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Fire chief vows to keep up department’s standards

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Chief Mike Myers recently addressed homeowners in Sun City Summerlin, assuring them that despite cuts in manpower and a tight budget, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue is dedicated to retaining its rating as one of the most efficient departments of its kind in the country.

Hotel California checks in with beach-themed menu at Boca Park

Hotel California Restaurant and Cantina is now open and bringing the beach-casual style and tastes of Baja California to the Summerlin area. The 8,818-square-foot space accommodates 268 people seated and 600 cocktail style.

Three Square cooks up plan to feed at-risk kids over summer

Nonprofit food bank Three Square is working with the Clark County School District, the Nevada Department of Education and the Culinary Training Academy to try to provide meals to every kid in need while they’re out of school. With the district’s elimination of year-round schedules, about 65,000 additional kids will be out of school this summer, making it more difficult to get food to kids in every corner of the Las Vegas Valley.

Sunrise area targeted for mass spaying/neutering program

Operation Clean Sweep, a new program operated by the nonprofit Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, is setting out to spay or neuter up to 2,400 free-roaming/feral cats in the ZIP codes 89156 and 89115. Residents of the targeted ZIP codes also may be eligible for $10 spay or neuter services for their own cats.

Education Notebook

The Clark County School District was named one of the best communities for music education in America for the 11th consecutive year by the National Association of Music Merchants. The district was one of 172 districts honored.

Neighborhood News

Members of the Tolbert Mills Homeowners Association can speak with Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross of Ward 6 during a meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 5135 Camino Al Norte, Suite 160. To reserve a time with Ross, call Michelle Thackston at 229-6154.

Girl Scouts spread word about saving gas at The Meadows School

Girl Scout Troop 41 worked to get the word out about car idling awareness through a Walk, Bike or Carpool to School Day at The Meadows School in May. The Scouts sent home fliers that encouraged friends, schoolmates and neighbors to rethink how they used transportation and reduce fuel consumption.

Residents foster a family feel at new assisted living facility

It has been only two months since the state made things official for Silver Sky at Deer Springs Assisted Living Center, but its seven current residents already have made themselves a family unit.

Foster fatherhood of infant leads to boy’s adoption

It takes just a smile, a laugh or a flash of 2-year-old Aiden Mayoral’s inquisitive will to make his dads feel like every day is Father’s Day. When the holiday rolls around Sunday, his parents, Sergio and Miguel Mayoral, say it will be less a celebration reserved for them and more an observance of family togetherness.