Save Hollywood Park

Prestige, History, Beauty

THE OPPORTUNITY JUST PRESENTED ITSELF.......

 

The door to gaming at tracks has just flung wide open - let's hope the legislators who care about racing in California walk through it!  

http://www.standupca.org/news/dan-morain-ruling-may-backfire-on-tribal-casinos

http://www.standupca.org/news/calif-tax-deal-with-gaming-indians-voided

 

                                           Consider contacting some (or all) of the following:

 

   UNION EMPLOYEESTalk to your Union Representatives!! 

CITIZENS - Contact your local representative and the California State Senators and Assemblymenbers listed below. Also contact the Inglewood City Council and voice your opinion!!  Hollywood Park belongs not only to Inglewood, but to EVERYONE.

Senator Rod Wright - 25th Senate District (where Hollywood Park is located). He is also the Chairman of the Select Committe on California's Horse Racing Industry in the State Senate. 

It is best to call or fax - many of the emails have a filter which only allows district constituents to get through on the email (based on address/zip code).

Select Committee on California's Horse Racing Contact Information:


Senator Roderick Wright (Chair) SD25

 

Capitol Office

State Capitol, Room 5064
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 651-4025 

Fax:  (916) 445-3712

District Office

One Manchester Blvd., #600
Inglewood, CA 90301

Phone: (310) 412-0393

Fax:  (310) 412-0996

Long Beach District Office

4647 Long Beach Blvd., Suite A2
Long Beach, CA 90805

Phone: (562) 427-1028

Fax:  (562) 427-1679

Select Committee on California's Horse Racing Industry:

1020 N Street, Room 511

Phone: (916) 651-1945

 

 
Senator Ron Calderon  SD30

Capitol Office

State Capitol, Room 5066

Sacramento,  CA  95814


Phone:  (916) 651-4030
Fax:  (916) 327-8755

 

District Office

400 N. Montebello Blvd., Suite 100
Montebello, CA 90640


Phone:  (323) 890-2790
Fax:  (323) 890-2795

 

  

Senator Ellen Corbett SD10

Capitol Office

State Capitol, Room 5108
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone:(916) 651-4010
Fax: (916) 327-2433

San Leandro District Office

1057 MacArthur Blvd. Suite 206
San Leandro, CA 94577

Phone: (510) 577-2310
Phone: (408) 286-0329
Fax: (510) 577-2308

Fremont District Office

39155 Liberty St., #F610
Fremont, CA 94538

Phone: 510-794-3900
Fax: 510-794-3940

 

 

 

Senator Dave Cox  SD01

Capitol Office

State Capitol, Room 2068
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 651-4001
Fax: (916) 324-2680

Roseville Office

2140 Professional Drive, #140
Roseville, CA 95661

Phone: (916) 783-8232
Fax: (916) 783-5487

Jackson Office

33C Broadway
Jackson, CA  95642

Phone: (209) 223-9140

Quincy Office

2094 E. Main Street
Quincy, CA  95971

Phone: (530) 283-3437
Fax: (530) 283-3439

 


Senator Jeff Denham  SD12

Capitol Office

State Capitol, Room 3076
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 651-4012
Fax: (916) 445-0773

Merced Office

1640 N Street, Ste. 210
Merced, CA 95340

Phone: (209) 726-5495
Fax: (209) 726-5498

Modesto Office

1231 8th Street, Ste. 175
Modesto, CA  95354

Phone: (209) 577-6592
Fax: (209) 577-4963

Salinas Office

369 Main Street, #208
Salinas, CA  93901

Phone: (831) 769-8040
Fax: (831) 769-8086

 

 

 Senator Dean Florez SD16

Capitol Office

State Capitol, Room 313
Sacramento,  CA  95814

Phone:  (916) 651-4016 Fax:  (916) 327-5989

Bakersfield Office

1800 30th Street,
Suite 350
Bakersfield,  CA  93301

Phone:  (661) 395-2620  Fax:  (661) 395-2622

Fresno Office

2550 Mariposa Mall,
Suite 2016
Fresno,  CA  93721

 Phone:  (559) 264-3070 Fax:  (559) 445-6506

 

 

 

Senator Loni Hancock SD09

Capitol Office

State Capitol, Room 3092
Sacramento, CA  95814

Phone: (916) 651-4009
Fax: (916) 327-1997

District Office

1515 Clay Street
Suite 2202
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: (510) 286-1333
Fax: (510) 286-3885

 

 
Senator Tom Harman SD35

Capitol Office

State Capitol, Room 3070
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 651-4035
Fax: (916) 445-9263

Costa Mesa Office

950 South Coast Drive, Ste. 240
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: (714) 957-4555
Fax: (714) 957-4560

