Pala Today News – 9/16/22

Written by on September 16, 2022

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The California Air Resources Board yesterday unveiled a plan to have all new big rig and other trucks in the state be zero-emissions by 2040.  Large trucking companies would then have to transition their entire fleets over to zero-emissions by 2042.  Transportation is the state’s largest contributor to climate-warming greenhouse gases as well as smog and other air pollution.  About 1.8m heavy duty trucks on California roads would be affected.  The proposal calls for over a half-million carbon-free medium and heavy-duty trucks to be in use by 2035, increasing to 1.2m in 2045 and 1.6m by 2050.  There are currently fewer than 2k zero emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles on the state’s roads.  Almost all of them are buses.  Commercial transportation is already headed in this direction.  CARB’s plan would hasten the conversion.

Riverside County Health officials today announced the region’s first pediatric case of monkeypox.  The child is under the age of ten and recovering at home in the Western part of the county.

The scandal over an incident in the football locker room at Vista High School continues and has now forced a forfeit of this week’s games against Poway.  That cancellation was announced yesterday.  There had been a protest Wednesday evening outside Vista High in response to the Aug. 31 attack.  The incident is being investigated by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, which received video evidence of a teenage boy being forcefully pushed to the ground.  Detectives say there was no sexual assault and the boy was not hurt.  The Vista Unified School District has hired its own third-party investigator.

Pala tribal member, Pam Arviso was honored at Wednesday’s monthly general council meeting for her service to the tribe.  From 2008 until this month she served as the tribe’s delegate to the San Luis Rey Water Authority.  Ms. Arviso continues to write and edit the tribe’s newsletter.  (from 9/14 meeting agenda and Chairman Smith)

A reminder that all Pala offices will be closed one week from today on September 23 in observance of Native American Day.  Next week’s Friday trash pickup will be one day early on Thursday the 22nd.


In Major League Baseball – The Padres got shut out by the Diamondbacks 6-0.  That allowed Milwaukee to pull a half-game closer to the third and final Wild Card position since they didn’t play yesterday.  Miami beat Philadelphia 5-3.  Philly holds the second Wild Card spot.  The San Diego-Arizona series continues today.  The rest of the NL West is back in action today with the Dodgers at San Francisco and Colorado at the Cubs.  The Angels open a series hosting Seattle.  The A’s are at Houston.  There are 20 days left in the regular season.

In the Minors – The Lake Elsinore Storm beat Inland Empire 10-8 in game 2 of the best of 3 California League Southern division championship series last night at Diamond Stadium.  That completes a sweep by the Storm who now host Northern division winner Fresno Sunday for the first in a best of three series for the league championship.  Games two and three (if necessary) will be in Fresno Tuesday and Wednesday.  Fresno had the best record in the league this season at 83 and 49 followed by Lake Elsinore with a 77 and 55 record.

In the NFL – It was close last night in Kansas City, but the Chiefs rallied through most of the second half to beat the Chargers 27-24 in spite of Justin Herbert’s 334 yards passing for LA.  For his troubles, he suffered a rib injury.  More should be known today on whether it will affect his availability for the Chargers next game.  LA dominated most of the statistics other than committing one turnover compared to none for KC.  But 20 unanswered points up until the Chargers’ final TD with just over a minute left in the game made the difference.  Thirteen games tomorrow including the Rams hosting Atlanta at 1p on Fox.  The Raiders host Arizona at 1:30p on CBS.  Monday Night Football will be Minnesota at Philadelphia

In college football – Week 3 begins tonight with Florida State at Louisville and Air Force at Wyoming.  Tomorrow, #1 Georgia is at Virginia Tech.  UCLA hosts South Alabama.  #12 BYU is at #25 Oregon.  #2 Alabama hosts UL Monroe.  #3 Ohio State hosts Toledo.  #7 USC hosts Fresno State.  San Diego State is at #14 Utah.

In the NBA – Troubles continue to mount for Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver.  Minority team owner Jahm Najafi is calling for Sarver to resign.  And Suns jersey patch partner PayPal said today it would not renew it sponsorship if Sarver continues in his role following his current one-year suspension from the NBA for racist and misogynist remarks.  That sponsorship was worth $3m to the team last season.

In the NHL – The league is considering a play-in tournament for the 2024 World Cup that would happen just before the February event.  It’s expected that ten teams will take part in the 2024 World Cup of Hockey with two eliminated in the qualification round.

In Racing – NASCAR tomorrow at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Local high school sports

  • Bonsall – no schedule published
  • Great Oak – freshman boys’ water polo at Don Lugo Tournament at 2:30p today and 8a tomorrow; cross country at Woodbridge Invitational at 4p; varsity football hosting Chaparral at 7p; Tomorrow – girls’ tennis away at noon
  • Fallbrook – football hosting Ramona beginning at 4:30p; tomorrow – cross country at Mt. Carmel Invitational at Morley Field in Balboa Park at noon
  • Valley Center – girls varsity tennis hosting Classical Academy at 3:30p; Tomorrow – cross country at Morley Field at 11:20a; football at San Pasqual beginning at 4:30p


As of midday trading on Wall Street, the bears were running the show.  The Dow dropped another 1.1%.  Boeing and Salesforce led the decline. The S&P was down 1.4%.  The NASDAQ was down 1.7%.  Gold gained $5.20 an ounce to $1,682.50.  Oil was up less than ten cents at $85.19 a barrel for December West Texas Intermediate Crude futures.

