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Wine of the Week: Sterling Vineyards Vintners Collection Chardonnay

Now that it’s getting serious with the summer heat, we need to drink good, fresh and steely wines that “speak” to our palates as well as our wallets. I found just such a wine in the unlikeliest of places.

Rose’s basketball comeback a series of one-day journeys

The Chicago Bulls’ star guard is trying to regain his elite form playing for USA Basketball this summer after knee injuries have kept him sidelined for the better part of the last three seasons. So far, no problems for Rose after two days of training camp at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center.

Small Plates: Cheffini’s and “The Ginger & White Cookbook”

Cheffini’s, from Daniella and Jose “Chepe” Villamil, opened in June as an outgrowth of the late-night hot dog cart that the couple and partner Fabian Arias operated for the past four years, usually in front of Emergency Arts on Fremont Street.

Partnership to help autistic children announced

UNLV, the University of Nevada School of Medicine and a local nonprofit are partnering to bring more services to autistic children, in the form of a two-story center across from UNLV’s main campus.

White Castle may finally come to Vegas

The immensely popular White Castle burgers are finally finding a permanent home in Las Vegas.

The World according to Stupak

Casino ownership in Las Vegas has attracted its share of characters, from the mob-backed era of the 1960s and 1970s to reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes to the publicly traded corporate titans of today. Then there was Bob Stupak.

ABC bans racy ‘Sin City’ sequel ad

ABC network has rejected an ad for the upcoming Robert Rodriguez film “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” because of two scenes in which the “Penny Dreadful” actress appears to be naked.

Golfer finds POTUS golf ball in woods on course

A golfer found one of President Barack Obama’s golf balls in the woods while playing some holes at the Congressional Country Club course in Maryland over the weekend.

Teen competes in elite graphic design contest

Las Vegas high school student Javier Salazar may have started doing graphic design just two years ago, but he’s one of only three U.S. competitors in the Adobe World Championship in Anaheim, Calif., which pitted him against 31 others from 17 countries.

 
5 rescued after broken water main floods UCLA

A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, trapping people in underground parking garages and covering some of the best-known parts of campus in water, including the school’s famed basketball arena.

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