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2014 Honors From the Radio Television News Association of Southern California and the San Diego Press Club.

Rez Radio 91.3's "Pala Today News at Noon" was first runner-up for Best Radio Newscast (div. B, over 15 min.) in the Radio Television News Association of Southern California's 2014 Golden Mike awards which includes stations from San Diego to Fresno.

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Pala Today has also been honored by the San Diego Press Club with The Award of Excellence for Best Radio Newscast in San Diego County three years in a row (2012, 2013 and 2014).  Additionally, Rez Radio's "Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site" nostalgia talk show, heard Wednesdays at 12:30p, repeating Sundays at 1:30 won 2014 1st place Feature award for the 70th D-Day Anniversary show and 3rd place Talk/Interview award for the John Coleman episode.  That follows wins for 1st and 3rd place for Best Radio Interview Show last year.  The BIG news was Eric Ortega's 1st place win this year for "Pala Life Past and Present" in the Talk/Interview category.  Eric also won BEST OF SHOW, RADIO for Pala Life. Rez Radio took home 5 awards for 2014 - 9 total for our three-year history.


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Rez Radio is now on iHeartRadio.  Click here to download the free app that matches your phone, iPad or other streaming device, search "Rez Radio" and save us as a favorite for easy access anywhere you go.

How to listen everywhere you go

We have an excellent FM signal on the Pala Reservation.  Everywhere else, not so much.  But you can still hear us anywhere in the world you have an Internet connection, including on your phone as you drive.  If you're on your desktop or laptop, paste this web address into your browser (Explorer, Chrome, Foxfire, etc.) and save it as a favorite .  On your smart phone, download the free app for Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Palm or Windows phone.  Search "Rez Radio" and save us as a "favorite".   Most newer car radios have a mini-phone jack that will allow you to plug into the output of your cell phone's headphone jack.  All you need is a cable with stereo mini-phone plugs at both ends.  Choose the Rez Radio preset on and you're rockin' down the highway.  Enjoy!


Pala Life Past and Present...

... shows are now available as podcasts.  Hear past interviews with elders and other tribal members, learn Cupeno words and phrases and hear local birdsongs. Click here.


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"Brunch With Bob and Friends" is now on Rez Radio

The long-running popular reggae show produced by Tommy Hough, "Brunch With Bob and Friends'" new home is Rez Radio 91.3 every Sunday at the same hours loyal fans have come to expect, 9a to noon.  Miyaxwe Nepew'em to Tommy and BWB fans!

IMPORTANT info from the county office of emergency services

Reverse 9-1-1 calling notified residents of the Rancho Heights and upper Magee Road areas about evacuation from the recent Queen Mountain Fire.  If you rely primarily on or prefer cell phone and email for emergency communications, you should register with “Ready San Diego” for notifications from officials about emergency situations.  Only land lines are automatically included in reverse 9-1-1 notifications.  You need to register your cell phone and email with the county if that’s how you want to be contacted.  Here’s the link from the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services …

Current Rez Radio Programming Lineup

If you have a G-mail account, go to Google Calendars, search and subscribe to "Rez Radio 91.3 Program Schedule".  Email if you'd like assistance with subscribing to our Google Calendar.  A list of current programming is also included in our daily e-newsletter (column to the right).

Be a Pala Rez Radio™ volunteer / hero!

Volunteer airshifts and other positions at the station are available.  Right now, Pala Rez Radio very much needs clerical and audio production help ... call for details. Claim your own hour or two per week playing your favorite music or just host our usual Pala Rez Radio™ 91.3 FM music mix.  Talk about hobbies, current affairs, or whatever you like.  Amaze your friends and neighbors!  We welcome whatever you have to offer that will enrich life here in Pala.  Your show might even lead to a new career.  For those who believe in our mission here on the Rez' but don't want to be on the air, we have need for production assistants, an Internet and I/T specialist and funding development specialist.  Contact John at 760 742 4200 or



Map to determine who’s responsible for your local fire protection

Wildfire season in Pala never ends.  Look over this checklist prepared by CalFire to see if you’re ready

In an emergency, one of Pala Rez RadioTM's resources for obtaining information is local amateur radio operators.  Even if you don’t have a Ham license you can monitor their frequencies:  Fallbrook repeater 146.175, Palomar repeater 146.730, RACES repeater 147.195, on any radio that receives the 2 meter band.  There are “smart phone” apps that do this too.

The California Department of Forestry's frequency is 151.190 and the CHP is 39.800.

