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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 – Wednesday 11/25/15 – Happy Thanksgiving! PT returns Monday, 11/30

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.



Last night’s storm didn’t bring much rain, but most all of North County got a little.  Fallbrook, Lake Skinner and Couser Canyon each had .04 hundredths of an inch, Bonsall, Rainbow, Rincon, French Valley airport and Valley Center all got .08 hundredths.  Escondido, Deer Springs, and Lake Wohlford each had .12 hundredths.  La Jolla reservation had a fifth of an inch and Palomar had almost a third of an inch.  Temecula and Vail Lake didn’t report any measureable rain.  We’ll get a break for Thanksgiving before the next storm passes through.  The full forecast is coming up. (below)

A landscaper working for Davy’s Tree Service, trimming trees on Cole Grade Road in front of Valley Center High School was struck by a passing pickup truck about 9:30a yesterday morning.  Medics were preparing to airlift him when he died from injuries.  The unidentified victim reportedly crossed Cole Grade near Margarita Lane in front of the truck which was traveling at about 35 to 40 miles an hour.  The driver remained at the scene until deputies arrived.  It was not immediately clear if charges would be filed.

The holiday crackdown by California Highway Patrol begins today with a maximum enforcement period through Sunday night, looking for speeders, DUIs and other traffic violations.  The CHP arrested nearly 1k people for DUI last Thanksgiving – about 16% fewer than the year before.  But fatalities statewide were up by over a third last year to 45.

The man who attacked a family stranded alongside the 215 freeway in Menifee, slashing their 18-month old child pleaded guilty yesterday at his preliminary hearing to attempted murder and was immediately sentenced to 15 years in state prison.  44-year old Nicholas Lopez Garcia committed the unprovoked act in May just south of Newport Road.

The Wildomar City Council yesterday decided to join with Riverside County in defending a lawsuit filed by the city of Eastvale over state legislation enabling the county to forgive the debts of four cities incorporated in 2008 and 2009.  Wildomar, Menifee, Jurupa Valley and Eastvale were all included in the plan.  But because Eastvale already paid its debt, it won’t get any of the savings, so they’re suing the county.  Wildomar is set to benefit by about $1m and is allying itself with the county in the suit that could see the other three cities not having their debts forgiven if the plaintiff, Eastvale should prevail.

The Santa Barbara-based nonprofit, The World Business Academy is criticizing the state Public Utilities Commission for rejecting its application for about $425k in public advocacy funds related to its work on the San Onofre Nuclear plant shutdown settlement.  The commission denied World Business Academy’s request the same day it approved paying another nonprofit $290k for similar work.

There’s an interesting article in the Fallbrook-Bonsall Village News by Andrea Verdin detailing progress at Bonsall High School now that it’s in its second year of operation with 138 students.  About another 80 to 90 will be joining next fall as the school expands to have freshman, sophomore, and junior classes.  The Bonsall Unified School District with its new high school includes the Pala Reservation.

The annual Festival of Trees and Hometown Holiday Parade is this Saturday in historic downtown Murrieta.  It begins at Kalmia and Washington at 5p and ends in Town Square Park.  At the park, Santa and his friends will light the 25-foot tall city tree.  Murrieta residents have until December 7th to register to compete in the city’s Holiday Home Decorating Contest.  The website is  There’ll be two Christmas tree lightings in Temecula.  The first is this Friday, November 27th at 6p on Old Town Main Street.   And the second is at the Temecula Duck Pond Thursday, December 3rd at 7p.  Santa’s workshop will host breakfast Saturday, December 12th with four hourly sessions beginning at 8a at the Temecula Community Recreation Center.  There’s also a noon session for special needs children.  Temecula has three city decorating contests – in Old Town, in Wine Country, and at participating hotels. Voting will take place online.  And residents can participate in the “T’was the Lights Before Christmas” holiday lights contest between December 7th and 20th.  Information is available at .

The Western Riverside Council of Governments is helping residents towards their holiday decorating goals with a free holiday lights exchange.  Events will be held in four locations where residents can exchange old incandescent strings of at least 50 lights and get up to two new strings of LED lights in return.  You’ll need up to two strands of old lights, a copy of your SoCal Edison bill, and a picture ID matching the name on the bill.  The exchanges are this Friday, November 27th at 6p at 41902 Main Street in Old Town, Saturday, November 28th 6p at the tree lighting ceremony at City Hall in Perris, and next Saturday in Hemet and Eastvale.

