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Bombay Beach Biennale Brings Hope

It was once a celebrity hangout in the 1950s and 60s, the location for water sports and decadence in the middle of the desert, but has since become a mass of disrepair. For two days, April 15-16 Bombay Beach welcomed back the fun... — Updated 05/6/2017

 
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Record Temps Set in Borrego

May 4 saw Borrego hit the record books with an official high temperature of 106f recorded in some parts of town. May 5 will see lower temperatures heading in to the weekend with possible rain forecast for Sunday, May 7.... — Updated 05/6/2017

 
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Salton Sea - Deputy Injured by Suspect

A Riverside County sheriff's deputy was injured Friday, May 5, in the Salton Sea-area community of Mecca, while attempting to detain a man who authorities say had been causing a disturbance. Alejandro Parra De La Riva, 29, of... — Updated 05/6/2017

 
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Aunt Jemima Food Recall

Pinnacle Foods has issued a voluntary recall of all “Best By” dates of Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes, frozen waffles and frozen French toast slices distributed across the United States due to a potential Listeria contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration, and... — Updated 05/8/2017

 
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Vector Control - Larvicide Application

The County of San Diego Vector Control Program (VCP) will conduct its second helicopter-application of mosquito larvicide of the 2017 mosquito season to waterbodies known to breed mosquitoes on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. The larvicide is made of granules (not a spray) of naturally... — Updated 05/11/2017

 
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Earthquake News on KESQ

KESQ News Channel 3 will have comprehensive investigative coverage regarding earthquakes all of the week starting Tuesday, May 16 at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 6 p.m. - Joe Galli worked with First Responders to see exactly what they go through to train for earthquake preparedness and... — Updated 05/11/2017

 
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OWAC Award for Coast to Cactus

The Outdoor Writers Association of California (OWAC), have awarded first place for Best Outdoor Guidebook to 'Coast to Cactus'.... — Updated 05/11/2017

 
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KickStarter Project for 'Travelling with Francoise'

'Traveling With Françoise' is looking to expand their brand with the help of donations through a 'KickStarter' appeal. The show is now in its 14th year on radio, and eight years on an ABC affiliate hosting a weekly travel segment, and has already expanded to include a 30 minute... — Updated 05/11/2017

 
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WATER FOUNDATION CAMPAIGN

The Water Foundation has launched a website addressing California’s drinking water crisis. The website, SafeWaterForCA.org, will also be advertised on the radio around the state in areas with high numbers of contaminated water systems. “Contaminated drinking water is an issue... — Updated 05/12/2017

 
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Charter School Returning to Borrego

Juan Bautista de Anza Online Charter School is returning to Borrego Springs starting in the 2017-2018 school year. This highly successful college and career oriented public school uses the K-12 online curriculum. Students can graduate high school in three years or take credit... — Updated 05/12/2017

 
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Anza-Borrego Foundation Names New Executive Director

The Anza-Borrego Foundation (ABF), official partner of Anza-Borrrego Desert State Park, has named Sara Husby, executive director of Tuleyome, as new executive director of ABF. She succeeds Paige Rogowski, who is manager of the Cooperating Association Program at California State... — Updated 05/12/2017

 
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Border Patrol - Cocaine Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a woman suspected of smuggling cocaine in her luggage on the afternoon of Thursday May 11. The incident occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m., after an 18-year-old woman approached the checkpoint... — Updated 05/15/2017

 
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Vote for New 'Parks Champion Awards'

Last year Borrego Springs resident Jim Wilson received the honor, this year, you get the opportunity to put another volunteer forward for recognition. Recognize local volunteers for their work with parks and outdoor spaces across San Diego County-nominate them for the second... — Updated 05/15/2017

 
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Sundowner at La Casa del Zorro

This Friday sees La Casa del Zorro host this months Sundowner. Music will be provided by 'The Bree Jones Band'. Doors open 4:30 p.m until 7:00 p.m.... — Updated 05/16/2017

 
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Mothers Day Gift for Border Patrol

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry along the California border with Mexico over the Mother’s Day weekend intercepted more than a half of ton of narcotics valued at around $12 million. From Friday, May 12, through Sunday, May 14, CBP... — Updated 05/17/2017

 
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DMV Pulls Salton Sea Plates

Despite the desperate need for a long term campaign and funding, the response to the 'Salton Sea Licence Plate' campaign has garnered little public support. Assemblyman Brian Nestande introduced the concept back in 2015 to help raise funds for the Salton Sea Authority, however... — Updated 05/18/2017

 
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DUI Causes Salton Sea Death

The driver of a vehicle that crashed, resulting in the death of a passenger on Friday, May 19, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, the California Highway Patrol said. Thongginh Khemphomma, 51, of Laveen, Ariz., was driving a 2005 Nissan Sentra west on I-10... — Updated 05/20/2017

 
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Heat Across the Valley

Triple-digit heat, according to the National Weather Service predicts temperatures will reach 10 to 15 degrees above average. The scorching weather may even trigger an excessive heat warning in the region while the heat wave persists, the agency warned. “The low deserts will... — Updated 05/22/2017

 
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Check your Blue Book Entry

The Soroptimist of Borrego Springs have been working on the 2018 (50th edition) issue of the bluebook directory. They are finding that many of the phone numbers are no longer good numbers. This could be for many reasons. Please check the 2017 Blue book for the accuracy of your... — Updated 05/22/2017

 
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Boil Water Order Issued for Julian-Area Campground

A boil water order and public notification order was issued at the KQ Ranch campground near Julian this weekend by the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health, effective immediately. The drinking water tested positive for E.Coli bacteria and the drinking water system... — Updated 04/25/2017

 
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Governor Brown Fails the Environmental Justice Test

Timothy Bradley, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the UC Irvine has been studying salt lakes in California for several decades, including Mono Lake and the Salton Sea. Writing for the San Fransisco Examiner, Bradley has taken a damning look at Browns position on... — Updated 04/20/2017

 
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Sundowners Coming Up

Plenty of things to look forward to despite the rising temperatures. Umpqua Bank & Desert Pantry will be holding their Sundowner at The Mall, April 21, 5:00‐7:00 p.m. with music by Izon Eden La Casa will be holding theirs by... — Updated 04/20/2017

 
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Caltrans Director Teams Up with Veterans to Combat Litter

In recognition of the 48th anniversary of Earth Day, Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty, along with members of the Caltrans Veterans Outreach Program, and maintenance workers across the state, will be picking up trash to bring attention to the litter problem on California highway... — Updated 04/20/2017

 
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SPECIAL ALCOHOL-SERVER TRAINING GEARED TOWARD BACKCOUNTRY BUSINESSES

Wineries, bars and restaurants in San Diego County’s backcountry area are getting individual invitations to an April 26 alcohol-server training in their area, after three employees at wineries in Ramona and Julian were cited for selling alcohol to minors. The California... — Updated 04/20/2017

 
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B-17 Flying Fortress taking flight over Palm Springs

The "Madras Maiden" a restored WWII B-17 "flying fortress" bomber will take to the skies over Palm Springs on Monday, April 24. Public flights and Ground tours available on Saturday & Sunday April 29-30. Seventy two years ago... — Updated 04/20/2017

 

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