youths going to school.

Warehouse sales help fund Heaven Can Wait’s efforts to curb pet overpopulation

Kathy and Richard McCarty, volunteers at Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, hosted a garage sale at their home at Sandhill and Flamingo roads in 2011 to raise money for the nonprofit. The popular sale became a twice-a-year tradition that has since moved to a small warehouse at 6360 Annie Oakley Drive.

Book briefs for July 30-Aug. 5, 2013

A few days remain to join the campaign to publish “Tales From Lost Vegas,” an all-ages, full-color comic book to be packed with the work of Las Vegas talents — including Justin Ayers, Daniel Blodgett, Steve Benton, Kenneth Lamug and Jska Priebe — and published by local comic/graphic novel publisher Pop Goes the Icon.

A La Carte, July 30-Aug. 5

Read about dining-related events and promotions across the Las Vegas Valley.

Former Bunkhouse Saloon owner to transform Industrial Road property

You probably need a special kind of vision to see what Charlie Fox sees when he looks at the property he recently purchased at 1800 Industrial Road. To the untrained eye, it might look like a run-down mix of light industrial warehouses and office space that have seen better days — but probably not in the last 40 years.

Embracing change: Nonprofit shows youths genocide’s effects to help curb gang influence

Esther Brown is out to steer troubled youths to a better life. Brown established The Embracing Project in 2005. She teaches juveniles in the criminal justice system the similarities between gangs and genocide, including recruiting by peer pressure and using symbols. She then relates it to genocide in other countries. The 12-week curriculum includes tools for improving self-worth and bettering themselves.

Neighborly app helps keep communities connected

Nearly 60 neighborhoods in the Las Vegas Valley are communicating via phone app Nextdoor, allowing residents to stay in contact with matters concerning safety.

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