NOAA weather band radio … 162.525 Mhz is the strongest of seven signals for Pala or

National Poison Control Center – 800 222 1222

California Department of Public Health Information Line: (916) 341-3947; Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC):

California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA):

County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services:

Bill Horn, San Diego County 5th District Supervisor, - 619 531 5555

State Sen. Joel Anderson's Temecula Office - 951 676 1020 - email

State Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries' Murrieta Office - 951 894 1232 - email

Pala Skate Park Facebook page

Pala Raceway – motorcycle and ATV track

Information on the proposed Gregory Canyon landfill.

Road closures during severe weather events from the County Public Works Department only available during severe weather

Check the status of local road and transit projects:

CA Route 76 S. Mission Rd to I-15 Draft Environmental Impact Report:

FEMA natural disaster and emergency prep tips at

Live fire-monitoring cameras including Red Mountain, Fallbrook

Live webcam on top of Palomar Mountain and a guide to what you’re seeing on this webcam at

U.S Geological Survey, recent earthquake activity map

Fallbrook High School

Valley Center High School

Great Oaks High School in Temecula

Save time searching online with quick, organized listings of all major websites

Consumer Advocate Clark Howard’s website – tons of useful links at

Business and auto-related news links at Ed Wallace’s website,

PALA TODAY – Friday 7/2/2015 - PT will not broadcast or be published Friday 7/3, returning Mon 7/6

by John Fox - The following items are part of the award-winning “Pala Today” newscast heard this day at noon on PALA REZ RADIO™ 91.3 FM in Pala and worldwide online … click here to listen live or call 1 832 999 1123.  Note:  Some portions of today’s newscast are only available in the live broadcast and not included in this transcript.



A 175-acre wildfire in Moreno Valley last night has forced the evacuation of camping areas at Lake Perris.  The fire began last night and was reported at 8:38p near Merwin Street and Campbell Avenue.  240 firefighters, 20 engines, a water tender and two bulldozers were dispatched to the fire. It was 25% contained as of 9:30 this morning.  Two firefighters were injured.

The first anniversary of the Border Patrol bus blockade was marked yesterday in Murrieta with about 30 anti-illegal immigration activists gathering outside the city’s Border Patrol Station.  Many expressed support for the Border Patrol and pride in being what they called the flashpoint of the immigration debate.  In the afternoon, a pro-migrant rally at Town Square Park took the opposite view, calling last year’s protests “the worst of what our country had to offer” and saying the bus blockade shed a negative image on Murrieta.  About 15 people from the morning’s rally at the Border Patrol Station showed up at the afternoon’s three-hour event attended by about 70 immigration supporters.

A woman, described as about 40 and possibly homeless, was struck and killed by a pickup truck as ran across northbound lanes of the 5 freeway in Carlsbad at about 4a this morning.  There had been reports of a pedestrian on the side of the freeway just before the accident.  A Marine captain on his way to work at Camp Pendleton was driving the truck into whose path the woman darted.

Another restaurant kitchen fire – the second in two days – broke out this morning before 10 on San Elijo Drive near Birmingham in Encinitas.  Two restuarants, Zenbu and Rimels, which share a building with the Seaside Market were damaged.  The market was not.  Fire crews were still working on the building as of 11.  Everyone was evacuated safely and no injuries have been reported.

If you live in areas served by the San Diego County Water Authority, you’ll have to wait another few hours before irrigating landscaping … legally.  One of the restrictions imposed due to the drought is no watering for at least 48 hours after measurable rainfall.  Many parts of North County had that on Tuesday afternoon.  Escondido reported just over half an inch.  Rainbow and Valley Center each had about 2/3rds of an inch.  Lake Wohlford reported the highest rainfall in North County at almost an inch and a half.  Temecula, Vail Lake and Hemet each reported about a third of an inch.  Palomar Mountain only had a tenth of an inch and in many places, like Fallbrook, Bonsall and Murrieta where some neighborhoods had significant rain, the official measurement reported to the National Weather Service was zero on Tuesday.  Yesterday’s measurable rainfall was mostly in East County.

According to figures released yesterday by the State Water Resources Control Board, California set a record for water conservation, reducing usage by 29% in May.  It’s the best showing since the state started tracking conservation last summer.  The data comes from more than 400 water departments in California and includes residential and business usage.  All regions of the state showed improvement, though some of it may be due to late season rains.  The state is under a mandate from the governor to reduce water use by 25% this year.  In April and March, conservation was far from that goal, at just 13 ½ and 4% respectively.

