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No they didn't serve tea and crumpets, this was a tax revolt rally held downtown San Diego by the Star of India at which protesters held signs protesting the Federal Omnibus bill (otherwise known as the "Bailout" bill) and the state budget. The organizers shredded copies of both of them, put them into makeshift "tea bags" and dumped them into the water (they tethered them so that they could pule them back out so that the water was not polluted) in a symbolic gesture of revolt reminiscent of the Boston Tea Party all those years ago. Both young women wanted to go to show their support for the revolt as they realize that they are going to be the ones paying for these taxes the rest of their lives and they wanted to be a part of history in the making. There were close to 500 people in attendance, just average citizens fed up with all the taxes. Tea Parties throughout the country continue to be held as more and more people are choosing to voice their opinion. The next scheduled Tea Party in San Diego will be held April 11 at 11:00 a.m. at the Spanish Landing across from the airport, there is also one scheduled for April 15 in the evening at the downtown Post Office as people are dropping off their taxes at the last minute. This is designed to capitalize on the regular media coverage that this event gets. .... My Thoughts by Michele Harvey It Feels Like Spring Again No matter how many fires, windstorms or late snowfalls we have; spring always shows up again with an abundance of green leaf buds and bright colored flowers. Recently the weather here has been so mild that it really feels like spring. Cool mornings, warm afternoons and crispy cold evenings are my idea of great spring days. Mornings before I go to my shop I get some yard work done because I like the cool air, the sun on my shoulders and it's easy to dig into the earth that is still damp from the last rain. Not many weeks from now our dirt will revert to "rock hard" and a high quality pick or shovel won't penetrate " into the unworked soil. This week I'm filling in potholes in our back driveway. We call it the back driveway because it's at the other end of our property from our house. Most of our driveway is covered with concrete or asphalt, but the back driveway is dirt with some gravel. It has high spots and low spots that need to be blended. I'm digging out an embankment near our barn where I want to widen the flat area at the bottom of the embankment, then lay down rocks on the new embankment. We have lots of rocks just lying around our property that make mowing a real challenge. Collecting the rocks to hold back embankments will get the rocks out of the way and they will make attractive and useful walls. The area at the top of the embankment was used by previous owners to store used scrap wood. Lots of the wood laid there for years, long enough to rot, and most of it is full of nails. I dig out enough dirt to shape my embankment the way I want it, wheelbarrow the dirt on to the driveway, then find rocks to build a new retaining wall where none existed before. As I build the new rock walls, I'll rake the debris to fill in behind the walls, using it for filler, and put the splinters and nails where they won't harm any human or animal feet. I like the cleanup projects that spring brings. We own a bit over three acres and we can always find ways to clean up our land. We don't always have time each year to do the necessary work, but it never goes away. The work just seems to wait patiently for us. A few weeks ago my son Robert and I had a day off together. Some of our out buildings burned in the Cedar Fire in 2003 and we used our day off together to finally finish cleaning out the shells of these buildings. Now I like to walk by them and through them, seeing how clean they look before next autumns winds fill them with fallen leaves. Building retaining walls with rocks and old pieces of concrete that I find around our property is one way of cleaning up our property. I take rocks and concrete chunks that are in the way and place them where they can be useful. They hold back the dirt and keep us from having mud slides. Another project I'm working on is digging up and replanting my bearded irises. We have a bed of irises that don't bloom because the dirt under them is too hard for them to set out good root systems and through the years the winds have blown too much dirt on