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Valley, Mr. &apos;Summit, Julian News PO Box 639 Julian CA 92036 [ Change Service Requested Volume 24 - Issue 22 Wednesday January 14, 2009 Julian, CA. ISSN 1937-8416 i Library Programs Pullingln The Numbers And Putting On The Shows by Michael Hart Music between the stacks, a full house for Laura Klugherz and Jill Timmons, Winter Lights concert. photo by Brian Kramer The Julian Library has become a place to be, thanks to the efforts of the Friends of the Library and our librarian, Colleen Baker and her staff. In the past two years the library has {seen usage reach record levels in program attendance and circulation. In 2008 the library achieved a 29% overall increase in program attendance, with an increase in adult attendance at programs of 107%, the Julian circulation increase was 21%, the door count was up 25% and the DVD circulation was up 28%. This is not a surprise to those watching, the library has regular programs for all ages and traditionally has been one of the top libraries in the county when it comes to utilizing the materials available and ordering from other libraries in the system. This past week though saw a major event. Tuesday evenings performance by musicians Laura Klugherz-and Jill Timmons set the bar to a new level. Over 150 people attended the January 6 viola and piano concert, allwalking away thoroughly enchanted by the evenings program of selections from com posers; Jean-Baptiste S6bastian Breval, Franz Schubert, Jose Sabre Marroquin, Aaron Copeland and Henri Vieuxtemps. This was not just some tinkering on a keyboard and fiddling around, it was a true world class concert that anyone who appreciates live music should be kicking themselves for missing. The bonus it was free! You did not fiav to wear a black tie (or women an evening gown) it was just another night out in Jufian with dress appropriate to the weather and our rural roots, not some citified function where it was important to be seen by all the "right" people. Saturday's Arts and Letters lecture/discussion by local author Rich Caputo talking about his book "Hitting the Wall: A Vision Of a Secure Energy Future," filled the meeting room with a standing room only crowd to learn about how we can change our behavior to lessen the impact of humans on the environment. Both . of these programs highlight the vital function that library fills, in our community for all. In the past year the library has hosted photographers," authors, painters, sculptors, an opera singing chef, puppeteers, story tellers and musrcians. It offers regular programs on yoga;fitness for seniors, early childhood development, crafting, computer games, plus bilingual events for those wishing to expand their abilities. The library staff, and the Friends of _the Library should be lauded for the vision they have shewn in bringing programs to the people that entertain and enlighten, teach and help expand our knowledge and understanding of who we are and where we live. This was the vision that a few had back when a new library was still in the discussion stages, they held onto that goal throughout the long process of fund raising and finally construction. Today we as a community owe them a debt of gratitude for the facility that we have. If you still have not taken advantage of all the library has to offer, you need to make the effort. The library is the gold mine that all of us can extract something from, every day. CELEBRATE THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY OF SERVICE VOLUNTEER Julian Historical Society Presents The Story of Camp Marston Wednesday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m. Every month, the Julian Historical Society hosts a historical program that is available to everyone. Historians and researchers generously share their knowledge and experience.. We are happy to announce our next outstanding speaker, Dr. Edward R. Greaves. Dr. Greaves will present the history and development of the YMCA Camp Marston. The story of Camp Marston and almost ninety years of history will be told, The presentation will include discussion on leaders, staff, campers, programs, faciliies,.land acquisition and the impact the-YMCA Camp Marston has had over the years in the Julian community. " How much do you know about Julian's history? How good is your memory? Come join us to Dr. Greaves presentation and enjoy the refreshments and fellowship. There will time for your questions. We'll see you at the Old Witch Creek School House at 2133 4th Street in Julian home of the Julian Historical Society. For more information, call headquarters at 765-0436. O PRESORTED STANDARD Permit No. 30 II Ju an. CA II II I1,1,,I,,I,,,,11,,11,,11,,,,,11,,I,II1,,,I,,I,,,I,1,11,,,I,,11 Small Town Papers TFN 5026 California Ave SW Seattle WA 98136-1208 Supervisor Jacob Holding The Reins Of County Government by Michael Hart After having been re:e ected in the June primary and receiving nearly 78 percent of the vote, Supervisor Dianne Jacob was sworn in Tuesday (January 6) for a record fifth term on the Board of Supervisors. With her husband of 47 years, Paul, at her side. She was sworn in by the Honorable Peter C. Deddeh, Supervising Judge of the San Diego Superior Court in East County. "Today, I offer this handshake to the people in my district: I will continue to give you nothing less than 110 percent of my efforts," Jacob said. In addition, Jacob was selected by her colleagues as Chairwoman of the Board for 200'9. The position requires that she chair all board meetings and represent the Board at official functions. Traditionally, the chair makes an annual visit to Washington D.C. to advocate on behalf of the County. In remarks to her constituents, Jacob noted that she made good on a 2004 promise to consolidate fractured rural fire districts in the wake of the 2003 Cedar Fire. She pledged to continue to work with regional leaders to invest'in better fire protection in the year ahead "The County's commitment to spend $15.5 million annually to consolidate rura fire agencies means better-coordinated services at more than 50 stations. in the unincorporated area. Ultimately, 1.5 million acres will fall under the new San Diego County Regional Eire Authority..That's. more than half the geographic area of the county," she said. Jacob stated that tackling gang violence and creating places for families and young people to play would top her agenda in the year ahead. Supervisor Jacob is a former elementary school teacher and past president of the California School Boards Association. She has always place family and education as a high priority. In her remarks to the board at her swearing in the Supervisor said "When I first joined the board, promised that l would work every single day...as hard as I could...to fight for taxpayers. Our goal was to