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Old 03-06-2019, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Boulder city and Nevada in general are just a good place to stop for gas, Utah and Idaho also have reasonable gas prices and clean restrooms near the freeways that are accessible to moving trucks. Canada and Antarctica are the most popular and sensible places for Californians to move to. All the best jobs, housing, weather, culture and entertainment will be found in one of those two popular areas for Californians and New Yorkers.
Nah...Boulder City is the place for me. I'm going to move there and open a pressed juice bar. Maybe run for City Council. As long as there are free charging stations for my EV, I'll be fine.
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Old 03-06-2019, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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Nah...Boulder City is the place for me. I'm going to move there and open a pressed juice bar. Maybe run for City Council. As long as there are free charging stations for my EV, I'll be fine.
Better join "the church" then...
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Isn't it the written history of Las Vegas that the Mormons we're the original financers of the strip casinos run by the mob?
The gullibility of some people...
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Old 03-07-2019, 03:19 PM
 
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The gullibility of some people...
Put your money where your mouth is:

"While Clark County now has 24 Mormon stakes (something akin to a Catholic diocese), Las Vegas and its Mormon population hadn’t grown enough to have its own until 1954. That year, Mormons or those with close connections to the church began the process of reshaping Las Vegas. On January 18, the Continental Bank of Salt Lake City opened the Bank of Las Vegas in conjunction with local investors. The next year, Utah investors sent down a manager, Parry Thomas, who had a long family history in the Mormon church.

Thomas was the only banker willing to regularly lend money to casino operators—“character loans,” as they became known, since onetime illegal gamblers, mobsters or not, hated to write anything down. Asked why he would do this, Thomas said, “I’m in the banking business, and these people were good loans.” Along with the bank’s involvement in real estate through Thomas and Jerome Mack, a member of a pioneer Jewish family in Las Vegas, the loans made the operation wildly successful, and enabled several Strip and Downtown casinos to build or rebuild."

How the Mormons Made Las Vegas - Vegas Seven
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Old 03-07-2019, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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Put your money where your mouth is:

"While Clark County now has 24 Mormon stakes (something akin to a Catholic diocese), Las Vegas and its Mormon population hadn’t grown enough to have its own until 1954. That year, Mormons or those with close connections to the church began the process of reshaping Las Vegas. On January 18, the Continental Bank of Salt Lake City opened the Bank of Las Vegas in conjunction with local investors. The next year, Utah investors sent down a manager, Parry Thomas, who had a long family history in the Mormon church.

Thomas was the only banker willing to regularly lend money to casino operators—“character loans,” as they became known, since onetime illegal gamblers, mobsters or not, hated to write anything down. Asked why he would do this, Thomas said, “I’m in the banking business, and these people were good loans.” Along with the bank’s involvement in real estate through Thomas and Jerome Mack, a member of a pioneer Jewish family in Las Vegas, the loans made the operation wildly successful, and enabled several Strip and Downtown casinos to build or rebuild."

How the Mormons Made Las Vegas - Vegas Seven



Thanks for posting that! ...Then, of course, there's the Mormons that Howard Hughes employed. The Clark County Commission has always had at least one Mormon serving on it, as have the local city councils, school boards and the Nevada state agency boards within Clark County.

The 1997 movie "Casino" with Robert DeNiro, is actually a quasi-documentary of sorts on the ongoing entanglements and conflicts that the Mob had with local Mormons. The character of "County Commissioner Pat Webb" representing the local Mormon Alpha in that flick.

I thought Las Vegas' Mormon history was common knowledge, but I guess not?
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Old 03-07-2019, 06:32 PM
 
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Thanks for posting that! ...Then, of course, there's the Mormons that Howard Hughes employed. The Clark County Commission has always had at least one Mormon serving on it, as have the local city councils, school boards and the Nevada state agency boards within Clark County.

The 1997 movie "Casino" with Robert DeNiro, is actually a quasi-documentary of sorts on the ongoing entanglements and conflicts that the Mob had with local Mormons. The character of "County Commissioner Pat Webb" representing the local Mormon Alpha in that flick.

I thought Las Vegas' Mormon history was common knowledge, but I guess not?
I thought so, too. Particularly considering the poster I responded to has Mormon on their profile and SLC as their location (yet posting on the Las Vegas board?)

They also deny being connected to the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain despite well over 95% Mormon ownership and Chick-fil-A being the first and only corporate restaurant to serve food in the BYU cafeteria.
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Old 03-08-2019, 03:31 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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My boyfriend and I are sick of L.A. I was born and raised here and yes the weather is perfect but these days that's all it has going for it. Boyfriend wants a small town feel but next to a large body of water yet not too far from a larger city. So I've been looking at Boulder city NV. I like Vegas. It's the only city I like to visit lol. I would miss the perfect weather of L.A and the beach but not much else. I guess my question is if anyone here lives in Boulder city and how do you like it? I was also looking at the Mount Charleston area. Love pine trees lol. If anyone has any advice on those two areas it would be appreciated .
The weather is perfect in L.A.?????????????????????????????????????????????

