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!iiii* I : i:ii!  : ,: ,: ,:::" , :: ,,,er::,:.,,.: , , :! ::, & Cuyamai :,ii  SOer Valley, Mt. Lagu R Summit, War i! la. Volume 24 - Issue 38 Wednesday May 6, 2009 Julian, CA. ISSN 1937-8416 T Lion's Clubs MayFest Women's Club Wild Flower Show This Weekend The Julian Lions Club is holding a Mayfest Celebration on the Rabobank parking lot at 2033 Main Street in Julian on Saturday and Sunday May 9 & 10 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. There will be music, dancing, food.including Bratwurst, and liquid refreshments. There will also be clowns for the children that will do face painting and balloon art. Julian began this event a number of years ago in concert with our "Sister Town", Heiligenblut in the Austrian Alps. Admission is free. The popular annual Julian Wildflower Show will be held Thursday, May 7 through Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10, and will feature more than 100 colorful varieties of regional wildflowers. The flowers are hand picked from private properties in the local mountains and deserts and beautifully displayed in the Town Hall. The Julian Wildflower Show has been a popular annual event for more than 90 years and has been officially sponsored by the Julian Woman's Club since 1926. Originally, Julian women picked the wildflowers and took them to the local schools to educate children about the flowers that bloom in their community. With severe water shortages in the Southwest, drought tolerant wildflowers are becoming a popular solution for gardeners who want to add seasonal color to their gardens without raising their water bills. Packets of poppy seeds and wildflower seed mix will also be sold. The event is free to the public with donations encouraged. JuJian News PO Box 639 Julian, CA. 92036 Change Service Requested  ,,.SO.TEO ,,A.A.. II 00i511 -- PrulimtnN' 2 Ihh,h,h,,,Ih,lh,lh,,,,Ih,hllh,,h,h,,hhlh,,h,II Small Town Papers TF, 5026 California Ave SW Seattle WA 98136-1208 Adi eL i n00tre&etP[l0000 I Hell ts I Julian News Archive photo New Street Lights at the intersections Above: Workers removing a pole from in front of the Medical Clinic. Above Left: The wires on Main Street in 2008. The underground utilities project that has been ongoing since last July is reach the end of the road with the removal of most of the overhead lines now complete and the activation of the new street lamps throughout town. The first poles have also been removed along Washington Street, most noticeably in front of the Medical Clinic and next to the town hall. Over the next few weeks more poles will be removed and the last of the overhead wires will come down. The final phase of the project will culminate with a "Pole Out" on Friday June 19th at the corner of Main Street and Washington as the final pole is removed. This promises to be a major event as representatives from SDG&E, AT&T and CableUSA will 81! participate with County Supervisor Diane Jacob plus Wayne Moretti and Julie Degenfelder who spear headed the project for the Chamber of Commerce. " Chamber Golf Tournament Right Around The Corner. The first (we can't remember if we've done this before) Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is Tuesday, May 26 at the Warner Springs Resort with a Banquet/Lunch to follow at the Santa Ysabel Casino. Slots are still available for players and sponsors. The tournament will be best ball and is a fund raiser for the Chamber. $85 per player with a limit to 72 players. Cart and goodie bag will be furnished along with lunch. Prizes will be awarded to the best and least skilled golfers. Take Responsibility During Wildfire Awareness Week During Wildfire Awareness Week, May 4- 10, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) reminds Californians to "Take Responsibility" for creating and maintaining 100 feet of clean, open space around their homes to reduce fire danger and the risk of fires spreading. BLM and the California Fire Alliance recently launched the "Take Responsibility" campaign in order to raise awareness among homeowners who live in the wildland urban interface (WUI) about the importance of creating and maintaining defensible space around their homes. Housing developments ha.ve increased greatly throughout California. According to a Government Accountability Office report, an estimated 41 percent of homes in California are located in WUI zones, with 3.2 million homes at significant risk from wildfires. "There is a great need to improve education among homeowners about defensible space," states BLM Acting State Director Jim Abbott. "Raising awareness about 100 feet of defensible space is a crucial step in limiting the devastating effects of wildfires. The risk is too great for homeowners not to take responsibility." In 2007, California suffered one of the worst fire seasons in history with 1.6 million acres burned, more than 8,000 individual fires and 3,830 structures lost. There are five easy steps to create an effective defensible space around homes: Remove dead shrubs, dried grass, fallen branches and dried leaves 100 feet around your house. Trim and separate plants and shrubs to stop fire from spreading. Remove ladder fuels - plants, shrubs and low branches that let a fire on the ground climb into the trees. Clear five feet around the base of the house and fill the space with fire resistant plants or materials such as rocks or gravel. Take care of the clean, open space around your home on a regular basis. For more information on defensible space, visit www. CAFireAIliance.com. Local Victory Gardens