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California Indian Tribe Announces Launch of Online Poker Room
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30 July 2014

The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Indians has announced that it will be opening an online poker room, despite the lack of online poker regulations in the state of California, where they are located.  According to their initial press release, the Iipay Nation originally planned to go live on July 14, but they have since delayed the launch and were still not operational as of July 23. 

The Santa Ysabel Reservation is a federal reservation, located in northeastern San Diego County, California.  According to the tribe's website, the foundation of their gaming regulations is “...the same as those approved by the State of Delaware to regulate that state’s legal interactive gaming activity.”

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Does Phil Mickelson Have What It Takes to Win the 2011 Masters?
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10 April 2011

Phil Mickelson was the winner of the 2010 Masters Tournament in August, Georgia in the United States. Can he do it again at this year’s tournament?

Phil Mickelson was born in June 1970, making him 41 on his birthday in June this year. He turned professional in 1992 when he graduated from his golf scholarship at Arizona State University. And in his 19 years of professional golfing, he has achieved no less than 46 professional wins.

Before he turned professional however, he even managed to rack up 7 wins at amateur level. In 1981 at the age of 10, he won his first championship – the Junior World Golf Championships for boys aged 9-10. Eight years later he won the NCAA I Championship and he also won this the following year, when he also won the US Amateur and the Porter Cup. In 1991 he won the Western Amateur and he also entered into the Northern Telecom Open as an amateur. He then returned to win the NCAA Division I Championship in 1992 for the third time in his amateur golfing career.

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On the Route 66 Highway: Barstow, California
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13 March 2011

Like any Californian city, Barstow enjoys the Mediterranean weather. However, it is not located by the famous beachside that California is so famous for; the city is actually part of the also-famous Mojave Desert. The Mojave Desert plays a key part in the development of this city as the line of transportation is built through Barstow thereby making it an inter-city transportation centre.

The perfect time to visit Barstow is during the spring or summer as the climate will be extremely cold during the winter times. This is mostly contributed by the low moisture level in the atmosphere as the day turns to night, the city experiences rapid change of temperature. The locals find the weather just fine because they get just enough sun during the day and an enjoyable night sleep with the cold breeze at night.

Barstow is a quaint, little Californian city with a small community and low living standards. It oozes the wild western feeling despite being small. The city of Barstow has been trying to up its ante to attract more visitors over the years and it certainly serves as a perfect destination for adventure seekers.

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A Short Review of Los Angeles, CA
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08 December 2010

Choosing whether a place is your cup of tea before you’ve seen it can be tough, so here is a short review of Los Angeles, CA, to help you decide if it’s for you.

LA has got to be one of the trendiest cities in the world, set in the beautiful state of California in the US. It’s packed border to border with daydreamers in search of their big break, since it’s home to the world’s most famous neighbourhood -- Hollywood.

And it doesn’t end there. It also houses the wonderfully wealthy neighbourhood’s of Beverly Hills where many of the Hollywood celebs have made over sized mansions their homes, and Bel Air, the famous set of the Fresh Prince.

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Top US Restaurant Review - Jeanty at Jack's, San Francisco
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12 July 2009

Top US Restaurant Review - Jeanty at Jack's, San Francisco

There's no other industry in the entire world as uncertain and prone to failure as the restaurant business. The vast majority of restaurants fail within the first year, and those that do make it past that all-important milestone are guaranteed to lose sufficient ground within the first five. It takes the perfect trifecta of food, ambiance and dumb luck to stay in business. Even a world renowned restaurant in 2008 could be wiped off the map by 2009. We find this to be painfully true with one of San Francisco, California's most impressive restaurants, Jeanty at Jack's.

Unfortunately, due to California's ongoing battle to stave off out-and-out bankruptcy, many of the state's businesses are failing. It's an all-to-common situation in these times of economic uncertainty, and Jeanty at Jack's is just the latest in a long line of otherwise reputable establishments to bite the bullet and yield the inevitable and unstoppable winds of change. While it was open, Jeanty at Jack's, with its bright red corner-shop location, was a very popular eatery for permanent residents and tourists alike.

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World’s Most Expensive Properties - Aaron Spelling's Mansion
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09 July 2009

World’s Most Expensive Properties - Aaron Spelling's MansionThe late Aaron Spelling is known for introducing a generation of teens to such primetime classics as Beverly Hills, 90210, and Melrose Place, as well as a long list of other hit shows and high-grossing movies over the years. His home just outside of Los Angeles, California, “The Manor,” is considered one of the world’s 10 most expensive properties.

The legendary producer had the home built in 1991 and made sure to include all the luxuries that any self-respecting entertainment mogul could ever want. The Manor was built atop the lot where Bing Crosby’s former home stood. Spelling spent an estimated $47-million on the mansion.

The Manor contains over 56,000 square-feet of floor space, making it the largest single-family (residence) home in all of Hollywood. Although it rests only on a six-acre lot, the home easily stands out amongst all other of Hollywood’s large and robust dwellings.

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Worlds Most Expensive Properties - Hearst Castle
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22 May 2009

Worlds Most Expensive Properties - Hearst Castle

William Randolph Hearst I is one of the most famous Americans in the country's short history. Moreover, his family name, Hearst, rivals that of the Rockefeller's. Hearst was also the inspiration for Citizen Kane, often considered one of the all-time greatest movies.

Not only is the man's name famous, but his home has an equally impressive resume. Fans of classic cinema may remember the first Godfather movie. In the classic scene where the horse head ends up in bed - that takes place in Hearst's mansion. His beautiful mansion is currently for sale on the market.

Hearst purchased the home in 1947 for $120,000 - a lot of money at the time - and its most recent owner, Leonard M. Ross, who purchased the home in 1967, put it on the market in 2006 with a price tag of $165-million.

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