Felix still wanted to become an accountant, but given his uncertain immigration status, could he really make it to college? But Brad knew about a program at Nevada State College called Nepantla, specifically designed for first-generation college students. Felix applied and was accepted into the program on a scholarship. He started the academically rigorous program right after high school graduation but quickly wondered if he was in over his head.
With few other academic resources, Felix sought help from Brad. Brad continued to inform his school supervisors of the situation, but eventually, they told him that it was no longer necessary because Felix had graduated. Felix had long thought of Brad as a paternal figure, telling friends that Brad was like a father to him. And in that first year of college, Brad and his husband, Karl, started to see Felix as a son.
So in January, Karl and Brad invited Felix to live with them. Now, Felix calls them his dads. Lawyers have advised them to wait to reopen the case until the political climate becomes less hostile toward undocumented immigrants. They are the third most common immigrant group in the state, according to the American Immigration Council.
Felix immigrated at a time when the U. Many left El Salvador for similar reasons as Felix. In Nevada, about 5.
There are such students in CCSD schools now. After immigrating, children may also face stress and pressure at home. They might not find themselves at a high school with as many resources as the one Felix attended, and they might not meet a mentor and advocate like Brad. It was also his exceptional grit, dedication and love for learning. Felix himself is a little more modest. The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada this month rolled out a soft launch of a transit service called Trip to Strip, an on-demand ride service that promises no surge pricing.
The service, which runs around the clock, can take passengers to and from locations along the Strip and extends to McCarran International Airport and the Las Vegas Convention Center. Courtesy of RTC. The service is designed more for those traveling in a party—the Ford Transit vans seat up to 11—but single riders can also use it, too.
As with Uber and Lyft, riders must download a mobile app to request the service. The price for a ride depends on the number of passengers and distance. I promise you that lounges will be the same way. Those without a state license to sell cannabis would be allowed to seek permits for off-site lounges starting in The city did, however, receive its first special-use permit application request for a lounge May 16, according to a city spokesman. Marijuanarelated items can be sold at lounges, but not marijuana products. If law enforcement finds alcohol at a lounge, the.
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The idea is to start a conversation with the expert behind the bar. May 24, 8 p. Bunkhouse Saloon, Loose toured with the band off-and-on, but when his condition worsened, Flipper sought out none other than David Yow—the incensedsounding madman behind influential noise-rock bands Scratch Acid and The Jesus Lizard—for its 40th anniversary tour. Some people might be surprised to know that you were born in Las Vegas. How long did you live here? Less than two years.
I think we moved away when I was 22 months old.
Have you ever played Vegas? The Huntridge? I was so excited. Steve [DePace], the drummer from Flipper, happened to be in the audience, and at the time they were looking for a singer to do [some] shows.
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Flipper was extremely important to me, very influential to me and my friends and everybody I made music with. The idea of singing with Flipper just seems like I get to be queen for a day. How did you end up singing with Flipper?
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Does knowing that original Flipper singer Bruce Loose is still around add any pressure when you perform? FLAG May 25, 8 p.
Catch original Black Flag frontman Keith Morris leading the hardcore icons through their beloved early material. I was told that he at first was really kind of pissed off and he thought that I was mimicking him or ripping him off or something, because I put posts on social media about cats. So, in no way am I trying to reproduce anything that Bruce may have done. I want to do this stuff as if I was a member of the band instead of trying to be a Flipper cover band. For more of this interview, visit lasvegasweekly.