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 By Michael Sadler    Arts 

Music on the Wing: Jennifer Goodenberger at BSPAC

How easy the day's anxieties drifted away right from the beginning of "Lark in the Clear Air," solo pianist Jennifer Goodenberger's opening piece in her BSPAC performance on Jan. 26, entitled, "Bird Notes." And she was relaxed and... — Updated 2/7/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts 

Frisson Ensemble is Classically Versatile

Leave it up to classical musicians to make one look up the term "Aubade" to discover its strictest definition, "A love song at daybreak through a door or window to a sleeping woman." They could have just said that, because now the... — Updated 2/15/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports 

Redneck Open Parts Company With Golf Tradition

Uncouth. An embarrassment to the game. Public humiliation rewarded, not condemned. But oh, what a great time they had! 51 players, men and ladies in a scramble format, and dressed in what can only be described as truly... — Updated 2/15/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Brandy Back With Operation 36

What could be better for sticking to your New Year's resolution of improving your golf game, and setting the tone for your personal golf season, than a lesson on the first day? Set against snow covered Toro Peak in the northern... — Updated 1/5/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Chili Night at the American Legion

We came, we saw, we ate. Chili, that is. And with four different selections on the menu, we didn't even have to choose. A sampling of all four was the order of the evening on Dec. 29 at the American Legion, and dozens of Borregans... — Updated 1/9/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Tennis, Pickleball and Eggnog for Christmas

What better way to celebrate the Christmas season in Borrego than by playing a round of tennis or pickleball with fellow enthusiasts, followed by snacks, prizes, and an eggnog option – either regular or "enhanced." There was... — Updated 1/9/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Cross Rededication: A Symbol of Remembrance of Fallen Warriors, Not Religion

There was and continues to be a good reason for government officials to keep the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in mind when making decisions about what does and does not constitute a violation of the concept of separation... — Updated 1/16/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Rams Hill Wins Again

Some things are just meant to be, like Rams Hill atop the list of premier golf courses in San Diego County. They're already ranked #3 in California by Golf Week, and when they reach the needed 35 active evaluations from Golf... — Updated 1/31/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Welcome Back Tourney at The Resort

How hard can it be to win a local golf tournament when a consistently inconsistent 12-handicap golfer/local newspaper reporter is paired up with a lady 21-handicapper who he's never met, let alone golfed with? Apparently, not that... — Updated 12/3/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Forgive Them, For They Know Not What They Do

Off-road motorcycling is both fun and challenging. And riding where none have ridden before can be part of a freedom-inducing experience. Not included with the license to ride, however, is the unfettered license to destroy. While t... — Updated 12/12/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

WHAT NEXT... Borrego Water Situation

With the defeat of Proposition 3 in our recent mid-term elections, at least one central question remains about how our community and the County will pay for farmland purchase and fallowing to bring our Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) into compliance by Jan. 2020. This and ot... — Updated 12/3/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Rain Brings Relief, Hope

With no appreciable rain in December for three out of the last five years, the gentle but fairly steady rain episodes in Borrego on Dec. 5 (and Nov. 29) provided a total of a little over an inch, and it came as welcome relief. For... — Updated 12/29/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Eight Minutes of Space Drama

It was pure drama. Would a six-month space voyage to Mars costing almost half a billion dollars end in success or failure? The drama began and ended in all of eight minutes. Upon reaching Mars on Nov. 26 and ready to begin the... — Updated 12/29/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Rams Dominate Bobcats in Boys' Soccer

It's more like a baseball score than soccer. The Rams boys' soccer team started scoring early, less than two minutes into the game against the Hamilton Bobcats Dec. 12 at home. The team scored six goals in the first half, followed... — Updated 12/25/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

RRC Golf Mixer – As Close As It Gets

They say winning isn't everything, but a rarely used addendum to that phrase is that it's way better than whatever comes before, and especially after, last place. The men's and ladies' golf mixer at the RoadRunner Club, organized by the Ladies Golf Club, was a no-holds-barred even... — Updated 12/29/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Borregans Lose their Cool as SDG&E Bills Soar

Like Icarus on his winged flight and crispy ending into the sun, Borregans likewise felt the unrelenting heat (and humidity) over the summer. And with no thanks to SDG&E electricity rate structures, the collective discomfort was exacerbated by severe penalties for usage during the... — Updated 11/30/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

The Great Debate: Desmond vs. Gomez

While Borregan officials and volunteers had proper focus on the opening of the Borrego Days Parade the following morning, the two candidates running for District 5 County Supervisor – Republican Jim Desmond and Democrat Michelle... — Updated 11/2/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

6-12-24 Endurance Cycle Race

On any given warm Fall day of your choice, get on your bicycle at exactly 5 p.m. and head for San Francisco. You've got 24 hours to get there, 531 miles north, and you can stop only infrequently but not sleep. That's slightly less... — Updated 11/14/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Rams Hill Hosts Charity Golf Tourney for Imperial Valley College

The Rams Hill Country Club hosted a golf tournament Nov. 9 to benefit the Imperial Valley College Foundation in the form of scholarships and a Leadership Ambassador. IVC Foundation Executive Director Rod Smart and President Martha... — Updated 11/14/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Comfy Seating at BSPAC Season Opening Gala

A nearly full house of Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center patrons sat comfortably in the theatre Nov. 17 and experienced a toe-tapping, season opening Gala performance by Judy Taylor and her Wild Oats All Girl Band doing C&W,... — Updated 12/3/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Girls Volleyball Team Awards

They will be back! As good as the Borrego Springs Girls Volleyball team was this season, with an overall 15 – 7 record and 7 – 5 in League play, watch out for them next year. With the exception of graduating senior and this... — Updated 11/30/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Dreamers Still in Limbo After Court Ruling

While safe for now, and only safe until possibly June 2019, kids covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program remain in a state of limbo following the ruling of Texas federal judge Andrew Hanen. He denied “temporary injunctive relief” that would have... — Updated 11/2/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

RUDYVILLE – R.I.P

The final public Hearing before the San Diego County Board of Supervisors on DS-24, the Borrego Country Estates’ (aka Rudyville) request for increased housing density, was the culmination of more than a decade of controversy. According to Hearing attendees, it was nip and tuck... — Updated 10/5/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Lady Rams Volleyball Fall to the Best

With a five-game winning streak, hopes were high for the Borrego Springs High School girl's varsity volleyball team. The Lady Rams were on a roll, playing well and psychologically ready for a match-up against the best team in the... — Updated 10/5/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Long Range AccuWeather Forecast Pans Out in Borrego

In what is surely one of the most kudos-worthy long-term weather forecasting feats in Borrego Springs history, the people and technology at AccuWeather combined to make an accurate rainfall prediction that defied historical... — Updated 10/11/2018

 

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