Take a look inside the top luxury RV resort in the US, where lots sell for up to $800,000 and come with infinity pools and private boat docks

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Motorcoach Country Club in Indio, California, was named the best luxury RV resort in USA Today's 2019 Readers' Choice rankings.
Motorcoach Country Club in Indio, California, was named the best luxury RV resort in USA Today’s 2019 Readers’ Choice rankings.

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Motorcoach Country Club in Indio, California, was named the best luxury RV resort by USA Today.

The 80-acre resort is made up of 400 RV lots, a nine-hole golf course, a fitness center, multiple swimming pools, three tennis courts, and a 10,000-square-foot clubhouse with a private restaurant and bar.

Motorcoach Country Club is both an RV park and a country club. Travelers can either rent RV lots for between $114 and $211 a night, or buy their own lot for between $56,000 and $799,000. The monthly membership fee is $549, or about $6,600 per year.

Some of the most lavish RV lots come with outdoor infinity pools, casitas with full kitchens and living areas, and patios outfitted with furniture, fireplaces, and BBQ grills.

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The resort stopped accepting guest reservations on March 27, but lot owners were able to stay onsite, Paul Johnson, the club’s general manager, told Business Insider. The city of Indio has said the resort can reopen on June 19.

Take a look inside the swanky California RV resort that will reopen in less than a month.

Motorcoach Country Club is an RV resort and country club in Indio, California. It was ranked the best luxury RV resort in the country by USA Today’s 2019 Readers’ Choice rankings.

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Here’s a current list of what’s open / opening soon in DTLV

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List of Open DTLV Businesses
Downtown Las Vegas

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Here’s a current list of what’s open or opening soon in downtown Las Vegas. Visit the business’ website or social media for hours and more details. (View this list [< here or scroll down] if you are wondering which of these businesses can serve alcohol curbside or deliver alcohol to your home.)

If you have a business in downtown not already included on this list, please email pao@lasvegasnevada.gov.

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Bars/Restaurants

18 Bin

7th & Carson

Able Baker Brewing Company

Bajamar

Beer District Brewing

Beer District Brewing

Berlin

Boardwalk Liquors

Boston Pizza

Broadway Liquor

Cornish Pasty

Crafthaus Brewery

De Thai Kitchen

Dona Maria Tamales

Downtown Grand

Downtown Terrace LV

Esther’s Kitchen – Friday, May 15

Flippin Good Burgers and Shakes

Garagiste

Good Pie

Greens and Proteins

Hennessy’s Tavern

Hop Nuts Brewing

IHOP

JuiceStars

Luv-It Frozen Custard

Makers and Finders

Mothership Coffee

Nacho Daddy

Pizza Rock

ReBAR

Siam Square Thai Restaurant

Simply Pure

Tacos El Gordo

Tacotarian

The Jolt Coffee Co.

Therapy

Triple George

VegeNation

Vesta Coffee Roasters

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Dispensaries

Canopi Cannabis Dispensary

Inyo Fine Cannabis Dispensary

Kanabliss

MedMen Las Vegas

New Amsterdam Dispensary

Sahara Wellness

Thrive Cannabis Marketplace

Retail/Services

Antique Alley Mall

Artesanías Lucy

Carrie Lynn’s Plants

Downtown Container Park

Downtown Corner Store

Fergusons Downtown

Hydrant Club

Laos Market

North Premium Outlets

Pincushion

Rockin’ Bettie

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

The Beef Jerky Store

The Writer’s Block

Toy Shack – opening soon

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Auto Repair

A-1 Brake and Carburetor Shop

Baam Automotive

Best Muffler Shop

C&C Automotive and Machine

Genuine Auto Services

Howie’s Automotive Service Center

Howie’s Automotive Service Center

Jeff’s Mobile Mechanic

Kevin’s Auto Repair

Las Vegas Wheel Alignment & Brake Service

My Mechanic Auto Service

Paul’s Auto Service

Pep Boys Auto Parts & Service

Purrfect Auto Service

Quality Autoworks

Ray’s Automotive

Repair Envy

Ronnie’s Performance & Kustomz

The Oil Change Center

US Tire Center & Auto Repair

Florists

Bloomers Florist

Cork and Thorn

Di Bella Flowers & Gifts

DTS Flowers

Exotic Florist

Flowers Today

Fragile Boxer Flower House

Gaia Flowers

Stinko’s Las Vegas

The Tiny Bloom

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Wedding Chapels

Love Story Wedding Chapel

Salons/Barbers

Legends Barber Studio

Appeals Court Denies Former Manson Follower’s Bid for Release

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In this June 5, 2013, file photo, Leslie Van Houten appears during her parole hearing at the California Institution for Women in Chino, Calif.
In this June 5, 2013, file photo, Leslie Van Houten appears during her parole hearing at the California Institution for Women in Chino, Calif.

