Jamul

Behind the Border Fire fire wall

"We know that quite a lot of animals were left behind."

Behind the lines at the Border Fire, neighbors, volunteers, county animal-control crews, and Border Patrol agents are caring for the animals left behind during the fire's sudden spread. (Border Fire updates.) While many people evacuated ...

Parrot sniper on the loose

"This is outrageous, this should not be happening.”

On the afternoon of February 24, the last of three wild parrots recently shot in Point Loma and Ocean Beach succumbed to its injuries. Brooke Durham, director of SoCal Parrot, said the parrots’ deaths were ...

Mind the endangered species on McGinty Mountain

Uncommon soils make for rare plants along this trail

McGinty Mountain lies within a collective ecological preserve managed by the Nature Conservancy, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s San Diego National Wildlife Refuge. Several rare and ...

Panoramic views without the crowds

A strenuous climb up unique Sycuan Peak

Put on your sturdiest boots and enjoy this short workout climb near Jamul.

Hiking the Hollenbeck Canyon loop

Discover relics of days gone by

Explore a wildlife area with open grasslands and riparian oak woodlands that once belonged to the last Mexican governor of California.

Emergency equine rescue in Jamul

Neglected stable prompts intervention, now 15 horses up for adoption

Fifteen horses seized from their owner by the county Department of Animal Services are being offered up for adoption today (September 15), according to a report from the county. Beginning last Saturday (September 5) when ...

Unceremoniously dumped

Latest lawsuit to hit Jamul casino comes from Jamul tribal members

A long-controversial casino under construction in Jamul has found a new set of opponents: members of the tribe building it. Local residents have been fighting against the casino for over a decade. More recent attempts ...

Jamul, the state's street-pizzeria

Study says drought may be motivating animals to cross roads

The rural East County community of Jamul has garnered some statewide attention: the stretch of Highway 94 that runs from Rancho San Diego east toward Dulzura was ranked by researchers at UC Davis as one ...

California rules

Native American casino operations have moved into non-gaming exploits

According to a report released Monday, March 30, by Orange County–based economist Alan Meister, Indian gaming was a $23.8 billion business in 2013, the most recent year for which comprehensive figures are available. Nearly a ...

Biking the Great Western Loop

This East County route should be on every S.D. cycler's list.

A few friends and I went riding East County's Great Western Loop on a clear November morning. The GWL is a popular rural cycling route along Willow Glen, Dehesa, Japatul, Lyons Valley Roads and Jamul ...

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