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Restaurant Week Aids Food Bank Through Dining Deals

More than 120 restaurants will take part in what will be a two-week event this year.

Five years ago, Three Square was a fledgling food bank that was trying to raise both funds and awareness about hunger in Southern Nevada. Its inaugural Restaurant Week, the goal of which was to do both, involved 51 restaurants.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Tickets On Sale for PGA Tour Event

Tickets On Sale for PGA Tour Event

 

The possibility of a Tiger Woods appearance looms at Las Vegas’ PGA Tour stop as tickets go on sale for the event.

Tickets for the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, are on sale now. The weeklong charitable tournament kicks off Sept. 25 at TPC Summerlin. Woods is contemplating adding a tournament to his fall schedule as he prepares for the Presidents Cup event in November in Australia.

Daily and weekly tickets for the 2011 tournament can be purchased here or by calling 589-4949. The following are the 2011 tournament ticket rates:

Daily / Weekly Grounds Admission

(Includes access to the tournament grounds)

$20 - $80 + convenience fee

Charity/School Fundraising Daily Grounds Admission

Baja California's Food Could Help Restaurant Overcome Location's History

Critic: Good food and poor kitchen timing headline a trip to Baja California restaurant.

A friend who's a restaurant critic in another city calls them elephant burial mounds. They're restaurant locations where tenants and/or owners seem to cruise on by like so many Mardi Gras floats, leaving not a speck of glitter in their wake.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Lane Restrictions Planned for Rainbow Boulevard

Improvements to the city's trail system will force lane closures of Rainbow Boulevard.

The road will be down to one lane at Westcliff Drive from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Westcliff Drive will be closed completely at Rainbow Boulevard from Friday night until Monday morning at 7 a.m. The on and off ramps along U.S. 95 will not be impacted by the closures, but traffic tie-ups are expected.

Crews will be repaving Rainbow Boulevard and the pedestrian walkway that was recently installed. The walkway is 200 feet long, 16 feet wide and 12 feet high. It is underneath the intersection and connects to the Bonanza Trail. The trail is part of the miles of trails built and maintained by the City of Las Vegas. The new crossing means there is a non-stop connection between the trail that starts at Durango Drive through to downtown.

Report Ranks Nevada High for Tech Job Growth

LAS VEGAS --  A new report card from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ranks Nevada as one of the best states for job growth. The state ranks third in technical and engineering job growth.

The Tech Center at Summerlin's LINQ 360 started off with 14 small businesses in March. They've now grown to 20 businesses and plan to expand even further. They're one example of why Nevada ranks high in the report.

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David Liebner with Social Office Suite designs marketing for Nevada's resort companies. He's found a home at Summerlin's LINQ 360, an office center for emerging tech start-ups.

"From dirt to door, living here has just been really great compared to our other options like California or Austin," said Liebner.

Great Meals for a Great Price to Benefit Local Charity

Great Meals for a Great Price to Benefit Local Charity

Las Vegas is home to some of the finest restaurants in the country and not just on the Strip. Starting Monday, and for the next two weeks, you can enjoy great eats for a smaller price all to benefit the non-profit Three Square.

The 5th annual Restaurant Week includes more than 80 restaurants around the valley.  It is not just the celebrity joints on the Strip five restaurants in Summerlin will be taking part including Create Gourmet Burger, Marche Bacchus, Petra, Roy's and the Vintner Grill. To participate just go to the eatery during the designated time period and order from a specially designed prix fix menu. The menu prices are: $20.11, $30.11 or $50.11, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Three Square. 

Apartment Fire Displaces Several Northwest Valley Residents

LAS VEGAS - A chimney fire at the Summerlin Entrada Apartments near U.S. 95 and Lake Mead Boulevard spread quickly Monday afternoon from a chimney to the attic.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue rushed to the complex and stopped the flames from spreading.

Esther Munoz and her family ran outside.

"My son walks out here and tells me, 'Mom, something's on fire.' I run out. I see a chimney, like smoke coming out," she said. "I come and get the gentleman, knock on the door to tell him to get out, because his chimney was on fire. He said he was doing a smoke test… Twenty minutes later, they're banging on my door to get out. We come out. The whole top was on fire."

Firefighters found the attic area burning. They managed to stop the heavily-involved blaze in ten minutes. Investigators say the resident burned a log that he bought at a local store earlier in the day. Neighbors speculate he may have been trying to scare off birds.