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May 28, 2015

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The List: Advertising agencies
May 17, 2015
Find out about advertising agencies. This week, we rank them by capitalized billing in 2014.
Denette Braud owns Funnel Cake Cafe and has won the Urban Chamber of Commerce 2013 “Micro Business of the Year” and Bite of Las Vegas “Best Bites” awards.
From strawberries to s’mores, funnel cake business dishes out dessert in Las Vegas
May 17, 2015
The Funnel Cake Cafe is a mobile business specializing in gourmet funnel cakes, from the traditional strawberry and whip to the not-so-traditional bacon, banana split, peach cobbler, s’mores and more ...
Cocktail of the Week: The Grape Burst
Cocktail of the Week: The Grape Burst
May 17, 2015
Almost as familiar but far more exciting, this cocktail is an upgrade from a chilled glass of moscato. Sweet, and crisp, the Grape Burst is ideal for sipping during a leisurely lunch or on a warm spring evening ...
The List: Public relations firms
May 17, 2015
Find out about public relations firms. This week, we rank them by number of employees as of March 31.
One mechanism that can keep you alive
One mechanism that can keep you alive
May 17, 2015
Seat belts are designed to evenly distribute the impact of the crash across the two most powerful parts of the body, the shoulders and the hipbones. Wearing a seat belt improperly severely limits its ...
The Data: May 17-23
May 17, 2015
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at research@vegasinc.com.
Ask an attorney: Class-action lawsuits
May 17, 2015
Eventually, if enough people are similarly injured, lawsuits can result in a class-action, in which one or a few people represent a larger group of people known as “the class.” Class-action lawsuits most often are brought against companies in situations where the class of people affected are too numerous for ...
People on the Move: May 17-23
May 17, 2015
In the People: Christian Orme, Jeffrey Hall, Jacob Reynolds, Joshua Igeleke Jr, Robin Perkins, P. Gregory Giordano, Robert McPeak, Cami Perkins ...
Restaurateur Sami Ladeki recently opened Table 89 at 7160 N. Durango Drive. The restaurant focuses on fast service and using local and organic ingredients.
What makes a successful restaurateur in Las Vegas? Ask the owner of Table 89
May 11, 2015
Sami Ladeki, owner and founder of Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza + Grill, is a self-described student of food and how it affects the body. He frequently travels the country and world to keep abreast of trends to keep his restaurants’ offerings fresh and relevant. Ladeki is ...
The Common Core education standards call for students to be able to use technology to research, write and give oral presentations, but the imperative for educators arrived last month with the introduction of standardized tests that are taken on computers instead of with paper and pencils.
Common Core not up to code in Nevada
May 11, 2015
State and school district officials watched helplessly for more than a week as problems with the testing company’s servers prevented thousands of students from ...
Free trade divides top Democrats: Obama vs. Reid
Free trade divides top Democrats: Obama vs. Reid
May 11, 2015
Obama is trying to work around Reid to get two trade deals approved by Congress, one with 12 Asian-Pacific countries and another with Europe. Reid opposes both. “I have never, ever, in my 33 years in Congress, supported a trade agreement, and I’m not going to start now,” Reid said last month. “It puts us at a disadvantage. So the answer is not only no, but hell no.” It’s likely, however, the deal will progress despite Reid’s objections ...
James McKoy (sitting) discusses job openings for clients with Demont Daniel (left), branch manager at PrideStaff, and owner Robert Daniel.
Temps heating up job market
May 11, 2015
In Las Vegas, the number of temporary jobs posted by staffing agencies increased about 5 percent from February 2013 to November 2014 and is rising again, according to CareerBuilder ...
State Sen. Isadore Hall, D-Compton, looks at a photo of Brittany Maynard as lawmakers take testimony on proposed legislation allowing doctors to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients, at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif.
If you were terminally ill, would you want the right to die?
May 11, 2015
You are given six months to live. The diagnosis: cancer, ALS or some other terrible, fatal disease. The symptoms begin to take hold. Seizures. Mood changes. Loss of motor skills. Do you suffer through the pain, grateful for the time you have left, and savor every last moment, good or bad? Or do you ...
Lawmakers, so often at odds, show they can work together, too
May 11, 2015
High blood pressure and partisan conflict are side effects of any legislative session. But Carson City isn’t immune from occasional flashes of bipartisanship. While Nevada politicians have butted heads this session, they also have coalesced to pass several important measures ...
Nohemi Ochoa Ruano speaks May 1 at a May Day rally and march in downtown Las Vegas.
Families in limbo on immigration status hold onto hope
May 11, 2015
The injunction on Obama’s executive actions granting deportation relief and work permits to parents whose children live in the United States legally has left scores of people in limbo. In Clark County, home to an estimated 99,000 undocumented immigrants, about 41,500 people would be eligible for relief under the plan ...
Darren Sher, owner of Omnitone Records, on April, 23 2015.
