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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.
October 15, 1998
George Skelton's Oct. 8 Capitol Journal on Prop. 5 and the Cache Creek casino was well worth reading. I have been to Cache Creek; it is a pleasant, easy drive from Sacramento, and a beautiful casino. I can understand why the folks who run it don't want competition. But that is the whole point of Prop. 5. I understand those who oppose any gambling; it is logical for them to oppose Prop. 5. But the tribes who have agreements with Gov. Pete Wilson don't oppose gambling; they oppose letting other tribes have it. Would you let Wilson sign an agreement with Chevrolet so that there could be no Ford or Toyota dealers in California?
October 26, 1998
You completely missed the mark in your Oct. 16 editorial supporting Prop. 5. The Indian tribes do not need Prop. 5 to reach their goal of self-sufficiency through gambling. Voters can reject this flawed measure with the assurance that the tribal casinos can continue to prosper by negotiating compacts with the state that give tribes and the state a mechanism to ensure that gambling is limited, regulated and in conformance with state and local laws and regulations. The process also provides for local community input on proposed casinos and mandatory allocation of some casino profits to offset the cost of oversight, public safety, traffic control and other impacts on local and state agencies.
November 13, 2004
It's good to know that the Indian casinos have hit the jackpot with the elderly (Nov. 8). Now we can be assured that the tribes will be well funded in secret negotiations with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that may result in 25% of their revenues going to the state. Unfortunately, Arnold will not get as much as he expects, as President Bush's plan to privatize Social Security will result in cuts in benefits to the elderly, so that they will have less money to throw away on the slot machines.
February 26, 1987 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that states may not regulate gambling on Indian reservations, dealing California a defeat in its attempt to stop high-stakes bingo games in Riverside County. In clearing the way for the multimillion-dollar betting parlors on Indian land, the high court said that California permits and "actually promotes gambling" in several forms and therefore cannot ban it on reservations.
July 18, 1993
In response to "It's a Contradiction" (Letters, July 11), a short history lesson is in order. The Hebrew race began when God called Abram (later known as Abraham) out of Ur of the Chaldees, or Babylon. All descendants of Abraham through his son Isaac are Hebrews. Isaac had a son named Jacob. His 12 sons became the 12 tribes of Israel. After the death of Solomon, the kingdom of Israel split into two kingdoms: the kingdom of Israel and the kingdom of Judah. Israel consisted of 10 tribes, plus a portion of the priestly tribe, Levi.
August 15, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Native Americans will be weaving baskets from pine needles, making bows and arrows and cooking "acorn soup" in handmade baskets this weekend at the 10th Basketweavers Gathering in Tahoe City, Calif. The event brings together weavers from various tribes who come to make, trade and sell their baskets at the Gatekeeper's Museum. Visitors can spend the weekend learning about the artistry and importance of baskets in day-to-day Indian life and in ceremonial events. The museum itself has a collection of more than 900 baskets made by 80 North American tribes.
January 23, 1998 | Capitol Alert News Service
They are the latest trend in political speech, billboards up and down the state thanking state legislators for their support. "I was just as surprised as anyone to see it," said Assemblyman Jim Battin (R-La Quinta), whose face is plastered on a billboard that sits in the heart of his Palm Springs-area district. "I started hearing from a bunch of other legislators that they got billboards just like it in their districts."
June 8, 1998 | SHAWN HUBLER
To live in Southern California is to live among tribes. Tribes of color. Tribes of class. Tribes that worship expensive restaurant food, tribes in black clothes and dark glasses. Jesus tribes. Tribes that celebrate spring by taking the ol' RV out to the river. Tribes that dress up like vampires and go to Disneyland.
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