PALA TODAY – Friday 10/24/14
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
Less than a week after a San Diego State freshman died from bacterial meningitis, a student from Palomar College has been hospitalized with a meningococcal infection. Officials at the county Health and Human Services Agency say there is no known connection between the two cases. The Palomar student had not had any exposure to anyone from SDSU and had only attended one class at Palomar within the last three weeks. Those who may have had contact with the student have been offered antibiotics. Officials say there have been no additional infections related to the fatality at San Diego State. There have been 7 reported cases of meningitis in San Diego County this year. The average over the last decade is 11 per year. http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/oct/23/Palomar-student-meningococcal-bacteria/
The San Diego County Planning Commission earlier this month modified the major use permit for the Rosemary’s Mountain quarry off Highway 76 four miles west of Pala. The vote was 4-1 with one member absent and one seat vacant. The changes include increasing the quarry area about 10% to just over 103 acres, increasing the reclamation plan area from 38 to 48 acres, allowing a 90-foot high asphalt batch plant and an 80-foot high earthen wall. The quarry, operated by Granite Construction was initially approved with a 20-year permit in 1997. Legal challenges kept Rosemary’s Mountain from beginning operations until a new permit was issued in 2002. www.thevillagenews.com
A former employee of the Oak Grove Center, a school for special-needs children in Murrieta pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of unlawful sex with a minor and burglary. 24-year old Wesley Anthony Langdon of Murrieta used to monitor one of the dormitories overnight. He was arrested in February after he’d already left Oak Grove’s employ. In a deal with prosecutors, some charges will be dropped and Langdon is expected to serve one year in jail in lieu of a suspended six-year prison sentence. http://www.pe.com/articles/langdon-752608-school-murrieta.html
Menifee City Councilman Thomas Furhrman was arrested yesterday for suspicion of corruption. The 70-year old, who is up for reelection was charged with one felony and four misdemeanor counts related to votes affecting the horse-boarding and RV storage businesses he operates on his ranch in that city. http://www.pe.com/articles/menifee-752584-arrested-attorney.html
Conde Nast Traveler’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards have named two San Diego County spas to its list of Top 100 Hotels and Resorts all over the world. Cal-A-Vie on Twin Oaks Valley Road just west of the 15 freeway is listed at #13. Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe is at #25. Among Destination Spas, Cal-A-Vie which charges up to $9k a week was ranked #2 in the world behind Aro Ha in New Zealand. In the category of Top U.S. Resorts, Rancho Valencia was the only one locally to make the Top 25 at #6. It topped the list of Best Resorts in Southern California with the Grand Del Mar at #3, the Park Hyatt Aviara at #5, Hotel del Coronado at #13, and The Lodge at Torrey Pines at #14. http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/oct/23/conde-nast-traveler-readers-choice-spa-resort/
An accident this morning on Gird Road near Bluebell Lane blocked traffic just before 8a. CHP reported a woman involved was unresponsive when they arrived. http://www.thevillagenews.com/story/81447/
Caltrans reports that repaving work scheduled for Highway 76 in Pauma Valley has been cancelled for today.
In The World Series – Game 3 is tonight in San Francisco
Tampa Rays manager Joe Maddon has exercised the opt-out clause in his contract and will leave the team after nine years, effective immediately. http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/11754873/tampa-bay-rays-manager-joe-maddon-exercises-opt-clause-leaving-team
In the NFL – What a difference five days makes. In that time, the formerly first-place Chargers who had been riding a six-game win streak, have lost two games. Last night in Denver, San Diego lost to the Broncos 35-21. Denver’s Emmanuel Sanders managed to grab all three of Peyton Manning’s touchdown throws. Statistics were fairly even between the two teams. Time of possession was less than a minute different. Completion percentage and yardages were about the same for Manning and Phil Rivers. San Diego did turn over the ball twice and Denver rushed for 70 more yards. In any case, Denver now leads the AFC West. The Broncos and the NFC East-leading Cowboys have the two best records in the NFL at 6 and 1. The Chargers are now 5 and 3.
The owner of the Seattle Seahawks, billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen yesterday pledged $100m to fight the ebola threat. He says he’s working with the World Health Organization and that among the initiatives he’s supporting are the establishment of two medevac containment units the U.S. State Department can use to safely handle health workers who become infected. http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/11754871/seattle-seahawks-portland-trail-blazers-owner-paul-allen-donates-100-million-fight-ebola
In college football – Tonight, #6 Oregon is at Cal Berkeley. Tomorrow, #1 Mississippi State travels to Kentucky. #3 Ole Miss is at #24 LSU. #4 Alabama is at Tennessee. #5 Auburn hosts South Carolina. #20 USC is at #19 Utah. #25 UCLA is at Colorado. San Diego State has the week off.
