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

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

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


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

How to listen everywhere you go

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


Pala Life Past and Present...

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


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

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

IMPORTANT info from the county office of emergency services

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

Current Rez Radio Programming Lineup

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

Be a Pala Rez Radio™ volunteer / hero!

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



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

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

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

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

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

National Poison Control Center – 800 222 1222

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

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC):

California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA):

County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services:

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

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

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

Pala Skate Park Facebook page

Pala Raceway – motorcycle and ATV track

Information on the proposed Gregory Canyon landfill.

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

Check the status of local road and transit projects:

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

FEMA natural disaster and emergency prep tips at

Live fire-monitoring cameras including Red Mountain, Fallbrook

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

U.S Geological Survey, recent earthquake activity map

Fallbrook High School

Valley Center High School

Great Oaks High School in Temecula

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

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

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

PALA TODAY – Friday 8/28/15 – PT will not air or be published Mon 8/31 due to our live broadcast of the Honoring Traditional Powwow this weekend.  PT returns Tues 9/1.

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.

Sample and subscribe to our new daily feature-oriented e-paper “The Pala Rez Radio Daily” at



A bomb threat to Sullivan Middle School caused the campus to be locked down this morning.  Students were turned away upon arrival and West Lilac Road was closed to through traffic.  Those bussed in were taken to Bonsall Community Center.  The Sheriff’s Department issued an “all clear” and the lockdown was lifted as of 8:38a, students were returned to the campus, and the student who called in the threat is in custody.  The day’s schedule at Sullivan will continue as normal. (parents reporting)

Today is expected to be the hottest day of the week.  There’s a heat advisory now through 6p this evening for the valleys, mountains and deserts of San Diego and Riverside Counties, so take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside and reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.  The full forecast is coming up. (below)

The 8th annual Honoring Traditions Powwow begins tonight with the Grand Entry at 7p at the powwow arena just west of town off Highway 76 at the Pala Rey Youth Camp.  (Look for the Rez Radio sign).  We’ll broadcast tonight’s opening session and tomorrow’s daytime session live on Rez Radio 91.3.  Grand Entries tomorrow are at 1 and 7p.  The final Grand Entry is 1p Sunday with awards presented sometime after 5p Sunday.  There will be dozens of food and craft vendors.  Parking and admission is free.  For information, go to .

The combination of high water rates for major users and some unexpected summer rain storms enabled Californians to cut water use by 31% in July – far exceeding Governor Brown’s target of 25%.  State water officials cautioned against complacency about the good news and warned that even if the predicted El Niño brings higher than normal rainfall this winter, California will still be considered to be in a drought.  Some Riverside County districts reporting the biggest cuts were Lake Hemet and Rancho California.  Lake Hemet cut usage by 46.1% in July compared with the benchmark two years ago.  Rancho California reported a 42.7% drop.  The drop for the County of San Diego as a whole was 29%.  The county’s conservation target for July was 16% compared with July 2013. Only four districts in the state failed to meet the target for cutbacks.  But state officials said districts that lagged in conserving in June showed “big improvements” in July.

The president of the Fallbrook Sports Association, Bob Tavano says is group is looking into getting a license from the state to allow sales of beer and wine and the Ingold Sports Park on Olive Hill Road.  Tavano told those attending a Fallbrook Community Forum meeting that the non-profit group needs about another $10-20k a year to break even on its management of the venue.  An alcohol license and other amenities like the addition of batting cages would attract more tournaments and business in general.   To get a beer and wine license, the association needs to apply to the county for, and be granted a minor deviation to the park’s Major Use Permit, then get approval from the state Dept of Alcholic Beverage Control.

The city of Oceanside held a workshop this week on plans to improve the area around the pier.  OF the possible options, the one chosen calls for new public restrooms with the old space becoming a police sub-station. Other improvements discussed include parking lot improvements, a new beach staircase, a public plaza and new restrooms at Tyson Street Park.  The city realized two years ago when the replacement of the pier restrooms was first discussed that the entire area around the Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater needed a makeover.  Final design and construction documents should be done by early 2017 with construction beginning in the fall of 2017.

