Utility rate hike hearing scheduled 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

The California Public Utilities Commission will conduct a public hearing on San Diego Gas & Electric’s general rate case at 2 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the El Cajon City Hall Council Chambers, 200 E. Main St. If SDG&E’s rate revenue increase is approved as filed, residential customers would see roughly a 3 percent increase, or $4.32 based on an average monthly usage of 500 kilowatt hours of electricity and 33 therms of natural gas, while small commercial and industrial customers would see roughly a 7 percent increase, or $37.66 based on average monthly use of 1,500 kilowatt hours of electricity and 300 therms of natural gas.