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January 8, 2014 The Julian News 5 All Your Tree Service Needs Commercial ;ates Open 7 Days 7a.m. to Dark Office- M-F 9 to 4 closed Sat & Su Flu Season Is Here from County News Service Flu activity is increasing across the nation and the County is no exception - While flu activity in San Diego has not reached the high levels being seen in some parts of the country, more cases are being reported here compared to the same time last year. To date, 357 lab-confirmed influenza cases have been reported in San Diego. This is over 1.5 times higher than the 216 cases reported at the same time last year. The number of lab-confirmed cases reported this past week is 154, double the number reported this same week last year. The flu reports this year are still within the expected range. No flu-related deaths have been reported this season, although eight of 10 San Diegans who required intensive care for influenza- related illness were under 65 years old. Last season, 65 flu-related deaths were reported in the county. "While influenza can be unpredictable, our analysis of local data indicates influenza activity is rising faster and may peak sooner than it did last year," said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H,, County public health officer. Last season, flu activity peaked in early February, but influenza cases continued to be reported through April. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health alert last week reporting severe respiratory illness in several states during the past two months, especially among young and middle-aged adults. Many of them were determined to be infected with Pandemic H1N1, with cases resulting in hospitalization, intensive care, or in some instances, death. Although it is not known which influenza viruses will predominate during the entire 2013-14 influenza season, the predominant virus circulating nationally so far is Pandemic H1NI. Locally, about 96 percent of the reported cases have been Influenza A. When the specific subtype was tested, eight out of ten were found to be Pandemic H1NI. The good news is that the current flu vaccines offer protection against Pandemic H1N1, as well as Influenza A H3N2 and Influenza B strains. The CDC has determined that the vaccines are well matched for the currently circulating viruses. The CDC recommends that everyone six months or older get a flu vaccine every year. The vaccine is safe, effective, and available at many locations in the county. It takes about two weeks for immunity to develop after getting vaccinated. "The flu season typically lasts through April. If you haven't gotten your shot this season, you should get vaccinated now to protect yourself and your family," Woolen added. The vaccine is available throughout San Diego County at doctors' offices and retail pharmacies. County public health centers have flu vaccine available for children and adults with no medical insurance. For a list of locations, visit www.sdiz.org or call 2-1-1. by Michele Harvey I Hope You Know Who You Are I know people who know they aren't liked. I know people who wonder why they aren't liked. I know people who actually ask why they aren't liked. Here I've written some examples of things some people do that make them less likeable. If you want to be more likeable, I hope you know who you are. A woman's siblings take her out to dinner for her birthday. When entering the restaurant, the hostess asks, "Smoking or non-smoking?" The birthday girl says, "1 don't know about them, but it's my birthday and I want No Smoking." A likeable person would have simply said "No smoking please." Though her siblings have taken her to a very high class restaurant of her choosing, and though they have bought at no little cost, pre-dinner cocktails, wine with dinner, liqueur and coffee with a dessert that is presented with birthday singers, and though they have given her an expensive gift, and packaged up the expensive leftovers for her to take home; she finishes the evening by telling them what horribly lazy children they were because she had to do their chores. She talks about events that took place over a quarter of a century before the birthday dinner. A likeable person would have either talked about that at another time or let it rest and not talked about it at all. At a gathering of family and friends, our not likeable person is asked why her hair is the only curly hair in the family. She says she perms her hair because left naturally, it is straighter than her brother's or her sister's hair. The brother and sister have hair that is as straight as a board. They blow dry their hair to get any sort of body in it, and after her remarks they are confused because they don't understand how hair can be straighter than straight. Instead of her one-upmanship, she could have simply said that she perms her hair because she likes her hair when it is curly and "straight hair runs in the family." Some people talk as if they are better off than others or worse off than others. They may say that a thing that happened to them many years before no longer bothers them, yet they keep talking about it over and over and over. Do they realize that they do this? Do they know who they are? If I tell a story about something that once happened to me, a not so likeable person will tell a bigger story. I guess it makes that person feel more important. Years ago I did that sort of thing, but eventually I realized that as a true friend, I learned to keep quiet and let the other person shine. Now days I might even add to that person's story if I know more details that show that person off even more. Some people think they are listeners, but they aren't. I've attended plenty of Town Hall meetings and other public meetings where the subject is thoroughly explained. Some speakers are naturally good at covering their subject. So why do people ask questions asking for information that has already been explained or why do they ask questions that have nothing to do with the topic of the meeting? A good example of this is when an author talks about his or her most recent cookbook. Perhaps the author has demonstrated making a dessert. The dessert is based on a recipe using JELLO and the author has said that fruit can be added, but not pineapple because something in pineapple keeps JELLO from properly