City of El Cajon, CA

01/04/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/04/2019 16:16

What's Happening in El Cajon

Posted: January 4, 2019

Special Activities & Events:

Antique Show

If you love antiques, don't miss the Antique & Collectible Show in El Cajon:

  • Date: Wednesday, January 9
  • Location: Unity Church Hall, 311 Highland Avenue, El Cajon

A great collection of antiques, from artwork to jewelry, also offering $5 per item appraisals. There's free parking and admission, but if you need more information, please call (619) 368-2055. Antique Shows are held the second Wednesday of the month.

East County Art Association Art Show at Wieghorst Museum

The Art Association member Art Show will be from January 8 through February 2, Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wieghorst Museum, 131 Rea Avenue, east of Magnolia Avenue.

On Saturday, January 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. antique's appraiser Craig Helm will be available to do appraisals. The cost is $5.00 per item with a maximum of 3 items per person. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the museum.

Contact the Museum for more information at (619) 590-3431, or online at www.wieghorstmuseum.org.

Holiday Tree Pick-up or Drop-Off Services

El Cajon and Santee customers: Customers are asked to cut and place their tree in their green waste cart. Tree pick-up will begin on residents' normally scheduled collection day from now through January 11.

Convenient and free tree drop off is available at the El Cajon Transfer Station for Waste Management residential customers without green waste cart services and for those who prefer to drop off their tree. The El Cajon Transfer Station is located at 925 O'Conner Avenue in El Cajon, just southwest of the intersection of Bradley Avenue and Johnson Avenue. Christmas trees will be accepted from now through January 11 during the hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays.

Residents are asked to remove all decorations, including tinsel, lights, ornaments and tree stands, cut their trees and place them inside their green waste cart. Please note that flocked trees cannot be recycled.

East County Art Association Art Show at Wieghorst Museum

The Art Association member Art Show will be from January 8 through February 2, Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wieghorst Museum, 131 Rea Avenue east of Magnolia Avenue.

On Saturday, January 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. antique's appraiser Craig Helm will be available to do appraisals. The cost is $5.00 per item with a maximum of 3 items per person. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the museum.

Contact the Museum for more information at (619) 590-3431, or online at www.wieghorstmuseum.org.

Applications Sought for City of El Cajon Commissions

For those seeking community involvement, the City of El Cajon City Council is accepting applications for several Commissions and Committees. Vacancies are available for; the Gillespie Field Development Council, Personnel, Planning, Public Safety Facility Financing Oversight and Veteran's Commissions. The filing period is open throughJanuary 14, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. Applications are available in the City Clerk's Office and on the City's website at https://www.cityofelcajon.us/your-government/commissions. All applicants will be interviewed on January 22, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers, 200 Civic Center Way, El Cajon, CA 92020. For additional information, call the City Clerk's Office at (619) 441-1763.

Tea by the Sea Is Set for January 19

St. Madeleine Sophie's Center will be holding their annual Tea by the Sea fundraiser.

  • Date: Saturday, January 19
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: The Marine Room, 2000 Spindrift Drive in La Jolla.

Delicious seafood & French fare in a chic setting. Proceeds benefit the unique activities and outings provided to SMSC students. Tickets are $135 per guest, and $1,350 for a table of ten - hurry, limited seating! Price includes valet parking. To RSVP, please call (619) 442-5129, ext. 352, or purchase tickets online at www.stmsc.org.

Celebrate the 2018 Citizen of the Year - February 5

The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will hold their Annual Citizen of the Year Luncheon!

  • Date: Tuesday, February 5th
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: El Cajon Elks Lodge, 1400 E. Washington Avenue.

Cost per person is $20. For more information, please contact the Chamber office at (619) 440-6161.

Free Disaster Preparedness Classes

Will you know what to do in the case of a wildfire, a home fire, or earthquake? The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness and the hazards that may impact the area they live. These FREE CERT lessons will train you in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Applications are now being accepted. For more information or to register, visit the Heartland Fire website at www.heartlandfire.org and look under 'Emergency Prep.' The East County CERT Academy begins Saturday, March 23. For more information call (619) 667-1471.

