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TWO PEOPLE WITH WARRANTS ARRESTED AS STOLEN CAR ENTERS EL CAJON

Source: El Cajon Police
 
June 21, 2024 (El Cajon) – Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. El Cajon Police officers were alerted to a stolen Mazda 3 by automated license plate reader cameras as the vehicle entered El Cajon. The vehicle was reported stolen out of San Diego a little over one week ago.    
 
Officers were able to find the vehicle parked near Emerald Avenue and Laguna Avenue and after a short foot pursuit, arrested two people from the stolen car.

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HOME OF GUIDING HANDS OPENS PINE HOUSE, A NEW MEDICAL HOME FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Pine House will offer enhanced independence for clients with complex medical needs. 
 
East County News Service
 
June 21, 2024 (El Cajon) — Home of Guiding Hands, a nonprofit organization that provides quality support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is excited to announce the opening of their first medical home, Pine House. This revolutionary establishment marks a significant milestone in providing comprehensive care and fostering independence for their clients with complex medical needs. 

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REMAINS OF MAN MISSING FOR OVER TWO DECADES FOUND IN ALPINE: SHERIFF SEEKS HELP TO SOLVE COLD CASE

East County News Service
 
June 18, 2024 (El Cajon/Alpine) -- The Sheriff's Homicide Unit is asking for the public's assistance in the cold case disappearance of an East County man. 
 
Christopher Schafer was last seen by his family in El Cajon in August 1997. He was 28-years-old at the time of his disappearance.

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EAST COUNTY EATER EXPLORES THE TASTES OF IRAQ AT TARBOSH RESTAURANT

 

By Jessyka Heredia

 

June 17, 2024 (El Cajon) Middle Eastern cuisine has many regions that share similarities with readily available ingredients to the region and yet still have distinct differences in preparation. Tarbosh in El Cajon has brought their owner’s family recipes, which are delightfully light with generous portions that are sure to satisfy the whole family.


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EL CAJON NATIVE COMPETES FOR TEAM NAVY IN THE 2024 WARRIOR GAMES

By Alyssa Ross, Navy Installations Command
 
June 10, 2024 (Millington, Tenn.) – A native of El Cajon, California, will join more than 250 seriously wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans at the Department of Defense (DOD) Warrior Games Challenge June 21-30, 2024, at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. 
 
Navy Operations Specialist 1st Class (ret.) Travis Wyatt will be competing against athletes representing the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Space Force and U.S. Special Operations Command. During the 10 days of competition, Wyatt will compete in archery, cycling, field and shooting.

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PASSAGES: GROSSMONT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE AND ASTRONAUT WILLIAM ANDERS DIES AT 90

By Chris Jennewein and Ken Stone, Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association
 
NASA Photo: The famous “Earthrise” photo taken by astronaut Bill Anders aboard Apollo 8 in 1968.
 
June 8, 2024 (La Mesa) -- Astronaut William Anders, the 1951 Grossmont High School graduate who took what may be the most famous photo of Earth during the history-making Apollo 8 mission, has died at 90.
 
He died Friday when a single-engine T-34 aircraft he was flying crashed near Jones Island in the Puget Sound north of Seattle.

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FELON ACCUSED OF DRUG-FUELED CRIME SPREE IN EL CAJON, INCLUDING INJURING ELDERLY WOMAN

By Miriam Raftery

June 3, 2024 (El Cajon) – El Cajon Police have arrested Tony Sims, 42, a homeless parolee with multiple prior arrests for violence and drugs.  According to a press release from ECPD, Sims is accused of terrorizing and injuring an elderly woman during  a” “drug-induced crime spree” the night of May 29,  later stealing a knife and threatening a second person in a grocery store.

The suspect allegedly knocked on the room of the elderly woman, who was staying in a motel near Oakdale and Second Street.  “When she opened the door, the stranger forcedly entered her motel room. He grabbed the woman's arm and pushed her down to the ground, causing significant but non-life-threatening injuries,” says Lieutenant Keith MacArthur.  “Before leaving, he destroyed the room and the television.”

The suspect reportedly ran from the motel to a fast-food restaurant, where he jumped through the drive-through window into the restaurant. Lt. MacArthur adds, ”He stole a knife from the kitchen and armed himself with it before fleeing again to a grocery store nearby. Witnesses told police the man threatened another person with the knife while he was inside the store,” but officers were unable to locate that victim.