top of their rhizomes. The rhizomes are the part of the plant connected to the base of the leaves that look a little like raw yams. The rhizomes like to sit just below the top of the soil. Bearded irises like good drainage and full sun in cool climates, and some shade in the hottest parts of the yard. Last year we dug up a large bed of rosemary. I plan to make a walkway where the rosemary was, and the dirt there is really good for planting. I'll take out the rich dirt and move it to the iris bed, giving the irises much better drainage and richer soil to live in. Then I'll build my walkway without putting it on the rich soil. My spring projects always seernto have several steps to them. I don't just think of one thing to do. Instead I combine projec , That way I feel like I'm accomplishing even more. I don't have time to get much done each year, so I like projects that improve several areas of my yard at the same time. Spring, with its great weather is the best time for me to get yard projects done. I have all winter to think about them, and actually getting outside in our great weather makes me feel good physically and mentally. These are my thoughts. Gardening Workshop Saturday Julian Feed & Supply will be hosting a gardening March 28th @ 10am. Sally Snipes & Carol Nagy-Jacklin will be discussing Garden Design & Preparation Raised Beds, Water Thrift & What to Plant Now! Cost will be $10 per person. Call 765-1212 to RSVP. workshop on Welcome Benjamin Wyatt Clarke Chris and Tiffany Clarke are pleased to announce the birth of their first child. Benjamin Wyatt came into the world March 19, 2009 - his vital statistics 7 Ibs 1.2 oz and 20 inches. Tiffany is doing fine. Ben is getting a heavy dose of old time fiddle and banjo tunes. Father Chris is the guiding force behind the band PLOW which can be seen frequently performing at Wynola Pizza. The Julian News 5 [ Progressively Old Fashioned ! Collectibles " Gifts Jewelry ] 2111 Main Street In "Ihe Heart of Downtown Julian :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ::~ : .............................. ,! ! ................ ~ ....................................... i , ................................... ~i!~ ..... ~. ~ : :::: v :~: ~: :~ ~: ~ :~:~ ~: '~ i~F~ ,;i~ ......... :: : ~:~'~;'i~,~ Local EPerience Since 1988 * Long Term Forest Maintenance and Planning * Hazardous Removal and Precision Felling * Ornamental Pruning and Lacing * Brush Clearing and Chipping * Stump Grinding FREE ES TIMA TES Fully Insured for Your Protection ERIC DAUBER H: 760-765-2975 C: 760-271-9585 PO Box 254 JULIAN, CA. 92036 WE-8690A PLEASE JOIN US FOR COFFEE WITH THE SUPERINTENDENTS JIM PEABODY, & KEVIN OGDEN, Julian High School District Julian Union School District THURSDAY MARCH 26, 2009 - 6:00PM JULIAN COFFEE HOUSE Sponsored by the Community Parent Coalition Positive Action Recognition - Running Strong at High School by Robin Boland, Community Parent Coalition J f=k once for positive behavior. We want you to know we understand that each day brings its challenges and decisions about behavior. Each day these students find themselves faced with opportunities to shine. We are not looking for perfection in any of them. We simply want to appreciate them when then make positive choices. It's our sincere hope that by recognizing them, they continue to make good choices and that others will follow their examples. We congratulate these students for their actions!!! It's a great place we live in and it's full of great people!! The list of kids displaying positive behaviors goes on and on. Let's see who is setting good examples at our high school: Kalyn Kelly Aracely Abarca Nicki Ludtk x 4 Justina Byrne ' Donny Madison x 2 Allison Cauzza Trevor Rice Kirsten Sanders Mike Wessely x 2 Carol Snow Courtney A. Katherine Thompson Tyler Ernst Ryan Monroe Theresa Duey Shaunae Bullock i Tommy Worth Chase Fisher x 2 Sara Stormont x 2 Andrej Dominguez Leah Worth x 2 Grace Lindsay x 2 Jacob LaChusa Joseph Munson Jenna Arenson x 2 Chelsea Feigel Patty Hunsinger x 2 Tyler Crouch Rocio Montez x 2 Amy Jackson Sergio Gutierrez x2 Samantha Delgado Nicky Watson Kelsey Johnston Vivianna Pinedo Courtney Hartung John Linton Shane Wright Johnathan Murray Jenna Madeyski Grace Snow Rowan Sullivan Oswaldo Abarca Alex Marvin Raul Padilla Hanna Hernadez Dakota Savage Anastasia Moore Jennifer Rainey Zack Wessely Guy McFall Those with a "x2" or more mean they were recognized more than