Pala Today News – 11/6/19

Written by on November 6, 2019

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.



An Oceanside man pleaded guilty yesterday to a voluntary manslaughter charge and will be sentenced to 7 years in prison next month.  32-year old Armando Contreras Jr. was found lying on a sidewalk with stab wounds next to his car on the 400 block of Mission Avenue in Oceanside the afternoon of May 19.  He identified Ferris Shawn Penson as his assailant.  Contreras later died during surgery at the hospital.  Penson was apprehended two days later in Pala.  Investigators concluded that the assault happened on North Clementine Street, near where Penson lives.  The victim drove off, then got out of his car and collapsed where authorities found him several miles away.  The relationship between the two is unclear.

State Senator Jeff Stone of La Quinta announced Friday he was leaving his 28th district seat in which he has served for five years to join the U.S. Department of Labor.  He’ll become its western regional director.  Stone had been a Temecula City Councilman in the 90s and later a Riverside County Supervisor.

The city of Temecula is seeking residents interested in positions on the city’s Community Services Commission and Public Traffic Safety Commission.  Two three-year terms on each commission begin in January.  Recruitment is now through the end of the year.  Applications can be filed online at or by contacting the Temecula City Clerk’s office.

Two armed burglars were arrested Friday night after a chase that ended in Menifee.  Riverside deputies arrived at a Harvill Avenue address in Mead Valley around 8:45p after a report of a possible armed robbery.  The suspects fled and led deputies on an hour and a half chase ending on Northmoore Place in Menifee where a woman was arrested.  A man who fled on food was later found a taken into custody.



In the NFL – veteran wide receiver Jordan Matthews is being signed by the Eagles to fill the void left by DeSean Jackson who’s out for the rest of the season.  This will be his third stint with Philadelphia.

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton is on the injured reserve list for a foot injury.  That’s it for him this season.

Week 10 begins tomorrow with the Rams at Oakland.

In college football – Kent State squeaked by Toledo last night 35-33.  Western Michigan beat Ball state 35-31. 

In the NBA – The Lakers topped the Bulls last night in Chicago 118-112.  LeBron had his third consecutive triple double.  Charlotte beat Indiana in overtime 122-120.  Celtics over the Cavs 119-113.  Atlanta topped the visiting Spurs 108-100.  The Thunder beat the Magic 102-94.  And Denver over the Heat 109-89.  Nine games tonight including the Clippers hosting Milwaukee and Golden State looking for only their second win of the season at Houston.  The Warriors have started the season losing five out of six. 

In college basketball

In the NHL – The Ducks lost the Wild in Anaheim 4-2.  The Maple Leafs beat the visiting Kings 3-1. Other winners included the Islanders, Flyers, Golden Knights, Canadiens, Devils, Stars, Flames and Sharks. Just two games tonight – Detroit at the Rangers and St. Louis at Edmonton.  

In Minor League Hockey – The San Diego Gulls next have is Friday at Bakersfield.

In golf


In local high school sports

Bonsall – no scheduled games today

Great Oak – cross country league finals today at 2p

Valley Center – no scheduled games today

Fallbrook – no scheduled games today



As of midday trading on Wall Street, stocks were mixed with the Dow flat, the S&P up less than a tenth of a percent, and the NASDAQ down 3 tenths.  Gold was up $8.50 to $1,492.20 an ounce.  Oil was down 70 cents to $56.52 a barrel. 

The founder of the world’s biggest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates’ Ray Dalio says the world has gone mad with easy money and that the system is broken.  He believes many companies are currently just selling dreams.  Money is free for those who are credit worthy because investors lending it are willing to get back less than they give, he says.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday closed at an all-time high for the first time since July 15.  The other two indexes are also in record territory.

The Federal Communications Commission has given its offical approval for the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint.  Commissioners had voted 3-2 in favor last month.  Even though both the FCC and Justice Department have now signed off on the deal, it still won’t happen until at least next month at the earliest. Both companies have said they won’t move forward until legal challenges by several states are resolved.  T-Mobile and Sprint have committed to deploying 5G service to cover 97% of the entire U.S. population within three years and 99% within six.  Rural America will be the toughest part where T-Mobile/Sprint is promising 85% coverage within three years and 90% within six.



Local retail gasoline prices are stable at $4.05 for the average gallon of regular in San Diego County.  That’s actually up two cents compared with one week ago, even though the cheapest stations have been falling.  One month ago, the average price was $4.19.  Prices are stable nationwide as well with the current national average at $2.63.  Today’s lowest local price is $3.69 at Son’s on 5th at Centre City Parkway in Escondido.  In the Temecula Valley it’s $3.49 at Costco and Sam’s Club.

There’s a public workshop coming up in Carlsbad to discuss lowering the coast rail train tracks through the city.  It’ll be Wednesday, November 20 at 6p at the Harding Community Center on Harding Street.  Learn what options are being explored for current grade crossings in the Village and Barrio areas.


On this day in music history – November 6, 1961, Jimmy Dean … that’s right, the sausage guy … began the first of five weeks at #1 with “Big Bad John”.  He later went on to host a TV variety show and appear in various movies including the James Bond feature “Diamonds are Forever”.  In 1965, the Rolling Stones got their second #1 hit with “Get Off of My Cloud”.  It replaced The Beatles’ “Yesterday” at #1.  In 1967, Bob Dylan recorded “All Along the Watchtower” during a three-hour session in Nashville.  Jimi Hendrix recorded his version 2 ½ months later.  In 1968, The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane played the opening night of San Francisco’s “Fillmore West”.  On the same day, The Monkees’ feature film “Head” opened in New York City.  Instead of catering to its core teeny-bopper audience, the film had a dark theme about manipulation of the group and quick cuts of Vietnam war atrocities.  Reviews were harsh and the movie was a box office bomb.  In 1970, Aerosmith played their first gig ever at a high school in Mendon, Massachusetts.  In 1971, Cher began a two-week run at #1 with “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” – her first #1 hit without Sonny.  In 1976, the Steve Miller Band was at #1 with “Rock ‘n’ Me”.  In 1982, Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes were at #1 for three weeks with “Up Where We Belong”, a song from the soundtrack to the movie “An Officer and a Gentleman”.  In 2000, Madonna did her first concert in eight years with a 20 minute set at New York’s Roseland Ballroom.  Exactly five years later, she scored her 36th top ten single with “Hung Up”.  That equaled the record held by Elvis Presley for most top ten singles.  It was also her 47th top 40 single – the most by any female artist.  In 2014, Taylor Swift’s album “1989” debuted at #1 and sold 1.3m copies the first week – the most of anyone since Eminem twelve years earlier.  Swift is the only act to have three separate million selling weeks.  This day last year, cellist Hugh McDowell died of cancer at age 65.  He’d been part of the original live performance lineup of ELO when he was 19.  Born on this day in 1942, Doug Sahm, leader of the Sir Douglas Quintet.  Glenn Frey from the Eagles.  Corey Glover, lead singer with Living Colour.


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The Pala seniors’ lunch menu for tomorrow (10/3) – chicken Alfredo, egg noodles, mixed vegetables, salad, and garlic bread

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Pala Weather – sunny with a high of 81 today … warming to 86 tomorrow and 91.3 on Friday and Saturday … mid 80s for the first half of next week … overnight lows about 50 tonight … mid-50s this weekend … low 50s next week

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