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March 30, 2011 Mobile banking owered by the sun Unleash the freedom of mobile banking with a solar charger for your mobile phone. It's free when you open a personal checking account at Rabobank along with mobile and online banking with eStatements. Your charger doubles as a solar LED lamp - perfect for the great outdoors. Solar powered universal charger for your mobile devices JULIAN 2033 Main Street (760) 765-2765 Rabobank Rabobank, N.A.. Member FDiC www.rabobankamerica.com *Offer applies to Personal Checking, Personal Interest Checking, Senior Checking and Sole Proprietor Checking onh/ and ends April 22,2011. 5100 minimum opening deposit required. Must enroll in personal online banking with eStatements and mobile banking to receive solar charger. Mobile phone and dock not included. Please allow three to four weeks for delivery. Offer for California residents only. Taste Of Julian Only Two Weeks Away The TASTE OF JULIAN, a Julian Merchants Association event, is for everyone who enjoys good food, libation and art. It is your opportunity to visit restaurants and wineries and enjoy fabulous art produced by Julian's talented artists. The lists of participating restaurants and wineries/breweries including the list of artist/s that will be at many locations are: The wineries/breweries are: Country Cellars- Donna Lord-Local Julian Wildlife Photographer Menghini Winery - Leslie Holbert- Weaver Blue Door Winery - *Kiki Skagen - Local Painter - Oil J. Jenkins Winery - *Kiki Skagen - Local Painter - Oil Julian Hard Cider- Matt Cummins - Photographer Witch Creek Winery - *Helen Petre - acrylics/monoprints The restaurants/bakeries include: Mom's Pie House - in Julian-Debra Krub-Local Weaver in Wynola- *Judy Sonderby- Local Watercolorist Wynola Pizza Express- Heather Bailey - Wood Carver Jeremy's on the Hill - *Coco Brown- Local Painter -Oils Candied Apple Pastry- Sandi Bennett & Sara Munson-Local Quilters Julian Pie Company -*Graham Wilder & *Barbara Nigro - Local photographers Julian Tea and Cottage Arts - Carol Gay Yates- Local Weaver Hero's Deli-*Mary Carol-Local Painter and Muralist-Oils & Acrylics Apple Alley Bakery- Sheena Mowery - Local Weaver Rongbranch - Barbara Jean Searles - Jewelry & Dreamcatchers Fajita Grille - Don Weeke- mediums: baskets, masks and gourds Buffalo Bills - *Bonnie Gendron-Woodcut Relief Prints, & Cards & Handcrafted Beaded Jewelry Cowbella Ranch Caf6 -* Betty Rikansrud - Local Oil Painter (Julian Artists Guild Members * next to their name) Not only will you be able to enjoy good food and drink, but you will be able to meet Julian's fabulous Artists who will be at these locations displaying their original artwork. Tickets are limited and cost $20 and can be purchased on-line at www.julianmerchants.org through Paypal or in town at Mom's Pie House, at Menghini Winery, at Wynola Pizza Express and Country Cellars in Wynola before the event. Tickets may be purchased the day of the event at the Town Hall for $25 if there are tickets left. On April 9th participants will pick up colored wristbands to easily identify themselves along with a map of participating restaurants/ wineries upon check-in at Julian's Town Hall. The self-guided tour allows participants to visit participating restaurants at their own pace; in any order they choose within the specified time frame and enjoy the unique atmosphere each restaurant, winery & artists has to offer. Taste of Julian is a fund raiser to benefit the community through the Julian Merchants Association, a non-profit association. For more information call Diana Garrett -760-765-3647 Contractors Learn Of Green Opportunities A dozen local area contractors took part in the initial orientation meeting that described the Energy Upgrade CA rebate program. The presentation by Jesse Fulton of the CA Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) described the program, and explained how contractors could get certified and be part of the program. The basic requirement is that a contractor have a General B, an insulation C2 or a HVAC C20 rating. This plus this 3 hr orientation session, a free 3 day basic training, and $1 million insurance coverage would fully qualify them for the basic program. A $1250 rebate would be given to any homeowner who agree to do a few prescriptive energy tightening measures on their home such as: sealing their air handling ducts (if they have any), bring attic insulation up to R38, insulate hot water lines (if accessible), seal air leaks in the home skin, install a carbon monoxide sensor and thermostatic shower valve (shuts off water when it gets hot and ready for a shower). The participating contractors would not