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6/30/2020

article San Manuel Casino prohibits indoor smoking, limits alcohol service
(California) -- San Manuel Casino announced that it was temporarily prohibiting smoking indoors and limiting alcohol service only to people playing at slots and table...

6/25/2020

article CEO for San Manuel Band of Mission Indians steps down
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced Wednesday that its chief executive officer, Loren Gill, had stepped down. Gill stepped into the position...
press release San Manuel Band of Mission Indians CEO steps down
(California) -- “The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians today announced that Loren Gill, the chief executive officer, has stepped down. Loren has developed what we...

6/23/2020

article Tribal Communities Adapt to Life Under COVID-19
(California) -- Bridging tribal tradition with contemporary life can be a challenge, but for Running Bear Ramirez, it all goes hand in hand with his position as a leader...

6/19/2020

article Casino Insider: San Manuel Casino is the final tribal casino to reopen
(California) -- Once San Manuel Casino opened its doors Monday afternoon, all of the region’s tribal-owned casinos were officially back in business and welcoming...

6/18/2020

article San Manuel Casino reopens
(California) -- After spending three months closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, San Manuel Casino reopened to the general public on Monday, June 15, with numerous...

6/16/2020

article Loma Linda University Health and San Manuel partner for health screening curriculum
(California) -- A new curriculum was established at the Loma Linda University’s San Manuel Gateway College that is specifically designed to help protect the...
article San Manuel Casino reopens with safety protocols in place
(California) -- San Manuel Casino reopened its doors to the public on Monday, June 15, 2020 with safety measures in place after a 3-month closure due to the coronavirus...

6/15/2020

article San Manuel Casino has reopened and here’s what it’s like
(California) -- For the hundreds of people who lined up in San Manuel Casino’s parking garage shortly before noon on Monday, June 15, a totally different...
article San Manuel Casino reopens Monday after monthslong coronavirus-related closure
(California) -- San Manuel Casino in Highland reopened Monday for the first time since closing in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The casino, located at 777 San...

6/12/2020

article San Manuel Casino to open Monday with new safety guidelines and procedures
(California) -- San Manuel Casino will open in phases to the public starting 15 June. This reopening comes three months after the California tribal casino was the first...

6/8/2020

article San Manuel band to work with Loma Linda University Health to reopen casino
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will partner with Loma Linda University Health to reopen its casino in the Highland area. For decades, Loma Linda...
article San Manuel Casino to reopen June 15
(California) -- San Manuel Casino will reopen to the general public with the implementation of a new health and safety plan at noon on Monday, June 15, according to a...

6/6/2020

article San Manuel Casino to reopen June 15, 3 months after closing amid COVID-19 pandemic
(California) -- San Manuel Casino in San Bernardino County announced Friday it will reopen to the public on June 15, three months after closing its doors amid the COVID-...

6/5/2020

article San Manuel Casino to reopen to the public June 15
(California) -- San Manuel Casino announced Friday that it will be opening to the general public on Monday, June 15 with safety precautions in place after three months...

5/22/2020

article San Manuel Public Safety officer extracts victim from burning crash
(California) -- San Manuel Department of Public Safety Officer Joseph Morris unexpectedly assisted an unconscious passenger out of a totaled, burning vehicle on Sunday,...

5/21/2020

article San Manuel Casino extends coronavirus closure, implements furloughs and layoffs
(California) -- San Manuel Casino announced Thursday, May 21, that the casino’s closure because of the novel coronavirus pandemic will be extended into June and...

5/19/2020

article ‘No Compromise on Safety’: New San Manuel Chairman
(California) -- When it comes to reopening its casino, California’s San Manuel Tribe is in no hurry. Kenneth Ramirez, recently elected tribal chairman (being sworn...

5/3/2020

article San Manuel provides thousands of meals to seniors, medical workers, homeless people
(California) -- San Manuel Casino is temporarily closed during the coronavirus pandemic, but its culinary team has been working through the month of April preparing...

4/28/2020

article San Manuel Again Extends Closure Even as San Bernardino County Coronavrius Death Toll Steadies
(California) -- San Manuel Casino, one of the giants of Southern California’s tribal gaming landscape, is extending its coronavirus-induced closure for a third...

4/27/2020

article San Manuel extends casino closure to May 31 due to coronavirus crisis
(California) -- San Manuel Casino near Highland will remain closed through at least May 31, the tribe announced Monday, April 27, as the coronavirus pandemic continues...
article Ramos town hall to focus on tribal infrastructure gaps, successes during present and future crises
(California) -- Assemblyman James Ramos, a Democrat from Highland, will hold a tele-town hall from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, with a tribal representative and state...

4/19/2020

article Raiders' Move to Las Vegas Has Led to Ridiculous Increase in Corporate Money
(Las Vegas) -- Some teams need a jersey change, new stadium, or QB shuffle to wake them up after a long period of doldrums. In the case of the Las Vegas Raiders,...

4/16/2020

article San Manuel elects Ken Ramirez as chairman
(California) -- Kenneth Ramirez, newly elected chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and other Business Committee members, were sworn in Tuesday, April 14...

