El Cajon


East County Chamber breakfast to support toy drive

The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will host its upcoming First Friday Breakfast starting at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 5 at the Ronald Reagan Community Center, 195 E. Douglas Ave., El Cajon.


Thomas Jefferson School of Law to offer free legal advice in El Cajon

The Thomas Jefferson School of Law's Center for solo practitioners will be offering free legal services to residents of El Cajon this month and next month.


Bank on Fletcher in EC

The lessee in the Deal of the Week was represented by Brad Jones and Grant Gardner, of CBRE (NYSE: CBG). The lessor was represented by Tim Kerrigan, also of CBRE.


Bank on Fletcher in EC


Incumbent mayors win in El Cajon, Vista, but not Poway, La Mesa

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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

Cal Auctions

1900 Weld Blvd., 115
El Cajon, CA
  • Auction Services
  • Estate Sales
  • Liquidations

Milholland Solar & Electric

1475 North Cuyamaca St.
El Cajon, CA
  • Alternative Energy
  • Contractors - Electrical
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Services & Maintenance
  • Electrical Vehicle Chargers
  • Home Energy Audits
  • Solar Panels
  • Solar Residential Development
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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. 

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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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Green Apple Day of Service at Pepper Drive School

Reporter Carlos Rico visits Pepper Drive School for the U.S. Green Building Council's inaugural Green Apple Day of Service, where more than 60 volunteers lent a helping hand and learned about sustainability.

Upcoming Events

Small Business Saturday

Sat, Nov 29
Sophie's Art Gallery
El Cajon
Small Business Saturday - The gallery will be offering deals. Good for any rounds ups you might be doing on local SBS.

Holiday Judges Reception

Wed, Dec 3
5:00pm 7:00pm
Ronald Reagan Community Center
El Cajon
East County Chapter Holiday Judges Recpetion.

First Friday Breakfast

Fri, Dec 5
Ronald Reagan Community Center
El Cajon
Attendees are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy, valued at $10 or more, for the 39th annual East County Toy & Food Drive benefiting the Salvation Army. Anyone bringing a toy will receive an entry form for a drawing to be held that morning. The drawing prize is an overnight stay at Viejas Hotel, plus food and gaming vouchers. In addition, Joe Garzanelli with Keller Williams Realty will give away $250 to a lucky member who is present and names will be drawn until a winner is selected. Cost to attend the Chamber breakfast is $20 per person for members, $25 per person for non-members. RSVPs are requested prior to Dec. 1. For more information and to RSVP, contact Sarah McCorkle at sarahm@eastchountychamber.org.

Create Your Life

Tue, Dec 9
9:30am 12:30pm
Grossmont College
El Cajon
This event provides efficient information for adult reentry students who are thinking of returning to college or attend college for the first time to upgrade skills or re-career.

Senator Anderson's Holiday Legislative Open House

Wed, Dec 10
6:00pm 8:00pm
Toyota of El Cajon
El Cajon
The holiday season is a time to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year. This open house will provide you with the opportunity to receive a 2014 legislative update and submit your ideas to improve the state government.
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