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 | March 21, 2018

Easter Fun on Thursday

easter egg at conf ctr

Mountain kids and families are invited to the camp for lunch, egg decorating, egg hunt and jelly bean guessing contest.

Hosted by the Palomar Christian Conference Center at no charge – free event!

Thursday, March 29 at noon.

Directions:  From the Summit, take State Park Road, past the State Park Kiosk.  Be sure you observe 15 MPH and realize the that narrow road is a two-way road through the park.  Turn right and the next intersection and follow the road to the ‘Y’, follow the sign to turn to your left. When you come to the parking area, park and walk straight down to the office.  The dining room is the big building on your left.  Allow 15 minutes from the summit to get to the camp.

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | March 19, 2018

Calling all Artists!


Kids Club Art Show on Tuesday!

Bring your favorite works of art that you have created to display. Drawings, paintings, collages, sculptures, mosaics, quilts, sewn items — they’re all art and all welcome to display! Hands-on art activities will also be available for all ages to get creative with! (Paint will be involved, so a smock / big old t-shirt to throw on is recommended!)

If they would like to display in our art contest as well, please let us know upon arrival. Thanks to Jean Secola, a mountain artist, who will be our judge.

There will be three categories for prizes:

Double-digits (10 and up)

Single digit (9 and younger).

Only first place for each will be awarded, decided by judges. Then all of the work would be eligible for the kids’ choice award, which the kids vote on.

Moms, dads, grandmas, uncles and aunties may all display art as well.

Art activities:

Melanie will be doing a marble art painting activity, Jessica will do a quick 3-d drawing lesson, Marie will show kids some tips for using watercolors, and Caitlin wants to lead a splatter painting activity. Stacy will also have some finger paints for the littles, and Seth will teach some origami.

9:15 – Bring your art to the Outreach Center at the Observatory (Formerly the Palomar School). Go to the end of Canfield Road, just past the Forest Service, last driveway on the left before you get to the Observatory.

Storytime for the littles will be from 9:30-10. Art show starts immediately after.

Everyone is invited to bring snacks to share.  No nuts, please.

We are looking good!! Hope you can all join in the fun!

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | March 18, 2018

Easter Egg Hunt


Everyone is invited to the second annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Tuesday, March 27 at 11:00 am sharp.  You might want to arrive a little earlier to be in time for the hunt.

Sponsored by the Community Center, the eggs will all have stickers inside.

Click for the EGG HUNT FLYER

Remember to bring your basket!

Location:  Palomar County Park

21820 Crestline Rd.   Go up Crestline and it is on the left at Road Marker 4.


For more information, contact us at

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | March 13, 2018

Weather on the Way


Keep your umbrellas and warm jackets handy over the next week or so.  We’re promised rain and snow each day through Sunday so far.

Just a nudge to make sure you are winterized.  I heard of quite a few broken pipes during our last snow.

Great time for touring the available listings up here and enjoying this mild winter weather!

Bonnie Phelps


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | March 5, 2018

Kids Club March Fun!

March is a busy month for Palomar Mountain Kids Club! We have children aged infant to teen joining us every week, and have activities appropriate for all ages! Upcoming events:

3/6: Dress-up / Cosplay Day! Wear your favorite costumes: princess, pirate, knight, video game characters, super hero outfits, etc. Bring your septers, light sabers, tea party sets, swords, etc and come play! Melanie’s house, 9a-12p.

3/13: Observatory Tour!  Check out the new displays at the Museum, and then join us for a kid-friendly tour of the 200″ Hale Telescope. Play afterwards in the Gus Weber picnic area by the parking lot.

3/20: Storytime! Clap your hands, stomp your feet, and wiggle around as Storytime Stacy reads stories and leads the little ones in songs and dance. 9:30-10 at the Observatory Outreach Center.

3/20: Art Show! Bring your favorite works of art that you have created to display. Drawings, paintings, collages, sculptures, mosaics, quilts, sewn items — they’re all art and all welcome to display! Hands-on art activities will also be available for all ages to get creative with! (Paint will be involved, so a smock / big old t-shirt to throw on is recommended!) Immediately following storytime (10am) at the Observatory Outreach Center.