A major component of the billion dollar desalination plant under construction in Carlsbad has been completed.  The final sections of a 10-mile pipeline connecting the coastal Carlsbad plant to a distribution center in San Marcos have been laid.  The reverse-osmosis plant will provide up to 50m gallons of water a day – enough to satisfy up to 10% of the region’s demand for fresh water when it goes online.  Repaving all the roads torn up by the pipeline construction will begin in a little over a week.

According to search warrants released by a San Bernardino judge this week, Charles “Chase” Merritt, A business associate of Joseph McStay and the man accused of killing McStay, his wife and two young boys, had borrowed $30k from McStay to cover gambling debts and was about to be fired by him.  The documents also show Merritt owed over $20k in back taxes.  Among redactions in the search warrant affidavits are lines stating that Merritt told investigators he didn’t like McStay’s wife, Summer and another of McStay’s business associates, Dan Kavanaugh.  He is reported to have said about Kavanaugh, “If I were ever going to commit murder, it would be him.”

A former substitute teacher’s aide in Oceanside has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.  20-year old Alexis Mendoza was arrested by FBI agents June 18th following an undercover investigation.  When confronted at a home on Douglas Drive, Mendoza admitted sharing child porn images on a peer-to-peer online network popular with child porn distributors.  Some images were found on an iPhone he had on him.  Mendoza worked at Nichols, Libby, and Garrison elementary schools in the Oceanside district.   He had been removed from employment on June 4th and the parents of children who may have been in contact with him were notified by the district.

Those attending a Bonsall Chamber of Commerce meeting a week ago Tuesday were told the latest status of the long-promised San Luis Rey River Park.  One of the big delays has been the Highway 76 expansion project, the completion of which is expected in late 2017.  Some of the land acquired for construction mitigation will then be transferred from Caltrans to the parks department, allowing the nine-mile long park alongside the San Luis Rey River to develop.  A senior park planner from the County Parks and Recreation Department told the audience that other parks including the Otay Valley and Sweetwater parks also took multiple decades to complete.  Grants are being sought for land purchases and recreation site development within the San Luis Rey park which will ultimately extend from near I-15 to about East Vista Way near the old Bonsall bridge.  About 475 acres have been acquired so far.  About 400 more are needed.  Certain parcels must have their futures decided by 2017 before permits from the Army Corps of Engineers expire.



In Major League Baseball – The Padres got swept on two shutouts by a team with a record no better than theirs.  The Seattle Mariners won again yesterday afternoon 7-0 at Bark Park.  The Angels lost to the Yankees 3-1 yesterday.  New York’s Nathan Eovaldi pitched seven shutout innings, getting his third straight victory.  Those account for three of the five Yankee wins in the last two weeks.  In Phoenix, the Dodgers got out to an early lead and held on to beat the Diamondbacks 4-3 last night.  It was their first winning road trip this season.  They went six and four in the ten-game swing through Chicago, Miami, and Arizona.  The Dodgers scored three runs in the third on doubles by A.J. Ellis and Hernandez, followed by Howie Kendrick’s run-scoring single and an RBI double for Justin Turner.  Tonight, the Padres are in St. Louis.  The Angels and Dodgers have the day off.  The Angels open a series at Texas tomorrow.  The Dodgers host the Mets.  With about ten days until the All-Star break, the Dodgers are in first place with 45 wins and 35 losses, leading the Giants by 2 ½ games in the National League West.  The Padres are 8 games back in 4th place.  St. Louis in the Central division has the best record in either league at 51 and 26.  Washington leads the NL East at 43 and 35.  In the American League, Kansas City is on top and lead the Central Division.  They also lead the balloting for the All-Star Game.  Baltimore leads the East with 42 and 36.  The Astros lead the West at 47 and 34, five games ahead of the second place Angels.

In the Minors – The Storm lost again at Visalia last night, 6-5.  They have games there tonight and tomorrow.    They’ll be at home this Saturday against Lancaster with fireworks following the 4th of July ball game at Lake Elsinore.

On Tuesday, former San Diego State Aztec basketball star Kawhi Leonard agreed to a 5-year $90m deal – the maximum possible, with the San Antonio Spurs.  Leonard led the Aztecs to a Mountain West title and #2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and is the kind of team player people like Phil Jackson have been saying there aren’t enough of in the modern NBA.