A big crowd turned out at Wednesday’s Escondido City Council meeting – especially those living in the San Pasqual Valley.  Under discussion, the proposed Safari Highlands Ranch development north of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.  Developer, Concordia Communities LLC wants to build 550 luxury homes there and have the city annex the area to provide utility and emergency services.  Escondido gave Concordia the green light to begin planning, but with no guarantees the project would be approved.  First, the city has to enlarge its sphere of influence east of current city limits.  Then it can consider annexing the property involved into the city.  Current residents adjacent to the property being considered for development criticize the density and the burden so many new homes would put on resources.  The council emphasized nothing is being decided for several more years.  Mayor Sam Abed said though the project is moving forward, he won’t support it unless significant impacts have been mitigated.



In Major League Baseball – The Padres lost to the Nationals 4-2 in Washington.  Earlier in the day, The Dodgers completed a sweep of the Reds with a 1-0 shutout by Zach Greinke.  The Angels’ Matt Shoemaker, a Detroit native, pitched at Tiger Stadium for the first time, allowing just one hit into the 8th inning.  Albert Pujols drove in one run and scored the other as the Angels beat the Tigers 2-0.  Today, the Padres are in Philly, the Angels open a series in Cleveland, and the Dodgers host the Cubs.  The Dodgers head into the weekend with a 2 ½ game lead over San Francisco in the National League West.  The Padres are 8 ½ games back, tied with Arizona.  The Angels are in 3rd place in the AL West, a half game behind Texas and the second wild card spot and 5 ½ behind the first place Astros.

In the Minors – the Storm lost to Modesto last night 7-5.  They’ll travel to Lancaster for the first of three games tonight.

At the Little League World series in Williamsport, Sweetwater Valley, the team from Bonita gave it their best into extra innings, but couldn’t hold a one-run lead in the bottom of the 8th and were eliminated from the tournament as the team from Pearland, Texas came back to tie the game for a third time and then go on to beat Bonita for the second time.  Last night’s game ended on a walk-off home run by a member of the Texas team who had otherwise gone hitless in the tournament.  Final score 8-7.  Today is a rest day in Williamsport.  Texas will play Pennsylvania – the team that beat them on Wednesday – for the U.S. Championship Saturday right after the International Championship game between Japan and Mexico’s team from Mexicali.  The winners of those two games play each other Sunday.  And Sweetwater returns home to a hero’s welcome in Bonita.

In the NFL – Week 3 of the preseason begins tonight with New England at Carolina, Detroit at Jacksonville, and Tennessee at Kansas City.  The Chargers host Seattle at 5p Sunday.

San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts says the Chargers haven’t spoken with the city about its $1.1b stadium proposal, presented to the NFL owners in July.  That puts in-jeopardy the mid-September deadline to have a January special election for a public vote on the issue.  Roberts says he thinks the Chargers are showing their preference to move to LA and the only thing now that might change that is if the league prefers the Inglewood project headed by Rams owner Stan Kroenke over the Chargers’ Carson joint-project with the Raiders.

In golf – While three golfers including Henrik Stenson, Tony Finau, and Zach Johnson are in the clubhouse at 6 under par after round two, yesterday’s three co-leaders in The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club in New Jersey – Bubba Watson, Spencer Levin, and Camilo Villegas are still on the front 9.

NASCAR has the weekend off.  The IndyCar season finale is this weekend at Sonoma Raceway.  Marco Andretti led a motorcade of IndyCars across the Golden Gate Bridge yesterday in memory of driver Justin Wilson, who died Monday – one day after a piece of debris from another car struck him in the head at Pocono Raceway.

Local high school sports –

Fallbrook – no schedule published

Valley Center – JV and varsity football hosting Mater Dei beginning at 4:30p

Great Oak – varsity football hosting Heritage tonight at 7p



Stock trading is flatter than it’s been for a week – the Dow is down just 50 points, the broader indexes are down just a few points.

Gold futures are up about a point today, but down 2.2% for the week.  Oil futures climbed almost 7% today for the biggest single-day gain in more than six years.  They’re up a total of 11% this week.  West Texas Intermediate crude was up almost $3 to $45.39 a barrel.