4/15/2020

article Southern California’s San Manuel Tribe elects Ken Ramirez as chairman
(California) -- Kenneth Ramirez, who served five terms as tribal secretary for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, was sworn in Tuesday as the Southern California...

4/14/2020

press release San Manuel elects Ken Ramirez as Chairman
(California) -- Mr. Kenneth Ramirez, newly elected Chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and other Business Committee members, were sworn in today by San...

4/13/2020

article San Manuel Casino provides over 5,000 meals to community
(California) -- San Manuel Casino may be temporarily closed, but their culinary team is hard at work preparing meals for medical professionals, senior citizens and the...

4/9/2020

article San Manuel extends casino closure
(California) -- On Friday, April 3, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians extended the closure of San Manuel Casino. In a statement from the business committee, they...

4/4/2020

article San Manuel Pushes Temporary Closure Through April 30, Promises no Layoffs
(California) -- For a second time, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is extending the closure of its eponymous Southern California gaming property, citing the need...

4/3/2020

article San Manuel Casino extends coronavirus closure, adjusts staff pay
(California) -- San Manuel Casino near Highland has extended its temporary closure due to the novel coronavirus through the end of April, tribal officials announced...

3/23/2020

article San Manuel Casino in Highland to extend coronavirus closure
(California) -- San Manuel Casino near Highland announced Monday, March 23, that it was extending its closure into mid-April to protect the health and safety of the...

3/14/2020

article San Manuel Casino will close down from March 15 to March 31
(California) -- San Manuel Casino in Highland will shut down from March 15 to March 31 as a response to the coronavirus emergency, the casino announced on March 14.

3/5/2020

article Santos Manuel, leader and namesake for honored tribe
(California) -- In February, Highland’s Historic and Cultural Preservation Board named the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians the 2020 Citrus Harvest Festival...

2/26/2020

article San Manuel’s $9M donation to UNLV furthers Indian gaming education and tribal presence
(Las Vegas) -- Minutes after I posted news of the $9 million donation to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas by California’s San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, a...

2/24/2020

article Empowering the Future Careers of Native American Students
(California) -- About 60 miles east of Los Angeles, in the heart of what’s known as the Inland Empire, sits a vibrant, highly successful modern-day casino replete...
article San Manuel gift galvanizes tribal gaming and law programs at University of Nevada Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The University of Las Vegas Nevada announced Friday a $9 million gift from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians that will position the university as the...
article California Tribe Deny Vegas Casino Move (sub req)
(Las Vegas) -- Penn National wants to sell the Tropicana, while casinos operated by Caesars Entertainment are reportedly up for sale ahead of its $17.3bn merger with...

2/23/2020

article UNLV Hospitality, Law Schools Receive $9M Donation from San Manuel Indians for Tribal Gaming Studies
(California) -- The UNLV hospitality and law schools have received a $9 million donation from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians to further education in the areas of...

2/21/2020

press release $9 Million Gift Galvanizes Tribal Gaming And Law Programs At UNLV
(Nevada) -- UNLV today announced a $9 million gift from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians that will position the university as the nation's leading source for...
article California tribe donates $9M to UNLV Hospitality, Law schools
(Nevada) -- A California Indian tribe known in Southern Nevada as a major sponsor of Las Vegas sports franchises is donating $9 million to UNLV. The San Manuel Band of...
article UNLV announces $9 million donation to spur development of tribal gaming programs in hospitality, law schools
(Nevada) -- UNLV administrators announced Friday a $9 million donation from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, a Southern-California-based tribe that operates a...

2/18/2020

press release Inland Empire Magazine Readers Name San Manuel Casino "Best Casino" for Third Consecutive Year
(California) -- San Manuel Casino continues to be a favorite amongst Inland Empire Magazine readers, winning "Best Casino" for the third straight year in their...

2/14/2020

article San Manuel Band is donating $5.9 million for native student programs at U of R over the next five years
(California) -- Building upon its long-established leadership commitment to native students in the region, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians recently awarded the...

2/6/2020

article Native American gift will help Arizona State University renovate Los Angeles building
(Arizona) -- Arizona State University will get a $5 million donation from a California-based Native American tribe to help renovate the university’s historic...

2/3/2020

article San Manuel donates $1 million to 'significantly advance' Indian Country Today's mission
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has awarded a $1 million grant to Indian Country Today that will be used to help fund a weekly national newscast...
article CA-Based Native American Tribe Gives University $5M for Renovation of Historic Downtown L.A. Building, School Program
(California) -- A California-based Native American tribe has given Arizona State University $5 million to help renovate a historic downtown Los Angeles building used by...
press release Arizona State University Law receives $5 million in support of new Los Angeles building, Indian Legal Program
(Arizona) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians made a $5 million gift to Arizona State University to provide for the renovation of the historic Herald Examiner...

2/2/2020

article California tribe gives $5 million for ASU program, building
(California) -- The tribe, based near the cities of San Bernardino and Highland, operates a southern California casino. The tribe’s Chairwoman Lynn Valbuena said the...

1/27/2020

article San Manuel shows appreciation to Inland Empire wildfire first responders
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians hosted first responders from San Bernardino, Redlands, Highland, Yucaipa and Loma Linda at the Bear Springs Hotel...

