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Special Election, Unanimous

On May 2, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to support a special election to fill the District 4 seat. The special primary election will be held August... — Updated 5/10/2023

Grant Program Opens for Low Income Families, $4K

A couple thousand low-income San Diego County families and seniors hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic could receive $4,000 in cash to help them recover, County and Jewish Family Service leaders announced on May 5. The one-time, $4,000 allocations are intended to help low-income... — Updated 5/24/2023

Soroptimist 2024 Blue Book Ads, Additions, Changes, Deletions

The 2024 edition of Soroptimist of Borrego Springs Phone Directory, popularly known as the Blue Book, is being updated. If you have a change to your listing or are new to the community and wish to be listed in the 2024 Blue Book, please send an email to,... — Updated 5/10/2023

Book Donations

Cleaning out your bookshelves to create more space? The Friends of the Borrego Springs Library is accepting book donations to restock after busy winter and spring sales. We accept books of all genres and topics; however, we do not currently take magazine, textbooks or... — Updated 5/10/2023

Amy Reichert Announces Candidacy, District 4

After the San Diego County Board of Supervisors announced a special election for the District 4 seat, Republican and state-licensed investigator Amy Reichert, officially announced her candidacy for the open seat. The District 4 seat was formerly held by Nathan Fletcher, who... — Updated 5/24/2023

Stewardship Council, Visions

Visions Du Jour: What are the main characteristics of a vision? Research on visionary leader – suggests that visions have five characteristics: a picture, a change, values, a map, and a challenge. At the recent Stewardship Council meeting a speaker brought up the need for... — Updated 5/24/2023

De Anza Breaks Ground

A meeting and groundbreaking ceremony was held at the De Anza Desert Club on April 26. Prior to the groundbreaking, General Manager Ramien Shalizi presented various slides showing costs for the new landscaping and water management... — Updated 5/24/2023

2023 Old Glory Relay

The Old Glory Relay is 1 Flag. 50 Days. 4,000 Miles. The Old Glory Relay is a National movement showcasing the strength, grit and commitment of American Veterans in support of their well-being. This year's Relay began on April 1... — Updated 5/24/2023

2023 IAC36 Spring Hammerhead Roundup

Eyes were to the sky once again, as the International Aerobatic Club (IAC) Chapter 36 San Diego Hammerheads were back for the Spring Roundup competition from April 27 – April 29 at the Borrego Valley Airport. Despite the... — Updated 5/31/2023

Revitalization Meeting

Tuesday, May 16th from 10:30am to 12:30pm County Supervisor Jim Desmond is hosting a virtual and in-person Revitalization Committee meeting. This meeting is a hybrid where the Supervisor will be conducting the meeting live at the Borrego Library but also offering an option to... — Updated 5/10/2023

Chamber Wraps it Up

The Chamber Certified Farmers Market is a wrap for this season. I want to thank our many vendors that dealt with high winds, closed roads, rain and snow to attend. I also want to thank the locals, snowbirds and many visitors that regularly shopped at the market and once again... — Updated 5/24/2023

Chamber Sees Season Slowdown

We see it every year in the desert regions, the weather heats up and the majority of visitors start looking for cooler climates. With this said the Chamber is still having a steady stream of visitors from all directions, even from Coachella Fest! It’s always a delight to... — Updated 5/1/2023

Chamber Volunteers Are Rock Stars!

A big round of applause for Chamber Volunteers Judy Lewis, George Thompson, Joy McBride, Jenny Huntley, Rachel Rench and Marie Perroud as the Chamber broke past “superbloom” records of helping just shy of 1,000 people in March at the Chamber alone! This does not include the... — Updated 5/1/2023

Art Continues in Borrego

Mixed Media Artist/ Illustrator/ Sculpture Debbie Gallerani In Debbie's vibrant works one can see the influences of the mid century modern design she was surrounded by growing up in Palm Springs in the 60's and her love for... — Updated 5/24/2023

THOBS East & West Galleries

The House of Borrego Springs Summer business hours beginning June 1 – August 31 are Thursday to Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Stop by, say hello and have a cool and safe Summer. Located at El Patio 624 and 628 Palm Canyon Drive. For more information, contact 760-443-3300 or... — Updated 5/24/2023

BASIC Celebrates its 26th Year of Giving Scholarships to Borregans

Twelve scholars graduating from Borrego Springs High School this year will receive BASIC’s start-school scholarships: Angel Delgado, Nahomy Fuentes, Mauricio Garcia, Anna Lucia LoPresto, Julio Medina, Jimena Ochoa, Dylan Rodriguez, Hannah Strate, Bryan Troncoso, Jorge Vilchez,... — Updated 5/24/2023

BVA Thanks You!

Thank you to the San Diego County Employees' Charitable Organization (SDCECO) for approving the Borrego Village Association's grant request to help us purchase hiking shoes for the Borrego Springs High School students enrolled in... — Updated 5/24/2023

Borrego Tourney Raises $6,000 for Children's Center

The Borrego Open, a 50-plus-year-old golf tournament held at the RoadRunner Golf Course on the weekend of April 15 – 16, capped off their two-day event by announcing that they had raised a substantial amount for the Children’s Center. Tournament organizers said that as of... — Updated 5/24/2023

Victoria Lynn Wilhelm

Victoria Lynn Wilhelm, 55, passed away on April 23, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer. She fought the disease until the end with incredible heart and bravery. Vicky's time passed too soon and we were not ready for her to... — Updated 5/24/2023

"A Little Too Bright"

If Borrego Springs is a “Dark Sky Community,” why does the Mirage Gas station have those bright lights at night on? It should not be allowed. Someone should do something about it. Who is in charge of our dark skies? John Wells – Borrego/San Diego,... — Updated 5/24/2023

"A Good Day"

Went to see the annual Hammerhead Aerobatic Contest at the Airport, what a good day! The planes and pilots were interesting. The show in the air was amazing! Sat on the terrace (great view!) with a hamburger and beer, what a great place the Propeller Restaurant is. Let’s have... — Updated 5/24/2023

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