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2014 Honors From the San Diego Press Club

Rez Radio 91.3's "Pala Today news at noon" has 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  http://208.70.75.109:8080/stream.m3u .  On your smart phone, download the free TuneIn.com 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 TuneIn.com 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 … http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/oes/ready/signup.html

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 91.3@palatribe.com 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 jfox@palatribe.com

 

RESOURCES

Map to determine who’s responsible for your local fire protection http://www.fire.ca.gov/fire_prevention/fhsz_maps/fhsz_maps_sandiego.php

Wildfire season in Pala never ends.  Look over this checklist prepared by CalFire to see if you’re ready http://www.readyforwildfire.org/

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 www.noaa.gov

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. http://www.cdph.ca.gov/Pages/RadiationFAQS2011.aspx

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC): http://www.nrc.gov/

California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA): http://www.oes.ca.gov/

County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services: www.ReadySanDiego.org/

Bill Horn, San Diego County 5th District Supervisor, bill.horn@sdcounty.ca.gov - 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 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pala-Skate-Park/131893240216737

Pala Raceway – motorcycle and ATV track http://www.palaraceway.com/

Information on the proposed Gregory Canyon landfill.  www.savegregorycanyon.org

Road closures during severe weather events from the County Public Works Department http://www.sdcdpw.org/emergency only available during severe weather

Check the status of local road and transit projects:  http://www.keepsandiegomoving.com/home.aspx

CA Route 76 S. Mission Rd to I-15 Draft Environmental Impact Report:  http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist11/Env_docs/SR-76easteir.pdf

FEMA natural disaster and emergency prep tips at http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/oes/ready/

Live fire-monitoring cameras including Red Mountain, Fallbrook http://hpwren.ucsd.edu/cameras/

Live webcam on top of Palomar Mountain http://palomarmountainwebcam.com/ and a guide to what you’re seeing on this webcam at http://tchester.org/temp/palomar/palomar%20webcam_label.jpg

U.S Geological Survey, recent earthquake activity map http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Maps/special/California_Nevada.php

Fallbrook High School http://www.fallbrookhs.org/index.jsp

Valley Center High School http://vchs.vcpusd.net/

Great Oaks High School in Temecula http://gohs.tvusd.k12.ca.us/

Save time searching online with quick, organized listings of all major websites www.AllMyFaves.com

Consumer Advocate Clark Howard’s website – tons of useful links at http://clarkhoward.com/

Business and auto-related news links at Ed Wallace’s website, http://www.insideautomotive.com/

Thursday 12/18/14

PALA TODAY – Thursday 12/18/14

The following items are part of “Pala Today” as 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

 

LOCAL AND REGIONAL HEADLINES

Just a trace of rain overnight locally – as much as ten inches of snow fell on San Bernardino County ski resorts.  Areas to the north had much more severe weather than here in North County.  Mud from a recent burn area covered all lanes of eastbound Hwy 91 early yesterday morning and a funnel cloud was reported just before noon at March Air Reserve Base in Moreno Valley.  The full forecast is coming up. (below)

An overturned big rig shut down Highway 76 in both directions at I-5 early this morning.  The truck was headed west on 76 from southbound I-5 on a tight cloverleaf ramp.  It happened at about 3:30 and took until late this morning to transfer the cargo to another truck and upright the wreck.  http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/dec/18/big-rig-crash-freeway-closure-76/

A Temecula businessman and a Newport Beach doctor were both arrested yesterday in connection with an alleged money laundering scheme in which $3.3m in fraudulent loans were obtained from Wells Fargo and Zion Banks.  Allegedly bogus companies owned by Temecula resident Sammy Ciling through which the money was laundered include Extreme Green Medical and Fallbrook Diagnostics.  Ciling and Dr. Donald Woo Lee of Newport Beach were each charged with 55 counts that could result in jail terms of more than 60 years if convicted.  Lee operates Prime Partners Medical Group in Temecula and Murrieta.  Both are being held at Southwest Detention Center in lieu of $3.5m bail.  Arraignment is scheduled for tomorrow.  Two others have pending arrest warrants in connection with the case. http://patch.com/california/temecula/temecula-doctor-accused-multimillion-dollar-money-laundering-scheme-0