1/23/2020

article San Manuel tribe hosts appreciation event for Inland Empire first responders
(California) -- First responders from the Inland Empire were treated to lunch at a special appreciation day Thursday following a busy and intense fire season in 2019....

1/22/2020

article San Manuel Casino opens expanded gift shop
(California) -- San Manuel Casino reopened its first floor gift shop Thursday, Jan. 16, after nearly tripling its size. The Puuhia’t Roadrunner gift shop, located...

1/9/2020

article San Manuel Casino Looking to Hire Hundreds
(California) -- San Manuel Casino will be holding a hiring event on Saturday, Jan. 11, to fill several hundred positions. The casino is looking for employees for several...

12/27/2019

article Casino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant
(California) -- There’s been a lot of construction rising all around San Manuel Casino, including a six-story parking garage and the start of a hotel as the...

12/26/2019

article Several tribes gather for the 24th San Manuel Powwow
(California) -- Hundreds of dancers from across North America gathered at the 24th San Manuel Powwow over the weekend at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino. Displaying...

12/21/2019

article San Manuel Casino Goes Big in Bid to Lure High Rollers, Introduces $25,000 Table Games, $1,000 Slots
(California) -- The new gaming area – High Limit Tables and High Limit Slots – features 15 tables of baccarat, double-deck 3:2 blackjack, and six-deck...

12/20/2019

article There’s a $10,000 cocktail on the menu at San Manuel Casino
(California) -- If you want to know what $10,000 tastes like in cocktail form, San Manuel Casino in Highland has an answer. Mixologists Christopher Rosano and Joey...
article Several tribes gather for the 24th San Manuel Powwow
(California) -- Hundreds of dancers from across North America gathered at the 24th San Manuel Powwow over the weekend at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino. Displaying...
press release San Manuel Casino Opens Newest High-End Gaming And Dining Experiences
(California) -- San Manuel Casino today announced the opening of its newest high limit gaming space – High Limit Tables and High Limit Slots – plus its newest culinary...

12/19/2019

press release San Manuel tribe awards $1.1 million for wildfire recovery
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, in partnership with government agencies, a coalition of nonprofits and tribal governments are supporting broad...

11/28/2019

article Raiders, California tribe sign stadium partnership
(Nevada) -- A second casino company has become a founding corporate sponsor of Allegiant Stadium, but it is one many Southern Nevadans may not know. The San Manuel Band...

11/27/2019

article San Manuel Casino opens new parking structure, part of $550 million expansion
(California) -- San Manuel Casino has opened a new parking garage as part of a multi-phase expansion project, according to posts on the casino’s social media...

11/22/2019

article San Manuel Band of Mission Indians supports re-election of James Ramos to California Assembly
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians today announced its full support and endorsement for the re-election of Assembly Member James Ramos (AD 40). Upon...

10/30/2019

article $1.3M grant allows UCLA’s tribal legal clinic to become operational year-round
(California) -- The doors of UCLA’s tribal legal clinic, which allows law students to work directly with tribes to develop legal institutions, will soon be open...

10/26/2019

article HISTORY: 100 years ago in Redlands: Funeral rites held for Santos Manuel who lived more than a century
(California) -- Indians for many miles around gathered today to participate in funeral rites for Captain Manuel, oldest Indian of San Bernardino Valley, who is dead at...

10/21/2019

press release San Manuel donates over half a million dollars to Los Angeles, Inland Empire organizations fighting breast cancer
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and San Manuel Casino announced today they will donate more than half a million dollars to several non-profit...

10/19/2019

article Tribe enters partnership with Raiders on Las Vegas stadium
(Las Vegas) -- The NFL Raiders franchise is partnering with a tribal casino on its still under-construction football stadium in Las Vegas. The Raiders announced in a...

10/17/2019

article James Ramos: CA’s first Native American state lawmaker
(California) -- For California’s Native Americans, times change — but sometimes very slowly. One big change: the historic election of James C. Ramos, 52 to...

10/16/2019

article Oakland Raiders partner with Indian casino on Las Vegas sponsorship
(California) -- Las Vegas has no shortage of casinos but the latest sponsor of the new Oakland Raiders stadium is, in fact, a casino from California. San Manuel Casino...
article Raiders to partner with casino for new Las Vegas stadium
(Las Vegas) -- The Raiders are partnering with a California-based tribal casino on their new stadium in Las Vegas. The Raiders say the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians...
article San Manuel Band brings casino name to new NFL stadium
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has entered into a partnership to put its casino name on a new stadium for the Raiders professional football team.

10/15/2019

article Raiders and Allegiant Stadium announce partnership with Southern California casino
(Las Vegas) -- The Raiders and Allegiant Stadium announced Monday that they have partnered with Southern California’s San Manuel Casino. Raiders President Marc...
article Raiders, California tribe sign stadium partnership
(Las Vegas) -- A second casino company has become a founding corporate sponsor of Allegiant Stadium, but it is one many Southern Nevadans may not know.
article San Manuel Casino announces 2020 sponsorship of Raiders
(Las Vegas) -- The Raiders and Allegiant Stadium announced a partnership with the San Manuel Casino on Monday. According to a release from Allegiant Stadium, Raiders...