In the NHL – Kings’ goalie Jonathan Quick got his 33rd career shutout with LA last night against Buffalo at Staples Center. Tonight in Anaheim, the Ducks host Columbus.
In the NBA preseason – Tonight, the Lakers host Sacramento at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The Clippers host Portland at Staples Center.
In NASCAR – With just four races left, the Chase for the Sprint Cup is at Martinsville this weekend.
In Golf – the PGA is at Sea Island, Georgia this week. After two rounds, Russell Henley leads the McGladrey Classic at 9-under par. He shot a tournament-low 7-under, 63 today to take the lead.
In High School prep sports:
Fallbrook – cross country at Kit Carson Park in Escondido at 2; football hosting San Pasqual, JV at 4:30, varisty at 7
Valley Center – cross country at Kit Carson Park at 2; field hockey at Del Norte beginning at 4:45; football hosting Rancho Buena Vista, JV at 4:30, varsity at 7
Great Oak – football hosting Temecula Valley, freshmen at 4, varsity at 7 – Tomorrow: cross country at the Mt. SAC Invitational; volleyball at Vista Murrieta; freshman reserve football against Temecula Valley at 9a
Stocks are extending yesterday’s gains. Here’s the midday update from Marketwatch.com. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/newscast-stocks-extend-gains-2014-10-24
In Stock Talk, Marketwatch.com’s Larry Kofsky and his guest, Oliver Pursche, president of Gary Goldberg Financial Sevices discuss the effect the ebola scare is having on Wall Street. http://www.marketwatch.com/podcast/podcastpopup/Take%20On%20Tech/0
Credit card hacking is affecting consumer attitudes. Marketwatch.com’s Joan Donniger has the story. http://www.marketwatch.com/podcast/podcastpopup/Money%20Markets%20And%20More/0#
From frying to flying – here’s today’s Take on Tech. http://www.marketwatch.com/podcast/podcastpopup/Take%20On%20Tech/0
LIFESTYLE AND GREEN LIVING
A study published in the American Journal of Public Health says soft drinks speed up the body’s aging process at about the same rate as cigarettes. One 20-ounce serving of soda per day is linked to 4.6 years of additional aging. The study pertained to the large amount of sugar in soda and did not include diet sodas or fruit juices. http://www.10news.com/news/health/report-soft-drinks-speed-up-aging-at-the-same-rate-as-cigarettes-102214
This Sunday is Palomar Mountain State Park’s 4th annual Apple Festival. The orchard at the entrance to the park has trees still producing after being planted by pioneer homesteaders over 100 years ago. From 11a to 4p, visitors can sample pies, pastries and hand-pressed cider made from the historic orchard’s harvest. The Silvercrest Picnic area will look like a 19th century fall festival on the mountain with square dancing and handmade 19th century-style fashions. Access to the park, which is normally $8, is free for the day. The park is located at 19952 State Park Road, Palomar Mountain. The festival is being coordinated by park ranger Jessica Murany. Jessica.Murany@parks,ca.gov 760 742 3462 http://www.valleycenter.com/Articles-Valley-Life-c-2014-10-15-89536.113122-October-is-about-apples-on-Palomar-Mountain.html
Here’s the Pala Safety Committee tip for the month of October.
Halloween is a fun time to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating and eat treats … for kids too. Here are some tips to make Halloween fun and safe for trick-or-treaters.
- No one should trick-or-treat alone. Always walk in groups.
- Attach reflective tape to costumes and bags, and carry a flashlight to help drivers see you.
- If you’re walking where there’s no sidewalk, walk on the far edge of the road facing traffic.
- Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.
- Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid homemade treats made by strangers.
- Never walk near lit candles or luminarias.
- Be sure your costume is flame resistant.
- Test makeup on a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
These tips provided by the U.S. Fire Administration, FEMA, 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. There is a NO BURN proclamation for State Responsibility Areas including all of Pala in effect every day until further notice. Today’s (10/24) fire danger level is “high”.
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Pala Weather – sunny with a high of 90 this afternoon … about ten degrees cooler tomorrow … on Sunday it’ll be cloudy in the morning with a chance of drizzle – that’ll be the coolest day of the week at about 74 … gradually warming Monday and Tuesday … highs in the upper 80’s by Wednesday and Thursday of next week … overnight lows in the mid-50s all week
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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 email@example.com at least a week before the event.
