Paradise/Downtown Neighborhood News

SATURDAY HOPE WALK TO BENEFIT HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE SOCIETY

Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host the second annual Huntington’s Disease Society of America Team Hope Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday .

After the walk, participants can take part in a dunk tank, face painting, laser tag and more.

Proceeds are to go toward Huntington’s Disease research.

For more information, call 661 -313-3034 or visit tinyurl.com/teamhopewalk.

WORKSHOP TO ADDRESS HOW TO CREATE
A BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, plans to host a workshop on putting together a board of directors for nonprofit groups at 2 p.m. May 15 in the large conference room.

The workshop is scheduled to cover topics on how to recruit and train board members.

For more information, call 507-3421 or visit tinyurl.com/nonprofitworkshop.

LAS VEGAS BUSINESSES UP FOR AWARD
FOR SUPPORTING MILITARY EMPLOYEES

Two Las Vegas businesses have been selected as semifinalists for the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, given to employers who show support with U.S. National Guard and military reserves employees.

Las Vegas’ Nevada Department of Transportation and THOR Construction are two of 133 national semifinalists of 3,236 nominees eligible to be finalists, which are set to be announced later this month.

STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE
SET FOR SATURDAY

The Help Stamp Out Hunger food drive is planned for Saturday. To participate, leave a bag of nonperishable food items at your mailbox that day for your letter carrier.

Another option is to visit an Albertsons Sav-on Pharmacy through Saturday to purchase a pre-packaged bag of nonperishable food.

Shoppers can also donate $1, $5 or $10 at the register. A “stamp” will be hung in honor of each donation. Donation “stamps” supporting the food drive can also be found at any Goodwill of Southern Nevada retail store through Saturday.

For more information, visit sngoodwill.org or contact Glenn Norton at glenn@nalc2502.com.

NV ENERGY, SOUTHWEST GAS PLAN FREE WORKSHOP ON SOLAR WATER HEATING

NV Energy and Southwest Gas plan to host a free workshop on the benefits of solar water heating from 6 to 8 p.m. May 17 in Student Union Room 208 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

Utility customers can meet with company representatives about the incentive programs for this energy-efficient technology. Eligible contractors and vendors will also provide helpful information.

NV Energy customers with electric water heaters can access more information at nvenergy.com/renewablegenerations or call 866-786-3823.

Southwest Gas customers with natural gas water heaters can access more information at solarwaterheating
rebate.com or call 855-743-1603.

MOTHER’S DAY POTLUCK PLANNED THURSDAY AT DOOLITTLE SENIOR CENTER

The Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St., is slated to host a Mother’s Day potluck at noon Thursday in which attendees are encouraged to bring a dish for sharing.

For more information, call 229-6125 or visit lasvegasnevada.gov.

SOUTHERN NEVADA HEALTH DISTRICT
CLOSES MAIN FACILITY

The Southern Nevada Health District has suspended operations at its main facility at 625 Shadow Lane as a result of an engineering report that found that the main building lacks an internal support system and may be unsafe to occupy.

The closure impacts only services in the main building. Services provided in the outlying buildings on the campus are not affected, and services will continue to be available at public health centers in East Las Vegas, Henderson, the Cambridge Community Outreach Center and at service sites throughout the valley. Updated information on service availability also is available at southernnevadahealthdistrict.org or by calling 759-4636 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Client services that are available at other locations include:

n Birth and death records at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center.

n Health cards at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Cambridge Community Outreach Center.

n HIV/AIDS testing at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center

n Immunization clinic at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center.

n Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center.

Services that have been temporarily suspended include: Food and pool plan review; individual sewage disposal system plan review; loan certifications for private water supplies and sewage disposal systems plan review; and parcel maps plan review.

The health district is anticipating these suspended services will be operational soon, and the environmental health staff does not foresee an adverse impact on any local businesses.

NATHAN ADELSON HOSPICE PLANS
GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR MAY 24

Nathan Adelson Hospice, 4141 Swenson St., plans to host a golf tournament at 9 a.m. May 24 at Mountain Falls Golf Club, 5001 Clubhouse Drive, in Pahrump. All proceeds will benefit programs and services provided by the hospice.

Those interested may register individually for $100 or as a foursome for $350. Registration includes a spot in the tournament and a catered lunch. To attend the luncheon only, attendees can register for $25 per person or $40 per couple.

Bus transportation will be available. For more information, contact Stephanie Forbes at 938-3910 or sforbes@nah.org.

