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February 28, 2015

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Andrea Domanick

Reporter for The Sunday

Andrea Domanick is an award-winning reporter covering the behind the scenes stories of life in Las Vegas. Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, SPIN, LA Weekly, The Village Voice and NPR, among others. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and holds a sociology degree from Wesleyan University. She does not know how to ride a bike.

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Las Vegas visitation flat for January at 3.4 million
Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
A total of 3.4 million people visited Las Vegas in January, virtually flat compared to the same month in 2014, which was a record year for tourism. Visitation was up ...
Weekend Best Bets: Rascal Flatts, Pentatonix and the Color Run
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
There’s good reason to step out and enjoy the brisk weather this weekend, with a colorful variety of musical offerings and benefit runs highlighting the days ahead. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Nevada agency to host construction job fair at Cashman Center
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
Looking for a job in construction? The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation and Nevada JobConnect will host a free construction job fair ...
Beyond unemployment: A look at where Las Vegas jobs are coming back
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
For the first time in years, new-year economic forecasts are optimistic. A recent jobs reports showed the state’s lowest unemployment rate and highest number of employers since 2008. Compounded with Las Vegas’ record number of visitors in 2014 and Nevada’s booming population, all signs point to a successful ...
Number of Nevada employers hits record high
Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
Nevada’s employer count hit a record high in the fourth quarter of 2014. The number of employers in the state grew to 61,200 from October to December last year ...
How to plant an herb garden
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
Whether you’ve got a large yard or tiny apartment, herb gardens are an easy way to add a touch of greenery to your home and flavor to your cooking. Herbs are hearty plants that are easy to maintain, inside or outside, even for amateur gardeners. They thrive with just a little light, water and love ...
Medical marijuana spawning many businesses
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
Dispensaries aren’t the only way legalization has made an economic impact. Waste management, real estate, legal service and even modeling agencies are popping up ...
Teen’s fundraising effort soothing for patients
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
After watching patients suffer through excruciating pain during daily dressing changes, in which bandages are removed and dead skin is scrubbed off, Zachary Ching thought of a new addition that could help: music.
MGM looking to hire more than 500 employees
Friday, Feb. 20, 2015
If you missed earlier rounds of local job fairs this year, you’re in luck: MGM Resorts is hiring for more than 500 permanent positions at its properties along the Strip. The company’s career fair will be ...
Weekend Best Bets: Billy Idol, Bob Seger, Ana Gasteyer and Trailer Park Boys
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
It’s still February, but the weather’s warming up, and there’s plenty to do this weekend, whether you’re looking for great music or live comedy — or something with a little mix of each.
Cosmopolitan’s new owner, Culinary signal strife is over
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
It was perhaps a bit early for champagne, but reps from both the Cosmopolitan and Culinary Union Local 226 raised a toast in hopes of ...
London native finds Las Vegas perfect for skydiving
Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
In his more than three decades and 18,000 jumps as a professional skydiver, Eddie Carroll has soared into sports stadiums, movie premieres and Stonehenge.
Las Vegas is rated No. 1 destination for holiday weekend
Friday, Feb. 13, 2015
Las Vegas is the most popular destination for travelers looking to get away over the upcoming Valentine’s Day-President’s Day weekend ...
Home Depot hiring 600 in Las Vegas area for spring season
Friday, Feb. 13, 2015
With spring on the horizon, new hiring opportunities continue to crop up around the valley. Home Depot has ...
Weekend best bets: USA Sevens Rugby, ‘For the Love of Cocktails,’ Mob Museum anniversary
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
With Valentine’s Day and President’s Day bookending the weekend ahead, there’s plenty to celebrate — and plenty to do. From live music to free museums, here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Weekend best bets: Dam Short Film Festival, Slaughter and Vegas Pet Expo
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
Spring’s arriving early in Las Vegas — or at least for the weekend — with plenty of sunshine in the days ahead to enjoy what Las Vegas has to offer. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
With new gas station, filling up in Green Valley will get easier
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
After more than 30 years, Green Valley Parkway is getting a gas station. Smith’s Food and Drugs at 1000 N. Green Valley Parkway just north of the 215 Beltway is expanding its retail operations to include a fueling stop in the main parking lot, where construction is ...
