Statewide Flex Alert Issued by Cal ISO

A statewide Flex Alert has been issued for June 17 as temperatures continue to soar in California. The request to voluntarily reduce power use by California’s power grid manager is the first of several steps that Cal ISO might take to avoid power interruptions in the... — Updated 6/17/2021

BVEF Back to Mission, Roots

The Borrego Valley Stewardship Council hosted a session on June 2, about medical services and related activities in Borrego Springs. Dr. Edgar Bulloch, Interim CEO of Borrego Health, updated the group about healthcare at the Clinic; Dr. David Garmon spoke on behalf of the... — Updated 6/18/2021

Preservation of Galleta Meadows, Sculptures

Ricardo Breceda's 130 metal sculptures are an iconographical part of Borrego Springs visual landscape and a monumental artistic heritage for the area. Originally, philanthropist Dennis Avery purchased the land for conservation,... — Updated 6/17/2021

SDG&E Offers Tips to Stay Cool, Save on Energy During Heat Wave

As an extended heat wave enters the region and blankets the Southwest, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is offering tips to help local residents keep their home cool while also saving on their energy bill. Tips to Stay Cool - Take the heat out of the kitchen by cooking outside.... — Updated 6/16/2021

Ten Hot Weather Tips

It’s starting to feel like summer here in the Park! The temperatures are rising, and the amount of Park visitors are falling. Animals, like the Bighorn Sheep, start making their way closer to water sources, including those living in Coyote Canyon, which will be closed from... — Updated 6/15/2021

CLOSURE NOTICE: Borrego Palm Canyon Trail

The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has announced due to excessive heat in the desert, Borrego Palm Canyon Trail will be closed daily from 11 a.m. to sunrise the following day starting June 8, through Sept. 30, 2021. Any... — Updated 6/18/2021

San Diego Gives Final Approval to SDG&E Utilities Deal

The San Diego City Council gave final approval Tuesday to a 10-year agreement with San Diego Gas & Electric to provide energy services to city residents and businesses, with the option of extending it another 10 years following that first decade. The City Council gave its... — Updated 6/14/2021

Cal/OSHA Reverse Mask Rules in Workplace

A controversial mask regulation for the workplace has been withdrawn, as California's workplace regulators consider a rule that will align closely with Governor Gavin Newsom's promise that the state will fully reopen on June 15. The California Occupational Safety and Health... — Updated 6/18/2021

COVID-19: June 15 Approaches, What Happens Next?

We are on our way,... — Updated 6/11/2021

Big Day in CA: June 15

June 15 is a big day in the state of California, one that many have been longing for in this coronavirus journey, a step forward in a better direction. This date is when the state will ease its mask mandate to allow fully vaccinated people to surpass wearing face coverings in... — Updated 6/11/2021

Chamber Who & What's New

June is here and the calls are coming in daily about Borrego Days and will there be one, but I’ll get to that in a minute. First, we want to welcome Daniel Wright to the Chamber Board of Directors. Daniel and his family have been advocates of the community for many years.... — Updated 6/11/2021

Chamber Travel Tips

The world is changing rapidly and many Borregans are thinking about traveling somewhere, well almost anywhere for a change of scenery after this past year. Keeping health concerns in mind, and deciding what is best for you and your family, here is some industry news and current... — Updated 6/3/2021

Summer Shows at The House of Borrego Springs Galleries

The House of Borrego Springs WEST gallery continues to show Naomi Lasley ceramics, Robert Wright assemblages and David Lasley paintings through June 30. The EAST Gallery presents its group Summer Show through August 29. Both WEST and EAST galleries are open Tuesday to Sunday,... — Updated 6/11/2021

BSPAC: "Bring up the Lights"

The Borrego Springs Performing Arts campaign to “Bring up the Lights” just took a double step forward. The Board of Directors has secured $15,000 in matching funds. All contributions received for the campaign between May 15 to June 15 up to a total of $15,000 will be... — Updated 6/3/2021

Congratulations BSHS Class of 2021

Dear Class of 2021, I know this year has been challenging for many of you. Living through a pandemic is hopefully a once in a lifetime event. During this time many of you have experienced or seen family and friends struggle with lost jobs, health, and mental well being. If there... — Updated 6/17/2021

BASIC Awards $81,850 in Scholarships – An All-Time High

This summer, Basic Assistance to Students in the Community (BASIC) will award five Borrego Springs High School Students and 28 continuing students scholarships to further their education. The pandemic has challenged every one of these students, but each of them has persisted in... — Updated 6/15/2021

Escrow Closed on Corner Lot

The Julian Community Heritage Foundation is proud to announce that the purchase transaction of the lot in the center of Julian has been finalized. The corner lot, which was the former location of a gas station over thirty years... — Updated 6/14/2021

Fourth of July Parade

The Julian 4th of July Parade Committee is happy to announce that the parade will be back again this year. The committee was eager to bring the celebration back to the Julian community and its visitors after the loss of the 2020 parade due to the pandemic. The County of San... — Updated 6/10/2021

Norinne S. Polmanteer

Norinne S. Polmanteer, 81, of Ithaca New York, died on May 17, 2021. During her retirement years, Norinne enjoyed traveling the country, until settling in Borrego Springs, California, where she performed in the local community... — Updated 6/10/2021

Patrick Daniel Bernardi

Patrick Daniel Bernardi, age 72, died unexpectedly at his home in Borrego Springs, California on March 15, 2021. Patrick Daniel Bernardi was born on March 18, 1948 in France. At age 20, he immigrated to the United States and settled in Southern California. He began a painting... — Updated 6/2/2021

Large Package of Meth Discovered

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a woman attempting to smuggle methamphetamine. A Border Patrol K-9 discovered 63 pounds of Meth. through an immigration checkpoint May 28. The incident occurred around 10:50 a.m., when a gray 2008 Santa Fe approached the Highway 86... — Updated 6/15/2021

Men Concealed In Cargo Box Compartment

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents prevented a man from smuggling a group of 10 undocumented individuals on May 24. The incident occurred at about 4:30 p.m., when a man driving a white 2006 Ford F-350 utility vehicle and his passenger approached the Highway 86 immigration... — Updated 6/11/2021

"Grateful for BASIC"

I am really grateful for having received scholarships from the BASIC community. BASIC has really encouraged me to give school my all, and to lose the fear of failing. Going into college, I was not really confident I could transition smoothly into a large school like UCSD. Not... — Updated 6/17/2021

"Christmas Circle Has A Manmade Water Crisis"

In response to the Viewpoint: “Christmas Circle Water Crisis in the May 27 issue of the Borrego Sun, Page 7. We have been reading about this for years, with no resolution, the center of public activities in our community, Christmas Circle. Private huge patches of grass (Golf... — Updated 6/15/2021

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