I am an attorney in Desert Shores, not Thermal as stated in the footnote to my letter. Desert Shores is one of several communities in the northeast corner on the west shores of the Salton Sea in Imperial County at the Imperial County border with Riverside County.
Odd as it may seem our postal station is in Thermal, which is in Riverside County. And to avoid confusion, we are supposed to add "Thermal" to our addresses.
Also odd is that our telephone numbers and addresses are included in the Coachella Valley directories and the telephone service is provided by Verizon, not Pacific Bell as it is in Imperial County. As a consequence of our location on the west shores, only the local communities are in a toll-free calling zone. All our other telephone calls within our calling area are considered local toll calls!
We also share a Riverside County school district. We do not share any public transportation from either county. But we think we are lucky to reside in these communities because it is the most beautiful area of both Imperial and Riverside counties.