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Senator Seyarto: Legislation Assisting Disabled Veterans Signed into Law

Senator Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) is pleased to announce that SB 82, establishing universal document standards for determining eligibility for the Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption, has been signed into law. Currently, it is up to county assessors which types of documents... — Updated 11/9/2023

 By Shauni Lyles    News

County New Chief Sustainability Officer

The San Diego County Office of Sustainability and Environmental Justice (OSEJ) has a new chief at the helm. In addition to her unbridled passion for service and helping others, Eden Brukman brings more than two decades of sustainability leadership experience to the role. Brukman... — Updated 11/9/2023

 By Nikki Symington    News

Housing Action by State

Community meetings prioritizing issues for Borrego, always have low cost housing that meets the needs of a family, and different types of housing are at the top of the list. The following are some important housing bills passed by the legislature this year. For investors wishing... — Updated 11/9/2023

 By Dennis Mammana    News

Four Planets and a Moon

This week, the moon illuminates our evening sky as it drifts in its monthly orbit around the Earth, and it will be accompanied by the four outer planets of our solar system. On Oct. 23, look for the moon to lie just to the... — Updated 11/9/2023

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Visitor's View: Hawk Canyon

It doesn't take much imagination to let your mind travel back in time as you first enter this mystery canyon with growing expectations of stumbling upon some wild west hideout of a bygone era. And why not? You are traveling into a... — Updated 11/9/2023

 By Jolene McGowan    News

New Reign Begins: 2023 Miss Borrego

As the music built up with tension and the lights shining on stage, the crowd waited in anticipation to hear whom of the seven contestants would be named Miss Borrego 2023 – 24 on Oct. 14, held for the first time at the Borrego S... — Updated 11/9/2023


Fallowing Alternatives Study Underway

BWD, Borrego Springs Watermaster and T2 are cooperating together on a farmland fallowing study to look at alternatives that can be incorporated over the years as farmland is retired and water rights transferred. The Borrego Subbasin Groundwater Management Plan (GMP) lists several... — Updated 11/9/2023


Borrego Watermaster Coming to Borrego

The Borrego Springs Watermaster Board of Directors will be holding its next semi annual meeting in Borrego Springs on November 9 at 4:30 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. Prior to the formal meeting Staff and Consultants will holding informative Town Hall session on various... — Updated 11/9/2023

 By Nikki Symington    News

Halloween: What's the Stigma?

Note: If you have black cats, as I do, do not let them out during the Halloween season. Unfortunately, too many people still believe black cats are either evil, or bad luck. Among the more reprehensible Halloween traditions are torturing or killing black cats. Black cats still... — Updated 11/9/2023


Another Borrego Days

The 2023 57th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival kicked off yet another opening of a new season here in Borrego Springs. Under the leadership of Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Françoise Rhodes, taking charge of the... — Updated 11/9/2023


Akrofest Wow's Again

Akrofest 2023 ws back in Borrego Springs with pilots from all over the world competing, showcasing their artistic aerobatic skills in the International Aerobatic Club Chapter 36's annual Akrofest Competition, Oct. 13 and Oct. 14.... — Updated 11/9/2023

 By Nikki Symington    News

Explore Wildlife with Watson

Anyone who regularly checks into Borrego’s Facebook – Borrego 92004 – is familiar with Julian Watson’s video posts of animals as they stop by a watering hole during their nightly escapades. There’s Bob the bobcat, scratching his back on his favorite tree posts. There... — Updated 11/9/2023


Pints 4 the Park

Over 200 guests gathered to celebrate the annual Pints 4 the Park, Anza-Borrego Foundation's annual fundraiser at the Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center on Oct. 14. Guests enjoyed craft beer donated by Pure Project... — Updated 11/9/2023


Rise in COVID Cases, Hospitalizations in SD County

Doctors and health officials are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across San Diego County, and the latest set of subvariants is dominating the spread. Experts say thanks to widespread vaccinations, COVID-19 is becoming less severe. But while the latest surge... — Updated 11/9/2023

 By Kelly Seyarto    News

Senator Seyarto: Announces Deputy Darnell Andrew Calhoun Memorial Highway

Senator Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) is proud to announce the passage of SCR 25, designating the portion of I-15 from Central Avenue to N. Main Street in the City of Lake Elsinore and the County of Riverside as Deputy Darnell Andrew Calhoun Memorial Highway. Deputy Calhoun was... — Updated 11/9/2023

 By Dennis Mammana    News

Ring of Fire Eclipse!

When did you last see an eclipse of the sun? Seems like ages, doesn't it? The last one visible from North America occurred six years ago – on Aug. 21, 2017. If you missed it, you'll have another chance on Saturday, Oct. 14, and... — Updated 11/9/2023


Final Words from Our Mayors

Our reign ends soon. We, your Honorary Mayors, Anne and Jim, want to express our thanks to each and every one of you. Thank you for all your kindnesses, past, present and future. We have been mayors for two full years now. Our... — Updated 11/9/2023


Mr. Overland Marries Overseas

Joe Raffetto, owner of California Overland in Borrego married Silvia Monetti from Italy, on Saturday Sept. 16 in Ognio, Province of Genoa, Italy. The ceremony was held at The Church Di San Rocco in the tiny village of Ognio, and... — Updated 11/9/2023

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Visitor's View: Light Pollution

Residents and frequent visitors to Borrego Springs understand the thrill of being able to see a night sky emblazoned by a sparkling overhead view of the Milky Way. It's not that way in many places, and the bad news is that... — Updated 11/9/2023


Sponsor Group Meeting

Borrego Springs Sponsor Group Chairperson Rebecca Falk is stepping down after six years in the leadership position, according to discussion at the October 5, 2023 monthly meeting. She will remain a member of the group, and Vice President John Peterson is considering taking on the... — Updated 11/9/2023

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Nature Watch: "Ocotillo"

Those iconic desert plants known as ocotillo are usually something written about in the spring when their spindly coachwhips are tipped with fiery red wildflowers. But if you have been out and about, you may have noticed the... — Updated 11/9/2023


Bargain Barn

The Bargain Barn is now open, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations accepted Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The Bargain Barn is located just off Christmas Circle, 767 Avenue Suestra.... — Updated 11/9/2023


Borrego Springs Film Festival Transforms into Borrego Springs Film Institute

The Borrego Springs Film Festival proudly announces its new, independent status as The Borrego Springs Film Institute, a 501c(3) public non-profit organization. This landmark decision marks a significant milestone in the festival’s history, solidifying its commitment to... — Updated 11/9/2023


Climate Credit for SDG&E Customers

For the third time this year, San Diego Gas & Electric residential customers will get a break on their energy bill, thanks to the California Climate Credit program administered by the California Public Utilities Commission as part of the state’s effort to fight climate change.... — Updated 11/9/2023


Borrego Days Festival

The time has come for the 57th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival, which is set to be better than the last. The Festival is underway Saturday Oct. 22 at 9:35 a.m. with Cal Fire lighting the way as they head down Palm Canyon Drive, followed by the singing of the National Anthem... — Updated 11/9/2023


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