10/14/2019

article San Manuel Casino signs on as a Founding Partner of Allegiant Stadium and Proud Partner of the Raiders
(Las Vegas) -- San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced today a partnership with Allegiant Stadium and the Raiders. The partnership designates San Manuel Casino as a...
article VIDEO: Raiders Announce New Sponsorship With San Manuel Casino
(Las Vegas) -- The Raiders announce a new sponsorship deal with San Manuel Casino for when the team moves to Las Vegas in 2020.

10/9/2019

article Anaheim Ducks expands partnership with San Manuel Casino
(California) -- The Anaheim Ducks and San Manuel Casino have expanded their 13-year long partnership, with the addition of the newly created San Manuel Casino Winner...

10/8/2019

press release San Manuel Casino extend partnership with Anaheim Ducks
(California) -- The Anaheim Ducks and San Manuel Casino announced today an expansion of their 13-year long partnership, which adds the newly created "The San Manuel...

10/6/2019

article 50 Inland teachers celebrate California Native American Day at conference hosted by San Manuel
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians last month hosted more than 50 fourth-grade teachers from the Inland Empire for the tribe’s annual...

10/3/2019

press release San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Awards $1.3 Million Grant to UCLA Law to Advance Justice on Tribal Lands
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has awarded a grant of more than $1.3 million to UCLA School of Law to help strengthen legal institutions in...

9/26/2019

press release San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Establishes Executive Leadership Cabinet
(California) -- San Manuel Band of Mission Indians CEO, Loren Gill, announced today the formation of an Executive Leadership Cabinet (ELC) which will support the Tribe...

9/23/2019

article Former FBI and security expert to head San Manuel Public Safety departments
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has announced that former Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Special Agent in Charge of Counterterrorism for...

9/20/2019

article This new Adam Levine-themed slot machine has ‘Moves Like Jagger’
(California) -- Not everybody has “Moves Like Jagger,” but a new video slot machine at San Manuel Casino does. The Highland casino recently announced the...

9/13/2019

article Ramos Bill to Curb Social Bullying Signed Into Law
(California) -- Assemblymember James C. Ramos is pleased to announce that his first bill, AB 34 concerning social bullying, has been signed into law by the Governor....

8/29/2019

press release San Manuel Names New Chief Physical Security Officer
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced today that former Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Special Agent in Charge of Counterterrorism for...

8/22/2019

article Oglala Sioux Tribe creates fire department
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Lakota Sioux Housing and San Manuel Mission Indian are in partnership to create a Structural Fire Department for the Pine Ridge Indian...

7/15/2019

press release Bills Improving Public Safety and Strengthening Tribal Cultural Preservation Signed Into Law
(California) -- The first two bills by Assemblymember James C. Ramos (Highland), AB 1183 and AB 1662, were signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. AB 1183 sets...

7/1/2019

article San Manuel Dept. of Public Safety helps kick off Pink Patch Project
(California) -- The San Manuel Department of Public Safety joined the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association (LACPCA) and public safety agencies across the...

6/27/2019

press release San Manuel Joins The Pink Patch Project
(California) -- The San Manuel Department of Public Safety joined the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association (LACPCA) and public safety agencies across the...

6/25/2019

article San Manuel Casino reveals more details about forthcoming hotel
(California) -- San Manuel Casino is eyeing the second quarter of 2021 to have a 450-room hotel, restaurants and a 3,000 seat event center all completed, San Manuel...

6/21/2019

article Casino Insider: You can taste a scotch worth $100,000 per bottle at this Southern California casino’s high limit room
(California) -- People who visit San Manuel Casino’s new high limit room, The Vault Gaming & Provisions, are probably prepared to drop a large sum of money on...

6/20/2019

article San Manuel prepares reservation for new tribal housing
(California) -- After the recent completion of grading the foothills overlooking west side of Highland, the housing development constructing 30-40 new homes in San...
press release Assemblymember Ramos’ Statement on California Indian Heritage
(California) -- Assemblymember James C. Ramos released the following statement following the blessing event at the California Indian Heritage Center site in West...

5/30/2019

article San Manuel Casino has a new steampunk-themed high limit room, and here are the details
(California) -- Tucked away from the main floor of table games and chiming slot machines at San Manuel Casino in Highland is a new high limit gaming space aiming to take...

5/26/2019

article BLOG: San Manuel Poker Room Closing Felt Like Losing a Friend
(California) -- It felt like the poker industry lost a family member on April 30. I was playing in the San Manuel poker room the night the final hand was dealt at...

5/22/2019

article What you need to know about San Manuel Casino’s new smoke-free slots area
(California) -- San Manuel Casino in Highland unveiled a new smoke-free slots area earlier this month with 90 different slot machines, according to casino officials....

5/20/2019

press release Long Beach Press-Telegram readers named San Manuel Casino Best Southern California
(California) -- Long Beach Press-Telegram readers named San Manuel Casino “Best Local Casino” for the second year in a row during their annual Press-Telegram Readers’...

4/24/2019

article Founding Leader of San Manuel Band of Mission Indians to be Honored By University of Redlands
(California) -- Santos Manuel, founding leader of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, will be posthumously awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters at...
article Founding Leader of San Manuel Band of Mission Indians to be Honored By University of Redlands
(California) -- Santos Manuel, founding leader of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, will be posthumously awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters at...

