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NASA's Eclipse Solution

Anyone eager to catch a glimpse of today's historic total solar eclipse but hasn't bought special viewing glasses could make their own. Since it is too dangerous to look at the sun during an eclipse with the naked eye, eclipse... — Updated 8/21/2017


The End is Nigh?

With a total eclipse sweeping the country at the end of August, a conspiracy theorist claims it is a signal that Earth is coming to an end. David Meade, a Christian numerologist and author of the conspiracy book, 'Planet X - The... — Updated 8/10/2017


Total Eclipse Informational Presentation

Saturday, August 5, there will be a presentation about the upcoming solar event. The presentation will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Julian Branch Library. Fred Delgado will explain the mechanics of the eclipse, where and how to safely view it and provide images of his past experiences... — Updated 8/7/2017


Conserve during Eclipse

At Californians can take a pledge to "Do Your Own Thing" to reduce electricity usage from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Aug. 21. A website was unveiled earlier this month by the San Francisco-based California Public Utilities Commission to call on California residents to... — Updated 8/1/2017


Reports of Callers Impersonating SDG&E on the Rise

Whether it’s an email from a foreign prince asking you to send money so he can access his fortune, a text with a link to a fake website requesting your personal information, or an automated phone call with an offer that just seems too good to be true, consumer scams can come in... — Updated 5/29/2017



At its April 26 meeting, the Board of Directors of Borrego Water District (BWD) awarded the contract for construction of the new “900 Tank” water storage facility to Superior Tank Co., Inc. of Rancho Cucamonga, California. This $500,000 project in the Rams Hill area will... — Updated 5/2/2017



Marchers will resist climate-denying policies and urge strong local climate action, including 100% clean energy and Community Choice Energy, in solidarity with the national day of action San Diego, CA - On Saturday April 29th over three thousand San Diegans are expected to join... — Updated 4/21/2017


SDG&E increase Green Energy

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced that it has signed contracts for five new local battery storage facilities for a total of 83.5 megawatts (MW). These four-hour energy storage facilities would be like having batteries from more than 5,500 all-electric, long-range vehicles... — Updated 4/20/2017

 By Wendy Quinn    News


One issue which has been discussed over the last couple of months, adjusted water rates for mobile home parks and condominiums, was back on the Board agenda in November. Currently these facilities are billed at a uniform rate in between the Tier 1 and Tier 2 residential rates.... — Updated 11/27/2016


As the World Turns

We've all had those days when nothing seems to move. No matter where we are -- the highway, the line at the grocery store or the ATM machine -- everything is at a standstill. This happens much too frequently for my taste, so on day... — Updated 11/16/2016


Pablitos Sundowner

It was a great location for a Sundowner, on that, everyone was agreed. The fountain was turned on, lights were strung up and Pablo Vazques himself had been brought out of retirement to serve margaritas and act as barman for the night. Now that the restaurant has been taken over... — Updated 11/14/2016



Blade sharpening has a primal history. Well before the wheel, a sharp edge, along with fire, was the principle means of survival. The first sharp edges were rough but useful, and were created with shards of flint or volcanic glass... — Updated 11/11/2016


Borrego Microgrid in the News

Borrego's Microgrid hit the news recently with a piece by Eric Niiler for Seeker and interview with local resident Sylvana Meeks. What does a Colorado brewery, a California desert town and a New Jersey suburb have in common? They're all using microgrids to become less reliant on... — Updated 11/2/2016


Super Car Testing in Borrego

Many of you will have seen the 'Zebra Cars' travelling through Borrego over the last couple of weeks, I finally caught up with them to find out what it is all about. Inside the vehicles, there are sensors galore, all set to test... — Updated 10/8/2016


Solar at Carlee's

Carlee's roof has been bedecked with solar panels as they make the most of the free energy supplies available in the desert sunshine.... — Updated 9/11/2016


Microgrid Phase 1 - Rams Hill Golf Course

Phase I of an installation that aims to save $300,000 per year, has been completed by Stratean subsidiary, CleanSpark, is its first commercial microgrid in partnership with San Francisco-based builder Webcor and solar service provi... — Updated 9/2/2016


SDG&E - New Energy Storage Projects

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) have approved a proposal by San Diego Gas & Electric to build two new energy storage projects in San Diego County. In May, the CPUC directed Southern California electric... — Updated 9/2/2016


Boxer Calls for Accountability on Salton Sea

A 2014 study from the Pacific Institute, a global water think-tank, found that Californians could face $70 billion in costs, ranging from lower property values to dramatically higher health care costs for respiratory illnesses, if action is not taken to save the sea. Following on... — Updated 8/20/2016


STARGAZERS - Six Planets and the Moon

Six Planets and the Moon Week of August 14-20, 2016 One of the coolest sights of the nighttime sky is one that's completely invisible -- unless, of course, you know where to look. Stargazers who understand the workings of our... — Updated 8/17/2016


Perseid Meteor Shower - AUG 11 - 12

The Comet Swift-Tuttle is on it's way and with it comes, what will undoubtedly be, the most watched meteor shower of the year. During a peak display, 60 or more Perseid meteors may be seen each hour streaking across the dark sky.... — Updated 8/13/2016


Ford Vehicle Recall

Ford Motor Co. is recalling approx. 830,000 Ford and Lincoln vehicles in certain parts of the country to fix a faulty side door latch that causes the doors to pop open while the car is in motion. The Dearborn-based automaker has... — Updated 8/4/2016


Solar System Show at Dusk

It's been quite a while since we've seen the planet Venus glistening in the western sky at dusk. It has spent much of the past year on the opposite side of its orbit, rising and setting before the sun, but now it's back in the... — Updated 7/31/2016


California Breaking Solar Records

Thanks to this week's triple-digit heat wave, California has hit a new solar generation record. According to figures from California's Independent Solar Operators Corporation (ISO) which operates most of the state's grid, 8,030... — Updated 7/24/2016


Salton Sea - Ecologists back Geothermal

Audubon California, states that their mission is to 'conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity', which you woul... — Updated 7/7/2016


SDG&E Exceed Net Metering

SDG&E sounded the alarm a year ago that net metering applications were piling up fast and it has now become the first California utility to breach its cap. Under CPUC's January decision, new net metering customers will be able to keep retail rate remuneration for energy exported... — Updated 7/1/2016


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