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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
Construction Prompts I-8 and SR-67 Nighttime Closures

Parts of State Route 67 and Interstate 8 will be closed overnight on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week as construction crews continue work on the Caltrans Interstate 8 Pavement Rehabilitation Project plan. The closures will be at the southbound SR-67 connector to the west and eastbound I-8 interchange in the City of El Cajon, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Detours will be placed at the SR-67 westbound to I-8, directing motorists to the Mollison Avenue off-ramp.

TV show examines El Cajon man's 2015 disappearance

After almost two years, the family of Elijah ''Bear'' Diaz, who continue to search for clues in the young man's disappearance, are hopeful that a nationally-televised program, ''Disappeared,'' will help them find answers and bring Bear home. The program will share the story of Bear, missing since August 2015 from El Cajon, Calif., who was twenty years old at the time of his disappearance and is a member of the Barona Band of Mission Indians.

Young Man's 2015 Disappearance Still a Mystery

Some family members of Elijah "Bear" Diaz are hopeful the show will lead them to him. His grandfather, however, told NBC 7's Steven Luke that he's accepted that Bear likely won't be found alive.

Semi-truck driver obliviously drags car after crash in El Cajon pass

A car was dragged for almost a mile after being hit by a semi-truck on Interstate 5 in the El Cajon pass. A car was dragged for almost a mile after being hit by a semi-truck on Interstate 5 in the El Cajon pass.

El Cajon Toxic Plume Investigation Turned Over to DTSC

An investigation into a toxic plume in an El Cajon neighborhood has been turned over to California's Department of Toxic Substance Control . The San Diego Water Board is testing the air and ground soil along Greenfield Drive in El Cajon, because toxic plumes from an old aerospace plant may have contaminated the area.

Fly on board a Wwii B-17 Flying Fortress

The B-17 Flying Fortress,"Madras Maiden" taxis down the ramp at Gillespie Field in el Cajon. The aircraft will be open to the public and available for flights and ground tours on Saturday & Sunday April 22-23.

Historic WWII Bomber Visits San Diego

If you look up into the sky this week you may catch a glimpse of a rare visitor roaring above the East County. The "Madras Maiden", a Boeing B-17 bomber, arrived at Gillespie Field in El Cajon Monday as part of a national tour.

For El Cajon's Chaldeans, an Easter blessing: freedom to worship without fear

At St. Michael's, one of El Cajon 's two Chaldean Catholic churches, Aboona encountered bumper-to-bumper traffic, a jam-packed parking lot and an overflow crowd of worshippers. "There was no room to park," said Raied Aqrawi, 51, through an interpreter.

Police search for man in Grantville canyon

An officer spotted the man on a blue bicycle traveling south on Mission Gorge Road toward the Grantville trolley station about 3:40 p.m. He may have a warrant out for his arrest, police said. The man ditched the bike and ran into a ravine along Interstate 8 and Fairmount Avenue.

Bill would ban leasing of dogs and cats

Anthony and Francoise Claessens entered the Oceanside Puppy pet store earlier this month looking to purchase a Bichon Frise puppy just days after losing their 7-year-old dog of the same breed. They left not as new dog owners, but saddled with a 27-mo Anthony and Francoise Claessens entered the Oceanside Puppy pet store earlier this month looking to purchase a Bichon Frise puppy just days after losing their 7-year-old dog of the same breed.

One American town. Many different ways of being American.

Photographer Dania Maxwell and I were recently in El Cajon, California, a predominantly working-class San Diego suburb with a large and growing Middle East immigrant community, to explore the ever-contentious topic of what it means to be American, in the wake of President Trump's recent efforts to redefine who belongs in this country and who doesn't. Nour Abtini, back center, 14, dances hip-hop with friends during the lunch-hour at Emerald Steam Magnet Middle School in El Cajon, Calif.

Swedish Businessman Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Enterprise

A businessman from Sweden plead guilty Thursday to an international racketeering enterprise at an El Cajon casino where he engaged in illegal sports bookmaking and related criminal activity, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. Petter Magnus Karlsson provided funding to Sanders Bruce Segal, a lead defendant in this case, for a bookmaking operation that collected illegal sports bets from customers across the Southern District of California and the District of Arizona at the Lucky Lady Casino and Card Room.

Gwyneth Paltrow wines and dines around San Francisco

Actress and lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow dined across San Francisco on Wednesday, stopping by Petit Crenn, SFMOMA, Mister Jiu's, and Boba Guys. Actress and lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow dined across San Francisco on Wednesday, stopping by Petit Crenn, SFMOMA, Mister Jiu's, and Boba Guys.

El Cajon woman run over by egg-throwers: 'My life is ruined.'

An El Cajon woman whose foot was crushed when she was pelted with eggs and run over by unknown attackers in an SUV said her injury has put her in a wheelchair and devastated her life. Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible, $4,000 of which was provided by Kate's father, Roy McConnaughey.

Man Attempts to Abduct 3-Year-Old Walking with Mom: PD

The incident happened on Tuesday between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. in the parking lot of a Wal Mart located at 605 Fletcher Parkway in El Cajon, police said. El Cajon police are looking for a man who reportedly attempted to abduct a 3-year-old girl walking with her mom in a Wal Mart parking lot.

Attempted kidnapping reported in El Cajon

A woman told police she and her 3-year-old daughter were walking away from their vehicle in a parking lot at the shopping center in the 600 block of Fletcher Parkway when a stranger in tan shorts and black flip-flops tried to kidnap one or both of them early Tuesday afternoon. The mother described the would-be kidnapper as a balding, middle-aged, roughly 6-foot-2-inch, 225-pound Middle Eastern man with a potbelly and "dirty blond" hair, Lt.

The Red Bull Air Race returns to San Diego

The San Diego Board of Supervisors is taking steps to protect the county's multi-million dollar citrus crop. They're forming a special district to eradicate a pest that can transmit a devastating disease.

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