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March 3, 2010 Lori Loflus Open Kids Kingdom Home Day Care Lori Loftus is happy to announce the opening of 'KJdsKingdom HomeDayCare' in her home. Her day care is state licienced, meeting all health and safety requirements. Her focus is on a 'loving and safe environment for your child'. Every parent should feel that their child is safe and cared for in a loving environment with lots of room to grow and explore their surroundings. 1,2,3's,..A;,B,C's and story time along with other activities will be part of what the children will learn. These are just a few things that will be provided in her care. She has been a fifteen year resident of Julian and in that time has raised two children who have gone on to be very successful in their careers. Lori has also had a hair salon in her home, but is now shifting careers to focus on being a child care provider. Her operating hours will be from 6am-6pm...Mon. thru Fri ..... Ages:Infant to four years. If you are interested in a home day care environment, please call Lori @ 760- 765-3111 ........ Residence-1208 Sunshine Trail, Julian, Ca. 92036 Tips To Avoid Being Driven To Distr.action (NAPSA)--Texting while driving has received a great deal of atten- tion lately, and with good reason: Keeping your eyes on a tiny key- board rather than the roadway ahead is a disaster waiting to hap- pen. However, texting is just the lat- est in a long list of distractions that could have deadly consequences on America's roadways. "Safe driving is about focus," said Bill Moore, president of MetLife Auto & Home% "Many accidents could be avoided if the basic principles of defensive driv- ing and driver attentiveness were observed." To stay focused on safety, driv- ers may want to ask themselves the fbllowing questions: Are you keeping your eyes on the prize? With cars more than ever resembling mobile offices and entertainment centers, it can be easy to forget you're behind the wheel. Most accidents occur in seconds and distractions delay your reaction time. Are you awake enough to drive? Driver fatigue leads to inattentiveness; and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 100,000 crashes are caused each year by drivers literally being asleep at the wheel. Recognize the signs of drowsy driving, which include dif- ficulty focusing, frequent blinking, irritability and frequent yawn- ing--and then, take action. Are you more interested in your cell phone conversa- tion than the road ahead? Even in states where it's permissi- ble, talking on a cell phone in- creases the likelihood of getting involved in a motor vehicle acci- dent. If you need to call, pull off the road. Do you have a designated deejay? Simple things like chang- Distractions, including cell phone usage, can greatly increase the likelihood of being involved in an accident. ing the radio dial or finding that "perfect song" on your MP3 player may seem harmless, but they can be a big distraction. Are you being lazy about changing lanes? It's critical to look briefly over both shoulders before changing lanes. Even if you have onboard technology installed in the car, such as blind-spot and rearview indicators, the basics you learned in driver's education will always apply: signal your intention, check your mirrors and then glance back both ways to be certain that no one--or nothing-- is in your blind spot. Are you day driving or daydreaming? Even without external distractions, it's easy to get caught up thinking about per- sonal problems or work assign- ments. If you feel yourself losing focus, give yourself a wake-up call and set aside your problems. They can wait until the ride is over. For the free brochures "Driving While Distracted: Be a Safer Driv- er" and "In the Driver's Seat: About Driving Safely," call (800) 608-0190. For more information, visit OPEN MONDAY- FRIDAY 8:00AM TO 5PM -- It isn't so much that hard times are coming," the change observed is mostly soft times going. -- Groucho Marx F( Saturday March 6, 2010 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM IRISH DINNER LIVE MUSIC DANCING Julian Town Hall Donation $15.00 per person tickets call: 760-765-1578 Preliminary Court Ruling Favors Fire Safety And Nature Over County's Vegetation Clearance SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Superior Court issued a preliminary ruling Friday, Februarry 26, in favor of the California Chaparral Institute indicating that the County of San Diego violated state law by exempting its backcourntry vegetation clearance projects from public and environmental reviiew. "This is a victory for I:both citizens and nature," said Richard Halsey, director of the Institute.. "The best way to protect lives, property, and natural resources from1 wildfire is through proper community design and sensible Vegetation management directly around homes, not stripping habitat in the backcountry. This ruling will give citizens the opportunity to participatte in developing a rational approach to fire risk reduction. It's time we stop wasting millions of dollars of tax-payer money on projects that: actually increase the threat