CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2010 |
More than $69 million in California welfare money, meant to help the needy pay their rent and clothe their children, has been spent or withdrawn outside the state in recent years, including millions in Las Vegas, hundreds of thousands in Hawaii and thousands on cruise ships sailing from Miami. State-issued aid cards have been used at hotels, shops, restaurants, ATMs and other places in 49 other states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam, according to data obtained by The Times from the California Department of Social Services.
June 1, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO LAS VEGAS, N.M. From LAX, nonstop service to Albuquerque, N.M., is offered on United, Southwest and American, and connecting service (change of planes) is offered on US Airways, Delta, United, Frontier and Southwest. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $236. Las Vegas, N.M., is about 125 miles from Albuquerque. WHAT TO DO The city's 123rd annual Fiestas de Las Vegas takes place July 1-4 and honors the community's heritage and Latino culture.
March 11, 2012
Regarding "A Cultural Jackpot," March 4: If ever there was a topic that's right for a particular section of the Sunday paper, it has to be Las Vegas, particularly those stories on the new Smith Center for the Performing Arts, restaurants with new vegan menus, a dissertation on pinball machines and 21 things to do while in Vegas on a shoestring budget. I go there because of what Vegas is and the possibility I might have fun gambling. (I would like to alter a current popular saying: "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, including my money.
March 18, 2013 |
With the March Madness college basketball tournament getting underway Tuesday, Sin City is a slam-dunk for hoops fans who can't afford costly courtside seats. Throughout the tournament, Vegas resorts are offering special enticements for a fraction of the cost of a trip to Atlanta for the Final Four action. At the Cosmopolitan , the fun gets underway during the second- and third-round games March 21-24, when the hotel's Brera Ballroom takes on the look and feel of a live sporting event.
February 19, 2014 |
Retail buyers from around the world have descended on Las Vegas for the twice-yearly Magic Market Week, the fashion industry's largest trade show. An estimated 80,000 people are in town for the collection of Magic events and associated smaller shows, at which thousands of brands will strut their clothing, footwear, jewelry and other accessories at multiple glittering venues. The show's scope is reflected in its slogan: See what the world will be wearing. The trade show began in much more modest style in 1933 by the quaintly named Men's Apparel Guild in California.
September 26, 1991 |
Newhart in Vegas: Comedian Bob Newhart, a Las Vegas regular for two decades before turing his attention to television in recent years, returned to the Las Vegas Hilton stage Tuesday night after a nine-year absence. He found audience reaction still basically the same: "You learn pretty quick in Las Vegas. If a routine doesn't work, it isn't there the next night. On TV, if it fails, you can always put a laugh track on it." But how people dress is another matter.