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  • Weather - April 9, 2014

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 75. West wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 42. West wind 10-20 mph.

    Thursday
     Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. West wind 10-20 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 38.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 75. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 43.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:36 a.m. to 7:29 p.m.

  • Training graduate
  • Career fair
  • Que Pasa - April 9, 2014

    TODAY
    HOY
    • 11th Annual Regional Transition Fair, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9 at the Mike Marr gym on the Robertson High School campus. For more information, call Leslie Damon at 454-5717.

  • Noticias - April 9, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Moving forward

    The Las Vegas City Schools Board of Education moved quickly to fill its superintendent position, and we think that was a smart move.

    Former Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez and the school board decided to part ways earlier this school year.

    McNellis-Martinez is currently on paid leave until her contract expires at the end of this fiscal year.

    The board advertised for a new superintendent for about a month, and then it wasted no time interviewing the two candidates who met the minimum qualifications and then selecting its top candidate.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 9, 2014
  • Work of Art: But you ordered taquitos

    For a man who’s younger than I and who doesn’t make a posh living through the manipulation of language, Mayor Alfonso Ortiz appears to have broad knowledge of terms we use in Spanish and English.

    He said that “some day” we’d get together, where he could brief me on terms his and my ancestors used in their prime.

    A while back, I’d written about the diminution of terms in Spanish, used by my parents, especially Mom.

  • Dons take Cholla Classic

    Individual wins in five events propelled West Las Vegas’ boys to a team championship over the weekend in the Cholla Classic hosted at Santa Fe High School’s track and field complex.

    Moises Coca won the 800-meter run and teamed with Rosendo Gonzales, Stephen Urioste and Victor Ulibarri to win the 1,600-meter relay. Miguel Sena’s title in the high jump, Gonzales’ victory in the triple jump and a one-two finish for Nicholas Gurule and Salvador Lopez in the javelin helped the Dons achieve first place in the boys’ standings.

  • Huskies win 4th title as No. 7 seed

    The Associated Press

    ARLINGTON, Texas — No conference wanted them. Several teammates and their coach left them. The NCAA kept them out for a year.

    UConn won it all anyway.

    Shabazz Napier turned in another all-court masterpiece Monday night to lift the Huskies to a 60-54 win over Kentucky’s freshmen and a national title hardly anyone saw coming.

    Napier had 22 points, six rebounds and three assists, and his partner in defensive lock-down, Ryan Boatright, finished with 14 points.