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Jamul – last bastion of civilization on the 94

Casino, Hollenbeck Canyon, early hostile Indians, brush fire

"The tribe in Jamul specifically requires that to be a member, you had to have half-blood or more." - Image by Joe Klein
"The tribe in Jamul specifically requires that to be a member, you had to have half-blood or more."
  • Jamul Residents Wage Indian Blood Battle over Gaming Site

  • The Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs is asking a lot of questions about the Jamul Indian Village. The government agency has launched an investigation to determine whether or not the tribe has enough Indian ancestry to merit federal recognition. The inquiry could halt the tribe’s plans to build a multimillion dollar gaming facility on its six-acre reservation.
  • By Melinda Powelson, Jan. 20, 1994
Randy Terry: "We only have a two-lane highway, and we have a ‘dark skies’ community."
  • Jamul's newly opened Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area

  • The acquisition of approximately 3500 acres of Daley Ranch property near Jamul last year by California's Wildlife Conservation Board led to the establishment of the Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area, now being managed by the California Department of Fish and Game. About half of the property remains closed to the public, while the remaining half is open to hiking, horseback riding, and seasonal bird hunting (late October through January).
  • By Jerry Schad, June 6, 2002
  • We Did Not Want a Monstrosity

  • Out in Jamul, about a mile past the Simpson's nursery complex, just past the fire station, and before the small town gives way to open grassland, a cluster of prefabricated and trailer homes crown a hillock to the southwest of the road. A quarter of the way up the hillside behind the village, a tiny white church stands in contrast to the gray-green chaparral behind it. A cluster of gravestones is just visible from the road. A sign along the road announces that this is the Jamul Indian Village.
  • By Ernie Grimm, July 3, 2002
  • The Jamul Incident

  • A band of natives, some bareback on horses, others sprinting, swarmed across the cornfield, killing the servant. Through the tall reeds and sycamores at Dulzura Creek, Léiva heard horses’ hooves pound for the corral, where Camacho, unarmed, ran for shelter. He found none and died amid shouts and slashes.
  • By Jeff Smith, July 9, 2008
  • Fire Up, Power Down

  • Residents on Sloane Canyon Road in Jamul spent several tense hours on Friday, August 28, waiting as fire crews worked feverishly to extinguish a brush fire burning at the rural dirt road’s only entrance and exit. The blaze began at approximately 2:40 p.m. at the intersection of Lawson Valley Road and Sloane Canyon Road.
  • By Cindy Winslow, Aug. 30, 2009
  • Jamul and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch

  • Jamul is a little-regarded and gravely misrepresented speck of San Diego geography. Those “in the know” will drop names like “the Greek Sombrero,” “El Campo,” and may occasionally lend an esoteric nod to “the Haven” or even “the Hideaway.” Some may see the place as the last bastion of civilization on outbound 94.
  • By Chad Deal, Nov. 25, 2009
  • Jamul tribe denies casino imploding

  • The Jamul Tribe casino is advertising more than 30 job openings, which seems to dispel the notion that the casino is imploding. At the end of May, the Penn National Gaming Corp., which owns the Hollywood casinos chain of 27 gambling properties, finished handing over management of the casino on Campo Road, Highway 94, about 15 miles from Chula Vista and 20 miles from downtown. The investors handed the casino, built in 2016, over to the Jamul Indian Village Development Corp.
  • By Marty Graham, June 20, 2018
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"The tribe in Jamul specifically requires that to be a member, you had to have half-blood or more." - Image by Joe Klein
"The tribe in Jamul specifically requires that to be a member, you had to have half-blood or more."
  • Jamul Residents Wage Indian Blood Battle over Gaming Site

  • The Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs is asking a lot of questions about the Jamul Indian Village. The government agency has launched an investigation to determine whether or not the tribe has enough Indian ancestry to merit federal recognition. The inquiry could halt the tribe’s plans to build a multimillion dollar gaming facility on its six-acre reservation.
  • By Melinda Powelson, Jan. 20, 1994
Randy Terry: "We only have a two-lane highway, and we have a ‘dark skies’ community."
  • Jamul's newly opened Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area

  • The acquisition of approximately 3500 acres of Daley Ranch property near Jamul last year by California's Wildlife Conservation Board led to the establishment of the Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area, now being managed by the California Department of Fish and Game. About half of the property remains closed to the public, while the remaining half is open to hiking, horseback riding, and seasonal bird hunting (late October through January).
  • By Jerry Schad, June 6, 2002
  • We Did Not Want a Monstrosity

  • Out in Jamul, about a mile past the Simpson's nursery complex, just past the fire station, and before the small town gives way to open grassland, a cluster of prefabricated and trailer homes crown a hillock to the southwest of the road. A quarter of the way up the hillside behind the village, a tiny white church stands in contrast to the gray-green chaparral behind it. A cluster of gravestones is just visible from the road. A sign along the road announces that this is the Jamul Indian Village.
  • By Ernie Grimm, July 3, 2002
  • The Jamul Incident

  • A band of natives, some bareback on horses, others sprinting, swarmed across the cornfield, killing the servant. Through the tall reeds and sycamores at Dulzura Creek, Léiva heard horses’ hooves pound for the corral, where Camacho, unarmed, ran for shelter. He found none and died amid shouts and slashes.
  • By Jeff Smith, July 9, 2008
  • Fire Up, Power Down

  • Residents on Sloane Canyon Road in Jamul spent several tense hours on Friday, August 28, waiting as fire crews worked feverishly to extinguish a brush fire burning at the rural dirt road’s only entrance and exit. The blaze began at approximately 2:40 p.m. at the intersection of Lawson Valley Road and Sloane Canyon Road.
  • By Cindy Winslow, Aug. 30, 2009
  • Jamul and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch

  • Jamul is a little-regarded and gravely misrepresented speck of San Diego geography. Those “in the know” will drop names like “the Greek Sombrero,” “El Campo,” and may occasionally lend an esoteric nod to “the Haven” or even “the Hideaway.” Some may see the place as the last bastion of civilization on outbound 94.
  • By Chad Deal, Nov. 25, 2009
  • Jamul tribe denies casino imploding

  • The Jamul Tribe casino is advertising more than 30 job openings, which seems to dispel the notion that the casino is imploding. At the end of May, the Penn National Gaming Corp., which owns the Hollywood casinos chain of 27 gambling properties, finished handing over management of the casino on Campo Road, Highway 94, about 15 miles from Chula Vista and 20 miles from downtown. The investors handed the casino, built in 2016, over to the Jamul Indian Village Development Corp.
  • By Marty Graham, June 20, 2018
Hollywood Casino grand opening
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