CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2013 |
A UC Berkeley law school graduate student was sentenced to six months at a prison boot camp Wednesday for beheading an exotic bird during a drunken chase at a Las Vegas Strip resort. Justin Alexander Teixeira, 25, will serve his sentence at a prison boot camp at High Desert State Prison in Indian Springs outside Las Vegas. Upon successful completion of the program and three to five years of probation, his felony charge could be reduced to a misdemeanor, the Associated Press reported.
September 27, 2013 |
Amid the autumnal change of colors, the waterfall atrium at the Palazzo is going green. The open space at the Palazzo seasonally changes its eye-catching displays, but this fall, the emphasis is on the environmentally friendly efforts underway at Palazzo and its sister property the Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip. The display's centerpiece -- a 1934 Hudson automobile draped in lichen, grapevines and other plants -- is an ode to the resorts' alternative transportation initiatives.
August 16, 2013 |
About 100 eateries will be participating in Restaurant Week Aug. 23-30, offering three-course, fixed-price meals that also help fight hunger. Most of the restaurants participating in Restaurant Week are on or near the Las Vegas Strip, making it ideal for tourists. Among the many choices: Alize on the 56 th floor of the Palms : Besides its superb view, Alize, a fine French restaurant, will be serving a special meal priced at $50.13 per person. Jean Georges Steakhouse at Aria : The acclaimed chef whose name is on the door has created a special menu for $50.13.
August 1, 2013 |
Most public lands and resorts in the mountains northwest of Las Vegas are welcoming visitors after a wildfire last month that forced widespread evacuations and fouled the air on the Strip. The Carpenter 1 blaze consumed more than 43 square miles of forest. Officials described it as a “mosaic” fire, meaning it burned in patches, often in remote, rugged terrain seldom accessed by day-trippers. Most of the pine-laced hiking trails and picnic areas in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area were unscathed and have reopened.
July 25, 2013 |
Rx Boiler Room, a new restaurant with a steampunk vibe, is Chef Rick Moonen's latest offering on the Las Vegas Strip. Rx Boiler Room in the Shoppes at Mandalay Place , replaces the upstairs dining area at Moonen's RM Seafood . That space formerly featured a pricier, more upscale menu. Steampunk, a genre found in science-fiction books and movies, is reflected in the new restaurant's décor: It's reminiscent of the industrial revolution in Britain during the 19th century.
July 15, 2013 |
With the wildfire in the mountains northwest of Las Vegas now 60% contained, most of the hiking trails in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area reopened Sunday afternoon. That's one of of several indicators that firefighters have the upper hand on the blaze that has scorched more than 43 square miles and fouled the air in and around Las Vegas . “Work is being completed. People [firefighters] are going home,” said Madonna Lengerich, a fire information officer.