A state appeals court panel Wednesday rejected a bid to release former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten or her own recognizance or bail after an inmate in her prison housing unit tested positive for coronavirus.

Van Houten’s attorney, Rich Pfeiffer, wrote in a new motion filed Monday that his client is now 70 years old and that “her age makes her a very high risk to succumbing to this life-threatening pandemic” although she is in “relatively good health.”

He noted in the filing that an inmate in Van Houten’s housing unit tested positive for COVID-19 and is being quarantined. He wrote in the motion that Van Houten was “not opposed to home confinement” and that she can arrange for all costs outside of prison.

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Van Houten has been recommended for parole three times, but those recommendations have all been reversed — twice by then-Gov. Jerry Brown and once in 2019 by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

In February, the defense had asked the panel from California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal to speed up her appeal of Newsom’s decision.

Van Houten — who is serving a life prison term — was convicted of murder and conspiracy for participating with fellow Manson family members Charles “Tex” Watson and Patricia Krenwinkel in the August 1969 killings of grocer Leno La Bianca, 44, and his 38-year-old wife, Rosemary, who were each stabbed multiple times in their Los Feliz home.

The former Monrovia High School cheerleader did not participate in the Manson family’s killings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and four others in a Benedict Canyon mansion the night before.

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There Will Be A Full Flower Moon May 7 4:45 A.M. Mountain Time

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FULL FLOWER MOON
FULL FLOWER MOON

Almanac.com By The Editors

 May’s full Moon rises on Thursday, May 7! This full Moon will be the last of the three supermoons to occur this year, so don’t miss it! Here’s everything you should know about this month’s full moon, including how it got its name, “The Full Flower Moon.”

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WHEN TO SEE THE FULL MOON IN MAY 2020

May’s full Flower Moon reaches peak illumination at 6:45 A.M. (EDT) on Thursday, May 7. It will be below the horizon at this time, so plan to venture outdoors the night before (Wednesday, May 6) or on Thursday night to get the best view of the bright full Flower Moon! Find out what time the Moon will be visible in your area with our Moonrise and Moonset Calculator.

The Final Supermoon of 2020

This year, we’ve been enjoying a series of spring supermoons, which began with March’s Worm Moon, culminated in April’s Pink Moon, and will finish with May’s Flower Moon on May 7.

When the full Moon appears this month, it will be ever-so-slightly farther away than it was in April and March. May’s full Moon still qualifies as a supermoon, but it won’t be as bright or as big as the others in the series, technically speaking. However, the difference in distance between its orbit and April’s—about 2500 miles—is not much in the grand scale of space, so you will still see a bright, beautiful supermoon!

On average, supermoons are about 7% bigger and about 15% brighter than a typical full Moon. Learn more about supermoons here!*

WHEN TO SEE THE FULL MOON IN MAY 2020

May’s full Flower Moon reaches peak illumination at 6:45 A.M. (EDT) on Thursday, May 7. It will be below the horizon at this time, so plan to venture outdoors the night before (Wednesday, May 6) or on Thursday night to get the best view of the bright full Flower Moon! Find out what time the Moon will be visible in your area with our Moonrise and Moonset Calculator.

The Final Supermoon of 2020

This year, we’ve been enjoying a series of spring supermoons, which began with March’s Worm Moon, culminated in April’s Pink Moon, and will finish with May’s Flower Moon on May 7.

When the full Moon appears this month, it will be ever-so-slightly farther away than it was in April and March. May’s full Moon still qualifies as a supermoon, but it won’t be as bright or as big as the others in the series, technically speaking. However, the difference in distance between its orbit and April’s—about 2500 miles—is not much in the grand scale of space, so you will still see a bright, beautiful supermoon!

