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The city of El Cajon is located in southwestern California, very close to the US-Mexican border. In Spanish the term "cajón" means "box" or "drawer." El Cajon is a reference to the surrounding mountainous landscape that seems to enclose the city which sits in a valley. Due to its Spanish origins, the city has earned the nickname "The Big Box." Notable residents of El Cajon have included Rolling Stones rock critic Lester Bangs and actor Ryan Hansen (Party Down, Veronica Mars).

Population: 64869
Local Newspapers: The San Diego Union-Tribune
Local Sports Teams: San Diego Chargers (NFL) San Diego Padres (MLB)
Local Colleges: Grossmont College

Zip Codes associated with el cajon, california: 92019 92020 92021
Towns/Cities near el cajon, california : Santee La Mesa Spring Valley Lemon Grove Granite Hills Winter Gardens

El Cajon News
Mother Goose Parade Arrives in El Cajon Sunday

The parade abounds with balloons of beloved cartoon characters, including the Cheshire Cat, Humpty Dumpty and, of course, Mother Goose herself. Local marching bands, law enforcement, firefighters, military, local organizations and much more will also parade down the street.

Woman crossing Interstate 8 hit by vehicle, critically hurt

A woman suffered life-threatening injuries when she was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 8 in La Mesa Friday, a fire official said. She was hit about 5:15 p.m. as she was running across the westbound lanes near Jackson Drive, said Heartland Fire & Rescue Capt.

Boy found wandering alone in Encinitas store

A boy believed to be 3 or 4 years old was found alone inside a Michael's store in Encinitas about noon Thursday. Authorities are looking for his parents.

Suspect Arrested for Attempted Homicide in El Cajon

El Cajon police have arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting and attempted homicide of a victim in the East County community over the weekend. Jaquis Holiday, 19, was booked into jail Wednesday afternoon as a suspect in the shooting, which took place just after 9:45 p.m. Saturday at the corner of E. Washington Avenue and Jamacha Road.

Motorcyclist killed in Mission Valley freeway crash

A motorcyclist died after crashing on a freeway transition lane in Mission Valley Wednesday night, the California Highway Patrol said. The single-vehicle collision occurred about 9:30 p.m. on the sharp curve from northbound state Route 163 to eastbound Interstate 8, the CHP said.

Two arrests made in Scripps Ranch burglary

Two young men were arrested last week in connection with a burglary at a Scripps Ranch home, San Diego police said Wednesday. The men, ages 18 and 22, also were identified as suspects in a break-in at a La Mesa residence, but no other information about that case was available.

Business Fire in El Cajon

A fire at an El Cajon business has closed Magnolia Avenue from W. Bradley Avenue to Greenfield, police and firefighters said Wednesday. California Highway Patrol officers were called to the report of a fire in an equipment yard at 7:15 a.m. the location of the business is just east of Magnolia Avenue and west of State Route 67, south of W. Bradley Avenue.

Woman in stolen car escapes with child after police chase

San Diego police recovered a stolen car that was abandoned in Lemon Grove after blowing a tire in a crash during a pursuit. The female driver ditched the crippled sedan and escaped into the neighborhood with a child who was in the car.

San Diego's only commercial marijuana grower to greatly expand production

Lincoln Fish, chief executive officer of Outco, is preparing to more than double the production of marijuana at the company's site in El Cajon. Lincoln Fish, chief executive officer of Outco, is preparing to more than double the production of marijuana at the company's site in El Cajon.

Pursuit of stolen car ends east of El Cajon

A pursuit of a stolen car ended east of El Cajon early Monday when the driver pulled over after going over a spike strip on the freeway. The 16-mile chase ended around 1:52 a.m. just west of Los Coches Road when the driver pulled over the white Toyota Scion after its front passenger tire deflated.

Supreme Court Takes On Case About Free Speech And Abortion

After California passed the Reproductive FACT Act in 2015, a number of anti-abortion pregnancy clinics filed lawsuits. The Supreme Court says it will consider the law in its upcoming session.

El Cajon police investigating attempted homicide

Investigators are trying to determine if the shooting was related to a traffic collision also reported in the area on East Washington Avenue near South Third Street around 9:45 p.m., said police Lt. Jason Taub.

Duo deny role in special circumstance homicides

Special circumstance charges were added Nov. 3 against a Chula Vista man and his friend who are both charged with killing two men in 2011 and 2013 which allegedly benefited a criminal street gang. Multiple murders and lying in wait were the special circumstances filed against Donte Jerome Haddock, 26, of Chula Vista, and Anthony Constantin Frank, 26, of El Cajon.

Not-guilty plea in double stabbing case

A man accused in a pair of apparently random stabbing attacks that seriously wounded two women in quick succession in El Cajon and in unincorporated La Mesa pleaded not guilty today to attempted murder and other charges. Patrick Douglas, 51, allegedly attacked the victims for unknown reasons early Tuesday morning, leaving them lying bleeding at strip malls, then led authorities on a reckless high-speed road chase into Dulzura, where he abandoned his car and made a failed attempt to escape on foot into rugged back- country terrain, authorities said.

Pedestrian struck and killed by pickup truck in Alpine

The fatal accident in the 1200 block of Tavern Road occurred shortly after 4 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. Two tourists from Utah who visited San Diego this summer say they believe they contracted hepatitis A on their trip.

Roofer rescued after dangling from building in University City

Rescue crews were called to the 7600 block of Palmilla Drive around 2:15 p.m. where the man was found hanging from his safety harness from the four-story building. It took San Diego Fire-Rescue personnel over a half hour to get him down from 40 feet in the air.

Suspect in Stabbings Served Time for Prior Violent Attacks

Patrick Douglas, 51, is accused in the strange stabbings of two women in El Cajon and unincorporated La Mesa Tuesday NBC 7's Artie Ojeda has the latest on an early morning crime spree in the East County. A man accused of stabbing two women in two separate attacks in San Diego's East County has a criminal history of violence and previously served 16 years behind bars for other offenses.

Ex-Uber driver who plead guilty to rape, assaulting women to be sentenced

A former Uber driver who admitted to raping a female passenger and sexually assaulting more than a dozen others will be sentenced Wednesday afternoon. In August, 53-year-old John Sanchez pleaded guilty to all 34 charges against him, including rape and sodomy of an unconscious person, on the day his case was to go to trial.

Mikhail Baryshnikov poster: "Don't come back"

The House Where Nobody Lives sits out on Fuerte Drive in El Cajon. Kids sometimes visit at night to scare themselves: "Don't come back" has been scratched into the black-and-white poster of a shirtless and twisting Mikhail Baryshnikov that lies outside the back door.

Animal Black Market: Rescuing exotic animals form the black market

Animal Black Market: Rescuing exotic animals form the black mark - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8 SAN DIEGO The illegal wildlife trafficking business is estimated to bring in between eight and ten billion dollars per year. This past summer, Border Patrol agents seized a tiger cub at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry after two men tried to smuggle it into the United States from Mexico.

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