Rincon chairman testifies at state capitol hearing

The California State Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife, chaired by Marc Levine, held a hearing on February 2 on Proposition 1, California’s Water Bond: The Water Quality, Supply & Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014. Rincon Tribal Chairman Bo Mazzetti was one of two state tribal leaders, together with Craig Tucker of the Karuk Tribe, requested to testify before the Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee. On November 4, 2014, voters approved Proposition 1 with 67% of the vote. Proposition 1, also referred to as the “Water Bond” provides $7.545 billion in general obligation bond funding for various water-related projects and programs. Voter approval of Proposition 1 provides perm

Tribal casino’s sustainability efforts make others “green” with envy, but in a good way

Harrah’s Southern California Resort employees do clean up at Lake Wohlford. In a world where many talk the talk about being “green,” the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians and Harrah’s Southern California Resort also walk the walk. It has been said that it’s not easy being green, and that is certainly true, but the Rincon tribe’s quiet insistence on making a statement with the sustainability features at Harrah’s has made it seem effortless—even if it has taken a lot of work, planning and investment of millions of dollars. It also part of an ongoing effort that happens not just during Earth Week, but all during the rest of the year. Harrah’s sustainability efforts include a solar plant that

Oceanside City Council recognizes Rincon Tribal Council for Earth Day contribution

The Oceanside city council congratulates the Rincon tribal council. Shown (from left) Mayor Jim Woods, Alfonso Kolb Rincon Council, Steve Stallings, Laurie Gonzalez, (all Rincon Council), Tishmall Turner vice chairman, Rincon Council, Bo Mazzetti, chairman and Oceanside staffers responsible for planning and implementing Earth Month and Earth Day in the city. The Oceanside City Council issued an April-Earth Month Proclamation, during which they recognized the five-member tribal council of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians for the band’s contribution to the city’s Earth Day Festival at the Council meeting on April 5. Oceanside’s Earth Day festival was April 22 in downtown Oceanside. Mayor Jim

River Walk adds to Harrah’s experience

Visitors and guests to the Harrah’s Resort and Casino can now find a measure of peace and tranquility away from the noise and action of the casino floor by stepping out to the River Walk that parallels the San Luis Rey River. Visitors can enter the River Walk just south of the Travel Plaza on the west side of the bridge crossing the river, or just west of the parking lot at the main entrance to the casino The trail winds along the river northward in the direction of the kiosk, sports complex and Tribal Hall. The round trip from the bridge to the Tribal Hall and back is 2.2 miles – a very easy walk on flat ground that is accessible for most everyone, including the elderly as well as younger c

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