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Cajon Classic Cruise – Muscle Cars

Jones’ Measure to Create Consistency in California Law Signed by the Governor Sacramento – Senator Jones (R-Santee) is wasting no time getting his bills to the Governor’s desk. On July 1, two and one-half months before the legislative deadline, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Jones’ Senate Bill 308 that corrects current law to create consistency between trust instruments and wills. It passed both houses without any no votes. Jones commented, “I am proud to get this bill signed by the Governor so early in our legislative session. I was sent to the State Capitol to do the job and make a difference for my constituents and all Californians.” He continued, “Whether seeking consen-

sus on common sense measures or speaking out against all the proposed tax hikes, over-regulation of small business, and invasions to our privacy - that’s what I am going to do. I will continue to waste no time in working diligently to represent my constituents by advocating for good legislation and trying to kill the bad.” Senator Brian W. Jones is Chair of the Senate Republican Caucus and was elected to the California State Senate in 2018 representing the 38th Senate District which includes Alpine, Escondido, Lemon Grove, El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee, Poway, San Marcos, Lakeside,

Destination El Cajon FREE concerts on Friday nights in Downtown El Cajon. This Friday, July 12 is Wild Heart with Contemporary Country. Concerts are from 6-8pm at the Prescott Promenade at 201 E. Main Street. Friday, July 19 is Fortunate Son, with a CCR Tribute. For more details on all the upcoming concerts please visit www.downtownelcajon.com. Goovy Van Wednesday is the theme of the next Wednesday car show on July 17. Enjoy the 2019

Season of Cajon Classic Cruise every Wednesday night through October 30. Car shows are from 5-8pm along East Main Street between Magnolia and Claydelle Avenues. This fun event is hosted by the Downtown El Cajon Business Partners. For details, please visit www.downtownelcajon. com, or call (619) 334-3000. The summer recreation guide is available online at www.cityofelcajon.us. Copies of the recreation guide are also available at recre-

El Cajon – Wednesday, July 3 American Muscle was the theme the Wednesday weekly Cajon Classic Cruise hosted by the Downtown El Cajon Business Partners. It was held in downtown El Cajon along East Main Street between Magnolia and Claydelle Avenues. The theme was American Muscle. Sponsors for the event include:

Sycuan, Crowder Racing Products, Sleep Number, ORW, CMP, ECHD, Law Tigers, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Thrill Seekers, S&S Trophies, Henry’s Trailers, Main Streets Donuts & Deli, Arts in Motion, and Taylor Guitars. Photos by Mell Shaer/Community Timres

Valley Center, Rancho Santa Fe, Julian, Ramona, Rancho San Diego, Bonsall, Fallbrook, Borrego Springs, and parts of the City of San Diego. Lea Park-Kim/Communications Director for Senator Brian Jones

. ation centers and in the lobbies of City Hall and the El Cajon Police Department. See all the amazing classes and summer camps! For more information, please call (619) 441-1516. 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 meetings, news releases and upcoming community events.

Hunter Statement on Not Guilty Verdict of Chief Eddie Gallagher WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman Duncan Hunter (CA50) made the following statement on July 2 regarding the not guilty verdict in the case of Chief Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher: “The Gallagher case has been shameful from the start and, while much damage has been done, I am confident that Chief Gallagher, Andrea, their children, and the entire family has the fortitude and determination to rebuild their lives and move on to the next chapter. That being said, the fact that this situation would happen to an American hero is nothing short of a disgrace for the entire military justice system.” “On very circumstantial and limited physical evidence, the Navy felt it appropriate to charge Chief Gallagher with the murder of an ISIS terrorist, accomplishing nothing but destroying the military career of a decorated Navy SEAL and giving every warfighter cause for concern that the nation they serve does not have their back.”

“Let’s review how the Navy prosecution has conducted themselves in this situation. When Chief Gallagher was arrested, his children were pulled from their home in their underwear at gunpoint. Gallagher was placed in solitary confinement and then in a general population with pedophiles and other sexual offenders before being formally charged. He was provided very limited access to his attorney, family and medical treatment for seven months and it literally took an act of the President of the United States to place him in an appropriate confinement environment. The prosecution violated court orders by leaking misleading details to the media and misled the White House and Members of Congress regarding video evidence that actually exonerates Gallagher rather than implicating him. The Navy delayed in providing exculpatory evidence to Gallagher’s defense and then proceeded to embed malware

into emails sent to Gallagher’s defense attorney and the media. Even after the shocking admission on the stand by a witness that it was he who killed the ISIS fighter and not Chief Gallagher, the Navy prosecution still moved forward with this unnecessary trial. The Navy’s actions in this case are shameful, detrimental to good order and adversely affects the morale of our warfighters.” “This not guilty verdict was more than warranted. While this case is now closed, the Navy will still be held accountable for their actions in this matter and I fully intend to continue working to protect America’s warfighters against a military justice system that is more focused on career advancement and sensational headlines as opposed to implementing and exercising the rule of law.” Mike Harrison/District Chief of Staff / Communications Director for Congressman Duncan Hunter

El Cajon Free Summer Movies in the Parks

Enjoy nine (9) “free” summer movies from June through August at various parks in the City of El Cajon! Saturday, July 6 – Fletcher Hills Park – 2345 Center Place – Aquaman – (Pre-register for this movie) Saturday, July 12 – Bill Beck Park – 543 N. Pierce Street – Incredibles 2 Saturday, July 19 – Bostonia Park – 1049 Bostonia Street – Big Hero 6 Saturday, July 26 – Kennedy Park – 1675 East Madison Avenue – Ant Man & the Wasp Friday, August 2 – Renette Park – 935 Emerald Avenue – Spiderman into the Spiderverse Friday, August 6 – Prescott Promenade – 201 E. Main Street – Justice League Saturday, August 17 – Wells Park – 1153 East Madison Avenue - Captain Marvel Enjoy fun activities prior to the start of the movie at nightfall. Schedule subject to change without prior notice. For more information, visit www.elcajonrec.org or call (619) 873-1641.