Over the weekend on Day 2 of the NHL draft, Anaheim Ducks’ General Manager Bob Murray picked up winger Carl Hagelin and two draft picks from the New York Rangers in exchange for Emerson Etem and one draft choice.  The Rangers had been unsure about whether they’d be able to sign Hagelin as a free agent Etem, a native of Long Island had seemed inconsistent to Murray.  They also traded defenseman James Wisniewski to Carolina for goalie Anton Khudobin.  All of this happened before they made any draft selections on Saturday.  They did make six selections, taking four forwards, one defenseman, and one goalie.  Meanwhile, the Kings, who had given up their first round pick to sign Milan Lucic from the Boston Bruins, took six players in the second through seventh rounds – three defensemen and three forwards.  Free agency for NHL players began yesterday.

There were a record 80 lead changes last weekend at the MAVTV 500 at Fontana Speedway.  That breaks the IndyCar record of 73 set in November of 2001.  It produced some exciting moments, including a close finish with Graham Rahal sneaking ahead of Tony Kanaan, but also a number of gnarly crashes including one on the final lap that sent two cars airborne.  The crowd was sparse.  Kanaan commented about it, mentioning a number of 5k.

In golf – at the Greenbrier Classic, Tiger Woods posted his first round in the 60s since the Masters in April.  He finished Round 1 today with three straight birdies, good for a 66 and a tie for 8th place.  Scott Langley leads with an 8-under par 62.

At Wimbledon today – Rafael Nadal lost his second round match with qualifier Dustin Brown.  Roger Federer and Andy Murray are already set to move on to the third round.



Stocks are slipping a little today on disappointing jobs reports numbers.  The Dow is down about 50 points.  NASDAQ and S&P indexes are each down about 0.25%

223k jobs were added in June and unemployment fell to 5.3%.

Gold settled at a 3-month low of $1.163.50 an ounce on the Comex exchange.

The fallout over Donald Trump’s big mouth continues.  Cheryl Burke has stepped down as a Miss USA pageant judge and Mexico has announced it will not send a contestant to this year’s Miss Universe pageant due to Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants.  NBC has already dumped the broadcasts.  Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants are owned by Trump.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and officials from Comic Con announced this morning that the annual pop culture gathering will stay in San Diego through 2018.  At issue were the failure of San Diego to expand the bayfront convention center and keeping hotel rates in check during Comic Con week.  A surcharge on room rates, which would have funded the expansion of San Diego Convention Center was ruled invalid in court.  Some Comic Con events have been farmed out to nearby hotels in recent years.  Comic Con is reported to bring 130k attendees to San Diego generating almost 61k room nights and $178m for the local economy.

Just in time for Comic Con, Lyft and Uber are being allowed to begin a pilot program for pickups at Lindbergh Field.  Airport board members convened in special session yesterday, passing a motion to remove regulatory roadblocks for the major rideshare companies.  Known in the trade as transportation network companies, or TNCs, they rely on app-based summoning favored by the young and other heavy-use travelers, as opposed to the traditional method of hailing a cab.  Services from the airport could begin as soon as this evening.  Lindbergh Field reported a total of 9.4m arriving air travelers in 2014.

Less than a month after edging out Brazil, California has slipped back to its previous ranking as the 8th largest economy in the world.  The World Bank released the figures yesterday.  The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported the state’s output at $2.3trillion last month.  California was as high as #6 in 2002 and bottomed out at 9th in 2010 as a result of the recession.  The state showed strong growth in IT, engineering, architecture, manufacturing and agriculture last year in spite of the drought.



Tribes along historic Route 66 have begun a $50,000 grant-funded project to produce a guidebook for the road telling the native connection to it.  Route 66 is known as “America’s Mother Road.”  Stretching from Chicago to Los Angeles, it has inspired all kinds of artists in the nine decades since it was established.  The new project by the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association is backed by the National Park Service and for the first time, adds the Native voice to the story.  The guidebook highlights significant tribal sites along the route and shares stories about Natives affected by traffic and commerce.  Nearly 30 tribes live along Route 66, and have connections to the chapter in U.S. history including an economy that blossomed almost overnight along the route.  Virginia Salazar-Halfmoon, public lands partnership coordinator for AIANTA and project lead for the Route 66 endeavor said these tribes are working to give character to the route.  The authentic stories – the stories about how the federal government used Route 66 in the Indian relocation program of the 1950s and the migration of children to Indian boarding schools - replaces the stereotypical images with truths about how the road affected the tribes. Other tribes tell stories of dirt paths Indians used for generations before the government paved over them and called it a highway.  Salazar-Halfmoon wants the guidebook to focus of how significant populations of urban Natives living at both ends of the highway got there.  AINATA already has worked with the National Park Service to identify 14 parks with ties to tribes.  The park service plans to add interpretive information to park curriculum.

