21 Apr

Charles Alvarez, Tribal Councilman

I am extremely proud of being a Native American Indian, part of the Gabrielino Tribe, and being a husband and a father. Throughout out my life, I have worked diligently at all tasks, to demonstrate that I am a hard worker and a proud person. Today I feel even prouder to be selected as your Councilman.

As a representative of our Tribe, I will continue to demonstrate our proud culture and healthy work ethic during tribal events, business affairs of the Tribe, and at cultural events where I will represent the Tribe to the public.

I have been involved in the business community for many years, I will bring a wealth of business and personal experience and information that will help the Tribe make wiser decisions.

One of my character qualities is a genuine desire to help people. Whether it’s for my family, a stranger, neighbor, or fellow Tribe member, my desire is to be an assistance in any way possible. As a representative of our Tribe, I will continue to promote understanding and appreciation of our culture, and to demonstrate the Tribe is full of proud and hard working people.

My desire is to bring all this together, to not only make better decisions for our Tribe, but to be a positive example and role model to our members and surrounding communities.

21 Apr

Strategic Partners


  • St. Monica Development Company, LLC [Senior Investor, Jonathan Stein, President]
  • Century Gabrielino Casino Development Company, LLC [Junior Investor, Various Institutional Investors]

Labor Agreements

  • Project Labor Agreement and Maintenance Agreement signed with CA State Building Trades Council and affiliated trades unions.
  • Currently in negotiations with UNITE HERE for “card checkoff election” agreement

Professional Partners

  • Analysis Group, economics consultants
  • Aprea Micheli and Associates
  • Bear Sterns
  • Crane Group, Washington
  • Field Communications
  • Gensler Architects
  • Quantum Government Relations

Memberships and Sponsors

  • Coca-Cola
  • Greater Los Angeles Afro-American Chamber of Commerce, member
  • Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, member
  • National Indian Gaming Assn. (NIGA)
  • Sara Lee
  • Tyson Food
  • US Food Service
  • Vienna Beef
21 Apr

California Legislation

2008 Legislative Session
Senate Bill 1 No Gaming, 12-6-07 Preprint2007 Legislative SessionLegislative Counsel Digest of Gabrielino Gaming Bill 2007

“Unbacked” Gabrielino Gaming Bill 2007

2006 Legislative Session2006 Assembly Bill AB 1561 (history, status)

September 2006 Field Poll

2004 Legislative SessionAB 2272 (history, status)

AB 2273 (history, status)

1994 State Recognitionajr96 from Legislative Intent

Letter regarding Gabrielino gaming rights under the California Constitution, Justice Armand Arabian, ret.Letter regarding Gabrielino gaming rights under the California Constitution, Justice Cruz Reynoso, ret.

California Legislation Life Cycle Illustration

15 Apr

Linda Candelaria, Tribal Councilwoman

Linda was born in Pasadena, California and has lived in the San Gabriel Valley most of her life. She is the eldest of eight children.

Linda has worked as management in the healthcare field for 25 years. She has participated in several charitable foundations such as Breast Cancer walks, Aids Walk LA, and several others. In addition to serving on the Tribal Council, she is in her second year as treasurer for her homeowners association.

She has two daughters, Michelle Hartman and Monique Crosbie. She also has three grandsons. In her spare time you can find her spending time with her family, sun tanning, hiking or playing golf.

01 Apr

Jerry Maldonado, Tribal Councilman

I work with families & business owners to move them closer to financial balance. I start with a protection first philosophy to ensure that what they have today and what they will have tomorrow will not be exposed to risk. I guide my clients toward financial balance by using a holistic approach to financial planning and developing customized strategies that are unique to their financial world.

When I’m not helping my clients manage & grow their financial portfolio, I spend time with my family and playing baseball.