SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Some East County residents think it's gambling with public safety and they are still pushing hard to stop the new "Hollywood Casino," slated for the Jamul Indian Village, from opening.
At Thursday's meeting, the Jamul Action Committee recharged casino opponents - including County Board Supervisor, Diane Jacob.
"I tend to hold the leadership of the Jamul Indian Village and state officials responsible for the reckless decisions," said Jacob.
At issue is the casino which sits on a State Route 94 - a two lane highway. The casino only had one traffic light built, and families said having one light is reckless if an estimated 9,000 cars are to travel the road each day.
"Even if the casino opens I am going to mandate the roads are safe," said Darla Kasmedo, a Jamul Action Committee member.
Residents are also worried about the alcohol license and driving on a road that Caltrans reportedly gave an F-grade.
In statement, the Jamul Indian Village Chairperson, Erica Pinto said: "we have long maintained that we are committed to being good neighbors and have agreed to millions in improving area roadways with both Caltrans and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors."
The Jamul Action Committed reported the group had five pending lawsuits - some of those are hung up on appeals.
The Jamul Indian Village is a tribe of the Kumeyaay Indians. The casino plans to have 1,700 slot machines and create more than 2,000 jobs.
Residents in Nestor on Monday said they will continue to fight to keep a halfway house out of their neighborhood.
Arson investigators Monday sought to determine who is responsible for a series of intentionally set Ocean Beach alley fires that damaged a home, several vehicles, a wooden fence and a tree.
A Santee man shot and killed his estranged wife, then killed himself inside a Grantville home where his wife was staying with her sister and brother-in-law and their two young children, police said Monday.
North County residents continued returning to their homes Monday as firefighters have reached 90 percent containment on a wildfire that scorched 4,100 acres between Fallbrook and Oceanside.
In the immediate aftermath of the Lilac Fire, Bonsall residents were not sure what burned down and what was saved.
Some North County residents on Monday were allowed to return to their home as fire officials lifted mandatory evacuation orders for the Lilac Fire.
Methane and volatile chemicals such as benzene have been discovered underground at a yet-to-be completed Otay Ranch project that is marketed as one of the largest planned housing developments in the U.S.
The County Board of Supervisors Monday voted to waive permit fees for the rebuilding of more than 200 structures that have been destroyed or damaged in the Lilac Fire.