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COVID-19 Vaccinations

CalFire will be at the Borrego Springs Library on Monday Sept. 20 for COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine, first and second doses, and the J&J one-time vaccine. They will return on Monday Oct. 11 for those who need the second dose of Pfizer. On Sept. 20, vaccination hours will be 9:30 a.m.... — Updated 9/16/2021

California: Recall Election, Sept. 14

California voters are up-in-arms for the 2021 California gubernatorial recall election, deciding whether or not to remove Gavin Newsom as governor, three years into his first term. Here are a few things people should... — Updated 9/2/2021

Sponsor Group Discusses: Capital Improvement Projects, "Smart Growth" and Water Issues

At the Sept. 2 meeting, the Sponsor Group approved a 2021 Capital Improvement Project (CIP) proposed priority list. Traffic calming, and, pedestrian and bicycle safety, continue to be the primary concerns. The first two items on... — Updated 9/23/2021

VIEWPOINT: Wakefield SVP Fight

Interview with Ramien Shalizi, Vice President of the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce and General Manager of the De Anza Desert Club -- Borrego Sun: What most affected you about the proposed placement of a Sexually Violent Predator in Borrego Springs? Ramien Shalizi: “Like... — Updated 9/23/2021

SVP House Purchased

The house at 1575 Yaqui Road has been purchased by a group of concerned Borrego Springs citizens who wish to ensure the safety of not only the immediate neighborhood around de Anza Estates, but also the entire Borrego Valley. This resolves the near-term issue of having a Sexual... — Updated 9/23/2021

Another one bites the dust...

Photos of the dust storm at around 5 p.m. from the viewpoint up on Montezuma Grade sent in by Borrego Springs resident Stephanie Vartanian. She said it was an intense sight to see, and during the rest of the way down the... — Updated 9/23/2021

Plans for Camp Borrego Explained During Public Meeting

An exciting plan to create a permanent Camp Borrego facility that could also be used by the community was unveiled last week during a public meeting hosted by the Anza-Borrego Foundation. About 30 people attended in person or via online conferencing. Primarily designed as a... — Updated 9/23/2021

The Borrego Springs Covid-19 Task Force

The Borrego Springs Covid-19 Task Force has decided to reactivate. We had hoped that there would be few new COVID cases in Borrego Springs this summer. Unfortunately, 21 new cases have been reported since early May. More than half of the new cases have occurred in the last three... — Updated 9/16/2021

COVID Numbers Surge

Here we go again... The numbers are surging and new cases of the coronavirus and its variant are at a level not seen since January of this year. The average daily level of cases has reached to at least 148,000.However, even as many hospitals are under strain and the reporting... — Updated 9/16/2021

COVID-19 Testing

As COVID-19 cases surge, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency has reopened testing sites across the county. Fast Facts - Testing sites are managed by the California Department of Public Health and the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency. -... — Updated 9/7/2021

Sponsor Group Meeting

The County Programs and Regulations (CPRS) Standing Committee will meet on September 20, 4:30 p.m. Email Chair Rebecca Falk at to be put on the email list for the agenda and link to... — Updated 9/16/2021

Chamber Says "Get Ready for Borrego Days"

Now that the Chamber/Welcome Center is back open five days a week, we’ve caught up on the daily phone calls with over 50% of them asking about Borrego Days. “Is it happening, please send a vendors permit, how can I volunteer and of course will there be a super bloom next... — Updated 9/21/2021

Chamber Brings Good News

For the Chamber which is normally closed in the month of August, it has been a whirlwind of activity behind the closed doors. It all began with the disturbing SVP Merle Wakefield announcement where we quickly set the response ball in motion, arranging the Community Town Hall,... — Updated 9/7/2021

Borrego Springs Youth, Seniors Center Fundraiser

A fundraiser for the Borrego Springs Youth and Seniors Center is being held Sunday October 17, 5 p.m. with a live in-person concert with singer-songwriter Jacqui Foreman. The minimum donation is $25. For tickets, please call... — Updated 9/23/2021

Borrego Art Institute Shows

Don’t miss the upcoming show at the Borrego Art Institute, “The Art of Flora and Fauna.” The artistic work in a variety of mediums celebrating the wonderful plants and animals of our world. Work will be accepted September 26 and 27. There will be an entry fee for non... — Updated 9/23/2021

Boys & Girls Club Field Trips

Over the summer, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego in Borrego Springs took multiple field trips. Vice President and CEO Danny Sherlock shared some of their trips with the Borrego... — Updated 9/23/2021

Rams Hill Continues to Give

Rams Hill GM Harry Turner hands elementary teacher, Sasha Ybarra-Cseri, and math teacher, Polly Macuga, (with Principal Victoria Baay looking on) with a $200 gift card to show Community's appreciation for the dedicated work our... — Updated 9/16/2021

Rams Hill Steps Up to Support Borrego Students

In yet another gesture of community support, Rams Hill awarded three scholarships to Borrego Springs High School students whose parents have worked for at least a season at Rams Hill or to students who have worked for at least one... — Updated 9/7/2021

Rams Bested by Dragons, League to Begin

The Borrego Springs Rams football team hoped to bounce back from their previous two games, and make a statement against one of the top teams in the Ocean League, the San Pasqual Dragons. However, the Rams could not contain the... — Updated 9/21/2021

Lady Rams Victorious Over Julian

As with many good things, sometimes they must come to an end. After the Lady Rams volleyball team undefeated winning streak was snapped at six, they surely bounced back in a three set sweep against crosstown rivals, the Julian... — Updated 9/21/2021

Black Tar Heroin Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three people accused of attempting to smuggle black tar heroin through an immigration checkpoint on Aug. 26. The incident occurred at around noon, when a dark gray 2004 Acura TLX approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. The agent in... — Updated 9/2/2021

$55K Worth of Methamphetamine Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two people accused of attempting to smuggle methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint on Aug. 19. The incident occurred at about 12:17 p.m., when a silver 2004 Mercedes SL approached the Highway 111 checkpoint. The agent in... — Updated 9/2/2021

"Three Claps for Borrego Sun"

Well done, Borrego Sun, for publishing the details of Sexual Violent Predator Merle Wakefield’s crimes and his incarcerations, which it said was obtained from discreet sources. I’m sure that this was a great push in getting the reprieve for Borrego. Thank you for publishing... — Updated 9/21/2021

"Never Forget"

This past weekend, I participated in two 9/11 Memorial events, both of which honored the brave men and women who died on that horrific day. It was not lost on me that both events took place in Oceanside, a city whose fabric and culture are built by our military. On the morning... — Updated 9/16/2021

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