Free shredding from SDCCU this Saturday, Oct. 22 in El Cajon

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.

by Rick Griffin

San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution has announced that free shredding services will be available from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 22, at its El Cajon branch located at 312 West Main St. The public is invited to bring a maximum of two boxes containing personal and confidential information to be shredded on the spot at no charge in the parking lot of the SDCCU branch. Boxes must be no larger than approximately 10-by-12-by-15 inches.

Since 2007, when SDCCU began hosting its free Shred Day events, more than 305,000 pounds of confidential, sensitive documents have been shredded on the spot and recycled at no charge, saving approximately 2,790 trees (every 120 pounds shredded represents one saved tree).

“SDCCU is happy to provide this shred day service to our local communities as part of our 2011 Member Appreciation Week activities and ongoing commitment to promote identity theft awareness,” said Teresa Halleck, president/CEO of San Diego County Credit Union. “We are proud to be able to help consumers protect themselves from identity theft. The first rule in preventing identity theft is: if you don’t need it, shred it, and we are here to make that happen. Moving to our online services is a great way to minimize the amount of confidential information you have at home and reduce waste.”