4/22/2019

article San Manuel honors non-profits with 11th annual Yawa' Awards
(California) -- On Thursday, April 18, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians honored the positive community impacts of four of its non-profit partners, presenting them...

4/19/2019

press release San Manuel Recognizes Four Inland Empire Nonprofits for Exceptional Work
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians hosted its 11th Annual Forging Hope Yawa’ Awards to celebrate the transformative work of nonprofits in the...

4/18/2019

press release San Manuel Band Of Mission Indians Taps Toni Pepper As Chief Information Technology Officer
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced today that Toni Pepper has been tapped to take on the role of Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO...

4/10/2019

press release San Manuel Casino Announces New COO
(California) -- San Manuel Casino announced that Kenji Hall has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. The announcement follows the promotion of Peter Arceo to...
article San Manuel Casino names new chief operating officer
(California) -- San Manuel Casino has promoted one of its employees to the position of chief operating officer, officials announced Wednesday. Kenji Hall, who previously...
press release San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Elects Business Committee Members
(California) -- Newly elected Business Committee members were sworn in by San Manuel Tribal Court Chief Justice Claudette C. White as the tribal officers began their...

4/5/2019

article Authorities find mobile counterfeiting lab in man’s car outside casino
(California) -- A North Hills man was arrested on suspicion of forgery after authorities found a mobile counterfeiting lab inside his car at a casino. Oganes Darmanchyan...

3/31/2019

press release San Manuel Casino names Arceo as General Manager
(California) -- San Manuel Casino announced today that Peter Arceo will officially fill the role of General Manager. This follows the most recent announcement that the...

3/29/2019

article San Manuel Casino names new general manager
(California) -- San Manuel Casino has a new general manager in former Chief Operating Officer Peter Arceo, officials announced Friday, March 29. Arceo will be in charge...
press release San Manuel Casino Names Peter Arceo General Manager
(California) -- San Manuel Casino announced today that Peter Arceo will officially fill the role of General Manager. This follows the most recent announcement that the...

3/25/2019

article San Manuel’s new CEO settles into role, sets goals
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has a new CEO in charge of both tribal government and business operations in Loren Gill. And while he may be new...

3/24/2019

article San Manuel Band of Mission Indians names new CEO
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of Southern California announced Friday that it has tabbed Loren Gill to be its new chief executive officer. Gill...

3/22/2019

article San Manuel Band of Mission Indians names new CEO
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced Friday that it had promoted San Manuel Casino’s general manager, Loren Gill, to be its chief...
press release San Manuel Names New CEO
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians today announced it has named Loren Gill as Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Jerry Peresa who was named CEO...

2/28/2019

article San Manuel Band of Mission Indians honored with Discover Lifetime Achievement Award
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians was honored with the Discover Lifetime Achievement Award for their outstanding dedication and tireless service to...

2/25/2019

article San Manuel Band of Mission Indians gifts $25 million to LLU Children’s Hospital
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians gifted Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital $25 million on Thursday night at the 26th Annual Children...

2/22/2019

article San Manuel Band announces $25 million gift to hospital in California
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is strengthening its relationship with the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital in southern California.
press release Assemblymember Ramos Appointed to Select Committee on Native American Affairs
(California) -- As the first California Native American elected to the State Legislature, Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland) has been Chair of the Select...

1/22/2019

press release San Manuel Casino awarded Responsible Gaming Silver Certification for 12th consecutive year
(California) -- For the 12th consecutive year, the California Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG) awarded San Manuel Casino the Responsible Gambling Silver Certification...

1/16/2019

press release San Manuel Casino earns responsible gambling award for 12th straight year
(California) -- For the 12th consecutive year, the California Council on Problem Gambling has awarded San Manuel Casino the Responsible Gambling Silver Certification....

1/15/2019

press release First Nations Receives $50,000 Grant from San Manuel Band of Mission Indians to Help Build the Fundraising Capacity of Native American Nonprofits
(California) -- First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has received a grant of $50,000 from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of Highland, California....

1/4/2019

article Five things learned from the November midterm in San Bernardino County
(California) -- The country might already be looking ahead to the 2020 presidential election, but a few things remain to be learned from the 2018 midterms. For one thing...

1/2/2019

article OP/ED: Knock. knock
(California) -- “There’s no heavier burden than great potential,” Charles Schultz via Linus van Pelt The new year is a time of resolve. Lose weight....

12/5/2018

article Oceanside recognizes San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians
(California) -- In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, City Council once again acknowledged the San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians at its Nov. 28 meeting...

12/3/2018

article James Ramos takes oath as Inland Empire’s new assemblymember, introduces first bill to address social bullying
(California) -- Among his family and close friends, James Ramos was sworn in today as State Assemblymember of the 40th Assembly District, making history as the first...

11/28/2018

article San Manuel Band of Mission Indians unveils reinvented Bear Springs Hotel
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians celebrated its newest business venture – Bear Springs Hotel – with a private ribbon cutting ceremony...

11/23/2018

article RAMOS: First Native American elected to the California Assembly says thank you
(California) -- November is the time of the year when holidays draw near, and we take time to reflect on those things for which we are thankful. This year my family and...

