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Bargain Barn Closed

It seems we just re-opened, but now have to close up shop. Effective immediately, the Bargain Barn will not be open for sales and will not accept donations due to county COVID-19 restrictions. We’re hoping to re-open after Friday Jan. 1, 2021. Please be kind and do not leave... — Updated 12/31/2020


San Diego County to Not Enforce Restaurant Closures

In a turn of events, a San Diego County Superior Judge has ruled on Dec. 16 to suspend the enforcement of activities against restaurants and live entertainment establishments, effective immediately. Superior Court Judge Joel R. Wohlfeil issued an injunction prohibiting a... — Updated 12/31/2020


Restaurants Ordered to Close Again

Restaurants are to close effectively once again, after the 4th District Court of Appeal granted the stay of a judge's preliminary injunction halting enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions against San Diego County restaurants. San Diego County District 5 Supervisor Jim Desmond... — Updated 12/31/2020


Supervisors Approve Additional Funds

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved to distribute more stimulus funds to businesses that were forced to close indoor operations after the county was placed into the state’s most restrictive tier (purple tier). At a special meeting on Nov. 25, the... — Updated 12/31/2020

 By Dennis Mammana    News

Which Astronomy Books are the Best?

One of the most common questions I hear around the holiday gift-giving season is this: "Which is the best book to buy for a beginning stargazer?" I wish it were that easy, but the fact is I just have no answer! Unfortunately,... — Updated 12/31/2020


Merry Christmas to All

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays from all of us at the Borrego Sun. May you all have a wonderful holiday with your loved ones. The Borrego Sun office will reopen Monday Dec. 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.... — Updated 12/31/2020

 By Martha Deichler    News

A Holiday Toy Drive Like No Other

The Borrego Springs Rotary Club is heading up a large toy drive this holiday season, along with many other Borrego Springs groups, by promising every child in Borrego Springs a gift from Santa Claus. How could this be possible? Well, first of all, we have calculated the total... — Updated 12/18/2020

 By Robert Galliano    News

What Is the Difference Between Medicare and Medi-Cal When It Comes to Paying for Long-Term Care?

While there are a variety of ways to pay for long-term care, it is important to plan ahead to ensure that you have enough resources available to fund the care you need and the lifestyle you desire as you age. Long-term care refers to medical and non-medical care for a person who... — Updated 12/17/2020


UPDATE: CVB Borrego Reopens Monday

After closing the Borrego branch on Wednesday Dec. 9 due to the "current stage of the COVID-19 pandemic," Community Valley Bank announced it will reopen on Monday Dec. 14, 10 a.m.... — Updated 12/16/2020

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Midnight Matinee

Nature watchers can enjoy a midnight matinee in the wee hours of Dec. 13 and 14 as the annual Geminid Meteor Shower appears in the night sky. The Geminid shower is always one of the best celestial events of the year, but this year... — Updated 12/16/2020

 By Sanjiv Nanda    News

Renewal Energy Overlay Options Presented to Sponsor Group

The Community Sponsor Group is chartered by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to be an advisory group providing community input from smaller unincorporated communities such as Borrego Springs regarding local land use and planning matters and other items that impact the... — Updated 12/16/2020


Soroptimist Secret Santa Christmas Gifts

In our community, women, mothers and daughters are struggling as heads of households to provide for their families during the pandemic. Many clean houses or are working two or three jobs a day. Some women are raising young children on their own and cannot work. For many, the... — Updated 12/16/2020


Reminder: Chamber Farmers Market

This week, the market will be on Friday Dec. 18, after that they will be on Wednesday for Christmas and New Year's week. FYI - With the holidays a few of your favorite vendors might not be at the market, and will all find out on market day. But not to worry they will be back with... — Updated 12/16/2020


San Diego County Tax Collector Office accepting tax penalty cancellation requests

San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister announced his office is accepting penalty cancellation requests for homeowners and small business owners who were impacted by COVID-19 and missed the Dec. 10 property tax deadline. Property taxes unpaid after Dec. 10... — Updated 12/16/2020


San Diego Senior Centers Receive Grants

The San Diego Seniors Community Foundation Monday announced grants totaling $31,585 to a dozen local senior centers. The second round of grant funding through the foundation’s No Senior Alone Initiative is tailored to support centers and nonprofit agencies creating holiday-theme... — Updated 12/15/2020


Rotary Holiday Toy Drive

Donations are now being accepted in order to purchase toys for our local children this holiday season. Your donation of a toy or money may be sent to Borrego Springs Rotary, PO Box 1593, or dropped off at Coldwell Banker (across from Jilbertos) or the Fire Department. This is... — Updated 12/13/2020


Desert Pantry Grocery Delivery

Manager Rodger Gucwa has announced that the Desert Pantry will begin home delivery of groceries Dec. 11 from noon to 5 p.m. On his Facebook post to the Borrego Springs 92004 page, he is taking suggestions on what days and times they should deliver to folks. With the recent surge... — Updated 12/11/2020


No Camping in ABDSP

The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park announced that no camping will be allowed in the park until further notice. "Due to the critical need to stop the COVID-19 surge, camping will be prohibited in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park beginning Monday Dec. 7." "Hiking trails and dirt... — Updated 12/11/2020


LCDZ Closed Until Dec. 28

From La Casa Del Zorro: The State of California has announced new stay-at-home orders. To comply, we will be closing our doors with a target reopening date of Monday, December 28, pending approval by the State. We encourage you to check back with our web site for the latest... — Updated 12/11/2020


Children's Center Closed

The Children's Center in Borrego is currently closed at this time until further notice.... — Updated 12/11/2020

 By Dan Wright    News


A new rider reimbursement program is gathering momentum here in Borrego Springs, and by all accounts it is having a successful rollout. Let’s Go Borrego is a program whereby senior citizens and others who need transportation to medical or dental appointments can be reimbursed... — Updated 12/11/2020

 By Dennis Mammana    News

Geminids Meteor Shower

I was well into adulthood before I ever considered spending an entire night outdoors during December. Once I moved from the U.S. East Coast to a more temperate climate, however, I did this frequently. Why? Because I've since... — Updated 12/11/2020

 By Dennis Mammana    News

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Did you ever wonder what folks During the predawn hours of Nov. 30, night owls and insomniacs in North America may see an eclipse of the moon as our nearest natural satellite drifts through the Earth's shadow as it orbits our... — Updated 12/11/2020


Did You Feel That?

A 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Warner Springs on Dec. 6, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed, and it was felt throughout San Diego County. The quake occurred at 7:17 a.m. about four miles southwest of Warner Springs. The USGS calculated the 3.6-magnitude earthquake was... — Updated 12/9/2020


Early Christmas Present for Dreamers

On Dec. 2, a federal judge ordered the Trump Administration to fully restore the Dreamers program that protects undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn, New York, also directed the Department of... — Updated 12/9/2020


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