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11111 The Only Weekly Newspaper Serving the T Backcountry Communities o f Julian, Cuyamaca, Santa Ysabei, Shelter Valley, J.o, Mt. Laguna, Ranchita, Sunshine Summit, Warner @rings and Wynola. Volume 27 - Issue 23 Wednesday January 18, 2012 ISSN 1937-8416 Julian, CA. Fire Fees Closer State Forestry Board Gives Go Ahead by Michael Hart California's forestry board approved revised regulations Wednesday January 11th for a fee on structures in rural areas where the state has the main firefighting responsibility, a charge that could raise as much as $100 million annually. Wednesday's vote marked the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection's third attempt since last summer to construct regulations imposing a fee on structures in the 31 million acres of "state responsibility area." Lawmakers passed a bill creating the charge as part of the 2011-12 budget adopted in June. Under the regulations approved Wednesday, an estimated 800,000 habitable structures with their own assessor numbers would be subject to a $150 fee. The changes mean that an apartment building would pay just one fee, while a grouping of condominiums with their own assessor numbers would each pay $150. The charge would be reduced by $35 in places covered by a local fire district. That still would mean an additional $115 on your property tax bill. Officials have estimated that applies to about three-quarters of all dwellings. The Office of Administrative Law had raised concerns about an earlier version of emergency regulations to impose the fee. The office is scheduled to act on Wednesday's regulations later this month. The fee is designed to pay for Cal Fire's fire-prevention efforts that benefit people in the state responsibility areas. That includes about 900,000 acres in San Diego county. Over one million in Riverside and San Bernadino Counties. Critics call the charge an illegal and ill-conceived tax that lands heaviest on rural Californians. Opponents have pledged to sue as soon as the first bills go out. Supervisor Jacob said: "l . question the motives of the fire board and the governor for trying to triple tax rural property owners who already pay for fire protection with property taxes and special assessments. There are fewer rural residents than urban residents so this is a politically convenient way for the state to try to pawn off its budget mess on people in rural areas. The triple tax is unfair, legally questionable and does zip to address the state's real problem: bureaucratic bloat." Board members voted 6-2. Forestry board chairman Stanley Dixon of Eureka was one of the dissenters in the 6-2 vote Wednesday. He blamed "the greedy Legislature." Cal Fire was permitted to assess the fee to compensate for a $50 million budget shortfall, after Govenor Jerry Brown took $50 million from the Cal Fire budget to shore up the state's budget. In the next 10 days, the Office of Administrative Law will review the regulation to make sure it meets all legal requirements. After that time, if the panel approves the regulation, both Cal Fire and the Board of Equalization will begin to implement the regulation and the law. An emergency regulation such as this can only stay on the books for 180 days. In the meantime, the board will begin the process of adopting a permanent regulation, a much longer process that includes a public comment period. Burglars Caught on Video Stealing from Dudley's Bakery Detectives from the Julian Sheriff's Substation want your help in identifying two burglars who were caught on infrared cameras stealing from Dudley's Bakery at 30218 Highway 78 (Julian Road), Santa Ysabel. The burglary happened during the early morning hours of Christmas Day, December 25th. The suspects pried open the door of the business and stole an undisclosed amount of money. They were then seen running away from the business. From the video, the first suspect is described as a white man early to mid-20s, about 6'0", 200 pounds, clean shaven, possibly has a tattoo on the right side of his neck. He was last seen wearing a light colored print shirt possibly with the words "South Pole" on the front of the shirt and knee-length shorts. The second suspect is about 5'7", 150 to 160 pounds and was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. Anyone with information is urged to call the Sheriff's Department at (858) 565-5200 or the Julian Substation (760 765 4780. You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Infrared