11/19/2018

article San Manuel tribe donates $1.28 million to UC Riverside’s Native American student programs
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians near Highland is giving UC Riverside a $1.28 million grant, partly to help fund its Gathering of the Tribes Summer...

11/13/2018

article San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Donates $1.28 Million to UCR Programs
(California) -- Over the past 13 years, more than 500 Native American high school students from across the country have gotten a taste of college life courtesy of a one-...

11/5/2018

press release San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, City of Highland and Highland Fire Department in cooperation with CAL FIRE celebrate new fire engine
(California) -- Leadership from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Highland Fire / CAL FIRE, and City of Highland along with students from the Public Safety Academy...

11/2/2018

press release San Manuel Donation of $1.75M Helps Highland Fire Department Protect the Community
(California) -- Leadership from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Highland Fire / CAL FIRE, and City of Highland along with students from the Public Safety Academy...

11/1/2018

article Vegas Golden Knights enter casino partnership with San Manuel
(California) -- The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Vegas Golden Knights have announced a new partnership with San Manuel Casino. Based in California, San Manuel...

10/3/2018

press release San Manuel Casino hosts UFC watch party
(California) -- San Manuel Casino, an Official Casino Sponsor for UFCÒ 229: KHABIB vs. MCGREGOR, will host a viewing party in the Tukut Lounge on Saturday, 6 October....

9/27/2018

article Tribe to celebrate Native American Day on Friday at Cal State
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will celebrate Native American Day from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at California State University, San...

9/19/2018

press release San Manuel Casino and Santa Anita Park extend partnership
(California) -- Two of Southern California’s premier entertainment facilities, San Manuel Casino and Santa Anita Park, have renewed their partnership for the 12th...

9/6/2018

article Aquinas High School Opens New San Manuel Performing Arts Center
(California) -- Special guests, alumni and dignitaries gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the cutting edge San Manuel Performing Arts Center at Aquinas High...

8/26/2018

article San Manuel Casino has a giant new blackjack table — here’s the deal
(California) -- Even as San Manuel Casino starts construction on a $550 million expansion, the Highland complex is still making changes inside its current gaming area...

8/16/2018

article Mexican street food at George Lopez’s San Manuel Casino restaurant is a winning bet
(California) -- Comedian George Lopez has lent his name to a restaurant at San Manuel Casino which translates as “cool, smart or hip.” The decor definitely...

8/9/2018

article San Manuel Casino Adds Executive Team Members
(California) -- San Manuel Casino today announced the appointment of Peter Arceo to Chief Operating Officer and the hire of Rikki Tanenbaum as Chief Marketing Officer.

7/31/2018

press release San Manuel Casino breaks ground on expansion project through Yaamava’
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians held a ceremony to officially begin its major expansion project through Yaamava’, a celebratory event and...

7/29/2018

article San Manuel Casino expansion heats up already hot SoCal market
(California) -- San Manuel Casino will break ground today on a $550 million expansion that will elevate the former San Bernardino County bingo hall into a major player...

7/28/2018

article San Manuel Band breaks ground on $550 million expansion at casino
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is finally bringing a hotel to its reservation in southern California as part of a $550 million casino expansion....

7/26/2018

article San Manuel Band breaks ground on $550 million expansion at casino
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is finally bringing a hotel to its reservation in southern California as part of a $550 million casino expansion....

7/25/2018

article San Manuel Casino expansion heats up already hot SoCal market
(California) -- San Manuel Casino will break ground today on a $550 million expansion that will elevate the former San Bernardino County bingo hall into a major player...
article San Manuel Casino’s $550 million expansion is underway and here’s what it includes
(California) -- San Manuel Casino is getting in on the Southern California casino resort game and celebrated breaking ground on its $550 million expansion project, which...

7/17/2018

press release San Manuel Casino adds new acts to Rock & Brews concert series
(California) -- The second half of San Manuel Casino’s 2018 concert series comes out swinging with popular contemporary swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on Friday,...

7/12/2018

press release San Manuel’s ‘All Thrill’ wins Telly
(California) -- San Manuel Casino’s “All Thrill” TV advertising campaign was recently honored with two 2018 Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honor...

7/11/2018

press release San Manuel Casino Is Awarded Best Casino In The Inland Empire
(California) -- The San Bernardino Sun, Redlands Daily Facts and Inland Valley Daily Bulletin readers recognized San Manuel Casino as the "Best Casino" in the...
press release San Manuel Casino wins two Telly Awards
(California) -- San Manuel Casino’s “All Thrill” TV advertising campaign was recently honored with two 2018 Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honor...

7/10/2018

article Put down the wine and pick up a cocktail at San Manuel Casino’s next pairing dinner
(California) -- San Manuel Casino’s upcoming pairing dinner doesn’t include a buttery chardonnay or a bold cabernet sauvignon, but rather craft cocktails....

7/9/2018

article Gene Simmons of Kiss settles suit alleging sexual battery at San Manuel Casino
(California) -- Rocker Gene Simmons has settled a lawsuit brought by a broadcaster who alleged Simmons made unwarranted sexual advances during an on-camera interview at...

