It’s not the 13 years of active-duty service in the Marines Corps that makes Larry Rinetti deserving of recognition, nor is it the five-plus years (and counting) of Reservist service … or the nearly three years he spent working for someone named George W. Bush as a guard chief at the White House communications agency … or the seven years he spent patrolling the streets of West Las Vegas as a Metro officer … or his recent promotion to Metro’s Gang Unit … or the hundreds of highly tense situations he’s helped diffuse as a Crisis Intervention Team officer … or the personal hours he devoted to become CIT-certified. It’s all of these things put together, plus this: Detective Rinetti, who is quick to admit he was once “a bit of a knucklehead,” is addicted to helping those most in need. “I enjoy making a difference in somebody’s life, and I know personally every day when I leave work that I have done that in some capacity. That’s what’s most enjoyable for me.”
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.