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors earlier this month approved plans for an off-leash dog park at the southern end of Live Oak Park in Fallbrook.  The unanimous vote calls for initial funding by the Live Oak Park Coalition of $26k with annual maintenance contributions of $5,200.  The board established an additional $25k for installation of new facilities and decided the new designation was exempt from California Environmental Quality Act review. www.villagenews.com

There was a mild 2.5 magnitude earthquake just east of Borrego Springs near the airport yesterday afternoon at about 3p. http://earthquake.usgs.gov

Caltrans reports the repaving work on Highway 76 east of Pala has been cancelled for today.  No delays expected.

Pala Tribal Services is reminding residents that next week’s trash pickup schedule will have most residential pickups moved up a day.  If your normal trash day is Wednesday or Thursday, your pickup day next week will be Tuesday, the 23rd.  If your normal trash day is Friday, your pickup next week will be Wednesday, the 24th.

 

SPORTS

In the NFL – How bad was Monday night’s NFL game?  The five and nine Bears lost an embarrassing 31-15 game that was even worse than the score suggests.  In response, they’re benching quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of Jimmy Clausen this week.  Cutler is the highest-paid offensive player in the NFL.  He signed a 7-year deal last season that earned him $22.5m this year alone.  Two Bears players in leadership positions told ESPN they feel “confused and uncomfortable” coach Marc Trestman’s benching of Cutler. http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/12043769/chicago-bears-start-jimmy-clausen-jay-cutler-week

College Bowl Games schedule (38 bowl games plus the championship)

  • R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl – Sat Dec 20 8a – Nevada vs. Louisiana-Lafayette – ESPN
  • Gildan New Mexico Bowl – Sat Dec 20 11a – Utah State vs. UTEP – ESPN
  • Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl – Sat Dec 20 12:30p – #22 Utah vs. Colorado State – ABC
  • Famous Idaho Potato Bowl – Sat Dec 20 2:45p – W Michigan vs. Air Force – ESPN
  • Raycom Media Camellia Bowl – Sat Dec 20 6:15p – South Alabama vs. Bowling Green – ESPN
  • Miami Beach Bowl – Mon Dec 22 11a – BYU vs. Memphis – ESPN
  • Boca Raton Bowl – Tues Dec 23 3p – Marshall vs. N Illinois – ESPN
  • SD County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl – Tues Dec 23 6:30p – Navy vs. San Diego State – ESPN
  • Popeyes Bahamas Bowl – Wed Dec 24 9a – Central Michigan vs. W Kentucky – ESPN
  • Hawaii Bowl – Wed Dec 24 5p – Fresno State vs. Rice – ESPN
  • Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl – Fri Dec 26 10a – Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech –ESPN
  • Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit – Fri Dec 26 1:30p – Rutgers vs. North Carolina – ESPN
  • Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl – Fri Dec 26 5p – NC State vs UCF – ESPN
  • Military Bowl  at Annapolis – Sat Dec 27 10a – Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech – ESPN
  • Hyundai Sun Bowl – Sat Dec 27 11a - #15 Arizona State vs. Duke – CBS
  • Duck Commander Independence Bowl – Sat Dec 27 12:30p – Miami FL vs. South Carolina - ABC
  • New ERA Pinstripe Bowl – Sat Dec 27 1:30p – Boston College vs. Penn State – ESPN
  • National University Holiday Bowl – Sat Dec 27 5p – Nebraska vs. #24 USC – ESPN
  • Auto Zone Liberty Bowl – Mon Dec 29 11a – Texas A&M vs. West Virginia – ESPN
  • Russell Athletic Bowl – Mon Dec 29 2:30p – Oklahoma vs. #17 Clemson – ESPN
  • Advocare V100 Texas Bowl – Mon Dec 29 6p = Arkansas vs. Texas – ESPN
  • Franklin American Music City Bowl – Tue Dec 30 12p – Notre Dame vs. #23 LSU – ESPN
  • Belk Bowl – Tue Dec 30 3:30p - #13 Georgia vs. #21 Louisville – ESPN
  • Foster Farms Bowl – Tue Dec 30 7p – Maryland vs. Stanford – ESPN
  • Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl – Wed Dec 31 9:30a - #9 Ole Miss vs. #6 TCU – ESPN
  • Vizio Fiesta Bowl – Wed Dec 31 1p - #20 Boise State vs. #10 Arizona – ESPN
  • Capitol One Orange Bowl – Wed Dec 31 5p - #7 Mississippi State vs. #12 Georgia Tech – ESPN
  • Outback Bowl – Thu Jan 1 9a - #19 Auburn vs. #18 Wisconsin – ESPN2
  • Goodyear Cotton Bowl – Thu Jan 1 9:30a - #8 Michigan State vs. #5 Baylor – ESPN
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl – Thu Jan 1 10a - #16 Missouri vs. #25 Minnesota – ABC
  • Rose Bowl (semifinal) – Thu Jan 1 2p - #2 Oregon vs. #3 Florida State – ESPN
  • Allstate Sugar Bowl (semifinal) – Thu Jan 1 5:30p - #1 Alabama vs. #4 Ohio State – ESPN
  • Lockheed Armed Forces Bowl – Fri Jan 2 9a – Houston vs. Pittsburgh – ESPN
  • Taxslayer Bowl – Fri Jan 2 12p – Iowa vs. Tennessee – ESPN
  • Vallero Alamo Bowl – Fri Jan 2 3:45p - #11 Kansas State vs. #14 UCLA – ESPN
  • Ticketcity Cactus Bowl – Fri Jan 2 7p – Washington vs. Oklahoma State – ESPN
  • Birmingham Bowl – Sat Jan 3 9a – East Carolina vs. Florida – ESPN
  • Godaddy Bowl – Sun Jan 4 6p – Toledo vs. Arkansas State – ESPN
  • CFP National Championship Game in Arlington, TX – Mon Jan 12 5:30p – TBD – ESPN