3/27: CCPM’s Egg Hunt! The Community Center of Palomar Mountain is sponsoring an Egg Hunt! 11am at the County Park on Crestline. Yay!!

For more information about Kids Club, or any of our March events, please contact Stacy at 0214 or at The Palomar Mountain Kids Club meets every Tuesday at various locations around the mountain. All mountain kids are invited to join us. Hope to see you soon!

Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | March 3, 2018

34 Acres Upper Meadow For Sale!

Wish you could have been with me yesterday.  Had such a fun drive on our 4WD Polaris, through this beautiful land.  Some areas still had quite a bit of snow on the ground… so enchanting. The largest boulders I’ve seen on Palomar are at the heart of the property, surrounded by some intriguing ‘hobbit trees’.  We go to the very end of Upper Meadow Road to access the property.  It is surrounded by larger parcels on three sides so it gives the feeling of even more land.

Underground utilities are to the property corner. No easements run through the land.  It’s all yours!  We have an unpainted canvas waiting for you with two albums and more details here… maps coming soon.

Would you like to be my next passenger? Come on up… let’s take off on an adventure!

Bonnie Phelps



Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | March 2, 2018

‘Level 8 Glen’ made the News



Glen Heggsted, the Palomar landowner who defended himself, his property, his neighbor’s property and caught that crook, was featured on the NBC evening news.

He really is making it clear that bad things could happen to bad guys that want to mess with Palomar.

J Harry Jones, reporter for the SD Union Tribune also published an article that mentions the Sheriffs Department.  Apparently they tied this thief with three or four other burglaries.

Good work all.

Thank you Glen.  So glad you are ok and your message is really getting out there!

Bonnie Phelps

Editor, Palomar Mountain News since 1998


Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | March 1, 2018

Tiny House on 9 Acres Reduced!

Best snow day ever with bright blue sky and the plowed, private road right to your property line!  One real advantage of owning on Conifer Road is the road maintenance arrangement that benefits all.

Yesterday I was a little curious if I could get out there for photos.  So impressed to see the road plowed all through the subdivision.  What a treat to hike around the land.  That largest photo above is the view from the building site.  You can enjoy the refurbished container while planning your dream home on this beautiful land. Lots more snow photos at album here.  Then, put your boots on, grab your mittens and let’s go!  Come on up!

Lovin’ this SNOW!

Bonnie Phelps




Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | February 27, 2018

Is this your Toyota?

It is about to get towed!  Quick, move it quick!

The car has been parked on Robert’s property, but off the road for the last week or so.  He is guessing it belongs to a local.

During snow, be sure to always park off the road, on the outside of the white line to prevent getting towed.

From:  Robert Carlyle

Someone in a white Toyota (last 4 digits: A083), parked on Bailey Meadow Road. This means that the snow plow can’t plow the road and trying to go around it in the snow and ice will most likely smash in the side trying to get by. I’m told they are going to tow it per the California Vehicle Code which prohibits parking on roads + inhibiting snow plow snow removal.



Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | February 27, 2018

20 inches of Snow?!??

100 snow

About 2:00 today I was on the phone with a property owner of one of my listings.  We were talking about the weather since he has a crew finishing up at few things at his property to get escrow closed.  I clicked online and saw the snow predicted tonight plus tomorrow should be about 7 inches total at the most.

A few minutes ago, I went on line again to read the forecast to the buyer’s agent.  Ohmygoodness!!!!  At this very moment, the forecast has jumped to a possibility of 21 inches in the next 24 hours!  Snow maybe at 2500 feet and lots of that white stuff.  Well, all the mountain kids are excited!

Here are Snow Tips for property owners and visitors.  Bundle up and enjoy this beautiful weather heading our way!

We have the best parking in town, great sled runs and lots of hot chocolate.  Love to have you pop by!

Bonnie and Don



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