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Cuyama~i ~S~er Valley, Mt. Lagu~ R~ Summit, Volume 24 Issue 24 Wednesday January 28, 2009 Julian, CA. ISSN 1937-8416 Julian News PO Box 639 Juhav CA. 92036 Change Service Requested ___._.J Permit No. 30 1 Julian, CA I1,1,,I,,I,,,,11,,11,,11,,,,,11,,I,II1,,,I,,I,,,I,1,11,,,I,,11 S mall Town Papers TF~ 5026 California Ave SW Seattle WA 98136-1208 State Water Annual Fundraiser For Wounded Troops Resources Board, Proposing Changes To Septic Tank Requirements by Michael Hart sent to the State Water Board at the following address: Todd Thompson, P.E., Program Manager State Water Resources Control Board Division of Water Quality P.O. Box 2231 Sacramento, CA 95812-2231 e-mail: ab885@waterboards. ca.gov If you want to sort through all the rules and regulation they are-available at: http:l/www. waterboards.ca.gov/water_ issues/programs/septic_tanks/ You can also write your state assembly person: Kevin Jeffries and State Senator, Dennis ,Hollingsworth. Can Julian do it again? Last year the Sons of the American Legion organized their first Julian Community support for the Warrior Foundation Breakfast, raising over $4000. With over 300 breakfasts sold and additional funds contributed by The Julian (~mmunity & Sons of #~e Amedcan Legion PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE ~:~:~ SUNDN Y FENRUARY 2009 American Legion Halt 2rid & Washington. Julian the community. Every penny taken in goes directly to the Warrior Foundation. No money will be taken out for food expenses. The Warrior Foundation has no overhead or expenses so all monies go to San Diego area wounded veterans. S.A.L. Breakfast has helped many school and community organizations raise funds for 10 years. We would like to invite all of them to help us help our wounded veterans. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Legion, Soundings, or from most S.A.L. members. Join us at the Legion Post Sunday morning between 7 and 11:30, you can also get your breakfast to go. Arlene Howe Killed In Auto Accident, Friday On Poway Road The ~ulian News was deeply saddened to learn of the fatal accident on Friday, January 23rd that took the life of Arlene Howe. Arlene and husband Ron had moved to Julian to run Four Season Lodge on Highway 79 near KQ Ranch. She had sustained serious injuries in a 2004 accident wl~ich required her to use a motorized wheel chair. Arlene battled the paralysis that the accident had caused by exploring the cutting edge of stem cell regeneration therapy in Russia just over a year ago. Arlene could be scene motoring her wheel chair around Julian and helping the local business community with accessibility issues that had brought legal action from a San Diego attorney. She also wrote a monthly column in the Julian News to address the issue and provided updates on the various projects that where being done all over town. She would tirelessly fight the bureaucracy of government to push for improvements that need to be completed to make by Michael Hart Sausage, Pancakes, Eggs, Potatoes, ~ Corn- Beef Hash, Biscuits and Gravy- ...................... '~ Co.and Orange Juice $7.00 Non-Profit Donation [ Was Your Electric Bill Too High In December? Saturday At The Library: Life Coaching Helps in Troubled Times by Perry Savage Some people are born to help others succeed. They seem to have a "support "gene that drives them to champion other people and carry their ~torch. These natural born supporters nourish themselves by helping others fulfill their goals and dreams. Penny Collins is such a person. She has always been empathetic and caring. Since she was a child, she had a knack for bringing the best out in others. And after many other successes in her professional life, she found her perfect career "fit". She is a certified Life Coach. On Saturday January 31 2009, Penny will present a fun and informative, hands- on two hour course on Life Coaching at the Julian Library. Her event is the second part of a Life Coaching Program presented by the Friends of the Julian Library Arts and Letters Classroom Series. The event is from 10:00 AM until noon in the Library Community Room and is free to the public. "We are going to do some "mining" for values and taming of some gremlins," Penny reported. Although that may seem strictly entertaining, Penny's event is about learning life skills to accomplish what is vitally important to each of us. Her message takes on added significance in today's challenging economic environment. She promises to leave attendees with practical information they can use to find more va ue and success ~n both their professional and personal lives. Like most of us, Penny was not sure what Life Coaching was until she attended a class on the subject in 2002. The husband and wife team of life coaches that taught the class inspired her deeply. Penny saw life coaching as a practical solution to bettering yourself and realizing your potential, both personally and professionally. "1 loved the concept immediately and I knew I had to investigate it more", Penny related. continued on page 9 We know the state is short of money but what the Water Quality Control Board is trying to do .. stinks! It is know as AB 885 - Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems known to us as Sepic Tanks. If these new rule are adopted they would-require homeowners with these systems to have them inspected and pumped every five years. Not a big deal right? Well, estimated cost of inspection - $350, cot for pumping another 300-500. This is not a new proposal. It has been in the works for almot eight years, they have held public meeting, asked for comments, even prepared an Environmental Impact Statement. Just never in san Diego County. The closest they have been is Riverside. So there are very few people who know this is even on the radar. The regulations claim that there would be very little action necessary by the state "The proposed regulations would be largely self-implementing, reqmring actions to be completed by the property owner/operator. The regulations would be overseen by the State Water Board and the Regional Water Boards. Local agencies (e.g., county and city departments and independent districts) would continue to oversee local siting approval and compliance with basin plans and local ordinances, as required