In the NBA – Blake Griffin had 31 points and DeAndre Jordan pulled down 23 rebounds to lead the Clippers to hold off a late rally and beat the visiting Indiana Pacers 102-100 last night.  The Clippers are in 5th place in the NBA West, 3 ½ games behind league-leading Golden State.  Memphis is just ½ game behind Golden State thanks to a real thriller last night in San Antonio.  The Grizzlies beat the Spurs 117-116 in triple overtime.  Marc Gasol led Memphis with 26 points.  Forward Zach Randolph had 21 rebounds.

In college hoops – Last night, San Diego State suffered a loss to unranked Cincinnati 71-62 in overtime with Cincy outscoring State 14-5 in the extra period.  It was their first loss in the last ten overtime games they’ve played an only the second out of the last 19.  UT San Diego sportswriter Mark Zeigler noted that due to flight delays the Aztecs arrived late on Tuesday, missed practice, and then played like it.  The loss could drop the them out of the AP Top 25 for the first time in two years.  The other three top 25 teams who played last night all won.

In the NHL – Just three games last night.  The Senators and Stars each won in 2-0 shutouts.  Boston had a 3-2 overtime win against the Wild in Minneapolis.  Tonight, the Ducks are in Montreal and the Kings host St. Louis.  Undefeated teams #2 Duke and #6 Virginia each play home games against unranked opponents tonight.

In High School prep sports:  Two undefeated teams meet Friday at StubHub Center for the state CIF championship in Division I.  It’ll be Oceanside against Folsom at 8p.

Fallbrook – the North County Classic basketball tournament continues through Saturday at Fallbrook; wrestling and girls water polo are away at tournaments all day; boys soccer at San Pasqual at 3:30

Valley Center – girls water polo at the Winter Classic at Monte Vista beginning at 4; wrestling hosting Mission Hills at 5:30

Great Oak – girls varsity basketball at Roosevelt at 3; boys soccer at Rancho Verde at 3:15; girls water polo hosting La Jolla beginning at 3:15; girls JV and freshman basketball at Murrieta Valley beginning at 4:30 (Pala’s Marylou Nejo is on the freshman team)

 

BUSINE$$

Stocks are rallying.  Here’s the midday update from Marketwatch.com. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/newscast-wall-street-rallies-higher-2014-12-18

