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Real men at Wilson Middle School, SDSU, El Cajon City Council

Forget toxic masculinity

It’s early Friday morning in City Heights. Nearly 30 boys flock to Wilson Middle School an hour before school starts to spend time with their mentor Roosevelt Johnson. They enter his classroom and greet one ...

The unsolved case of La Mesa's Jamie Peters

Maybe those bones are my son

Nearly 31 years ago, Jamie Peters walked into his mother’s home in La Mesa and dropped off his house keys. It was a brief nighttime visit. He paused long enough to look around the familiar ...

Kidnapping halted in El Cajon

Kids, bystander, finally police intervene

Friday, June 14, 4:40 pm. I got off the bus in El Cajon at Washington and Magnolia. From a distance I see what I think is a grandmother, mother and children crossing the street. We ...

Burning Beard vests its star tasting room manager with ownership

Shannon Lynette gets a piece of the brand she’s helped build

When she first walked in to Burning Beard Brewing Co., Shannon Lynette says she wasn’t there looking for work. But she was between beer industry jobs, mulling a few offers, and contemplating a move back ...

Le Caramel, straight from le source

Thriving East County candy maker serves waffles on Wednesday

In case you woke up this morning wondering where is the best place in the county to get exquisite French caramel, I’m here to tell you: it’s El Cajon. Don’t look surprised. Only a few ...

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Sweet Water River Bridge, El Cajon

El Cajon Sunset from Mt. Helix

Air Group One El Cajon

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