Nevada ranks almost last nationally for high-value jobs
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
Nevada’s workforce may be well on its way to recovering from the economic crash, but the state still has a long way to go when it comes to developing jobs critical for ...
Economist: 2014 was pivotal year for Las Vegas
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Business leaders from around the valley gathered at the Thomas & Mack Center this morning for the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce’s Preview 2015 conference and trade show. The forecasting and networking event ...
Weekend best bets: Super Bowl parties, Burt Bacharach and Drag Race
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
It’s Super Bowl weekend, and we’ve got the lowdown on the best viewing parties in town. But if football isn't your thing, there are plenty of other options to keep you entertained this weekend in Las Vegas.
Griddle Cafe out, Northside Cafe in at SLS
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
Less than six months after opening, the Griddle Cafe at SLS will close this weekend. A new 24-hour diner, Northside Cafe, will take its place starting Feb. 1. The new restaurant ...
$12 billion, 14,000 jobs, 33 new companies: Nevada’s economic recovery by the numbers
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
It’s been three years since Gov. Brian Sandoval unveiled plans to remake Nevada’s economic development efforts, launching a Governor’s Office of Economic Development and ...
Las Vegas limo company gets $200,000 fine for shorting its workers
Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
A Las Vegas limousine company has been fined $232,317 for illegally withholding pay from nearly 500 employees. An investigation found that limousine and shuttle bus service Executive Las Vegas made improper ...
Why Palm tree trimming can be fatal
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
When workers cut palm tree fronds from below rather than above, loose fronds can pile up inside the tree instead of falling to the ground. That can create an avalanche effect that causes the fronds to ...
How casino games are created
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
Anyone with a good idea for a table game and a bankroll can pitch ideas to regulators.
Las Vegas casinos hiring for summer pool season
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
Competition to land a summer gig in Las Vegas’ bustling pool club scene is fierce. But as preparations for the pool season ramp up, resorts rolled out more job opportunities this week at pools and dayclubs. Here’s a look at some of the ...
Will Las Vegas porn stars be required to wear condoms like brothel workers?
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
After reports surfaced last year that two male performers contracted HIV during an adult film shoot in Nevada, state health officials are considering tighter safety regulations on porn sets, including requiring condoms. That news has some people concerned that ...
Weekend best bets: ‘Joseph,’ Daniel Tosh and Big City Showdown
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
The 2015 AVN/Adult Entertainment Expo and AVN Awards at the Hard Rock Hotel may be dominating Las Vegas’ entertainment headlines this weekend, but if that’s not quite your cup of tea, there are still plenty of options to enjoy in town.
More than 200 jobs open for summer pool, restaurant workers
Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
It’s not exactly pool weather in Las Vegas, but resorts already are gearing up for the summer with a number of hiring calls for pool, dayclub and restaurant workers. If you’re looking for a summer gig, consider grabbing your swimsuit and ...
Thrift shop owner: ‘Why give back to just one charity?’
Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
On East Tropicana Avenue near U.S. 95 sits Dinosaurs & Roses, a 7,000-square-foot thrift shop that offers a trove of furniture, clothing, books, music and antiques. There are vintage gowns, paintings by local artists and new furniture from the World Market Center. Truly a thrift hunter’s haven, the store also touts a negotiable pricing policy. But what sets the shop apart even more than its variety and bargains is that 20 percent of each purchase goes to local causes customers choose. Dinosaurs & Roses works with almost 40 nonprofit organizations and ...
Weekend best bets: ‘Disney on Ice,’ Rob Schneider, Ira Glass, Kyle Gass
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Whether you’re looking for laughs or a little public radio wisdom this weekend, there’s no shortage of great live shows for your entertainment. Here’s our weekend best bets.
Las Vegas’ McCarran tops list of buzzworthy U.S. airports
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, except when travelers are stuck at the airport. According to a new report from the media tracking company Zignal Labs, McCarran Airport was the most mentioned airport on online media during ...
Weekend best bets: Willie Nelson, ‘Re-Animator: The Musical’ and L.V. Jewish Film Fest
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
Still recovering from the holidays? Ease back into your routine with a mellow weekend of good food, good music and plenty of good entertainment for the local community. Here are our weekend best bets:
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about LEDs
Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, may not look like much, but the little lights recently earned three scientists the Nobel Prize in Physics.
