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An Independent Weekly -. 7 Wednesday, for the San Diego Baekeountry i001 April 9, 2003 " . C00.forr.00 Our l g b Year, No. 33 BULK RATE Permit No, 30 Julian CA 50'00 I (47 + tax included) SHERIFF'S DEPT. RURAL COMMAND RECEIVES COMMENDATION FOR ACTIONS, JILL ANDERSON FOR 20 YEAR SERVICE San Diego County Sheriff Bill Kolender presented Julian resident Jill Anderson a 20 year service award on Feb. 25 . Larry Bowen of Julian presents a 20 year service pin to Jill Anderson. Twenty six officers and personnel from the San Diego County Sheriff's Dept. (Rural Command) were honored for their actions and service during a S.D. County Awards Ceremony held on Feb. 25 th. A plaque inscribed "Meritorious Unit Citation Award" and listing the names of the personnel from Julian, Ranchita, Pine Valley and Campo Sheriff's substations was presented to Lt. Grey Reynolds by San Diego County Sheriff Bill Kolender for actions and service on July 29, 2002 (the first day of the Pines Fire). Julian resident Jill Anderson was also recognized at the same ceremony for her 20 years as a County employee. Anderson has worked for a multitude of County Depts. including: Revenue and Recovery, Child Support and Revenue, Public Works, Gillespie Field, Social Services, Adult Protective Services, Mental Health, Gain Program, Child Protective Services and Julian Sheriff's Dept. (current). Anderson joined the County as an employee in 1980 and stated: "Working with a wide variety of departments for the county has been very educational and rewarding for me." Congratulations to Jill and our rural Command personnel on their achievements. CAN J U MAN BE MADE SAFER FROM FUTURE FIRES? by Richard Caputo, Contributing Writer Good question. In a way, we have a leg up on this problem thanks to the uncontrolled burn we had last summer. A lot of combustible material was burned, many fire breaks were constructed, many homeowners thinned out the vegetation on their property, etc. But, as we all know, all it would have taken was a one-day wind reversal during the three weeks of fire to turn Julian into toast. So what can we do to protect ourselves? One thing, and possibly the best thing, is to form a Fire Safe Council for Julian. What's that you ask? Well, it is a combination of private and public parties that are interested in wildfire prevention and fire loss mitigation. Once a Fire Safe Council is formed, it can apply for and recei,e grants. Apparently, there is a bunch of money out there that Julian could apply for right now. The grants would go for projects that your community agrees would do the most to make it safer from fires. What kinds of projects are likely? After accessing your community needs it could be things like fire breaks, ladder fuel reduction, property clearing and chipping, emergency evacuation plans, accurate neighborhood maps and signage for fire crews, emergency contact telephone tree, etc. So, what is needed to get started in Julian? What is needed initially are a few people from each geographic part of Julian who are interested in making Julian a safer place. We need. a few folks from the different parts of town such as Pine Hills, Whispering Pines, Kentwood I, Kentwood II, Wynola, Cuyamaca, Julian Estates, the Julian townsite, and Harrison Park to step forward and help get things started. If you care about Julian safety, please contact Richie Caputo at 765-3157 or on the web at RichardC@julianweb,com. Also, you are invited to our next get together on April 15th, a Tuesday at 7 PM at the All Seasons Lodge on Rt 79 near the entrance to KQ Ranch. For more general info you can look at http://www.firesafecouncil.org/or call 619-562-0096. FIRE AND WATER DISTRICTS CONSIDER DEAL FOR NEW FIRE STATION Trade for Five Acre Site is Possible by Bob Stuart, Contributing Writer The chairmen of the Julian/Cuyamaca Fire Protection District (JCFPD) and the Julian Community Services (Water) District (JCSD) met with The Julian News on March 27th. The purpose of' the meeting was to provide information for the community on discussions that have been taking place about how best to allow for the construction of a new fire station. Buddy Seifert of the fire district and Greg Sallee of the water district were joined by fire chief Kevin Dubler. The existing fire house on Farmer Road sits on a one-quarter acre parcel leased from the water district. It is part of'Frank Lane Park, all which is owned by JCSD. This is inadequate for needed expansion to provide services not anticipated in 1985, when the existing lease was established. The water district also has needs that have grown with the community. Its office is used for board meetings and this space is often strained if more than a couple of members of the public wish to attend a meeting. The existing fire house was not built to accommodate sleeping for ambulance personnel, since the Sheriff provided emergency medical service at the time of construction. Also, the fire district has two ambulances and other new equipment that needs to be garaged now. The water district has a five-acre parcel adjacent to Jess Martin Park that was purchased for possible ground water needs. It is being suggested that this