June 25, 1996
Royal Casino Group, a Calabasas casino company, said it has completed the purchase of Goldiggers Casino in Deadwood, S.D., from Casino Magic as of June 12. Royal Casino is a small start-up company that has been striving to break into the business of operating medium-sized casinos in small markets. The company also has an agreement to develop a casino in Wyatt, Mo.
April 1, 1991 |
A Golden Suit: Actress Rue McClanahan, who plays Blanche DuBois on NBC's "The Golden Girls," is suing several people connected to a casino in Deadwood, S.D., for at least $1 million. In a lawsuit filed in Deadwood Circuit Court, McClanahan claims former casino owner John Caldwell and others connected with the casino, called Calamity Jane's, deceived her in business dealings. The lawsuit says the actress invested $125,000 in Calamity Jane's.
June 3, 1990
South Pasadena has been placed on the 1990 list of America's 11 most endangered historic places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The planned completion of the Long Beach (710) Freeway through South Pasadena would cut through five National Register historic districts and destroy 1,500 houses, the Washington-based organization said. The other 10 places on the list: Antietam National Battlefield Park, Maryland; Columbus Landing Site, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; Deadwood (S.D.
April 12, 1989
Voters in Deadwood, S.D., the Black Hills town where Wild Bill Hickok was shot to death in a card game, approved a return to legalized gambling. City leaders hope games of chance will revive the economy and plan to use proceeds to restore historic buildings and public facilities. The measure to legalize poker, blackjack and slot machines received 690 votes to 230 votes against. Hickok, a U.S. marshal and frontiersman, was shot in the back of the head in 1876 during a poker game in a saloon called No. 10. Legend has it he was holding a pair each of aces and eights, known since as the "dead man's hand."
June 7, 2003
Update: The Santa Monica College Foundation reports that recent anonymous donations of $1 million and $2 million have brought it just past the halfway point of its campaign to raise $15.7 million to build a performing arts facility on campus. Cop film: Sylvester Stallone is writing a film that will deal with corruption in the Los Angeles Police Department and involve the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, according to Daily Variety.
July 4, 2004
I was pleased to read Beverly Beyette's cover story about Deadwood, S.D. ("Set Your Watch to 1876," June 27). When I went on a road trip in 2000, I was one of those people who thought Deadwood would merely be an overnight stop between the Badlands and Black Hills and Yellowstone. I was pleasantly surprised by the town's late-1800s gold rush charms. It's still one of my favorite cities, and I'm glad to see it get recognition. For budget travelers going to Deadwood, I would add to the list of hotel choices the Penny Motel and Hostel, (877)