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February 22, 2012 New Offices For State Board Of Equalization New District Office Opening in San Diego on February 27, 2012 The Front Street and San Marcos Branch Operations will be consolidated into the New Office The State Board of Equalization (BOE) will be opening our new San Diego District Office on Monday, February 27, 2012, at 8:00 a.m. located at: San Diego District Office 15015 Avenue of Science, Suite 200 San Diego, California 92128 (858) 385-4700 The location offers free parking for taxpayers, easy freeway access, and a spacious Taxpayer Service Center, featuring self- service kiosks. Operations will move from 1350 Front Street, Suite 5047, San Diego, California, to the new site and the old office G. Ray Jordan, Jr., Ph.D Professor Emeritus Religious Studies January 13, 1926 - February 10, 2012 Ray Jordan was born in North Carolina on the 13th of January 1926. His father, Gerald Ray Jordan, Sr. was a Methodist Minister and one of the first white ministers to desegregate his church in the South. Death threats from white supremacists followed after his decision to desegregate his church services. Ray went into the seminary directly after college with the anticipation to be a Methodist Minister as his father. Some seminaries in the South, circa 1946=1947 did not enforce segregation; his roommate was an African American man. Unfortunately, many religious conferences held at churches were segregated; Ray and his roommate had to study outside of the seminary in separate spaces. Ray's roommate came home from a weekend conference in 1946 with stories of a young, vibrant man in his early 20's who captivatedeveryone he met. His name was Martin Luther King, Jr. Ray became lost interest in the seminary after reading an article about a communal living space in California. It was a writing of Aldous Huxley and Gerald Heard (Preface to Prayer) that led him on his way to California to the commune, Trabuco College. Ray and Aldlous became good friends. He stayed at the commune for maybe a year when he expanded his reading to Zen. He is credited in Smith's book The World's Religions. Ray discovered Japanese Zen (a warriors practice) and studied under T.D Suzuki at Claremont University. This was the early 1950's. After he graduated from Claremont University he took a teaching job as a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern California. He continued to study Zen Buddhism under the guidance of Nyogen Senzaki and Soyen Nakagawa during his time at USC. In 1966 Ray was offered a position at San Diego State College, now SDSU to create the Religious Studies Department. His commitment to Zen Study did not faulter. Ray opened up his home to the Zen and SDSU community and offered ZaZen twice a week. Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7pm-9pm on Tipton Street were filled with hippies, Religious Studies students and professors and young professionals learning how to live one moment at a time. During this time people like Laurence Ferlingetti and Allen Ginsberg visited his home. Rumor has it Ginsberg had a crush on Ray. Ray was Chairman of the Religious Studies Department for many years and was voted "Favorite Professor" at least once while he taught at the Religious Studies Department. Ray often rescued baby birds that had fallen from the Adams Humanities Trees and took them home to nurse them back to health. All life was sacred to Ray. Ray retired from San Diego State University in 1996. Ray continued his meditative practices up until the day he died. Ray's family who will carry on his memory are: Connie Jordan (wife), Stephanie, Janice and Aletia Jordan (daughters), Jordan & Gena Trepte (grandson & granddaughter), Jharae Jordan (granddaughter), Emily (granddaughter) and a clan of Jordans too many to name. The first Gathering took place this Saturday, the 18th of February at the Agape House, San Diego State University. There will be a separate gathering in March for the Julian/Lake Cuyamaca/Wynola communities. will close permanently on Friday, February 24, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. Operations will move from the San Marcos Branch Office located at 334 Via Vera Cruz, Suite 107, San Marcos, California, to the new San Diego site on Monday, February 27, 2012 and the old office will close permanently on Friday, February 24, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. The consolidation of the Front Street location and the San Marcos Branch Office into their new office location comes after much consideration as to its affect on taxpayers and is part of the BOE's continued efforts to operate more efficiently. Many services can be accomplished through our website, via mail, or over the 3hone. Please visit our website at for a listing of all BOE offices, for forms, payments, efiling, and general information, or call our Taxpayer Information Section at 800-400- 7115 Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.rfi, to 5:00 p.m. (Pacific time), excluding state holidays. Ramona Garden Club Accepting Grant Applications The Ramona Garden Club is now accepting grant applications from non-profit and educational organizatic ns located in and near Ramona. Objectives of those seeking grant money should be to encourage further interest in horticulture and agriculture. Each application will be decided on its own merit. There are no deadlines. Applications can be obtained through the Ramona Garden Club website (www. or by sending a request to the Ramona Garden Club at P.O. Box 1412, Ramona, CA 92065. Two new smartphone apps make it possible to access cloud-based programs. One app, Inforl0 Road Warrior. was created to empower sales productivity. The other app, Inforl0 Motion, was designed so users can plug into different back- office systems. To learn more. vimt The Julian News 7 Un Holy Smoke A certified chimney sweep CO00S"F Most of us have already WINNING ENTRY WILL BECOME THE POSTER FOR burned up 2 cords of wood, a ton of pellets, or like me, had to spend $400.00 to get 100 gallons of propane to stay warm! Unfortunately, the cost of staying warm requires maintenance:_ A chimney sweep. