Archive for January, 2012

Las Vegas Strip’s Ban On Animals

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

A California man was bit by a dog on the Las Vegas Strip last week, at a pedestrian overpass. Since the incident on January 11, Clark County Animal Control has been on the lookout for the dog or owner, and has been able to locate either of them. The owner was a woman who was on the overpass begging for money.

Since the incident, the committee examining problems on animals has sped up its evaluation on banning pets on the Las Vegas Strip. A sense of urgency kicked in after the incident. A proposal by Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani will be considered to ban animals from the Las Vegas area that are not vaccinated, neutered or spayed. As for animals that accompany guests at animal-friendly resorts, or accompany residents of the Strip, they are exempt.

A man named Temple Stratton identified the owner and dog from a January 3rd edition of the Las Vegas Sun, where they were in a story about the proposal to ban animals on the Las Vegas Strip.

Terry Murphy, a political and marketing consultant as well as a member of the committee said “We’d like to deal with this right away and not tie it up in all the larger issues that we have.”

For the time being, Animal Control is keeping an eye out for the woman and the dog, as well as patrolling the overpass in case they make a return.

Ultimate Shopping Experience Coming To Las Vegas

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

It was announced yesterday that Developers of the Tivoli Village shopping center located in Western Las Vegas plan on building a huge mall across the street. The development is called the Las Vegas Renaissance, and the size of this indoor shopping center will be a staggering 700,000-square-feet. The mall will be built across from Alta Drive from Tivoli Village. It is estimated this project will cost $350 million, and be completely constructed in 2015. It will be developed by EHB Companies. Construction of the Las Vegas Renaissance is set to begin next year, after the completion of Tivoli Village Phase II.

Las Vegas Renaissance is part of developer’s plans to link four shopping centers together. It will serve the Northwest Las Vegas area, and include the Summerlin area. By linking the four shopping centers together, the total amount of square feet will be over 3 million.

The four properties are north of Charleston Boulevard, on Rampart Boulevard and are: Boca Park, Las Vegas Renaissance and Tivoli Village phases I and II.

Serving the affluent northwest Las Vegas area, including Summerlin, Renaissance is part of a plan by developers to link four shopping centers totaling more than 3 million square feet.

The properties, all on Rampart Boulevard north of Charleston Boulevard, are Boca Park, Las Vegas Renaissance and Tivoli Village Phases I and II.

Will Las Vegas become more than just a gambling destination, with the ultimate shopping experience taking over? We’ll just have to wait and see!

Iconic Cartoon Creator Memorial Opens Thursday

Monday, January 16th, 2012

The grand opening of the Chuck Jones Experience will be this Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 11 a.m. The attraction will be opened at Circus Circus’ Skyrise Tower near its Adventuredome.

The Chuck Jones Experience is a memorial attraction created to memorialize Chuck Jones, the creator of some of the most iconic cartoon characters in history, including Wile E. Coyote, Pepe le Pew, and the most popular and beloved cartoon characters of all time, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.

Jones passed away in 2002, so this memorial comes a decade later after his passing.

The Chuck Jones Experience features a unique learning center for animation, as well as a 1930s-style movie theatre. Of course, the Chunk Jones Experience would not be complete without a visit to Chuck Jone’s studio, which was re-created for the attraction. There will also be a display for visitors that will allow them to have a bit of extra fun, and create their own sound effects and voiceovers for the displays.

There will be more than 250 pieces of Chuck Jones’ animation work and art pieces on permanent display housed in the 10,000-square-foot center. Many have said that the Chuck Jones Experience has the largest collection of original work by Jones’.

Although Chuck Jones can’t be there himself, the next best thing are his relatives, who will attend the grand opening of the attraction this Thursday. This is a great family attraction, and ticket prices are free for children under 4, $14.95 for visitors ages 5 through 17 as well as those 65 and older, military personnel and students, and $19.95 for adults.