Five special parking spaces will be dedicated this Saturday at the Temecula Promenade mall to honor Purple Heart medal recipients.  County third district supervisor and veteran Navy pilot Chuck Washington will be a guest speaker at the 9a ceremonies between the JC Penny and Sears stores at the mall.



In the NFL – The league has a full day of games planned for pre and post-turkey tomorrow.  At 9:30a, Detroit hosts Philadelphia.  The Panthers are in Dallas at 1:30.  And Green Bay hosts Da Behrs at 5:30p.  The Chargers next loss … sorry, game is Sunday morning in Jacksonville.

St. Louis Rams third-year wide receiver Stedman Bailey is in critical but stable condition after being shot twice in the head while a passenger in a parked car in Miami Gardens, Florida last night.  Bailey’s cousin, was driving along with two minors.  He was even more seriously injured trying to shield the children.  The children were unharmed.  The shots were reportedly fired from a passing vehicle.   Bailey’s home town is Miramar, Florida, a town about 7 miles away from Miami Gardens.

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested outside a Kansas casino last night for allegedly assaulting a security staffer.  He’d been asked to leave the casino for being intoxicated.  Randle had been released by the Cowboys earlier this month.

In college football – San Diego State could become the first Mountain West team to go undefeated in the league in years with a win against Nevada at Qualcomm Stadium this Saturday.  They’re 8 and three overall and 7 and 0 in the Mountain West.  They’re also one of only seven teams in the country this year that could go undefeated in their respective leagues.   Game time is 7:45p.

In the NBA – Golden State is now 16 and 0 after knocking off the Lakers – not that difficult – 111-77 last night in Oakland.  Steph Curry had 24 points and nine assists.  LA’s Kobe Bryant was just 1 for 14, scoring only four points, matching his worst shooting performance ever in which he scored at least one basket. The Clippers beat the Nuggets 111-94 in Denver.  Atlanta, Memphis and Chicago won their games as well.   Eleven NBA games tonight including the Clippers hosting Memphis.

In college basketball – At the Las Vegas Invitational, SDSU plays #14 Cal tomorrow and West Virginia on Friday before starting the regular season on Tuesday in Long Beach.  Elsewhere, the Top ten favorites all won their games last night.  Today, #6 Duke is at Yale and #5 Kansas hosts #19 Vanderbilt.

In the NHL – Just two games last night.  Ottowa handled a third period rally by Dallas point for point and beat the Stars 7-4.  And Anaheim rallied for three in the third to beat the visiting Calgary Flames 5-3.  Thirteen games tonight including the Ducks at Phoenix  – none tomorrow in either the NHL or the NBA – tomorrow is a football day.

In the minors – The San Diego Gulls’ next game is at home against Texas tonight.

Local high school sports:  In Friday’s CIF football San Diego semi-finals, Oceanside hosts Point Loma, El Camino hosts Steele Canyon, Valley Center is at Mission Bay, and Mission Hills plays St. Augustine at Mesa College.  In the Southwest Section, Vista Murrieta hosts Rancho Cucamonga this Friday at 7p.



Stocks are seeing another slight rise today, especially the broader indexes.  Oil futures are up as the drilling rig count declines.

The board of Hormel Foods has approved a 2 for 1 stock split.  It closed Tuesday at $71.32  and is up 3 ½% today.



Centers for Disease Control yesterday announced an outbreak of E. coli has been linked to chicken salad sold at Costco.  19 people in 7 states have been infected – five of them have been hospitalized.  The CDC advises anyone who’s bought rotisserie chicken salad from any Costco in the U.S. on or before November 20 to not eat in and dispose of it.

Just ahead of the traditional time of year for feasting, Pala Casino and Resort yesterday donated 15k pounds of food to Brother Benno’s, a non-profit volunteer organization serving the poor and homeless in North County, and to the Senior Citizens Service Center in Murrieta.

