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Salton Sea Says a Farewell and a Welcome


Last updated 5/22/2015 at 3:14pm

So Long … Farewell … Auf Wiedersehen … Adieu. Well, the old adage has been proven once again: “All good things must come to an end.” Our friends, Mary and Randy Rynearson at the Salton City Hardware Store are rolling up the sidewalks and scouting out new and exciting adventures. While we believe they will still reside here, in their beloved desert, they will be exploring new avenues of community service and revenue. Bye, bye to Mary and Randy whose friendly faces we’ll miss seeing at the store and who we will certainly look for in and about town. Best of luck.

If you are reading this May 22 … you will have missed the Annual Talent Show at West Shores High School. If, however, you’re reading it on the May 21, please come and join the students and staff of the school for a fun evening of local hijinx. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the school. $3 for students and $5 for adults.

Speaking of the school – there are still a few highly prized California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Southern Region Championship T-shirts available for purchase at the school office. You’ll recall that our Boys Soccer team went all the way to the top, claiming one the biggest honors in high school sports. The shirts are all-cotton, grey or white, come in various sizes, and sport a small championship logo on the front and a huge one on the back. Under $20 – and well worth the cost. Please consider supporting these amazing athletes and the school that supports them. Thanks.

There Are New Guys in Town and they’re cookin’ up a storm. Desert Shores is now the home of El Maximo, located next to Rocky’s Market. Chef Maximo and his cohort, Ray, are serving up scrumptious grub at reasonable prices – from chocolate chip pancakes or custom-made omelets, to fork-tender bar-be-qued ribs, a Cowboy Burger and a veggie chile relleno that just melts in the mouth. The menu is large and varied and there’s also pool, etc. As we are wont to do, we sincerely urge you to give this new endeavor a try – you won’t regret it and we’re sure you will agree that having another good place to chow down on the West Shores is really a good thing. Open Tuesdays through Sundays for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

From the Salton Community Services District: a Notice of Public Hearing Concerning Proposed Rates of Wastewater Service. “Notice Is Hereby Given that the District Board of Directors of the Salton Community Service District … will conduct a public hearing on (Tuesday) May 26, 2015 at10:00 a.m. … as the matter maybe heard in the District Boardroom at 2019 Van Buren St., Salton City, California, 92275, to consider adopting new rates for its wastewater service fees. Any property owner or any tenant directly responsible for the payment of wastewater service fees may submit a written protest to the proposed rates for the wastewater service fees in writing (on a specified form) or a separate written document containing all of the information required to be inserted on the form.”

Flyers, which included the above-referenced form, were mailed to all property owners. THE FORM IS AVAILABLE AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE as are tables for the suggested rate increases. This is serious business. Please pay attention and please come to the meeting … as always, the public is welcome and public comments are invited.

The Salton City Public Pool will open Saturday, May 23 – just in time for Memorial Day. YAY! Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. $2 per person or a season pass for $60, It’s open for Seniors now – Wednesday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Salton City Park on Harbor.

For truly friendly service and up-to-date info please call the good folks at the Salton Community Services District office, 760-394-4446.

One More Thing … did you know that it takes 100 Atta Boys to countermand the effects of one ‘You are so stupid … ’ or other derogatory remark? Now, I’m not one for giving praise for praise’s sake — just to give it, so to speak; but I DO think telling someone you admire or love or respect that they have done a good job or a good thing, reminding folks that having them in your life makes a difference to you, makes a difference to them as well. After all, what does one ‘Good Job!’ cost? And, I personally feel that ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’ are acutely underused. Courtesy counts because it helps define your character. And, we all know if we take care of our character, everything else takes care of itself.

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