Pala Today News – 4/22/24

Written by on April 22, 2024

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A body was found floating in Oceanside Harbor this morning around 9a.  The man in his late 50s was found between a boat and the G dock.  He was identified as the owner of a sailboat on the same dock.  His identity has not been released.

A woman was killed after jumping off the McCall Boulevard bridge over the 215 freeway in Menifee.  53-year old Dawn Redman from Murrieta intentionally jumped just before 2p Saturday.  She landed on a Hyundai Accent traveling about 80 miles an hour.  The driver suffered minor injuries.  Redman was then struck by a gray Lexus traveling at about 60 miles an hour.  That driver was uninjured.  Redman died at the scene.  The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1 800 273 TALK.

An accident at the intersection of Winter Haven and South Mission in Fallbrook Saturday resulted in multiple injuries and significant property damage.  It happened just before 10a with two vehicles involved.  A pickup truck was T-boned by a sedan.  One of the vehicles crashed through a brick wall. Four people were transported to Palomar Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Kroger and Albertsons today announced a revised plan to divest 579 stores to appease regulators push through their proposed merger. That’s about one third more stores than the original plan called for.  63 of those stores are in California.  The specific store locations were not disclosed.  C&S Wholesale Grocers is ready to pay $2.9b for the stores. Union workers in California have protested the planned merger.  A Kroger spokesman today said the sale to C&S would ensure no stores would close and employees would keep their jobs.  The union says that chain is in poor financial shape and has no experience in the specific sector.  Kroger and Albertsons say the merger is needed to compete with box stores and Amazon.  Together, Kroger and Albertsons have about 5k stores including those under the names Vons and Ralphs in 35 states and employ 700k people.

Sunny, seasonable weather today in Pala.  Cooling to the mid-60s by Thursday with a chance of rain.  Back to where we were by Sunday.  The full forecast is coming up. (below)


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In the NBA playoffs – The Clippers beat Dallas 109-97 in the first game of their Round One series.  Boston Beat Miami 114-94.  Milwaukee over Indiana 109-94.  And Oklahoma City edged New Orleans 94-92.  Three games today, including Game 2 for the Lakers against Denver.  The Nuggets won the first game.

The Brooklyn Nets today hired Jordi Fernandez as their new head coach.  They hope to bounce back from missing the playoffs for the first time in six years.

In Major League Baseball – The Padres beat the visiting Blue Jays 6-3 to avoid a sweep by Toronto.  The Dodgers shut out the Yankees to avoid a sweep by New York in LA.  Cincinnati did sweep the visiting Angels with a 3-0 shutout yesterday.  Today, the Padres are at Colorado.  The Angels host Baltimore.  And the Dodgers have the day off.

In the minors – The Lake Elsinore Storm shut out Visalia 10-0 yesterday.  Overall, they won five out of six.  Their next series begins tomorrow at Rancho Cucamonga.

In the NHL playoffs – Eastern Round One began Saturday.  Carolina and Boston won those games.  Yesterday, Florida edged Tampa Bay 3-2.  The Rangers over the Capitols 4-1.  Winnipeg topped Colorado 7-6.  And Vancouver over Nashville 4-2 in the first game of each of those series.  Today it’s Game Two for Toronto at Boston and New York at Carolina.  Vegas plays its first game at Dallas and the Kings are at Edmonton. 

The minor league San Diego Gulls lost 5-4 in overtime to Coachella Valley at Pechanga Arena on Saturday.  Yesterday, they beat the Firebirds in Coachella 4-3 in a shootout in their final game of the season.

In Soccer – LAFC and the New York Red Bulls tied 2-2 Saturday.  The Galaxy beat the visiting San Jose Earthquakes 4-3 yesterday.

In the minors – The San Diego Sockers played the Chihuahua Savage three times in the past four days to decide who would go on to the finals against the winner of the Milwaukee-Kansas City semi-final series.  They lost 13-7 in Chihuahua Thursday, then won 5-4 yesterday in the longest MASL playoff game in history, a triple overtime marathon.  That forced a 15-minute knockout game immediately after to determine the series winner.  Chihuahua won it 2-1, thus ending the season for the Sockers in what was their last game ever at Pechanga Arena.  The Sockers will move to the new Frontwave Arena in Oceanside next season.

