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California Tribe Meets with Mohegans

News Brief: The Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians may turn to the Mohegans, one of the biggest forces in tribal gambling, for help for its projects.

California County Supervisor Seeks Ban on Casinos

News Brief: Contra Costa County supervisors on Tuesday will consider a resolution opposing the creation of Indian gaming casinos in the county.

California Supervisor Asks for BIA's Help

News Brief: Concerned over recent efforts to put a tribal casino in Solano County, Supervisor Duane Kromm went to the Bureau of Indian Affairs to get a better handle on what local governments can do.

Paradise Fire Reward Increased

News Brief: The Rincon Luiseno Band of Indians has authorized a $25,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of whomever started the Paradise fire, tribal Chairman John Currier said Tuesday.

Rally Targets California's Casino Tribes

News Brief: Endorsing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s call for Indian casinos to pay their ‘fair share,’ about 100 community representatives rallied at the Capitol to criticize some tribes.

California Slot Amendment Faces Opposition

News Brief: Four Inland casino tribes, a police union and three area legislators are fighting a state constitutional amendment that would allow card clubs and horse racetracks to offer slot machines.

California Casino Proposed Under Review

News Brief: Federal officials this week begin an environmental review of a proposed casino outside Rohnert Park, California.

California Gambling Committee to be Formed

News Brief: County supervisors will decide Tuesday when to begin recruiting people to sit on a committee that will decide how to spend as much as $400,000 of Indian gaming revenue in Tulare County.

California Lottery Joins National Problem Gambling Awareness Week

The California Lottery kicks off a statewide campaign March 8, 2004 that raises awareness to problem gambling and the resources available for individuals whose gambling is negatively affecting their lives.

Voters Approves Casino in Death Valley

Voters in the Mojave Desert city of Hesperia, Calif., approved a ballot measure this week that upholds an agreement struck with the city last year allowing an Indian tribe in Death Valley to build a casino.

Stars Join World Poker Tour

News Brief: Celebrities like James Woods, Jon Favreau and Mimi Rogers face off in the World Poker Tour Shooting Star Tournament.

California Tribe Funds Casino Fight

News Brief: The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has anted up $1.5 million to Californians Against the Deceptive Gambling Proposition.

Contractor Wants California Tribal Casino Foreclosed

News Brief: The general contractor on the $150 million Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino has asked a federal judge to order foreclosure on the property to collect on a $7.9 million mechanic's lien.

Courts Reject California Tribe's Appeal Request

News Brief: The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down the appeal from the Coyote Valley Band of Pomos in its last avenue through which to reject signing a gambling compact with the state.

Second Casino Proposed for Barstow, California

News Brief: Superior Development has announced plans for a $200 million Indian casino resort on the southern edge of the city, not far from the site of a similar proposal.

Public Hearing for Proposed California Casino

News Brief: A public hearing on the environmental impacts of a proposed casino west of Rohnert Park will be held on March 10.

California Town Locals Angry with Casino Approval

News Brief: Tempers overflowed in the normally sleepy Mother Lode village of Plymouth Friday night, as citizens angrily called on the city council to reject a proposed Indian casino.

Study: California Casino Wages Above Minimum

News Brief: Contrary to the contentions of some critics of the proposed Indian casino, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that many of the 136 job opportunities it cites in casinos around the country pay well above California's minimum of $6.75 an hour.

California Racing Industry Faces Declines

News Brief: Alarmed by dwindling handle that has spurred purse reductions at four race meetings over the past five months, California racing leaders are currently facing a critical period as they attempt to pinpoint factors in the declines and identify potential solutions.

Gambling Goes Academic in California

News Brief: Here in the American Indian gaming capital of California, the casino and the campus have entered into a marriage of mutual financial benefit.

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