video of the burglary was emailed along with this news release and can be downloaded for broadcast. A still image of one of-the suspects is also included in a flyer emailed with this news release. You can also watch the video on the Sheriff's Department's YouTube Channel http:llbit.lylwLYXek and on Vimeo http:llbit.tylAOyYD4. Is There More to Life? Community United Methodist Church of Julian is offering THE ALPHA COURSE beginning Monday, January 30, at 6:30 p.m. There are 10 sessions in the course, and it is free of charge. If you have been asking, "Is there more to life?" or struggling with questions about the meaning of life or the validity of faith then Alpha may be for you. Each week in a friendly, companionable setting we will have dinner together, watch a DVD covering key topics related to Christian faith, and engage each other in discussion. In the Alpha Course no question is out of bounds and all questions will receive the group's attention. Is there a question you would ask God if you had the opportunity? Come to Alpha and air your questions among others who love to think and respond. Call the office of Community United Methodist Church of Julian at 760 765-0114 for more information or to register. _HISTORIc .llm' E.,tabli,hcd '870 www.julianca.com Chamber Julian News -- 4 % PO Box 639 ( Juiian CA 92036 (( Change Service Requested z /71 PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 30 JULIAN, CA ll,h,l,,l,,l,l,l,,l,,l,,l,,l,l,,l,l,ll,,,,ll,,,,llh,,l,l,l,l Small Town Papers TFN 217 W Cota St i Shelton WA 98584-2263 Julian Historical Society Old Days, Old Ways, The Neolithic Technology And Ethnobotany Of San Diego County by Judy Halliburton The Julian Historical Society is happy to welcome their first guest speaker of the year, historian Jerry Hendry. Jerry is an instructor of primitive archery and survival skills. His teachings include the fire drill, flint knapping, cordage, brain tanning, shelters, etc. Also, Jerry is the Anza Borrego State Park Site Steward engaged in archaeology and monitoring of the State Park sites and surveys of the re-planting efforts underway in Rancho Cuyamaca State Park. Jerry's presentation will provide a survey of the fabrication process used to create neolithic tools from our local rock quarries and plant uses of the native county species. This will be a hands-on program, presented from the prospective of primitive archery, with opportunities to Wednesday, January 25, 2012, examine neolithic artifacts, 7:00 p.m. at The Julian Historical materials, books and literature. Society, 2133 4th Street in You are invited to join us Julian. There is no cost to attend. for this riveting experience on Refreshments will be served. It Is Time For The 23Rd Annual Grand Auction At Julian Union High School, we are celebrating our 23rd Annual Grand Auction on Saturday, February 4th, 2012. There is a Silent Auction that begins at 6pro, with a Live Auction to follow at 7pro. The Senior Class has sponsored an auction for the past twenty-two years in order to raise money to offset the cost of senior class activities. The auction has grown greatly over the years and is now one of the sch)ol's largest events. However, il is not the senior class that has made the auction successful; it is you, the community that has been behind this success. From it's beginnis, the Senior Auction has been an activity that has garnered the support of the entire community. We again seek your support this year. We would like to extend an invitation for you to join us at this year's auction, scheduled for Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Julian High School in the multi- purpose room. If you would like to donate an item and/or financial support to help the senior class meet their goal of raising $15,000.00, you could bring it by the high school office or call at 760-765-0606. Or you could join us for an exciting evening and purchase amazing items to help the seniors meet their goal. The money raised would be able to pay for the senior class gift, senior class activities such as Grad Nite at Disneyland, a senior class trip to river rafting or the beach, the junior/senior luncheon, and the senior breakfast, as well as all travel expenses. Our goal is to raise enough money for all the seniors in the graduating senior class have an opportunity to participate in the end of th@ year activities and create memories that will last a lifetime. If would like to participate in the auction by donating an item, please