Some of today’s market gloom may be due to yesterday’s announcement by FedEx CEO Raj Subramaniam that be believes the economy is entering a worldwide recession.  This, after FedEx missed its estimates on revenue and earnings for the first quarter.  Fed Ex shares fell 15% in extended trading yesterday.  The company has seen weekly declines in its business since June.  Shippers like FedEx are considered an indicator of overall business conditions.

Hiring in Southern California hit its lowest rate in 11 months.  The average of about 23,400 new jobs created monthly over the past year fell to just about zero in August.  The last time it was worse was September of last year when jobs dropped by almost 23K.  The counts are adjusted to lessen the variations caused by seasonal hiring in industries like education, tourism and retail.  The unemployment rate in the region remained the same as July at 4.4% – half of what it was in July of 2021.

In San Diego County specifically, unemployment rose from a revised 3.1% in July to 3.4% in August.  That’s still lower than the state overall and more than 3 full points less than San Diego County one year ago.

Among the 150 stores Bed Bath & Beyond will be closing are 50 that will be gone before the end of this year.  That includes four in Southern California.  They’re in Santee, Lakewood, Burbank and Palmdale.  The list of locations for this previously-announced retrenchment was released yesterday.  This year’s closures plus 100 more over the next two years are part of a broader plan to stabilize the company’s finances.


This weekend at the movies, five new wide releases.  “Don’t Worry Darling” is a mystery thriller directed by and starring Olivia Wilde with Chris Pine and Harry Styles.  “The Woman King” is a historical action drama starring Viola Davis.  “See How They Run” is a comedy mystery starring Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan.  There’s also the horror film, “Pearl” and the PG family drama “Running the Bases”.

Ford unveiled its redesigned 2024 Mustang hardtop and convertible on Wednesday.  Although Ford and other major legacy automakers are mostly all-in with an electric future, the new Mustang will be gasoline-powered only.  And it could end up being the last remaining gas-powered muscle car from a major manufacturer.  Although it gave the Mustang name to an all-electric crossover vehicle in 2020, the seventh generation of the coupe model that began the pony car segment in 1964 will continue to be gas-only for the foreseeable future.  It’s main competitors, Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Camaro are expected to go electric in a few years.  Sales of all three have been declining for years – down by almost a third from 2015 to 2019.  Engines for the new Mustang include a 310-horsepower turbocharged four cylinder and a 450 horsepower V8.  The interior will feature a 13-inch center touchscreen and 12-inch driver information cluster, both of which can be customized by owners.

On this day in music history – September 16,

  • 1963, “She Loves You” by The Beatles was released in the U.S. on Swan Records.  Although at #1 in Britain, it was ignored here until the following year, several months after the group’s breakthrough with “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” in late December of ’63.
  • In 1966, a Member of Parliament asked Britain’s House of Commons to officially “deplore” the action of a magistrate who’d earlier called The Rolling Stones “complete morons … who wear filthy clothes”.
  • In 1967, Jimi Hendrix debut album, “Are You Experienced?” entered the Hot 200 album chart where it remained for 106 weeks including 77 weeks in the Top 40 of albums.  Rolling Stone magazine later named it #15 on their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
  • In 1970, Led Zeppelin dethroned The Beatles as “best group” in the Melody Makers readers’ poll.  The Beatles had won the previous eight annual polls but had officially split up six months before the poll.
  • In 1970 Jimi Hendrix joined Eric Burdon on stage for what would become his last public appearance.
  • In 1977, T Rex lead singer Marc Bolan was killed when a car driven by his girlfriend hit a tree in Barnes, London.
  • In 1979, Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” was released.  It is considered to be the song that first popularized hip hop style.
  • In 1996, Pearl Jam played the first night of the “No Code” tour at Key Arena in Seattle.  Many venues on the tour were out of the way because of the band’s refusal to play arenas controlled by Ticketmaster.
  • In 2006, Bob Dylan was at #2 on the album chart with “Modern Times”.  It was his first album since “Desire” 30 years earlier to enter the chart at #1. At age 65, he was also the oldest living musician to ever top the chart.  That record was broken in 2011 by 85-year old Tony Bennett.
  • In 2008, Motown songwriter and producer Norman Whitfield died of complications from diabetes.  He’d collaborated with Barret Strong on songs including “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”, “(I Know) I’m Losing You”, “Cloud Nine”, “War”, and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone”.
  • In 2009, Mary Travers from Peter, Paul and Mary passed away after battling leukemia for several years.
  • In 2014, Ariana Grande was at #1 with her second studio album, “My Everything”.

Born on this day …

  • In 1925, B.B. King
  • In 1941, Joe Butler from The Lovin Spoonful
  • In 1942, Hollies bass player Bernie Calvert
  • In 1944, Betty Kelly from Martha and the Vandellas
  • In 1948, Kenny Jones, drummer for Small Faces, the Faces, and later The Who.
  • In 1952, Ron Blair from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • In 1963, singer songwriter Richard Marx
  • In 1964, Dave Sabo from Skid Row.
  • In 1992, Nick Jonas from The Jonas Brothers

Other celebrity anniversaries today

  • Actor Ed Begley Jr. is 73
  • Actor Kurt Fuller is 69
  • Actress Jennifer Tilly is 64
  • Comedienne Molly Shannon from Saturday Night Live is 58
  • Actress and comedienne Amy Poehler also an alumna from SNL is 51
  • Among those who’ve passed, Candid Camera creator Allen Funt was born this day in 1914

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Pala Weather – sunny with a high of 82 this afternoon … cloudy mornings clearing to sunny and 79 tomorrow … 78 Sunday … back to 79 Monday through Wednesday … jumping to 86 Thursday … overnight lows in the mid-50s tonight and tomorrow night … low 50s beginning Sunday night

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