Soboba Fire announces latest new hire

<strong>Soboba Fire announces latest new hire</strong>
Glenn Lindsey started with department on Jan. 31 Photos by Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansGlenn Lindsey, Soboba Fire Department’s newest employee, poses with his family at a recognition ceremony on Feb. 25. From left, his grandmother Rosemary Morillo, Lindsey holding his daughter Avareign, his fiancée Glori Beltran, his mother Michelle Morillo and his aunt Anita Morillo. ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed Growing up, Glenn Lindsey always thought about becoming a firefighter but it wasn’t until he worked with the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians’ NCIDC program in 2017 that he decided it was time to pursue that career path. The NCIDC (Northern California Indian Development Council) is a private, nonprofit (more…)

Soboba students celebrate Dr. Seuss birthday

<strong>Soboba students celebrate Dr. Seuss birthday</strong>
Soboba students celebrate Dr. Seuss birthday Photos by Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansSoboba Tribal Preschool students learn their colors in English and Luiseño as part of the Dr. Seuss birthday celebration week. ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed They ate green eggs and ham, they made hats and bowties just like the “Cat” and they wrote down rhyming words on their papers. These are just some of the things that culminated a week of Dr. Seuss related activities at the Soboba Tribal Preschool in honor of the famed children’s book author, who was born on Mar. 2, 1904. Tuukut Adame wears a Native American play on Dr. Seuss at the photo (more…)

Soft opening draws huge crowd to Soboba Casino

<strong>Soft opening draws huge crowd to Soboba Casino</strong>
Official grand opening celebrations being planned in March Photos by Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansThe iconic Soboba Casino sign that graced the entrance to the legacy facility built in 1995 has found a home at the Soboba Casino Resort – a reminder of how the past is an important part of the future. ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed A soft opening on Feb. 20 allowed guests to finally see the result of a construction project in San Jacinto that started with a groundbreaking two years ago. The parking lot of 2,000 spaces was full by mid-afternoon. Casino employees parked at the old location and were shuttled over to make room (more…)