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California
City opposes Soboba Band land-into-trust


The city council in San Jacinto, California, is opposing plans by the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians to acquire 535 acres for a gaming project.

The city cited a rash of violence on the reservation in opposing the tribe's land-into-trust application. Three tribal members were killed by Riverside County Sheriff's deputies over the course of a week earlier this month.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is preparing an environmental impact statement for the project.

Get the Story:
San Jacinto asks Soboba Band to drop effort to add land to its reservation (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 5/29)
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Federal Register Notice:
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians' Proposed Trust Acquisition and Casino/Hotel Project, City of San Jacinto, Riverside County, CA (December 14, 2007)