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 — Updated 11/14/2018

 

Salton Sea with Paddie Connelly

A picture IS worth at least 1,000 words, a good tow truck, strong cable and some stalwart friends. So many of us in the West Shores areas came to remember following the horrendous storm we had last week. Point of reference: there... — Updated 11/14/2018

 

Salton Sea with Paddie Connelly

With the return of our cooler, visitor-friendly area, there is an understandable increase in emergency calls. So, I think we should brush up on 911 etiquette: What is 911? 911 is an emergency response service provided by the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office to assist the citizen... — Updated 10/18/2018

 

Salton Sea with Paddie Connelly

A Picture’s Worth 1,000 Words, or More Here with the tangible proof that the entire West Shores Volunteer Fire Department, plus two volunteer Fire Explorers, walked the walk that we all talk. Predawn, 9/11/18, our firefighters... — Updated 9/24/2018

 

Salton Sea with Paddie Connelly

9/11 Stair Climb Once again this year, West Shores High School will host the West Shores version of the nationwide 9/11 Stair Climb. This event is held to commemorate that fateful day that our nation changed forever when the World Trade Towers and, America were attacked by... — Updated 9/6/2018

 

Salton Sea with Paddie Connelly

Avoid Fraud, Identity Theft IID wishes to alert customers that fraudulent scams are being reported by utility consumers across the nation. In many cases, unscrupulous individuals posing as utility employees attempt to contact customers – over the phone (including cell phone),... — Updated 8/21/2018

 

Salton Sea with Paddie Connelly

It goes without saying that we may have finally reached the fabled Dog Days of Summer. Aunty Peanut is certain of it; in fact, she has mastered a very hard stare which she delivers with no small amount of aplomb when you ask her if she needs to make a trip outside. Otherwise, and... — Updated 8/7/2018

 
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West Shores High School Sees Accredidation

West Shores High School is in Western States Association of Schools and College (WASC) accreditation mode. All sorts and conditions of educators, students, and community members are diligently setting forth, clarifying and substantiating the rubrics that govern our school and its... — Updated 10/6/2016

 
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West Shores Lions Club

The West Shores Lions Club is starting a community-based Leo’s Club; endorsed by parental support. Headed by Lion Candi Brown, the club meets every second and fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the POA in Salton Sea Beach. The purpose of the club, which has chapters all over the... — Updated 10/6/2016

 
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Schools In

Watch out for those kiddoes scurrying to and from cars and buses. West Shores Girls’ Volleyball is in session, too. The Lady Wildcats are lookin’ sharp – playing with finesse and determination. JV looks good, as well. It was really satisfying to see Esme (Esmerelda... — Updated 9/13/2016

 
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West Shores - Ready, Set, Go!

Pick up nine 10-pound bags of potatoes, somehow strap them to your body and walk up and down the bleachers in a distance equivalent to 110 floors. How did you do? Personally, I couldn't make it past strapping on bag #3. Now, imagin... — Updated 8/4/2016

 
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West Shores - Back-to-School

I am absolutely chagrined that I didn’t realize how soon school starts here on the West Shores: Pupil-free days are August 15 and 16 and students return August 17. Please take the extra time needed (and it IS needed: we’ve all been caught in that fabled “drop-off” line!),... — Updated 8/3/2016

 
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Countdown to Voting Begins

It is never too early to register to vote. While Election Day is several months away, and the last day to register to vote is October 24 (any new or amended forms must be postmarked by midnight of that date), I am compelled to spur folks on to voting in possibly the most... — Updated 8/3/2016

 
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Lions Club Year-end Recap

At the recent year-end meeting of the (mighty) West Shores Lions Club, held at the Town Pump in Westmorland, members and guests were regaled with a summary of the year’s accomplishments. Club President Lion Fred Guibault, delivered the recap: Lions around the world have been... — Updated 8/1/2016

 
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One More Thing

What truths do you, personally, hold to be self-evident and how do you protect them? In your earnestness to see justice done, do you also remember that we are a nation of compassion? Are you reminded over and over and over, that the more things change the more they stay the same?... — Updated 7/17/2016

 
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New Firehouse for Salton City

I’ve heard tell that if it weren’t for the termites holding hands, the old Salton City Fire Department Firehouse would have fallen down. Having done yeoman battle with these incessant fellows (thanks to Earl Pratt our place is winning!), I can personally state that I am... — Updated 7/17/2016

 
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West Shores High School Welcoming

Friday, June 10, incoming Freshmen at WSHS welcomed the incoming Seventh Grade students from SeaView Elementary School by escorting them from SeaView to the high school. Imperial Valley Sheriff’s Deputies and West Shores Lions Club members served as traffic controllers and... — Updated 7/1/2016

 

Worried about a derelict property near you? Contact Imperial County.

To report a property that concerns you (be it a run-down house, trailer or other noxious eyesore) call, e-mail or send an actual letter to: Imperial County Planning and Development Services 801 Main Street El Centro, CA 92243 442-265-1736 To be recognized, your complaint must incl... — Updated 6/27/2016

 
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June 15 Meeting on Refuse Service

According to the district official notice; “ … Notice of Public Hearing Concerning Proposed Rates for Refuse Service … The District Board of Directors of the Salton Community Services District (“district”) will conduct a public hearing on June 15, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.,... — Updated 5/23/2016

 
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West Shores Veggies

Heard it on the grapevine ... our wonderful fresh fruit and veggie folks (see them now at the corner of S22 and the 86 Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings) may be setting up shop in Desert Shores in the park’s parking lot on Friday evenings. Their produce is very good (try... — Updated 5/3/2016

 

Viewpoint Beyond the Desert

Maybe it was hidin’ out from the fierce winds that insisted on bruising my sensibilities yesterday, or maybe I was trying to deflect the psychic import of incessant violence that is being reported here and there. Whatever it was, I found myself ruminating about Teilhard de... — Updated 4/7/2016

 
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West Shores Parks Association - Update

Watch for lights at Desert Shores Park. Imperial County has given $30,000 to the Salton Community Services District with the express purpose of repairing the existing lights at Desert Shores Park. Finlay has been awarded the contract to repair the lights, permits are being... — Updated 4/7/2016

 
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Lions Club Student Speaker's Contest

Feb. 16, 2016, the West Shores Lions Club held the first round of the 79th Annual Student Speaker’s Contest. Sponsored by Multiple District Four California Lions, the contest is open to all California high school students in grades 9 through 12. The topic for this year’s... — Updated 2/17/2016

 
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West Shores Lions - Contest

For the fourth year, the West Shores Lions Club is sponsoring the Club level competition of the 79th Annual Multiple District Four Student Speakers Contest. This prestigious contest is multifold: to provide an opportunity for c-mpetitive public speaking among high school students;... — Updated 2/2/2016

 
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Borrego Springs - National Honor Society

In a gesture of true magnanimity, the one and only West Shores Senior Citizens Club is sponsoring a fundraiser for WSHS’s National Honor Society Chapter. The fundraiser, a complete, home-cooked spaghetti dinner with salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage, will be held at the... — Updated 2/2/2016

 

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