include with your donation the business's name, your name, address - both physical and mailing, phone number, a description of the item, and its approximate value. If it is more convenient for you, leave your name and phone number with the school and the senior class will arrange to pick up your donation. Thank you and we hope to see you at the auction. If you have any questions or would like to help with the auction, please feel free to call Mrs. Cathy Kuiper or Mrs. Jennifer Wylie at the high school at (760) 765-0606, ext. 205 or 207 anytime or ckuiper@ juhsd.org or jwylie@juhsd.org. Julian Wrestlers Begin "January Blitz" The team congratulates Blake Ritchie after a great performance California Fertilizer Foundation To Give $1,200 Garden Grant To School In Julian SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2012 - The California Fertilizer Foundation will be presenting a $1,200 school garden grant on Monday, Jan. 23, to Julian Elementary School. The presentation will take place at the school at 1704 Cape Horn in Julian. CFF's Program.Director Mary Junqueiro will be making the $1,200 presentation at 2:30 p.m. Several local dignitaries have been invited to the special event, including state Sen. Joel Anderson and Assemblyman Brian Jones, who represent the district in which the school belongs. Media outlets also have been invited. Each year the Foundation awards grants to 24 schools that either have existing student gardens or have an interest in creating them. In the second round of grants last year, 12 schools were chosen to receive $1,200 each. Schools interested in applying for future garden grant funds are invited to visit www.calfertilizer.org for the necessary information and application details. The Julian Wrestling Team arrived at Guajome Park HS in Vista last Thursday for the first of three stops on their "January Blitz Tour" that will see them wrestling as many as 12 matches in less than a week. The team won 7 of 14 matches against three schools including San Dieguito Academy, Mtn. Empire, and the host team, Guajome Park. Bailey Davis-Scholl (138 lb. class) recorded her first big win of the season by pinning her opponent from Mtn. Empire mid way into the first period. Special recognition also goes to Blake Ritchie (114 Ib class), who "went the distance" (three periods of wrestling) against a tough opponent from Guajome Park whom he nearly pinned before time expired. Other highlights included a third period pin by Levi Eagles Athletics Basketball - Boys 1/20/12 5:30 PM home vs. Borrego Springs 1/24/12 5:00 PM away @ Mountain Empire 1/27/12 6:00 PM home vs. Warner 1/31/12 5:00 PM away @ Vincent Memorial 2/02/12 5:00 PM home vs. Vincent Memorial 2/07/12 5:30 PM away @ Borrego Springs 2/10/12 5:00 PM home vs. Mountain Empire 2/15/12 5:30 PM away @ Borrego Springs Basketball- Girls 1/18/12 5:30 PM away @ Parker 1/20/12 4:00 PM home vs. Borrego Springs 1124/12 3:30 PM away @ Mountain Empire 1/27/12 4:00 PM home vs. Warner 1/31/12 3:30 PM home vs. Vincent Memorial 2/03/12 3:30 PM away @ Vincent Memorial 2/07/12 4:00 PM away @ Borrego Springs 2/10/12 3:30 PM home vs. Mountain Empire 2/15/12 4:00 PM away @ Borrego Springs Soccer- Boys 1/19/12 3:15 PM home vs. Borrego Springs 1/24/12 3:15 PM home vs. Calipatria 1/26/12 3:30 PM away @ Mountain Empire 1/31/12 3:15 PM home vs. Vincent Memorial 2/02/12 3:15 PM away @ Foothills Christian 2/07/12 3:30 PM away @ Borrego Springs 2/09/12 3:15 PM home vs. Calvary Christian Academy 2/14/12 3:15 PM home vs. Guajome Park Academy 2/16/12 3:15 PM home vs.. Mountain Empire Soccer- Girls 1/24/12 3:30 PM away @ Horizon 1/31/12 3:30 PM away @ Vincent Memorial 2/02/12 3:30 PM home vs. Foothills Christian 2/14/12 3:15 PM away @ Guajome Park Academy 2/16/12 3:30 PM away @ Mountain Empire Wrestling Thu, Jan 26- 5:00PM away @ Mountain Empire High School Thu, Feb 2 - 5:00PM away @ Christian H. S. Thu, Feb 16 - 6:00PM home vs. Mountain Empire High School Be ProActive Hill (126 lb. class), two pins by Nick Massa (152 lb. class), a pin by Michael Dornon (170 Ib class), and two pins by lan Hayden, who extended his undefeated winning streak to 5-0. On a sad note, one of the team captains, Tyler Crouch, has been sidelined for two weeks due to a knee injury suffered while engaging in fierce paint ball combat over the Christmas Break. "" J " V00s00tors. HOw Was Their of Commerce Business Mixer - Thursday February 2, 5:30pm at Bailey's BBQ and Saloon 00Ptu00lasse T ghtrt00 f.r00 of 00ome of Juhan'00 Even00 at, i