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140K expected each day of Electric Daisy Carnival

140K expected each day of Electric Daisy Carnival

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Organizers expect more than 140,000 people to descend upon the Las Vegas Motor Speedway each night for the Electric Daisy Carnival.

The three-night rave that kicks off Friday features the biggest names in electronic dance music, plus carnival rides, fireworks and other spectacles.

A study commissioned by parent company Insomniac estimates that last summer's event injected $278 million into the Southern Nevada economy. Attendees paid for about 92,000 hotel room nights and spent more than $45 million on food and beverage.

The study says nearly 95 percent of attendees traveled from outside the Las Vegas area to attend.

It's EDC's fourth year in Las Vegas. The event moved from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum amid controversy over the 2010 death of a 15-year-old attendee who was treated for drug intoxication.

 

 

Cesar Chavez Day celebration planned for Saturday

One of the most important and influential labor leaders in the nation's history will be celebrated Saturday at an event at Craig Ranch Park in North Las Vegas.

The College of Southern Nevada Hispanic Student Union will host Cesar Chavez Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The celebration will include food, live music, and entertainment. There will also be various community groups on hand to explain their missions and how people can get involved.

The event is also a fundraiser for the CSN Latino Alliance scholarship fund.

Cesar Chavez was a Mexican-American labor leader who was the founder and president of the United Farm Workers of America. 

Halloween Events Planned for North Las Vegas

Halloween Events Planned for North Las Vegas

The city of North Las Vegas will be hosting several family-friendly events for Halloween.

Trunk-or-Treat Spooktacular

Tasty treats and fun for all at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at Silver Mesa Recreation Center, 4025 Allen Lane. For information, call (702) 633-2550. Admission is $2.

Halloween Magic Show
Doodad the Magician will enthrall the audience at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the North Las Vegas Library, 2300 Civic Center Drive. This free event is open to all ages.

Trunk or Treat
Enjoy a sweet and spooky family event at from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at La Bonita Supermarket, 2672 Las Vegas Boulevard North. For information, call (702) 651-4698 or (702) 633-5632.

Job Fair Highlights Local Employers

Job Fair Highlights Local Employers

A number of employers with local connection will be hiring at a job fair Wednesday.

LasVegasJobs.com is holding a job fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Texas Station.

Some of the employers attending this event include:

  • 24 Seven
  • Easter Seals
  • Ed Bozarth Chevrolet
  • Marshall Retail Group
  • Prestige Travel & Cruises
  • Santa Fe Casino
  • Nevada Dept. of Corrections

Jobs will be available in accounting, automotive, customer service, hospitality, management, nursing, retail and sales. The event is free and resume reviews will be available.

To learn more, visit LasVegasJobs.com.

Community Event Highlights Programs for Kids and Adults

Community Event Highlights Programs for Kids and Adults

A community night out Friday in North Las Vegas combines family fun with educational information.

The city of North Las Vegas presents Safe Summer Nights from 3- 7 p.m. at Richard Steele Health and Wellness Center, 2475 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 120.

The free event includes family games, music and face painting. In addition to the fun for kids, there will be money management programs and educational opportunities, as well as information on weatherization programs and health services.

Free immunizations for children will be available. Shot records must be provided.

For more information, call North Las Vegas Community Outreach Manager Kathi Thomas-Gibson at 633-5632.

City of North Las Vegas Announces Plans for Independence Day Party

City of North Las Vegas Announces Plans for Independence Day Party

The city of North Las Vegas has announced its plans for its Independence Day celebration.

This year's party will be from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 at James Seastrand Park, 6330 Camino Eldorado. Gates to the event open at 5 p.m.

The celebration will include a kids corner, teen zone, carnival games, live entertainment, food vendors and, of course, a fireworks display.

Tickets are $3 in advance and $4 at the gate. Click here to buy tickets.

Coolers, backpacks, pets, glass bottles, umbrellas and umbrella chairs, personal fireworks, tents, tables and portable grills are all prohibited.

Limited parking will be available near the intersection of Revere Street and Centennial Parkway.