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EL CAJON HOSTS FOUR TOWN HALLS ON SALES TAX MEASURE

East County News Service

June 3, 2024 (El Cajon) -- The City of El Cajon’s special sales tax measure (Prop J) is set to expire, and voters may soon be asked whether to approve extending the half-cent sales tax in the future.  The city invites residents to four town halls (June 13,15,18 and 20) to learn about the services provided through the half-cent sales tax and what services may have to be cut if the funding source is not continued.

Each Town Hall will include an interactive budgeting activity that will provide vital feedback to City leaders.

Below are the town hall meetings scheduled:


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GRANDPARENTS AND GRANDKIDS PLAY DAY AT SKYLINE CHURCH JUNE 22

East County News Service
 
June 3, 2024 (La Mesa) — Grandparenting Matters announces a Grandparents and Grandkids playdate event on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Skyline Church at 11330 Campo Road in the Rancho San Diego area of La Mesa. 
 
You’re invited to come make memories with your grandchildren while meeting other grandparents in the community. There will be games, crafts and snacks for all children ages 3-9.

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ATTORNEY GENERAL BONTA ANNOUNCES ARRESTS, FELONY CHARGES IN ORGANIZED RETAIL CRIME RING THAT TARGETED JEWELRY STORES

East County News Service
Image: Public Domain 
 
June 2, 2024 (San Diego) – California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced arrests and charges against four people allegedly involved in organized retail theft, robbery, burglary, and grand theft carried out at high-end jewelry stores throughout California. Those thefts included jewelry stores in the San Diego region, including El Cajon in East County.

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FREE ADMISSIONS AT HERITAGE OF THE AMERICAS MUSEUM AND WATER CONSERVATION GARDEN: SECOND FRIDAY EACH MONTH

East County News Service
 
May 29, 2024 (Rancho San Diego) – Two of East County’s most unique attractions, both at Cuyamaca College, are offering free admission on the second Friday each month: Heritage of the Americas Museum and the Water Conservation Garden.
 
Visitors can enjoy tours of the garden and museum, participate in scavenger hunts, and pack a picnic lunch. The Garden is dog-friendly.

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HOW TO SPEND A DAY IN EL CAJON

By Alyssa Hiestand

 

May 26, 2024 (El Cajon) -- Just fifteen minutes from Downtown San Diego lies El Cajon, bustling with small businesses, delicious eateries, and more to make any day or night well-spent. Offering an insider perspective, here’s what we’d recommend doing for the ultimate day on Main Street in El Cajon:


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SECURITY CAMERAS SHOW MOUNTAIN LIONS IN LA MESA AND RANCHO SAN DIEGO

By Miriam Raftery

May 22, 2024 (San Diego’s East County)—Mountain lions are typically nocturnal and may travel many miles each night.  While rural residents are accustomed to the occasional cougar sighting, discovering that a mountain lion is their neighbor has startled residents in suburban La Mesa and Rancho San Diego over the past week.

On May 14, a video clearly documents a mountain lion in the backyard of a La Mesa home close to Lemon Avenue School near Jackson Drive, just west of State Route 125.

Another video taken on May 15 (screenshot, left) shows a mountain lion (also known as a puma or cougar) strolling along a swimming pool on Brabham Street in Rancho San Diego, not far from the library, ballfields and Cuyamaca College.


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ARRESTS LINKED TO ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFTS AND DRUG SALES OPERATION TARGETING HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS

Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, Ammo, and Stolen Merchandise Confiscated
 
East County News Service
 
May 17, 2024 (El Cajon) -- A two-month-long investigation by the El Cajon Police Department Special Investigations Unit uncovered an operation that involved selling fentanyl to homeless residents in exchange for stolen merchandise. The investigation ended in two arrests, says Lieutenant Will Guerin, including 44-year-old Jeremy Ketchum of Santee.

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MAGNOLIA LINE-UP FOR LATE MAY AND JUNE

East County News Service

Photo, left: Chiquis

May 14, 2024 (El Cajon) – The Magnolia performing arts center in El Cajon has some hot entertainers coming up in late May and June, including Latin Grammy Award winning singer Chiquis, Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Tanya Tucker, singer/songwriters Todd Rundgren and Iron & Wine, a rock opera, several tribute artists, and more. 

During El Cajon’s America on Main Street celebration on May 18, a free concert by Pettybreakers, a Tom Petty tribute band, will be held. (Reservations required.)

Below is the full lineup announced to date for late May and June:


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GROSSMONT, CUYAMACA COLLEGES CELEBRATE COMMENCEMENT MAY 29-30

Source: Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

Photos: Zachary Mass and Jessica Bahena, student commencement speakers

May 14, 2024 (El Cajon) -- Cheers and whoops of joy will mark the commencement ceremonies for Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges in late May, as students celebrate their determination and perseverance on their path to earning a college diploma. 

