Casino owner Steve Wynn surprises needy Las Vegans with $2 million, sends tongues wagging

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Arrogant Casino mogul Steve(ie-boy) Wynn
Arrogant casino-mogul Steve(ie-boy) Wynn, A.K.A Stephen Alan Weinberg - LVBC*

Julie Jacobson, File/Associated Press – FILE – In this April 27, 2011 file photo, Steve Wynn is interviewed in Las Vegas. Wynn was revealed as the Las Vegas casino owner who donated an anonymous gift of $500 each to 4,000 southern Nevada families in recent months. The $2 million gift to the United Way of Southern Nevada was the charitable organization’s largest donation to date, and for months, guessing the identity of the donor

By Associated Press, Published: June 25

LAS VEGAS — To LeRoy Stapleton, $500 could mean the difference between prolonged homelessness and finding a job that could get him back on his feet.

“It would be a big help,” said Stapleton, who lined up with 30 other people outside a Las Vegas unemployment office Monday morning waiting for it to open. “You need money to make money. If I had some gas, I could find a job.”

A Las Vegas casino owner’s anonymous gift of $500 each to 4,000 southern Nevada families in recent months has had tongues wagging in a state with the highest unemployment rate in the nation. The $2 million gift to the United Way of Southern Nevada was the charitable organization’s largest donation to date, and for months, guessing the identity of the donor became a popular pastime in Las Vegas.

The first round of families received $500 bank gift cards just before Christmas 2011. Another 2,000 families received the donations Saturday in Las Vegas. The families were not told how much they would receive. Casino titan Steve Wynn confessed earlier this month to a newspaper columnist that he was the not-so-secret donor, but the families were never told Wynn was behind the funds read more…
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“But he wouldn’t shake their hands” “Stevie-boy doesn’t like plain-citizens to stand too close to him.” – LVBC editor & janitor
The question remains, did Steve Wynn ruin Las Vegas?

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La Loma Mexican Restaurant in Denver

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First published 5/29/2012

La Loma Traditional Mexican Restaurant
La Loma Traditional Mexican Restaurant

La Loma is the Real-Deal traditional, Mexican restaurant in an old house in the “old neighborhood.”
2527 W. 26th Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
Phone (303) 433.8300
Fax (303) 433.8309

As I sat at the patio (above left behind the wall) behind a thick vine as patches of sunlight, cool shade and leaves were soothing the mind as the very decent Margarita was soothing the rest of me, I thought that this may be the very best traditional Mexican restaurant in the Denver area.

Knowing about the patio but never sitting there, as we did yesterday, was like discovering a new restaurant. The old patio is adorned with old brick of varying shapes and shades, wood shutters and as aforementioned, a wall of lacy vines – not to mention white tablecloths on the dozen or so tables along the narrow patio. This is the class of Mexican culture at it’s very best.

This old, Denver tradition, Mexican restaurant on the west-side is serving classic Mexican food in an old house (the house on Diamond Hill) built in 1887. The restaurant is richly decorated in rich woods with dark accents, high ceilings with skylights, quality tables/chairs/booths, a warm inviting vibe and a vintage tortilla machine. A cozy bar for 10-12 is the perfect place to wait a few minutes for a table. Happy hour (Mon – Sat/ 2pm – 6pm) offers $6-7 Margaritas, wine, beer and discounted apps.

The menu (click the main website) offers the classics: Enchiladas (two/ $9.75-10.25,) Tacos (3/ $9.95-11.25,) Burritos (2/ $8.75-10.50,) Combinations: 1/ 7.95 2/ 10.25 3/ 12.25 4/ 13.95 as well as Fajitas (around $10.95-$16.95, $25.25, for two) and other specialties – check the La Loma’s website for the full menu. The salsa is thick and hot and the tortillas are hand crafted. This my friends is a good restaurant.

The main dining room is warm and cozy of course, also with dark woods, a high ceiling and cozy booths.

The lovely Juana, all in black, graced our table with good cheer and Latin beauty.

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And yet another Full Moon June 4, 2012

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Full Moon
Full Moon

The Strawberry Moon will be 100% full June 4, 2012 at 4:11 AM Las Vegas time, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

The month of June’s full Moon’s name is the Full Strawberry Moon. June’s Full Strawberry Moon got its name because the Algonquin tribes knew it as a signal to gather ripening fruit.

It was often known as the Full Rose Moon in Europe (where strawberries aren’t native).

June 2012 – by Bob Berman, as featured in The 2012 Old Farmer’s Almanac:
“A skimpy partial lunar eclipse, visible from western North America, occurs just before dawn on the 4th . The year’s celestial highlight is the transit of Venus across the Sun’s face on the 5th. This rare event, visible in the afternoon in the United States and Canada, will not recur until 2117. Observing this transit requires eye protection but no other special equipment. Meanwhile Mercury is a low evening star, at its brightest and most easily seen from the 12th to the 20th. Mars crosses into Virgo and hovers above the Moon on the 25th. Saturn, high in the south at nightfall, sits at the left of the Moon on the 27th. The solstice brings summer at 7:09 P.M. on the 20th.”

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