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  • Nightclub owner Sam Nazarian gives up control of Las Vegas hotel

    5 days ago

    Sam Nazarian made his name and his billion-dollar fortune creating L.A. clubs and restaurants that attracted the hippest young celebrities.

    He parlayed that fame into hotels in Beverly Hills and Miami's South Beach. This year, he looked to Las Vegas as the next step in a bold global expansion, opening the 1,600-room SLS Las Vegas hotel and casino in August.

    Then he ran into the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

    READ MORE ON LATIMES.COM.

  • Las Vegas gunmen put ‘Don’t tread on me’ flag and swastika on slain officer’s body

    June 9, 2014 | 1:02 pm

    (CNN) A Las Vegas couple who gunned down two police officers and a civilian before killing themselves apparently looked at law enforcement as oppressors, a sheriff's department official said Monday.

    Among the clues: a "Don't Tread on Me" flag and a Nazi swastika the couple placed...

  • Israeli-American Council expands to Las Vegas

    April 4, 2014 | 11:46 am

    The Israeli-American Council has established an office in Las Vegas as part of a drive to expand from its Los Angeles base to U.S. cities with major concentrations of Israeli expatriates.

    Miriam Adelson, born in Haifa and the wife of billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson, is...

  • Till get do us part

    By Ryan Torok

    March 27, 2014 | 11:24 am

    Hurrying by the parking lot at the Lakeside Event Center in Las Vegas, Israel Meir Kin and his new wife, Daniela Barbosa, avoided eye contact with a group of about 30 demonstrators who had been waiting for them. Dressed for their wedding in a suit and gown, respectively, the couple...

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  • Adelson to face courtroom cameras despite safety concerns

    April 4, 2013 | 9:46 am

    Sheldon Adelson, a major benefactor of Jewish and Israeli causes, will face courtroom cameras in an upcoming trial despite safety concerns based on his views on Israel.

    A Nevada court ruled against a petition by Adelson asking to keep cameras out of the courtroom during a breach...

  • The future as seen at CES in Vegas

    By Tom Teicholz

    February 13, 2013 | 2:16 pm

    When I was a young kid, my dad used to take me to the auto show at the old New York Coliseum, where together we looked, agog, at the cars of the future — experimental vehicles that would never see the light of day. I remember feeling bone-tired after walking the floor and being...

  • Leonora and Herbert Kolischer, Holocaust survivors and entrepreneurs, 88

    December 5, 2012 | 3:13 pm

    Leonora Kolischer died in her home in Malibu on October 31, followed soon by her husband Herbert Kolischer on November 4. They were both 88.

    They are survived by their adoring family: Leonora's daughter Amalia Klinger of Berkeley and her husband John, three grandchildren Adam,...

  • Jewish communities grapple with baby boomer retirement boom

    October 11, 2012 | 4:07 pm

    Every Jewish community wants more Raymonde Fiols among its active retirees. The question is whether those communities are prepared to meet the needs she and hundreds of thousands of "younger seniors" and older ones will have in the near future.

    Now 76, Fiols has resided in Las...

  • Jewish Dems’ call on GOP to cut off Adelson’s giving revives civility talk

    July 10, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    Sheldon Adelson, whose cash and rhetoric has hit candidates hard this election cycle, just got swiped himself.

    The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) wants Republicans, including presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney, to stop taking “dirty money” from Adelson...

  • Adelson and Romney meet

    May 30, 2012 | 10:25 am

    Mitt Romney met with Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate who took aim at Romney’s presidential campaign by substantially backing challenger Newt Gingrich.

    Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and likely Republican presidential candidate, met for 45 minutes Tuesday...

  • Adelson donates $5 million to Republican Super PAC

    April 17, 2012 | 10:48 am

    Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, a major giver to the Newt Gingrich presidential bid, has donated $5 million to a Super PAC supporting Republican candidates.

    Adelson and his wife, Miriam, made the donation in February to the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC connected to House...

  • Q&A with pastry chef Chris Hanmer

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    March 29, 2012 | 3:46 pm

    Award-winning pastry chef Chris Hanmer doesn’t let a little matzah meal scare him. Hanmer, who, in 2011, came in first in the second season of “Top Chef: Just Desserts,” has been pastry chef at catered Passover programs at Ritz-Carlton hotels in Lake Las Vegas, Nev., and...

  • From Valley to Vegas, Phillip Wells is remembered

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    March 21, 2012 | 4:49 pm

    It was Patrick Hoffman’s first time in a gay bar, and he was terrified. Until he met Phillip Wells.

    Wells was tending bar at the Rainbow Club West in Knoxville, Tenn., that night some 10 years ago, and he flashed Hoffman his signature oversized smile.

    “I wasn’t old enough to...

  • Shahs of Sunset – Why So Much Hate?

    By Ilana Angel

    March 19, 2012 | 12:33 am

    I am not ashamed to tell you that I like this show.  It would be a lie, but I am not ashamed.  Truth is, I love it.  This is a fun, entertaining, mindless and fun romp into lives of a group of friends that happen to Persian.  Their religions vary, but that does not matter because...

  • Adelson reportedly gives ‘substantial’ new donation to Gingrich PAC

    February 28, 2012 | 6:04 pm

    Casino and hotel magnate Sheldon Adelson reportedly has given a “substantial” new donation to a group supporting Newt Gingrich for the Republican presidential nomination.