 


Senator Robert Huff SD29

Capitol Office

State Capitol, Room 3048
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4029
Fax: (916) 324-0922

Walnut Office

20888 Amar Road, Suite 205
Walnut, CA 91789
Phone: (909) 598-3981
Fax: (909) 598-6459

 


Senator Jenny Oropeza SD28

Capitol Office

State Capitol, Room 5114
Sacramento, CA
95814

Phone: (916) 651-4028
Fax: (916) 323-6056

District Office

2512 Artesia Blvd., #200
Redondo Beach, CA
90278-3279

Phone: (310) 318-6994
Fax: (310) 318-6733

 

 
Senator Alex Padilla SD20

Capitol Office

State Capitol, Room 4038
Sacramento,  CA  95814

Phone:  916-651-4020 Fax:  916-324-6645

District Office

6150 Van Nuys Blvd., #400
Van Nuys,  CA  91401

Phone:  818-901-5588 Fax:  818-901-5562

 

 

Senator Curren Price SD26

Capitol Office

State Capitol, Room 2052
Sacramento, CA 95814


Phone: (916) 651-4026
Fax: (916) 445-8899

Los Angeles Office

Administrative Offices East
700 State Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Phone: (213)745-6656
Fax: (213) 745-6722

 

 

Senator Darrell Steinberg

Capitol Office

State Capitol, Room 205
Sacramento,  CA  95814

Phone:  (916) 651-4006 Fax:  (916) 323-2263

District Office

1020 N Street, #576
Sacramento,  CA  95814

Phone:  (916) 651-1529  Fax:  (916) 327-8754

North Highlands District Office

5722 Watt Avenue
North Highlands,  CA  95660

Phone:  (916) 338-6577 Fax:  (916) 338-6586

 

 

 

Senator Patricia Wiggins SD02

Capitol Office

State Capitol, Room 4081
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4002
Fax: (916) 323-6958

District Office (Eureka)

710 E Street, #150
Eureka, CA 95501
Phone: (707) 445-6508
Fax: (707) 445-6511

District Office (Napa)

1040 Main St., #205
Napa, CA 94559
Phone: (707) 224-1990
Fax: (707) 224-1992

District Office (Santa Rosa)

50 D St., #120A
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: (707) 576-2771
Fax: (707) 576-2773

District Office (Ukiah)

200 South School Street
P.O. Box 785
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: (707) 468-8914
Fax: (707) 468-8931

District Office (Vallejo)

444 Georgia Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
Phone: (707) 648-5312
Fax: (707) 648-5383

 

Senator Leland Yee   SD08

Capitol Office

State Capitol, Room 4074
Sacramento, CA 95814


Phone: (916) 651-4008

Fax: (916) 327-2186

San Francisco Office

455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 14200
San Francisco, CA 94102


Phone: (415) 557-7857

Fax: (415) 557-7864

San Mateo Office

400 South El Camino Real, Suite 630
San Mateo, CA 94402


Phone:  (650) 340-8840

Fax: (650) 340-1661

 

Contact Assemblymembers in Sacramento -

Committee on Governmental Organization (includes horseracing)

 Committee Phone : (916) 319-2531, Committee Fax: (916) 319-3979

 Assemblymember Rodercik Wright, Committee Chair

Capitol Office:

Phone: (916) 651-4025
Fax: (916) 319-2123

Assemblymember Tom Harman, Committee Vice-Chair

Capitol Office:

Phone: (916) 651-4035
Fax:  (916) 445-9263

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PLEASE TAKE ACTION. We want to make people aware of Hollywood Park and all it has to offer.  Hollywood Park should remain, would ever such a place get built again?   Just a phone call, an email, or if you know anyone who may have some influence, or can get the word out on a large scale, please, take action.

In addition, gaming - including sportsbooks - WILL be coming to California, and it will be tied to the horse racing industry. 

As we've stated throughout this website, California has one of the PREMIERE racetracks in the WORLD in Hollywood Park. We need to keep it here and preserve not only the important landmark but preserve the JOBS.  DO YOUR PART - TAKE ACTION!! 

If enough people act, we can have an effect - "Power to the People" !!!   The botton line is we need to convince those who hold the future of Hollywood Park in their hands, that it is PROFITABLE and a great benefit to the community particularly with the good jobs it provides.  The west side of Los Angeles is without a venue which will draw in large crowds - with the exception of Hollywood Park and it's neighbor, the Forum.   The developer should recognize what a potentially PROFITABLE place the track is, and reconsider destroying the track, but re-evaluate their developement plans to preserve racing, while only developing AROUND the track. 

