Pala Today News – 12/1/21

Written by on December 1, 2021

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.


It’s time for counties to get serious about political redistricting based on figures from the 2020 Census.  The deadline for setting new district boundaries is December 15.  In Riverside County, Supervisors have narrowed it down to three possible plans with maps now available to the public online.

In San Diego County, there are two possible redistricting plans known as maps 13a and 14 – each with several versions.  On behalf of 17 local tribes, the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association had requested of San Diego’s Independent Redistricting Commission that North County reservations be kept in the same district.  The next scheduled IRC meeting is tomorrow, December 2 at the County Office of Education on Linda Vista Road in San Diego.  The public hearing portion begins at about 5p after the IRC special meeting at 3p.  Those interested can attend in person or via Zoom.  Those wishing to address the commission can fill out a speaker’s card at the IRC website.  The IRC’s final regular meeting before the redistricting deadline is at the County Administration Center on Pacific Highway next Thursday, December 9 at 5:30p.

The first U.S. cases of Omicron coronavirus variant have been detected in California.  First identified in South Africa, the variant is now in over 20 countries including the U.S.  Until more is known about Omicron, the U.S. has restricted travel from South Africa and seven other countries.  Health officials are urging everyone to get vaccinated or get a booster if they’re eligible and to practice the standard prevention measures of masking, hand washing, and social distancing.

The flu season is picking up.  San Diego County Health and Human Services reported 70 lab-confirmed cases last week – up 28 from the week before.  The flu season got a late start, possible thanks to Covid prevention measures.  But it’s picking up now.  Flu shots are readily available and take about two weeks to become fully effective.

Riverside Supervisors have authorized $770k for additional code enforcement staffing and vehicles to allow response to violations in the evenings and on weekends.  Code enforcement currently only works during the day Monday through Friday.  The department is responsible for enforcing laws against loud noises, illegal parking and other nuisances in unincorporated parts of the county.  Most noise complaints come in after 10p.  The current push is the result of a grand jury report on the county’s short-term rental ordinance which found that most of the complaints about rentals center on noise. Parking was the second biggest complaint.  Both are code enforcement issues.

Black Friday is history.  Cyber Monday has passed.  Now it’s a matter of getting your holiday gifts shipped on time.  This year, 94% of U.S. consumers will do at least some of their holiday shopping online according to About 39% wait until December to do it and vendors are glad of it.  But if any of your purchases involve you doing the final shipping, you need to get your purchases to the Post office by the 15th for retail ground shipping.  First class deadline is the 17th.  Priority mail needs to go by the 18th.  And priority mail express has a December 23 deadline.  For UPS, deadlines are December 20 through 23 for increasingly expensive options.  Fed Ex needs your ground/home delivery packages by the 15th.  Express saver deadline is the 21st.  2nd day is the 22nd and overnight is the 23rd

San Diego County just finished the driest November in 41 years.  And not much is going to change for the next ten days at least.  The full forecast is coming up. (below)


In the NFL – Week 13 begins tomorrow with Dallas at New Orleans.

In college football – You can’t tell the coaching changes without a score card.  But one that reportedly won’t happen is Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer.  In spite of rumors, he says he’s not interested in leaving the NFL for a college coaching job.   He left his last college job in 2018.  Meyer had been floated as a possible replacement at Notre Dame for Brian Kelly who left for LSU Monday.  Kelly had led the Fighting Irish to a 113 and 40 record in his 11 seasons there.  Meyer’s name also came up when the USC job became available last month.

In the NBA – Five games last night.  The Lakers beat the Kings in Sacramento 117-92.  Brooklyn edged the Knicks 112-110.  James Harden had the game high at 34 points.  Phoenix scored a rare victory over Golden State in San Francisco 104-96.  Other winners included Memphis and Portland.  The Clippers host Sacramento tonight.

Out on health safety protocol, LA’s LeBron James is expected to miss several games beginning with last night’s.

In college hoops – Unranked Ohio State pulled off a huge upset of #1 Duke 71-66.  Four other Top 25 teams won against unranked opponents.  San Diego State routed visiting Long Beach State 72-47.

In the NHL – The Ducks squandered a lead but pulled out a victory in a shootout with the Kings last night.  Final score, 5-4.  One other shootout.  St. Louis over Tampa Bay 4-3.  Other winners included Detroit, Florida, San Jose, Nashville in 6-0 shutout at Columbus, Minnesota and Dallas.  Anaheim hosts Vegas tonight.

In Major League Baseball – The deadline for a new agreement between players and management is tonight.  It’s looking like there’s going to be a lockout.  Among concessions being sought by players – the right to free agency after as little as five years and for arbitration to begin after two seasons instead of three.  The league doesn’t like any offer that includes changes to free agency, arbitration and revenue sharing among clubs.  The league insists a lockout, though not necessary, would add urgency to the negotiations.