Local Videos
Butterflies At The Springs Preserve
The butterfly habitat is now open at the Springs Preserve. Learn about butterflies and take in the peaceful surroundings. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
The Bellagio Conservatory's spring display has a Japanese theme
The Bellagio's conservatory is hosting around 65,000 flowers, to form a Japanese theme this spring. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Bonnie Springs closes (Caroline Brehman/Kimber Laux)
Bonnie Springs Ranch near Las Vegas officially closed its gates Sunday, March 17, 2019. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Honoring a fallen North Las Vegas Police officer at his namesake school
The 20th Annual Raul P. Elizondo Honor Day celebrates the fallen North Las Vegas Police officer's legacy at his namesake school. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Windy day in Las Vegas Valley
The Review-Journal's camera on the under-construction Las Vegas Stadium the was buffered by high winds on Wednesday, March 14, 2019. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
March gloom falls on Las Vegas
After a rainy overnight, gloomy skies hover over Las Vegas Tuesday morning. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
John Katsilometes gets his head shaved at St. Baldrick's
Las Vegas Review-Journal man-about-town columnist John Katsilometes gets his head shaved by former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman during St. Baldrick's Foundation shave-a-thon on the Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York in Las Vegas Friday, March 8, 2019. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
The Blue Angels take flight over Las Vegas Strip
The Blue Angels’ U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron flew their signature Delta formation over a part of the Las Vegas Strip, McCarran International Airport and east Las Vegas and were scheduled to fly over Hoover Dam. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Vegas88s
Gross World Records
A group of about 20 children gathered around a TV at Sahara West Library on Feb. 27 for a history lesson on the most disgusting world records.
Graduation for Renewing HOPE program
The Renewing HOPE program graduation for homeless who spend nine months in Catholic Charities program. Graduates are preparing to enter the workforce. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Car crashes into Starbucks near Las Vegas Strip
Lt. William Matchko of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police gives details about a car crashing into a Starbucks at Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road, near the Las Vegas Strip, on Friday, March 1, 2019. (Jessica Terrones/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Car crashed into PT’s Gold
A 60-year-old man who police believe was impaired drove into a PT’s Gold at Silverado Ranch and Decatur boulevards Thursday night, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. William Matchko said. The driver was hospitalized and is expected to survive. A man inside the bar was hit by debris but drove himself to the hospital, Matchko said. (Katelyn Newberg/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Driver crashes vehicle into PT’s tavern in south Las Vegas (part 1)
A driver suspected of impairment crashed a vehicle into the wall of a PT’s Gold tavern, at 4880 W. Silverado Ranch Blvd., in Las Vegas on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (Katelyn Newberg/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Driver crashes vehicle into PT’s tavern in south Las Vegas (pullout)
A driver suspected of impairment crashed a vehicle into the wall of a PT’s Gold tavern, at 4880 W. Silverado Ranch Blvd., in Las Vegas on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (Katelyn Newberg/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Kids Read Books To Dogs At The Animal Foundation In Las Vegas
Kids from local Las Vegas elementary schools took part, Thursday, in a program at the Animal Foundation, where they read books to dogs. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Pioneer Trail highlights historic locations in West Las Vegas
The Pioneer Trail, a 16-site route of historically significant locations in Las Vegas, starts at the Springs Preserve and snakes east until it reaches above the brim of downtown. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutefsya
Vegas Warm Weather Hits Las Vegas Valley
Between Feb. 20-21, parts of the Las Vegas Valley were hit with 7.5" of snow. Less than a week later, it was sunny with temperatures in the 70s. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Dr. S. Jay Hazan, a World War II veteran, talks about his arrest at the VA Hospital
Dr. S. Jay Hazan, a World War II Army veteran, was arrested in November after he caused a ruckus at the VA Hospital in North Las Vegas and stole his driver's car keys. He was arraigned on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, and the charges will be dropped after 60 days. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/ Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Claytee White talks about Black History Month
An interview with Claytee White, director of the Oral History Research Center at UNLV. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Reflecting on the Moulin Rouge and a segregated Vegas
Former employees of the Moulin Rouge, the first integrated hotel-casino in Nevada, talk about what it was like in the brief six months the casino was open. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas home prices
Home prices rose in every ZIP code in the Las Vegas Valley in 2018 for the second year in a row, according to SalesTraq. Prices grew fastest in older, more centrally located areas. But prices were highest in the suburbs. The top three ZIP codes for price growth were 89119 (29.8%), 89146 (25%) and 89030 (24.6%). The top three ZIP codes for median sales prices were 89138 ($464,500), 89135 ($420,500) and 89052 ($370,000).
Wagonwheel Drive overpass reopens after ice closure
Overpass at Wagonwheel Drive reopens after ice on the onramp caused the ramp to be shut down, Feb. 22, 2019. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Keeping warm at the city of Las Vegas’ homeless courtyard
With help from the city of Las Vegas, a Salvation Army shelter stays open during the day Thursday and Friday, offering a safe place for the homeless to find respite from freezing temperatures and snow. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Sloppy, Slushy Road Conditions Lead to Slow Traffic
Traffic slowed to a crawl on Jones are near Russell as conditions worsened Thursday. (Mat Luschek/Review-Journal)
Winter storm blankets west side of Las Vegas Valley
On Wednesday evening through early Thursday a winter storm dumped more than 7 1/2 inches of snow on some parts of the Las Vegas Valley. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas snow day for children
Las Vegas kids play in the snow that fell on Feb. 21, 2019. (Belinda Englman/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Snow closes Red Rock Canyon, residents enjoy rare snowfall
The greater Las Vegas area was hit with snowfall on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2019. This video shows the areas surrounding Red Rock Canyon and the Summerlin community. Video by: Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Las Vegas kids attend school in the snow
Las Vegas children attend school during a rare snowstorm on Feb. 21, 2019. Staton Elementary School and other CCSD schools remained open. (Glenn Cook/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
People enjoying the snow in Summerlin
Fox Hill Park in Summerlin was busy Thursday morning, Feb. 21, 2019, with people enjoying the rare snow that fell overnight. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
NHP advises motorists to take caution during Las Vegas snowstorm
NHP advised motorists to take caution during the snowstorm in Las Vegas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
It is a rainy Valentine's Day in Las Vegas - Video
These scenes come from the Las Vegas Stadium LiveCam (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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