Las Vegas Sun

November 21, 2017

Currently: 68° — Complete forecast

Photo of Rebecca Clifford-Cruz

Rebecca Clifford-Cruz

Library Services & Reprint Permissions

Rebecca is the library services specialist for the Las Vegas Sun and Greenspun Media Group. In addition to archiving stories and images, conducting research and providing content, she handles licensing and reprint requests from the public and is the liaison between the newsroom and professional journalism organizations. Prior to joining the Sun in 1999 she was a legal librarian in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Email »

702-259-4064

Story Archive

Hospitality honcho: ‘There’s no room to be timid’
Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
The chairman of Armeni Enterprises and owner of Tipsy Robot, who also founded the Las Vegas Business Academy, offers advice that has served him for 40 years, tells us which U.S. president is his hero and breaks a musical stereotype about Italians.
Owner of 3-D print shop: ‘Anytime you want to make a physical thing, you’re our client’
Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
Three-dimensional printing has been around since the 1980s but has only recently taken off as a mainstream business model. Alex Gao opened his 3-D printing shop last year in Henderson and is happy to teach others about the technology.
For restaurateur, a little luck, pride and passion — and a lot of work — are a winning recipe
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
The vice president of operations at District Tavern Group talks about the challenges of owning his own business at age 21, the evolution of the dining industry, and why he no longer hikes at Red Rock Canyon.
Venue reinvented with each event
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
Eli Stearns and Keith Conrad recently opened an event venue that is customizable by brand, audio and design. It’s close enough to the Strip to be convenient for visitors, but far enough away that it’s unaffected by inconveniences such as parking fees.
Las Vegas teens answer the question, 'Do you approve of President Trump's performance?'
Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017
Nearly 1,000 students from 52 local high schools gathered Nov. 8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, attending discussions moderated by thought leaders from diverse sectors.
Treatment center focuses on teens, families
Monday, Nov. 6, 2017
Destinations for Teens, with six treatment centers in California and Nevada, specializes in helping teenagers with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as kids who engage in self-injurious behaviors.
Organ donation ‘is about life, not death’
Monday, Nov. 6, 2017
The community services supervisor for the Nevada Donor Network explains her organization’s mission to persuade Nevadans to register as organ donors, and talks about the impact of the Oct. 1 mass shooting.
Hospital’s message: No stigma for mental health care
Monday, Nov. 6, 2017
This mental health facility aims to help families navigate the treatment and recovery processes while dispelling the stigma many associate with seeking help.
One-stop certification shop gets new hires ready for work
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Daniel Kipnis’ business aims to put newly hired people to work quickly.
Assemblywoman: We can learn from tortellini, dumplings and kreplach
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
The Assemblywoman and president of Strategems Consulting talks about the value of hiring nontraditional employees, adjusting the way she communicated after moving from New York to Georgia and what we can learn from food.
Construction boss: ‘Never been more proud to call Las Vegas my home’
Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
With a sustained presence in Southern Nevada for more than three decades, Kevin Burke’s firm, founded on “simple Midwestern values,” has developed a long and diverse client list.
Treat employees like family, not commodities
Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
The founder and CEO of EV&Associates Architects talks about the importance of trusting and respecting employees, the technological evolution of his industry and why he is happy to repeat one particular cliché.
Marketing exec: ‘As the shopper changes and technology advances, malls will need to adjust’
Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
The commercial marketing director at Forest City Commercial Management, which owns the Galleria at Sunset mall, talks about being a single working mother, the future of shopping malls in America and the latest offerings at Galleria at Sunset.
Las Vegas company evolves the online rummage sale
Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
This business, owned by Ofir Ventura and Yuliya Kisselyova, was created to take the online marketplace to the next level. Its goal is to prevent people from purchasing products they think are perfect, only to discover serious flaws upon delivery.
Local passion backed by national expertise
Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
Garrett Leaf joined Centene in 2014 as senior vice president of finance for the company’s California health plan, and brings that experience here with the aim of providing every Nevadan access to health care insurance, including those in “bare” counties who were otherwise not expected to have any options for coverage next year.
Suburban dinner spot inspired by the Strip
Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
For the Black Sheep, an American-Vietnamese restaurant that opened in May, chef Jamie Tran crafted a menu inspired by her childhood, beyond such staples as pho and banh mi.
List of fatalities: Sunrise Hospital official says patient in critical condition has died
Off-duty Metro officer is among the deceased in mass shooting
Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
Friends of Charleston Hartfield, a military veteran, Metro Police officer and newly published author of “Memoirs of a Public Servant,” in which he touted his victories, and highlighted his struggles as a police officer, identified him as one of Sunday night’s fatal victims. One of his last Facebook postings ...
Salon owners’ combined talents create ‘New York underground beauty parlor’
Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
Jon Rouse and Cory Martin, a photographer and hair stylist, have joined forces to create a salon that they say is a callback to New York’s underground beauty culture — and it’s not just for supermodels in magazine shoots.
In bail bonds business, a compassionate heart and good ears are as a person’s best assets
Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
The owner of Blondies Bail Bonds talks about the advantages and drawbacks of being a woman in a male-dominated industry, explains the process of posting bail and shares some of her frustrations about the judicial system.
Restaurateurs: ‘Passing the locals test makes us good enough for rock stars and royalty’
Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
David and Michael Morton expect to see rock stars at their luxury steakhouse. It is, after all, found inside the Hard Rock Hotel. But the brothers insist that the true measure of success is ...
Their dream combines business with family
Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
The owners of CraftKitchen in Henderson talk about balancing work and home life, discuss the people who influenced them most in their culinary education and share a couple of secret ingredients to enhance any meal.
Diners get what they want when they want it
Monday, Sept. 18, 2017