In local high school sports

  • Bonsall HS – no schedule published
  • Great Oak HS – boys’ freshman basketball at Corona at 5p; girls’ basketball at Rancho Buena Vista beginning at 5p
  • Fallbrook HS – no schedule published
  • Valley Center HS – girls’ soccer hosting Orange Glen at 3:15p; boys’ varsity basketball at Escondido Adventist at 5:30p


As of midday trading on Wall Street, following big losses yesterday, stocks were up across the board today.  The Dow was up 4 tenths of a percent.  The S&P 500 was up ¾ of a percent.  The NASDAQ was up ¼ of a percent.  Gold rose $7.90 to $1,784.40 an ounce.  Recovering from a huge drop yesterday, oil was up 43 cents to $66.61 a barrel.


The La Jolla Concours de’Elegance car show is returning for 2022.  LPL Financial and Pacific Southeby’s are sponsoring the 16th iteration of the event in the city of La Jolla.  This is anything but a rod run or cruise night.  Featured marques include Bugatti and Mercedes Gullwing.  It’ll be held the weekend of April 22-24.  Tickets and information available at

On this day in music history – November 1,

  • 1957, Buddy Holly and the Crickets appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show” performing “That’ll Be the Day” and “Peggy Sue”.  Sam Cooke appeared on the same episode, singing “You Send Me”.
  • In 1958, The Teddy Bears were at #1 with “To Know Him is to Love Him”.
  • In 1964, The Who played the first of 22 consecutive nights at The Marquee Club in London for which they were paid less than $100 per night.  But playing the Marquee was an important early step for up and coming 60s acts including Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Cream, Manfred Mann, The Nice, Yes, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull and others who all played there before getting recording contracts.
  • In 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience released their second album, “Axis: Bold as Love”.  Hendrix was disappointed with the cover art which had an East Indian theme.  He said it would have been more appropriate had it highlighted his American Indian heritage.
  • That same night Hendrix opened his set at Central Hall in Chatham with the title track from The Beatles’ “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”.  Also on the bill that night, Pink Floyd, The Move and three others
  • In 1973, The Carpenters were on top of the singles chart with “Top of the World”, the second of their three #1 singles.  Lynn Anderson had been at #2 on the country singles chart earlier that summer with her version of the song.
  • In 1983, Geffen Records sued Neil Young because his new music for the label was “not commercial in nature and musically uncharacteristic of his previous albums”.  His first album for Geffen was “Everybody’s Rockin’” featuring just 25 minutes of rockabilly songs, some of them cover versions.  It was Young’s shortest album ever.
  • In 1987 the U.S. Supreme Court denied a Kentucky teacher’s appeal of her firing for showing Pink Floyd’s film “The Wall” to her class.  The court decided that the film was not suitable for minors due to bad language and sexual content.
  • In 1989, Sly Stone was sentence to 55 days in jail after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of cocaine.  Two weeks later he also pled guilty to possession and was sentenced to 9 to 14 months in rehab.
  • In 1990, Vanilla Ice was at #1 with “Ice Ice Baby”, originally the B-side to his version of “Play That Funky Music”.
  • IN 1997, Kenny G set a new world record for holding a note on his saxophone for 45 minutes and 47 seconds though a technique known as circular breathing.
  • In 2012, Shakira was sued for $100m by a former boyfriend who acted as her business manager for six years.  Antonio de la Rua claimed his business plan led the singer to global superstardom and wanted his share of past and future partnership profits.

Born on this day …

  • In 1934, soul singer Billy Paul who had the 1972 #1 hit “Me and Mrs. Jones”
  • In 1936, Lou Rawls who released more than 60 albums with total sales of more than 40m.  His biggest hit was the #2 1972 hit “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine”.
  • In 1944, Bette Midler, Blue Oyster Cult guitarist and singer Eric Boom, and Doors drummer John Densmore.
  • In 1946, Gilbert O’Sullivan who had a #1 hit in 1972 with “Alone Again Naturally”
  • In 1951, Jaco Pastorius, bass player with Weather Report
  • In 1963, Sam Reid from Glass Tiger
  • In 1977, Brad Delson from Linkin Park


Other celebrity anniversaries today

  • Woody Allen is 86
  • Deep Roy who played all the Oompa Loompas in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is 64
  • Actress Charlene Tilton who played Lucy Ewing on TV’s “Dallas” is 63
  • Comedienne Sarah Silverman is 51
  • Late actor and comedian Dick Shawn was born in 1923
  • Richard Pryor was born this day in 1940

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Pala seniors’ lunch menu for tomorrow (12/1) – no menu published

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Pala Weather – sunny with a high of 83 today … cooling to 77 tomorrow … 75 Friday and Saturday … 81 Sunday … back to 83 Monday … patchy night and morning fog, clearing to mostly sunny and 75 Tuesday … overnight lows about 50 tonight … upper 40s the rest of the week

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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.


The Pala Band of Mission Indians has a number of part-time and full-time employment opportunities.


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