Average retail gasoline prices continue to fall, though the lowest local price is holding at $2.95 at San Marcos Costco.  The average in San Diego County is now $3.52.  It’s a penny less in Riverside County.  That’s down almost 3 cents from yesterday and 17 cents from one week ago.  It’s also 30 cents less than the same time last year.  The statewide average price for a gallon of regular today is $3.38.  Nationwide, it’s $2.50.   Today’s lowest price in the Temecula Valley is $2.99 at Costco and Sam’s Club.

The San Diego Daily Transcript has been sold.  The newspaper, which will cease its print edition next week and planned to close its online version a few weeks later has been purchased by LA-based Daily Journal Corp. which operates a number of small business and legal newspapers in California and Arizona.  Yesterday’s announcement means the new owner will begin publishing under the SDDT banner on September 2nd.  The Transcript’s beginnings date back to 1882, when it began publishing as the National City Record.  After a variety of ownership changes, it became the Transcript in 1886.



Three new movies this week – “No Escape” is an R-rated action film starring Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan.  It opened Wednesday in wide release.  Christian drama “War Room” opens today on 1,100 screens.  And the R-rated coming of age drama, “We Are Your Friends” with Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski opens today on 2,300 screens.  None of them are getting very good reviews – all three rate between 29 and 41% on Rotten

Next Thursday, September 3rd, the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians will hold the Grand Opening of the longest Zipline course in California, soaring above the valley’s oak trees with views of Pauma Valley and Palomar Mountain.  La Jolla’s four ziplines range in length from 300 to over 2,500 feet with speeds up to 55 miles an hour.  The cost is $75 for guests of La Jolla Indian Campground - $99 for others. The website for information is

The San Diego County Water Authority this week launched a smartphone app for customers to report water waste like broken sprinklers, excess irrigation, and other potential water-use rule violations.  It’s called “When in Drought, Report Waste”.  The app is free on both the Apple and Android platforms.  It also includes links to conservation resources and rebates, and information about local and state water restrictions.  It works anywhere in the county served by the Water Authority’s member agencies.


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

Half of 2.4 million calls to poison control centers yearly involve children ages 5 and under.  And 9 out of 10 poisonings happen at home.  Here are some simple steps you can take to prevent poisonings in your home.

  • Always store pesticides and other household chemicals in a locked cabinet or garden shed away from children and pets
  • Use the safest possible cleaning products.  Look for the Design for the Environment (DfE) label on products.
  • Re-close pesticides and other household chemical products if interrupted by phone, doorbell, etc. during application.
  • Never transfer pesticides and other household chemical products to containers that could be mistaken for food or drink
  • Remove children, pets, toys, bottles and pacifiers from areas where you’re about to apply pesticides inside or outside the home.
  • Program the Poison Help number into your phone … 1 800 222 1222.  If an accident occurs with pesticides, chemicals, medicine or household products, call Poison Help for immediate advice from a local poison expert

These tips provided by Safe Kids Worldwide, the U.S. EPA, 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.

Monday’s Pala Seniors Lunch Menu (8/31) is:  spaghetti, mixed vegetables, garlic bread and fresh fruit

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 heat advisory in effect through 6p today … this afternoon’s temperature is expected to hit 100 in Pala … 97 tomorrow … 88 Sunday … low to mid-80s next week with possible fog in the mornings beginning Monday … overnight low will be 67 tonight … low 60s beginning tomorrow night


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 .  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 at least a week before the event.

The 8th annual Honoring Traditions Powwow is Friday, August 28th through Sunday, August 30th at the powwow grounds next to Pala Rey Youth Camp.  For information, contact Skye at the Cupa Cultural Center, 760 891 3551.

The 12th annual Adventurous Music by the Beach festival is this Friday, August 28th through Sunday, August 30th in downtown Carlsbad.  Three ticketed mainstage concerts and over 60 free performances at 12 venues.

The 3rd annual Taste of San Marcos is this Saturday, August 29th from 1 to 5p at Old California Restaurant Row on West San Marcos Blvd.  760 744 1270

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

The 45th annual Barona Powwow is Labor Day weekend, September 4-6th at the Sports Park on the Barona Reservation.  Admission and parking are free.