only have the 3 day training free, but would go on the list of qualified contractors. These are the only contractors who's work will merit the state $1250 rebate. The planned extensive public outreach program will then direct homeowners to the site with this list and help generate potential work. General contractors could continue to the advanced certification which is a 6 day free training. This allows them San Diego Tax Bill needs YOU! Treasurer-Tax Collector Relishes Public Ideas; Seeks New Input To Improve Tax Bill San Diego, CA... San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAIlister is looking for a few good ideas and suggestions to make the annual property tax bill easier to read and understand. "Each year since 2003, we have reached out to San Diego county taxpayers to seek their ideas and suggestions as to how we can create a kinder, friendlier, more user-friendly tax bill, said McAIlister. Initially, we received many wonderful suggestions from the public that resulted in a complete tax bill makeover." Improving customer service and improving the look and feel of the tax bill have been top priorities for McAIlister. Since the tax bill underwent a major overhaul in 2004, each subsequent bill has incorporated a number of changes suggested by taxpayers. "We listen to the public. Our current tax bill incorporates dozens of excellent suggestions made by taxpayers and we are hopeful new ides will be brought to us this year", McAIlister added. Last September, more than 980,000 tax bills were sent to San Diego county taxpayers. The bills are expected to generate nearly $4.5 billion in collections. "My goal is to make the San continued on page 13 The Julian News 3 POPE TREE SERVICE All Your Tree Service Needs Commercial Acce BlIR, WIN'00PIRITfJ More New items from Albert's Organics and United Natural Foods Hormone Free Beef Check out our Doll Specials Dry Cleaning. Service in by Tuesday, Back by Friday Price List in the store - Service through Ramona Cleaners 2117 Main Btreet if -- Oshn'ds,y 0 m - e pa 8u O jun- 6 pm 760 768 820O The S/at the Mountain Gypsy is the BEST]. Their prices are always great plus, ::ditiona120% that s incrediblei 20/o OFF (or nmre!) STOREWIDE NINE DAYS: March 26th-April 3rd Mountain 2007 Main Street, Julian (760) 765-0643 to participate in the up to $4000 rebate for a wider range of energy upgrade measures. The actual measures will be defined after the contractor does testing, performs a diagnose using energy software (Energy Pro), and then generates the list of attractive measures suited to the particular home. The rebate is scaled to the anticipated increase in energy efficiency so that a 10% improvement will garner $1250, 20% will merit $2000 and so forth to a 40% improvement having a $4000 rebate. In addition, both programs may be eligible for a $500 federal rebate and if the work is done in Chula Vista, the city will match the state rebate. So, it is possible to have a total of $8500 in subsidies for energy upgrade work. It is entirely up to the contractors how they use this certification from simply adding it to their bag of tricks in the construction industry, or building their whole business plan around this Energy Upgrade CA program. Jesse admitted that this program will not cure all the woes in the construction business right now, but it does offer a strong encouragement to homeowners to do some energy upgrades. The homeowner will not only have a more comfortable and safer home, they will have up to 40% lower energy bills including the cost of propane, electricity and wood. There are 21 certified contractors in San Diego County now and not much public outreach has happened so far. The emphasis is on getting the contractors trained and certified so that they are ready for the public response when the program starts putting the public outreach into high gear. When asked how the public response is going so far, Jesse did say that the current crop of contractors is being overwhelmed with new work. Rich Caputo pointed out that the single most cost effective way to reduce carbon emissions and clear up California's contribution to climate change, was to do energy upgrades on existing housing stock. Homes built before 1980 did not have a state energy code to build to (Title 24) and do not perform well on their energy use. Many homes in Julian were originally considered to be seasonal homes and not really designed for four seasons. Most of these homes are now being lived in year round and will be prime candidates for this energy upgrade program. The next step for contractors is to take the 3 day basic training which will allow them to participate in the basic (proscriptive $1250 continued on page 12