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Creative Passions End Up Being Reality for UNLV Alumnus

A true Renaissance male, Pj Perez always is dealing with a job, or more– or a dozen. Perez, ’07 BA Sociology and Bachelor’s Degree Journalism and Media Researches, has turned his many passions into a living while seemingly constantly handling new business and bigger difficulties.

His list of job titles is prolonged and extensive. It includes work in public relations, web comics, web development, and style, together with ending up being publisher of his own printing company.

” I think part of that comes from growing up in Vegas,” he stated of his numerous enthusiasms. “There’s nobody to inform you ‘No, you can’t do something.'”

Now, as web and material manager for the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel, he extends his innovative muscles running online publications including the popular hotel’s 52 Stories blog site.

However his work does not end with his day job.

In recent months, he started shooting a documentary, continued his operate in comics, and revised a number of television scripts he’s composed in an effort to pitch them to representatives, all in his leisure time. He’ll be a featured guest at the 2018 Vegas Valley Comics Festival on Nov. 3 at the Clark County Library.

Express Yourself

” You need to offer yourself. You need to provide for the people you take care of,” he said. “Everyone has parts of their job that suck. However at the end of the day, do you have the liberty to reveal yourself in some method?”

Perez’s uncommon background prepared him well for a chaotic and driven life as an adult, turning his fixations into professions.

He first got a reputation as a young columnist for the now-defunct magazine Las Vegas CityLife before he ‘d even registered at UNLV in his mid-20s.

As a trainee, he attended school full time while also working full-time, playing in a band, and stabilizing all of those activities with his freelance journalism. He became editor of the school newspaper, now referred to as the Scarlet and Gray Free Press, and prior to graduating, he ‘d worked as a senior material designer for Vegas.com and the founding handling editor of Racket, a way of life magazine.

Through his degree programs, he further established abilities he ‘d discovered outside of the classroom: creating publications, composing, and making art.

And he was always looking for brand-new opportunities, which offers a lesson for present trainees.

Valuable Takeaway

” College isn’t almost taking classes and finding out abilities. It has to do with developing a community and being exposed to other people you otherwise wouldn’t be. That was my takeaway,” he said. “Hopefully, if you’re doing it right, you acquire a gratitude and after that understanding of the world in such a way that you didn’t have.”


NCT Opens Season with “” The Value of Being Earnest”” Sept. 28

The Nevada Conservatory Theatre (NCT) opens its 2018-19 season with Oscar Wilde’s The Significance of Being Earnest Sept. 28 – Oct. 7 in the Judy Bayley Theatre. J.R. Sullivan directs.

Jack Worthing is in love with glamorous Gwendolyn Fairfax however he has a trick: his double life as “Ernest Worthing.” His good friend, Algernon Moncrieff, finds his secret and embraces the persona of “Earnest” to charm his friend Jack’s ward Cecily Cardew. What follows is an attack of uproarious mistakes flavored by the wittiest discussion, not to point out tea and muffins. Oscar Wilde’s sparkling comedy teaches all of us the significance of being Earnest. Program Dates/Times
7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 & & 29 and Oct.
5 & 6 2 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 7 Tickets are $25. Discounts are available.

For tickets or extra information, check out the Performing Arts Center websiteor call 702-895-ARTS (2787 ).

Occasion Parking UNLV Performing Arts Center clients are welcome to park in the Home Grove Parking Garage.Parking is totally free after 7 p.m. Monday – Thursday, after 1 p.m. Friday, and all weekend. Check out UNLV Parking and Transport Solutionsfor additional information.

Mom states 9-year-old child eliminated himself after being bullied, coming out as gay

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Leia Pierce told KDVR-TV her boy, Jamel Myles, started fourth-grade at Joe Shoemaker Grade School in Denver on Monday.

The mama said Jamel informed her he was gay over the summertime.

” He looked so frightened when he informed me,” she said. “And I stated, ‘I still enjoy you.'”

With a new-found self-confidence, the 9-year-old young boy was delighted to come out to his schoolmates.

” He went to school and stated he was going to tell individuals he’s gay because he takes pride in himself,” Pierce stated.

4 days into the school year, she discovered her boy dead.

” 4 days is all it took,” Pierce stated. “My son told my oldest daughter the kids at school told him to eliminate himself. I’m just unfortunate he didn’t pertain to me.”

