Past News Articles 2007
October 23, 2007 -- Temecula, CA
Fleeing Evacuees Fill Hotels to Capacity
As hundreds of thousands of people are being evacuated from firestorms ravaging north San Diego County, many are finding refuge in Southwest Riverside County hotels.
A check of area hotels Monday afternoon found harried clerks but few vacant rooms.
October, 2007 -- Murrieta, CA
Pechanga Invests in the Future
Murrieta Valley and Vista Murrieta High Schools each received $50,000 donation checks from Pechanga Development Corporation. In presenting the $50,000 check to Murrieta Valley High School at a recent pep rally, Pechanga Tribal Council member Mark Luker said, "We are sharing our good fortune and we know it will be spent wisely and students will go on to be leaders in our valley and make us proud."
July 31, 2007 -- California State Capitol
House approves bill that would give Pechanga tribe 1,178 acres
A bill that would give 1,178 acres of federal land to the Pechanga Band of Luiseņo Indians passed the House and now goes to the Senate, Rep. Darrell Issa announced Tuesday.
The legislation would transfer acreage in Riverside and San Diego counties from the Bureau of Land Management to the tribe to preserve lands that are culturally and historically significant, said Issa, R-Vista.
July 31, 2007 -- Temecula, CA
House OK's bill transferring federal land to Pechanga tribe
Temecula's Pechanga tribe would get more than 1.7 square miles of federal land, some of it in San Diego County, under a bill passed by the House of Representatives on Monday.
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, had been pushing for the land transfer for several years without success. The bill now goes to the Senate. Its prospects are uncertain, although an Issa spokesman said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, has been working on the bill.
April 19, 2007 -- Sacramento, CA
Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement Regarding Senate Approval of Tribal Gaming Compacts
Governor Schwarzenegger issued the following statement after the Senate approved the new gaming compact for the Yurok tribe and the five amended tribal gaming compacts for the Morongo, Pechanga, Sycuan, Agua Caliente and San Manuel tribes:
"I applaud the Senate for approving the compacts I negotiated in good faith with these sovereign nations. I believe these compacts are good for the state, the tribes and the local communities. While each compact is unique, we have been able to enhance collaboration between local governments, mitigate environmental impacts and generate significant revenue for the state."
"I urge the Assembly to quickly adopt these compacts which will bring in hundreds of millions of dollars to the state in funds for education, health care and public safety. Every additional day of delay costs the state millions of dollars for critical services that Californians rely upon."
JANUARY 3, 2007 -- SACRAMENTO, CAPress Release
California Nations Indian Gaming Association Presents 12th Annual Western Indian Gaming Conference (WIGC)
Source: California Nations Indian Gaming Association
The California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) announces the 12th Annual Western Indian Gaming Conference (WIGC) to be held Tuesday January 16th through Thursday January 18th at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California.