The Fed is getting ready for “liftoff”.  Here’s Marketwatch.com’s Tracy Johnke http://www.marketwatch.com/podcast/podcastpopup/MarketWatch%20News%20Break/0#

Overall housing starts, which include all single and multi-family dwellings, slipped 1.6% in November versus October to an annually-adjusted rate of just over a million units in the U.S. according to this week’s Commerce Department report.  It was still the third consecutive month above the million mark.  Though single family home construction dropped 5.4%, that was offset by the more volatile apartment sector, which rose 6.7%.  As reported in the Wall Street Journal, mortgage lending standards remain tight and prices are rising, fueling the need for more apartments than new homes for potential first-time buyers.  www.bunzellmedia.com

The holidays are a great time for phone scammers, as AARP fraud expert Sally Hurme tells Marketwatch.com’s Adrienne Mitchell.  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/crooks-tug-at-heartstrings-prey-on-holiday-cheer-2014-12-18-510710

Retail gasoline prices are falling faster than ever.  Locally, it’s been dropping 73 of the last 75 days.  The price of a gallon of regular is now lower than it’s been in over five years.  In San Diego County, it fell 2 ½ cents since yesterday to $2.80.  Riverside County is $2.78.  That’s 13 cents less than a week ago and 83 cents less than the same time last year.  Eight San Diego County Costcos lead the low price list today at $2.39 which is actually 6 cents below the national average – something that hasn’t happened very often in the last few years.  The lowest prices in Temecula are at Costco and Sam’s Club at $2.45.    http://fuelgaugereport.aaa.com/states/california/california-metro/

The Unocal-Circle K at 28903 Rancho California Road this week became the first gas station in California to feature a new kind of vending machine that dispenses beverages next to the gas pump and adds the cost to the gas purchase with no need to enter the store.  Vendgogh, the North Carolina company that makes, installs and maintains the machines says it’s an attempt to tap into the three-fourths of gas station customers who don’t set foot in the store with a more convenient way to occupy all those cup holders.  Prices are the same as inside the Circle K.  Twenty more California locations are planned for the first fiscal quarter.  http://www.pe.com/articles/station-756586-machines-baric.html

In Take on Tech, Marketwatch.com’s Steve Potisk reports on the one workplace app that rose above the rest in 2014. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-best-workplace-app-of-2014-2014-12-18

Marketwatch.com’s Adrienne Mitchell has a report on how your financial planning should change through each decade of your life. http://www.marketwatch.com/podcast/podcastpopup/Money%20Markets%20And%20More/0#

 

LIFESTYLE AND GREEN LIVING

According to a survey by HUB Research, U.S. Internet users are getting more and more digital video on their phones and tablets, but the king of digital video is still the home computer – both desktop and laptop – by about a three to one margin.  eMarketer says the number is closer to 2 to 1 and that the U.S. audience for digital video will pass the 200m mark next year.  That’s about two thirds of the entire population. www.bunzellmedia.com

Here are some other things that happened on this day in history.

 

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

Decorating a Christmas tree is a holiday tradition in many homes.   To ensure a season filled with fun and no worries, remember these safety tips:

  • Choose the right lights for your tree – Christmas lights come in a variety of styles.  Some are rated for indoor use only.  Look for the “UL or ETL-approved” rating and note whether it’s for indoors or outdoors.
  • Inspect lights for damage – broken lights are inevitable, especially on pre-lit trees.  Check every wire, bulb and fuse to ensure your lights pose no fire or shock hazard
  • Don’t overload power strips – there should be no more than three strings of conventional lights on each extension cord.  More than three can overheat the cord or power bar.  It’s OK to string together more ONLY if they’re LED lights.
  • Never hang lights on metal trees.  Any light malfunction could charge the tree and electrocute anyone who touches it.  A short could also lead to a fire.
  • Turn off lights when not in use – As with any appliance, Christmas lights should be unplugged when you leave the room to save electricity, prevent overheating and the potential for fire.

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

 

Always check with the Pala Fire Department before starting any open fires.  Call 760 742 1632 to get the day’s Cal Fire and APCD recommendations.  Today (12/18) is a permissible burn day in Pala.