parcel be traded to the fire district in return for the water district obtaining the existing fire house structure, with the latter district retaining the water rights under the five acres. This parcel is sloping upward to the north from the park facilities and about one and one- half acres is actually usable; much more land than the quarter acre the fire - district now leases in Frank Lane Park. The water district Paid $90,000 for the parcel adjacent to Jess Martin Park and about $60,000 was spent constructing the existing fire house. The latter figure was possible because of the extensive use of volunteer labor. The fire district is hoping to again benefit from such volunteers when the new facility is constructed. If this arrangement is formally agreed upon, the water district would furnish untreated water to the fire district and the fire house would rely on a septic system for its sewage disposal. A water storage tank would be installed and the Continued on page 7 JACOB HOLDS AIRPORT MEETING Airport Authority Agrees to Meeting 4/19 by Bob Stuart, Contributing Writer County Supervisor Dianne Jacob recently held a meeting in her Et Cajon office with a variety of interested parties on the status of events involving the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority's inclusion of Ramona on its list of possible sites for a regional airport. Ramona's Assemblyman Jay La Suer has introduced Assembly Bill 77, which would require that Ramona be removed from the Authority's site selection list for an international airport. Jacob said she has met with Chairman Joe Craver of the Airport Authority and the Supervisor's appointee to that Board, William Lynch, to urge them to delete Ramona from the site list. Jacob was told that that would probably not be considered until at least September. However, Craver has agreed to attend a public meeting in Ramona, which La Suer is organizing. It will be held on April 19th, which is a Saturday, at 9 ANOTHER FIRE SEASON JUST AROUND CORNER Lined up and ready to roll! This is a photo of vehicles owned by B.L. Murphy and Son, a Julian business profiled in the April 2 edition of The Julian News. The family business provided fire support services for agencies fighting last year's disastrous Pines Fire. With this year's fire season approaching, Barney Murphy and his family are preparing once again to respond to calls for support in San Diego, Riverside, Orange, San Bernadino counties or beyond. (Photo courtesy B.L. Murphy and Son) a.m. in the Olive Pierce Middle School's Charles R. Nunn Performing Arts Center. This facility was offered by Peter Schiff, who is the Superintendent for the Ramona Unified School District. Wendell Cutting, who is an aid to Congressman Duncan Hunter, said the Congressman will be flying back from Washington to attend this meeting, national conditions permitting since Hunter is now Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and member of the Homeland Security Committee. Those attending the meeting were told that Joe Craver, who chairs the Authority board and Paul Nieto, who chairs its Site Selection Committee, will be in attendance at the April 19th meeting. Following the meeting, The Julian News confirmed with Bill Lynch, Continued on page 9 JULIAN LIONS MIXER APRIL 10 - PUBLIC WELCOME "- The Julian Lions are announcing their upcoming mixer scheduled at Town Hall on Thursday, April 10, at 6 p.m., inviting the public for an evening of fun, entertainment, food, and membership information. According to Tim Heinlein, vice president, "The Julian Lions are looking for new members of all ages who would enjoy joining a volunteer organization, seeing firsthand the results of their labors, and of course, having a bit of fun along the way." Most Julian residents aren't aware of the behind-the-scenes activity the Julian Lions perform. They award many scholarships to students. They also assist local students with free eye examinations and glasses. Last year a few Lion members built the small well house in front of the Julian Drug Store. They sponsor students in an exchange program with a trip to Julian's sister city in Austria each year. Over the many years, they built the stage and snack bar (and recently added concrete handicapped access) for the Frank Lane Park amphitheater area. The Julian Lions built the downstairs area of the Julian Town Hall Including the kitchen facilities. President Dave Baker adds, "The Julian Lions Club members volunteer their time and effort to produce the wonderful two-day Bluegrass Festival (the 34th this year!), and the Mayfest in Julian. The Lions have two meetings a month: the second Thursday of every month is their Board meeting while the fourth Thursday of every month is their "fun' meeting. (The Julian Lions have been known to turn members literally upside down to collect their "tail twisting' fines.) Also, usually present at those meetings is a wide selection of guest speakers." Come to the mixer and learn more about the Julian Lions Club and how you can help this year's events and plans. Recent concrete handicapped access to Frank Lane Park Amphitheater thanks to Julian Lions Club. CALL CONTINUES FOR BLOOD DONORS As U.S. troops continue to protect our country