Denver Public Schools stated in a letter to parents that it’s providing a crisis group for trainees affected by this disaster. The district also stated it will continue to offer support for Jamel’s family.

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9-month-old baby passes away after being left in hot cars and truck in Florida

Hernando County, FL (Meredith/WFTS)– An infant young boy died on Friday after being left in a hot vehicle Hernando County

, Florida, officials say. Deputies and Fire Rescue reacted to the scene Friday early morning in Spring Hill, Florida, just after 11 a.m. after they got a call about an infant who had just been eliminated from a hot automobile.

Authorities with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Workplace (HCSO) stated 9-month-old Keyton O’Callaghan was hurried to a close-by hospital in important condition. He was pronounced dead at 12:06 p.m.

. They published about the incident on their

Facebook page: #Alert: Hernando County Sheriffs Office Baby Passes Away After Being Left in Hot Automobile On 08-17-18 at approximately 11:16 a.m., Hernando County Constable’s deputies,
along with Hernando County Fire Rescue, were dispatched to 12310 Elgin
Boulevard in Spring Hill after 9-1-1 operators got a call of an infant
who had actually just been gotten rid of from a hot car.

During the 9-1-1 call, a person on scene was offering CPR to the baby.

Upon arrival, deputies and fire rescue right away began rendering aid to the

The infant, in important condition, was quickly transported to Oak Hill
Medical facility by Hernando County Fire Rescue. Deputies established a crime scene
at the home.

Initial investigation exposes that the baby, Keyton O’Callaghan W/M
DOB/11 -06 -2017, had actually been in the care of his mom, Cami Lee Moyer W/F
DOB/07 -12 -1980, considering that last night.

The infant was found in the automobile, in the driveway, by the father, Eric
O’Callaghan W/M DOB/02 -10 -1986, prior to the 9-1-1 call was put this
morning. O’Callaghan performed CPR on the baby till fire rescue got here
and took control of.

Regretfully, at 12:06 p.m., Keyton O’Callaghan was pronounced deceased by a
physician at Oak Hill Medical Facility.

It is unknown, at this time, for how long little Keyton had actually remained in the automobile.
Investigators are still working to establish a chronological timeline of occasions.

Investigators are still in the process of speaking with Cami Lee Moyer.

Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, Facebook

Investigators state that Keyton had actually remained in the care of his mom, Cami Lee Moyer, 38, considering that Thursday night. HCSO says that the baby’s daddy, Eric O’Callaghan, 32, got home and discovered Keyton in the lorry parked on the driveway in front of the home.

Deputies state O’Callaghan took the infant inside where he began performing CPR on the child while he was on the phone with 911. He continued to carry out CPR up until fire rescue showed up and took control of.

At this time, officials do unknown how long Keyton was left in the car. Investigators are still working to establish a sequential timeline of occasions.

“If you think you may forget, put a shoe back there. Take it off your foot and put it back there. Put your phone back there,” Denise Moloney with HCSO stated in a press conference. “It’s unfortunate to say, however you’re going to remember your phone, how are you not going to remember your child?”

Investigators are presently speaking with Moyer and say it is possible that she will face charges.

Moyer called her kid a “wonder infant” on a GoFundMe page she created in 2015. It specifies Keyton beat the odds, provided only a 20 percent opportunity to make it through after contracting an infection in the NICU.

Simply a couple of months later on, the baby that, according to family, beat the odds, passed away from a tragedy law enforcement calls avoidable.

The authorities temperature that day was taped at 86 with a feels-like temperature level of 97 in the 11 a.m. hour on Friday.

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Bicyclist, 60, is vital after being struck near Lake Mead, MLK

. A bicyclist was critically hurt this morning near Lake Mead and Martin Luther King boulevards when he was sideswiped by a pickup truck whose motorist ran away, inning accordance with City Cops.

The bicyclist, a 60-year-old man, was rushed to University Medical Center with deadly injuries, police said.

Private investigators are looking for a silver 2000s-model Dodge routine cab truck and its motorist, authorities said. The best side of the lorry, including its mirror, were harmed.

The victim was heading east on a mtb near a curb about 6:25 a.m. when he was hit by the truck, which was traveling in the very same instructions, authorities stated.

Anybody with details on the location of the pickup and its chauffeur are asked to call police at 702-828-3786. To remain anonymous, contact Criminal activity Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or crimestoppersofnv.com.