Weekend best bets: Brian Setzer Orchestra, War and Winter Parq
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
It’s a slow holiday weekend ahead, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of festive activities to partake in and opportunities to get in the spirit of giving. Here are our weekend best bets:
For Las Vegas nightlife performers, all the club’s a circus
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
You don’t have to shell out big bucks for a stage show to see dazzling theatrical performances in Las Vegas. Just head to a nightclub. In Las Vegas’ nightlife scene, aerialists and clowns are a necessity, not a novelty ...
Weekend best bets: Brian Wilson, Smashing Pumpkins and ‘The Nutcracker’
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
It’s a great weekend for live music in Las Vegas, with options ranging from The Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson to ’90s icons The Smashing Pumpkins to the festive stylings of Tchaikovsky with Nevada Ballet Theater. Here are our weekend best bets:
Weekend best bets: Great Santa Run, Train, Amy Schumer and NFR
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
From rodeos to Santa runs to hard rock, there’s truly a little something for everyone in the days ahead as Las Vegas kicks into high gear for the holidays. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Ghost Hunting in Southern Nevada
Determined to make a connection with the afterlife, hundreds of locals are buying in
Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
Standing on Goldfield High School’s broad stone steps around 10 on an October night, Jeannine Robertson, an accountant for Spy Entertainment, snaps open an industrial plastic briefcase to reveal half a dozen gadgets. Some, like the digital tape recorder she removes, are familiar. “You have to turn on the recorder before you ...
Weekend best bets: Stevie Wonder, UNLV vs. Albany, Justin Timberlake
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
Thanksgiving is upon us, but if you’re looking to get away from leftovers and Black Friday madness this weekend, there’s plenty to do in town to help wear off the tryptophan. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Weekend best bets: Jane’s Addiction, David Sedaris and Anjelah Johnson
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Before the holidays hit, get in one last weekend of fall festivities with entertainment options ranging from top-notch comedy and concerts to homegrown Las Vegas talent.
Weekend best bets: Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon, Kefauver Day and Ethel M Cactus Lighting
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Put on your running shoes: The annual Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon is back in town for three days of festivities. But if you’re not looking for a cardio fix — or if you just want to avoid the traffic — there’s still plenty to do across the valley this weekend.
Great Las Vegas neighborhoods: Comparing cost, crime, schools and more
Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
Many of our neighborhoods have a distinct feel that attracts a particular type of person: young families, outdoor enthusiasts, senior citizens, artists, techies and entrepreneurs. But vibe only ...
Weekend best bets: The Black Keys, KISS, Las Vegas Legends and ‘Wicked’
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
While others are bundling up, Las Vegas is set for sunshine and clear skies this weekend. Get out and enjoy the warm weather with plenty to explore across the city. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Everything you need to know about Las Vegas party houses
Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
“Party houses,” as they’ve been deemed by disgruntled residents and lawmakers, already are banned in unincorporated Clark County and the majority of Henderson. Now Las Vegas, which has allowed short-term rentals since 2008, is cracking down as well to ...
Weekend best bets: Phish, Life in Death festival and Choreographers’ Showcase
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Halloween is upon us, but if trick-or-treating and haunted houses aren’t your thing, there’s still plenty to do this weekend in Las Vegas — no costumes required. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Guide to gay marriage in Nevada
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
Now that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the ruling to allow same-sex marriage, what does that mean for Nevada economically? How does the state ruling work in conjunction with the federal stance on the issue?
Weekend best bets: Life Is Beautiful, Jimmy Buffett and ALS Walk and Roll
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Life is beautiful, indeed. Downtown Las Vegas’ astutely named festival hits town for a second year this weekend, with the stars and up-and-comers of music, food and learning convening for three days of festivities.
Weekend best bets: Nas, Ne-Yo and Las Vegas Foodie Fest
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
The weekend’s almost here, and with it comes a variety of top-tier concerts and a tempting food fest sure to keep your ears and belly full till Monday. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets ...
He puts a good scare into people — for the kids, of course
Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Though he’d rather keep the focus on the Undead Maze and the organizations it benefits, Jacob Bailey said his own struggles with poverty have motivated him.

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