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<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

Dec 12, 2013 5:12pm
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

Jan 08, 2014 12:01pm
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

Dec 12, 2013 4:12pm
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

Dec 12, 2013 1:12pm
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...

BY THE NUMBERS

Dec 05, 2013 6:12am
$33.5 millionwas the loss posted by the Clark County Department of Aviation, due mostly to costs tied to McCarran International Airport’s new Terminal 3.$38 millionis the amount Clark County will pay...

VICTORY FOR THE SYSTEM

Nov 29, 2013 2:11pm
Four years ago, a Las Vegas defense attorney was shocked to find that the Clark County District Attorney was paying witnesses. It wasn’t a lot of money - $25 for showing up to trial and pre-trial...
Welthy Silva leads a class at the Las Vegas Ballet School in the Arts District.

DOWNTOWN DANCE

Dec 05, 2013 5:12pm
It’s becoming a common story in and near downtown Las Vegas: A longtime establishment is in a building that has a new owner; that new owner wants to replace the longtime establishment with a new...
<p>Judge William "Bill" Kephart in Las Vegas Justice Court was appointed on a rotation basis to currently handle veterans cases. Not a veteran, Kephart said he has had training programs with the local Department of Veterans Affairs and was able to "revamp" the program for his court.</p>

A SYMPATHETIC EAR

Dec 05, 2013 3:12pm
It’s generally known - and correct - that when Vietnam veterans came home from the war, they were shunned, ostracized and vilified. And common lore also has it that if individuals weren’t heroes,...

YOUR WEEK BY THE NUMBERS

Nov 29, 2013 11:11am
25,000is the approximate number of Nevadans who have received cancellation or nonrenewal notices for health insurance policies that don’t meet requirements of the Obamacare law. The state is...
<p>PHOTOS BY LAUNCE RAKE</p><p>Christmas and other December celebrations will be featured this month at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum</p>

12 QUESTIONS WITHMARILYN GILLESPIE

Nov 27, 2013 11:11pm
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is one of the city’s oldest operating museums. Marilyn Gillespie has been with the museum since it opened in 1991. Last week, Gillespie invited CityLife to see...

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