Friday, May 15, 2020

But Tribal Sovereignty?


County Vows To Fight Plans By Tribal Casinos To Reopen Next Week

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 By Amita Sharma KPBS

Excerpts:

But county health officials aren’t happy with the plan and are asking the federal government to help keep the casinos closed.

”We want to make it perfectly clear that we do not agree with reopening casinos on May 18,” County Public Health Officer Dr. Wilma Wooten said. “We feel that the health officers’ order does extend to our tribal nations in this particular situation and we’re working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to try to address this issue further.”

Casinos are owned by Native American tribes that are considered sovereign nations and are not subject to state and county laws.

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Steinberg and others are especially concerned about seniors, who are some of the most avid casino patrons. He said he will tell his elderly patients to “stay the heck out of casinos.”

Barona and Pala casino operators say they’ve not made a decision yet on when to reopen

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I guess we'll find out just how sovereign tribes are soon.

Also:

Sycuan, Valley View Casinos Announce Reopening Dates

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Viejas Casino To Reopen May 18



NBC San Diego - Viejas Casino and Resort Announces Reopening

The casino which closed on March 20 after concerns over the coronavirus pandemic said they are ready to reopen on May 18

By Brenda Gregorio-Nieto • Published May 9, 2020 • Updated on May 9, 2020 at 1:54 pm

Viejas Casino and Resort announced their reopening date on their website Friday.

The casino which closed on March 20 after concerns over the coronavirus pandemic said they are ready to reopen on May 18 at 8 a.m. with enhanced safety measures in place.

“We have missed you during these trying times. You are like family to us, and like family, we hold you near and dear to our hearts,” Viejas posted on its website. “Your safety, and the safety of our Team Members, is of paramount importance to Viejas. That is why we continue to exceed all cleanliness standards set by federal, state, local, and gaming commission authorities.”

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Friday, April 17, 2020

Snapchat Shooting? Really?


valleycenter.com - Two arrested in Pala “Snapchat” shooting

Excerpt:

The female victim was riding in a vehicle with her adult male boyfriend and his adult brother to a residence to meet a “Snapchat friend.” At some point, two male juveniles brandished firearms and began shooting at the victims in their car. The female sustained a gunshot wound to the chest. As the driver of the vehicle fled, both suspects continued shooting at the vehicle.

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