El Cajon


Royale Energy reaches development agreement

El Cajon-based Royale Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: ROYL) announced it has reached an agreement with a major independent exploration and production company to develop 1,300 acres in the Sacramento Basin Grimes Field.


County adds third chopper to firefighting fleet

San Diego County is adding a third helicopter to its firefighting fleet, beefing up regional air support in time for the fall wildfire season.


Four units in El Cajon sold for $761,000

ACI Apartments has announced the recent sale of a four-unit complex in El Cajon. The 2,904-square-foot property, located at 532-538 E. Lexington Ave., was purchased by The Wendy Walker Sommars Trust for $761,000.


Apartment on Magnolia in El Cajon sold for $1.1M


Motel on E. Main in El Cajon sold

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Visitor Information

The El Cajon valley nestles below the San Diego foothills and its name means "big box." The friars at San Diego Mission used this geography to their advantage to pasture their cattle. The hills kept the cattle from wandering and provided watershed.

After the missions were secularized, the valley land was given to Dona Maria Antonio Estudillo, wife of Don Miguel de Pedrorena to fulfill a debt of the government. That grant included the area that eventually developed into Santee, Bostonia, Glenview, Johnstown, El Cajon and part of Grossmont. 

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Business Information

El Cajon is a diverse business community that includes a downtown that bills itself as "East County's Cultural Zone," Parkway Plaza, a leading shopping area with over 200 stores and restaurants as well as a number of light manufacturing companies.  The area is also home to the El Cajon Speedway and two community colleges.  The goal of the city is to build a vital economy from this diversity that will offer opportunities to all income and age levels.

Unlike some other areas of the county, El Cajon is built out and does not have large tracts of open land available for development.  New construction is either built on vacant lots or involves the rehabilitation of older buildings and sections of the city.  For the last seven years the El Cajon Community Development Corp. has been leading the efforts to redevelop and revitalize the downtown historic district centered around Main and Magnolia.

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El Cajon Businesses

Casteel Accident Reconstruction

1920 Cordell Ct., Ste. 102
El Cajon, CA
  • Accident Investigation/Reconstruction

AA Auto Repair

140 W Bradley Ave.
El Cajon, CA
  • Automobile Repairing & Servicing
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Revitalizing Main Street pays dividends for San Diego communities

El Cajon's revitalized downtown area benefits from the National and California Main Street Programs. 

Movie Theaters

2951 Jamacha Rd.
El Cajon, CA, 92019
405 Parkway Plaza
El Cajon, CA, 92020

To find a movie theater outside this area, check the Source Movie Section.

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