Pala Today News – 11/8/19

Written by on November 8, 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.


Highway 76 was closed in both directions at Pauma Reservation Road this morning due to an accident.  CHP reports three vehicles involved around 8:20a with one rear-ending another and pushing it into oncoming traffic where it collided head-on with a third.  Both directions of 76 were closed for about 45 minutes, creating a several mile backup until about 9:15a.  No word on injuries.  (CHP incident report)

A chemical spill resulting from an accident on northbound I-15 at Temecula Parkway yesterday afternoon around 3:30 snarled the evening commute as hazmat crews responded.  The two right lanes were closed from the chain reaction accident in the #3 lane.  At least one lane remained closed until 6:30p.

About 100 SDG&E customers lost power this morning at 4:55a in the Camino del Rey and Gopher Canyon areas of Bonsall.  No word on the cause.  The utility said power was expected to be restored by 11a.

A fire last evening in Lake Elsinore sent two people to the hospital.  It was reported around 6:30p on the 33000 block of Lime Street.  The home was fully involved when crews arrived.  It was contained by 7:20p and two people were transported to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.  A third was evaluated and refused treatment at the scene.

Riverside Sheriff’s deputies raided an illegal marijuana grow in Lake Elsinore yesterday afternoon.  The raid happened at 3:30p at a house on Via Del Renal Court where about 700 plants and an illegally altered electrical system were discovered.  The entire home had been converted to a marijuana grow with theft of electricity estimated at about $52k for the year.  Deputies made a similar bust Wednesday on Vista Palmero in the Tuscany Hills part of Lake Elsinore.

Two people have been hospitalized after a fight among four inmates at French Valley jail yesterday.  One is a suspect and the three others are considered victims.  Two of the victims were the ones hospitalized.  No names or details were released.

Expect full overnight closures of the 215 in Menifee tonight and Saturday for demolition of the old Scott Road overpass.  The exact hours have not been confirmed.

It’s been one year since the Camp Fire decimated the town of Paradise in norther California.

A reminder that all Pala tribal offices will be closed Monday in observance of Veteran’s Day.


In the NFL – Last night in Oakland, the Raiders’ Josh Jacobs ran for an 18-yard touchdown with just over a minute remaining to beat the visiting Chargers 26-24.  That improves Oakland’s record to 5 and 4 and drops the Chargers to 4 and 6.  Though they had more yardage, first downs and possession time, the Chargers turned the ball over three times versus none for the Raiders.

This weekend’s schedule has the Rams at Pittsburgh at 1p Sunday on the Fox network.  Ten other games Sunday as well.  Monday’s game will be the undefeated 49ers hosting the Seahawks.  New England, Denver, Philadelphia, Washington, Jacksonville and Houston all have the week off.

Free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown backtracked late yesterday after a profanity-filled tweet earlier in the day in which he said he wants the league to clear his name and that he will never play again.  His later follow-up said that he was frustrated, still loves football and is determined to make his way back into the NLF.  Brown is scheduled to meet with NFL officials next week to give his side of the story regarding accusations of his sexually assaulting multiple women.

In college football – It’s Week 11.  Tomorrow morning on Fox network, #1 Ohio State hosts Maryland and #4 Penn State is at #17 Minnesota on ABC, both at 9a.  CBS has #2 LSU at #3 Alabama and USC is at Arizona State on ABC at 12:30p.  At 1p, Fox has #18 Iowa at #13 Wisconsin.  San Diego State hosts Nevada at 7:30p.

In the NBA – With Kawhi Leonard back in the lineup, the Clippers beat the visiting Trial Blazers 107-101 at Staples Center last night.  Leonard scored 27 points with 13 rebounds.  The go-ahead jumper was made by Lou Williams with 58 seconds left in the game.  He then added a three-pointer for a total of 26 points.  Boston embarrassed the Hornets in Charlotte 108-87.  Spurs over the Thunder 121-112.  And Miami singed the Suns 124-108 in Phoenix.  Eleven games tonight including the Lakers hosting the Heat.

The NBA has fined the LA Clippers $50k for statements coach Doc Rivers made about Kawhi Leonard’s that they called “inconsistent” about his health.  Leonard sat out consecutive games with a knee injury while Rivers told the media that Leonard “feels great”.

In college basketball – Cal State San Marcos is at Biola tonight.  #2 Kentucky hosts Eastern Kentucky today at 4p.  USC hosts Portland tonight at 8p.  San Diego State is at BYU and USD is at Long Beach State tomorrow.

In the NHL – Eleven games last night – five of them ended in overtime.  Among them, the Kings came up short 3-2 in Ottawa.  The Raptors beat Vegas 2-1.  Capitals over the Panthers 5-4.  Penguins over the Islanders 4-3.  And Philadelphia outlasted Montreal 3-2.  Other winners included the Rangers, Avalanche, Flames, Blue Jackets and Sharks.  The Capitals currently lead the league and the Metropolitan division with 27 points – three more than the second place Islanders.  St. Louis leads the Central division with 25 points – five more than Nashville.  Boston leads the Atlantic with 24 – Toronto is in second with 21.  In the Pacific, Edmonton is in first with 22, leading in a tie-breaker with Calgary.  Anaheim is in 6th place with 19 points.  The Kings are last with 11.

In Minor League Hockey – The San Diego Gulls next game is tonight at Bakersfield.

In golf – There’s a tournament this weekend in Quintana Roo, Mexico.  Matt Kuchar is the defending champion.  Results are not being reported to ESPN.

NASCAR racing Sunday at Phoenix.

