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Volume 25 - Issue 25 Wednesday February 3, 2010 ISSN 1937-8416 Valley, Summit, Julian, CA. Julian News 'O Box 639 Julian, CA. 92036 Change Service Requested  PRESORTED STA.OAn, II Permit No, 30 III Julian, CA i I Ihh,h,h,,,Ih,lh,ll,,,,,Ih,hllh,,h,h,,hhlh,,h,II Small Town Papers TFN 5026 California Ave SW Seattle WA 98136-1208 Senior Class Auct!on - Saturday Warrior Foundat=on Breakfast: unday Morning At The Legion TI e Julian High School Senior Class ( ordially invites You to the 2010 Annual Grand Auction Saturday, February 6, 2009 Silent Auction 5:30 p.m. Live Auction 7:00 p.m. julian High School Multi-Purpose Room 1656 Highway 78 Julian, CA 92036 Auction items pically include Hotel/Resort Stays, Merchandise, Artwork, Gift Certificates Funds raised from the auction are used toward the Senior Class Gift and to support end-of-year activities. Two of Julian's biggest fund raising events are scheduled for this weekend. Saturday night it is the Annual Senior Class Grand Auction. This event raises funds for the Class of 2010. The items to be auctioned could be trips, gift packages, hotel stays in exotic places, useful items from construction supplies to exercise equipment. Every year since the late 80's Julian's seniors have used the monies raised for their Senior trip, to pay expenses for grad night and to provide the school with their Senior Gift. The silent auction will start at 5:30 and bid will be closed at 6:45 before the live auction of the larger items will begin. The live auction is scheduled to begin at 7:00 and conclude when the gavel comes down for the final item. On Sunday morning the Sons of the American Legion will host their annual fund raising breakfast the Warrior foundation. The Warrior Foundations mission is to assist wounded and disabled service members who have been engaged in the war against terrorism. Their commitment is to the seriously injured assigned to Balboa Naval hospital and through out the San Diego region. The Warrior Foundation has provided transportation expenses for family and loved ones to come to San Diego for the holidays as well as allowing them to come and be with their wounded warrior through out the year. The Warrior Foundation is funded through the San Diego Council of the Navy League and all money raised at the breakfast will be turned over to them, the S.A.L. will cover the cost of food and as always prepare and keep it coming as long as people are there to eat. First servings will be ready at 0700. This year they have set a goal of $5000 and will need more than just breakfast to meet it, so you are encouraged to add to the tip jar and show your support for the sacrifices made by the young men and women that the Warrior Foundation tries to help. Advance tickets for the breakfast can be purchased at the Legion Hall or from S.A.L. members prior to Sundays event. Both of these functions have always shown the generosity of the local community. This year with the economic doldrums still gripping many it will be even more important for those who have the means to step up and keep these traditions viable. So make your plans to be a the High School on Saturday night for your chance at some unexpected treasures, and then join your friends and neighbors again at the American Legion Post on Sunday morning for a special breakfast to support those who have been out on the front lines protecting the freedoms we all cherish.  : .,.,.st.: " . Jennifer Wylie signing the giant card presented by the SAL and the community to the Warrior Foundation from 2008 file photo Eagles h Athletics Boys Basketball-" " Fri. - February 5 HOME Warner HS 6:00 Tues. - February 9 away @Vincent Memorial HS 6:00 Girls Basketball - Fri. - February 5 HOME Warner HS 4:30 Tues. - February 9 away @Vincent Memorial HS 4:30 Boys Soccer- Thurs - February 4 HOME Calipatria 3:15 Fri. - February 5 HOME Mountain Empire 3:30 Girls Soccer- Fri. - February 5 HOME Mountain Empire 1:30 Tues, - February 9 away @Borrego HS tba Casino Makes Donations To After School Programs lipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has donated their Olhausen Pool tables and accessories worth over $3,000.00 to the local Warner and Julian School Districts. Once utilized at Santa Ysabel Casino as an amenity, the Olhausen tables were in good condition and will go to the High School After School Programs as a recreational activity they will be able to enjoy once their work is complete. "In every community, students often have to find their own recreation activity and at times, it is unsupervised. Our children need to keep their minds from getting bored and this will help. This is one way we can contribute to our local youth to help promote a fun and safe outlet," said Chairman Johnny Hernandez of the lipay Nation of Santa Ysabel. Fatal Accident At Payson Curve The aftermath of a motorcycle meeting a truck at Payson Drive. Emergency response personnel cleaning up the wreckage and sorting out the details. A 28-year-old San Diego man was killed Saturday(l/30) when is motorcycle crossed a double yellow line into oncoming traffic and was hit head-on by a pickup on state Route 78 at the Payson Drive curve. Carl Davis Jr. was riding a 2007 CVR 600 motorcycle eastbound at about 12:30 p.m. when he crossed the double lines for an unknown reason and was hit by a 1976 Chevrolet pickup, said