Metro Diner, which was featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” offers new takes on classic dishes, such as fried chicken and waffles with homemade strawberry butter and Charleston shrimp and grits. Longtime Las Vegas restaurateur ...
Dentist’s advice: Treat patients like family
Monday, Sept. 18, 2017
The owner of Children’s Dentistry talks about his passion for helping patients with special needs, the importance of good staff morale in the workplace and the possibility that he would one day run for public office.
Marketing exec: Story of America is the evolution of retail
Monday, Sept. 11, 2017
Najla Kayyem is senior vice president of marketing for Pacific Retail Capital Partners, an operator of large open-air centers and enclosed malls throughout the nation, with more than $1.2 billion in retail assets under management, including Tivoli Village. ,,,
NFL, NHL are ‘great shot in the arm’ for Las Vegas economy
Monday, Sept. 11, 2017
A Q&A with Frank Gatski, who is in his 25th year as the chief of Gatski Commercial. ...
Why these real estate advisers are bullish on Las Vegas
Monday, Sept. 4, 2017
The executive managing directors and partners at Newmark Knight Frank discuss trends in the Las Vegas real estate market, the geographical and governmental protections that affect development here, and the importance of being good corporate citizens.
Edgy fitness studio aims to empower
Monday, Sept. 4, 2017
Mike Borden and Martin Hinton’s edgy fitness studio offers upscale, spa-like environment with a variety of classes incorporating several elements. Their goal, Borden says, is to empower their clients in and out of the gym.
Voice acting coach: ‘We should all do what we love’
Monday, Aug. 28, 2017
In 2010, Melissa Moats formed a small voiceover workout group in her home and began mentoring beginners in the craft. Five years later, she and her husband, Troy, opened their studio, providing mentorship and professional coaching to Las Vegas-based talent.
For chef, teamwork is ‘the most important thing’
Monday, Aug. 28, 2017
The specialty room chef at Redwood Steakhouse inside the California resort in downtown Las Vegas explains the recipe for success at a restaurant, tells us his favorite dish to cook at home and shares what he would eat as his last meal.
Come for the wine, return for the community
Monday, Aug. 21, 2017
The part-owner of Grape Expectations discusses the four stages of the winemaking process, shares tips for those interested in creating their own wine, and explains why her team thinks of the workplace as more of a community than a workplace.
Sandwich shop owner: Consistency, quality are keys to success
Monday, Aug. 21, 2017
Clyde Kim opened his lunch spot in 2015, the latest business venture for a man who says his entrepreneurial spirit is inspired by his parents. He’s been in business for himself since 2001 — cafes, pizza restaurants, motels, sushi — but has found his bliss making sandwiches.
Make heads turn at this year’s holiday party
Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015
We provide simple instructions on how to create eye-catching hairstyles.
California wine country still has surprises
Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015
California wine country can still surprise you. Livermore Valley is not as well known as Napa Valley, but it is home to some of the state’s oldest wine regions, and offers the opportunity for a relaxing visit and superb chardonnay tasting.
Why Sin City is the wedding mecca and divorce capital of the country
Monday, June 15, 2015
While Nevada is a wedding mecca, it’s also the divorce capital of the country. For decades, it has had the highest divorce rate in America. Here's everything you need to know about getting married or getting divorced in Sin City ...
The billionaires club is full of possible medical school donors
Sunday, March 22, 2015
UNLV officials are looking for wealthy donors to help support the medical school. Good thing Las Vegas isn't lacking billionaires ...
Photos: Billy Idol puts the sin in Sin City at the Cosmopolitan
Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
In true Las Vegas fashion, rocker Billy Idol went to the center of the stage, turned his back and gave the Chelsea audience a mini striptease by removing his jacket and shirt.
Carrot Top’s top priority for 2015: ‘Becoming a member of the Nevada Legislature’
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the last in our series of candid Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words.
HCC President Scott Muelrath: ‘Treat others as you would want to be treated’
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of candid Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words.
Mercedes Martinez conquered global travel: ‘It’s scary at first, but so rewarding and amazing’
Monday, Dec. 29, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of candid Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words.
Commissioner Sisolak says he defuses stress by working harder
Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014
What do cell phones, Pope Francis and "The Big Bang Theory" have in common? They are among Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak's answers to the next in our series of candid Q+As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words ...
United Way exec advocates for more students to graduate from high school
Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014
The vice president of community development says the most important topic for the Nevada legislature to address during the 2015 session is the funding formula for K-12 education ...
Giada De Laurentiis talks career and happiness
Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis says her biggest accomplishment of 2014 was opening her restaurant Giada at the Cromwell in Las Vegas. And the modern-day invention she cannot live without? The iPhone.
Q+A: Art collector Patrick Duffy, philanthropist and president of Las Vegas Art Museum Board
Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of candid Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words ...
Rep. Dina Titus: Funding education should top Legislature’s agenda
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of candid Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words.
South Point owner Michael Gaughan: Work ethic, honesty, integrity are essential for successful career
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words. Michael Gaughan, owner, South Point ...
Headliner Penn Jillette regrets ‘not doing more of nothing’
Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words. Penn Jillette, Illusionist, comedian, headliner at the Rio ...
Chef Kim Canteenwalla: May have had too many tall double shot soy cappuccinos
Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words: Chef Kim Canteenwalla.
UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey: Definition of happiness ‘the absence of wants’
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of interviews with 14 prominent Nevada personalities who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words: UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
Sen. Dean Heller: Can’t live without FaceTime, puts family first
Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words: Sen. Dean Heller.
Executive VP Alan Feldman: ‘Las Vegas is the least hypocritical place in the universe’
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Fourteen days. Fourteen personalities. Fourteen questions. As 2014 draws to a close, here is how some notable people in Nevada answered a list of fun questions.

Most Popular