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"SANDAG's Plan"

The SANDAG’s Board of Directors received a report on their $160 billion transportation plan. One of the big questions when it comes to their ‘ambitious’ plan is, how are they going to pay for it? Well, we are starting to get a clearer picture. One aspect is to track and tax... — Updated 11/15/2021


"An Attack on North County Neighborhoods"

Within days of the failed recall of Governor Newsom, with the flick of a pen, the Governor signed three bills that negatively impacted neighborhoods in San Diego County. Let’s start with SB 9, a bill I’ve strongly opposed. The bill overrides local control, and the state now... — Updated 10/22/2021


"Communities Are Living in Fear"

There is fear among communities throughout San Diego County. Whether you live in rural North County, rural East County, or in any of the region’s 18 cities, your neighborhood could be uprooted by the State of California’s placement of a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP). It’s... — Updated 10/15/2021


"Around the County"

As we head into fall (where did the time go), I wanted to give you some updates at the County of San Diego. We have made a major step in our fight against COVID with the introduction of monoclonal antibody treatment. This treatment prevents the virus from attaching to the cells... — Updated 10/1/2021


"THOBS Exhibit Comments"

An incredible exhibit where beauty, ingenuity and daring reigns. My eyes danced with joy as their insightful work mesmerized again and again. The tapestry of colors, styles and “off-the-chart” masterpieces kept me going around the soothing and exciting gallery space that... — Updated 9/28/2021


"Three Claps for Borrego Sun"

Well done, Borrego Sun, for publishing the details of Sexual Violent Predator Merle Wakefield’s crimes and his incarcerations, which it said was obtained from discreet sources. I’m sure that this was a great push in getting the reprieve for Borrego. Thank you for publishing... — Updated 9/21/2021


"Thank You"

We would first like to thank Darlis and Gary for this great opportunity that they have provided us. Kendall’s Café has been an establishment that we have enjoyed throughout the years as a member of this community. We hope to continue the tradition of great food and wonderful... — Updated 9/16/2021


"Never Forget"

This past weekend, I participated in two 9/11 Memorial events, both of which honored the brave men and women who died on that horrific day. It was not lost on me that both events took place in Oceanside, a city whose fabric and culture are built by our military. On the morning of... — Updated 9/16/2021


"We Say Farewell..."

On behalf of Darlis and Gary Bailey of Kendall’s Café, we would like to say thank you to the people of Borrego Springs. After 32 years of serving this community, the time has come for us to say farewell. Thank you for all the support you’ve given us over the last 30 years.... — Updated 9/16/2021


County Correspondence, Thundering Trucks

After seeing a photo of the thundering trucks in the August 5 issue of the Borrego Sun on Page 4, Nancy McRae, a Borrego Springs resident, sent her correspondence with the County. She says, “I am not letting this issue get ignored.” This is a letter she sent to Supervisor Jim... — Updated 9/16/2021


"Beer 'Prices' in Borrego Springs"

Transparency in pricing is a trust builder, especially in a small community. We went on a bit of a hunt, on this hot August day, for some cold beer, and we were in for some unexpected surprises. Five places in Borrego Springs have big coolers with bottles/cans of beer for sale.... — Updated 9/7/2021


"Rural Communities Under Attack"

For many, the reason they move to San Diego’s unincorporated area is to be away from the intensity of city living. They want to be away from the noise, the hustle and bustle and surrounded by the beauty of our region. They certainly don’t want some of the worst... — Updated 9/2/2021


"Against SVP Merle Wakefield's scheduled placement"

The proposed placement of Sexual Violent Predator Merle Wakefield in the De Anza Country Club of Borrego Springs, California is highly irresponsible and is most likely to cause harm or injury to residents, vacationers and... — Updated 9/2/2021


"Clinic Makeover"

What is happening with the Borrego Health Clinic? We were told that they were going to upgrade their facilities now that they have a new management team. But if anything, it now seems worse. So what is the deal with that? We did, however, see a “Borrego Cares” proposal in a... — Updated 8/25/2021


Supervisor Jim Desmond Opposes Borrego's SVP

Keeping the citizens of Borrego Springs safe is my top priority. While no community is a perfect place to locate a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP), the proposed placement of Merle Wade Wakefield, a repeat violent sex offender, in a house located on a golf course where children... — Updated 8/23/2021


"Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing"

Over 400 years ago, just as Macbeth, in Act 5/Scene 5 of the famous Shakespearean play, awaited the storming of his Inverness castle, Borregans also waited two afternoons running for another kind of storm to hit town and bring a little welcome relief from our continuing heatwave,... — Updated 8/11/2021


"Please Don't Place Him Here"

This is a copy of a letter emailed to the SVP Release/SAFE Task Force, and multiple officials have been CC’d. Dear Sirs or Madams, I have been a resident in the de Anza country club neighborhood of Borrego Springs since 2006. My wife Kristen and I, along with my three young... — Updated 8/11/2021


"From the Task Force..."

To the Editor of the Borrego Sun, The COVID-19 Task Force members would like to take this opportunity to thank our Chairperson, Bruce Kelley, for his leadership over the past 16 months. It was early on in the pandemic and the real consequences of this pandemic had not even begun t... — Updated 8/9/2021


"Borrego Clinic"

I needed to have four stitches removed from a procedure that was done to my face. I was surprised that when I went to clinic to have it done that they told me I had to go to Poway for the removal of the stitches. A two-hour drive each way, plus the cost of the gas. The procedure... — Updated 8/6/2021


"Is Life Better Than We Think?"

Watching the news or reading the headlines, one might think that life is pretty bleak. I often use the comparison that watching the news is like eating junk food. It might be fun while you’re doing it, but you’ll feel sick after it’s over. There’s a reason for the old... — Updated 8/4/2021


"Parents Should Decide"

Last week, the State of California Department of Public Health released new guidance stating the mandate will continue for all students in California to wear masks for in-person schooling. This came the same day the Federal government (Center for Disease Control) released new guid... — Updated 7/28/2021


"Per-Mile Tax is a Nonstarter"

In 2004, SANDAG proposed a new sales tax to voters that would generate $14 billion dollars, which promised to relieve traffic congestion, improve safety, and match state/federal funds to improve the following freeways: I-5, I-8, I-15, SR 52, SR 54, SR 56, SR 67, SR 76, SR 78, SR... — Updated 7/13/2021


"Mylar Bodies in the Brush?"

I was a State Park Ranger II at Crystal Cove State Park. Occasionally on foggy days, our staff or the Orange County Fire Department had to respond to the report of a possible human body in the brushy El Morro Canyon trail, only to find bundles of brightly colored mylar balloons... — Updated 7/6/2021


"Excitement for a Festival"

It was quite exciting to learn via Facebook that Borrego Springs will soon be holding its first Palo Verde Festival in 2022. A one of a kind event in such a lovely little village, how thrilling and unique! I flaunt myself as an amateur botanist or “nature nanny”, mainly to my... — Updated 6/30/2021


"Drowning Prevention"

We are blessed to live in a County that is home to many beaches and pools, which we can enjoy all year long. Unfortunately, along with the beauty and fun of swimming, tragedy can strike. Drowning is among the leading causes of deaths for children under the age of five. My family h... — Updated 6/3/2021


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