6/21/2018

press release San Manuel Band names Vosloo chief financial officer
(California) -- Laurens Vosloo has been appointed chief financial officer the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Vosloo, who served as CFO for San Manuel Casino since...

6/19/2018

article The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Appoints New CFO
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Laurens Vosloo to the post of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the...

6/18/2018

article San Manuel has a new chief financial officer
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians on Monday, June 15, announced that Laurens Vosloo will be the tribe’s chief financial officer. Vosloo was...
press release Laurens Vosloo is New Chief Financial Officer of San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
(California) -- As of today, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Laurens Vosloo to the post of Chief Financial Officer (...

5/2/2018

article San Manuel Casino renews AEG deal
(California) -- For the 10th year, San Manuel Casino has renewed its agreement with AEG, which operates L.A. Live, Staples Center, StubHub Center along with the LA Kings...

4/24/2018

press release National Indian Gaming Association honors Lynn "Nay" Valbuena
(Las Vegas) -- The cultural event highlighted the Wednesday evening of Indian Gaming 2018 with the traditional dances that took to the stage as at the Westgate Las Vegas...

4/19/2018

article San Manuel swears in chairwoman
(California) -- Newly elected Business Committee members were sworn in by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians as the new tribal officers began their new, 2-year terms...

3/29/2018

article These Inland Empire nonprofits were recognized for their work by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
(California) -- Two Inland Empire nonprofits were honored for their philanthropic work by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians at the tribe’s 10th annual Forging...

3/21/2018

article San Manuel Yawa Awards celebrate nonprofits
(California) -- On the evening of March 15 San Manuel Band of Mission Indians brought together over 300 people from more than 100 nonprofits to celebrate the work they...

3/20/2018

press release San Manuel Band of Mission Indians endorses James Ramos for California Assembly
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians today announced its full support and endorsement of the Tribe’s former tribal chairman James Ramos in his...
press release San Manuel honors exceptional team members during annual event
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and San Manuel Casino honored more than 50 exemplary team members at its Employee Recognition Ceremony on March...

3/19/2018

article San Manuel Recognizes Nonprofits for Exceptional Work With Yawa’ Awards
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians hosted the 10th Annual Forging Hope Yawa’ Awards Thursday evening to celebrate the transformative work of...

3/16/2018

article Former San Manuel Band leader aims to make history in California
(California) -- James Ramos, a former chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, is seeking to make history with his run for office in California.

2/27/2018

article $50,000 gift from Ramos family establishes scholarship fund
(California) -- Children’s Fund, a 30-year-old nonprofit focused on the needs of vulnerable children, recently announced the establishment of the Ramos Family...

2/23/2018

article San Manuel tribal chairwoman honored
(California) -- Rich Guerrero, the outgoing president of Fontana Police Officers Association, presented Lynn Valbuena the FPOA’s annual Excellence in Leadership...

2/15/2018

article San Manuel Casino awarded Responsible Gambling Silver Certification for 11th consecutive year
(California) -- For the 11th consecutive year, the California Council on Problem Gambling awarded San Manuel Casino the Responsible Gambling Silver Certification. The...

2/13/2018

press release San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos Launches Bid For State Assembly
(California) -- “I was born and raised in this community. As a tribal leader, a business owner, a community leader and as a County Supervisor, I have worked to...
press release Inland Empire Magazine Readers Name San Manuel Casino Best Casino In The Inland Empire
(California) -- Inland Empire Magazine readers named San Manuel Casino as "Best Casino" in the Inland Empire, and bestowed an additional four awards in the...

2/1/2018

article Tribe donates Hampton Inn furniture to help veterans
(California) -- The Hampton Inn at San Manuel Village, closed for renovations, was busy with this week as volunteers were clearing the furniture out for donation to...

1/26/2018

article San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos considering run against Assemblyman Marc Steinorth
(California) -- San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos has filed paperwork for a potential 2018 run against Inland Assemblyman Marc Steinorth, shaking up the race...

1/25/2018

article New San Manuel Tribal Court Chief Judge sworn in
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has announced that Judge Claudette C. White was sworn in and began her service as the San Manuel Tribal Court...

1/22/2018

article San Manuel Casino hosting job fair; 350 positions up for grabs
(California) -- San Manuel Casino is looking to fill more than 350 positions, and will be hosting a job fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at the San Manuel...
article San Manuel Casino hosting job fair this Tuesday
(California) -- On Tuesday, January 23rd, the San Manuel Casino will be hosting a job fair at the San Manuel Event Center. The casino needs to hire over 350 new...

12/29/2017

article From San Manuel Casino expansion to transportation: Things to watch in San Bernardino County in 2018
(California) -- As 2017 winds down and the new year arrives, we look to the future and what to keep an eye on in 2018. From development at San Manuel Casino to the 10...

12/16/2017

article Kiss bassist Gene Simmons facing lawsuit alleging sexual battery during Southern California interview
(California) -- A radio and television broadcaster on Friday, Dec. 15, sued musician and Rock & Brews restaurant co-founder Gene Simmons, alleging Simmons made...
article Kiss’ Gene Simmons Sued for Sexual Battery by Unidentified Radio Personality
(California) -- Gene Simmons is being sued by a woman who says the Kiss bassist groped her and made “unwanted, unwarranted sexual advances” during an...