On average, supermoons are about 7% bigger and about 15% brighter than a typical full Moon. Learn more about supermoons here!

FULL FLOWER MOON VIDEO

Each month, we will explain the traditional names of the full Moon along with some Moon facts. Click below to watch the video and learn about May’s Full Flower Moon.

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Las Vegas Casinos Get Reopening Guidelines From Nevada Officials

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Las Vegas Casinos To Close Their Doors In Response To Coronavirus Pandemic
Las Vegas Casinos To Close Their Doors In Response To Coronavirus PandemicLas Vegas Casinos Get Reopening Guidelines From Nevada Officials

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By Bill Galluccio
Apr 30, 2020

The Las Vegas Strip has been dark and deserted for over six weeks after the casinos shut down due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Their closures have been devastating to the local economy, which is based mostly on tourism. Now, the casinos are making plans on when to reopen and they’re trying to figure out what that looks like in the era of social distancing.

The Venetian laid out its plan, which includes installing temperature scanners at all entrances and having around two-dozen medical technicians on staff at all times.

To help facilitate social distancing inside the casino, they will move slot machines farther apart and cap seats at table games to three people. Customers will be allowed to wear masks and gloves, though masks that obscure the entire face will not be permitted. The hotel will also provide all guests with a mask, sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and gloves.

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Wynn Resorts said that will be taking similar measures when they reopen. MGM has not released their plan but told KVVU they “are working with health experts on a comprehensive plan.”

The Nevada Gaming Control Board issued a six-page memo laying out some of the steps casinos will need to take before they can reopen. The memo mostly deals with financial issues, while allowing for the casinos to open their resorts in different phases.

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While the casinos are preparing to reopen, it is unknown when state officials will give the approval. A stay at home order is set to expire on April 30, but Governor Steve Sisolak said he plans to extend it into May.

Wynn Resorts believes a realistic date is Memorial Day weekend. Responding to a question from President Donald Trump about when the casinos can reopen, Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox suggested May 25 as a target date. He cautioned that the state must meet specific benchmarks before casinos can reopen.

“Let’s start phase one,” Maddox said. “Golf course[s], tennis courts, small restaurants, small retails, nail salons, etc., with social distancing in place. Judge the benchmarks that we’ve prepared. We’ve prepared three benchmarks based on disease growth, ICU capacity, and testing positivity rate. We’re going to have them out there in public every day.”

“If we’re inside those benchmarks in three weeks, then on Memorial Day, I would hope we’re open,” he added.

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April’s full Pink Moon rises on the night of Tuesday, April 7

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SPOT THE SUPER PINK MOON: A SUPERMOON AND THE FIRST FULL MOON OF SPRING!
SPOT THE SUPER PINK MOON: A SUPERMOON AND THE FIRST FULL MOON OF SPRING!

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April’s full Moon rises on the night of Tuesday, April 7. Traditionally called the Pink Moon, this full Moon will also be a spectacular supermoon! Here’s everything you should know about the Moon this month, including facts, folklore, and Moon phase dates.

WHEN TO SEE THE FULL MOON IN APRIL 2020

Venture outside on the night of Tuesday, April 7, to catch a glimpse of April’s full Pink Moon. This full Moon—which is a supermoon, the first full Moon of springand the Paschal Full Moon—will be visible after sunset and reach peak illumination at 10:35 P.M. EDT.

For the best view of this lovely spring Moon, find an open area and watch as the Moon rises just above the horizon, at which point it will appear its biggest and take on a golden hue! (Find local Moon rise and set times here.)

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SUPER PINK MOON: THE BIGGEST AND BRIGHTEST SUPERMOON OF THE YEAR

(Note: Before you get your hopes up, this “Super Pink Moon” won’t actually look “super pink”—or any hue of pink, really. The Moon will be its usual golden color near the horizon and fade to a bright white as it glides overhead. Learn why it’s called the Pink Moon below!)

We’re currently in the midst of a series of supermoons, with the first having occurred on March 9 and the last occurring on May 7. That makes April’s full Moon the second supermoon in this series, but certainly not the one to miss.

Thanks to the fact that April’s full Moon will be closer to Earth than either other supermoon in the series, it will be the biggest and brightest full Moon of 2020!