“Flossie” Lofton passed away last week on the La Jolla Reservation. Rosary will be this evening at 7p at Pauma Tribal Hall. The funeral is Saturday at 10a at Pauma with burial at Potrero Cemetery on La Jolla and lunch to follow at Pauma Tribal Hall.
There’s a family Halloween Carnival at Ronald Reagan Sports Park in Temecula tonight from 6 to 9p. The park is at 30875 Rancho Vista Road. www.TemeculaEvents.org
The Boys and Girls Clubs of North County are having a Haunted House and new Little Monsters House at 445 E. Ivy Street in Fallbrook from 8 to 10p through October 25th. 760 728 5871
The Fallbrook Airpark is celebrating its 50th anniversary Saturday, October 25th with free plane rides for ages 8 and up Saturday, October 25th from 9a to 3p. Free shuttle available from Fallbrook High School.
The next Tribes 4 Christ food bank and clothing drive is Monday, October 27th at the La Jolla Tribal Hall Gym from 3 to 4:30. That’s at 22000 Highway 76 in Pauma Valley. For details, the phone is 760-742 1481
The American Indians Veterans Association is having Bingo Tuesday afternoon October 28th from 1 to 5 in the Pala Admin Building. There will also be food and refreshments for sale and a raffle. For info, call Richard Garcia at 760 644 5306
IHC in Rincon is having a Community Night & Fall Festival Wednesday, October 29th from 5-7 at the clinic on Golsh Road. There’ll be food, a costume contest, cake walk, games and prizes. For more information, call Art at 760 749 1410 x5281
Flu shots will be given at Pala Administration Building on Thursday, October 30th from 10 to 1p for those 18 and over. The first hour is for seniors only.
It’s Kids under 11 get in for free days at the San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park now through October 31st. Admission only. www.SanDiegoZoo.org
The fall Pumpkin Festival continues through Halloween at Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center. The pumpkin patch is open daily until 5 and Fridays until 8p. www.BatesNutFarm.biz
There’s a Haunted House at Pala Youth Center Friday, October 31st from 5 to 9p. $2 admission. 760 742 1997 for more information
There’s a One-pitch co-ed softball tournament, home run derby and kids jog-a-thon fundraiser at Pala’s Jim Banks Sports Park Sunday, November 2nd. For sign-ups or questions, call Bradley (760 802 8574) or Bruce Guachino Jr. (760 803 1232)
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 November 4th. For information, contact the Pala Tribal Secretary’s office at 760 891 3516.
IHC in Rincon is having its 6th annual Veterans Day Luncheon from 11 to 1 Thursday, November 6th in the multi-purpose room. All Native American Veterans are welcome to bring a guest. RSVP at 760 749 1410 x5284 or 5279
Veterans Day is being celebrated in Pala with a breakfast open to all veterans and community members from 9 to 11 Tuesday, November 11th in the Pala Admin Building.
The Fallbrook Food Pantry’s Thanksgiving 5k walk/run to Feed the Hungry is Saturday, November 15th at 8:30 along Main Street beginning and ending at the pantry at 1042 S. Mission. www.FallbrookFoodPantry.org 760 728 7608
The annual Fallbrook Christmas Parade is Saturday, December 6th stepping off at 5p from Main Street and Ammunition Road and traveling north up Main to Ivy. 760 728 5845
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.
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 Oct 28 – The Alley Cats doo-wop music
- Tues Nov 4 – Rob Ely’s Young Elvis Show
- Tues Nov 11 – Bethany Own female voice impersonator
- Tues Nov 18 – Vaughn Suponatime, tribute to Frank Sinatra
- Tues Nov 25 – Catch a Wave, tribute to the Beach Boys
- Tues Dec 2 – The Platters Live! With Elmer Armstrong Jr.
- Tues Dec 9 – Cash & Carter, tribute to Johnny and June
- Tues Dec 16 – Jim Curry, tribute to John Denver
Infinity – Saturday night tribute shows at 8p followed by Club Infinity until 1a
- Sat Oct 25 – Alice in Cooperland, tribute to Alice Cooper
- Sat Nov 1 – Help!, tribute to the Beatles
- Sat Nov 8 – Ghost in the Machine, tribute to the Police and Sting
- Sat Nov 29 – Joshua Tree, tribute to U2
Other shows coming to Infinity
- Fri Nov 14 – Aaron Lewis 8p at Infinity
- Sat Nov 22 – Angeline Quinto with Jon Secada 7p
- 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, Oct 25 – 4 Da Laffs, with four popular Filipino comedians 7p
- Saturday, December 6 – Jim Gaffigan, 7:30p at the Events Center and 9:30p at Infinity
- Saturday, January 10 – Kathy Griffin 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 SHOW – 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
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
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/