The winter horse racing season begins today at Del Mar.  The Bing Crosby season runs for the next 15 days.

In local high school sports

Bonsall – no scheduled games today

Great Oak – no scheduled games today

Valley Center – cross country at Kit Carson Park at 3p; first round CIF football playoffs at El Camino at 7p; Tomorrow – CIF first round field hockey at Eastlake at 10a

Fallbrook – no scheduled games today


As of midday trading on Wall Street, stocks were mixed.  The Dow was down a quarter percent.  The S&P was flat and the NASDAQ was up a little over a tenth of a percent.  Gold was down another $3 to $1,463.40 an ounce.  That caps the biggest weekly decline in 2 ½ years.  Oil was flat at $57.15 a barrel.

Sears and Kmart announced the next round of store closings, scheduled to be completed by February.  51 Sears and 45 Kmarts will begin going-out-of-business sales beginning December 2.  They include stores in Temecula, Buena Park, Riverside and Moreno Valley.

Property sales fell last month in San Diego County while prices continued to rise.  The Greater San Diego Association of Realtors reports 54 single family homes sold in Fallbrook last month – the most of any zip code in the county.  Overall county sales fell almost 5% from September to October.  The median price of those sales was up 3% to $665k.  Year over year median prices increased 2.5%.

While everyone else seems to be trying to merge and consolidate, ratings company Nielsen today announced plans to split into two independent, publicly traded companies.  It plans to spin off Global Connect, the division that measures retail and consumer behavior, leaving behind Nielsen Global Media, the part that measures radio, TV and other media.  Current shareholders will end up with stock in both but cash dividends are being reduced to six cents a share, down from the current 35.  A search is underway for a new CEO for Global Connect.  Details need to be worked out and transaction is expected to take 9 to 12 months to accomplish.

Shares in Disney jumped 5% in after-hours trading yesterday and were up another 3% through midday today after it announced quarterly results in line with expectations.  The Disney Plus streaming service begins in a few days.  The website lists advance subscriptions at $6.99 per month or $69.99 for a year with streaming access to Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic productions.


Representatives from Pala will be at the U.S. Coast Guard base in Long Beach to honor Native American Veterans one week from today, Thursday, November 14.  At the event, David Duro will lead the color guard from the local Native American Veteran’s Association, Diane Duro will lead the Kupa Song and Dance Group in a performance.  Also represented will be Cupa Cultural Center, Pala Environmental Department, Pala Fire Department, Rez Radio 91.3.  Several Pala Senior veterans will attend as well.  The Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation of Kansas and the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin will also participate.  If you’re a Pala resident and would like to go as well, contact Chris Nejo or Shannon Cagey by 3p today (Friday, November 8) to apply for base credentials for the trip to Long Beach next Thursday morning.

Another bunch of new releases this weekend at the movies.  The latest Stephen King adaptation is the most anticipated.  “Doctor Sleep” is expected to top the box office exactly 40 years after King’s “The Shining” wowed audiences.  The doctor opens on almost 3,900 screens and is expected to be the big winner this weekend.  The romantic comedy “Last Christmas” is expected to be the runner up on 3,500 screens.  Last week’s top film, “Terminator: Dark Fate” is expected to drop to third.  The debut of the  historical drama “Midway” is expected to be the fourth most popular film this weekend.  “Joker” is likely to stay in the top five and the other new wide release, the family comedy “Playing with Fire” opens on 3,100 screens and probably won’t make the top five.

On this day in music history – November 8, 1965, The Beatles began work on the new George Harrison song “Think For Yourself” for their upcoming “Rubber Soul” album.  After rehearsing, they nailed the basic instrumental track in one take.  In 1968, a concert at the Walthamstow Granada Theater in Britain you probably wish you could have attended – The Who, Joe Cocker, The Grease Band, The Mindbenders, and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown.  In 1969, “Something” – the first Beatles single composed by George Harrison entered the charts.  It went on to hit #1 and has since been covered by over 150 other artists, making it the second most-covered Beatles song after “Yesterday”.  In 1971, “Led Zeppelin IV” was released.  It has no official name and is sometimes referred to as Four Symbols or simply The Fourth Album.  It is the group’s most popular with sales of over 37m copies.  In 1975, David Bowies made his U.S. television debut performing “Fame” on the Cher Show.  In 1986, Berlin hit #1 with “Take My Breath Away”.  The song was featured in the movie Top Gun and won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song in 1986.  In 2008, AC/DC began the first of two week at #1 on the album chart with “Black Ice”, the band’s 15th studio album.  It was #1 in 29 countries including the band’s home country of Australia where they are colloquially known as Acca Dacca.   Not bad for a band that had been around for 35 years at the time.  Born on this day in 1929, songwriter Bert Berns who penned hits including “Twist and Shout”, “Hang On Sloopy”, “Under the Boardwalk”, “Here Comes the Night”, and “Brown Eyed Girl”. In 1942, Gerald Alston from The Manhattans.  In 1944, Bonnie Bramlett from Delaney and Bonnie.  In 1945, Don Murray, drummer for The Turtles.  In 1947, Minnie Ripperton who had the 1975 #1 hit “Loving You”.  In 1949, Bonnie Raitt.

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Pala Weather – sunny with a high of 90 today and tomorrow … mid-80s Sunday through Wednesday … 79 next Thursday … overnight lows in the mid-50s tonight … about 50 through Tuesday night … upper 40s Wednesday night

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Call the Pala Fire Department at (760) 742-1632 before starting any open fires to get the day’s Cal Fire and APCD recommendations. Fire Department permits are required for any burning on Pala tribal land.


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