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BSFA Supports SDCFPD/CalFire

An open letter to Borrego Springs... Dear Borrego, Let me introduce myself, my name is Brian Lozano and I am the president of the Borrego Springs Firefighter's Association (BSFA), local 4160. For the past 61 years, the Borrego... — Updated 5/27/2022

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library used book store, the Book Nook, in the lobby of the library, is accepting book donations. Please donate your used books. (No magazines, textbooks or water damaged books). The store is open during regular library hours, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to... — Updated 5/19/2022


Borregans that have an opinion on two alternatives to keep our fireman/paramedics and insure quality of life saving services should attend the board meeting of of the Borrego Springs Board of Directors. The meetings are open to the public. However, this meeting will be via Zoom,... — Updated 5/16/2022

Dream Big Small Business of the Year

Dream Big Awards – The U.S. Chamber’s Dream Big Awards program is officially open for 2022 application submissions. The annual awards celebrate the success of small businesses and highlight their contributions to America’s economic growth. This year we will be collecting... — Updated 5/3/2022

Borrego Health Loses Lawsuit

On March 2, 2022, Judge M. James Lorenz, of the United States District Court of Southern California, declined to exercise Borrego Health’s request for supplemental jurisdiction over state law claims in the Borrego Community Health Foundation v. Inland Valley Investments LLC;... — Updated 5/25/2022

BCHF: True or Not?

To quote Sandra Hansberger, Chair of the Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF), “Everything you read in the Borrego Sun is not true.” She’s right. The Borrego Sun often relies on tips from credible sources to ferret out new information. Rumors are like the old saying,... — Updated 5/10/2022

CalFire: Overwhelming Vote

The Borrego Springs Firefighters Association, Local 4160, has also voted for consolidation with the San Diego County Fire Protection District. (See press release given to the Borrego Sun, May 20, in the May 26 issue). The five-member Board of Directors of the Borrego Springs... — Updated 5/27/2022

SDG&E to Possibly Raise Rates, Double Digits

As if San Diego Gas & Electric rates aren’t already high enough, a new potential rate increase is in the works, with customers to possibly look at $18 more per month on their bills. The proposal is SDGE’s 2024 – 2027 budget, also known as ‘general rate cases,’ which... — Updated 5/27/2022

"Sally's Kitchen"

Vintage Blue Cheese Dressing Recently, I’ve collected some inspiring, rare vintage cook books at House of Borrego Springs. Owner Elizabeth Rodriguez has a keen collectors eye of collectibles. ‘Add A Pinch of Pizazz,’ Culinary Experiences from the heart of Hollywood, 1979,... — Updated 5/27/2022

Seeing the 'Unseeable'

On a recent visit to my orthopedic surgeon's office, I was struck by her remarkable ability to point out even the smallest anomalies on my knee X-rays and MRIs. "How in the world did she ever spot those?" I remember thinking. The... — Updated 5/25/2022

Oh Mother, What A Day!

The wind gusts reached 50 mph but that did not blow away the joy and celebration that was Mother's Day on Sunday, May 8th, in Christmas Circle. Sponsored by OLAX (Organizacion de Latinx), this fun-filled day marked the debut of... — Updated 5/27/2022

Sponsor Group Meeting

Attend the next Sponsor Group Meeting, scheduled for Thursday June 2, 5 p.m. at the Borrego Springs Library or via Zoom. Anticipated topics include the La Casa Del Zorro solar project at the intersection of Borrego Springs and Yaqui Pass Road, 18-wheeler trucks, permit... — Updated 5/19/2022

Sponsor Group Meeting

Attend the Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group Meeting Thursday May 5, 5 p.m. in-person at the Borrego Library, 2850 Country Club Road or via Zoom: or call: 669 900 6833, Meeting ID: 814 2218 1508,... — Updated 5/3/2022

Chamber's Busy Schedule

As we jump into the triple digits the only thing slowing down at the Chamber is the amount of foot traffic and the calls asking if there is a super bloom! Before we talk about work, let’s welcome new-returning long-longtime members James and Lisa McNatt and their company... — Updated 5/27/2022

Chamber Embraces May

May has arrived and with somewhat of a tourism slowdown. However, this won’t last because the Chamber has seen an increase in travel-scouts visiting Borrego Springs to map out their groups upcoming trips in September, October and into 2023. We didn’t see much of this in... — Updated 5/16/2022

Chamber Cinco de Mayo Sundowner/Mixer

As I write this, it is only mid-April and our taxes are due! This also means that work begins on the 2022 – 23 Embrace Borrego Guide, Borrego Days 56 is now in the conversation, new marketing campaigns are in progress and we still have visitors stopping by the Chamber... — Updated 5/3/2022

Retrospect Saul Miller, Cartoonist

"The more individuality one finds's in animal's the less one find's in humans" – Chuck Jones Saul Miller's Borrego themed cartoon doodle, 'Bunny and Hare,' has been shown in the Borrego Sun newspaper for 18 years. Elizabeth... — Updated 5/19/2022

BSUSD: What Happens Next?

Last month, over 20 parents showed up at the Borrego Springs Unified School District Board meeting to speak out about their concerns and fears for their children at Borrego Springs Elementary School. Their concerns ranged from the quality of the cafeteria food to procedures for... — Updated 5/19/2022

Concerns Shared at BSUSD Board Meeting

Parents and concerned citizens filled the Borrego Springs High School community room, as they shared their discontent with happenings within the school, at the monthly school board meeting on April 13. Due to the limited amount of time allotted for comments from the public, only... — Updated 5/10/2022

Borrego Springs High School Welding Class Field Trip

Borrego welding students got an up close look at operations at two El Cajon businesses. Our first stop was Competitive Metals where the General Manager Shelby Giard gave us a tour of their operations. Competitive Metals is a metal... — Updated 5/10/2022

Mercy Rule Win For Lady Rams Softball on Senior Day

It was quite the celebration for Borrego Springs' Lady Rams softball on May 10, as the team honored its three seniors and a 24 – 6 mercy rule win over Julian in the last home game of the regular season. The team also faced West... — Updated 5/27/2022

Lady Rams Mercy Rule in Three

It only took three innings for the Borrego Springs softball team to earn its second win in Manzanita League play on May 3 against West Shores. It was a rough "walking party" for both teams, but the Lady Rams managed to make... — Updated 5/10/2022

Julian Women's Club 96th Annual Wildflower Show

The Julian Women’s Club will present The 96th Annual Wildflower Show at the Clubhouse of the Julian Women’s Club (2607 C Street Julian, California) on Friday May 6 and Saturday May 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and donations are gladly accepted. For further... — Updated 5/4/2022

New Scholarships for Julian High Seniors

There are two new available scholarship opportunities this year for graduating seniors (2022) in Julian. The Michael J. Hart Memorial Scholarship, in memory of the publisher of the Julian News for many years, is being offered by the Julian Chamber of Commerce. Mike was a vital... — Updated 5/3/2022

Peter L. Dudley

Peter Dudley, 83, and the love of my life, departed for a new adventure on May 12, surrounded by our three sons and a granddaughter. When his heart and kidneys began to fail, while in our California home, he desperately wanted to... — Updated 5/27/2022

Joannie Davis

Joannie died in San Diego with dear friends by her side following major health challenges, including the devastating loss of her vision. Good friends rallied to support her, and she had many well wishers for her 97th birthday in... — Updated 5/27/2022

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