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New Supervisors Sworn In, Chair Selected

The San Diego Board of Supervisors had quite the busy start to the year, swearing in new members, and selecting a new chairperson for the 2021 calendar year. On Jan. 4, three new members were sworn in via virtual ceremony due to the current state of the coronavirus pandemic.... — Updated 1/21/2021

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 1/21/2021

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

COVID-19: Vaccine Distributed, Lockdown Remains

Many are still reeling from the continued effects of an exhausting yet eye-opening 2020. However, the road to normality continues, despite it not being a smooth sailing one, and it is really no surprise. But with the rise in cases in California, as well as the ICU capacity... — Updated 1/21/2021

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

Edie Tooker

Feb. 1, 1921 – Dec. 18, 2020 Born in Islip, Long Island, New York February 1, 1921 and passed away in Santee, California December 18, 2020. She is survived by three children, five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.... — Updated 1/21/2021

Border Patrol Assist ICSO with Stolen Vehicle Recovery

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assisted the Imperial County Sheriff’s Department (ICSO) in arresting a man and recovering a stolen vehicle on Jan. 7. The incident occurred at approximately 3:40 p.m., when El Centro Sector Radio Communications dispatch notified Indio... — Updated 1/21/2021

Armed Smugglers Arrested

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested armed smugglers attempting to smuggle two people on Jan. 4. The incident occurred at approximately 6:15 p.m., when a male driver along with a passenger in a silver BMW approached the Highway 111 checkpoint. During an immigration... — Updated 1/21/2021

"Scared Person"

My gardener who has been with me for years knows I am a senior citizen with an asthmatic condition and tells me I should not go to the market as there are a number of out-of-towners shopping there, knowing if I caught the COVID-19 virus, I could be in serious trouble, especially... — Updated 1/21/2021

"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

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