 

Please see additonal contact information below.....

 Some ideas we have include:

  • Give Hollywood Park Historic Landmark Status - a GREAT way to try to save Hollywood Park (LA Conservancy and Preserve LA are groups who can help with this, listed below).
  • Contacting local officials of the City of Inglewood expressing interest in keeping Hollywood Park and by putting a bit of tender loving care into it, and market it as a tourist destination.  We think Hollywood Park is the Crown Jewel of the city, and should be treated as such.  It is dreadful to think a city who has such grand place as Hollywood Park, would even consider destroying it. 
  •  Contacting Hollywood Park marketing or media relations or publicity departments.  As there will be two consecutive years of the Breeders Cup World Championship of Horse Racing being held in Southern California, a cross-promotional effort with Santa Anita would generate interest in Hollywood Park.  Offering tours of Hollywood Park during the week of the Breeders Cup meets is one way to get more visitors and introduce people to Hollywood Park.

  • PROPOSE TO THE CITY OF INGLEWOOD BUYING Hollywood Park, thus reaping the benefits of owning a sports franchise. 

 

 Contacting local  television programs such as "California's Gold" and suggesting a story on Hollywood Park.  This show is seen on local Los Angeles area PBS stations, and is WIDELY viewed. Huell Howser brings excitment and generates interest by telling the story of places he visits with genuine enthusiasm.  He makes it clear how valuable many places and things are to California.  Write to him and suggest a profile of Hollywood Park. 

 

  • Contacting Thoroughbred industry groups who will benefit from the preservation and continued operation of Hollywood Park. By keeping a major track in operation, horse owners, breeders and trainers will continue to thrive. If we lose Hollywood Park, we likely lose many trainers, horse owners and breeders who are part of a multi-million dollar industry in the state. 

  • Contacting anyone who may have an interest in horse racing, particularly high-profile owners and trainers, and hopefully get them to voice their opinion and use their buying power to influence those who hold the fate of Hollywood Park in their hands. 

  • Contacting advertisers and gaming networks asking to promote Hollywood Park. This will benefit racing as a whole, as well as focusing on Hollywood Park and California racing. 

  • Contacting trade publications suggesting editorials or "front page" articles on Hollywood Park.

 

                                                ADDITIONAL  CONTACT INFORMATION

 HOLLYWOOD PARK

Street Address: 1050 South Prairie Avenue, Inglewood, California  90301

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 369, Inglewood, California 90306-0369

Marketing Phone: (310) 419-1549; Fax (310) 673-9889

Publicity/Press Box Phone: (310) 419-1535; Fax (310) 673-9005 

http://www.hollywoodpark.com/

  

                                                             GOVERNMENT ENTITIES 

City of Inglewood:  

http://www.cityofinglewood.org/

One Manchester Avenue, Inglewood, California 90301

Phone (310) 412-5111

City Council: (310) 412-5320

 

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Californa Horse Racing Board

http://www.chrb.ca.gov/

1010 Hurley Way, Suite 300, Sacramento, California 95825

Phone (916) 263-6000; Fax (916) 263-6042 

 

State of California, Governors Office:

http://gov.ca.gov/interact

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, State Capitol Building, Sacramento, California  95814

Phone (916)  445-2841; Fax (916) 558-3160

 

                                                                               MEDIA

 

  Los Angeles Times: 

http://www.latimes.com/

202 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, California 90012

Phone (213) 237-5000; Fax (213) 237-7679

 Attn:  Bill Dwyre

Daily Breeze newspaper, serving the South Bay area:     

http://www.dailybreeze.com/

5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA  90503-4077 

(310) 540-5511

KLAA  - AM 830 (Los Angeles area) radio station airs  two horse racing talk shows on weekend mornings with Roger Stein 

 http://www.klaa830.com/ and http://www.rogerstein.com/

California's Gold/Huell Howser Productions:

email:   huell@calgold.com

California's Gold, KCET, 4401 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90027

   

                                                     HISTORICAL PRESERVATION GROUPS:

Los Angeles Conservancy: http://www.laconservancy.org/

Preserve LA:  http://www.preservela.com/

 National Trust for Historic Preservation Western Office
Anthea Hartig Ph.D., Director
5 Third Street, Suite 707
San Francisco, California 94103
Phone: 415-947-0692
Fax: 415-947-0699
Email:
wro@nthp.org

and

California Preservation Foundation
5 Third St., Ste 424,
San Francisco, CA 94103

415.495.0349 (voice)
415.495.0265 (fax)

cpf@californiapreservation.org
www.californiapreservation.org

Cindy Heitzman, Executive Director
415.495.0349 x203
cheitzman@californiapreservation.org

