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September 4, 2014 / Health & Lifestyle


SMILE She smiled at a sorrowful stranger, the smile seemed to make him feel better. He remembered past kindness’ of a friend, and wrote him a Thank You letter. The friend was so pleased with the Thank You, that he left a large tip at lunch. The waitress, surprised by the large tip, bet the whole thing on a hunch. The next day she picked up her winnings, and gave part to a man on the street....

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August 20, 2013 / Sponsored


I recently went to the Bahamas for the first time and it was amazing! Unbelievably blue, clear water, fresh breezes, white sand beaches and, yes, swimming pigs! I know! I know! The saying is “…when pigs fly” not “…when pigs swim” but seeing these pigs swim out to the side of our boat and actually attempt to climb into the boat was every bit as impressive to me as it would have been ...

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August 31, 2012 / Health & Lifestyle


Once again, a report of Salmonella has been issued--- this time associated with mangoes, says California Health Officials. About 73 people have been sickened and the California Department of Public Health says that 67 percent of those patients had reportedly eaten mangoes. The CDC says it’s way too soon to draw a firm conclusion that mangoes from Mexico are the cause of the Salmonella, but s...

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August 26, 2012 / Health & Lifestyle


That’s just great: first birds and now squirrels. Three trapped ground squirrels found near Palomar Mountain campground tested positive for plague, stated county officials on Wednesday. While no one has been exposed to the bacterial disease, it still poses a risk for campers and hikers in the area, according to the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health. The three squirrels were tra...

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August 26, 2012 / Featured


As serious eaters we're all grilling year-round, but there's no denying that Labor Day signals an unofficial end of the summer grilling season.Luckily, no grill simmers out in vain as we take this holiday as a rightful excuse to spend a labor-minimal day the best way possible—tending to the flames. Of course, one of the highlights of most every Labor Day BBQ is the burger and, as most of us have...

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June 29, 2012 / Health & Lifestyle


The time to put on a bathing suit and head for the beach is fully upon us. The question is: Are you ready? Personally, I have to admit last winter provided its fair share of discontent, and now there are a few extra pounds spilling out over the top of my boxer shorts. In fact, the very thought of walking around a crowded beach in my bathing suit is enough to make me break out in hives. If it’s a...

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September 5, 2011 / Health & Lifestyle


Webster defines a vacation as “a respite or a time of respite from something” and most of us have interpreted that to mean going away from home and work to do something we enjoy. That “going away” generally takes some money and some time---time to get to and return from the place we have picked as our vacation destination. But what do you do if you simply do not have the time to go away on...

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November 20, 2010 / Featured


There isn’t one stoplight in Borrego Springs. No Starbucks or McDonald’s or Vons either. There's only one telephone prefix in town — 767. One of the running jokes around town is that when the Borrego Sun newspaper is published every two weeks, everyone’s already heard the news just by standing and gabbing in front of the post office. No more than 5,000 people inhabit Borrego in the wi...

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July 1, 2010 / Health & Lifestyle


Only two hours from San Diego, Borrego Springs is a destination easily reached for a short weekend trip. County Highways S-3 and S-22 meet in downtown Borrego Springs. Beautiful weather, adventure, amazing scenery and a stress-free environment await you. You will want to spend at least one night in Borrego Valley to experience the evening desert color and the spectacular star and planet gazing in ...

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