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October 24, 2009 | David Kelly
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians on Friday became the latest California tribe to open its own tribal court, designed to hear civil cases and give members a chance to mediate disputes within their own culture. "This is a historic day for the tribe as we constitute the first formal court system on the reservation," tribal chairman James Ramos told more than 100 guests who came to the Highland reservation to watch the swearing-in of Chief Judge Joanne Willis Newton, three appellate judges and a judge pro tem. Each judge stood in black robes before Ramos and repeated an oath to apply "the San Manuel judicial code fairly and equally to all persons who will come before this court."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2009 | David Kelly
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians on Friday became the latest California tribe to open its own tribal court, designed to hear civil cases and give members a chance to mediate disputes within their own culture. "This is a historic day for the tribe as we constitute the first formal court system on the reservation," tribal chairman James Ramos told more than 100 guests who came to the Highland reservation to watch the swearing-in of Chief Judge Joanne Willis Newton, three appellate judges and a judge pro tem. Each judge stood in black robes before Ramos and repeated an oath to apply "the San Manuel judicial code fairly and equally to all persons who will come before this court."
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NEWS
October 23, 1985
San Bernardino city officials have sued the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in Los Angeles federal court to halt construction of a bingo parlor in that city. In their lawsuit, city officials complain that the band and the Interior Department failed to fully analyze the parlor's impact on a nearby residential neighborhood. Also, city officials said they were not given the opportunity to appeal final federal approval of the proposal.
MAGAZINE
March 23, 1997
It was inspiring to read Lynell George's article about two radio stations that are finding market success while promoting social values ("Rebuilding With a Beat," Feb. 9). Congratulations to Power 106 and 92.3 The Beat for taking the high road and finding a multitude of listeners along the way. Apparently more than a few young people are responding to positive messages of tolerance and goodwill. Speaking as one peace-loving Native American, I wholeheartedly endorse the pro-people, no-color-lines programming policies of these radio stations.
NEWS
September 20, 2005 | Mary Forgione
THE nation's only "children's forest" comprises 3,400 acres of manzanita and pine in the San Bernardino National Forest. An interpretive trail marked by brightly colored hand-made signs points to inventive landmarks -- Pillow Rock ("come and dream while on this rock") or Chipmunk Condo, a tree trunk where five critters once dwelled -- and warnings about the wildlife-squishing consequences of straying from the trail (see below).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Mailer by Los Angeles City Council candidate Wendy Greuel did not mislead voters about support received by her opponent, Assemblyman Tony Cardenas (D- Panorama City), from a gambling interest, a campaign watchdog group concluded Friday. Neither did Greuel mislead voters about her support by police officers, according to a report issued by the Campaign Watch Commission of the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, a nonpartisan group of community leaders.
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July 23, 2008 | David Kelly
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is expected to sign a contract with the county Sheriff's Department today to patrol the reservation and crack down on crime. "We have a growing and evolving relationship with the Sheriff's Department, and we want to extend it another year," said Jacob Coin, tribal spokesman. "Safety and security on the reservation is our highest priority." This will be the third such contract between the tribe and local authorities. Sheriff Gary Penrod and Dist.
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January 31, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) has raised $28,000 for his legal defense fund as he faces an FBI investigation into allegations that he accepted bribes in exchange for action on legislation. He had paid $25,000 of the money, as of Dec. 31, to high-profile defense attorney Mark Geragos. The biggest donation, $7,500, came from utility company Pacific Gas & Electric, with another $5,000 from a group called Californians for Jobs and a Strong Economy. Major donors to the latter group include the Anheuser Busch Cos., Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Chevron Corp.
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August 20, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
State Sen. Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) has introduced a bill to legalize Internet poker in California, but opponents are betting the controversial proposal won't be acted on in the coming three weeks before the Legislature adjourns for the year. Correa took a placeholder bill, SB 678, and amended it Monday to allow state-sanctioned online poker games for Californians to be operated by card clubs or Native American tribes that run casinos. “These amendments are the product of ongoing discussions with a broad coalition of California Indian gaming and non-gaming tribes who have participated in an inclusive and transparent process over the past several months,” Correa said in a statement.
OPINION
October 16, 2004
Re "Schwarzenegger Is a Sure Bet as He Steps Up Fight to Beat Gambling Measures," Capitol Journal, Oct. 7: George Skelton states that the governor is "incensed" at my tribe for not "dealing with him." Our tribe and others have attempted several times to negotiate with the governor, which only proved fruitless. We proposed a gaming agreement resulting in an additional $1 billion to the state that was rejected by the governor's negotiators. We requested meetings with the governor directly and were told he was not available.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 2004 | Dan Morain, Times Staff Writer
An Indian tribe that owns one of the most successful casinos in California has donated $10 million to the campaign for a November ballot initiative that would wrest control of Indian gambling expansion from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The donation, one of the largest single contributions to a political campaign, came from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians one week after several tribes that operate major casinos endorsed the measure, Proposition 70.
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