Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 1, 2009

What do you love about Palomar?  How about the views?  You see Point Loma out there with the San Diego skyline and islands dotting the Pacific – so close and yet so far away –  up here in the beauty of the Four Seasons! Have a message to go out?  Simply send it my way.   If you don’t see it posted within 24 hours, please call my ‘follow-me’ number at 76O 742 one 742. Glad to keep the news heading your way about our favorite mountain!   Bonnie Phelps,  Palomar Mountain News Editor since 1998 and Palomar Mountain Real Estate since the beginning of the Century.
Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | February 21, 2017

Favorite Pic of Palomar?

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Many of you are such great photographers!  The Valley Center Roadrunner is publishing their ‘Business and Hometown Guide’.  Let’s get some great Palomar Photos headed their way!

From Valley Roadrunner

Send in your photos! Do you have any photos of Valley Center, Pauma Valley, Pala, Palomar Mountain or Hidden Meadows? We’re finishing up our next magazine (VC Business & Hometown Guide), and we’d love to include some resident photos! Submit to —- deadline is WEDNESDAY, FEB 22 – 8AM **Please include in your email the location*

(Recent sunset taken from State Park Road, looking out over the clouds to the sun setting on the Pacific.  Pretty special up here a mile nearer Heaven!)

Have fun sharing your photos!

Bonnie Phelps

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | February 21, 2017

Kids Club to the FS Station

Last week 19 mountain kids had soooooooo much fun at their weekly Kid’s Club. Here is info about tomorrow’s event:

From: Stacy Eriksen

The Palomar Mountain Kids Club will be visiting the US Forest Service Fire Station tomorrow, February 21st at 10am. All mountain kids are welcome! The station is on Canfield Rd, on the left, just before the observatory.

After our time at the Station, we’ll go over to the picnic area at the Observatory parking lot.  You are invited to bring lunch for your kids or snacks to share.

Hope to see you in the morning!

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | February 20, 2017

Like a Burn Permit?

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We have been burning above Fry Creek until the weather pushed us out. It was successful in my eyes. We generated some good smoke and reduced a huge amount of fuel that otherwise would be available to burn in a wild fire.

We are issuing burn permits and to ensure that folks get one in a timely fashion, I will continue to be the Point of Contact, Tim Gray BC33, 619-209-1414 and will arrange for a Patrol Officer to write a burn permit.


Tim Gray, ADFMO
Fuels, Prevention
& Suppression

Forest Service

p: 619-209-1414

1634 Black Canyon Rd
Ramona, CA 92065

Caring for the land and serving people

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | February 20, 2017

Who are these BAD guys?!??

Who are these guys?  They got up bright and early, driving an older Chevy Silverado with a  dark stripe.  They brought their blow torch and cut a gate to get in and steal from some neighbors.  They took a dark green riding lawn mower, mountain bicycle, floor jack, game cameras, tools and more.

The tracks pointed out through other private property and the State Park where there have also been recent burglaries and the gate cut.

If you see this truck – please get the license number if possible and call Sheriff’s Deputy Zane Maltsberger at the Valley Center Substation 760 751-4400.   Or the San Diego County non-emergency line at 760 749-1303 or call 911.  Incident number is 17109081.

THANK YOU!  Any info would be appreciated by the family that has been on Palomar for over 50 years – and ALL of us on this wonderful mountain.



Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | February 20, 2017

Brooke has done it again!!!

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Yes!  That is the before pic!  This little mountain weekend gal really has the vision and work ethic to restore these rusty gems and make them irresistible!  This 1966 Scotsman is all dressed up now in turquoise and is for sale!

Brooke Bickler’s first trailer made it on four pages of Vintage Camper Trailer Magazine:

Would you like your very own vintage trailer?

Do you have a rusty gem or know where one is tucked away?

You are invited to connect with Brooke:

See also:

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | February 20, 2017

Cell Phones Registered?

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Since cell phones work at most places up here (not our place, but I can dream!), many places don’t have land line telephones anymore.  Land lines are automatically sent up to call you during times of emergencies.  Cell phones aren’t.  However, you can register your mobile phone with AlertSanDiego.  This is San Diego County’s emergency mass notification system, so you can be reached with evacuation notices and other important protective action recommendations during a disaster:

It’s a free service.  You can register your phone to your different locations – city house, office, and Palomar property, too.  A couple clicks and you are in the know!

This photo is not from Palomar (that I know of).  It was in an AlertSanDiego post.  I saw it as a nudge to turn around the info to you subscribers. Stay safe out there enjoying this rain.  We’re sure going to be treated to a beautiful Spring!

Bonnie Phelps

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | February 19, 2017

What is For Sale???


So glad you asked!!!  We have two pieces of land for you to live your dream… the owners of the nine acres on Conifer had plans drawn for a wonderful cabin to take in the view.  Don’t you just love the barn doors on the front?  It would make it very easy to close up and come visit again for a delightful getaway.  I was out on the 24 acres in Pedley Valley for a couple hours today.  What a fun piece of property with a pond full to the top after all this rain!  Here are your options:

There are also two homes ready to move in and make your own!  Come check them out:

Let’s take off on a tour!

Bonnie in the beautiful rain!


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | February 19, 2017

No Ranches??? No Cabins???


Can it be true?  In my 16+ years as a Realtor we have ALWAYS had cute little cabins for sale on Palomar.  We have ALWAYS had at least one offering on the Ranches for Sale page!  Those pages are filled up now with SOLD and Pending signs!

We sure do have the buyers out!  Have you been thinking about letting go of your home, cabin, lot, land or ranch?  Let’s talk!  Love to help make some dreams come true for these spring buyers and assist in turning over your keys to someone who will treasure your treasure!

In the Cities, Above the Clouds, or In the Clouds,

Glad to be of service,

Bonnie Phelps



Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | February 10, 2017

Valentine Crafts for Kids


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Everything is ready for Palomar Mountain kids to arrive for the Children’s Valentine Day Party!  Rosie and Terri have worked hard to have fun crafts all set for the children to assemble.  There are quite a few kids up here now to enjoy this fun time together!

February 11th, Saturday from  10:00 AM-12:00 PM


Children will make Valentine Crafts & Cards

Snack (cocoa, cookie) provided

To be held at the PM Fire Department, in trailer at back

Parent/Guardian must accompany child

Sponsored by the Community Center Palomar Mountain




Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | February 9, 2017

Here we go again!

img_5263  Two years in a row!!!

The past two years I’ve had to smile when calls came in from Phillip Molnar, Senior Business Reporter with the San Diego Union Tribune.  This year he started the call by saying,  “I think you know why I’m calling again…”  I did.  🙂

Every year Phillip does a story about the 10 highest price properties in San Diego County (I need to get back up there!!!), and the 10 lowest.  That low end is where Palomar has made the front page now two years in a row!  That sweet little Honeymoon Cabin with Bob’s Bunk out back and the irresistible outside shower was his lead story:

Purchased by a neighbor, that cabin-on-the-rocks is having new life breathed in to create a delightful vacation rental.  Thinking you’ll see it available real soon – Phillip is looking forward to coming up for a grand tour.

We have just a few options for sale for you to choose from on the Mountain these days.  Please visit

I’ll supply the umbrellas this weekend and let’s take off on fun a tour!



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