Music recording studios must keep pace with changes in music industry
May 11, 2015
Back in the day, recording an album used to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Today, you can get an A-plus quality recording with Grammy-nominated talent attached and it will sound as if it had the platinum Warner Bros. sound, for a quarter of that price ...
Best fits for safe motorcycle riders
Best fits for safe motorcycle riders
May 10, 2015
Good gear simply should be part of the rider’s covenant; it’s as important as windshields, seatbelts, even doors in a car ...
Steps to reduce your risk of stroke
Steps to reduce your risk of stroke
May 10, 2015
There are solid, comprehensible ways to reduce your risk of stroke and help improve your health in general. There also are ways to manage your health if you’ve already had a stroke ...
Cocktail of the Week: Madras 2.0
Cocktail of the Week: Madras 2.0
May 10, 2015
The Madras 2.0 is upgraded in all the right places. Like its predecessor, this cocktail is fruity and refreshing, but the introduction of bitter and slightly more acidic elements creates a drink that is layered, rich and sure to please ...
Recipe: Sammy’s tequila shrimp
Recipe: Sammy’s tequila shrimp
May 10, 2015
Tequila lovers can satisfy their appetite with this shrimp dish featuring Cabo Wabo’s signature tequila-lime sauce served over Mexican dirty rice. At the restaurant, it would cost $24.95, but with a little time and lots of ingredients, home chefs can make it, too ...
The Notes: May 10-16
May 10, 2015
In the Notes: Wynn Resorts, Zappos.com, Itsy Bitsy: Ramen and Whisky, Rick’s Rollin Smoke BBQ and Tavern, Smoke’s Poutinerie and Rita’s Italian Ice ...
Basketball coach Mike Peck passes a ball to Troy Brown Jr. during practice for the Las Vegas Prospects, an Amateur Athletic Union team, at the Henderson International School gym.
Back in Las Vegas, coach Mike Peck still developing young basketball talent
May 10, 2015
Last winter and spring, Mike Peck was coaching in the NBA D-League. Now he’s back in Southern Nevada, working with players on the Las Vegas Prospects team, and they're ...
The List: Hotels
May 10, 2015
Find out about hotels. This week, we rank them by number of rooms as of April 21.
Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman talks about the barber chair on which Albert Anastasia was sitting when he was murdered. The chair can be seen at the Mob Museum, which is partnering with “CSI: The Experience” at MGM Grand to offer one $45 ticket purchase that provides access to both crime- and crimefighting-themed attractions.
Handcuff can boost Mob Museum, CSI attraction
May 10, 2015
Five years ago, there was a question of whether the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas would agree to enter into a cross-promotional partnership with the in-development Mob Experience being planned at the Tropicana. The concept was that a single ticket might be offered to both attractions, given they were exhibiting such similar subject matter ...
Guest column: Why an SBA loan may be a good option for your business
May 10, 2015
Healthier businesses in stronger industries are in a better position to get approved for credit, and business owners are more confident about pursuing financing. With low-interest rates and favorable real estate values, more small-business owners are looking to expand or buy land instead of leasing space. To get there, an SBA 7(a) term loan makes sense for many ...
Editorial: Scaling back Clark County School District worth studying
May 10, 2015
Today, the Clark County School District is the fifth-largest in the nation with 320,000 students and, as we’re often reminded, generally abysmal academic performance. State lawmakers are pondering whether the district has gotten too big to deliver a quality product — or even just an average product — and stay connected with its patrons. Republican state Assemblyman David Gardner, a contract lawyer who represents the west side of our valley, thinks he may have an answer. He suggests the district be subdivided into five or more “precincts,” which would remain under the umbrella of the Clark County School District but ...
The Data: May 10-16
May 10, 2015
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at research@vegasinc.com.
People on the Move: May 10-16
May 10, 2015
In the People: Darrick Marshall, Gina Zazzarino, Bruce Morgenstern, Frank DeBlasi, Gina Bongiovi, Kelley Goldberg, Marcus Rochelle ...
The Gonzalez family dance as they listen to music from the mariachi band Continental Jalisciense as they are treated to a few songs for Mother's Day in Plaza Garibaldi, Mexico City, Mexico, Wednesday, May 10, 2006. The Gonzalez family is, from right, Lucia, Magda, Jose and Concepcion. Mexicans celebrate Mother's Day on May 10.
How countries around the world honor mothers
May 10, 2015
Many Americans celebrate Mother’s Day with brunch or dinner, flowers and a gift. But our observances aren’t universal.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks during a news conference Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Las Vegas. Sandoval and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, left, talked about a new report that shows at least $5.5 billion has been invested in Nevada's clean energy sector since 2010.
Will Sandoval run for Senate?
May 4, 2015
As a handsome, popular, moderate politician of Latino heritage, Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval often is the subject of political speculation. With his history of exiting office early to win a more powerful seat, pundits speculate he could make a 2016 power play for Sen. Harry Reid’s seat ...