Project To Julian, Cuyamaca, San Ysabel, Wynola residents regarding plans for community and home gardens. We are calling them Victory Gardens. Why? It will be victory over these difficult economic times, victory for food independence and victory for locally grown fruits and vegetables. During WWlI, many foods were rationed, including canned fruits and vegetables. Labor and transportation shortages made it hard to harvest and move fruits and vegetables to market. So the government turned to its citizens and encouraged them to plant Victory Gardens. They wanted individuals to provide their own fruits and vegetables. Nearly 20 million Americans answered the call. They planted gardens in backyards, empty lots and even city rooftops. Neighbors pooled their resources, planted different kinds of foods and formed cooperatives, all in the name of patriotism. The purpose of this was to save commercially canned goods for the troops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated that more than 20 million victory gardens were planted. Fruit and vegetables harvested in these home and community plots was estimated to be 9-10 million tons, an amount equal to all commercial production of fresh vegetables. There is now a current movement nationally and here in our mountains to create space for community vegetable gardens and individual home gardens. Support already from donors of materials, and their time is getting this project started. More participants in working and sharing their expertise are needed for the benefit of new gardeners. Grown veggies and fruit in home, community and schools gardens can be a community-wide effort. Spring is time to prepare for summer and fall harvest. Gardens can come in different forms: container gardens for herbs, tomatoes and flowers, raised beds, large spaces. Part of the goal is to grow food that is raised in healthy, pesticide-free soil. Currently llama and horse manure is being collected. Some people are needed for making plant boxes, others in starting a compost pile, and some who are raising red worm communities. The intention is for residents to be able to improve their health and food budget through locally grown fruits and vegetables A meeting at the Julian Library will be for all community members interested inplanning, sharing ideas and working for victory gardens in our community Tesday - May12 at 4:00pm all are welcome. Three Break-ins In Past 2 Weeks Three different shops have been broken into over the past two weeks, each time taking substantial amounts of merchandise. Anyone with knowledge of these incidents or the perpetrators should contact deputy's at the Sheriffs sub station in Coleman Creek Village or by calling (760) 765-4095 or 911 if you see suspicious activity. i Santa Ysabel Casino To Host "Freedom Run I1" Benefits San Diego Burn Institute Santa Ysabel, CA - Sunday May 17th, Santa Ysabel Casino will host Freedom Run II, the popular bike run free to the public in which all proceeds benefit the Burn Institute. Freedom Run was first established in 2006, two weeks past the anniversary of 9/11, by Bill Kennedy (Kennedy's Custom Cycles of Oceanside) and Brad Wohl (Iongtime Ramona resident). In an effort to support the firefighters' families who lost loved ones, Freedom Run quickly became an effort to help all fire victims suffering burns: firefighters, wildfire victims, adults and children of all ages. Adults and Children that suffer from severe burns are often left with physical and emotional scars. Freedom Run II is one way to help fund the efforts of the Burn Institute and ensure the victims of these unfortunate tragedies receive the help and support needed. "Recently wildfires seem to have become an increasingly regular feature of being a Southern Californian," stated Brad Wohl, a Iongtime resident of San Diego County. Further stating, "Our goal is to continue to support not only the firefighters risking their lives on the line, but also to ensure that all burn victims receive the proper support needed to build up their strength and self esteem through the Burn Institute's programs". Firefighters, among other public service officers, will be onsite May 17th passing the boot around. There will also be many vendors including food, Native American arts: and crafts, tattoo vendors, a motorcycle show with cash prizes, entertainment and much more. Santa Ysabel Casino invites the public to donate for a great cause at this free event. Santa Ysabel Casino is located off highway 79 in a beautiful hilltop setting overlooking Lake Henshaw and Palomar Mountain. Highway 79 is a much loved back country scenic route, and we are just 15 minutes from Warner Springs and Julian, 25 minutes from Ramona, and 50 minutes from Escondido and Temecula. Our Casino is spotlessly clean, and our smoke extraction system is state of the art providing superb air quality. Our staff are very friendly, helpful, and proud of our back country hospitality. The Orchard Restaurant overlooks Lake Henshaw, the surrounding hills, and offers large portions of great tasting food at give away prices. First time visitors should sign up with our Eagles Nest Players club and receive $10 free play as an introductory offer. Our Poker and Blackjack games are popular, especially the tournaments on the weekend. Finally, we offer a great selection of slots machines that give you a very fair deal. Spend less and play more at Santa Ysabel Casino. For information on the Santa Ysabel Casino, visit www. santaysabelcasino.com or call 760-782-0909. Santa Ysabel Casino is located off of Highway 79 just minutes from Julian.