create a County government that people could, once again, trust and be proud of... and we did! Working with my outstanding c( .agues on this Board, and in partnership with CEO Walt Ekard, his talented leadership team and every single County employee, we have rebuilt and redefined local government. This county is on solid financial ground and has in place a revolutionary management system that helps us keep it that way. Turning to the year ahead, in 2009 our board will have to fight like never before to protect County resources. It took years of sacrifice and discipline to get our government where it is today. We will need to hang tough to keep the State's budget problems from becoming our own. I appreciate the strict fiscal discipline my colleagues have demonstrated over the years and am glad we are in this fight together. There are h ighways in desperate need of attention. Highway 67 comes to mind. And there are more dead trees to remove from fire areas. There is recycled water that needs to be put to wider use.., community revitalization plans to implement and open spaces to create. continued on page 2 ',[ii :,:: : :: : :: .... Supervisor Dianne Jacob riding to victory in the June primary and will again be our representative in County government: Julian News file photo Colin Powell Announces President-Elect Obama's Call To National Service r-),ashington D.C. - At a packed news conference here January 9th, General Colin Powell, USA (Ret) and the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced President-elect Obama's plans to call on Americans to serve their communities on the King Holiday and throughout the year. As part of his "Renew America Together" initiative, the President-elect wants to ignite the spirit of service in our nation by asking all Americans to make a lasting pledge to serve their communities. "At this moment of great purpose and great promise, President-elect Obama is calling on all Americans to make an ongoing commitment to serve their communities and their country," said Powell. "The Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday is not only a day off butalso for the last 14 years, it has been a day on. It's a day to reach out to our fellow citizens in need." Powell unveiled http://www. usaservice.org, a new website created by the Presidential Inaugural Committee where Americans can find volunteer opportunities for {he January 19 King Holiday or sign up to host a local event. Nearly 5,000 events are already listed on the website. Powell commended the many organizations that are planning King Day of Service projects, including the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency charged by Congress in 1994 with transforming the King Holiday into a national day of service. The Corporation has been working closely with the Presidential Inaugural Committee for the past month on the website and larger effort to call Americans to service.. For the past fourteen years, the Corporation has worked with the King Center in Atlanta and nonprofit, education, corporate, and community groups across the country to organize projects on the King holiday. The agency i 1 Eagles Athlehcs Basketball (boys) - Thursday 1/15 Home 7:00 San Pasqual Academy Basketball (girls) - Thursday 1/15 Home 5:30 San Pasqual Academy Saturday 1/17 home 12 noon High Tech High Tuesday 1/20 Home 4:00 Guajome Park Academy Soccer (boys) - Wednesday 1/14 away 4:45 @ Ramona JV Friday 1/16 Home 3:15 Calipatrla Wednesday 1/21 away 6..;00 @< Mountain Empire Soccer (girls) - Thursday 1/15 Home 3:00 J Serra Friday 1/16 Home 3:30 Borrego High School Tuesday 1/20 away TBA @ Vincent Memorial Wednesday 1/21 away 3130 @ Mountain Empire encourages its large network of AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Learn and Serve America programs to lead or participate in King Day of Service projects. Powell was joined at the event by Roxanna Garcia Marcus, a former AmeriCorps member with City Yearwho shared her personal journey of serwce. Marcus is  ;;, .,, ........................................................................ " ! THINK ABOUT IT. Dr. King knew what makes a great American. Doesn't matter if you're young or old. Doesn't matter where you ive. Doesn't matter how busy you are. All that matters is what you do for others. HOI)R THE DREAM. BE GREAT. VOLUNTEER. ;o JANUARY 19, 2009 one of tens of thousands of AmeriCorps members and alums ! who are taking part in this year's King Day of Service. "If there is one common experience I wish for every American, it's to know the power of service - to have the opportunity to be a part of something larger than yourself and make a positive impact on . your community. AmeriCorps COMMUNITY gave me my opportunity." A Florida native, Marcus first came to the Washington D.C. area when she served for two years as an AmeriCorps member with City Year. A first-generation American, Roxanna said she was drawn to the opportunity to give back to her community and country in a meaningful and lasting way. Marcus currently serves as the Development Manager for Year Up, an intensive training program that provides urban young adults with technical and professional skills, cOllege credits, an educational stipend and corporate apprenticesh p. Marcus cites her AmeriCorps experience at City Year with changing her career focus to the nonprofit sector. "In this time of great need, we need to reignite our nation's spirit of service, starting on King Day and lasting throughout the year," said Nicola Goren, the Corporation's Acting CEO. "We salute President-elect Obama, Colin Powel. and the Presidential Inaugural Committee for making service a centerpiece of the Inauguration and launching this broad call to service. In addition to asking Americans to serve, President-elect Obama, Vice President-elect Biden, and SERVICE' www.mlkday.gov their families will participate in service on the holiday in the Washington D.C. area. The President-elect's service on the holiday continues a tradition started by President Clinton and continued by President Bush. A wide variety of projects are being planned for the King Holiday including delivering meals, refurbishing schools and community centers, collecting food' and clothing, removing graffiti, reading to children and more. Many organizations use the dayas a springboard for year- round civic action such as sgning up mentors or tutors or youth taking pledges oLnonviolence. The Corporation for National and Community Service improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. Each year, the Corporation provides opportunities for four million Americans of all ages and backgrounds to serve their communities and country through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn. anl Serve America. For more information, go to http:// www.nationalservice.gov. ==ian Tea and Cottage