Pedestrian killed after being struck by vehicle on Las Vegas pathway identified

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Officers responded at about 5:50 p.m. to Sahara Avenue and Tenaya Way. Officers recognized the chauffeur as 30-year-old Mathew Beard. Inning accordance with police, Beard was driving a 2004 GMC Yukon and heading west on Sahara when he unexpectedly altered directions for unknown factors.

Beard drove across the travel lanes on Sahara Avenue “in a northwest direction” and he struck a pedestrian, identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Luis Gagliano III, 54, who had actually been walking on the walkway, Metro stated. Beard continued heading northwest, hitting a palm tree and then an unregistered, vacant Dodge Ram truck near Budget Plan Car Rental on 7150 West Sahara Avenue.

Gagliano was noticable dead at the scene and Beard was taken to University Medical Center Trauma with dangerous injuries, City said.

According to cops, debris and vehicle fluids from the crash struck an overall of 9 other lorries. It was unidentified if problems was a factor.

Roadways in the location were closed while authorities investigated.

This was the 85th traffic-related casualty that complete under City’s jurisdiction in 2018.

Stay with FOX5 for updates.

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Pedestrian passes away after being struck by car on Las Vegas walkway

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Officers reacted at about 5:50 p.m. to Sahara Avenue and Tenaya Method. Officers identified the motorist as 30-year-old Mathew Beard. According to cops, Beard was driving a 2004 GMC Yukon and heading west on Sahara when he unexpectedly changed directions for unidentified factors.

Beard drove across the travel lanes on Sahara Avenue “in a northwest direction” and he struck a pedestrian who had been strolling on the pathway, City stated. Beard continued heading northwest, striking a palm tree and then an unregistered, empty Dodge Ram truck near Spending Plan Automobile Rental on 7150 West Sahara Avenue.

The pedestrian was noticable dead at the scene and Beard was taken to University Medical Center Trauma with lethal injuries, Metro said.

According to police, particles and car fluids from the crash hit a total of 9 other automobiles. It was unknown if disability was a factor.

Roadways in the area were closed while authorities examined.

This was the 85th traffic-related death that full under City’s jurisdiction in 2018.

Stay with FOX5 for updates.

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Well-Being in the Balance

Sometimes, having a fear of falling can be more unsafe than the fall itself.

For people who suffer from Parkinson’s illness and other neurological impairments, being extremely careful about standing and strolling can result in hazardous health results: an inactive life style, loss of strength, social seclusion, and anxiety. And, ironically, an increased danger of falls.

” Hesitating of falling can be the primary step of a vicious down cycle,” observes Merrill Landers, chair of UNLV’s physical treatment department and Cyrus Chung Ying Tang Foundation Teacher. “It makes individuals prevent risky behaviors, and frequently that implies they do not resume regular day-to-day activities.”

Landers is leading research that looks for to understand and correct this behavior in Parkinson’s patients.

Reconstructing Self-confidence

In Southern Nevada, there are more than 16,000 individuals who suffer from the illness. With the help of personal funding from the Cyrus Chung Ying Tang Structure, Landers and his group are checking out the impacts of fall-avoidance habits and how to rebuild confidence in those who experience it, in addition to other crucial physiological and psychological research.

” Having the financing to conduct research will lead us to find evidence-based treatments quicker,” says Landers. “In our Parkinson’s research studies, for instance, this funding has actually made it possible for us to total research studies in probably one-third the time it would otherwise take.”

Private financing is used to recruit research study participants, cover travel expenditures for those who can not drive, and employ the assistance of certified therapists and professionals. It likewise supports trainee scientists and permits them to present their findings at significant conferences. This not only promotes cooperations with coworkers around the globe but likewise raises UNLV’s profile as a research study institution.

Crossover Prospective

With extra resources, Landers and associates can dive much deeper into research that has the potential to enhance the lives of thousands of Nevadans not only with Parkinson’s illness, however likewise those impacted by Alzheimer’s illness and other cognitive problems.

For instance, initial studies show that aerobic exercise early in a person’s life may assist protect against Parkinson’s illness later in life. At UNLV, Landers and his group are researching how a chemical called “brain derived neurotrophic factor,” or BDNF, relates to work out, and how it might help protect against development of Parkinson’s. So far, more than 75 people have actually taken part in the study.