California Highway Patrol Officer Brian Pennings. The driver of the pickup, Dean Young, 47, of San Diego "was unable to react in time to avoid a, collision with the bike,". According to Pennings, a witness told officers that he was driving eastbound on the two-lane highway when the motorcycle passed him on the left at a high rate of speed, the witness said he came upon the accident scene a short distance further down the road. The Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Department and Cal Fire sent crews, Davis was pronounced dead at the scene, and CHP officers immediately asked for a coroner's investigator. Officers blocked traffic in both directions and detoured motorists onto Payson Drive. The road reopened around 2:30 p.m. A n Alarming S00uation Town F,re Alarm System In Danger Be,ng Deact,vated by Michael Hart Some months ago the Julian Chamber of Commerce found itself in a dilemma. The wireless fire alarm system that it had helped to spearhead the installation of back in 2003, and had been paying the monitoring fees for since then, was beginning to need maintenance Failures at the women's club caused a call for the technician, which generated a bill of over 1,000 dollars. This was the first such bill received in the seven plus years the system had been in place and was not a welcome expense. Since the system was originally installed everyone involved had assumed the yearly monitoring fee covered more than just the occasional emergency response notification. An assumption that was wrong. Somehow Simplex- Grinnell, the contractor for the system, and the Chamber had not communicated over the years about the actual costs associated with the system. It was also never clear to any of the various businesses that had sensors and detectors installed just what a maintenance contract was or that there even was one. The bottom line was there was not any maintenance arrangement. This meant that each visit by a technician would be a standard minimum charge of $450. This applied whether it was to change a battery or a entire sensor, it also meant that the cost for parts was on top of the $450, and that only applied to the first two hours. Once these facts became know a meeting was called and held last Wednesday with the Chamber and the businesses that had sensors installed originally(except Julian Drug Store, which had asked that theirs be removes some months back. At Wednesdays meeting the maintenance contract was explained. A charge of approximately $100 per year for each sensor or detector would cover Testing and inspection of the entire system (something that had not been done since its' original installation) service calls to check on reported problems, the system is self monitoring and reports possible issues with sensors such as failing batteries and dirty contacts. This would be the responsibility of each of the businesses that have the system installed and not the Chamber, they would pay for the 23 that are associated with their buildings (Town Hall, Julian Realty office and Candied Apple Pastry) The problem as everyone at the meeting acknowledged is that the system on;ly covers the buildings it is in, the adjacent buildings may not have any alarm or what they have does not report directly to the Fire Department. This would create a problem for all the businesses in the downtown corridor, alarmed or not. At the Chambers monthly meeting (which was rescheduled to Wednesday night after the storms of the previous week) a member of Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Department who was at the meeting on another matter, explained to the Chamber board the difficulty of fighting a fire in the downtown corridor should one break out. "The alarm system should be in every building along main street for the safety of the entire town." The consensus of the fire fighting community was that any fire, but in the first block especially, could be the last fire the town would experience because it could take the whole block, because of the close quarters that the buildings occupy. The overall feeling of those who had attended the meeting with Simplex-Grinnell was that we needed to keep the alarm system in place but expand it to ................ ...... ' ..... .... .................... include all the buildings in the downtown business district. At this time though it is up to the buildings that are currently on the system to agree to the costs associated with the maintenance contract. The Chamber has given the various business owners until Friday, February 5th to make a decision to stay or leave the system and will then make a determination if they can keep it. The Maintenance contract that is being offered is for five years and would cover the 81 installed sensors and detectors. Simplex-Grinnell has also offered to include the monitoring in the $8,120 yearly fee. The agreement would provide for yearly inspection and generate a report that could be provided to the building owners insurance company showing the operation and hopefully providing a reduction in premiums. With more buildings included in the system the cost could be reduced for all, but that was not the current direction, since the Chamber would like to see that the current system is kept in place before they try to expand it to cover more buildings. The town remains protected, sort of, until a decision is reached to continue, or not.