El Cajon, CA
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Red, white and blue honored at the annual La Mesa Flag Day Parade

  • “We’re selling pizza by the slice down the block,” a young boy says to passersby on the crowded main street of downtown El Cajon as the aroma of sizzling food wafts overhead. Wrapped up in May Gray, the chilly Saturday afternoon hosts young and old alike at the America on Main Street celebration on May 19.

    On one end of Main Street, food carts lined the sidewalks and a large children’s slide worms its way up the skyline. The drifting current of the crowd led past community booths, music stages and tabling political candidates.

  • The Sycuan Casino held its topping off ceremony on Tuesday morning, May 22, a little more than a year after breaking ground on the new hotel lobby.

    Following a short ceremony, which included a blessing from Tribal Elder George Prietto and bird singing led by several members of the Sycuan tribe, tribal leaders signed the top beam before it was lifted into place.

    General Manager of Sycuan Casino John Dinius said the construction of the 12-story hotel is right on track.

  • A normally low-profile, countywide political race that often falls under the radar for many voters this year features incumbent Ernie Dronenburg, seeking his third term the office of San Diego County assessor-recorder-clerk, and San Diego ethics attorney Matt Strabone is the challenger.

    Dronenburg was first elected to the office in 2010 and re-elected in June 2014 by a 28-point spread. With only two candidates in the nonpartisan race, whoever receives more than 50 percent of the vote on June 5 will be declared the winner.