setting. The JELLO will remain liquid. Any Questions? The one person in the audience who didn't listen asks many questions about putting pineapple in JELLO as if pineapple just has to go into the dessert and a way needs to be found to make it work. I think one of the questions that bother me the most are when a person asks an author of a family biography to speculate about their ancestors. "What if your great grandfather hadn't immigrated through Ellis Island? What if he had decided to immigrate through Canada instead?" An impolite answer could be"l DON"T KNOW!" Fortunately, most of us are polite. One kind of person who really irritates me is the one who quotes a price one day, then raises it at a later date. Do you want to buy a lawnmower but just don't have quite enough cash? The seller quotes you a price; you save your money until you have enough to buy the lawnmower. The seller hasn't sold the mower, so you offer your money and he tells you a higher price. You complain, telling him that the last time you talked he quoted a lower price. He says "That was then and this is now." Not honest and very greedy. If you know who you are, seller; stop doing that! Just in case you wonder why I have Written these things here instead of talking with these people; believe me when I say that I have talked with some of them and they nearly always give an answer of "1 doubt that." Or 'Tm sure that's not true." So, maybe people who are likeable can read this column and point it out to those people who are not liked and might not see themselves here. Go ahead and say "This is you she's talking about." Even if it's me. These are my thoughts. Alfred Lee Sanchez, 56 Alfred Sanchez was a member of the Santa Ysabel Band of Mission Indians, he passed away on December 31, 2013. He leaves behind his family and friends who will miss him dearly. The viewing for Mr. Sanchez will take place at the Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary Chapel on Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 5pm-apm, with the Rosary being recited at 7pm. A clothes burning will take place on January 8, across the road from the Santa Ysabel Fire Station.A Funeral Mass will be held at the Santa Ysabel Mission Church on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10am with burial immediately following at the Santa Ysabel Indian Cemetery. ROBERT GEORGE 765 1445 Bruce Strachota Grading, Demolition, Underground Utilities, Dump Truck, [xcavation, Loader, Bobcat Rental, Rock & Base cell: 619-972-0152 1 EOVmM rr / [I FOR tltosElul. uv/o [] / .,, II II / II 760-76s-4816 II / II 3587- HWY 78 II I II @N W.aNWAV II C HIMNEY SWEEP PELLET, GAS,& WOOD DRYERS EXHAUSTS & VENTS COOLERS DONNA LORD ) 484-3294 Thank You For NINE Years Of Allowing Me To Serve You ! "Serving the Community of Julian" GATED, SECURE STORAGE SITES-- FULLY ENCLOSED YARD INDUSTRIAL/BUSINESS SiTE FOR MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT STORAGE Outside Storage - Trailers, Boats, Cars, RV's Unit Sizes - 5x10, 10x10~ 10x15 10x20~ 10x30 3582 Highway 78 at Newman Way Fax 765.2797 Pity The Poor Commuter An eight a.m. appointment in La Jolla had us going down Deer Lake Park Road at 6:10 the other morning. It's normally an hour and fifteen minute trip, allowing for a stop in Ramona to procure coffee and a sausage biscuit for a flying breakfast, and we thought an additional half hour would allow for morning traffic. Dumb country bumpkins. At 8:00 we were inching toward 1-15 on the Ted Williams Parkway in Poway and battling a little Mercedes sports car. The young, blond woman driver had zoomed up our right, taking advantage of a mostly empty merge lane: and wanted to break in ahead of all those patiently waiting in line because she could, thereby, save herself important minutes. Somehow drivers of expensive foreign cars, most especially expensive German cars, seem to believe they are privileged and therefore better than others and, double therefore, shouldn't have to follow rules or exhibit common courtesy. Wrong. Especially when bumper to bumper with a beat up old Trailblazer. There are times when a shiny sports car doesn't stand a chance. The woman leaned on the horn and repeatedly gave us the finger, typical city manners. We provided a friendly waggle of all our fingers back, further infuriating the urban wealthy. Score one for the Back Country....but not for making the 8 a.m. appointment. The radio said 56 was solid from Black Mountain to I-5; it was visibly solid, stolid and almost totally stopped from 1-15 as far as the eye could see, so south to Mira Mesa and over. Mira Mesa Boulevard was a highway that we took through empty brush covered land all the way to La Jolia Shores back in high school days. There weren't any buildings until you came down from Torrey Pines, or any traffic, or any trouble finding parking...but that was then and this was now and people battle this traffic EVERY DAY! In the event, we missed the appointment by nearly an hour. The only consolation was that the other 8 a.m. appointment was still stuck somewhere out on the highway. Probably behind a Mercedes sports car. 1455 Hollow Glen Road (.~xt,o so.,,di,,~> OFFICE IIOURS: Monday 6:30-8am "i~es & Thurs 8am-Noon and 2pm-6pm Fridays 8am - Noon 760-765-3456 Now Available Certified Animal Ad/usting Only $30.oo Marria es on the !rain .... 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And now is a great time to get started, as January is National Mentoring Month, which first began in 2002. Potential mentors are being encouraged this month to begin offering their services in their local communities, in schools, at faith-based organizations, in local businesses and even through the Internet. To get started or to learn more about different opportunities in these different settings, you can visit www.mentoring,org, which is maintained by The National Mentoring Partnership, one of the key non-profit organizations involved in National Mentoring Month. The organization provides free resources for those looking to get involved, as well as information on how to start a mentoring program. Not only does working with young people help them to achieve academic success, it also can lead them to make responsible decisions in different facets of their lives, say experts at the Harvard School of Public Health and The National Mentoring Partnership. " " 4 ill J l-