The latest “Terminator” movie – the fifth in the series, Terminator: Genisys opened yesterday.  Will movie goers buy the now 67-year old Arnold Schwarzenegger as the same machine from the future as when the franchise began 30 years ago?  Projections aren’t good.  It’s expected to take in $55m over the 5-day holiday weekend.  It cost $155m.  “Magic Mike XXL” and “Faith of Our Fathers” are the other new wide releases in theaters this weekend.  Both opened yesterday.


Here’s the Pala Safety Committee tip for the month of July …

To make summer barbecues a safe and fun experience for everyone…

  • Keep children away from any area near hot coals or open flames
  • Use only enough charcoal to cover the base of the grill to a depth of two inches.
  • Store extra charcoal in a sealed container with a tight lid and keep it dry.  Wet charcoals can spontaneously combust.
  • Use only recognized charcoal starter fluid, only on cold briquettes and only as much as needed to start the coals
  • When removing ashes, make sure they are cool or use a non-flammable container like a metal bucket
  • For gas barbecues, check the cylinder and all connections for leaks using soapy water and watching for bubbles.  Try to tighten leaky connections, but don’t over-tighten
  • Never use a propane cylinder past its legal use date
  • Open the grill lid before turning on the gas or lighting
  • Always turn off the propane cylinder when finished cooking
  • Change propane cylinders in the open air, not a confined space and avoid storing gas cylinders indoors

The tips provided by the Fire Prevention & Control Board and the Pala Safety Committee.


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Call the Pala Fire Department at 760 742 1632 before starting any open fires to get the day’s Cal Fire and APCD recommendations.

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Pala Weather – mostly sunny with a high of 86 this afternoon … possibly fog tonight … mostly clear and 82 tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday with more normal humidity … warming to the mid-80-s Monday through the middle of next week … overnight lows will be about 60 all week


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DONATE YOUR OLD CAR - Make room for new stuff, clean up the neighborhood, help Pala Rez Radio cover operating expenses and get a tax deduction by donating your unwanted car, truck, RV or boat to Pala Rez Radio.  Cars and trucks don’t have to be running to be donated.  We’ll handle hauling it away and all the paperwork.  Call 1-877-411-3662 for information.


PALA COMMUNITY CALENDAR – the Community Events and Casino Corner portions of this newsletter can be heard three times daily Mon-Sun on Rez Radio, at 7:25a, 12:25p (in Pala Today M-F), and at 5:25p as the “Pala Community Calendar”.  Submit items for PCC to at least a week before the event.

  • There’s a fireworks show this Friday, July 3rd at 9:15p at Rancho Del Oro in Oceanside

Fourth of July fireworks shows this Saturday:

The final day of this year’s San Diego County Fair is this Sunday, July 5th.

The next Pala tribal general council meeting is Wednesday, July 8 at 7p in the main hall of the Pala Admin building.

The next Fallbrook Summer Night is Friday, July 10th from 5 to 8p at Vince Ross Village Square downtown at Main and Alvarado.  For details call the Fallbrook Village Association at 760 728 5845.

There’s an all-day program dealing with sex trafficking in Indian Country Tuesday, July 14th at Rincon Tribal Hall.  It’s designed for tribal leaders, law enforcement, counselors and other service providers.  To register, call 760 750 6849

There’s a Neighborhood Watch informational meeting coming up Wednesday, July 15, 6p at the Pala Admin main hall.  Sheriff’s Department representatives will be on hand to answer questions.  Contact Tim Ravago at 760 644 1320 if you have topics you’d like the Sheriffs to cover.

The Annual Harold Siva Sr. fastpitch softball tournament is July 17-19th on the newly refurbished fields at Jim Banks Sports Park in Pala.  Double elimination mens’ and womens’ divisions.  Entries are due by July 10th.  Call the Pala Fire Department for information 760 994 8110.

Conversational language classes in Pa’enexily are offered every other Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:30 at the Pala Admin building main hall.  Classes are free and open to everyone.  The next class is July 21st.  For information, contact the Pala Tribal Secretary’s office at 760 891 3516.

