Luiseño Village coming to San Jacinto

Members of Soboba Tribal Council and Soboba Youth Council celebrate the groundbreaking of the tribe’s Luiseño Village in San Jacinto during a ceremony Feb. 27. From left, Monica Herrera, Roxy Castello, Isaiah Vivanco, Rose Salgado, Kelli Hurtado, Iyana Briones and Jesse Garcia. Valley News/ Carlos Puma/Puma Images photo
In its first major project since opening the Soboba Casino Resort last year, the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians broke ground Feb. 27, for a retail center at the southwest corner of Main Street and the Ramona Expressway in San Jacinto.Luiseño Village will consist of about 10 businesses, anchored by a 7-11 convenience store and a multi-pump gas station. The center is located less than 3 miles south of the resort’s entrance. Construction of what is expected to be a leading retail destination is scheduled to be completed this summer.Hundreds of tribal and community members gathered at the future site for a ceremony that signaled the tribe’s next step in providing positive economic development in the San Jacinto Valley. Soboba tribal administrator Michael Castello welcomed guests,
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