Heartland Fire & Rescue Appoints New Fire Chief
Oct17

Heartland Fire & Rescue Appoints New Fire Chief

The Cities of El Cajon, La Mesa and Lemon Grove, who jointly manage Heartland Fire & Rescue, have selected Steve Swaney as the next Fire Chief.  The City Managers for the three cities (Graham Mitchell of El Cajon, Yvonne Garrett of La Mesa, and Lydia Romero of Lemon Grove) made the announcement that Swaney will begin serving in this capacity on October 20, 2018.  Chief Swaney replaces Colin Stowell, who recently was appointed Fire...

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Heartland Fire & Rescue Hosts Open House Events
Oct04

Heartland Fire & Rescue Hosts Open House Events

In celebration of Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, Heartland Fire & Rescue will host three Fire Open House events in three cities. Fire Open House dates, times and locations are as follows: El Cajon:                   Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 100 E. Lexington Avenue Lemon Grove:         Pancake Breakfast & Open House Saturday, October 13, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Breakfast until 11 a.m.) 7853 Central Avenue La...

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What’s Happening In El Cajon – February 2, 2018
Feb02

What’s Happening In El Cajon – February 2, 2018

Special Activities & Events: Citizen of the Year Luncheon, Tuesday, February 5 The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will hold their Annual Citizen of the Year Luncheon on Monday, February 5, from 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the El Cajon Elks Lodge. Congratulations to Joe Garzanelli! This luncheon is hosted by the El Cajon Valley Lions Club. Cost per person is $20, before January 29; $25 for tickets after January 29th...

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City of El Cajon Launches Campaign to Discourage Panhandling  “Real CHANGE, not Spare Change”
Oct09

City of El Cajon Launches Campaign to Discourage Panhandling “Real CHANGE, not Spare Change”

El Cajon – This week, the City of El Cajon launched a campaign calling for Real change, not spare change. The campaign encourages the public to contribute in meaningful ways to help homeless individuals rather than contributing to panhandling. The City has already begun installing signs around El Cajon that encourage donating to homeless service providers rather than panhandlers. In addition, the East County Chamber of Commerce will...

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Now Accepting Nominations For El Cajon Veteran Of The Year

The City of El Cajon Veterans Commission presents a “Veteran of the Year” Award, recognizing those who go above and beyond in serving their community through their leadership abilities and/or community service in El Cajon, making a big impact on those they serve.  Final selections will be based on dedication, commitment, and demonstrated impact of those served.  If you see, hear, or know of a veteran who has gone the extra mile to...

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El Cajon 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

The City of El Cajon is proud to present the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration! Event visitors can enjoy games, music and spectacular fireworks during the event. The festivities kicks off at 12 p.m. on Tuesday July 4, at Kennedy Park – 1675 East Madison Avenue, El Cajon. Attractions and activities include: Food vendors                                              12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Crafts, fun family games and a “kiddie...

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Elvis Tribute At The Next “Dinner & a Concert”

At the next Friday night Dinner & a Concert on June 30, it’s an Elvis Tribute by “Scot Bruce” from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Don’t miss the 2017 season of “Dinner & a Concert” at the Prescott Promenade, 201 E. Main Street, now through September 29. Arrive early to dine at one of many great restaurants downtown, or bring your picnic and lawn chairs.  These free concerts are brought to you by the Downtown El Cajon Business...

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The Next Cajon Classic Cruise Car Show Is June 28
Jun24

The Next Cajon Classic Cruise Car Show Is June 28

See beautiful classic vehicles during the 2017 Season of Cajon Classic Cruise Car Shows every Wednesday night, now through October 25. The theme of the June 28 car show is “American Muscle!”  Car shows are on East Main Street between Magnolia and Claydelle Avenues, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  This popular car show is held in the area of the Prescott Promenade in Downtown El Cajon and is hosted by the Downtown El Cajon Business...

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Visit The Knox House Museum

The Knox House Museum, located at 280 North Magnolia, in El Cajon, will be open for tours the FIRST and THIRD Saturdays of the month between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Admission is free! Come and tour the oldest commercial building in El Cajon and learn a little more about El Cajon’s rich history. Group Tours are available. If you are interested in reserving a group tour, please phone (619) 444-3800 and leave a...

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Nominations Being Accepted For El Cajon’s 2016 “Citizen of the Year”

Each year El Cajon’s civic, service, and fraternal organizations select the El Cajon “Citizen of the Year” from the many people in El Cajon who contribute to El Cajon through years of volunteer civic and community service. Active community groups, or individuals, can nominate a candidate for the “Citizen of the Year” by sending a representative of your organization to the Selection Committee meetings. Your Nomination must be submitted...

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