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 September 8th.  For information, contact the Pala Tribal Secretary’s office at 760 891 3516.

Indian Health Council is having activities all this week for Suicide Prevention Week. Tuesday, September 8th, is the Life is Sacred Walk, at IHC from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.   Wear yellow clothing to show support.

On Wednesday, September 9th QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Training, IHC, Rincon Clinic, From 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, Lunch Provided for both events.  To preregister call (760)749-1410 ext. 5279

And on Friday, September 11th,  it’s IHC Suicide Prevention Week, Skate for Life at the Pala Skate Park, From 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm, with Food ,Raffle Prizes, Informational Booths, Open Skate, Free event, hang out with professional skaters PLG, Daniel Cuervo, and friends!

This year’s 9/11 Memorial Hill Climb of Monserate Mountain will be Saturday, September 12th with registration starting at 7a at the intersection of Stewart Canyon and Pankey Drive just north of Highway 76.

The annual chicken pot pie dinner to raise funds for the maintenance and preservation of the historic Reche School House on Live Oak Park Road in Fallbrook is Saturday, September 26th from 4 to 6:30p.  Tickets can be purchased at Major Market in Fallbrook or call 760 723 6601

The 7th annual English Motors of Fairbrook car show is Sunday, September 27th from 8a through mid-afternoon at Fairbrook Farms on South Mission Road in Fallbrook.  150 cars and motorcycles will be on display along with 20 vendors.  Admission is free.

The 10th annual Fire Prevention Open House at Pala Fire Station is Saturday, October 3rd from 10a to 3p.  There will be a barbecue, helicopter demonstration, kids’ activities, tours of the station and the chance to sit in a fire truck.  Rez Radio will broadcast live from the event.  Call 760 742 1632 for info.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indian Health Council runs a 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.



Event listings and info to help you enjoy Pala’s own four-diamond Casino, Spa and Resort – (Auto Club rating, nine consecutive years)

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

  • Tues Sep 1 – Clay Colton Duo
  • Tues Sep 8 – Gregory Wolfe, tribute to Rod Stewart
  • Tues Sep 15 – The Legends, rock and roll revue
  • Tues Sep 22 – Rebecca Jade, tribute to Sade
  • Tues Sep 29 – Mark Barnett, tribute to Roy Orbison
  • Tues Oct 6 – Bethany Owen, female impressionist
  • Tues Oct 13 – Heartache Tonight, tribute to The Eagles

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

  • Sat Aug 29 – Help!, tribute to the Beatles
  • Sat Sep 5 – Wayward Sons, tribute to 70s and 80s rock
  • Sat Sep 19 – Aegis, Filipino concert
  • Sat Sep 26 – Skynyrd Reloaded, tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Sat Oct 3 – Masters of Puppets, tribute to Metallica
  • Sat Oct 10 – Hollywood U2, tribute to U2
  • Sat Oct 17 – Lovedrive, tribute to The Scorpions

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

  • Fri & Sat Aug 28-29 – Jesse Cox SynDrum
  • Fri & Sat Sep 4-5 – Mark Langford
  • Fri & Sat Sep 11-12 – Warren LaPlante

Luis Rey’s – free live music at 7p

  • Fri & Sat Aug 28-29 – Mickie Arnett Band
  • Fri Sep 4 – Chris James Trio
  • Sat Sep 5 – First Mpulse
  • Fri & Sat Sep 11-12 – The Slick Tickets

Pala Events Center

  • Sun Aug 30 – “Kiss the Bride” Bridal Show  11a
  • Sat Oct 10 – Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood 7:30p
  • Sat Oct 17 – Mike Epps 7:30p
  • Fri & Sat Dec 4-5 – Kathy Griffin

Starlight outdoor Theater

  • Fri Aug 28 – Rock of the 70s Tour with The Guess Who, Ambrosia, Firefall and Al Stewart 8p
  • Sat Sep 5 – Yes and Toto 6:30p
  • Sat Sep 12 – Belladonna and The Pettybreakers tribute bands 7:30p
  • Fri Sep 25 – Rascal Flatts 8p
  • Sat Sep 26 – Wanda Sykes 7:30p



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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