Construction on Sycuan infrastructure project begins

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

KCM Group has announced it has begun construction on the Sycuan Reservation Infrastructure project. The project will improve the main access road and utilities that serve tribal residences and tribal health services. The project involves a comprehensive upgrade to road systems, utility services and open space, according to KCM Group, the construction management firm providing on-site construction management on behalf of the tribe.
The main road will be realigned and widened to provide safer and more convenient access to homes and services. Extensive utility upgrades include new domestic water service, converting individual propane service to domestic gas, and converting septic systems to community sewer service, new reclaimed water lines, and a new sewer lift station. The project also includes undergrounding power and communications services. Electrical service panels at each residence will be replaced, new energy efficient appliances will be installed, and new driveways will be provided at each residence.
In addition, the project includes extensive landscaping featuring a palate of native plants, a new pocket community park for Tribal homeowners, and a community orchard. Construction is scheduled to be complete in early 2015. Southland Paving of El Cajon is the general contractor.