High Speed Rail Between Vegas and SoCal May Actually Happen Soon!
It's been a long, long wait, hasn't it? But it appears that groundbreaking may happen in the very near future. High speed rail service between Las Vegas and Southern California that runs parallel to I-15 most of the way is no longer just a twinkle in someone's eye. According to reporting by news3lv the developer, Brightline West, is finally talking about breaking ground for the project.Read full story
Job Searching In Las Vegas? Hiring Dates Available Throughout December.
Thanks goes to news3lv.com for publishing the information on these currently available local positions. On Wednesday, December 6, the Rio Hotel and Casino is hosting the second of two of their own job fairs inside the Hash House A Go Go on the property. It will run from 10am to 2pm. They have dozens of job positions available, many of which are for their new food hall and others for a variety of food and beverage positions. Interviews will be conducted during that time frame and if you are a qualified candidate, you might find yourself being offered a job on-the-spot. Many of the full time positions will offer a full array of benefits, including 401K.Read full story
Traveler's Creativity Spikes As LA's I-10 Freeway Shuts Down During Massive Fire
Some people just refuse to let the grass grow under their feet. In other words, there are people who have the ambition and foresight to turn bad luck into opportunity. Such was the case recently when a massive fire broke out underneath an overpass on the I-10 freeway, ultimately closing down the freeway for several days.Read full story
Baby, It's Cold Outside! How To Stay Warm While Avoiding High Heating Costs.
Yes, even in the Las Vegas desert, it gets real cold at this time of year. In the past week or so we have seen a drastic drop in temperatures. Add some wind on top of that and you find yourself adding more layers of clothing.Read full story
Enhanced Police Presence At Holiday Shopping Centers For Your Safety And Security.
Las Vegas Metro Police will be patrolling in increased numbers this year at your favorite shopping malls. Local Las Vegas news station KTNV reports that plain clothes officers will use covert operations to catch suspected thieves throughout the holiday season, with the covert operation lasting until December 27.Read full story
Unleash Your Inner Child. Great Las Vegas Off-Strip 'Playground'.
Are you just a big kid in an adult's body? This is not just for big, brawny men. Women and children get a kick out of this as well. It's called Dig This. A quick drive South on I-15 not too far from the South end of the Strip in Las Vegas sits a large playground of dirt where you can build huge mounds of dirt or dig a deep trench, push around and pile up old tires or demolish a perfectly usable car.Read full story
Sick of F1? Try Something Different: The Las Vegas "Underground House" Is Worth A Nod.
If you, like so many of us, are sick of hearing about and being inconvenienced by Formula 1, there's a very different type of entertainment that you may enjoy. Located at 3970 Spencer Street in Las Vegas, just a little North of E. Flamingo is a very normal looking two-story home that sits back from the street and has a 1980's appearance.Read full story
Las Vegas F1 Ticket Prices Still In Freefall. Bargains Without Frills.
Just since one week ago, there has been an additional 23% plunge in ticket prices for the Las Vegas Grand Prix ... Formula One doesn't seem to be wooing the fans here like it often does in other major cities.Read full story
Las Vegas Rental Market. Has The Bubble Burst?
You will find that this is an opinion piece, based on personal experience. I am curious if others are experiencing similar situations. When moving to Las Vegas in 2014, my spouse and I considered renting an apartment while we took our time searching for a home to buy. We got lucky and found a nice home fairly quickly just prior to our actual move, so we didn't need to rent. But in the meantime, we had looked at quite a few upscale apartment complexes on the West side of the valley and were shocked at how seemingly low the rental rates were.Read full story
Las Vegas Culinary Strike Averted: Relief for Workers (And Formula One Fans)!
Not only are ticket prices falling for the November 16-18 Formula One event, but to make things much, much worse for event organizers and the City of Las Vegas, the largest purported culinary industry strike in the nation's history was on the verge of starting.Read full story
Las Vegas Formula 1 Ticket Prices Are Tumbling Like Loose Rocks On A Hillside.
