The band has agreed to pay more than $1.4 million for road improvements near the reservation. Pauma is the third tribe in northern San Diego County to reach such an agreement with county officials. The deal will have the tribe spend $1.3 million for work on Pauma Reservation Road and $129,000 for improvements on Valley Center Road, outside of Escondido. The tribe also agrees to negotiate with the California Department of Transportation about any additional work that may be needed on state Route 76. Four newly opened tribal casinos are located on or near the two-lane highway
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