under exmting law. It is also important to note that the proposed regulations would not prevent Regional Water Boards or local agencies from maintaining and adopting OWTS requirements that are more protective of the environment and public health than the proposed regulations. The proposed regulations would be the minimum requirements for OWTS installation, operation, and maintenance throughout the state. The proposed statewide waiver that would be established as part of the proposed project would be selfimplementing as well. As long as a property owner ensures that his or her OWTS complies with the requirements of the regulations and the waiver, no additional permit or review would be required by the state. Failure to comply with the minimum statewide requirements for construction, operation, and maintenance of OWTS could result in enforcement pursuant to Chapters 4 or 5 of Division 7 of the California Water Code. As a result, the property owner could be required to cease the discharge, submit monitoring results, or submit a report of waste discharge to the Regional Water Board, along with the applicable fee, and the OWTS could be subject to individual WDRs as. determined by the Regional Water Board." The final chance for the public to comment is in Sacramento February 9th February 9, 2009; 1:30 p.m. CaI/EPA Building - Byron S her Auditorium 1001 I Street Sacramento, CA Written comments the environmental document may be the entire town more accessible for all, not just those confined to wheel chairs. Arlene was the driving force behind the new elevator" in the town hall, not only securing the grant money necessary to install it, also serving as the director -in-charge from the Chamber of Commerce to over see all phases of it's construction from .the initial plans to the final inspection. She also was instrumenta in providing the disabled community with a map of town to make their trip here less burdensome. Arlene was active with the Triangle Club and was cheered roundly at the Melodrama when she made her triumphant return to the stage as one of the temperance ladies in her wheel chair. An HBO Docudrama "Stem Cells" was made about Arlene's accident and recovery and her effort to seek alternative medical treatment in March of 2007. Services had not been announced as of Sunday evening. We will have an announcement in the Julian News when the information becomes available. A number of resident contacted the Julian News about their December electric bills. Some stated that the bill they received was more than three times the usual, even for the cold weather we had experienced, and considering power was out for as much as 24 hours it did not make any sense to us either. If you believe you have been over charged call SDG&E at 1-800-411-SDGE (7343) tell them what your bill was and if possible what last Decembers bill was as well. We have heard of adjustment being made, because it seem that the meter reader was unablre to access a numder of home when the snow was on the ground and the estimates that were made are not realistic. SDG&E did not confirm this, but a number of people have reported their suppositions. Other things you can do to insure this does not happen again are to see if you qualify for one of the assistance progams; Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) a federally funded assistance program administered by the California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD). LIHEAP offers two types of assistance: Financial aid with energy bills Home weaiherization California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) The CARE program provides a 20% discount on monthly gas & electric bills for qualifying households. Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) For householdswith three (3) or more persons, this program provides a discount on electricity costs once your energy usage reaches certain levels. The first this you need to do is make the call to SDG&E and challenge the bill if you feel it is not correct. Then you can look at alternative to lowering your future bills. You could also call UCAN and tell them you are disputing your bill so they can track " " II Eagles Athletics Basketball (boys) - Friday 1/30 away 7:00 @ Vincent Memorial Tuesday 2/3 Home 7:00 Borrego Basketball (girls) - Friday 1/30 away 5:30 @ Vincent Memorial Tuesday 2/3 Home 5:30 Borrego Soccer (boys) - Wednesday 1/28 away TBA @ Vincent Memorial Wednesday 2/4 away TBA @ Calipatria Soccer (girls) - Wednesday 2/4 Home 3:15 Borrego Senior Class Annual Auction at Julian High School February 7, 2009, 6:00pm Silent Auction, 7:00 pm Live Auction The Senior Class of Julian High School would like to cordially invite you to their Annual Grand Auction! The event will be held February 7, 2009 starting with a Silent Auction at 6:00 pm and Live Auction at 7:00 pm. The senior class has been busily preparing for the event, and you may see their eager faces in town asking you or your business for a donation. So far, we havea variety of items donated including gift certificates to restaurants such as Mom's Pies, Apple Alley, Apple Country Restaurant, Wynola Pizza, Ramano's Dodge House, Barona Casino's Ranch House Buffet, Anthony's Fish Grotto, California Pizza Kitchen, and many more; hotel stays at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey Bay, Atlantis Resort in Reno, Holiday Inn in Carlsbad, and lots more; other gift certificates for items such as a Hot Rock Massage from Paddy Jacobsen, 5 yards of Rock delivered from Stanley Backhoe, Inc., Tax Services from On-line Bookkeeping, a Photography Session from Don Darrock, a Goody Basket with gift certificates from Viejas Casino, and much, much more! The event is held to raise funds for senior activities including a Class trip, graduation activities, and a Senior Class gift given back to the school. In the past the event has raised between $10,000 and $18,000! We are hoping that we will get an excellent turn out so keep Saturday February 7th open, bring your friends and come out to support the Julian Union High School Seniors! For further information, or if you are interested in donating items to be auctioned off, please call Ms. Kern in the Julian High School office at 765-0606 x129. Julian Chamber Of Conunerce olfTournam, ' Julian Candy Basket The Best Fudge in the Mountains!