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Salton Sea with Paddie Connelly

SCHOOL DAZE: Both Juan Bautista de Anza Charter School and Sea View Elementary School will not be in session for the summer. However, West Shores High School has a few spaces remaining for Summer School/Credit Recovery, as follows: • First Day of Classes: Monday, June 4 •... — Updated 6/1/2018


$200 Million Bond Measure Approved for Salton Sea

Californians approved the $4.1 billion bond measure Proposition 68 on Tuesday, giving a boost to California’s long-delayed and underfunded effort to build thousands of acres of wetlands around the shrinking Salton Sea. A total of $200 million for Salton Sea projects is rolled in... — Updated 6/6/2018

 By Dianne Monk    Hiking 

Dolomite Mine Ruins

The Dolomite Mine Ruins in Anza Borrego State Park date back to the 1930s and is a hike not to miss. The peak above the Mine is one of the easiest peaks in the park and considered moderate with some small boulders to enjoy a short... — Updated 6/6/2018


Voters Approve $200 Million for Salton Sea

After decades of neglect amidst conflicting political and bureaucratic winds blowing hither and yon, California voters June 5 finally approved funds that will provide $200 million for Salton Sea restoration. As part of the $4.1 billion bond measure, water-related projects... — Updated 6/14/2018


Salton City Collision Leaves One Dead

A two-vehicle collision left one person dead, while traveling on State Route 86 near Salton City Tuesday May 1. At approximately 1:20 p.m., 30-year-old Anthony Ramirez, driving a 1989 Dodge car northbound in the right lane of Coombs Drive, along with two passengers, lost control... — Updated 5/4/2018


Salton Sea with Paddie Connelly

SALTON SEA SPOTLIGHT: COMINGS AND GOINGS ON THE WEST SHORES. FIND at Sea View Elementary This Summer Hunger is a tough pill to swallow. We all cringe at the faces and swollen little bellies of children in Ghana or the Congo whose survival depends on one donated meal a day – if... — Updated 5/22/2018


3.9 Magnitude Earthquake in Coachella Valley

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.9 struck the Coachella Valley-Palm Springs area April 22, according to the USGS. Shaking was felt in parts of Riverside County and south to the Salton Sea area. The quake struck at 5:46 p.m., as the Coachella music festival weekend... — Updated 4/23/2018


3.4 Earthquake in Ocotillo Wells

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake shook the Salton Sea region early Sunday morning. The quake hit a little after 5:30 a.m., about 8.5 miles southwest of Salton City. with a depth of about 6 miles, according to the United States Geological Survey. There have been no reports of injuries... — Updated 3/12/2018


FIND Food Bank Helps Students, Seniors

Student leaders at Sea View Elementary School in Salton City hand out food to their peers for a monthly farmers market with FIND Food Bank. Students, regardless of need, are lined up and pick out nutritious food to take home with them at no cost to their families. 80% of children... — Updated 3/27/2018


The 2018 Bombay Beach Biennale

The Bombay Beach Biennale took place at the shores of the Salton Sea. This renegade gathering was a celebration of and for the locals and artists who are transforming Bombay Beach into a newly relevant year-round cultural destination. The Biennale is an exuberant celebration of... — Updated 3/27/2018


Public Presentation on Air Quality at UCI Research Center

By J. David Garmon, M.D. Trustee, Borrego Valley Endowment Fund All interested community members are invited to attend a free public presentation on air quality in the Borrego Valley at the UCI Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert... — Updated 2/6/2018


Salton Sea Fire

Two homes were destroyed by a fire, leaving the people homeless. Fire crews responded to a blaze around 7:00 a.m. at Salton Sea Beach, Imperial County Jan. 4. Power in the area was cut off, as crews battled the fire. One home was currently occupied at the time, and the family is... — Updated 1/5/2018