Eventually, says Landers, his research makes every effort to fulfill a trifecta of vital objectives:

improve the health of populations
minimize the per capita expense of healthcare
enhance the patient experience of care

Can San Diego’s Old Town End up being a New Magnet for Workplace Tenants?


Casey Brown Co. just recently completed a comprehensive renovation of the Old Town Plaza workplace home, which it bought last year.Credit: Casey Brown Co.Old Town is among San Diego’s most popular tourist areas, including an Old West-style boardwalk with a basic store, authentic Mexican dining establishments and unspoiled historical homes and hotels harking back to the city’s founding in the early 1800s. In recent decades though, it

has actually not been especially considered a place for brand-new workplace development. Local developer Casey Brown Co. and its brokers are wagering they can alter that, following the current conclusion of a$ 3 million restoration of the two-building office park called Old Town Plaza. CoStar information shows the developer paid$ 13.8 million in January 2017 for the 65,000-square-foot, 44-year-old home at 2251 San Diego Ave. Inning Accordance With Casey Brown’s brokers at JLL, the Spanish-style complex now has brand-new common-area corridors, together with a conference room, kitchen and updated lobbies and washrooms. At a time when everyone appears to be updating to satisfy the needs of the innovative, co-working workplace culture, can this property and others in Old Town compete with those in more prominent workplace markets with gleaming new structures, like those found in downtown and University Town Center? Brandt Riedman, a vice president in JLL’s San Diego office, notes that Old Town Plaza is already 70 percent inhabited by tenants such as marketing firm Power Digital. Brokers recently signed Knockaround, which sells budget friendly designer sunglasses and is relocating from the city’s Barrio Logan neighborhood. Riedman said the tactical plan going forward for Casey Brown, and likely other owners in Old Town, will be to continue pursuing the

smaller sized innovation and other startup firms and service providers that have actually been gravitating to older structures in downtown San Diego in the last few years. He said he understands of at least 2 other owners of nearby Old Town workplace properties who are planning restorations to contend for the smaller sized companies, normally

led by more youthful operators looking for areas with a particular historic character to start a business. For numerous reasons, however, there’s no sign that Old Town is gearing up for a significant wave of workplace tear-downs or brand-new building and construction.” Normally there hasn’t been a lot of workplace redevelopment taking place recently because area,” stated Riedman, who is managing leasing of Old Town Plaza with JLL’s Richard Gonor and Tony Russell. Most of the big current tasks in Old Town continue to be tailored towards hospitality. T2 Advancement opened a 179-room Hilton Garden Inn on Taylor Street in late 2015, and Hotel Investment Group bought a 10,000-square-foot office property on Moore Street in late 2016 with strategies to convert it into an extended-stay boutique hotel. Old Town’s offices have actually typically been older and low in supply. CoStar data reveals a relatively tiny present stock of 3 million square feet for the submarket that includes Old Town and the adjacent Midway and Liberty Station communities. Another aspect is that office tasks in Old Town should be low-rise in nature, due to local and federal height restrictions put on advancement within the flight paths of nearby San Diego International Airport. Riedman, nevertheless, stated renters have still been drawn in by Old Town’s direct access to public transit– among the city’s biggest trolley and bus centers lies there– its distance to the airport and its area near the area where Interstate 5 meets Interstate 8. Numbers from CoStar Market Analytics show the Old Town area’s office metrics generally benefitting property managers and renters fairly equally. While the job rate of 6.2 percent is lower than the countywide 9.4 percent, the average asking lease is a relative deal at$ 2.35 per square foot, compared with$ 2.65 for the San Diego area total. The area’s lease growth of 5 percent over the past year tops the regional rate of 2.7 percent. Still, those metrics have not made Old Town a magnet for home financiers, with its offer volume of $11.9 million for the previous 12 months down 40 percent from the previous year.

Workplace absorption for the past 12 months was an unfavorable 16,300 square feet. However, there are emerging indications that the submarket might attract more attention from office and other business designers in coming years. Nearby to Old Town, on the opposite side of I-5, the U.S. Navy has actually begun informal talks with the city to ultimately redevelop a big part

of the Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command school with business components. In the neighboring Midway District, situated near the San Diego Sports Arena and Liberty Station, designer Hammer Ventures is in early preparation on a$ 325 million mixed-use job called The Point, to include residential and commercial aspects on the previous website of a U.S. Postal Service

complex. Lou Hirsh, San Diego Market Press Reporter CoStar Group.