Swim classes are offered Monday through Friday mornings until August 7 at Fallbrook High School.  There’s also open recreational swimming every afternoon, seven days a week from 1 to 4 at the high school.

Entries are being accepted now through September 1st for the 3rd annual San Diego American Indian Film Festival.  The festival begins November 19th at Cal State San Marcos.

The Roadrunners Walking Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9 to 10 at the Rincon Baseball Park.  And there’s circuit training at 15 workout stations Mondays at 10 at Pala Youth Center.  Everybody is welcome.  Call Alyssa at IHC for more information.  760 749 1410 x5263

Pala Raceway is open to the public from 9 to 4 Tuesdays through Sundays.  Closed most Mondays except holidays.   For information go to Instagram and search “OfficialPalaRaceway”.

Pala Skate Park is open to BMX riders-only from 2p until dusk Wednesdays and Sundays.  All other days are skate boarding only.   Call Pala Fitness Center for information at 760 891 3503 on that and Interval Training classes offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, and Chair Aerobics classes Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  Note that the Fitness Center is closed on Sundays.

An 8-week parenting course, entitled “Loving Solutions” meets Thursdays from 4 to 6p at IHC on Golsh Road in Rincon.  It’s free.  To register, call 760 749 1410 x5321.

Basket weaving classes are offered twice a month Sundays from 2 to 4 at the Pala Old Tribal Hall.  The instructor is Rosie Salinas.  Call the Cupa Cultural Center for more information at 760 891 3590

Enrollment is now open for Pala Little Feathers Preschool.  And free GED and High School math tutoring is available by appointment-only at Pala Library.  For more information on either program, call Pala Learning Center at 760 742 1997.

Al-Anon meetings are Monday evenings at 7:30 and Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursdays at 7p at the Pala Admin building.

Indian Health Council runs a grief & loss support group Mondays from 2 to 3:30p, a domestic violence support group Tuesday afternoons from 3 to 5:30p and a pain management support group Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11a at IHC on Golsh Road in Rincon.  From noon to 3 on Wednesdays in the Dreamweaver Room, it’s Stitch to Wellness – a crafting and discussion group covering different health topics each week.  There’s also a Wellness Workshop the 4th Wednesday of every month from 1 to 2p at the Pala Admin building with games, crafts, informational presentations and snacks.  You can find out more at or by calling 760 749 1410 x5246.



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Infinity – Tuesday afternoons – 60 Plus Club from 11 to 3p with live shows at 1.

  • Tue Jul 7 – Rebecca Clark, tribute to Barbra Streisand
  • Tue Jul 14 – Surfin’, tribute to the Beach Boys
  • Tue Jul 21 – Chris Nolan, tribute to Nat King Cole
  • Tue Jul 28 – Rob Ely’s Rockin’ 50s Review

Infinity – Saturday night tribute shows at 8p followed by Club Infinity until 1a

  • Sat Jul 4 – La Grange, tribute to ZZ Top
  • Sat Jul 11 – Fan Halen, tribute to Van Halen
  • Sat Jul 18 – David Brighton, tribute to David Bowie
  • Sat Jul 25 – Dog N’ Butterfly, tribute to Heart
  • Sat Aug 1 – Mick Adams and the Stones, tribute to the Rolling Stones
  • Sat Aug 8 – Green Today, tribute to Green Day
  • Sat Aug 22 – Fool’s Logic, tribute to Supertramp
  • Sat Aug 29 – Help!, tribute to the Beatles

The Wine Cave – live jazz & acoustic weekends at 7p

Luis Rey’s – free live music at 7p

  • Fri & Sat Jul 3 & 4 – Barry J

Pala Events Center

  • Sat Jul 4 – Vietnamese concert 7:30
  • Sat Oct 10 – Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood 7:30p
  • Sat Oct 17 – Mike Epps 7:30p

Starlight outdoor Theater

  • Sat Jul 11 – WAR 7:30p  (Cheech & Chong cancelled)
  • Fri Jul 17 – Alice in Chains
  • Sat Jul 25 – Aaron Lewis
  • Thu Jul 30 – Huey Lewis and the News 8p
  • Sat Aug 8 – Russell Peters 7:30p
  • Sat Aug 15 – Which One’s Pink, tribute to Pink Floyd 7:30p
  • Fri Aug 28 – Rock of the 70s Tour with The Guess Who, Ambrosia, Firefall and Al Stewart 8p
  • Sat Sep 5 – Yes and Toto 6:30p
  • Fri Sep 25 – Rascal Flatts 8p
  • Sat Sep 26 – Wanda Sykes 7:30p