Carolyn Eisen, Programs Director
415.495.0349 x202
ceisen@californiapreservation.org

Also see:

Save Bay Meadows and Friends of Bay Meadows at

http://www.savebaymeadows.com/

 

                                              HORSE RACING AND BREEDING INDUSTRY: 

 Thoroughbred Times

 http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/

 

California Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (CTBA)  

http://ctba.com/

201 Colorado Place, Arcadia, California  91007; P.O. Box 60018, Arcadia, California 91066-6018

Telephone: (800) 573-2822 or (626) 445-7800; Fax (626) 574-0852

 

Thoroughbred Owners of California:

285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, California 91007

Phone: (800) 994-9909 (in California); (626) 574-6620 (out-of-state) 

 http://www.toconline.com/

                                                                   OTHER POSSIBILITIES 

 His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai: 

This is the one man in the world who could possibly save Hollywood Park single-handedly. ....Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai. We know this may seem a bit controversial to some, but this man is a true horseman, and likely understands the historic importance and prestige of Hollywood Park.  If he becomes aware of the possible destruction of such a place as Hollywood Park, he may very well want to step in.  Please take the time to contact his website, hopefully he will get the message. He may also get word through Darley, his thoroughbred farm here in the US.

http://www.sheikhmohammed.co.ae/vgn-ext-templating/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=b9dfc4b62dbb4110VgnVCM100000b0140a0aRCRD

http://www.darleyamerica.com/Homepage/US 

 

 

 

 

 

 DO YOUR PART - LET'S TAKE ACTION TO SAVE HOLLYWOOD PARK!

 Do we want to be singing that familiar tune...."You don't know what you've got until it's gone"?   All too often, especially in this region, we destroy important, historic and beautiful places and lose mthousands of decent jobs - then realize what a mistake it was.  Let's not let this happen to Hollywood Park.

We hope to preserve, as well as promote Hollywood Park by all means possible.  Any ideas for promotion and preservation are welcome and will be posted on this website.  One way we think may help our cause is contacting those who are entrusted with the future of Hollywood Park, and convince them they have a treasure worth preserving and promoting. It is important to stress how they also benefit from what Hollywood Park has to offer.  By generating public interest, by contacting any and all those affected by Hollywood Park, and by lobbying the local and state government officials, we hope to preserve an historic, beautiful and wonderful place.

Horse racing is an extremely popular past time around the world. Most people who follow, or are involved in racing, know of Hollywood Park and think of Hollywood Park as a first class racetrack. Many Grade I (i.e. THE TOP LEVEL RACING) races are hosted by Hollywood Park. These races have international prestige.  People (and horses) come from all over the world to watch and participate in these races. A few nice hotels and resautrants in the vicinty of Hollywood Park would benefit the area greatly.  And just by having the name "Hollywood", it attracts people who will come visit from all over the world.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

OTHER INTERESTING PLACES:

Reines de Course (Queens of the Turf)

http://www.reines-de-course.com/

 This  website has in-depth pedigree information focusing on the female influence. Plus, Ms. Ellen Parker is a great writer and you will enjoy reading her commentary while learning some valuable pedigree lessons. She publishes a peridocal, Pedlines, 10 times per year, it is worth every penny.  She writes on important horses in history, current important stallions and in-breeding to important families and has been writing about horses for over 30 years.

 

Champions Gallery

http://www.championsgallery.com/

The absolute best place to find wonderful horse racing photographs and memorabilia, plus, broadband races you can watch for free.  Peter Fox has items you will not find anywhere else and if you don't see what you are looking for on the website, he can still likely get it for you. He can teach you alot about horse racing history.

 

Robert Fox

http://www.robertsfox.com/

New York's premiere bloodstock agent and all around renaissance man.  If you are interested in Thoroughbreds, horse racing, racing history, bowling, Bollywood, world travel, etc. be sure to visit his website. Lots of great information on the horse business.

 

DeAnna Cameron

http://www.deannacameron.com/

Soon-to-be-published author....... Ms. Cameron has published works in the Orange Coast Magazine and Belly Dance Magazine, among other publications. She she just landed her first book deal! 

 Dancing Mara

http://www.dancingmara.com/

One of Orange County California's premiere belly dnace instructors and performers. Mara teaches classes in the City of Anaheim, California and performs throughout southern California.

 

 Raven Ridge Media

http://web.me.com/suzannemfletcher/www.suzannemarcusfletcher.com/RAVEN_RIDGE_MEDIA_PR.html

 Suzanne Marcus-Fletcher in a talented journalist who specializes in print and broadcast journalism. She produced the You Tube vidoelogue you saw on the home page of our website.