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Downtown Street to be Renamed in Honor of Slain Officer

Downtown Street to be Renamed in Honor of Slain Officer

 

A federal court security guard killed in the line of duty will have a downtown street named in his honor.

The Las Vegas City Council and the U.S. Marshals Service will host a ceremony to rename Chef Andre Rochat Place to Stanley W. Cooper Place at 11 a.m. Thursday. The ceremony will take place at the corner of Sixth Street and Chef Andre Rochat.

Stanley Cooper was working as a court security officer inside the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse when he was shot and killed on Jan. 4, 2010, by a lone gunman who entered the courthouse and opened fire. Cooper became a federal court security officer in 1994, after retiring with 26 years of service with Metro Police.

Reid's Office Holds Mortgage Assistance Workshop

Reid's Office Holds Mortgage Assistance Workshop

 

Homeowners in need can find assistance this weekend via the office of Nevada Senator Harry Reid.

Representatives from Reid’s office will partner with the Nevada Affordable Housing Assistance Corporation to host a mortgage assistance workshop from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave.

Homeowners with a second mortgage and those that are currently unemployed or underemployed may be eligible for assistance from Nevada’s Hardest Hit Fund, which is $196 million in federal funding brought to the state to help struggling homeowners. This is the third mortgage assistance workshop that Senator Reid has hosted in southern Nevada this year.

Attendees must bring the following financial documents to apply for programs through the Hardest Hit Fund:

Proof of income:

First Friday Features Food, Art, Yoga, 'Hair'

First Friday Features Food, Art, Yoga, 'Hair'

Entertainment options continue to grow at the downtown gathering.

Food trucks and music, yoga and art. It must be First Friday.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Free School Supplies at Back-to-School Event

Free School Supplies at Back-to-School Event

 

Free school supplies will be handed out Saturday at a back-to-school fair.

The annual Ward 5 back-to-school fair and community celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St. 

Wristbands for children ages 5 to 12 will be distributed at 8:30 a.m., and school supplies will be handed out while supplies last, beginning at 9 a.m. 

Crystal Bookmark Awards Seek Nominees

Crystal Bookmark Awards Seek Nominees

Nominees are being accepted for awards honoring those who champion literature in southern Nevada.

Nominations are open for the 2012 Vegas Valley Book Festival Crystal Bookmark Awards Southern Nevada recognizing an individual and an organization advancing the cause of literature. The submission form can be accessed at www.vegasvalleybookfestival.org/crystal-bookmark/. You also can call 229-5431 for a nomination form.

Nominees must live in southern Nevada, and the call is open until 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. The two awards will be presented at the Vegas Valley Book Festival at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the auditorium of the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

First Full Season Bringing Broadway Shows to Smith Center

First Full Season Bringing Broadway Shows to Smith Center

Some recently announced fall offerings complement a schedule of bigger production shows.

You ain't seen nothin' yet.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal