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"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


"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


"Let's Move Foward, Together"

There finally seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. A tunnel that, at times, seemed like it would never end. The Governor’s announcement that June 15 could see the reopening of all businesses in California was welcome news for everyone. With hospitalization rates coming... — Updated 6/30/2021


"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


"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


"Doctor Jaime Paris"

Many of us who have been in Borrego for some time will remember a good man, my friend and doctor, Jaime Paris, a particularly special man. Next time you visit the Clinic, look for his photograph, and then ask about Dr. Paris. You’ll be regaled with a good story or two; his is a... — Updated 6/15/2021


"COVID-19 Relief"

The Federal Government has allocated over $300 million to San Diego County, for COVID-19 recovery efforts. Each Supervisor has submitted their plans to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for how they would like the money to be used. The CAO will then take all the requests and... — Updated 6/14/2021


"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


"Community Paramedicine"

We’ve learned a lot over the last year. While there’s been tragedy, we’ve also adapted as a society and hopefully we can use some of the knowledge going forward to help those in need. The COVID-19 pandemic brought to light the limits of healthcare access in our rural San... — Updated 5/21/2021


"Two COVID-19 Studies"

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Follow the science,” over the last year. While it may sound good, at times I’ve questioned if those at our State level truly are following the science. A study released this week, examined more than 48,000 Kaiser Permanente patients in... — Updated 5/4/2021


"More Progress"

We continue to make great progress in our fight against COVID-19. San Diego County expects a strong supply of vaccines to arrive over the next few weeks, which has allowed those 50 and over to become eligible for the vaccine. On April 15, those 16 years of age and over will be... — Updated 4/16/2021


"Can Anyone Help? PLEASE?"

Could someone in town, or a group of folks, or even someone you know, please buy Borrego Springs Resort and save the land, the trees, the wildlife, and the beauty of Borrego Springs? You would be doing a huge favor for the town, and your community. With golf seeing a comeback... — Updated 4/6/2021


"Here the Trucks Go Again"

After writing a letter to the editor in the last issue of the Borrego Sun (March 18), where I had a near encounter with these trucks, I had yet another. This time, it was myself and two other cars. Coming down the Montezuma Grade last week, one of these trucks zoomed around a... — Updated 4/2/2021


"Helping Those at the Convention Center"

Over the last couple weeks, we’ve started to see heartbreaking photos coming from our southern border. Families and unaccompanied minors, shoulder to shoulder, stuck in limbo hoping to get to the United States. This crisis hit home as it was announced that the San Diego County... — Updated 4/1/2021


"Truck Suicide"

In previous issues of the Borrego Sun, I have read numerous mentions of these large white trucks. These trucks that are thundering through town every hour, and sometimes, I see two trucks in convoy. I stopped my car at Christmas Circle to let traffic pass when one nearly rear... — Updated 3/24/2021


"ePublic Safety Power Shutoffs"

Public safety power shutoffs can disrupt life throughout San Diego County. The shutoffs can wreak havoc on the community and come at inopportune times. In fact, Fallbrook had their power shutoff on Christmas Eve while a fire burned on Camp Pendleton. It’s not just the rural... — Updated 3/24/2021


"HUC Eliminated, Good"

I think it goes without saying that I am not the only one who is ecstatic about the recent changes of SDG&E. No more of that High Usage Charge, thank goodness. Back when it was implemented in 2017, my summer electricity bill was so high, and my savings took a toll. SDG&E bills... — Updated 3/22/2021


"Remove This Trash, NOW"

My family has been living and working in Borrego Springs for more than 40 years. Never in all that time have we witnessed such a disgusting display of disrespect for our community as is evidenced by the horrible pile of trash... — Updated 3/11/2021


"Back to Purple"

We are back to the purple tier in the County of San Diego, in fact we’ve been in purple ever since Governor Newsom rescinded the stay-at home order in California. As you probably know by now, by being in the purple tier this allows some businesses to open, including outdoor... — Updated 3/3/2021


VIEWPOINT: Outrage and Hope

Protests in the streets. American towns literally on fire. Police outnumbered by looters. And millions of unemployed. All the events that have led to where we are as a country have happened, for better or worse. The only thing we can do now is live in the present and prepare for... — Updated 2/4/2021


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