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HOPS & HARVEST Opens to Our Huzzah!

Curtas: the best suburban food in Las Vegas lives at Tivoli Village.

Once you get past the sign at the just-opened (last Friday) Ogden’s Hops & Harvest, you will enter a worthless and feng shui-challenged foyer that makes absolutely no sense ...

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POPPY DEN Pops Us Off

Curtas: an hour with only a crab cake appetizer on the table is too much to take.

We — the Burger Maven and ELV — arrived at Poppy Den at 12:33pm on Friday, hungry for a Poppy Burger.

We left at 1:25, with a bad taste in our mouth and one tiny crab cake each in our gut, after being told “one of your burgers is ready.”

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Zadora Punched, Scratched Family in Incident

Pia Zadora

LAS VEGAS -- Pia Zadora scratched and hit her husband, son and stepson early Saturday morning, leading to domestic violence charges against the singer-actress.

Zadora, 61, was charged Saturday with battery and coercion following a night of drinking and arguing at her home in the western valley.

Around 11 p.m. Friday, Zadora wanted her son to go to bed and her stepson to leave the house. When her 16-year-old son, Jordan, protested, Zadora, who had been drinking, grabbed a hose and sprayed the group. She also scratched and punched her husband, Metro Police detective Michael Jeffries, and her stepson, Michael Jeffries Jr.

U.S. 95 Lanes Closing for Re-Striping Effort

Rolling closures are planned this Sunday for a heavily traveled portion of U.S. 95.

Nevada Department of Transportation crews will be restriping portions of the highway's high-occupancy vehicle lanes both northbound and southbound from Lake Mead Boulevard to Rancho Road.

The closures will be between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Drivers are advised to slow down and follow the traffic controls that will be in place.

Four Men Indicted in String of Robberies

Christopher Blye

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County grand jury indicted four men Friday in a string of robberies.

Calvin Smith, Josue Torres, Daniel Spencer and Chris Blye each face seven counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, 10 counts of assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of robbery of a victim over 60 years old.

According to the indictment, the accused men pulled up next to victims in the Summerlin area, racked a shotgun and demanded money. There were five back-to-back robberies on May 9.

The men are scheduled to be arraigned on June 11.

 

Boutique Gives Addicts Second Chance at Job

LAS VEGAS -- After spending time in rehabilitation, a program is helping recovering addicts gain the confidence and skills they need to re-enter the workforce.

Recovery Solutions treats people with many kinds of addictions, such as drugs, alcohol and gambling.

The center's goal is to continue treatment, long after the client have left the recovery room.

The center recently opened a thrift store, where recovering clients can get a job, giving a new meaning to the phrase, retail therapy.

Lives are changing for the better inside the small thrift store at Solutions Recovery Rehab Center.

Called Second Chance Boutique, it is staffed with recovering addicts who are striving to get back into the workforce. The boutique is located at 2975 S. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas.

Program manager Denise Delzell said the store lives up to its name.

Rocks Can Prove Deceptive for Hikers

Experienced hikers Jasmine Sanders and Braulio Jimenez like to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of Red Rock.

LAS VEGAS -- Andrew Sasse's death was the first of the year at Red Rock National Conservation Area. Numerous times a year, Metro's Search and Rescue unit is called to assist a climber who has fallen or become trapped.

Police are asking people to make sure they are prepared to hike when they visit areas like Red Rock. Officers say the mountains and canyons can be deceptive and often people do not wear the proper gear.

Experienced hikers Jasmine Sanders and Braulio Jimenez like to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of Red Rock.

"It's amazing, beautiful. I love it,"Jimenez said.

Some of the hikes can be challenging for seasoned hikers and downright dangerous for beginners.

Edwin Sanders was scaling some rocks for the first time. Even though he is an avid basketball player and used to working out, he found the climbing challenging.