Posts Tagged ‘gambling’

16th May
2011
written by Richard

Raid on the Emerald Hills Golf Club.

On Monday morning, July 22, 1935, San Diegans opened their morning newspaper to see a stunning headline: “AGUA CALIENTE PADLOCKED.” The closing of the lavish resort sent shudders across the border. . .

Would illegal gaming now grow in San Diego? Police Chief George Sears assured the public that “the gambling lid was on.” But the “lid” was teetering. . .

Click here for the story of San Diego’s War on Gambling.

13th April
2011
written by Richard

What has become of the police force? The archives of the city show that there is such an organization here, yet . . .  the criminal element has been holding high carnival during the last few days, “the guardians of the peace” have done nothing to indicate they are on duty.–San Diego Union, August 6, 1887.

Fighting crime in 1887 San Diego: Policing the City.