I got "Stung" 2X in the past 3 years running down to L.A. for weekend getaways. I just happened to pick the wrong times to be there. First time, it hit 100 in downtown L.A., and the 2nd time 102 in downtown L.A., and I scooted out to Redondo Beach to cool off. 97 degrees that day in Redondo. And in winter, if you get too close to the cold waters of the ocean, with a breeze. Brrrrrrrrr! Why do you think so many homes along the southern California coast have fireplaces?

And, add in the humidity factor to even 80-90 degrees, and the Feel Index, it can feel, at times, as hot as Las Vegas in the summer!

When I was in the massage business in Las Vegas I once had a client who had come up from Phoenix to get a piece of the Neon Interchange Project, and made an interesting remark: Have you ever had to deal with the Mormon Mafia in Las Vegas? We had to fight tooth and nail to get a piece of it!
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Old 03-08-2019, 11:07 PM
 
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Is I-11 open? The latest Google Earth photos are from 2017 show dirt paths where the traffic lanes will be (are?).

Is there any other big grocery store(s) other than a single Albertson's in Boulder City?

I'm considering possibly returning to live in the USA from overseas and had been focusing on NW Las Vegas, but this thread picqued my curiosity about Boulder City.
A small stretch of I-11 from Hendertucky, bypassing Boulder City to the Dam bypass has been opened for about a year.
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Old 03-09-2019, 12:36 AM
 
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Yep, nothing to see here. Move along...
LOL, I love it. You guys are hilarious. I would HOPE that common sense would lead Californians fleeing the state to understand what made the place a nightmare, and not to continue to vote the same way expecting different results, but alas, I guess as they say "common sense isn't so common." The only thing that makes me rest a bit easier is that no income tax is written into the state constitution and extremely difficult to alter at this point, so there's a limit to how much liberals can screw up a state if they can't tax the populace into oblivion. It seems also that the type of liberal in Nevada from my encounters is more a libertarian, more "freedom to do whatever" liberal than they are a tax-and-spend liberal, which are the worst types.

PS: I have to disagree with OP, I didn't find anything perfect about LA weather. I thought it was good, but I guess it's like when you are expecting a 10/10 and you get an 8/10, you're disappointed even though you still admit the weather is good. First of all, spring is way too cold. I had to go back home to grab my down jacket for the winter because it was freezing cold in Burbank and Downtown L.A., where I lived and worked (both), until about May. My first year, I was astonished how cold it was in April. I really thought it would be nice by that point, but it was rainy all of the time, it was cold, it was not a nice climate at all. The fall in LA is pretty amazing, it's actually hard to beat most years, that's where the area shines. I was incredibly disappointed with summer because that's the only time that it's nice where I grew up (Portland), and I realized Portland summers are far better than LA summers. First of all, the "marine layer" (that's what dumb tourists call smog; it's not smog) that locals call "June Gloom" doesn't just happen in June, it goes all of July most years, and sometimes into August. It also doesn't burn off at noon like they say, it sometimes goes until 3 or 4 p.m. before finally burning off. Then you have a similar problem everywhere that far South -- it gets dark really early. I was used to summers of it being light until almost 10 p.m., not dark at 8:45. Any coastal community of LA, but especially Newport Beach, is actually terrible weather in my opinion. While I'd give where I lived in Downtown a good solid 8/10, I'd give Newport Beach a 3/10. Even in the middle of summer that place struggles to reach 70 degrees, it's cold ALL YEAR LONG, my dad rented a nice place with a view there for a few years and I'd perpetually tease him about how horrible the weather was. "Wow papa, July 15th, 67 is the high, is it ever going to get nice there?!" If you are really, extremely averse to swimming, enjoying sunbathing, enjoying nice weather, and you like the cold, then yeah, I guess Newport is the place for you! But I'm a person who enjoys the heat and likes warm weather as many days per year as possible. I won't lie, I would prefer under 100 degrees, but I'd rather 110 and be in a swimming pool than 67 in July, so sorry, no thanks to that. Perfect weather to me is Cabo San Lucas. Los Angeles rains too much, has way too many clouds, it's too cold all winter and spring both, and in some areas (like where one of my employees lives) like West Hills, it's 110 in the summer anyway, so you may as well enjoy the better Vegas springs and nice falls rather than be stuck in a place with the worst of all worlds.
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Old 03-09-2019, 01:46 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Yes, no state income tax which should curb the spending of liberals?

But, NV could end up like Texas, with no state income tax, and property taxes that could choke a horse!
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