 

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 91.3@palatribe.com for details on contributing to community radio in Pala.

The Pala Band of Mission Indians has a number of employment opportunities including full time and part time.  For a list, go to http://www.palatribe.com/career-opportunities

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WEATHER

Pala Weather – mostly sunny this afternoon with a high of 62 … a couple of degrees warmer tomorrow … a 20% chance of showers tomorrow night through mid-morning Saturday then partly sunny Saturday afternoon with a high of 66 … sunny and 72 Sunday … warming to 80 Monday and 84 Tuesday – the warmest day of the week … back to about 80 Wednesday … overnight lows in the mid-40s all week

 

REZ RADIO IS ALSO ON iHeartRadio. iHeartRadio is the world’s largest radio station streaming source (aggregator) and is becoming a standard source for programming on many new vehicles alongside AM, FM and Sirius.  Free apps for all major smart phones and other streaming devices including iPad and Xbox 360 are available at http://www.iheart.com/#/apps/ .  Open your I Heart Radio app, search “Rez Radio” and save us as a favorite.

LISTEN LIVE ON ANY PHONE – In addition to our smart phone and online listening options, anyone with ANY kind of phone can now listen to Rez Radio 91.3 anywhere there is phone service by dialing 1 832 999 1123. Provided by AudioNow, there is no cost for the service, but calls will use plan minutes.  Or if you’re calling from a land line, normal long distance charges will apply.

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 91.3@palatribe.com at least a week before the event.

“Scrooge the Musical” is being presented now through Monday, December 22nd at the Mission Theatre in Fallbrook.  Showtimes at ticket information at 760 731 2278 or www.MissionTheatre.com

The next Native American Flute Circle San Luis Rey Bakery is coming up Sunday, December 21st from 3 to 5p.  There’s also an arts and crafts fair all day.  The bakery is at 490 N. El Camino Real in Oceanside, across the street from the Mission.  www.facebook.com/SanLuisReyBakery

The Tribes 4 Christ monthly food and clothing drive is at La Jolla Tribal Gym on the La Jolla Reservation – 22000 Highway 76 from 3 to 5 Monday, December 22nd.  Call 760 742 1481 for information.

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 30th.  For information, contact the Pala Tribal Secretary’s office at 760 891 3516.

Orientation for Emergency Medical Technician training being held at Pala Fire Department is coming up Sunday, January 4th at 9a.  This is a prep course for the National Registry exam certification.  For information, call Curtis La Chusa at 760 691 6107

Enrollment is now open for Pala Little Feathers Preschool.  This year’s program has been expanded to allow enrollment of more 3-year olds.  The preschool is staffed with credentialed, experienced teachers.  There is one 2-year old class, two 3-year year old, and two 4-year old classes.  Call Monica at 760 742 1997 for more information.

Native basket weaving classes are held twice a month on Sundays at Pala Old Tribal Hall from 2-4p now through December.  Call the Cupa Cultural Center for information, 760 891 3590

Pala Skate Park is open to BMX riders-only all day Wednesdays.  That’s in addition to BMX-only hours from 2 until closing on Sunday afternoons.   Call Bruce at Pala Fitness Center for information at 760 891 3503.

The Pala Learning Center is offering free GED and High School math tutoring by appointment at Pala Library weekdays from 4:30 to 6.  For more information call Monica at Pala Learning Center, 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 pain management support group every Wednesday morning from 10 to 11a at IHC in Rincon.  You can find out more at www.IndianHealth.com or by calling 760 749 1410 x5246.

