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Bill restricting HOAs’ fees is in Legislative limbo

A Senate bill that would define how much collection agencies could charge and cap the total at $1,800 is floating around in Legislature limbo.
Democratic Sen. Allison Copening, who represents District 6 in Clark County, introduced Senate Bill 243 on March 16. The bill aims to revise provisions relating to financial obligations in common-interest communities.

Book Briefs

Literary Las Vegas

Local author Deborah Coonts’ “Wanna Get Lucky?” has been named a finalist in the Strong Romantic Elements category of the 2011 RITA awards, a national competition sponsored by Romance Writers of America. Winners will be anounced June 1 at RWA’s national conference.

Las Vegas playwright wins award

The Las Vegas Little Theatre is presenting “When Mom Died on Saturn,” a play written by the winner of the theater’s annual New Works Competition.

Numerous summer camp opportunities available across Las Vegas Valley

Maybe you’ve seen outdoors survival expert “Bear” Grylls on the Discovery Channel’s “Man vs. Wild.” Grylls is dropped by helicopter into remote jungles, deserts and mountain ranges and uses only his wits and a strong stomach for raw creepy crawlers to survive.
This summer, your kids can do the same thing — sort of.

Things to do

The 19th annual Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival is scheduled for April 30 and May 1 at the Clark County Government Building Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Tickets are $20 at the door, but other ticket packages are available at yourjazz.com.

Dining Guide


A La Carte

Valley Outreach Synagogue-P’nai Tikvah plans to host a Passover Seder at 6 p.m. today at Three Square food bank, 4220 N. Pecos Road.

North Las Vegas students acquit their peer of wrongdoing

Squires Elementary School students participate in a mock trial at the North Las Vegas Justice Court as part of Judge Natalie Tyrrell’s Kids in the Court program. Student learn about the judicial system and the importance of staying in school and out of trouble.

Neighborhood news

Education notebook

Members of the Summerlin Rotary Club recently spent a day at Booker Elementary School, 2277 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., assembling 10 bicycles for 10 lucky students.