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!
Consider contacting some (or all) of the following:
Consider contacting some (or all) of the following:
UNION EMPLOYEES - Talk 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:
State Capitol, Room 5064
Phone: (916) 651-4025
Fax: (916) 445-3712
One Manchester Blvd., #600
Phone: (310) 412-0393
Fax: (310) 412-0996
4647 Long Beach Blvd., Suite A2
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
State Capitol, Room 5066
Sacramento, CA 95814
400 N. Montebello Blvd., Suite 100
State Capitol, Room 5108
1057 MacArthur Blvd. Suite 206
Phone: (510) 577-2310
39155 Liberty St., #F610
Senator Dave Cox SD01
State Capitol, Room 2068
Phone: (916) 651-4001
2140 Professional Drive, #140
Phone: (916) 783-8232
Phone: (209) 223-9140
2094 E. Main Street
Phone: (530) 283-3437
Senator Jeff Denham SD12
State Capitol, Room 3076
Phone: (916) 651-4012
1640 N Street, Ste. 210
Phone: (209) 726-5495
1231 8th Street, Ste. 175
Phone: (209) 577-6592
369 Main Street, #208
Phone: (831) 769-8040
Senator Dean Florez SD16
State Capitol, Room 313
Phone: (916) 651-4016 Fax: (916) 327-5989
1800 30th Street,
Phone: (661) 395-2620 Fax: (661) 395-2622
2550 Mariposa Mall,
Phone: (559) 264-3070 Fax: (559) 445-6506
Senator Loni Hancock SD09
Phone: (916) 651-4009
Phone: (510) 286-1333
Senator Tom Harman SD35
State Capitol, Room 3070
Phone: (916) 651-4035
Costa Mesa Office
950 South Coast Drive, Ste. 240
Phone: (714) 957-4555
Senator Robert Huff SD29
State Capitol, Room 3048
20888 Amar Road, Suite 205
State Capitol, Room 5114
Phone: (916) 651-4028
2512 Artesia Blvd., #200
Phone: (310) 318-6994
Senator Alex Padilla SD20
State Capitol, Room 4038
Phone: 916-651-4020 Fax: 916-324-6645
6150 Van Nuys Blvd., #400
Phone: 818-901-5588 Fax: 818-901-5562
Senator Curren Price SD26
State Capitol, Room 2052
Administrative Offices East
State Capitol, Room 205
Phone: (916) 651-4006 Fax: (916) 323-2263
1020 N Street, #576
Phone: (916) 651-1529 Fax: (916) 327-8754
5722 Watt Avenue
Phone: (916) 338-6577 Fax: (916) 338-6586
State Capitol, Room 4081
710 E Street, #150
1040 Main St., #205
50 D St., #120A
200 South School Street
444 Georgia Street
Senator Leland Yee SD08
State Capitol, Room 4074
Fax: (916) 327-2186
455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 14200
Fax: (415) 557-7864
400 South El Camino Real, Suite 630
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
Phone: (916) 651-4025
Fax: (916) 319-2123
Assemblymember Tom Harman, Committee Vice-Chair
Phone: (916) 651-4035
Fax: (916) 445-9263
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.
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:
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.
ADDITIONAL CONTACT INFORMATION
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
City of Inglewood:
One Manchester Avenue, Inglewood, California 90301
Phone (310) 412-5111
City Council: (310) 412-5320
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Californa Horse Racing Board:
1010 Hurley Way, Suite 300, Sacramento, California 95825
Phone (916) 263-6000; Fax (916) 263-6042
State of California, Governors Office:
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, State Capitol Building, Sacramento, California 95814
Phone (916) 445-2841; Fax (916) 558-3160
Los Angeles Times:
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:
5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077
KLAA - AM 830 (Los Angeles area) radio station airs two horse racing talk shows on weekend mornings with Roger Stein
California's Gold/Huell Howser Productions:
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
California Preservation Foundation
5 Third St., Ste 424,
San Francisco, CA 94103
Cindy Heitzman, Executive Director
Carolyn Eisen, Programs Director
Save Bay Meadows and Friends of Bay Meadows at
HORSE RACING AND BREEDING INDUSTRY:
California Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (CTBA)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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