 

CASINO CORNER

Event listings and info to help you enjoy Pala’s own four-diamond Casino, Spa and Resort – (Auto Club rating, nine consecutive years) http://www.palacasino.com/entertainment/events-schedule/

Click here for poker promotions http://www.palacasino.com/casino/poker/promotions/

Click here for poker tournament calendar http://www.palacasino.com/casino/poker/tournaments-calendar/

Pala Box Office 1 877 946 7252 or www.startickets.com

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

  • Tues Dec 23 – James “King” Kruk, tribute to Elvis
  • Tues Jan 6 – Avelio Falana, tribute to Johnny Mathis
  • Tues Jan 13 – Smooth Sounds of Santana, tribute to Santana
  • Tues Jan 20 – George James, tribute to George Strait
  • Tues Jan 27 – Creedence Relived, tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival

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

  • Sat Dec 20 – Skynyrd Reloaded – tribute to Lynryd Skynyrd
  • Sat Dec 27 – Paperback Writer, tribute to The Beatles
  • Sat Jan 3 – Green Today, tribute to Green Day
  • Sat Jan 10 – Belladonna, tribute to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac
  • Sat Jan 17 – Alice in Cooperland, tribute to Alice Cooper
  • Sat Jan 24 – California’s Best Elvis Impersonators
  • Sat Jan 31 – Atomic Punks, tribute to Van Halen

Other shows coming to Infinity

  • Wed Dec 31 – News Year’s Eve party with Siren’s Crush
  • Saturday, Feb 14 – Arrival From Sweden, “The Music of ABBA”

Pala Events Center

  • Saturday, January 10 – Kathy Griffin 7:30p
  • Sunday, January 11 – Kiss the Bride bridal show, opens at 10a
  • Saturday, January 17 – Tu Quy – “Fantastic Four” 7p
  • Saturday, February 7 – Pops Fernandez with Society of Seven (Filipino concert) 7:30p
  • Saturday, February 21 – Jim Jeffries 7:30p
  • Saturday, March 14 – Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band 7:30p

 

REZ RADIO 91.3 FM PROGRAMMING LINEUP as of 5/5/14

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 http://palalifepastandpresent.podbean.com – 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 http://mandmsgroovytrip.podbean.com – 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

NEW SHOWSat 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

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

NEW SHOW 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

 

RESOURCES

Road closures during severe weather events from the County Public Works Department http://www.sdcdpw.org/emergency only available during severe weather

Cal Fire home page for all wildfire resource links  http://www.fire.ca.gov/index.php

Look over this checklist prepared by CalFire to see if you’re ready http://www.readyforwildfire.org/

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 http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?action=cwp&ctid=219

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 www.noaa.gov

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. http://www.cdph.ca.gov/Pages/DEFAULT.aspx

Indian Health Council Rincon clinic events calendar http://indianhealth.com/calendar.htm 760 749 1410

www.NativeHire.org – 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 www.dmv.ca.gov 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  https://www.facebook.com/PalaEnvironmentalDepartment

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 https://www.facebook.com/SanLuisReyWatershedCouncil

Pala Fitness Center - open to the public 7 days a week http://www.palatribe.com/programs/Fitness-Center

Pala Skate Park Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pala-Skate-Park/131893240216737

SoCal Citrus tree quarantine and Asian Citrus Psyllid treatment http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/EXOTIC/diaphorinacitri.html http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/acp/

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC): http://www.nrc.gov/

California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA): http://www.oes.ca.gov/

County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services: www.ReadySanDiego.org/

Information on the proposed Gregory Canyon landfill.  www.savegregorycanyon.org

Check the status of local road and transit projects:  http://www.keepsandiegomoving.com/home.aspx

General disaster prep advice:  www.ReadySanDiego.org

Live fire-monitoring cameras including Red Mountain, Fallbrook http://hpwren.ucsd.edu/cameras/

Live webcam on top of Palomar Mountain http://palomarmountainwebcam.com/ and a guide to what you’re seeing on this webcam at http://tchester.org/temp/palomar/palomar%20webcam_label.jpg

Fallbrook High School http://www.fallbrookhs.org/index.jsp

Valley Center High School http://vchs.vcpusd.net/

Great Oaks High School in Temecula http://gohs.tvusd.k12.ca.us/

Save time searching online with quick, organized listings of all major websites www.AllMyFaves.com

Consumer Advocate Clark Howard’s website – tons of useful links at http://clarkhoward.com/

Business and auto-related news links at Ed Wallace’s website, http://www.insideautomotive.com/

 

This update courtesy of Pala REZ Radio™ 91.3 FM, Pala, CA. Please report news and community events by sending an email to 91.3@palatribe.com
 

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