Friday, August 19, 2016

Today's Press Conference — Jamul's Hollywood "Horror" Casino

Supervisor Jacob speaks and moderates. Puts State agencies on notice "they will have blood on their hands..."). Great show of media— Channel 8, KPBS, KUSI, FOX, and more. Also SD UNior Trib and other print media. 

Watch online: Will update as videos are posted by news agencies.

Channel Eight—

Thursday, August 11, 2016



By Miriam Raftery—

August 10,2016 (Jamul) – Signs posted by Cal Trans along State Route 94 are warning motorists to expect traffic delays August 15-22 due to ”events.”  [ED NOTE: The dates were changed to AUG 22-29 yesterday morning—No official date has been made public.]

According to a Cal Trans press release posted on the Jamul Indian Village website, Caltrans issued a permit to the Jamul Indian Village for traffic control on SR-94/Campo Road related to the installation of a new temporary traffic signal at the intersection of SR-94 and Daisy Drive.

The signal will flash all yellow beginning Wednesday to alert motorists about the change. The signal will be fully activated to “red-yellow-green” phasing the week of Aug. 15.

Work will continue on the intersection for signing and striping. Motorists are advised to look for changeable message signs and traffic flaggers to provide guidance through the area. Speed in the construction zone has been reduced to 45 MPH. The work is privately funded as part of the Jamul Indian Village Access Improvement Project on SR-94.

Last Week— Two Crashes Closed SR-94


By Miriam Raftery
August 11, 2016 (Jamul) — On August 5th, a head-on crash between a big-rig and three other vehicles at the steel bridge on State Route 94 near Jamacha shut down the highway for several hours. A truck lost a rear axle. One car flipped, another partially over the side,” says Kim Hamilton, Deerhorn Valley Antler editor, who cancelled family dinner plans due to the delay. ”Cars were going the wrong way, no law enforcement,” she told ECM.

Hamilton and other residents of rural towns reliant on SR 94 as their primary access and exit route are livid over what they say was inadequate notice over the crash—the latest in a long string of bad accidents on the route.

The incident did appear on the California Highway incident webpage, which stated that a SIG Alert was issued at 1:35 p.m. But the CHP did not issue a Tweet or e-mail alert, and Cal Trans’ SIG ALERT site never listed the accident, according to Hamilton. ECM follows the CHP and Cal Trans on Twitter and did not receive any alerts on this accident.          MORE:

Monday, August 1, 2016

Latest Court Decision May Predict Trouble for Jamul's "Graveyard" Casino

A federal court decision just handed down ruled against the under-construction, $1 BILLION Mashpee Tribal Casino in Massachusetts. Look at the striking similarities to Jamul Hollywood $350 million "Graveyard" Casino:
Construction began on the $1 BILLION "First Light Casino and Destination Resort" three months ago.

(on first reading by a non-lawyer!)

Like Jamul Indian Village—casino construction is already underway (3 months).
LIke Jamul Indian Village—the land does NOT qualify for gambling.
LIke Jamul Indian Village—the Mashpee tribe was NOT recognized under 1934 Indian Reorganization Act; therefore its land is not eligible for gambling.

Most importantly—
Jamulians Against the Casino (JAC) vs. Jamul Indian Village (JIV) HAS NOT YET BEEN HEARD in Federal Court.

"Plans by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to build the $1 billion First Light Resort & Casino in the southeastern Massachusetts city of Taunton could be in jeopardy after a federal judge ruled against the federal government’s 2015 land-into-trust decision...
"In his ruling, [Federal Court Judge] Young declared that the Department Of The Interior had lacked the authority to approve the land-into-trust application from the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe as the tribe had not been federally recognized at the time the landmark 1934 Indian Reorganization Act was passed. He cited the 2009 decision from the United States Supreme Court in the case of Carcieri v Salazar and claimed that tribes could only be eligible for a reservation if they had held an official relationship with the federal government at the time this legislation was ratified."…/Bsor5BOAVqnv6ILtuV…/story.html

Saturday, July 23, 2016


At 11:15 AM it's already 99-degrees at The Elenas. 
Top photo is from National Weather Service. Bottom photo is Deerhorn Valley Meso-West monitor.
Stay cool, folks! Provide lots of water for peeps and animals...