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends a sweep if you have 1/8"build up OPEN TO ALL  RESIDENTS of soot, also known as creosote, AND t'0M)IUN[ll rffllVl BY which is a corrosive for pellet POST 468 0PEt TO AU AGE ........... . GU01 AND MfflSTIC ABltiT stoves. CSIA recommends a sweep after using every ton of pellets.  [ [i  January, February and March I 3 Divisions - 12 and Under. 13 Io 18. Open get calls like this: "My fireplace is The winner 01 the twelve-year-Old dlvlsl0n wlll receive a beck 10r $25.0G, acting up. It's really....smoky!" or the winner el the eliileen-year.old dlvBlon will receive a check for $50.00 "1 don't know why, but smoke was and the open 0t'dslon winner will teceffe a check for $2.00 that will be presented al "The Dance" on June 2, 2012. every+ere,'Cr++u'n+'+esan"s've' I call this "Unholy smoke". --- When I arrive at a job, I'm looking at the cap and screen to see if FOR I011MATION, the cap is shiny black and if the APPLICATION&RULES screen is clogged with soot. CALL 760 765-OI26 Most of the time it is both. This OR 760 215-1711 person has had a flue fi re. When PLEASE LEAVE MESSAGE the screen is clogged the heat and smoke can't escape, so you w, llle 1 l tee lelltall telM get them back in your home! ,,-,r,,, This is what happened to Lily ............................................................................................................................................... of "Visiting with Lily". She not nly gt "Unhly smke"' but an 1 rh; "Unholy stink" as well. After a few Winter food for birds hours of work, I was able to write G.3Lp {} ft. . Take a pine cone or a her stove up as "Ready for use". , Lily told her story in her column I I,Tl ,- .... twig wreath and smear published in The Julian News peanut butteronit. on February 8, 2012 issue, titled Sprinkle bird seed Fire, Smoke and Repentance. If you did not read it, do so.  onto the peanut butter, Heavy, heavy soot buildul and tuck fruit slices in can also give you "Unholy also. Hangyour smoke" because the creosote is feeders high in a tree Cooking every time you have a fire. Consider this a warning sign; or tall bush; make sure don't ignore it. A chimney sweep nopredators can reach is worth the cost of keeping you, the birds as they feed. yours and our community safe. Don't let a lack of money stand 20t2 by King Features Syndicate, Inc. World rights reserved. between you and being safe. The least of things with meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it, Carl .lung by Larry Political Posters Q: I have posters that are souvenirs from two political conventions, the 1988 Democratic Convention in Atlanta and the 1988 Republican Convention in New Orleans. Each poster has a paragraph that states they were printed on recycled paper gathered fron the convention floor They are commemorative prints, and I wonder if they have any value. -- Virginia, New Port Richey, Fla. A: I spoke to several serious collectors of political memorabilia, and they seem to agree that your posters are worth about $20 each. A good general reference is "Warman's Political Collebtibles: Identification and Price Guide" by Dr. Enoch L. Nappen (Krause, $24.99). Q: I am trying to find some information about two bronze plates that I have. Both are stamped "The Henry Bonnard Bronze Company, NY" and they depict what seem to be a war victory and a celestial scene. I'd like to contact someone who can give me information regarding their significance and estimated value. -- Barry, via email A: Henry Bonnard and his factory produced important medal castings during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. For example, the foundry was commissioned to do decorative work at the Pennsylvania capitol. One of the most notable workers at the foundry was Frederic Remington, whose casts from the company are highly valuable and collectible. MIR Appraisal Services can help you determine a value for your bronze plates. You should expect to pay for this service. The contact information is 307 North Michigan Ave., Suite 308, Chicago, IL 60601; appraisers@; and 312-814- 8510. Q: I have a working Webcor tape recorder with two large spools for rewinding the tape. Is there any value to this item? -- Bill, Amherst, N.H. A: Without knowing the model number, it is a little difficult to give you an exact answer, but let me provide you with my be'st guess. I checked with several shops that specialize in vintage electronic equipment, and I found a Webcor that I think might be similar to the one you have -- a 1952 Webcor two-track, two-speed reel-to- reel model with four heads and tube amp. It is in working order and priced at $50, which I think accurately reflects the current market. Write to Larry Cox in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475,. or send e-mail to questionsforcox@ Due to the large volume of mail he receives, Mr. Cox is unable to personally answer all reader questions. Do not send any materials requiring return mail. @ 2012 King Features Syndicate. Inc. Commercial O I Residential 0 I Payment Options JiGASCheck TM ,,00PmOm.t ll,llm ..m Trained Lq]l COUNCIL 24 Hour Emergency Service 760 765.0130 Ben Sulser, District Manager