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Pala adds a state-of-the-art laundromat to reservation


Last updated 10/30/2008 at Noon

Emma Castaneda and Maria Almeida rotate their laundry loads at Pala Tubs, the new laundromat on the Pala Indian Reservation.

The Pala Tribe has opened its own long-awaited laundromat, Pala Tubs, for the convenience of not only tribal members but residents of the surrounding community.

Pala Tubs, located a block away from Pala Casino on Pala Mission Road, was opened a little over three weeks ago by Pala Tribe Chairman Robert Smith, who said he has been wanting to open a laundromat on the reservation for years.

Smith dreamed of being able to offer the service to his community members so they wouldn’t be inconvenienced by having to drive out of town to keep their clothes clean.

When Smith inherited land from on...

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