In Lacrosse – The San Diego Seals beat Vancouver 16-9 in their final season game Friday night at Pechanga Arena.

In Rugby – The San Diego Legion lost to the Utah Warriors yesterday, 33-32 at Sanpdragon Stadium.  Their next game is Saturday at Houston.

In Golf – At the RBC Heritage Tournament in Hilton Head, South Carolina, Scottie Scheffler won it yesterday with a 19 under-par 265 – three strokes ahead of the nearest competitor.

In racing – Yesterday in Long Beach, Scott Dixon won the Grand Prix of Long Beach.  Tyler Reddick won yesterday’s NASCAR Cup race at Talladega.

In Local High School sports

Bonsall – no scheduled games today

Great Oak – boys’ golf at a tournament in Walnut today’ baseball and softball against Murrieta Mesa; softball hosting at 3p, varsity baseball away, and JV and freshman hosting at 3:30p; STUNT against Chaparral at Temecula Valley at 5p; lacrosse against Temecula Valley at 5:30p, girls’ hosting, boys’ away

Fallbrook – boys’ tennis in CIF League Finals at San Pasqual at 2p; softball at Holtville at 3:30p; baseball against Mission Hills at 4p, JV hosting, varsity away

Valley Center – boys’ tennis in the Palomar League tournament at Rancho Bernardo at 1p; JV boys’ golf at Ramona at 3:30p



As of midday trading on Wall Street, stocks were up.  The Dow gained a full percent.  The S&P 500 was up 1.1%.  The NASDAQ was up 1 ¼%.  Comex gold plunged more than $68 an ounce to $2,345.70.  West Texas Intermediate Crude oil futures were up 14 cents to $83.28 a barrel.

The U.S. dollar index, which measures the currency’s strength against six other major currencies closed Tuesday at 106.26 – the highest it’s been since November.  The U.S. economy’s remarkable resilience is the main reason.  Figures released this month show a strong U.S. jobs market and expanding manufacturing sector, while Americans continue their strong spending.

Big Tech’s so-called Magnificent Seven are among the 178 S&P companies scheduled to report first quarter earnings this week.

The House of Representatives on Saturday passed a bill requiring either a forced sale or a ban of TikTok in the U.S. within one year.  It’s expected to go through the Senate this week and then immediately be signed into law by President Biden.  The reason behind the bill is that TikTok is owned by Chinese tech company ByteDance and officials fear the Chinese government will end up with data on 170m American users of the app.  They’re also worried that Beijing leaders will control the app to promote state interests and influence U.S. public opinion.  But the price of buying TikTok is likely to be more than most companies can swing.  And any U.S. companies that can are likely to run up against anti-trust concerns in Washington.  Plus, Beijing has said they will file a legal challenge to any forced sale of TikTok by ByteDance.

But that’s only part of the assault on TikTok.  European Union officials are threatening massive fines and a possible suspension of parts of a new spinoff app, launched by TikTok this month that they claim contains addictive features.  TikTok Lite rewards users with cash for engaging with content and app features.  Today’s announcement marks the EU’s second major inquiry into the online platform under the Digital Services Act.

On Friday, workers at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee voted overwhelmingly to join the United Auto Workers union.  It’s the first non-union plant in the South to link with the UAW, who now plan to take their pitch to employees at 13 other manufacturers’ U.S. plants.  UAW membership will be voted on at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama next month.  Many foreign automakers have plants in the Southern states.  But unions are a tough sell in the South where union jobs are only half as common as the rest of the country. 



Over the weekend at the movies, “Civil War” remained the top draw, earning another $11.1m on 4k screens in its second week of release.  “Abigail” debuted in second place on slightly fewer screens with a slightly better per-screen average.  It sold $10.2 worth of tickets.  “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” dropped to 3rd place.  “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” debuted in 4th with $9m.  “Spy x Family Code: White” opened in 5th place with $4.9m.  Total movie attendance for the weekend was the lowest since February.

Tesla cut prices on its Model Y, X and S vehicles by $2k and slashed the price of its Full Self-Driving driver assist software from $12k to $8k in the U.S. on Friday.  They’re trying to move an excess of production and gain market share after a rough week in which the company cut its workforce by 10% and recalled 4k Cybertrucks, all while moving to restore CEO Elon Musk’s gigantic pay package.  Meanwhile, Tesla stock is down about 40% so far this year.


