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 | August 18, 2017

60% on Palomar!

Three more days to get your glasses!  Should be a great view from Palomar – since we’re about a mile closer than most folks!  Here are some things to know about Monday’s Eclipse:

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 18, 2017

Are you one of 18?!?

From: Vaucher, Yvonne


It is necessary to register beforehand and have at least 20 people committed to attend to make the time and effort of the presenters worthwhile. Thus far only 2 people have signed up.  Per Chris Kelley  (see below) unless there are at least 20 people signed up by August 22 the workshop will be cancelled. Please register ASAP if you are coming.  Encourage others to attend this excellent educational opportunity sponsored  by the FSCSDC.

How to register : Register at  Select programs/workshops/calendar at bottom of text and then click on Palomar which brings up registration form.   Or call  FSCSDC  619-562-0096

Thanks, Yvonne

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 13, 2017

New Neighbors Villarreal Family


A very warm welcome to Chad and Jodi and their three children Andy, Rae Rae and Tirzah.  We met during rehearsals for Annie with Tirzah in the lead roll.  Mom played Grace, the assistant to Daddy Warbucks.  So talented!  They have long-time friends up here, through their church.  They nudged them to move up and bring Chad’s experience as a sous chef to work at the Christian Conference Center. We were cheering them on.  Chad has such fond memories as a little guy, coming up to fish Doane Pond, so grew up loving this mountain.  Now the whole family feels the same way. Andy works in the city and is part time at home so that is why he is in the frame!  Rae Rae is also a performer with song and dance.  Tirzah loves to be able to have neighbor kids walking distance for play and sleepovers. Jodi home-schools the girls and teaches voice lessons!  More on that soon, meanwhile you can reach her at the cabin at 0570.  Looking forward to more sounds of music on the mountain!

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 12, 2017

What is happening tonight???

cabin 1977 Richard Cardella, Crater Lake Monster  IMG_5292.JPG

Movie Night!!!  The Community Center volunteers have been hard at work getting things set up at Mother’s Kitchen for all to watch Crater Lake Monster!

Parts of the movie were filmed on Palomar!  Some right there in what is now Mother’s Kitchen! The scene above was taken in that first cabin on the left as you go up Crestline!  The color photo was taken about a year ago from about the same location.  The kitchen counter is gone now, but the fireplace is still as beautiful as ever.

7 pm at Mother’s Kitchen

$2.00 for popcorn, $1.00 for soda or water

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 11, 2017

Chef’s Charmer Cabin For Sale


Once upon a time, a very nice couple just had to have a cabin on Palomar.  With  such an over-the-top kitchen they enjoyed their weekend getaways at the cabin so much.   After retiring, they decided to move up full time but needed a bigger cabin for family and friends to visit!  We sold their family property in Valley Center and they purchased their ‘forever home’ on Palomar and are comfortably settled close by. Now it is time to let their cabin go to a new buyer who promises to love it as much as they have.

Beautifully remodeled and sparkling clean and with some of the furnishings optional, you could move right in!  Lots more info and photos waiting for you on where you can scroll down to see this Chef’s Charmer!

Quick, let’s go see!

Bonnie Phelps, Realtor


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 9, 2017

FSC News You Can Use

A very informative news letter is waiting from you via Palomar’s Fire Safe Council.  You’ll find everything from tips to prepare for fire safety, planning ahead, bark beetle, even safety for your pets.

Click to check out FSCSanDiegoCounty Newsletter 2017!

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 9, 2017

Like to Audition?


I happen to know there are quite a few folks up here who sing or have acting back grounds.  Until we get our own theatre group, there are two audition opportunities for you coming up close by:

Night On Broadway  – A Musical Review

And Then There Were Nine – Agatha Christie murder mystery for the Fall Show

Both auditions will be held this Sunday, 11:00am-noon and Monday, 7:00-8:00 pm.

Community Lutheran Church – Bailey/Bees Theater

3575 E. Valley Parkway  Escondido, CA  92027

For NOB, come in with the song you want to sing.  For ATTWN, a good dramatic monologue. Call Chris 760-638-6042 for information.

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 8, 2017

Roundabout Work Begins


The Roundabout planned for the area of the Stage Stop promises a safer intersection.  We’ll be seeing lots of construction over the next couple years.  Here are the details via David Ross’ Valley Center Roadrunner:

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 7, 2017

FD Mtg and Election of Officers

From: Cliff Kellogg

Annual Fire Dept Meeting and Election of Officers

The Palomar Mountain Fire Department will be holding it’s annual board meeting and election of officers on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 12 noon at the fire station. The board of directors has spent considerable time in rewriting our by-laws to reflect the new arrangement with San Diego County Fire. The community of Palomar Mountain will be voting on the new by-law modifications. In addition, the department will be updating the community on future plans for the station and the community center.

This year there are two open positions on the fire board. Anyone wishing to serve the community on the fire department board of directors is welcome to visit our webpage Under “Contact Us” there is a link “I want to run for the board” along with the minimum qualifications for running. The last day for nominations is noon on August 20th. We hope you can make it to this important meeting.

Cliff Kellogg

PMVFD Board of Directors

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | August 5, 2017

What’s happening in Real Estate?


Thank you for asking!  Wow!  Things are really moving with escrows for eight properties rolling!  Busy times assisting folks living their dream!

Do YOU dream of a cozy weekend getaway, building your own piece of paradise on Palomar, or joining us full time? We have some options for you!  Please click through my website for some of the latest (still a more to post)!

Also have a couple ‘Coming Soon’ that I just happen to have keys for:

Beautifully remodeled and decorated one bedroom with great access on a half acre and a ‘kitchen for a chef’ has some paint drying!

Two bedrooms and a loft looking out over nine acres being groomed the next few days for fire safety and opening up the trails…. and there’s more!

The Mountain is Calling and you must go!!!

Beautiful weather up here after our 2.27 inches of welcomed rain in just an hour and a half!  Come on up and take a tour!

Bonnie Phelps, Realtor

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