Groundbreaking for Soboba’s new resort draws politicians, dignitaries, and celebrities

Photos contributed by Shellie FosterSoboba Tribal Chairman Scott Cozart, Vice-Chair Isaiah Vivanco, Sergeant at Arms Rose Salgado, and Treasurer Kelli Hurtado break ground on the tribe’s new replacement casino & hotel complex at the Soboba Reservation near San Jacinto, California, Feb. 28. ■ By Matt McPherson / Columnist Sixteen months from now the 450,000-square-foot Soboba Hotel and Casino will initiate an economic and demographic boom like never before in the San Jacinto Valley. After years of negotiations, the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians has persevered in its attempt to purchase the horseshoe-shaped property at the southwest corner of Lake Park and Soboba Road in San Jacinto. The facility will include a

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