On The Cover Santee - Thursday, July 4 - The City of Santee and Waste Management presented Santee Salutes to celebrate America’s birthday. It was a giant block party with live music, rides, games, a patriotic ceremony, and a spectacular fireworks show with synchronized music. The all-day event was held at Town Center Community Park-East. Cover: Jay Renard Cover design: Jay Renard / The East Community Times


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El Cajon Flag Program Celebrates Independence Day El Cajon - July 4 – In honor of Independence Day, 175 full size American Flags were erected on Main Street in Downtown El Cajon from Chambers to Ballantyne Streets by Boy Scouts Troop 362. The Scouts had an early start with flags in place by 7 am. After their flag volunteer work, the Boy Scouts were treated to donuts by Joel Scalzitti, owner of Main Street Donuts & Deli who had a few flags flying in front of his business. The El Cajon Flag Program is run by donation only by American Legion Post 303, Boy Scout Troop 362, the City of El Cajon, El Cajon Optimists, El Cajon Valley Lions Club, Elks Lodge 1812, Kiwanis Club of El Cajon Valley and Rotary Club of El Cajon. The Flag Program dis-

plays the flags on Martin Luther King’s birthday, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. The Flag Program is run solely on donations and volunteers. Donations are accepted and payment can be made to the “El Cajon Rotary Foundation,” the acting treasurer for this project. For more information on how to donate, or dedicate a flag, contact El Cajon Main Street Flag Program Chairman, Allen Brown, at www.ElCajonFlags.us. With a donation of $100 or more, a contributor may choose to have a brass nameplate attached to the flagpole in support of a program or in a memorial message.

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18th Annual Santee Salutes 4th of July Celebration Santee - Thursday, July 4 - The City of Santee and Waste Management presented Santee Salutes to celebrate America’s birthday. It was a giant block party with live music, rides, games, a patriotic ceremony, and a spectacular fireworks show with synchronized music. The all-day event was held at Town Center Community Park-East. SDSU Air Force ROTC Honor Guard brought the flag to center stage and the National Anthem sung by former Miss Santee Emily Zobel. This was followed by welcoming elected Santee officials, Mayor John Minto, Councilmember Robb McNelis, and Councilmember Ronn Hall; and California State Senator Brian Jones. Phil Smith, representing Title Event Sponsor Member from Waste Management, was thanked for their generous contribution. Other event sponsors included Home Fed and MTS. 80z All-Stars played rock n roll favorites at the outdoor performance stage. Delicious food from onsite food trucks included: Chubby’s, Delicioso Mexican Food, Eccentric International Chefs, Gnarly Nachos, Kona Ice, Lemonade Larry’s, Maui Wowi, Riverwalk Grill, Twisted Kettle Corn, and Two for the Road Photos by Jay Renard/Community Times


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Your Community Calendar Saturday, September 14, 2019 • 5:30-9:30pm Town Center Community Park East Tickets & Reserved Tables go on SALE March 1, 2019 Saturday, September 14, 2019 • 5:30-9:30pm Town Center Community Park East Tickets & Reserved Tables go on SALE March 1, 2019

Town Center Community Park East 550 Park Center Drive, Santee June 13 20 27

James Kruk & The Big Boss Men Country Night Patrick Howard Trampus Band Upstream

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Blues Night Bill Magee Blues Band

Lowdown Dirty Blues

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Three Chord Justice

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Must be 21 years old & up · All Sales Final If you are interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor, please contact Jon Shellhammer: (619) 258-4100 x219 • jshellhammer@cityofsanteeca.gov Must have ticket & ID to check in · We are not responsible for lost tickets If you are interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor, please contact Jon Shellhammer: (619) 258-4100 x219 • jshellhammer@cityofsanteeca.gov

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Wingstock Back to the Garden

Music from the Summer of 1969 Tribute to the Music of Queen Variety Musical Entertainment

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Queen Nation

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Santee Salutes Fireworks Santee - Thursday, July 4 - Fireworks started at 9 pm after the 80z All Stars. After the fireworks display was finished, 80z All Stars played a final set. The fireworks would not have been possible without the generous donation by Title Event Sponsor Member, Waste Management. Photods by Jay Renard/Community Times


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Weston Park Groundbreaking Ceremony Santee - Tuesday, July 2 – The City of Santee Parks & Recreation Department and Pardee Homes held a Groundbreaking Ceremony for Weston Park. The ceremony included Santee Mayor John Minto, Santee Councilmember Ronn Hall and a representative from Pardee Homes. Certificates of Recognition were presented by the offices of California State Senator Brian Jones and California State Assemblyman Randy Voepel. The four-acre park, located within the Weston residential development, will feature decomposed granite paths, a restroom building, shade structure, picnic tables, and multi-use lawn. In addition, there will be a path connection from a north-south trail to the park. The park will be located at 9050 Trailmark Way, Santee. Photos by Jay Renard/East County Community Times

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