    Adelson gave the donation to Winning Our Future, an independent committee, or Super PAC, that is run by...

  • Best bet: Super Bowl winner donating long-shot’s payoff to charity

    February 8, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    The Jewish owner of a real estate company in New York is donating his $50,000 winnings from a Super Bowl bet to charity.

    Jona Rechnitz, 29, of New York, had wagered $1,000 on Super Sunday at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas that the New York Giants would score first—on a safety.

    ...
  • Tel Aviv named a top party spot

    May 5, 2011 | 10:25 am

    Tel Aviv is one of the world’s top 10 summer party destinations, according to a popular travel website.

    HotelsCombined.com, one of the world’s largest online travel sites, named Tel Aviv to its 2011 list of cities where the summer fun never lets up.

    The “city that never...

  • Tribefest survey: Many attendees were federation first-timers [VIDEO]

    March 15, 2011 | 2:46 pm

    New data shows that Tribefest met its goal of drawing many federation first-timers to the recent Young Leadership conference in Las Vegas, federation officials said.

    “We’re not only satisfied, we’re thrilled,” said Joe Berkofsky, spokesman for the Jewish Federations of North...

  • TribeFest: Las Vegas 2011 [VIDEO]

    By Jay Firestone

    March 9, 2011 | 6:32 pm

    It’s been a while since this many Jews partied in the desert.  Last time it happened, I believe the earth opened up and swallowed them alive.

    But TribeFest is a little different than golden calf worshiping, aside from the heavy dose of temptation…

    Here’s a VideoJew special report on the convention this past week.

  • TribeFest: Las Vegas 2011 - A VideoJew special report [VIDEO]

    By Jay Firestone

    March 9, 2011 | 2:07 pm

    It’s been a while since this many Jews partied in the desert.  Last time it happened, I believe the earth opened up and swallowed them alive.

    But TribeFest is a little different than golden calf worshipping, aside from the heavy dose of temptation…

    Here’s a VideoJew special report on the convention this past week.

  • Rehabbed Foreman returning to ring

    January 19, 2011 | 11:04 am

    Former champion Yuri Foreman will return to the ring March 12 after rehabilitating from knee surgery.

    Foreman will meet Top 10 contender Pawel Wolak at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev., according to a news release by the bout’s promoters, Don King and Bob Arum.

    Foreman, a...

  • Deals on December getaways

    November 19, 2010 | 1:30 pm

    It is so good to be a traveler during December. Whether you want a romantic escape, a girlfriends’ getaway or a family vacation, the deals are abundant as many people choose to stick closer to home through the holiday season. My family and I have traditionally hit the road and...

  • Orit: I went to Macao and it’s not Las Vegas!

    By The Web Guy

    October 3, 2008 | 7:09 pm

    Bloggish contributor Orit Arfa went on a press junket to Shelden Adelson’s (the Sands) new Venetian resort-casino in Macao, China and filed this report for the Jerusalem Post:

    As I wandered alone through The Venetian casino on my first night, my personal fantasies of Vegas-style fun,...

  • Mormon missionary excommunicated for ‘risque’ calendar

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 14, 2008 | 2:31 pm

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    I wondered over the weekend why a 9-month-old post about the Sin City missionary who created the Mormon hunks calendar was suddenly popular again. The reason: Chad Hardy was back in the news after a council of elders for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints excommunicated...

  • What not to do after you are married

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    June 10, 2008 | 5:22 pm

    When my husband and I married, we thought about a lot of things: living together, how we would deal with holidays, when we would have kids. For some reason, robbing a bank never crossed our mind.

    This morning, AP and several news outlets reported that

    The female half of the...

  • Frank, Dean and Sammy back from the dead and live on stage

    By Pat Sierchio

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Las Vegas in the early 1960s was a swinger's paradise; a glamorous desert oasis where high-rolling guys and dolls came to bake in the sun by day and party in the air-chilled casinos at night. And during those ring-a-ding years there was no place hotter or cooler in town than the...
  • Sin City is a nice place to visit, but not a Jewish oasis—yet

    By Ira M. Sheskin

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Jews were in Las Vegas when it emerged as the gambling capital of the country, and Jews have been coming to Las Vegas ever since.

    Many of Las Vegas' most important developers have been Jewish, as is the current mayor. However, despite previous "guesses" by various community leaders,...
  • If it wasn’t for Jews, Las Vegas wouldn’t be the town it is today

    By Renata Polt

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    If it wasn't for Jews, Las Vegas wouldn't be the town it is today. Proof of Jewish prosperity can be found across the city, especially in its stunning architecture.
     
    Hollywood has shot films here for nearly a century, from early silent Westerns to "Easy Rider" (1969) and "Red...
  • Chabad Expands in Vegas

    July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Across the parking lot of the neighborhood pub/casino in the Summerlin suburb of Las Vegas, Jewish residents, community leaders, local officials and passersby stood in the 110-degree heat recently to watch the ribbon-cutting ceremony of a new Chabad shul.



    The imposing $4.5...

  • Tying the Knot While Rolling the Dice

    By Leah Hochbaum

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Between the drinking, the gambling and the legalized prostitution, Las Vegas just might be the most romantic spot on the planet for the biggest drunken gamble of them all: marriage. But while making your inebriated way down the aisle in this marriage mecca is as easy as pie for the...

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