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July 31, 2014

Las Vegas Sun

Private companies hope to use public bus stops for shuttle services

Private companies hope to use public bus stops for Las Vegas shuttle services

Posted 2:00 a.m.

A downtown Las Vegas startup has big plans to make it easier for workers to get around without a car. But there’s a catch — the company wants to use public bus stops to...

Teacher Amanda Ford, center, talks with Candy Smith, service director for the Teachers Health Trust, during a Clark County School District orientation session for new teachers at the Venetian on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.

Steve Marcus / Las Vegas Sun

Teacher Amanda Ford, center, talks with Candy Smith, service director for the Teachers Health Trust, during a Clark County School District orientation session for new teachers at the Venetian on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.

EDUCATION

School district’s challenge: Fill 800 teaching positions in three weeks

Posted 2:00 a.m.

With the start of the 2014-15 school year fast approaching, the Clark County School District faces a conundrum: how to fill 800 vacant teaching positions despite a shortage of ...

Sandoval proud of wife after she lashed out at school board

Sandoval proud of wife after she lashed out at school board

Posted 6:15 p.m.

Gov. Brian Sandoval said Wednesday he “fully supports” his wife, Kathleen, in her comments criticizing the Washoe County School Board over its firing of ...

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In San Francisco real estate, $1 million won’t buy much

George Limperis, a realtor with Paragon Real Estate Group, walks in the backyard of a property in the Noe Valley neighborhood in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. In the souped-up world of San Francisco real estate, where the median selling price for homes and condominiums hit seven figures for the first time last month, the cool million that would fetch a mansion on a few acres elsewhere will now barely cover the cost of an 800-square foot starter home that needs work and may or may not include private parking.

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George Limperis, a realtor with Paragon Real Estate Group, walks in the backyard of a property in the Noe Valley neighborhood in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. In the souped-up world of San Francisco real estate, where the median selling price for homes and ...

Posted 26 mins ago

San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for anyone who wants to live here and thinks $1 million will buy them their dream house: think again. In the souped-up world of San Francisco real estate, where the median selling price for houses and condominiums ...

The Kats Report

Quiz time: Did the First Lady of Las Vegas Jazz really receive her high school diploma at pyramids in Egypt?

Michelle Johnson sings during the celebration of her 50th birthday at the Dispensary on Lounge on July 19, 2014.

For this column we’re focusing on FLOLVJ (the acronym I like to use for the First Lady of Las Vegas Jazz), long a favorite performer and a woman of vast aptitude, experience and education. Catch her most Saturday nights at the Dispensary on the southeast corner of Trop and Eastern, performing with music director Uli Geissendoerfer and (often) fellow vocalist Pascale Elia.

Posted 8:10 a.m.

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