Melinda Powelson

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Jamul – last bastion of civilization on the 94

Casino, Hollenbeck Canyon, early hostile Indians, brush fire

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 ...

Has Bishop McKinney fleeced his flock?

St. Stephen's Church of God in Christ money woes

George McKinney likes to recall how he started his church with $75 borrowed from the Beneficial Finance Company. He used the money to rent the basement of an Encanto pizza parlor and within a short ...

R.O. Peterson's funeral served to underscore the overcrowding at Fort Rosecrans.

At the military cemetery, you can't take much with you

“Right now there are 500 deceased veterans from San Diego and around the country waiting to be placed in the wall. R.O. Peterson is 500th on a 500-person list to receive the honor.”

Jamul Residents Wage Indian Blood Battle over Gaming Site

San Diego anthropologist Dr. Florence Shipek enlisted by tribe.

The Jamul tribe announced it had entered into a preliminary management agreement with Station Casinos, Inc., of Las Vegas. Company officials said the gaming center would initially feature high-stakes bingo, off-track betting, and pull tabs