Formula One's world schedule is nearing its end for the season, with Las Vegas yet to have its go at the major event. After nearly a year of highly disruptive construction on and around the famous Las Vegas Strip where the race is to be held, much of the Strip has become unrecognizable and the 3-day event is just around the corner.Read full story
New Cannabis Consumption Lounges Set To Open In Las Vegas. Is It Enough?
You can purchase cannabis freely in Nevada, but there are a lot of restrictions on where you can smoke it. Some of that is changing, ever so slowly. There have been very few consumption 'lounges' in the Las Vegas valley until recently. But the demand for restriction-free cannabis use has grown exponentially. 3News in Las Vegas has recently reported that there is growing interest in creating Cannabis lounges.Read full story
Guaranteed Income. Find Out How And Why California's Foster Youth Are Benefiting.
A number of former foster children will receive a guaranteed monthly stipend for the next 18 months in the California counties of Ventura and San Francisco. This is the first ever launch of a new pilot program created through the Department of Social Services, in conjunction with these counties to provide support through regular cash payments of $1000 to $1200 each month to 150 deserving former foster children.Read full story
Suspect Stabs Female Victim, Also Stabs Himself, Sets Fire To Apartment.
For reasons unknown to anyone at this point, a man named Dannon Bryant stabbed a woman on the second floor of a Las Vegas apartment complex located on Canyon Rim Way near Desert Inn Road. Las Vegas news station 8 News Now reports that a witness called 911 on Halloween morning to report the stabbing, indicating that the woman was covered in blood and the suspect was also stabbing himself!Read full story
Las Vegas First Friday - Every Month - Promoting Culture And Creativity. Fun For Everyone!
Whether you are a local resident or a visitor to Vegas, First Friday is a great way to explore the creative part of Vegas while enjoying the music, art, foods and more. The Las Vegas Arts District and the First Friday Foundation enthusiastically present this non-profit event each month on the first Friday of the month. Its purpose is to promote and support local artists of all kinds and during its seventeen year effort it has helped thousands of CCSD students explore and expand their talents through contests, creative assemblies and even income-based opportunities.Read full story
An Uplifting Story Of Generosity by Las Vegas Volunteers Helping Those Most In Need.
There are some people whose hearts are bigger than life. And the people whose lives they touch just might be forever changed. Dawn Dawson-Emerine and Danielle Kapler are two such people and this is the story of their 702 Citizens Outreach group (702COP) which the two women founded in March 2021. Their story and their humantarian efforts need to be shared.Read full story
For Residents New To Las Vegas: Fun Events And Activities To Get Acquainted With
Moving to a new city can be one of two things generally: exciting or stressful. Maybe both. You'll figure out how to sign up for utilities, get your car registered and where to find the grocery store. But what are you going to do for fun once you've settled in your new home here?Read full story
Looking For A 'Deal' To Attend F1? Find Your "Complimentary" Package Features Here. 😉
If you happen to have a pile of spare cash in your pocket, then you might just have found the deal of a lifetime. Not surprisingly, some of the Strip hotels are finding creative new ways to entice you to their locations for the Formula One events over the three day period of November 16-18, 2023. Also not surprisingly, a lot of people are signing up to take advantage of these 'deals'.Read full story
First New Las Vegas Hotel In 2 Years Set To Rejuvenate The Strip's North End.
A lot of the old-style Vegas hotel, now wrapped up in all new packaging. And flashy packaging it is, indeed. CNN has recently published a couple of articles about the new Fontainbleau Las Vegas, the newest resort and casino to open on the famed Las Vegas Strip. The new hotel will be 'sister' to Fontainbleau Miami, which opened in 1954 and hosted great entertainment such as The Rat Pack, Elvis and others who used to fly in exclusively for one and two-night performances at the iconic and flashy resort.Read full story
Las Vegas Is Windy; Now Let's Try To Explain The Haze.
First, let's be clear (pun intended) ... pollution is somewhat of an issue here in Las Vegas. Though it's minor when compared to many other mid-sized and large cities, on certain days you can see the brown haze lying over parts of the valley even though it may seem perfectly clear in your immediate area.Read full story