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SDG&E Prepared for Widespread High Winds

With widespread high winds in the 30-45 mph range forecasted from the coast to inland valleys, and 50+ mph in the typical wind prone areas on January 19 through January 20, SDG&E is closely monitoring weather conditions and is prepared for emergency response, as needed, should... — Updated 1/19/2021

Candlewood Festival Canceled

The Under the Sun Foundation has decided to put the Candlewood Arts Festival on pause for Spring 2021 due to the ongoing challenges of the pandemic. “It’s been difficult for the artists to plan for their projects which are all site specific, and engage with the community of... — Updated 1/19/2021

Nature Watch: "Lower Willows"

Anza-Borrego has countless unique and interesting places to visit, but add water, and you have a whole new wonderland. There's a good reason that places like Hellhole Canyon, Borrego Palm Canyon or Pena Spring in Culp Valley draw... — Updated 1/19/2021

The 'Linking' Star

Many folks believe that constellations are celestial pictures and are disappointed when they can't see these fanciful images from ancient times. That's because constellations are not pictures but areas of the sky. Astronomers have... — Updated 1/19/2021

California Estate Planning Lawyer: Who is responsible for your mortgage after you die?

Most people who set up an estate plan are typically concerned with what happens to their belongings, like their money, jewelry, or house. Little thought is often given to what will happen to their debts after they’ve passed away, and that includes their mortgage. Many people... — Updated 1/19/2021

The Invisible Crisis: The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health

Mental health is one of the biggest pandemic problems to be faced in 2021. With the progress in vaccines, it may be possible to better manage the physical impacts and dangers of COVID-19. However, between a sigh of relief based on widespread vaccinations, assuming that occurs... — Updated 1/19/2021

Contact Tracing

After Thanksgiving, Borrego Springs experienced a surge that peaked at 39 active COVID-19 cases. As of December 28, the case load had decreased to 24 active cases. If you would like to track active cases in Borrego Springs, the information is updated daily at h... — Updated 1/11/2021

Chamber Deny or Comply

As we transition into 2021, a last-minute decision was made to postpone the Borrego Springs Film Festival. Our hopes are to have it later in the year. On to the deny or comply topic, which is about a split-second decision I was recently faced with in the grocery store parking... — Updated 1/6/2021

New Exhibitions at the BAI

A Show of Contemporary Latin American Art: This popular show has selected works of art by artists of Latino heritage or art that has been strongly influenced by the Latino culture. This show will be held in conjunction with: Abstract Detritus, a new exhibition of mixed media art... — Updated 1/8/2021

Borrego Springs Unified School District Meal Program

Beginning Tuesday January 19, the Meal Service Schedule that has been in place since January 5, 2021 will change. Students who return to campus will receive breakfast and lunch at school on the days they are on campus. Breakfast, lunch and sup-per will be sent home with students... — Updated 1/19/2021

Winter Golf at De Anza

With Patrick Meehan Jr. visiting town from Istanbul and enjoying a glorious sun shining day with de Anza members, he told the Sun, "I've had a fantastic day playing golf here, great course, great day, great people, great game of... — Updated 1/6/2021

Winter, Holiday Donations Soar for Julian Pathways, Inc.

This year has definitely been one for the record books and not just for unprecedented changes and challenges. Once again, the Julian community has proven itself to be filled with kind and philanthropic people all working together... — Updated 1/19/2021

First Snow of the Season Brings Crowds

The allure of the beauty a snow storm brings is often too tempting to avoid. When news stations and meteorologists forecasted the first major winter storm of the season, the population of San Diego County braced for the inevitable in a variety of ways. Those who live away from... — Updated 1/11/2021

Man Busted for Meth

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents busted a man on Dec. 21 for meth that was taped to his body. The incident occurred a little after 8 p.m. at the Highway 86 checkpoint when a man and a woman in a white truck approached the checkpoint. A Border Patrol K-9 team alerted agents... — Updated 1/6/2021

"A Small Town Filled With Love"

As the new year rolls in, things are getting hard. The extension of the lockdown is frustrating, especially for a little town of Borrego Springs. But what I can appreciate and be grateful for is the love the community has for each other. The amount of support everyone gives for... — Updated 1/19/2021

Vaccine Rollout

We must get the COVID-19 vaccine to San Diegans! To me, this is the most important task in San Diego County. While our COVID-19 numbers continue to rise, we know there is light at the end of the tunnel. We’ve known for months the vaccine would be here, but unfortunately the... — Updated 1/19/2021

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