The Cuyamaca College commencement is scheduled for May 29 at 5:30 p.m. in front of the college’s Communication Arts Building on campus, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway in Rancho San Diego. The Grossmont College commencement will be held May 30 at 9:30 a.m. at the Viejas Arena at San Diego State University. The ceremonies will also be livestreamed at Cuyamaca College Commencement and Grossmont College Commencement.

A total of 2,157 students from both colleges are set to receive 5,337 degrees and certificates, with many students receiving multiple awards.

“I’m proud of all of our graduates for putting in the hard work to reach this milestone,” said Lynn Ceresino Neault, chancellor of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. “They received an excellent education at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges, and their lives will be forever transformed by their experiences.”


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HERITAGE OF AMERICAS MUSEUM HOSTS MAY 18 NATIVE HISTORY EVENT AND SNAKE TALK

Source: Heritage of the Americas Museum
 
May 13, 2024 (Rancho San Diego) -- The Heritage of the Americas Museum is having 2 events on Saturday, May 18th:

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TWO DEAD IN CRASH AFTER FLEEING FROM POLICE IN EL CAJON

East County News Service
 
May 12, 2024 (El Cajon) — A motorcyclist who fled from El Cajon Police late last night crashed into two other vehicles and died at the scene, along with his female passenger.
 
Around 11:38 p.m., officers tried to stop the black Harley Davidson motorcycle for a traffic violation at 1700 East Main Street. The motorcyclist fled westbound on Main Street at a high rate of speed and rear-ended a blue Toyota Tacoma and a black Hyundai Sonata at 1300 East Main Street.

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COUNTY TO BUILD EAST REGION CRISIS STABILIZATION UNIT AND RECOVERY BRIDGE IN EL CAJON

By Miriam Raftery
 
May 9, 2024 (El Cajon) – The County of San Diego has announced plans to construct a new East Region Crisis Stabilization Unit and Recovery Bridge Center at 2000 South Magnolia Avenue and West Douglas Avenue in El Cajon. These services are part of an array of mental health and substance use services that are regionally distributed across San Diego County and will enable those living in East County to access the care they need.

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THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BOUNCE PARK IS IN EL CAJON THROUGH THE END OF JUNE

By Jillian Irizarry, 2 Moms Media
 
FUNBOX, a 25,000 sq ft inflatable playground, takes residence at the Parkway Plaza for a limited time
 
May 8, 2024 (El Cajon) -- FUNBOX®, a unique entertainment and amusement experience consisting of 25,000 square feet of inflatable fun, is bringing the ultimate adventure to the San Diego area again, with a new Funbox park filled with new attractions and endless fun. Located outside in the parking lot at Parkway Plaza, 415 Fletcher Parkway, Funbox is filled with 10 thrilling play zones including the Tumble Temple, Marshmallow Mountain, Gumball’s Gallop and an obstacle course that exceeds all expectations.

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YOGA CLASSES RETURN TO WATER CONSERVATION GARDEN

By Miriam Raftery
 
May 8, 2024  (Rancho San Diego) – Yoga classes return to the beautiful and serene Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College. Open to the public for a nominal fee, the classes include chair yoga, sloth yoga, and gentle garden yoga.
 
See below for more information, and find full details at 

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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: EL CAJON POLICE DEPT. IS CATCHING THIEVES WITH HELP FROM SOCIAL MEDIA

Nearly all El Cajon crime cases posted on social media have been solved

East County News Service

Image: Free stock photo

May 6, 2024 (El Cajon) -- The El Cajon Police Department announces success of a new approach to capturing retail thieves. In March, ECPD announced implementation of an innovative crime-solving technique utilizing the power of social media.

This approach aims to swiftly identify suspects and solve cases with greater efficiency, making an immediate and tangible impact on the community and retail theft.

“We are harnessing the power of social media to disseminate information,” said Chief of Police Mike Moulton. “In a matter of minutes, we are able to provide images and descriptions of thieves. Our community has responded by assisting our efforts and giving information that leads to arrests.”


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EL CAJON COUNCIL WEIGHS SALES TAX EXTENSION, APPROVES INCUBATOR BUSINESS CENTER

Story and photos by Bransen Harper
Miriam Raftery contributed to this report
 
View video of full meeting; view agenda
 
May 6, 2024 (El Cajon) -- The El Cajon City Council discussed matters of pivotal importance at its April 30 meeting, including a potential extension of the Proposition J sales tax measure previously approved by voters. Council also approved a landmark deal with the Chaldean Community Council to create an incubator business program for refugees and immigrants, as well as funding social services. 
 
