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Kendall's Cafe Hours

Kendall’s Cafe is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. It was previously stated in the Borrego Sun that they were open until 8 p.m., however, that was an error. For more information, call 760-767-3491 or visit their website at https://www.kendalls.cafe... — Updated 1/12/2021

 
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Second Stimulus Package Provides Some Relief

After a lengthy battle with oppositions from both sides, and hours before a shut down of the federal government, President Donald Trump signed the $900 billion coronavirus relief package, the White House announced on Dec. 27. Days before signing the bill, President Trump stated th... — Updated 1/12/2021

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News 

Calling All Ham Radio Operators

A new resident of Borrego Springs saw an article in the Borrego Sun a few months ago about the value of ham radio in a small, remote community. Peter Morrison, with the call sign of KI7QBL, contacted me wondering if there was a... — Updated 1/12/2021

 
 By Dennis Mammana    News 

When Celestial Giants Meet

If you've got a small backyard telescope, this is the time to set it up, because next week, you'll witness something you may never witness again. On the evening of Dec. 21, stargazers looking low toward the southwestern sky during... — Updated 1/11/2021

 
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Borrego Springs Film Festival 2021: POSTPONED

After careful consideration, and following input from San Diego County, the BSFF has decided to change the film festival scheduling to April. Exact date TBD. The choice was not an easy one for Fred Jee, BSFF committee chairman, to... — Updated 1/11/2021

 
 By Martha Deichler    News 

Toy Drive Over-the-Top Successful

Cars began lining up an hour before the Toy Drive was to begin. Parents who have lost jobs or whose jobs have come and gone due to the opening and closing of resorts and restaurants, really needed the gifts for their children that... — Updated 1/11/2021

 
 By Dennis Mammana    News 

2021: A Year of Celestial Wonder

The beginning of each new year is filled with hope and optimism. This year will be no exception, especially after the gut-punch we received from 2020. And with the new year comes a list of resolutions we swear we’ll follow. How many times can we possibly say, “And this year, I... — Updated 1/11/2021

 
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BWD Price Hike

The Borrego Water District has notified the community via mail that they will be increasing water and sewer rates, effective in January 2021. In response to the potential of financial hardship brought on by COVID-19, the District delayed Water and Sewer rate increases (6% for... — Updated 1/11/2021

 
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Trump Pardons Hunters

In a quite controversial decision, former Congressman Duncan Hunter was fully pardoned by President Donald Trump on Dec. 22. President Trump granted a full pardon to 15 people on Dec. 22, including Duncan Hunter, who was set to begin his 11-month prison sentence at the Federal... — Updated 1/11/2021

 
 By Dennis Mammana    News 

Mooning Around on Winter Nights

The final full moon of 2020 arrived on Dec. 29, when it rose majestically over the northeastern horizon shortly after sunset. We astronomers usually schedule our observing programs for times when the sky isn't obscured by such... — Updated 1/8/2021

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News 

Christmas Bird Count 2020

The annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count in Borrego Springs was certainly an event where birds of a feather did not flock together. In this case, the "birds" were the dozens of count volunteers who typically team up to annually reco... — Updated 1/8/2021

 
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Bargain Barn Remains Closed

In keeping with San Diego County COVID-19 guidelines, the Bargain Barn will remain closed until further notice. They are using this time to re-organize and make the Barn an even better place to shop. At this time, they are not accepting any material donations, so please be kind... — Updated 1/8/2021

 
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Lockdown Extended in Region, What Now?

Coming as no surprise to all and given the low availability of intensive care unit (ICU) beds, the Regional Stay-at-Home Order for the Southern California region, which includes San Diego County, has been extended until further notice. The state announced the extension of the... — Updated 1/6/2021

 
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Grants Available

Small businesses in California are now able to apply for some extra relief as part of a $500 million grant program the state, as of Dec. 30. Grants will vary from $5,000 to up to $25,000 in the state’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, and non-profit organizations ar... — Updated 1/6/2021

 

FBI Raids BCHF Storage Hangar

The FBI executed a raid on the Borrego Community Health Foundation's document storage hangar at the Borrego Springs airport on Dec. 7. Other possible searches to be confirmed. This follows a recent raid on the residences of Mikia... — Updated 12/12/2020

 

CVB - Borrego Closed

Community Valley Bank in Borrego Springs is closed until further notice due to "current stage of the COVID-19 pandemic," according to a notice posted by the bank. "We will notify our customers on a tentative re-open date, but one has not been determined at this time. We apologize... — Updated 12/11/2020

 
 By Robert Galliano    News

California Estate Planning Lawyer: How to Choose an Executor or Successor Trustee

Choosing an Executor or Successor Trustee is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Who you select will be the one responsible for making major decisions about your estate. Careful consideration should be given when you are ready to choose an Executor or a Successor... — Updated 12/9/2020

 
 By Rebecca Falk    News

WMB Report: Rumors, Prior Agreements, Data Gaps

For the agenda and agenda packet for the Nov. 12 Watermaster Board (WMB) Meeting, please see: http://www.borregowd.org/water-master. According to ED Samantha Adams, a WMB web page should be up and running by the end of November. Highlights from the meeting include: - Announcement... — Updated 12/9/2020

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News

New County Lighting Regulations Get Final Approval

The County of San Diego has taken final action to adopt new lighting standards that will help preserve the dark night skies that attract thousands of visitors to Borrego Springs. The new Zone C lighting regulations apply to the... — Updated 12/9/2020

 

Stay-at-Home Restrictions In Effect Monday

San Diego County and counties in the Southern California region will fall under new, strict health restrictions beginning Sunday Dec. 6, 11:59 p.m., state officials confirmed Dec. 5 . A state-mandated “regional stay-at-home” order was triggered after intensive-care unit bed... — Updated 12/7/2020

 

Newsom Announces Possible Closures

Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that most of California will face strict closures amid the rise in COVID-19 cases, along with 15% of beds available in intensive care units for regional hospital networks. Newsom said four of the state’s five regions – excluding the San... — Updated 12/7/2020

 

Joel Anderson Wins Supervisor Race, District 2

Former State Senator Joel Anderson has officially been elected to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, District 2. The San Diego Registrar of Voters called all of the races in San Diego County, including the race for the County Board of Supervisors for District 2. Joel Ander... — Updated 12/7/2020

 

SDGE Possible Multi-Day Power Shutoff

San Diego Gas and Electric is warning more than 88,000 customers of a possible multi-day power shutoff due to Santa Ana Winds, and many are still without power Thursday morning, forcing many closures of schools and businesses. The emergency shutoffs are initiated when strong winds... — Updated 12/5/2020

 

Desert Pipe Dream

“Oh, what a wondrous thing – all the free water we could want in the middle of the desert. Brought to us by that beneficent colossus of water, the San Diego County Water Authority. We can have more golf courses, green farms will carpet the valley, businesses will bloom, and... — Updated 12/2/2020

 

Mountain Lion Activity

The Cougar Canyon Trail in Coyote Canyon has been closed to the public since Nov. 16 due to recent mountain lion activity. What should you do if you see a mountain lion? - Don’t approach the lion and don’t run or turn your back to it. - Pick up small children, but avoid... — Updated 12/1/2020

 

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