How big and how bright, exactly? On average, supermoons are about 7% bigger and about 15% brighter than a typical full Moon. However, unless you were to see a regular full Moon and a supermoon side by side in the sky, the difference is very difficult to notice. Learn more about supermoons here!

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The First Full Moon of Spring & the Paschal Full Moon

April’s full Moon is the first to occur after the March equinox, which makes it the first full Moon of spring and the Paschal Full Moon. The Paschal Full Moon is the full Moon that determines the date of Easter. Find out more about Easter and Paschal Full Moon here.

WHY IS IT CALLED THE PINK MOON?

Although we wish this name had to do with the color of the Moon, the reality is not quite as mystical or awe-inspiring. In truth, April’s full Moon often corresponded with the early springtime blooms of a certain wildflower native to eastern North America: Phlox subulata—commonly called creeping phlox or moss phlox—which also went by the name “moss pink.”

Thanks to this seasonal association, this full Moon came to be called the Pink Moon!

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Our ever-changing list of every hotel, motel, casino, and landmark on the Las Vegas Strip

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The Strip, January 1976. Photo by Hank deLespinasse.

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Important Notice Regarding All Buffets inside Las Vegas MGM Resorts

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LVBC Ace of Spades
LVBC Ace of Spades

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MYVEGAS·TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2020

“Beginning Sunday, March 15 all MGM Resorts buffet locations in Las Vegas will be closed until further notice. The impacted locations include Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Excalibur, Bellagio, Aria, Mirage, And MGM Grand.
Additionally, Mandalay Bay has announced temporary closures to the following outlets: Mizuya, Fleur, and Aureole.
Due to these closures, we have suspended all rewards in our games associated to these outlets. For those players who currently have the reward in their wallet, we will issue a full refund to your account by March 20, 2020.
As soon as the outlets are reopened, we will alert our players so you can once again begin enjoying these rewards.
Thank you for supporting our games and our rewards.
Cheers!
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Full Worm Moon: March 9, 2020, at 10:48 AM PT

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Full Moon

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From The Old Farmers Almanac.Com

Full Worm Moon – March “As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night.’

‘The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.”

Full Moon Names and Their Meanings

Historically, Native American and other traditional names for full Moons were used to track the seasons. Think of them as “nicknames” for the Moon! See Full Moon names for each month of the year and their meanings.
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The Old Farmers Almanac Full Worm Video

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Super Worm Moon: The First Supermoon of the Year

This full Moon will also be the first of three supermoons in 2020—the other two occurring on April 7 and May 7. Thanks to its supermoon status, this year’s Worm Moon has been named the Super Worm Moon!  Let’s just hope that the worms don’t take that to heart.

“Supermoon” is the popular nickname given to a full Moon that coincides with perigee, which is the point in the Moon’s orbit of Earth where it’s closest to our planet.

While at perigee, the full Moon appears a bit brighter and about 7% larger than a typical full Moon. However, don’t go out on the night of March 9 expecting to see a Moon that’s noticeably more massive. Unless you were to see them side by side, the differences between a supermoon and a regular full Moon can be very difficult to perceive!

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THE FULL SNOW MOON February 9th at 12:34 A.M. MT

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Full Moon
Full Moon

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From The Old Farmer’s Almanac:

“February’s full Moon, called the Full Snow Moon, reaches peak fullness at 2:34 A.M. EST on Sunday, February 9. For the best view of this Moon, look for it on the night of Saturday, February 8; it will rise in the east and reach its highest point in the sky around midnight.”

Check Out the Snow Moon, the First Supermoon of 2020

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“IS FEBRUARY’S FULL MOON A SUPERMOON?”

“You may hear February’s full Moon being called a supermoon. But is it really a supermoon? The answer is that it’s debatable, since it depends on which definition of supermoon you go by.”

“According to the broader definition of the term, which says that a supermoon is a full moon that coincides with the point in the Moon’s monthly orbit where it is closest to Earth, February’s full Moon could arguably be considered a supermoon by some, since the Moon will be closer than it normally is. By this definition, there are also supermoons in March, April, and May this year—all of which will be closer to Earth than February’s full Moon.”

“However, if we go by a stricter definition of supermoon, which says that a supermoon is the full moon that comes closest to Earth during the year, then April’s full Moon is the true supermoon of 2020.”

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