The half-cent sales tax increase has been in place since voters approved Proposition J in 2008. It generates $14 million, or about 13% of the city’s revenue stream, according to a report presented to the Council, and has been instrumental in continuing to provide much-needed funds for local police and fire departments. But it will sunset, or end, in 2028, unless a new ballot measure is approved to extend it.

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RECEPTION AT OLAG WIEGHORST MUSEUM SATURDAY MAY 4

East County News Service
 
May 2, 2024 (El Cajon) -- The Olaf Wieghorst Museum cordially invites you to attend an opening reception for local artists AJ Bartelle and Gail Nellans who will be exhibiting their original works at the museum during the month of May 2024.
 
When:  Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where:  Olaf Wieghorst Museum, 131 Rea Avenue, El Cajon
Cost:  No Charge. Free parking on the street, at the municipal parking lot or on the alley behind the museum.

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GARDEN'S GIFT SHOP REOPENS ON MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND

By Miriam Raftery

May 2, 2024 (Rancho San Diego) – You’re invited to the grand reopening and newly refurbished “Gifts from the Garden” gift shop at the Water Conservation Garden on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Discover one-of-a-kind crafts, art pieces, and garden treasures—the perfect gifts for Mom. Visitors will also receive a do-it-yourself succulent for Mom with every purchase.

The Garden is located on the campus of Cuyamaca College in El Cajon’s Rancho San Diego community.


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A DREAM FULFILLED: CHALDEAN COMMUNITY COUNCIL OPENS INCUBATOR BUSINESS CENTER IN EL CAJON

County and City provide major support for landmark project

By Miriam Raftery

Photo, left: Supervisor Joel Anderson presents half million dollar check to kickstart the incubator business center, joined by El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells and Dr. Noori Barka, Chaldean Community Council.

May 1, 2024 (El Cajon) – Opening an incubator business center to help refugees and immigrants start new businesses has been a dream of Dr. Noori Barka for more than a decade.  On April 11, that dream came to fruition at a ceremony launching the Chaldean Community Council’s new incubator business center at 405 East Lexington Avenue in El Cajon. The center will provide help for low-income and underserved refugee communities.

Supervisor Joel Anderson called the occasion a “joyous day” as he presented a check for a half million dollars from the County to the Chaldean Community Council to kickstart the incubator business center. He also issued a proclamation declarring April 11 El Cajon Small Business Incubator Day. Funding was through the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the Small Business Stimulus Grant program, and the County’s Community Enhancement program.

 “For years, I’ve said we need an incubator to kick start businesses,” the Supervisor said. “In East County, we’ve got enterpreneurial spirit to be tapped,” he added, predicting that the enterprise will produce new entrepreneurs, “bringing wealth and opportunities to East County.”

He praised El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells after the city agreed to lease office space for the incubator business center for just a dollar a year, over the next five years.


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PILOT INJURED IN EL CAJON CRASH

By Miriam Raftery
 
Photo courtesy of ECM news partner KGTV 10 News
 
April 29, 2024 (El Cajon) – A pilot suffered moderate injuries after a single-engine Bellanca Super Viking plane crashed Sunday evening onto a sidewalk in the vicinity of Lily Avenue and Clarke Drive in El Cajon. The accident also knocked down power lines, causing an outage in the neighborhood to about 1,000 customers, according to SDG&E. No homes were struck and nobody else was injured.

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LA MESA SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB HOLDS FUNDRAISER BOWLING EVENT MAY 10 AT PARKWAY BOWL

East County News Service
 
April 28, 2024 (La Mesa) — La Mesa Sunrise Rotary Club invites you to their FUNdraiser bowling event on Friday, May 10 from 5:30 to 8:45 p.m. at Parkway Bowl, 1280 Fletcher Parkway in El Cajon.  

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CAJON VALLEY APPOINTS LILY SCHWORM TO FILL VACANCY ON SCHOOL BOARD

By Miriam  Raftery

April 24, 2024 (El Cajon)—The Cajon Valley Union School District’s board of trustees voted during a special meeting April 22 to appoint Emily “Lily” Schworm to fill the vacancy on the board left by the resignation of Jo Alegria.

A bilingual education teacher, Schworm previously ran for El Cajon City Council in 2012. In an interview then with East County Magazine, Schworm said she has taught in the Cajon Valley, La Mesa-Spring Valley and South Bay school districts before choosing to homeschool her children..

In her application for the position, she describes herself as an "extremely invested parent and an experience teacher" who has resided in El Cajon most of her life.

She has also been an active volunteer with Foothills Christian Church including mentoring at-risk youths, after-school groups and more.


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