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VEGAS ALMANAC BY CHIP MOSHER

Jan 29, 2014 3:42pm
Feb. 1, 2006: Metro officer Sgt. Henry Prendes, 37, is shot and killed during a domestic violence...
<p>Public figures like former Gov. Jim Gibbons, who became embroiled in a scandal involving a cocktail waitress while in office, became easy targets for the sharp pens of CityLife.</p>

A REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST

Jan 29, 2014 3:40pm
“The fact that many Americans are still deluded enough to claim Iraq was an imminent...
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REFLECTIONS ON A BLOODSHOT LIFE

Updated: Jan 29, 2014 4:41pm
All great things come to an end, and it is now CityLife’s time to exit gracefully from...

BY THE NUMBERS

Updated: Jan 22, 2014 10:37am
40medical marijuana dispensaries are allowed to be opened in Clark County according to a...

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<p>Chris Fahlman, a long-time music industry executive in everything ranging from festivals to orchestras, has been tapped to help the Huntridge Revival group to help envision the type of various entertainment that would make the old theater a viable venue again.</p>

THE HUNTRIDGE RE-ENVISIONED

Updated: Jan 08, 2014 12:09pm
The latest addition to the Huntridge Revival project has a bit more gray in his hair than the trio of entrepreneurs who are working to resurrect the Huntridge Theater near downtown, but that’s just...
Pork & Beans at the Downtown Container Park

NO BEANS FOR HIGH-PROFILE CHEF

Updated: Dec 19, 2013 11:35am
Choose your metaphor: Downtown Container Park can be considered in different ways a crucible, a litmus test or a microcosm of all of the Zappos-centric new downtown efforts. So the drafting, and then...
<p>The Downtown Project's Ambassador of Good Chill Christopher Curtis is a former Metro police sergeant who used to patrol downtown. He is the founder and oversees the Downtown Rangers for the Tony Hsieh's development organization.</p>

DOWNTOWN ON THE RANGE

Updated: Dec 19, 2013 11:34am
Sometimes when people talk about Zappos, you might be inclined to think the company delivers happiness. Only secondarily does it come up that they’re an online shoe retailer that has been bought by...

BY THE NUMBERS

Dec 12, 2013 9:06am
$100 millionis the amount of bond proceeds the Nevada Department of Transportation can use to to buy right-of-way for the Interstate 15 widening between Sahara Avenue and the Spaghetti Bowl.$16...
<p>Jessica Penrod and Rosalind Brooks from the Great Basin Permaculture and Vegas Roots Community Garden focused on Vegas' past and future at the Gateway Motel.</p>

TURNING A GATEWAY TO ART

Updated: Dec 19, 2013 2:13pm
Greetings From Las Vegas was a one-night-only multi-media, multi-artist event at the Gateway Motel on Dec. 5 where more than 30 artists filled 20 motel rooms with artistic, or informative,...
<p>Artist Brian Henry's instillation Machina Ex Machina at the Greetings from Las Vegas one-day art show Dec. 5 at the Gateway Motel, 928 Las Vegas Blvd. South.</p>

POTENTIALLY TRANSFORMATIVE

Updated: Dec 19, 2013 2:13pm
Despite foot-stamping cold temperature, crowds turned out for the one-night art installation event, Greetings From Las Vegas at the historic, and still operating, Gateway Motel.As parking filled up,...
<p style="text-align:right;">LAUNCE RAKE</p><p>Heidi Swank, director of the new Nevada Preservation Foundation, at a reception at the Liberace&amp;#8217;s Mansion on Shirley St. on Monday night.</p>

LAWMAKER, HISTORY CARETAKER

Updated: Dec 12, 2013 5:49pm
Observers from outside have long noted what those of us living in Las Vegas already know: The character of our community is rapidly shifting, transient and impermanent.That’s historically been true...
<p>Gus Greenbaum, president of the Riviera Hotel and Casino, and his wife were found in their Phoenix home with their throats cut on Dec. 3, 1958.</p>

December Almanac

Updated: Jan 08, 2014 12:06pm
Dec. 1, 1946: Warren Daley, “a decorated Pacific war hero,” has been sentenced to five years in the Nevada penitentiary for robbing a Las Vegas woman of $9.25, “with a gun he’d taken from a Jap...
<p>The interior of the Jones Market and Deli, 3389 S. Jones Blvd., is an Eastern European market catering to the Las Vegas Russian and Armenian community.</p>

GOING ETHNIC

Updated: Dec 12, 2013 4:35pm
Most of us are creatures of habit when it comes to food shopping. We’ll go to the nearest Albertsons, Smith’s or Vons to pick up most of what we eat at home, mixing it up with Trader Joe’s, Whole...
<p>An imposing wall-sized mural of the Ten Commandments greets visitors to the Salvation Army&amp;#8217;s Owens Avenue campus. While organization doesn&amp;#8217;t appear to discriminate against the LGBT in its programs, the faith-based organization&amp;#8217;s doctrine is not a fan of sex outside marriage, of same-sex marriage, and especially of homosexual sex, in or out of marriage.</p>

THE ARMY AND THE GAYS

Updated: Dec 12, 2013 1:17pm
Every year at this time, the public profile of the Salvation Army appears, with hundreds of bell-ringing Santas stationed at supermarkets and shopping malls in Southern Nevada asking the public for...
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