M-F 9a – “Democracy Now!” – a daily independent global news hour hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez – 60 min – live – from Pacifica network

M-F 10a - “Native America Calling” – live national call-in talk – 60 min – live – from NV1 network

M-F 12noon - “Pala Today” – local news, sports, business, weather and features with  John Fox – 30 min – live

Every night at 7p – “Rez Radio Reggae Hour” – either “Rez Dub Reggae with Elijah”, “Reggae Makossa with Makeda Dread”, or “Reggae from the Vault” – 60 min – recorded

Every night at midnight - “The Old Time Radio Hour” featuring network radio drama, comedy and variety from the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s:  Mon- “The Great Gildersleeve” and “Pat Novak for Hire”, Tues – “Gunsmoke” and “The Aldrich Family”, Wed – “Fibber McGee and Molly” and “Red Skelton”, Thur – “Dragnet” and “Jack Benny”, Fri – “The Life of Riley” and “Suspense”, Sat –“Tales of the Texas Rangers”and “Abbott and Costello”, Sun – “My Favorite Husband” and “Johnny Dollar” – 60 min recorded (a looooooong time ago)

Mon 11a - "The Treatment" - host Elvis Mitchell interviews movers and shakers from the world of movies, popular art and entertainment - 30 min – recorded – from KCRW, Santa Monica

Mon 11:30a, repeats Tues 12:30p “Left, Right and Center” – politics, policy and pop culture with Robert Scheer and Rich Lowry – 30 min – recorded – from KCRW, Santa Monica

Mon 12:30p, repeats Sat 7:30a – “Pala Life:  Past and Present” – native culture, language and interviews with elders hosted by Eric Ortega .  Podcasts available at – 30 min – recorded

Mon 6p, repeats Fri 11a – “Back in the Day” – Doots and Darlene host an hour of personally selected music and reminisce about good times on the Rez in Pala. – 60 min – recorded

Tues 11a – “Good Food” – host Evan Kleiman looks at cultures through their food customs, unusual restaurants, the politics of food and the people involved – 60 min – recorded – from KCRW, Santa Monica

Tues 1p - “Mark’s Groovy Trip” – Top 40 ‘70’s music and trivia with Mark Gleason.  Podcasts available at – 3 hours – live

Wed 11a – “Between the Lines” with Scott Harris – weekly analysis of news stories that are not in the headlines – 30 minutes – recorded from Pacifica network

Wed 11:30a – “Radio Curious” with Barry Vogel covering a wide array of topics concerning life and ideas – 30 minutes – recorded from Pacifica network

Wed 12:30p, repeat Sun 1:30p“Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site” with Gilbert Smith, Mike Bragg and the Galaxy Moonbeam Gang talking about the history of media, pop culture and stuff related to the baby boomer generation.  Podcasts available at the GMNS web site – 30 min - recorded

Wed 4p - “Heaven Bound Gospel” – locally produced inspirational music with hosts Rev. Dennis Trujillo and Rev. Ken Johnson – 30 min – recorded

Wed 7p – “Rez Dub Reggae” – host Elijah Duro – 60 min - recorded

Thur 11a – “American Indian Living” – host David DeRose MD discussing health issues in Indian country – 60 min – recorded

Thurs 12:30p – “Healthy Rez” – host Irma Bennett with interviews on a variety of subjects important to your good health – 30 min – recorded

Fri 12:30p – “Sea Change Radio” – with Alex Wise … environmental awareness in the 21st century – 30 minutes – recorded from Pacifica Network.

Sat 7a -“Talking Drum” – native music from various pow wows and other recordings from NV1 – 30 min – recorded

Sat 8a, repeats Sun 9p “Earthsongs” – an hour of contemporary native music hosted by Alexis Sallee from the NV1 network – 60 min - recorded

Sat 9a, repeats Sun 10p “Voices From the Circle” – Traditional and contemporary native music, storytelling and current events with hosts Jim DeNomie, Barbara Jersey and Shadow – 60 min – recorded

Sat 10a, repeats Sun 8p – “Rockin’ the Rez” – an hour of eclectic folk, rock, native and many other styles of music and interviews with performers hosted by local musician Joel Rafael – 60 min – recorded

Sat 7p – “Reggae Makossa” – reggae music and interviews with world music makers hosted by Makeda Dread from the World Beat Center in San Diego – 60 min – recorded