The American Farm Bureau has released statistics about what we spend on Thanksgiving dinner.  In 2015, the average American family will spend $50.11 to feed ten people on Thanksgiving.  That’s more than double the actual cost in 1987.  But when figured in inflation-adjusted dollars, the holiday meal has held quite steady over the years and is actually about $1 less than it was 28 years ago.  The Farm Bureau’s breakdown lists about a dozen dishes.  The bird this year is up a buck-fifty from last year at just over $23.  Stuffing cost $2.61 for 14 ounces.  $3.57 for three pounds of sweet potatoes, $1.52 for a pound of green peas.  Mr. Turkey is responsible for a lot of the increase.  Turkey prices have spiked in the last five years.  But supermarkets often discount the bird for Thanksgiving, masking the true cost.  Average costs for all items in urban areas tend to be higher.  And the Farm Bureau’s numbers don’t include alcohol.  If seven of your ten diners have two glasses of wine each, that’s another $25.

Three new movies hit theater screens today.  “Creed” – yet another Rocky movie, starring Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed, and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa opens on 3,350 screens.  The animated Pixar feature, “The Good Dinosaur” opens on 3,750 screens.  It’s expected to dethrone the latest Hunger Games movie as tops at the box office this weekend.  And Daniel Radcliffe stars in “Victor Frankenstein”, opening on 2,800 screens.


Here’s the Pala Safety Committee tip for the month of November.

Deep frying of holiday turkeys has become more popular in recent years.  With it come some safety issues.  Thousands of turkey fryer fires are reported every year.   Remember these safety tips:

  • Set up your fryer outdoors, at least ten feet away from the house
  • Keep children and pets away from the fryer
  • Have a fire extinguisher standing by when using a turkey fryer
  • Oil must be even and steady at all times.  Set up on a flat, level surface and carefully gauge the amount of oil needed
  • Only fry a turkey that is thawed and dry.  Hot oil and water are an explosive combination.  Water in hot oil will bubble over, spilling onto the burner where the oil will catch fire.
  • Keep track of the oil temperature.  Many fryers don’t have their own temperature gauge.
  • Be careful touching the fryer, lid and handle.  They can be hot enough to cause burns.

These tips provided by the U.S. Fire Administration, PBS, and the Pala Safety Committee.


Programming on Rez Radio 91.3 is made possible in part by the Pala Band of Mission Indians and donations from listeners like you.  Call 760 742 4200 or email for details on contributing to community radio in Pala.

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

With the rainy season approaching, Pala Fire Department has plenty of prefilled sandbags ready to go for Pala residents only.  You can come by the fire station to pick them up or, elders can call 760 742 1632 and have them delivered.

Pala Seniors Lunch Menu:  The kitchen is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday until Monday 11/30 when the menu is spaghetti, mixed vegetables, garlic bread, and pears.

The Pala Band of Mission Indians has a number of employment opportunities including full time and part time.  For a list, go to

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Pala Weather – there’s a wind advisory for the local mountains and deserts until 7p tonight … it’ll be partly sunny with a high of about 60 for the next three days … winds could gust up to 25 miles an hour in Pala today … a slight chance of showers tonight … partly sunny tomorrow … then another 20% chance of rain tomorrow night through Friday night … up to an inch of snow is possible in the local mountains above 5k feet … partly sunny and 63 Saturday … mostly sunny with high temperatures increasing from 65 Sunday to the low 70s by Tuesday … overnight lows in the low to mid-40s 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 Thanksgiving Day 5k Turkey Trot Thursday at 8a before you stuff yourself in Fallbrook, beginning and ending at The Grand Tradition and benefitting the Fallbrook Village Rotary Club.  Register at .  760 451 3488 or

The annual Fallbrook Artisan Faire is this Saturday, November 30 from 10a to 4p, downtown Fallbrook at Main and Elder.  Admission and live music is free with arts and crafts for sale.  It’s also the Downtown Merchants Holiday Open House recognizing Small Business Saturday – the day after Black Friday. or 760 728 5845.

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 December 1st.  For information, contact the Pala Tribal Secretary’s office at 760 891 3516.

The annual craft sale at Helen Crane’s house is Friday, December 4th from 9 to 5 at 1270 Remijio Street.  For information, call 760 742 1362.

The 4th annual Veteran’s Christmas Breakfast at the Barona Clubhouse is Friday, December 4th from 9a to 1p.  All veterans are welcome.  For information, call Cathy at 619 445 1188 x 200.