The Winter Recreation Guide Is Now Available

See all the great programs offered by the City of El Cajon Recreation Department by picking up a copy of the new winter recreation guide at any of the El Cajon Recreation centers or in the lobby of City Hall, 200 Civic Center Way. You can also see the winter guide online at www.elcajonrec.org. For more information or to register, please call (619) 441-1754.

Two Important Surveys You Can Help With:

If You Work and/or Live in El Cajon the City Invites Your Input

On your job and at home, we know that you see and hear about the needs of the residents of our City. The City is seeking input to evaluate and determine the priorities for spending our federal grant funds reserved for low-income families and individuals over the next five years. Your input is valuable, and we would ask to take a moment to complete the online survey.

The City of El Cajon receives approximately $1,300,000 in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and $450,000 in HOME Investment Partnership grants each year for housing and community development projects. The City wants its residents to have input in how the City programs this money, which may only be used to benefit low and moderate income areas or persons. Please assist us by filling out the survey.

City of El Cajon Resident Survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ElCajon_English_Spanish

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ElCajon_Arabic

If you prefer, written comments can be submitted to: [email protected].

The City Drafts a Climate Action Plan and You Can Help

The City of El Cajon is currently underway with the development of a Climate Action Plan, a policy document intended to establish the City's sustainable strategies. Identifying sustainable strategies for the City is a way to establish standards that can help improve El Cajon's quality of life.

What are sustainable strategies? Sustainable strategies are activities that help preserve natural resources, reduce our carbon footprint, and make a better environment. Sustainable strategies might include; using separate trash and recycle bins to ensure proper disposal of waste, installing photovoltaic panels to use a renewable energy source, carpooling with coworkers or offering vanpool to employees to reduce air pollution, planting trees to produce clean oxygen, upgrading to efficient fixtures for light and water to conserve resources.

How can you participate in the process? If you're a business owner, property owner, resident, and/or non-profit organization who is interested in being featured in our sustainable strategies articles, please let us know by calling (619) 441-1742 or emailing [email protected]. Keep up with the latest news on the CAP development by visiting www.cityofelcajon.us/cap.

General Information:

  • January 11 - Alternate Friday closure for El Cajon City offices. Please go to www.cityofelcajon.us for a full calendar of office hours for City offices during 2019.
  • January 21 - City offices will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
  • January 22 - El Cajon City Council Meetings are at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., as needed. Meetings are held in the Council Chamber at 200 Civic Center Way. For more information, and to view the full agenda online, please visit www.cityofelcajon.us.

Mark your calendar for the following events:

  • March 3 - 7th Annual St. Patrick's Day Half Marathon - Sunday, 7 a.m. Register now for the St. Patrick's Day Half Marathon, 5K Run/Walk, Green Mile, and Tribes & Clans competition. The Half Marathon begins at 198 West Main Street, in Downtown El Cajon, near the El Cajon Arch. Funds raised benefit several East County charities. Visit www.stpatricksdayhalf.com for more information, to register or to volunteer. Hosted by the Run East County Foundation.
  • May 18 - 6th Annual El Cajon's America on Main Street! The theme is 'Out of this World' celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Lunar Landing. Three stages of live entertainment, amusement rides and attractions, food and crafts! In Downtown El Cajon from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visit www.AmericaOnMainStreet.org.

Stay Informed on all City Events, City Services & Meetings

Visit the City of El Cajon's website at www.cityofelcajon.us. Register now for the 'E-NOTIFICATION' system and select the information you would like to receive email notifications about, such as news releases and upcoming events. Also, find links and information for various City departments and services. Sign up today!

*This event column is courtesy of Monica Zech, Public Information Officer for the City of El Cajon - (619) 441-1737 or [email protected].