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 By Dennis Mammana    News 

Finding Watery Constellations

After the drenching that parts of our nation have experienced recently, I almost hesitate to bring this up, but of the 88 constellations that fill our night sky, 15 are somehow associated with water. Of those 15, several appear in... — Updated 9/23/2021

 
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SVP House Purchased

The house at 1575 Yaqui Road has been purchased by a group of concerned Borrego Springs citizens who wish to ensure the safety of not only the immediate neighborhood around de Anza Estates, but also the entire Borrego Valley. This resolves the near-term issue of having a Sexual... — Updated 9/23/2021

 
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Another one bites the dust...

Photos of the dust storm at around 5 p.m. from the viewpoint up on Montezuma Grade sent in by Borrego Springs resident Stephanie Vartanian. She said it was an intense sight to see, and during the rest of the way down the grade, it... — Updated 9/23/2021

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News 

Plans for Camp Borrego Explained During Public Meeting

An exciting plan to create a permanent Camp Borrego facility that could also be used by the community was unveiled last week during a public meeting hosted by the Anza-Borrego Foundation. About 30 people attended in person or via online conferencing. Primarily designed as a... — Updated 9/23/2021

 
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SVP Respite, Part Two

SVP’s have been released conditionally without undertaking any or completing therapies at state mental institutions. Therapy under the Department of State Hospitals for SVPs is purely voluntary and two-thirds of the offenders never avail themselves of the rehabilitation... — Updated 9/21/2021

 
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Grant Received from BVEF

The Borrego Springs Youth and Seniors Center, Inc., received a nearly $14,000 grant from the Borrego Valley Endowment Fund in support of the ongoing operation of the Borrego Community Resource Center. The $13,680 grant will cover one-half of the rent for the nearly 5,000... — Updated 9/21/2021

 
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Lab Busted in Warner Springs

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department seized more than $80 million in drugs including hash oil, psilocybin mushrooms and processed marijuana from a Warner Springs lab on Sept. 10, officials reported. Investigators served a search warrant on the property on state Route 79 at... — Updated 9/21/2021

 
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"A Natural History of the Anza-Borrego Region" takes Gold at California Book Awards

A Natural History of the Anza-Borrego Region: Then and Now by Marie Simovich and Mike Wells and published by Sunbelt Publications, was chosen as the Gold Medal winner for Contribution to Publishing at the 90th Annual California... — Updated 9/21/2021

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News 

ABF Acquires Key Desert Property

The Anza-Borrego Foundation is playing a unique checkers game where every move hopefully eliminates a square on the checkerboard. The organization's checkerboard is Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the jewel of California's state... — Updated 9/21/2021

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News 

Nature Watch: "Phainopepla"

He's a handsome critter with a funny name, but one of the more distinctive birds that call Anza-Borrego home. I'm talking about the phainopepla, a resident bird easily identified by a distinctive crest and bright red eyes. Males... — Updated 9/21/2021

 
 By Michael Sadler    News 

Kendall's Cafe Sold!

Kendall's Café is now under new ownership, as of Sept. 1, at the helm of Benito Arteaga and Lorena Valdez. Previous owner Gary Bailey initially approached Benito about taking over Kendall's, and Darlis also graciously offered to... — Updated 9/21/2021

 
 By Dennis Mammana    News 

A Winter Sky Sneak Preview

After another sizzling summer in the southwestern desert, I'm happy to know that the seasons will soon be changing and cooler temperatures are not that far off. Before we know it, many of us will be whining about the cold and the... — Updated 9/21/2021

 
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Newsom Remains in Office

Governor Gavin Newsom survives the recall effort, and remains in office. More details to follow.... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
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Bargain Barn Grand Re-Opening!

The Bargain Barn is accepting donations beginning Tuesday September 14 and every Tuesday/Thursday during the season from 9 a.m. to noon. Remember we do not accept mattresses or large sofas (hide-a-beds are OK). Our grand re-opening is Friday/Saturday October 1 & 2 from 9 a.m. to... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
 By Dennis Mammana    News 

The Celestial Queen and the Lizard

Stare at the stars long enough and you're bound to find some that trace familiar patterns. That's certainly what the ancients must have done so they could use the sky as a picture book for their stories. I always enjoy searching... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
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Borrego Water District

The Borrego Water District (BWD) Board and Staff are focused on replacing aging water and sewer infrastructure including water wells/pipelines and waste water collection/treatment. Engineers and Operations Staff ensure the design and construction of the project meets all legal,... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
 By Dennis Mammana    News 

Finding the Stellar Dolphin

Whenever I'm out under a dark summertime sky sharing the stars with the public, I always try to point out the largest and most beautiful constellations. I'm always amazed to learn that one of the crowd favorites is neither the brig... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
 By Sarah Rogers    News 

VIEWPOINT: SVP Lessons Learned

Our collective work to oppose the placement of a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) in our community was rewarded. Letters and email appeals to the Sheriff’s SAFE Task Force, the Judge and our elected officials made an impact. As good as the news is, Borrego Springs remains a... — Updated 9/7/2021

 
 By Nikki Symington    News 

SVP Respite

On August 23, 2021, Liberty Healthcare/CONREP informed San Diego Superior Court they were requesting Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) Merle Wakefield complete additional treatment at the Department of State Hospitals (DSH) prior to his release into the community. Superior Court... — Updated 9/7/2021

 
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1575 Yaqui Road Home in Escrow

A small group of Borrego neighbors have opened escrow on the purchase of the home at 1575 Yaqui Road. They are working through the final details and reviewing escrow documents and instructions. This is being done to ensure the home continues to be a place of personal enjoyment... — Updated 9/7/2021

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News 

Nature Watch: "Lightning: Nature's Flashbulb"

Visitors and residents alike were treated to a spectacular sky show recently when tropical storms from Mexico brought an intense display of lightning to the night sky of Borrego Springs. As one of nature's most dramatic events,... — Updated 9/7/2021

 
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Motorcycle Crash

A motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene on Aug. 22, after a man in a pickup truck swerved into the opposing lane and crashed head-on to the motorcycle. The 53-year-old man, later identified as Eric Randall Cripe, from Escondido, lost control of his 2002 Toyota Tundra near... — Updated 9/2/2021

 
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Quakes Shake

Several earthquakes struck near the Salton Sea on Aug. 18, including one with a 4.0-magnitude. The 4.0 quake hit about 11 miles east/southeast of Ocotillo Wells – to the southeast of the Salton Sea – around 2:45 p.m. A USGS map indicates shaking was likely felt from parts of... — Updated 9/2/2021

 
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Murder Charge

Thirty-seven-year-old Eugene Focarelli is facing a murder charge in connection with the death of a man who was attacked in an unprovoked altercation back in February, authorities announced on Aug. 9. On Feb. 18, deputies responded to the intersection of DiGiorgio Road and Palm Can... — Updated 9/2/2021

 
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Borrego Water District

With the arrival of the new fiscal year, the BWD Board and Staff are continuing to take steps to upgrade its aging water and sewer infrastructure in 2021 – 22. The recently adopted rate structure provides assurances that revenues will be in place to fund the important system... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

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