Hillside Recreation Center Has A New Look

Renovated Hillside Recreation Center.

EL CAJON—City officials and dignitaries are expected to attend the grand re-opening of the Hillside Recreation Center slated for October 21. The event will kick-off at 4 p.m.with welcoming words from the mayor, city council, and staff. Festivities will include live music, a dance performance by the TNT Performing Company, a photo booth, kid’s crafts, […]

Authorities Search For Missing Woman With Alzheimer’s

Sally Estabrook

JULIAN—A 75-year old woman with Alzheimer’s walked away from a campground in Julian, and has not returned, a Sheriff’s spokesman said on Saturday. Sally Estabrook was last seen on October 4, around 4 p.m. at the Pinezanita RV Park and Campgrounds located in the 4400 block of Highway 79. When Estabrook’s husband finished taking a […]

Investigators Search For Arsonist Who Torched House

SANTEE—Detectives are searching for an arsonist who deliberately burned a house earlier this month in Santee. On October 2 at 5:08 pm, a house fire occurred at 10320 Prospect Avenue. The residence is located on the north/east corner of Prospect Ave., and Cottonwood Avenue. Detectives from the Sheriff’s Department Bomb/Arson Unit have determined that the […]

Man Tries To Lure Alpine Girl Into His Car

Description of suspect who approached an Alpine juvenile female.

ALPINE—Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who tried to lure a 12 year-old Alpine girl to his car. The incident happened on September 12 around 4 p.m. in the 2000 block of Arnold Way in Alpine. The girl’s mother called the Sheriff’s department to report the incident on Monday. The girl told deputies she […]

El Cajon Police Citizen’s Academy Accepting Applications

EL CAJON–The El Cajon Police Department is now accepting applications for the next 2014 Citizen’s Police Academy. The Citizen’s Police Academy is a ten-week program that allows members of the community to learn how their police department functions. Students attending these weekly classes will see presentations from various divisions within the Police Department and participate […]

El Cajon To Negotiation Tenant Agreement With The Rock Church

EL CAJON–Last night, the El Cajon City Council voted unanimously to authorize the City Manager to enter into exclusive negotiations with the Rock Church on a long-term tenant agreement for limited use of the East County Performing Arts Center. This action will facilitate the reopening of the East County Performing Arts Center (ECPAC) in a […]

Authorities Conduct Trolley Enforcement Sweep

SAN DIEGO–The Rancho San Diego and Lemon Grove Sheriff’s Station, along with Officers with MTS continued “Operation Lemon Drop in support of the Sheriff’s Operation Safe Communities. The multi-agency enforcement and probation compliance sweep occurred in the city of Lemon Grove and centered on the Main Street Trolley and San Altos Trolley stations. Deputies and […]

Gov. Brown Appoints New Administrator At CalVet’s Chula Vista Veterans Home


SACRAMENTO–On Thursday, Governor Brown appointed Lael Hepworth from Orting, WA, as administrator at the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) Veterans Home of California, Chula Vista. “We are pleased to have Mr. Hepworth join our Veterans Homes team,” said CalVet Undersecretary, Veterans Homes Diane Vanderpot. “He brings with him many years of senior health care experience […]

Police Target Criminals In Operation Trolley

Law enforcement question some trolley riders at the Iris Street station as part of Stonegarden Southern Trolley Operation on Saturday.

SAN DIEGO–Authorities from multiple agencies arrested 29 people Saturday as part of an operation focused around a South Bay trolley station. “The goal of the Stonegarden Southern Trolley Operation is to enhance public safety in the border region by enforcing laws, and probation supervision conditions in and around those areas of San Diego County,” said […]

Man Found Dead At El Cajon Hotel

EL CAJON—A 28 year-old man was found stabbed to death in a room at the Villa Embasadora Hotel, El Cajon police said on Wednesday. At 7:15 p.m., officers responded to a 911 call of a possible fight at the hotel. When officers arrived, they found a black male unresponsive and bleeding. The victim was transported […]