Accident Near Salton Sea

On Wednesday Dec. 29 at around 10:10 p.m., a Hispanic 55-year-old man from Bell Gardens was driving a 1992 Nissan Sentra northbound on State Route 86 when his vehicle broke down. The man parked his car on the right shoulder of the road, exited, and walked out into the darkness... — Updated 1/5/2018


Larry Groff Salton Sea Paintings

From Jan. 20 through March 4, there will be a one person exhibit featuring oil paintings by San Diego County painter Larry Groff. Salton Sea Paintings refers to the region in and around the Salton Sea, the subject matter of Groff's recent paintings. The opening reception for the... — Updated 1/12/2018


Borrego Springs Film Festival Awards

The 5th annual Borrego Springs Film Festival awards ceremony was held Monday Jan. 15 at La Casa del Zorro. Panel of Judges Best Animation - Tokri (The Basket) Best Latino Film - Our Barrio Best Documentary - When I Stutter Best... — Updated 1/24/2018


IID Tour For The Public

The Imperial Irrigation District said Jan. 17 that they are trying to improve the environment, and to prove it, they’re willing to give the public a tour. IID Marketing & Communications Specialist Susie Carrillo said, “Have the public get firsthand knowledge of what actually... — Updated 1/18/2018

 By Michael Sadler    News

Water Boatmen Invade

We are afraid, very afraid. Not of the actual non-biting bugs themselves, called Water Boatmen, arriving of late from the Salton Sea in Borrego via what is called an "irruption," but the mess they have caused in pools and on cars.... — Updated 1/3/2018


$400M Proposed Plan Aimed To Restore Salton Sea

A $400 million proposed project to build a barrier to protect the Salton Sea area is the latest initiative aimed to restore the lake and preserve its receding shoreline. The "North Lake Vision," proposed by Fourth District Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, involves the creation of an "e... — Updated 1/15/2018


CA Governor Candidate John Chiang Calls Border Wall Idiotic

California Governor Candidate John Chiang commented on the border wall plan by the Trump administration an "idiotic idea," during his visit to the Imperial valley. As a part of his year-long campaign across the state, Chiang toured various locations, including the Salton Sea. He l... — Updated 1/15/2018


State Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia Meets With Community Daily

Despite being busy at the capitol, working on many issues in the area, State Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia makes time to meet with the public informally to feel the pulse of the community on a regular basis. Garcia met with over two dozen people at his local office in Imperial... — Updated 1/15/2018


Salton Sea, "No Longer A Good Place To Live"

The Desert Sun has provided a story about the Salton Sea, and some say it may "no longer a good place to live." Growing up near the Salton Sea during the 1960s, Johnson, now 59, remembers a healthy lake with a flourishing tourism industry. Southern Californians flocked to the... — Updated 11/1/2017


Fire In Salton Sea Beach Chars Three Trailers

Firefighters battled a fire that destroyed three trailers Tuesday Nov. 7 in Salton Sea Beach. Shortly before 9:00 a.m., units responded to a fire at Judy Avenue, north of Highway 86. 45 firefighters were on scene, as the fire destroyed the three trailers, luckily, two were... — Updated 11/8/2017


Four-Alarm Fire Destroys Homes Near Salton Sea Beach

Three homes were destroyed in a four-alarm fire, leaving several people without a home. Multiple fire crews responded to the 3400 Block of Thermal Avenue Tuesday Nov. 7 near the Salton Sea Beach at around 6:30 a.m. Two additional structures were exposed to the fire and damaged,... — Updated 11/8/2017


Little Brown Bugs Are Swarming

Little brown bugs are continuously found crawling over cars, pools, and other surfaces. Residents from Borrego Springs have seen these bugs on their cars, and are wondering, "where are they coming from?" Numerous reports say the bugs are believed to have come from the Salton Sea,... — Updated 11/13/2017


The Salton Sea Experience

Come join Audubon California for our two-day program at the Salton Sea! Get an up-close look at the amazing birds and habitat at the Sea, while also learning more about the many conservation challenges facing this area. Saturday's birding field trip will be followed by an... — Updated 11/22/2017


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