With 5,000 people moving here each month, somebody had to spill the beans!

September 9, 2010

I had heard earlier this month that a lion attacked a trainer at The Lion Habitat at MGM Grand.  Come to find out, a tourist was shooting video when it all took place!

The attack begins off camera.  It appears the male lion decided he’d had enough of the thinner trainer.  After the initial attack, the lion and trainer are separated only for the lion to go after him again a bit later in the video.

Here’s a thought – let’s stop thinking that putting a wild animal in an unnatural environment isn’t going to eventually piss it off.

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January 8, 2010

This is the first of a BUNCH of videos I took at the CityCenter’s Aria and Crystals properties for Episode 74. This video is all of us driving up to the property, getting turned away from valet parking, and watching a guy fall asleep standing up.

For A TON of other videos, visit the new Living in Las Vegas YouTube Channel.

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August 14, 2009

As I was playing around with my iPod Touch, I stumbled upon Time Magazine’s iPod-based website.  The first article I found was a cover-piece about Las Vegas.  It was a very interesting article.  Here’s the link:

Article: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1915962,00.html

Along with the article, there was an associated video that followed a local real estate agent to two foreclosed properties, one of which was in Newport Lofts [recent blog post].  You’ve got to see this video.  Half of the units are empty, according to the real estate agent.  It’s startling what somebody was able to do at one of the lofts (change the locks?!?!).  They sneak into house later in the video to see the shape it’s in.  Here’s the video link:

Video: http://www.time.com/time/video/?bcpid=1485842900&bctid=33598672001

Have a great weekend everybody!

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December 18, 2008

I just read that according to the folks at MGM Mirage, the company expects more the 100,000 applicants for the 12,000 positions that will be available to those of us that call (or want to call) Las Vegas our home.  And if you are already an MGM Mirage employee, you have a significant inside track on two fronts:

  1. About half of CityCenter employees will come from other MGM Mirage properties
  2. MGM Mirage employees will have about a three month head start over the general public in filling those CityCenter jobs

But what I find really interesting is that while MGM Mirage plans to hire 12,000 people (which is GREAT news), about 6,000 will be placed in other MGM Mirage properties.  The company plans to leverage the CityCenter opening to attract top-shelf applicants to MGM Mirage.

Want to be one of the 12,000?  Here’s the online application link: www.citycentercareers.com  If you’re not an MGM Mirage employee, you have to wait until January 5th, 2009 before you can get into the mix.

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