On this day in music history – April 22,

  • 1966, “Wild Thing” by the Troggs – formerly known as The Troglodytes was released in the U.S. by two different labels.  It’s the only song ever to hit #1 simultaneously for two competing companies.  The ATCO label version incorrectly credits Troggs lead singer Reg Presley as the songwriter.  He wrote the B-side “A Girl Like You” which also became a minor hit.  Wild Thing is actually a remake of a song written by Chip Douglas which failed to chart a year earlier when released by The Wild Ones.  The Troggs’ version hit #1.  Wild Thing is now one of the most covered songs in rock and roll history. 
  • On the same day, at a Battle of the Bands in New Jersey, The Castiles with lead singer Bruce Springsteen placed third, earning them the bottom slot at a major concert the following week headlined by The Crystals, still riding high on the success of their early ‘60s hits “He’s a Rebel” and “Da Doo Ron Ron”.
  • In 1966, Disc & Music Echo magazine conducted a poll for the most popular member of The Monkees.  Davy Jones got 63% of the vote.  Mickey Dolenz 22%, Peter Tork 8%, and Mike Nesmith got 7%.
  • In 1972, Deep Purple’s “Machine Head” album hit #1 thanks to singles, “Smoke on the Water” and “Highway Star”.  It was their most commercially successful album and a major influence on early heavy metal
  • In 1978, Bob Marley and the Wailers performed at the One Love Peace Concert in Jamaica.  It was Marley’s first public appearance since being wounded in an assassination attempt 18 months earlier
  • In 1989, Madonna began the first of three weeks at #1 with “Like a Prayer”, her 7th #1 hit.
  • In 1991, The Dave Matthews Band played their first-ever live show at the Earth Day festival in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • In 2001, Destiny’s Child was at #1 with “Survivor”.
  • In 2013, Richie Havens, the folk singer who gained fame opening the Woodstock Festival and playing for several hours including ad-libbing “Freedom”, a song he created on the spot when none of the following acts were ready died of a heart attack at age 72.

Born on this day …

  • In 1922, jazz composer, bass player and bandleader, Charles Mingus
  • In 1936, country singer, songwriter, session musician, and TV show host, Glen Campbell.  In addition to his own multiple top ten hits, he played on songs by Bobby Darin, Ricky Nelson, The Beach Boys, Elvis, Frank Sinatra and The Monkees
  • In 1944, drummer Howard Wyeth who worked with Bob Dylan, Don McLean, and Joni Mitchell
  • In 1948, folk singer Larry Groce, best known for the 1972 novelty song “Junk Food Junkie”
  • In 1950, Peter Frampton who played with The Herd and Humble Pie before achieving solo stardom in the mid-1970s
  • In 1951, English singer songwriter Paul Carrack, who played keyboards with Ace, Squeeze and Mike and The Mechanics.

Other celebrities with birthdays and birth anniversaries today …

  • Actor, director Jack Nicholson is 87
  • Comedian, actor Ryan Stiles from the Drew Carey Show, Whose Line Is It, and Two and a Half Men is 65
  • Actor, comedian, talk show host and business mogul, Byron Allen is 63
  • Actress Sheryl Lee from Twin Peaks is 57
  • Among those who’ve passed, actor Eddie Albert, best known for the TV sitcom “Green Acres” and movies including “Roman Holiday” and “The Heartbreak Kid” was born in 1906
  • Actress and comedienne Charlotte Rae who played Mrs. Garrett on TV’s “The Facts of Life” was born in 1926.
  • Actress Erin Moran, best known as Joanie in TV’s “Happy Days” was born in 1960.


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Pala Weather – sunny with a high of 78 this afternoon … winds gusting up to 20 miles an hour today through Wednesday … morning clouds clearing to mostly sunny and 71 tomorrow and Wednesday … a 20% chance of light rain Wednesday night through Friday morning … mostly cloudy and 66 Thursday … partly sunny and 69 Friday afternoon … 72 Saturday … 78 Sunday … overnight lows, 52 tonight … about 48 tomorrow through Thursday night … 50 Friday night … 47 Saturday night

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