Cops: Firemens shot after being enticed to nursing home


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= “Image”/ > Jae C. Hong/ AP A Long Beach firefighter stands outside Saint Mary Medical Center prior to a procession for Fire Capt. Dave Rosa who was eliminated after he was shot responding to an emergency situation at a senior home in Long Beach, Calif., on Monday, June 25, 2018. A local of a retirement home in Southern California opened fire on firemens reacting to a report of a surge in the building, eliminating Rosa, and wounding others.

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LONG BEACH, Calif.– A retirement community resident shot at firemens who responded to a report of an explosion at the Southern California center on Monday, eliminating a veteran fire captain and leaving a 2nd firemen and another resident wounded, authorities said.

Detectives think based on a preliminary investigation that the man, Thomas Kim, had actually set a fire early Monday morning to draw first responders to his second-floor apartment at the retirement home in Long Beach, south of Los Angeles, then opened fire, Authorities Chief Robert Luna said.

Kim, 77, was detained on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and arson. Detectives were still working to figure out Kim’s intention, Luna said. It was not immediately known if he has a lawyer.

The shooting occurred quickly after firefighters came to the 11-story retirement facility around 4 a.m. and discovered some windows blown out, activated sprinklers, the smell of gas and a fire that they extinguished, authorities stated. Firefighters were searching the structure when shots called out and the two firefighters were hit, Long Beach Fire Chief Michael DuRee said.

Fire Capt. Dave Rosa, who had actually worked for the department for 17 years, died at a medical facility Monday early morning, DuRee stated. He is endured by a spouse and two children– ages 16 and 25, the chief said.

The other firefighter, Ernesto Torres, was anticipated to make a complete healing, DuRee said.

A senior local at the retirement home was likewise shot and remained in crucial however stable condition, stated Police Chief Robert Luna. The particular situations of how the resident was shot were not immediately understood.

” Long Beach lost a hero today,” Mayor Robert Garcia stated.

Eighty elderly people remained evacuated from the retirement home Monday afternoon and were being used health services and counseling at a regional recreation center, the mayor said.

Dozens of firemens stood at attention and saluted as the flag-draped casket carrying Rosa’s body was highlighted of a hospital Monday afternoon and packed into a coroner’s van. Community members waved American flags along the street outside the medical facility as the procession of authorities and fire lorries accompanied the van to the coroner’s office.

Luna said a revolver was recovered after Kim was apprehended Monday morning. He had a previous arrest for automobile theft, the chief said.

” There’s still is a large puzzle we’re trying to put together. There’s still a lot of info we have no idea,” he said.

Detectives also discovered 2 “suspicious devices” when they jailed Kim and called the bomb squad to “render those safe,” Luna stated.

Investigators still have “a great deal of questions about the gadgets that were discovered and the suspect’s intent,” Luna stated.

” That’s the environment we operate in today, as law enforcement and firemens. You go to these scenes and you never understand what’s on the other side of those doors. And these brave firefighters went through those doors and regrettably they were consulted with shooting,” Luna said previously Monday.

Pamela Barr, who lives in the structure, said she was awakened by smoke alarm and didn’t panic because false alarms are not uncommon. She aimed to return to sleep but then learned what was taking place by seeing TELEVISION news. Firemens later on evacuated the building and put locals on buses.

” This is a lot to deal with,” said Barr, 73, as she sat with her boy in a vehicle, waiting to be enabled back in the tower, where she lives on the ninth floor on the opposite end of the building from where the fire occurred.

Barr stated she had not heard of any difficulties involving citizens of the center, where she has actually lived for 7 years. She described it as clean, well run and secure.

Gloria Ford, 58, who lives a few blocks away, was awakened by shrieking sirens earlier and pertained to check out the scene.

” I’m extremely sorry about it. I’m sick about it,” she said about the death of the firemen. “It’s simply mad.”

The domestic tower near downtown Long Beach has 100 homes for low-income people age 62 and older as well as disabled grownups over age 18, inning accordance with its site.

Long Beach is a major port city with a population of more than 400,000.

Balsamo reported from Los Angeles. Associated Press author John Antczak in Los Angeles contributed to this report.