Santa’s Electric Light Parade takes to the streets of Old Town Temecula the evening of Friday, December 4th

Friday and Saturday, December 4th and 5th from 5 to 8p, all museums in San Diego’s Balboa Park are open free of charge.  About 350k visitors are expected for December Nights 2015 – the largest event of the year at Balboa Park.

Saturday, December 5th at 1p, it’s the annual Vista Christmas Parade in historic downtown Vista.  Then at 5p, it’s the 34th annual Fallbrook Christmas Parade on Main Street from Ammunition to E. Mission Road.

The North County Academy of Dance presents Tchaikovsky’s holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker” at the Bob Burton Performing Arts Center at Fallbrook High School December 4 through 6th with two performances on Sunday.  Tickets are available at

The San Diego American Indian Health Center’s annual Winter Gathering is Saturday, December 19th from noon to 4p at the Ballard Parent Center at 2375 Congress Street in Old Town San Diego.  Lots of food and entertainment.  Bring a side dish to share.  For more info, call Paula at 858 442 5033.

The next Tribes 4 Christ food bank and clothing drive is 3p Monday, December 28th at La Jolla Tribal Hall gym on Highway 76 in Pauma Valley.  Call 760 742 1481 for more information.

There’s a Crochet Club meeting every Tuesday from 5-7p at Pala Administration Building.  Call the Tribal Secretary’s office for info at 760 891 3517

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 and Wednesdays at 9a at Pala Youth Center.  Everybody is welcome.  Call Alyssa at IHC for more information.  760 749 1410 x5263

Pala Raceway is open from 8 to 6 Fridays through Tuesdays.  Closed Wednesdays and Thursdays.   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.   Interval Training classes are offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, and Chair Aerobics classes Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  Call Pala Fitness Center for information on all of these at 760 891 3503

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 open for Pala Little Feathers Preschool.  Free GED and High School math tutoring is available by appointment-only at Pala Library.  For more information on all of these programs, 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 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 about all of these at or by calling 760 749 1410 x5246.



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Pala Box Office 1 877 946 7252 or

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

  • Tues Dec 1 – The Smokin’ Cobras, rockin’ oldies review
  • Tues Dec 8 – Virgil Gibson, formerly with The Platters
  • Tues Dec 15 – The Alley Cats, doo-wop revue
  • Tues Dec 22 – Help!, tribute to the Beatles
  • Tues Dec 29 – no show
  • Tues Jan 5 – Rob Ely, tribute to Elvis
  • Tues Jan 12 – Jeff Johnson, tribute to Sam Cooke
  • Tues Jan 19 – The Mar Dels

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

  • Sat Nov 28 – Boys of Summer, tribute to the Eagles
  • Sat Dec 5 – private event
  • Sat Dec 12 – private event
  • Sat Dec 19 – Hollywood Blondie, tribute to Blondie
  • Sat Dec 26 – Kenny Hale Band
  • Thu Dec 31 – New Year’s Eve Party with Cougrzz
  • Sat Jan 23 – Tim Braun, spiritual medium
  • Sat Feb 13 – Arrival From Sweden, tribute to ABBA

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

  • Fri & Sat Nov 27 & 28 – David Maldonado
  • Fri & Sat Dec 4 & 5 – Mark Langford
  • Fri & Sat Dec 11 & 12 – Doug MacDonald

Luis Rey’s – live bands weekends at 7p

  • Fri & Sat Nov 27 & 28 – All In
  • Fri & Sat Dec 4 & 5 – David Paul Band
  • Fri Dec 11 – Mor Sol
  • Sat Dec 12 – Retro Soul

Pala Events Center

  • Sat Nov 28 – Vietnamese concert 7:30p
  • Sat Dec 5 – Kathy Griffin, 8p
  • Fri Dec 11 – Eric Burdon & The Animals, 8p
  • Sun Jan 10 – Kiss the Bride bridal show, 10a
  • Sat Jan 16 – Temptations & Dramatics, 7:30p
  • Sat Feb 12 – Spring Love and Lovers’ Vietnamese Concert, 7:30p
  • Fri Feb 19 – Ronnie Milsap, 8p



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

New - Tues thru Sat 6p – “The Wolfman Jack Show” – hits of the 50’s through 70’s hosted by the legendary Wolfman Jack – 60 min Tue-Fri , 4 hours Sat - recorded

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 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.

New time - Fri 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

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 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 from the 1930’s to 1980’s  – 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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