of fire to people." The preliminary ruling can be found at the link below: http:llwww.sandie, aspx?CaseNo=37-2009-00091583-CU-TT-CTL&SelDates=02/26/20 10&Eventld=605177 Background (from California Chaparral Institute) On April 13, 2003, San Diego County staff produced a report titled "Mitigation Strate(.gies for Reducing Wildland Fire Risks." It was the beginning of the efffort by the Board of Supervisors to promote landscape-scale prescrribed burns throughout the backcountry. According to the Callifornia Chaparral Institute, the authors of the report misrepresented 1the work of quoted scientists, created fictious references, and ignored contrary data in order to promote their particular viewpoint. Below are the letters from the misrepresented scientists. In response to the scientists' requests that San Diego County reevaluate its p(osition and examine the data more objectively, county staff was instrructed to no longer associate with or grant consulting contracts to :those who were involved in writing the letters. After a protracted effo)rt, the report was finally removed from the county's website. On May 14, 2008, Sam Diego County Supervisor Bill Horn instructed county staff to come up with a vegetation management plan to facilitate the removal of native vegetation in the region's protected wildland areas through burning, mastication, and grazing. On April 22, 2009, thle Board of Supervisors attempted to approve a CEQA exemption on, a $7 million vegetation management project that involved expanding clearance distances around homes and evacuation routes, up 'to 500 feet! That's nearly two football field lengths. The county was baclk at it on May 13, 2009, but this time with a modified proposal that limited the project to creating 100 feet of defensible space arounld homes and clearing what the county deems as unhealthy trees from within 500 feet of structures and roads. The CEQA exemption was still there. The board passed the proposal unanimously. California Chaparral Institute filed a lawsuit on June 10, 2009 to compel County of San Diego to follow state law and conduct a full public review of their $;7 million habitat clearing project. The lawsuit is also supported by bo)th the California Native Plant Society and the San Diego Sierra Club.. In the ruling "There are legislative exemptions from CEQA. "As a practical matter, the statutory 24 Bruce 765-0152 ceil: (6191972-0152 The Julian News 7 Groceries. Fresh Produce. Sundries Beer. Wine Liquor Dry Cleaning. Lotto. Scratchers Full Service "Best in the County" Meat Department U.S.D.A. Choice Bee[ Buffalo Meat Special and Holiday Orders, Cut to your Specifications The bird with the longest feathers is the onagadori, a domestic strain of red jungle fowl. Its feathers span more than 34 feet. exemptions have in common HEIITH SERVICES only this: the _L,egislatum-  JULIAN MEDICAL C-LINlC A DIVISION OF BORREOO COMMUNITY HEALTH FOUNDATION We accept Healthy Families Insurance == = ;!I (Next To Town Hall) Suite 211 619 445 3168 fax 619 445 5368 24 HOUR ANSWERING SERVICE determine that each promoted an interest important enough to justify foregoing the b,enefits of environmental review'." [Napa Valley Wine Train, Inc. v. Public Utilities Commission (1990)] "Emergency" means a sudden, unexpected occurrence, involving a clear and imminent danger, demanding immediate action to prevent or mittgate loss of, or damage to, life, health, property, or essential public services. "Emergency"' includes such occurrences as lfire, flood, earthquake, or other soil or geologic movements, as well as such occurrences as riot, accident, or sabotage. In this case, Respondent has failed to meet its burden and establish there is substantial evidence in the record 1to support the emergency exemption. It is undisputed that a wildfire is an occurrence under the statutory definition of "emergency." However, what is in dispute is whether there is smbstantial evidence to supp)ort the remainder of the emergency definition. Respondent: does not cite to evidence which supports a conclusion there is a clear and imminent danger of wilNfire which requires immediate actiion. The fact there have been wildfires in the past, including two catastrophic wildfires supports a reasonable conclusion there is likely to be future wildfires. But it is insufficient to support a conclusion there is an imminent threat of damage to life,, health or property. In this case, there is no expert testimony or evidence to support a conclusion a wildfire is imminent. In addition, there is insufficient evidence this is a short-term project. The Project is expected to take years. Thus, the fact this is a long term project is another basis to grant the writ. This project is not exempt from CEQA under the Forest Practices Act. Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated -- Confucius Tues & Thurs }] ii  6-Bed Full Service Hospice & Dementia Case by Case Lteense @trt Of[ f3rt #374801019 SUNCREST LODGE 34540 Engineers Road and Highway 79 (760) 765-0065 . Homeopathic consultations * Children's hollstic health + Ha GI. 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