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SDG&E Drone Assessments of Utility Poles

San Diego Gas & Electric
Drone Assessments of Utility Poles
Pala Reservation
Beginning on January 6, 2020

Beginning on January 6, 2020, SDG&E crews will be working in Pala for approximately three weeks to conduct drone assessments of utility poles for fire vulnerability as part of the Drone Investigation, Assessment, and Repair (DIAR) Program.


SDG&E vehicles parked on roads with crews nearby. There may be some temporary background noise and dust while the drone is operating. There will be no disruption to electrical service. SDG&E crews will check in with Pala Tribal Law Enforcement each day that they are on the reservation.


SDG&E crews consisting of one drone pilot and one camera operator on the ground near power poles. Small, quad-copter drones equipped with cameras flying above and near power poles.

Pala Environmental Department
For more information contact the Pala Environment Department:
760-891-3510 | |

San Diego Gas & Electric DAIR Program
For more information contact the San Diego Gas & Electric DAIR Program:
844-765-6388 |

Pala Band of Mission Indians Pala Environmental Department SDG&E Inspections

Info - SDGE DIAR Program

Holiday Recycling Pickup Schedule

Pala Band of Mission Indians
Holiday Recycling Pickup Schedule
Friday, December 27, 2019
Saturday, December 28, 2019

PALA, CA – All recycling pickups for the week of December 23rd will take place on Friday, December 27th and Saturday, December 28th.

Pala Band of Mission Indians
For more information contact the Pala Band of Mission Indians:
760-891-3500 |

Pala Band of Mission Indians Pala Recycling

2019 Tribal Election Results

Pala Band of Mission Indians
2019 Tribal Election Results
November 19, 2019

PALA, CA – The Pala Band of Mission Indians announces the 2019 Tribal Election Results.

Anthony Ravago, Sr. (incumbent) for Vice-Chairman
Theressa Villa (incumbent) for Tribal Secretary
Bradly Guachino for Committee Member

Anthony Ravago, Sr. has served as Tribal Vice-Chairmain since first being elected in 2017. Theressa Villa has served as Tribal Secretary since 2011 and Bradly Gauchino is a newly elected Committee Member. The election was held on November 19, 2019.

Executive Committee Members each serve a two-year term, with the offices of Tribal Chairman, Tribal Treasurer, and one Tribal Committee Member are voted on in even-number years. The other offices of Tribal Vice­-Chairman, Tribal Secretary, and the second Tribal Committee Member are voted on in odd-numbered years.

The Pala Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized tribe whose reservation is located along the Palomar Mountain range approximately 30 miles northeast of San Diego. The majority of the over 900 tribal members live on the 12,000-acre reservation, established for Cupeño and Luiseño Indians, who consider themselves to be one proud people – Pala.

Pala Band of Mission Indians
For more information contact the Pala Band of Mission Indians:
760-891-3500 |

Cancellation of Annual Honoring Traditions Powwow

Annual Honoring Traditions Powwow
Pala Band of Mission Indians

Pala, CA – The Pala Band of Mission Indians and the Cupa Cultural Center announces the cancellation of the Annual Honoring Traditions Gathering and Pow Wow.

Since 2008, Pala’s Cupa Cultural Center has organized the powwow on behalf of the Pala community, and their efforts led to nationwide recognition of the event. The Honoring Traditions Powwow has drawn participants from all over the United States and Canada, and we have been honored to welcome dancers, community members, vendors, spectators, and honored guests to the Pala Reservation.

Over the years, thousands of dancers have competed and displayed their talents across a spectrum of categories, from jingle and fancy to traditional, grass, and chicken. It has been a pleasure to have visitors from all over the country and from so many different cultures and communities come to Pala.

We would like to thank all of the dancers and their families for coming to Pala and participating over the years, as well as all the vendors, spectators, and guests. We also recognize the vital contributions of our emcees, arena directors, and scorekeepers.

Finally, we would also like to recognize the work of the Cupa Cultural Center staff in organizing and overseeing the Honoring Traditions Gathering & Powwow over the years, and thank the people of Pala for their support.

Cupa Cultural Center
For more information contact the Cupa Cultural Center:
760-891-3590 | |

Recycle Challenge

Recycle Challenge
Pala Environmental Department
April 15 – June 15, 2018

This spring, recycle for Pala youth. Recycle everything you can.

  • Cans
  • Glass
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic

Help out the kids and the community. The money the tribe receives from recyclables will be put forward to the Pala Youth Garden.

Questions? Contact the Pala Environment Department at 760-891-3510.

Propane Tank Maintenance July 2018

Propane Tank Maintenance
July 30, 2018 – July 31, 2018

Fallbrook Propane will be performing tank maintenance on Monday, July 30 and Tuesday, July 31 from 9 pm until 4 am.

The tanks are located in the western parking lot of the Pala Casino.

During this time, you will see flames. DO NOT BE ALARMED. The Pala Fire Department is working closely with Fallbrook Propane to ensure the safety of Pala residents and Pala Casino patrons.

Contact the Pala Fire Department with questions or concerns: 760-742-1632.

Pala Cool Zones

Pala Cool Zones
Pala Fire Department
Pala Fitness Center

During excessive heat, Pala has established two cool zones:

Pala Fire Department: Training Room or Main Station (depending on meetings)

Pala Fitness Center: Break Room or Basketball Courts

Call the Pala Fire Department at 760-742-1632 or the Pala Fitness Center at 760-891-3503 for more information.

Pala Pool Summer Hours

Pala Pool
Summer Hours
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

June 15, 2018 – Pala Band of Mission Indians

The Pala Pool is now open to the public 7 days a week from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • No fees
  • Required to sign-in on a waiver sheet with the pool monitor
  • Open 7 days a week from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Pala Mini Mart Pump Closures

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
12:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.

June 1, 2018 – Pala Casino Spa Resort

All fuel pumps at the Pala Mini Mart will be closed for testing on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Suspending Burning Permits

Effective at 8:00 am on May 14, 2018

San Diego Unit

May 11, 2018

Due to the extreme menace of destruction by fire to life, improved property, or natural resources caused by critical fire weather and acute dryness of vegetation; and/or fire suppression forces being heavily committed to control fires; and, under authority vested in me by the Director of the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as per section 4423.1 of the Public Resources Code, I hereby suspend, except within the incorporated cities, the privileges of burning by permit and other uses of open fire in the geographic area described as:


Campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property that are otherwise permitted will be allowed if the campfire is maintained in such a manner as to prevent its spread to the wildland.

In accordance with section 4423.2 of the Public Resources Code, state rangers or other authorized agents of the Director of Forestry and Fire Protection may issue restricted temporary burning permits whenever it can be shown that burning or use of open fire is essential for reasons of public health, safety, or welfare.

This order shall become effective at 8:00 am on May 14, 2018, and remain in effect until I formally terminate this proclamation.

Tony Mecham
Unit Chief
Monte Vista Unit