overseas, the San Diego Blood Bank is urging local residents to become "Heroes on the Home Front" by donating blood for area hospital patients. "In time of war, people often feel helpless. Donating blood is something Obituary VIRGINIA R. CEAGLIO Renowned Astrologer Santa Ysabel Resident Virginia R. Ceaglio, 84, died on March 29, 2003 in San Diego. A resident of Santa Ysabel for the past 14 years, Virginia was born January 21, 1919 in Kemmerr, Wyoming. She was a renowned astrologer, philosopher and lecturer. She had the first astrological school in San Diego, was past president of the International Society of Astrological Research and owner of Pegasus Tapes. Virignia is survived by her daughters, Susan Mary Klaesson, Catherine Coral Cavalli; two grandchildren Kristine Susan, Russell Michael; two great grandchildren, Erica Kristine, Courtney Elizabeth and pet, Lulu Ling. Virginia was pre-deceased by husband, James P. Greenleaf. Graveside services were held at Haven of Rest Cemetery, Julian, on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at i :00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Gina to San Diego Hospice, 4311 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103. Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary assisted the family. THE NEW "ALTITUDES" SKATEPARK A true story by Di Rose Our skatepark is now up and running. We're successfully managing the details of our first year of operations. The management, led by Dana Pettersen of IPR (Intermountain Parks and Rec, Inc.), is working hard. The process of wanting, needing, really needing, and finally getting the skatepark was a long one. It took many people to contribute their time and talent to make it happen. The people you see now are just the tip of the iceberg. The process was much like a relay race where it started with a few people who passed the skatepark project "baton" to the next few people who passed the "baton" to the next folks, and so on. The people who started it have moved on to other projects, or moved away, or their kids are high school graduates and are on with their adult lives. We needed three things* to get a skatepark: money, alocation, and insurance. I've compiled this chronology of the steps it took to get our skatepark. After checking details with Jeff Jones, Chuck Kimball, Tom Shultz, Patrick McDonough, and the IPR Board, I submit it for your information. For a small town, it took a lot of people and a lot of time  good things don't come quickly. This is a note of appreciation to all of you from those of us who wanted our kids and your kids to have a safe place to skate. 1993 - Kids start skating on Frisius Rd. in pine Hills. 96 - Kids start skating in town. "97 - Parents start meeting to provide a safe place to skate. The 4-Seasons Program is formed as part of IPR to coordinate ride sharing to skateparks down- the-hill. Involved with 4 Seasons was the Rose family, Jeff and Doug Jones, the Continued on page 7 we can do rlglat now to help protect the people of our community," said Lynn Stedd of the blood bank. People can now call the blood bank's new toll free number, 1-800-4MY- SDBB (San Diego Blood Bank), to schedule an appointment or for more information. All donors who give blood during the month of April will be awarded a limited edition "Heroes on the Home Front" T-shirt. Anyone who is at least 17 years old, in good health and weighs at least 110 pounds may be eligible to donate blood. A good meal is recommend prior to donation. Established through the support of the San Diego County Medical Society in 1950, the San Diego Blood Bank, a non- profit organization, is the region's largest blood collection agency and the blood safety net for San Diego County. A member of America's Blood Centers, a national network of community based blood banks, the San Diego Blood Bank serves patients in some 50 hospitals in Southern California. For more information, please call 619-296-6393 or visit www.sandiegobloodbank.org. JULIAN DA TEBOOK BANNER QUEEN GALLERY, at the Old Trading Post, 36766 Hwy 78, Julian, 760-765-2168. Artwork by Robert Freeman, Julian and Ramona Artists. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1-5PM and by appt. SANTA YSABEL ART GALLERY, Hwy 78 & 79 Santa YsabeL Featuring many Iocai area artists. Painting, sculpture and more. Call for info (760) 765-1676. HELGA O GALLERY & SHOPS, 4470 Hwy 78, Julian (Wynola). Featuring many of the finest artists from San Diego County. Most unusual gifts - great Western "leak furniture - selective books & lots more. Now open 5,000 sq.ft. Antique Mall. First Sat. of each month- SIDEWALK SALE: Open Wed-Sun 10AM-5PM. Call for info 760-765- 4600. JULIAN TRADING POST & ORCHARD. Features local artists and crafters, greeting cards, home decor, yard art. New: Heirloom furniture made from rare Brazilian cherrywood. Open Wed-Sun 10AM- 5PM. Painting classes Sat 1-4PM. 3411 Hwy 79 (1 mile south) (760) 765-3555. LIVE MUSIC NIGHTS, Wynola Pizza Express, 3 miles west of Julian 6-9 PM. Every Friday evening 6-9pm - Music with Tony Harris (D.J.) April 12 - Linda Hummer and guest Tom Schwend.. WEEKEND BAZAAR every Fri, Sat & Sun at St. Elizabeth's Church. 11AM-5PM. collectibles, toys etc. 4  & B streets.