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22 May 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1670293-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1670293-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1670293-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1670293-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ (Nevada Highway Patrol) (Nevada Highway Patrol) A motorcyclist who drifted off Northshore Road near Lake Mead on Monday was pronounced dead at the scene, the Nevada Highway Patrol said Wednesday. According to Highway Patrol, at 7:20 p.m. Monday the motorcyclist was northbound on Northshore Road near mile marker 34 and “for unknown reasons” drifted off the road, down a steep embankment and into a wash. The motorcycle overturned, and the driver was ejected. The Clark County coroner’s office will identify the motorcyclist after family members have been notified. The motorcyclist’s death marks the Highway Patrol Southern Command’s 16th fatal crash this year. Contact Rachel Spacek at 702-387-2921 or rspacek@reviewjournal.com. Follow @RachelSpacek on Twitter.
22 May 19
nelsongondotcom

Yes, let the people be heard. Avoid election fiascos. Do not let people with $$$$ steal elections.

22 May 19
Daily Democrat
UC Davis football conducted its third-annual combine at Aggie Stadium Wednesday morning, providing another opportunity for its student-athletes to see their individual progress from offseason workouts. The overall program of tests and evaluations are based on that of the NFL Scouting Combine, but modified by Jeff Bourque, the Aggies’ assistant athletics director of strength and conditioning. Wednesday’s evaluations not only provide objective data behind the work the student-athletes put in, says Bourque, but they help reinforce the importance of that effort. “Guys see victories and improvements on a daily basis. They feel like they’re getting faster and they trust in the process when we can actually track their improvement. It means a lot.” The team split into three groups, each participating in NFL Combine staples such as the vertical jump, broad jump, 40-yard dash, three-cone L-drill and shuttle drill. One of Bourque’s additions is the single-leg double broad jump, which serves multiple purposes to his staff. “We see elasticity in how they can produce force on the second jump, but the biggest thing is that we see discrepancies between right and left. It’s not only a performance evaluation but it can also predict future injuries.” UC Davis head coach Dan Hawkins talkes to players during the Aggies’ off season combine testing on Wednesday. The combine continues an outstanding offseason that saw the 2019 Aggies surpass the 2018 Big Sky-champion squad in both hang cleans and squats. This year’s team eclipsed last year’s team by an average of eight and 11 pounds in those two lifts, respectively, said Bourque, whose pre-UC Davis career included stops at Washington, Boise State, Nevada, Arkansas and minor-league baseball. “Is this the end-all, be-all? Does the 40-yard dash define a great football player? No,” said Bourque. “But it’s part of the process and part of our speed work, enhancing our linear speed, our change-of-direction work. That’s the stuff that shows up on a day like today.”
22 May 19
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22 May 19
FOX40

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. received approval on Wednesday to establish a $105 million fund to help survivors of recent California wildfires started by the utility’s equipment. A federal judge overseeing PG&E’s bankruptcy case approved the utility’s wildfire assistance program to provide relief for people who lost property during the huge […]

22 May 19
America's Watchtower

  The move to get rid of the Electoral College is not a new effort, the National Popular Vote movement has been underway for years, but it seems to have picked up momentum since the Democrats began their hissy fit just over two years ago after losing the 2016 election.   The biggest effort to eliminate the […]

22 May 19
Clark County School Watch

That little engine is about jump the track in just days. In fact, it may have been a pipe dream for a funding mechanism to be established before the last day of school, which is tomorrow. Or raises for the rank and file. Wishful thinking, After all, this is Nevada, where we’re always told to “wait […]

22 May 19
IPO EMPIRE

Nevada May Break Up With The Electoral College  NPR Nevada Senate passes National Popular Vote bill on party-line vote  Washington Times Nevada could become 15th state to drop Electoral College in favor of popular vote  CBS News More and more states want the popular vote to decide the 2020 election. Nevada may be next.  The Washington Post Nevada to […]

22 May 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1670261-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1670261-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1670261-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1670261-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Attendees check out the soccer fields during the grand opening event of the James Regional Sports Park, across from Sierra Vista High School, in Las Vegas on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. The park features nine soccer fields, with more to be added, and a fully functional accessible playground. Chase Stevens Las Vegas Review-Journal @csstevensphoto The sun sets on Hollywood Regional Park in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. Clark County commissioner Chris Giunchigliani says the regional county park has yet to be 100 percent completed. Bridget Bennett Las Vegas Review-Journal @bridgetkbennett Three parks in unincorporated Clark County received nearly $6 million in funding from the sale of public lands to be used on walking trails and other improvements, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced Wednesday. The project awards represent the latest round of funding through the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act. County officials said benefactors will be James Regional Sports Park, located at 8400 W. Robindale Rd.; Bunkerville Park in Bunkerville; and Hollywood Regional Park, located at 1650 Hollywood Blvd. Overall, 47 public lands projects in Nevada and in parts of California were identified for awards. At the James Regional Sports Park, county officials said $2.67 million will be spent to design and build a 5-kilometer asphalt trail for walkers, joggers and runners. The trail will include rest areas, shade structures, picnic tables, security lighting, road crossings, pedestrian crossing lights and distance markers. A new walking trail, nature play area and covered pavilion with picnic tables will be part of $1.8 million in upgrades at Bunkerville Park, connecting the new trail to an existing 2.5-mile trail, which was also funded through the act, officials said. And $1.25 million will be used for a new 1.25-mile paved trail to include amenities such as rest areas and distance markers at Hollywood Regional Park. Contact Shea Johnson at sjohnson@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0272. Follow @Shea_LVRJ on Twitter.
22 May 19
Newsy Today

Another three Democratic candidates will be part of the event organized by a powerful Service International Employee Union to meet the shareholders of the fast food chain: Cory Booker, Juli Castro and Jay Inslee. The rally is one of several planned strikes nationwide.

