Pala Band of Mission Indian California

Announcement: NCIDC Work Grant Program

Pala, CA – The Northern California Indian Development Council (NCIDC) is a federally-funded grant program that works with local reservations to get people back to work for $16.00 – $18.00 an hour.

Please contact us if you are looking for temporary work (with a possibility to be hired on full-time through Pala), and you:

• Are 18 years of age or older
• Have two forms of ID sufficient for an I-9 Form
• Are registered with Selective Services if you are a male
• Have a work history but have been unemployed for the last 15.5 weeks out of the last 26 weeks (non-consecutive is ok)
• Are able to perform hard physical labor in storm-damaged areas, such as removing brush

Please contact Stephanie Staley at (760) 891-3518 or if you would like more information on the program. Please pass this information on to others who may need work!

Pala Band Announcement Post NCAIDC Grant Work


Pala Cool Zones

Announcement: Pala Cool Zones

Pala, CA – Pala has two designated cool zones during the summer heat waves. If you need to get out of the heat, please head to these two locations:

Pala Fire Department
Training Room or Main Station (depending on meetings)
Pala Fitness Center
Break Room or Basketball Courts

For more information, contact the Pala Fire Department at 760-742-1632 or the Pala Fitness Center at 760-891-3503.

Announcement: Excessive Heat Warning: July 24 – July 26, 2018

Pala Raceway Fox Raceway

Release: Fox Racing Partners with Pala to Create Fox Raceway

Irvine, CA — Fox Racing, the global leader in MX and MTB gear and apparel, announces a partnership with the Pala Band of Mission Indians to create “Fox Raceway.” Located in Pala, California, the Fox Raceway features world-class motocross tracks, an all-new Fox Racing retail store, and many other features that make it the premier motocross track in Southern California.

“The Pala Band of Mission Indians have been tremendous motocross supporters for many years, and we’re proud to partner with them. The goal of Fox Raceway is not only to elevate the track experience, it’s also to support and grow the entire core motocross community,” Jeff Taylor, senior vice president of Fox Racing, said.

IN addition to six beginner- to pro-level motocross tracks, Fox Raceway has an all-new covered patio area; a fully stocked Fox retail store, complete with product demo and jersey-printing capabilities; the first “Jeff Emig’s Learn to Moto” center, and a year-round schedule of consumer activations.

Fox Raceway is located at 12799 California Highway 76 in Pala, California.

Hours of operation are Monday-Tuesday and Friday through Sunday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information, go to

Follow Fox Raceway on Instagram: @foxraceway

Announcement: Excessive Heat Warning: July 24 – July 26, 2018

Southern California is under an excessive heat warning until this Thursday night, with temperatures for Pala forecast into the 100s. During heat waves, limit your activities and avoid going outdoors. Drink plenty of non-alcoholic, caffeine-free fluids (water is best). Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. If you don’t have air conditioning,  you can go to one of Pala’s two cool zones at the Pala Fitness Center or the Pala Fire Department. Make sure to check in on vulnerable populations, especially young children, the disabled, and the elderly, and get them to cool zones if necessary. Know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and how to treat them. The guide below explains the symptoms and treatments for both. Heat stroke is a life-threatening emergency, so if you suspect you or someone else is succumbing to the heat, don’t take any chances – CALL 911!

Periods of excessive heat are becoming more common as our climate changes. Be prepared, don’t take unnecessary risks, check on others, and stay safe!

Pala’s Annual Water Quality Report

Every year, all public waters supply systems must develop and send out a CCR (Consumer Confidence Report), which describes the water quality of their system’s tap water. This report must be delivered by June 30th of each year. The report covers Pala’s drinking (tap) water quality from January 1st, 2017 to December 31st, 2017. We had no violations last year, as you can see from the chart on pages 4 through 7. Click here to access the report. You can also find it in the Documents section of the Pala website.

Also, if you live outside of Pala, look for your own CCR’s either in your water billing statements or on your water district’s website (see below for maps of other local water districts in case you are unsure of the district you live in). If anyone wants help finding/reading the results of their own water district, feel free to come by the Pala Environmental Department office in the Administration Building and we will be glad to help you find and read your own CCR.

If you have any questions about Pala’s water quality, please feel free to call or email our water quality specialist, Heidi Brow, at 760-891-3514 or

Summertime Safety

Summer is here! That means it’s time for barbecues, pool parties, and outdoor fun. To make sure your summertime stays safe, we’ve put together some tips and facts on safe grilling, pool and water safety, and rattlesnake awareness. You can find all the information you need in the documents section of the Pala website. You can also find a lot more information on rattlesnakes and other wildlife at the Pala Environmental Department website. Take a look at these helpful handouts and share them with friends and family to keep your summer safe.

Grilling Safety

Pool and Water Safety

Rattlesnake Awareness

Community Fireworks Display

We are excited to announce that this year’s Pala Community Fireworks Display is taking place at dusk on Saturday, June 30, at the Jim Banks Sports Park! The show will be accompanied by music from Pala Rez Radio 91.3. Come and enjoy our annual display with family and friends. All are welcome! Make sure to bring something to sit on, too – available seating is limited.

Fireworks are fun, but remember that it is not only illegal to shoot off fireworks in Pala, it is dangerous. That’s why we have this annual event so you can safely enjoy a professional fireworks display. Click here for information from the National Fire Protection Association on fireworks safety. Be smart, be safe, and leave the fireworks to the professionals!



Pala Band of Mission Indian California

Office Closure – Memorial Day

ANNOUNCEMENT – Memorial Day Office Closures

CONTACT: Pala Admin (760) 891-3500

PALA, CA – Pala Band government offices and tribal facilities will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.


All are welcomed. Lunch to follow at Pala Park. Entertainment provided by Bird Singers and Little Feathers Dance Group.

9:00 am – Pauma Graveyard Honors
10:00 am – Pala Graveyard Honors

Never forget their service.


All public safety services, including police/law enforcement, fire and emergency response, will operate according to normal schedule — 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Pala Band of Mission Indian California

Road Repairs Continuing in Pala


CONTACT: Pala Admin (760) 891-3500

PALA, CA – The Pala Band advises the community to expect detours and delays for road repairs through May 11th. Please use caution.

To expedite the completion of the project, please keep vehicles off the streets.

Road sealing, patching, speed hump installation, and striping are taking place on these dates and locations:

  • April  23rd – 25th:  Road sealing: Moro Road, Chutnicutt Road
  • April  26th: Speed hump striping: Moro Road, Chutnicutt Road
  • April 26th – 27th: Asphalt patching and speed humps: Remijio Street, Robles Way, Oak Drive
  • April  30th – May 1st: Road sealing: Trujillo Road, Owlinguish Road, La Chusa Road, Quashish Road, Sycamore Lane
  • May  2nd: Speed hump striping: Trujillo Road, Owlinguish Road, La Chusa Road, Quashish Road, Sycamore Lane
  • May 3rd – 4th: Road sealing: Nejo Road, Jackson Circle, Nolasquez Way, Smith Lane, Robles Way, Remijio Street
  • May 7th – 8th: Speed hump striping: Nejo Road, Jackson Circle, Nolasquez Way, Smith Lane, Robles Way, Remijio Street
  • May 9th – 10th: Road sealing: Henderson Road
  • May 11th: Speed hump striping: Henderson Road

The Pala Band appreciates the cooperation and patience of residents and visitors to the Pala area during this project. For additional information and updates visit