Harrah's Betting Big

Rincon reservation resort gets new name, more hotel rooms, convention venue in $160M expansion - By Lori Weisberg- UT San Diego - March 6, 2014 Not content to cater just to Southern Californians, the Rincon Indian tribe is getting ready to debut an ambitious $160 million expansion of its Harrah’s-branded resort that it hopes will help elevate it as a world-class destination. Now at 1,065 rooms, the newly named Harrah’s Resort Southern California on Valley Center Road just south of Highway 76 will be the fourth-biggest hotel property in the county, just edging out the Sheraton Hotel and Marina on Harbor Island. It will also be the largest American Indian casino/resort in California in terms


Governor Jerry Brown has pledged his strong support for the San Luis Rey Indian Water Authority in the organization’s battle with the Interior and Justice Departments. The California Governor met March 17th with Rincon Chairman Bo Mazzetti, LaJolla Chairwoman LaVonne Peck, and Ken Salazar, former Secretary of the Interior, now chief legal counsel for SLRIWA. Also attending the meeting were Cynthia Gomez, the Governor’s Tribal Advisor, and Joe Dillon, Senior Advisor to the Governor. The meeting with the Governor focused on HR 4265, a new bill soon to be submitted in the House of Representatives. The bill is presently co-sponsored by Duncan Hunter (R); George Miller (D); Ken Calvert (R); Scott


Rincon Band member Tishmall Turner has been appointed to the Palomar Health Foundation Board. Tishmall is the Tribal Liaison for Cal State University San Marcos, and also chairperson of the Contributions Committee. “I was honored when asked to join the board,” said Tishmall. “I am excited to be part of an organization that invests so much energy and passion in making our region a better place for everyone.” Last year the Band made a gift of $100,000 to the Palomar Health Foundation. “Palomar Pomerado Hospital has been good to Rincon families in important moments in our lives, and the $100,000 gift is our way of saying, ‘thank you,’” said Tishmall, adding that the donation is also an investme

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