22 May 19
National Post

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. received approval on Wednesday to establish a $105 million fund to help survivors of recent California wildfires started by the utility’s equipment. A federal judge overseeing PG&E’s bankruptcy case approved the utility’s wildfire assistance program to provide relief for people who lost property during the huge fires […]

22 May 19
WTVR.com

“The Governor is and has been pro-choice and believes in a woman’s right to choose, so he has ruled out vetoing the bill — it will become law,” she wrote in an email.

22 May 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1670244-3 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1670244-3 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1670244-3 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1670244-3 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Brittany Hoza and Gabriel Burrafato in a scene from "Unwritten." (Neven Films) Meeting “Unwritten” fans are composer Ricardo Gerhard, seated left and director Dale Neven and actors Brittany Hoza and, standing, Ben Stobber. Meeting “Unwritten” fans are actor Gabriel Burrafato, seated far left, composer Ricardo Gerhard, director Dale Neven, and actors Brittany Hoza and Ben Stobber. Meeting “Unwritten” fans are actor Gabriel Burrafato, seated far left, composer Ricardo Gerhard, director Dale Neven, and actors Brittany Hoza and Ben Stobber. As used bookstores go, Amber Unicorn Books is cozy, quaint, familiar. So consider it a tribute to Dale Neven’s artistic vision that Amber Unicorn looks so claustrophobic and creepy as the setting for his independent film “Unwritten.” Last weekend, Neven — who wrote and directed the film — and members of the cast and crew gathered at the store to sign posters and celebrate the film’s release on DVD and streaming services. “Unwritten” is about an agoraphobic bookstore owner in rural Nevada who’s haunted by a childhood tragedy. He and his daughter are pulled into deadly doings when an evil character from a story he wrote years ago seems to appear, possibly auguring the end of the world. Neven has created short films, but “Unwritten” — which had its world premiere in February 2018 at AMC Town Square — is his first full-length feature. The film was financed by Neven’s savings, a handful of investors and about 90 Kickstarter contributors. Neven said the cast and crew also worked for deferred compensation. “It was kind of a lifetime ambition of getting to this point,” he says. “I thought it was time to finally make a feature, so I was determined to make one no matter what.” Neven also brought to the project years of first-hand experience working on productions here and in Los Angeles. “I worked on a lot of low-budget movies out of L.A. and (in) different positions from PA (production assistant) to dolly grip, boom operator. That experience was great, because I got to see how all of the different departments work. So I took all my experience, and also school learning and book learning, and figured out how I could make a quality movie on a very low budget.” Neven describes the film as a “psychological thriller,” inspired by coming across a character bio for a previous script he had written and noticing that a character was to be born “in about 10 years. And it was like, all of a sudden, what would happen if in 10 years he was actually born?” Most of the movie takes place in a book shop, and a friend suggested that Neven see whether Lou and Myrna Donato, owners of the Amber Unicorn, would be willing to provide their Decatur Boulevard store for filming. Neven says the couple quickly agreed. “They were very patient with us,” he adds, because “we basically took over the store.” “It was fun at times, and at times it was not so fun,” Myrna Donato says. “But the end result was absolutely over the top.” The Donatos have supported independent filmmakers in the past. “If the big boys came in and wanted to use the store, then I’d charge them big bucks,” she says, smiling. “But this was our way of giving back to the community.” “Unwritten” so far has won five film festival awards, including grand prize for best feature at the 2018 Silver State Film Festival. Donato says it’s “rewarding to see the awards” the film has won, and that she feels “like a parent when their kid graduates from high school or something.” Neven said during a break from signing posters and DVDs that he’s pleased to hear that so many people enjoyed the film. “That’s the most awesome part. Like, we did get five awards, but the most important thing to me is that people are liking the movie,” he says. “That’s been the greatest part, and that’s what I care about more than the critical reviews.” Preston Goodman says he could see a budding filmmaker in Neven even in high school. Goodman has known Neven since freshman year at Basic High School. “I still remember the day when we graduated from high school in 1983, and Dale said he was going to leave town and make movies. “Here he is, still making movies. It’s so great to see a hometown guy making a big success.” Neven’s mother, Linda Neven, has been following her son’s career for even longer. “He started out with Super 8 (film),” she says. “He made movies and would get all the neighborhood kids making movies. He was constantly movies, movies, movies. Since he was a little kid, he wanted to make movies.” For all of its suspense, “Unwritten” ends on a sweet note with a tribute to Lou Donato, who died in October 2017 and never saw the completed film. “Unwritten” is dedicated to him, and that took Myrna Donato by surprise. “I still get choked up about it,” she says. “But I think it’s a great tribute to him.” Contact John Przybys at jprzybys@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0280. Follow @JJPrzybys on Twitter.