Sat 8p – “Songs of the Southwest – Bird-style”- native music from all over California and the Four Corners states hosted by Eric Ortega – 30 min – recorded

NEW Sat 11p – “Futuresound” – electronic music hosted by Cuscino – 60 minutes – recorded

Sun 9a-noon – “Brunch with Bob and Friends” Bob Marley and other classic Jamaican reggae with host Tommy Hough – 3 hours – recorded

Sun 1p – Old Time Radio show “Gunsmoke” – originally aired on CBS Radio in the 1940’s and 50’s starring William Conrad.  A different episode also heard Tuesday at midnight – 30 min – recorded

Sun 2p – Old Time Radio show “My Favorite Husband” – originally aired on CBS Radio in the 1940’s and 50’s starring Lucille Ball.  A different episode also heard Sunday at midnight – 30 min – recorded

Sun 2:30p – Old Time Radio show “Dragnet” – originally aired on NBC Radio in the 1950’s starring Jack Webb.  A different episode also heard Thursday at midnight – 30 minutes – recorded

Sun 3p - “Classic Country Saloon” – country music and related artist trivia from the 1930’s to 1970’s hosted by Scott Stone – 30 min – recorded

Sun 3:30p – Old Time Radio show “Fibber McGee and Molly” – originally aired on NBC Radio in the 1940’s and 50’s.  A different episode also heard Wednesday at midnight – 30 minutes – recorded

Sun 4p – “Jack’s Tracks” – rock, folk and blues including many local performers, hosted by Chris Carmichael – 3hrs – recorded

Sun 7p – “Rez Dub Reggae encore” – previously aired Rez Dub shows with Elijah – 60 min – recorded

Sun 11p – “Juke in the Back” – an hour of 1940’s and 50’s Rhythm and Blues hosted by Matt the Cat – 60 min – recorded – from Pacifica network



Road closures during severe weather events from the County Public Works Department only available during severe weather

Cal Fire home page for all wildfire resource links

Look over this checklist prepared by CalFire to see if you’re ready

In an emergency, one of Pala Rez RadioTM's resources for obtaining information is local amateur radio operators.  Even if you don’t have a Ham license you can monitor their frequencies:  Fallbrook repeater 146.175, Palomar repeater 146.730, RACES repeater 147.195, on any radio that receives the 2 meter band.  There are “smart phone” apps that do this too.

Live Audio feeds from the above ham and other Southern California sources including CHP, Sheriff and Escondido police available at

The California Department of Forestry's frequency is 151.190 and the CHP is 39.800.

NOAA weather band radio … 162.400 mHz is the strongest of their seven frequencies in Pala or

National Poison Control Center – 800 222 1222

California Department of Public Health Information Line: (916) 341-3947; Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Indian Health Council Rincon clinic events calendar 760 749 1410 – a non-profit search engine paid for by employers seeking to hire Native Americans.  Search job offers, post resumes and find job skill courses.

California DMV – most registration issues can be handled online at Local offices:  Temecula at 27851 Diaz Road, Oceanside at 4005 Plaza Drive, and Poway at 13461 Community Road are open 7 to 5 Monday through Friday except Wednesday when they open at 8.  Hemet at 1200 S. State St. opens an hour later.  800 777 0133 to make an appointment at any office.  The Escondido office has closed but will reopen at a new location in San Marcos possibly next year.

Pala Environmental Department weekly Pala Air Quality Report, various environmental information/facts/pictures, local events like our household hazardous waste days, local pictures of Pala Wildlife, and more

San Luis Rey Watershed Council, cool pictures from Oceanside/Pacific Ocean all the way up past Lake Henshaw, cleanup events, fairs, and other activities individuals/families may find interesting

Pala Fitness Center - open to the public Mon-Sat

Pala Skate Park Facebook page

SoCal Citrus tree quarantine and Asian Citrus Psyllid treatment

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC):

California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA):

County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services:

Information on the proposed Gregory Canyon landfill.

Check the status of local road and transit projects:

General disaster prep advice:

Live fire-monitoring cameras including Red Mountain, Fallbrook

Live webcam on top of Palomar Mountain and a guide to what you’re seeing on this webcam at

Fallbrook High School

Valley Center High School

Great Oaks High School in Temecula

Save time searching online with quick, organized listings of all major websites

Consumer Advocate Clark Howard’s website – tons of useful links at

Business and auto-related news links at Ed Wallace’s website,




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