12/13/2017

article No joke: You can get dinner with a side of George Lopez at comic’s San Manuel Casino restaurant
(California) -- If the name didn’t already give it away, there’s no surprise whose restaurant you’re at when you walk into George Lopez’s Chingon...

11/23/2017

article Native American Heritage Day: Diversity and inclusion are Serrano traditions
(California) -- San Bernardino’s own Rep. Joe Baca was instrumental in making Native American Heritage Day a national holiday when he sponsored House Joint...

11/21/2017

article Valbuena tells the San Manuel story
(California) -- Addressing the Kiwanis Club of Highland on Thursday, Nov. 16, Chairwoman Lynn Valbuena discussed her 40 years of service to the San Manuel Band of...
article Rock 'n' roll and slot machines replace bingo at the San Manuel Casino
(California) -- The San Manuel Casino has traded in its bingo cards for something more electric. Bingo, once the primary revenue source for the San Manuel Band of...

11/16/2017

article New San Manuel hotel, performance venue, parking structure projected to cost $550 million
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians expects to spend more than half a billion dollars on building a 500-room hotel, a 4,000-seat entertainment venue...

11/15/2017

article A $70,900 grant was given to Santa Claus Inc. to help kids in need throughout San Bernardino County
(California) -- Santa Claus Inc. (SCI) is grateful to their partners at San Manuel Band of Mission Indians (San Manuel) for a generous grant. On Oct. 11, Faun White, who...

11/10/2017

article San Manuel Band of Mission Indians unveil plans to expand casino space
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, operators of the San Manuel Casino in southern California, have unveiled plans this week to improve and expand...

11/7/2017

article San Manuel announces new 500-room hotel
(California) -- Meeting in a conference room at the San Manuel Community Center on the reservation, San Manuel executives unveiled plans for a new 500-room hotel with...
article San Manuel to build new hotel, event venue, parking structure next to Highland casino
(California) -- San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino will soon have new neighbors. The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians on Tuesday, Nov. 7, announced plans to build a...

11/2/2017

article 4 ways San Manuel Casino transformed its bingo hall into a rock and roll-filled experience
(California) -- Forget the swinging Rat Pack-stereotypes of Las Vegas, San Manuel Casino is literally turning up the volume with the completion of its Rockin’...

10/30/2017

article San Manuel Tribe Donation to Sponsor Two Symphony Concerts!
(California) -- A $90,000 grant from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will sponsor two San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra concerts in their up-coming 89th season.

10/5/2017

article Donation helps transform lives through new employment initiative
(California) -- Yawa’, an ancient word that means “to act on one’s beliefs,” is a concept passed down through generations among the San Manuel...

10/2/2017

article Gene Simmons Has Never Taken a Vacation
(California) -- Gene Simmons has made headlines with the unveiling of his Gene Simmons Vault. Arguably the largest box set ever released by a musician, the Vault weighs...
article #SBWorks kicks off with $3.5 million donation
(California) -- “There is no reason anybody who wants a job can’t have a job,” said Goodwill President and CEO Patrick MxcClenahan as he accepted a...

9/29/2017

article Students learn about Native American culture
(California) -- Corded headbands made of raffia, bird songs set to the percussion of gourd rattles and animal hooves, basketry and pottery are just a few aspects of...
article Pow Wow coming to San Manuel
(California) -- The 22nd annual San Manuel Pow Wow opens Friday, Oct. 13 at Cal State San Bernardino, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino.

9/27/2017

article Dine 909: San Manuel Casino adds another celebrity eatery
(California) -- San Manuel Casino has gone all-in on another celebrity-driven restaurant. George Lopez’s Chingon Kitchen opened earlier this month in what used to...

9/23/2017

article San Manuel tribe celebrates history, heritage with San Bernardino students
(California) -- After a weeklong learning experience, California’s Native American culture, history and customs came alive to hundreds of area school children. The...

9/7/2017

article Comedian George Lopez is in the food biz at San Manuel Casino in Highland
(California) -- Comedian and actor George Lopez is adding another feather to his funny hat — a new Mexican restaurant at San Manuel Casino. The fast casual...

8/31/2017

press release San Manuel Donates $250,000 for Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is supporting three non-profits to directly address the needs of displaced people and animals following storm...

8/29/2017

press release San Manuel to Fund Victoria Avenue Improvements
(California) -- Motorists driving on Victoria Avenue in Highland and San Bernardino will soon be seeing several street improvements as part of a $10.7 million road and...

8/23/2017

article Council approves $10.5 million grant from San Manuel
(California) -- The city of Highland got in early on grants offered by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, scoring a total of $10.5 million. The Highland City...

7/24/2017

article Southern California Casino Boasts Largest Slot Floor on the West Coast
(California) -- While Las Vegas and Atlantic City are most well known for casinos and betting, Southern California touts an impressive collection of Native-American...
press release Three Charities Benefit from San Manuel Golf Tournament
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and San Manuel Casino held a fundraising golf event, on July 19 and 20 at the Pelican Hill Golf  Club in...

7/11/2017

article San Manuel makes success their casinos' mission
(California) -- San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino is Southern California’s one-stop destination for entertainment and fun. The casino is just 70 minutes from...

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