Community Fireworks Display

We are excited to announce that this year’s Pala Community Fireworks Display is taking place at dusk on Saturday, June 30, at the Jim Banks Sports Park! The show will be accompanied by music from Pala Rez Radio 91.3. Come and enjoy our annual display with family and friends. All are welcome! Make sure to bring something to sit on, too – available seating is limited.

Fireworks are fun, but remember that it is not only illegal to shoot off fireworks in Pala, it is dangerous. That’s why we have this annual event so you can safely enjoy a professional fireworks display. Click here for information from the National Fire Protection Association on fireworks safety. Be smart, be safe, and leave the fireworks to the professionals!

 

 

Pala Band of Mission Indian California

Road Repairs Continuing in Pala

ANNOUNCEMENT – ROAD REPAIRS CONTINUING

CONTACT: Pala Admin (760) 891-3500

PALA, CA – The Pala Band advises the community to expect detours and delays for road repairs through May 11th. Please use caution.

To expedite the completion of the project, please keep vehicles off the streets.

Road sealing, patching, speed hump installation, and striping are taking place on these dates and locations:

  • April  23rd – 25th:  Road sealing: Moro Road, Chutnicutt Road
  • April  26th: Speed hump striping: Moro Road, Chutnicutt Road
  • April 26th – 27th: Asphalt patching and speed humps: Remijio Street, Robles Way, Oak Drive
  • April  30th – May 1st: Road sealing: Trujillo Road, Owlinguish Road, La Chusa Road, Quashish Road, Sycamore Lane
  • May  2nd: Speed hump striping: Trujillo Road, Owlinguish Road, La Chusa Road, Quashish Road, Sycamore Lane
  • May 3rd – 4th: Road sealing: Nejo Road, Jackson Circle, Nolasquez Way, Smith Lane, Robles Way, Remijio Street
  • May 7th – 8th: Speed hump striping: Nejo Road, Jackson Circle, Nolasquez Way, Smith Lane, Robles Way, Remijio Street
  • May 9th – 10th: Road sealing: Henderson Road
  • May 11th: Speed hump striping: Henderson Road

The Pala Band appreciates the cooperation and patience of residents and visitors to the Pala area during this project. For additional information and updates visit www.palatribe.com.

ROAD REPAIRS
CONTINUING THROUGH MAY 11TH
EXPECT DELAYS AND DETOURS

Pala Band Press Release California

The Pala Band of Mission Indians Donates $140,000 to Vivian Banks Charter School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2017

CONTACT: Doug Elmets (916) 329-9180

PALA, CA– The Pala Band of Mission Indians announced today that they have donated $140,000 to the Bonsall Union School District for the 2017-2018 school year.

The money will be used to support Vivian Banks Charter School and will provide the school with the necessary means to educate the youth located on the Pala Reservation.

Vivian Banks Charter School is a community school that incorporates local culture into curriculum while also emphasizing standards-based education to students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. During the 2016-2017 school year, there was a total enrollment of 110 students and the 2017-2018 school year is estimated to be similar.

“We are happy to help the Bonsall School District provide the best education possible for our local students,” said Pala Chairman Robert Smith. “Education needs to remain a priority and Pala is pleased to contribute in any way that is beneficial to the students in the Bonsall Union School District.”

Over the past nine years, the Pala Tribe has donated over $940,000 to local school districts.

“We are so grateful to the Pala Band of Mission Indians for their consistent and generous donations to our school,” says Vivian Banks Principal, Eric Kosch. “These donations make it possible for the students to receive a great education that is aligned with the school’s mission and goals to provide an exciting, balanced academic program allowing them to develop their talents and abilities so they are prepared for future academic success.”

About Pala Band of Mission Indians

The Pala Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized tribe whose reservation is located along the Palomar Mountain range approximately 30 miles northeast of San Diego. The majority of the over 900 tribal members live on the 12,000-acre reservation, established for Cupeño and Luiseño Indians, who consider themselves to be one proud people – Pala. www.palatribe.com

Pala Band Press Release California

GCL, LLC and Pala Band of Mission Indians Come Together to End Decades-Long Dispute Over Proposed Gregory Canyon Landfill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2016

CONTACT: Doug Elmets (916) 329-9180

PALA, CA– Today, GCL, LLC (“GCL”) and the Pala Band of Mission Indians came together to end the decades-long dispute over the proposed Gregory Canyon Landfill. GCL, the owners of the property, and the Pala Band cooperated to negotiate the sale of a portion of the property that included the former landfill site.

This represents a new beginning for GCL, the Pala Band, and the neighboring community. The purchase protects sacred Gregory Mountain and other important and culturally-significant sites forever.

In their discussions with the Pala Band, GCL came to understand and appreciate the importance of the surrounding community and the interest in preserving a cultural landscape. GCL has begun to explore alternative uses for the remaining land which include residential and commercial development. The Pala Band has long urged developers to consider such alternative uses for the property and has agreed to show support for GCL throughout this process.

“The Pala Band of Mission Indians is very pleased to have been able to work cooperatively with GCL to achieve a result that protects both our sacred sites and the water resources critical to numerous users along the river,” said Pala Band Chairman Robert Smith. “Pala supports GCL’s efforts to construct an alternative and more desirable residential and commercial project on its remaining property.”

Pala Environmental Director and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Shasta Gaughen added, “This is a victory not just for Pala but for all Native people who continue the fight to protect sacred lands and waters all over the country. We are relieved to know that sacred Chokla will never again be threatened.”

Todd Mikles, principal of GCL, stated that, “Since my involvement two years ago, I made it a priority to understand the concerns of the Pala Band and neighboring community. I commend Chairman Smith and the entire Pala Band on working with us to reach a resolution. We are excited about the prospect of benefiting North County San Diego in the future.”

About Pala Band of Mission Indians

The Pala Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized tribe whose reservation is located along the Palomar Mountain range approximately 30 miles northeast of San Diego. The majority of the over 900 tribal members live on the 12,000-acre reservation, established for Cupeño and Luiseño Indians, who consider themselves to be one proud people – Pala. www.palatribe.com