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 | June 26, 2017

All Dressed Up! Cabin For Sale

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It has been so much fun to watch the transformation of this charming cabin.  The owner/contractor figures there is not much left untouched from the humble beginnings in 1936.  This cabin just very well could be the very best buy in the entire county.  One thing for sure, it is in the very best zip code!!!

Ready to move right in so come take a peek and let’s see if this is the one!

Bonnie Phelps, Realtor

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Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | June 26, 2017

Stuff for Sale

From: John Lucia


These items are available on Palomar:

$25 refrigerator

$100 for electric stove

$15 each for electric base board heaters

All in almost new condition

$100 for wood burning stove

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | June 25, 2017

Space-X Launch today

Just minutes away but look Vandenberg direction and you just may see it!  Mike scoped it our from this look-out yesterday so if the launch is to be seen, this is where to see it.

Subject: I’m going to try watching the Space-X launch from State Park Road

Vandenberg is 200 miles away and the air is hazy … but if I’m not watching, I’m sure to miss it! The launch is scheduled for just after 1:25 PM today (Sunday).

It will be live-streamed, including the attempted landing back on the barge “Just Read the Instructions” starting about 2:10.  Here is a link:

I’ll be on State Park Road, across from Fern Meadow Road, at the turnoff at the Maintenance Yard with binoculars.

By the way, the fire across the ridge to the southeast, south of Mesa Grande, is already being hit with fire suppression aircraft – I see two dropping and one spotting.

Michael Pique

+1.858.354.4391 mobile

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | June 24, 2017

A Perfect Day for a guy from the Coast

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The Dunbar Brothers & Son – Big Jim, Tom and Danny stopped by with a wallet they found coming up Nate Harrison Grade.  Full of credit cards, a driver’s license, cash, family photos…  We did some sleuth work and found a sister-in-law on line then finally got a call from the owner.  He said, “if you have my wallet, I’m the luckiest guy in the world”.  He was up here pretty quick from the coast.

He never thought he’d see his wallet again and was facing cancelling all his charge cards, getting a new license and all the rest.  He said the Dunbars restored his faith in humanity.

I told him most all the folks on Palomar would have done the same thing.

This mountain is pretty special that way.

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | June 24, 2017

Need a Gun Smith?


Many of you remember Greg and Kelly Stuever who had a little cabin out on Birch Hill.  Greg has started a new career as a Gun Smith as retirement rolls around. If you or someone you know needs his services, he is a quick call away.


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | June 24, 2017

Yard Sale today and tomorrow

From: John Lucia []

Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2017 10:07

Annual Yard Sale at the “County Park” on Crestline Road

Sat: (10am-3PM). June 24

Sunday( 10am-4PM). June 25

Come on out a go shopping!

Anyone on the mountain, wanting to join in (and wanting to de-clutter) and sell just call John Lucia (760) 742-2423

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | June 24, 2017

Chippers were here!


Wow!  We were impressed to see the fine job the chippers did yesterday.  They chipped many piles we’d prepared of downed branches from that May storm.

The chipping crew were a pleasure to deal with.  As they worked, they often moved the shoot that sprays the chips.  That way, the chips sprayed out as ground cover so no chip piles were left to deal with.  We had a few logs by the piles we’d planned to cut for firewood.  At the end of the day, they were bucked up and ready to dry for firewood next year.

We still have lots more clean up to do.  The chipping crew told us to get the piles ready, go on line, re-register, and they will be back.

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Do YOU have clean-up to do?  There is still time to get in on the free chipping grant as long as the funds last.

Mountain locals are available to do the ground work.

Also, there is DEAD TREE REMOVAL, 50% share of cost PREP WORK available to improve 100 feet of defensible space around your Palomar Mountain home. Keep reading…


For free CHIPPING, sign up on line:

Brush must be piled on-site and ready for chipping when you apply.

IMPORTANT: You will receive an automated acknowledgement email intended for other county residents saying that there will be a long delay in chipping service and funds may not be available. This information does not apply to Palomar Mountain residents. We have immediately available funds though a special USFS Defensible space grant. You should be contacted by phone soon after submitting your application by the designated FSCSDC contractor to schedule your chipping.

For share-of-cost PREP WORK/DEAD TREE removal call: 619-562-0096

USFS Fuel Reduction Grant: Administered by Fire Safe Council San Diego County


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | June 24, 2017


Everyone is invited!

10 am at the Fire Station

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Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | June 24, 2017

Two Movie Nights on the Mountain

Save the two dates below and hope you can join us for Movie Nights on the Mountain.


July 8th 7:30PM at Chesney’s on 20620 Fern Meadow Road

From State Park Road turn right onto Fern Meadow Rd (directly across from the County Yard), make first left

The Adventures of Tintin   PG Animation

Reporter Tintin & Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship.

$2.00 includes a bag of popcorn

Soda & water will be available for $1 can/bottle

Bring a blanket/chair & flashlight; we will be on the front porch

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August 12th 7:00PM at Mother’s Kitchen

The Crater Lake Monster B Horror movie

Filmed on Palomar Mountain (you will recognize many locations)

$2.00 includes a bag of popcorn

Soda & water will be available for $1 a can/bottle

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | June 19, 2017

Lookout Tower – Two Saves on Father’s Day!

Wow!!! Great saves!!!  Thanks to our volunteers who staff Boucher and High Point Lookout.  Driving up the South Grade late afternoon yesterday, I passed a tow truck with the totally burned out car.  Read More…

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