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"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


"We are making progress!"

San Diego County has administered over 500,000 vaccines and that number continues to climb. While we are limited on supply, San Diego County has the infrastructure ready for when we receive more vaccines. I know it may seem slow, but San Diego County is well ahead of many others i... — Updated 3/3/2021


"Students Appreciate Community Support"

I have had the privilege of being a part of BASIC for many years. We have always been so appreciative of the wonderful support that we have received from our community. Our golf tournament and Circle of Art have assisted us in providing hundreds and thousands of dollars to... — Updated 3/3/2021


"Ham Radio Operators Are A Worldwide Community "

“Calling All Ham Operators” by Ernie Cowan in the Jan. 7, 2021 issue of the Borrego Sun, awakened fond memories of my undergraduate days. I was a ham, back in India in the early 1980s before I came to the U.S. My call sign was Victor Uniform Two Sierra Japan Nancy (VU2SJN).... — Updated 2/12/2021


"Vaccine Rollout"

My office has received hundreds of questions and I want to provide an update on how you can sign up to receive the vaccine. To sign up for the vaccine, visit, where you’ll see the list of available appointments. Another option is by calling 2-1-1. Last week, the... — Updated 2/4/2021


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


"Where are you V.A.?"

Regarding the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations, where is the Veterans Administration (V.A.) acting on this matter? There are more than 4.2 million Veterans over the age of 75, many with age-related medical conditions, eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations in the U.S. The V.A.... — Updated 1/26/2021


"Scared Person"

My gardener who has been with me for years knows I am a senior citizen with an asthmatic condition and tells me I should not go to the market as there are a number of out-of-towners shopping there, knowing if I caught the COVID-19 virus, I could be in serious trouble, especially... — Updated 1/21/2021


"A Small Town Filled With Love"

As the new year rolls in, things are getting hard. The extension of the lockdown is frustrating, especially for a little town of Borrego Springs. But what I can appreciate and be grateful for is the love the community has for each other. The amount of support everyone gives for... — Updated 1/19/2021


Vaccine Rollout

We must get the COVID-19 vaccine to San Diegans! To me, this is the most important task in San Diego County. While our COVID-19 numbers continue to rise, we know there is light at the end of the tunnel. We’ve known for months the vaccine would be here, but unfortunately the... — Updated 1/19/2021


"Back to Basics"

I think we can all agree, I’m glad 2020 is in the rearview mirror. As we head into the new year, I don’t want to dwell on the past, I want to focus on the future, by getting back to basics. While there’s been a lot of media attention surrounding three new members joining... — Updated 1/6/2021


"Applause to Nikki Symington"

The Borrego Sun and reporter Nikki Symington should be nominated for a 2020 Pulitzer Prize, the most prestigious honor in journalism. For months, this small community newspaper has been all alone chronicling one of the most significant stories in recent years. Only when the FBI... — Updated 12/12/2020


Viewpoint: Restaurant Closures

Getting closed down again is really quite a blow, particularly at this time of year. Borrego Springs has done such an exemplary job of stopping the spread of COVID-19, but unfortunately gets lumped in with other communities and counties in Southern California that have not done... — Updated 12/9/2020


"We Can Do Both"

Throughout the past seven months, I’ve tried to follow the facts and the science. I’ve listened to our public health officials and the great work they’ve done. I’ve tried to get as much information as possible when it comes to this virus and I must say, I am concerned... — Updated 12/9/2020


"A Severely Disadvantaged Community is in Distress"

To all friends of BASIC, We reach out to you this year with an urgent request for help. Due to COVID-19, we have had to cancel three of our fundraisers (Circle of Art 2020, 2021, and our 2021 Golf Tournament). This amounts to a loss of more than $60,000 for BASIC’s programs. The... — Updated 12/1/2020


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