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10 The Julian News Julian Judy Raines Veronica Clark 760-604-1946 and the entire Back Country 760-803-3582 DRE #01350842 DRE #01092197 Experienced In All Aspects of Real Estate - Including Short Sale Negotiations We have homes in Julian and the back country starting with the price of $125,000. They are in good areas and are all sizes. Call us today for a list with pictures or to see any of these homes. Lovely custom Victorian home in great ....... neighborhood of Julian. Kitchen features solid birch cabinets, granite counter tops. Hickory Charming Upgraded Mountain and pecan flooring. Oversized garage with Open Floor Plan 3 bedrooms, 3 RV parking and workshop. Fabulous view of 3 Car Garage, Many Mature the valley. " Usable Land with Beautiful View. Seller may carry and will look at all reasonable offers. $410,000 Home baths, Trees, View lot with lots of usability 4.89 acres. Ready for your new home. Ready for you to build. This .38 acre lot is only $55,000 PETS OF THE WEEK Pecos is an 8 years young neutered Chihuahua Mix who weighs 'about 101bs. He tends to be shy around newpeople but once he warms up to you he is a loving sweetheart who doesn't mind being picked up and carried around. Pecos would do best in a quiet adult home where he can go on daily walks to sniff and explore. Meet Pecos by asking for ID#A1456981 Tag#C148. He can be adopted for the Senior Fee of just $35. Purrcy is a 9 years young spayed Maine Coon Mix who weighs a whopping 171bs! This big girl lives up to her name. Once she warms up to you, she revs up her loud purring machine and is happy to be pet or brushed. Purrcy is Well past the kitten stage of destroying your home and has matured into a quiet and calm feline ready for her forever home. Meet her by asking for ID#A1461791 Tag#C870. Purrcy can be adopted for the Senior Fee of just $35. All adoption fees include vaccinations, spaying/neutering (upon adoption), a microchip and free Vet visit. Dog fees also include a 1 year license. Pecos and Purrcy are at our Central County Shelter, 5480 Gaines Street, San Diego. TheShelter hours are 9:30AM to 5:30PM, Tuesday through Saturday or visit for more information. Wolves In Julian by Tori Boodieshear Not many people know that there are wolves in Julian but there are. Jason and Cathy Kuiper have a wolf education center at the base of Volcan Mountain. They educate people the importance of wolves in our ecosystem and the family structure of them. Jason got his first wolf around 1997 whose name was Timber. After that, he just kept adding wolves to the pack. Now they have a total of five wolves whose names are Takoda, Lakota, Kisska, Lucas, and Dutchess. This is the most amount of wolves that they have had at one time. They have had Lakota for the longest time and he is 13 years old. They feed their wolf dogs frozen rabbits, chicken and fish. This sounds like a delicious and healthy meal for the wolves. Today Jason educates people all around about the lives of wolves and how they contribute to our ecosystem. Many people hunt wolves and if to many people hunt them they will soon become endangered. If there weren't enough wolves to eat their pi'ey the population would explode. He also teaches people that wolves aren't as dangerous as movies and fairy tales make them out to be. If you want to learn more about wolf dogs and the program you can visit their website wolfeducationproject. org. Healthy Julian Meeting Good health is a lifetime commitment and a constant challenge with our changing bodies, social activities and food sources. This month we are proud to have .Ryan Wanamaker continued on page 12 T ,ns The High Cost of Cheap Energy by Tony Teora "Nuclear power is one hell of a way to boil water!" Albert Einstein The nuclear cleanup at the Fulushima Daiichi nuclear plant could cost Japan up to $250 billion dollars over the next 10 years. How about that for cheap nuclear created .electricity? Those aren't my numbers; those are from the Nuclear Safety Commission's survey of opinions on the disaster from nuclear and other experts. I probably wouldn't be following the nuclear reactor situation in Japan except that it's a personal situation: My wife Komaki and I were in Japan and survived the earthquake and tsunami. Years back I used to teach computer science to the US Military working at San Diego's division of Central Texas College. I was what you call a PACE instructor. My job was similar to that of Danny DeVito in the movie Renaissance Man where he teaches a group of soldiers Shakespeare, except I did it on the Japanese military bases and on Aegis Missile Cruisers sailing out to sea. I taught computer science and math. Working just about ten years in Japan, I met and married my beautiful wife, Komaki, and returned to the. US, buying a home in Julian. In 2011 we decided to go back to Japan because of a business opportunity. My wife and I flew to Japan and arrived late on the evening of Tuesday March 8th, 2011. The next day Komaki flew up to Hokkaido in Northern Japan to visit her parents while I did preparations to start a company in Tokyo. Two days later, on Friday March 11th, while trying to buy an iPhone in Tokyo my world fell apart. The large Tokyo building I was standing in started to shake, the ground underneath moved like a wave up and down with store products shaking and rattling. I ran out of the building (I was lucky, I was on street level of the building). Surrounded by skyscrapers, I stopped to get my balance and looked around. Large Tokyo buildings were moving, many emitting loud popping sounds as if steel was bending (and possibly breaking). A tiny car had crashed onto a curb in front of me with its large megaphone still trying to sell some kind of Japanese Hello Kitty product. It was all surreal and I thought I was dead. Fortunately Japan designs buildings for stuff like this so although some buildings cracked off concrete, I saw none fall. It still didn't stop thousands of us from gathering in a central park to wait out the multiple aftershocks. We huddled together on a cold cloudy March day watching tall skyscrapers slowly waver back and forth. It was a strange event and afterwards, it took over four hours to walk home. Millions did the same. The trains were shut down and the streets were crowded--people walking in lines and looking like something from War of the Worlds. As a science fiction author, I felt like I was living a horror scene in one of my books. While walking home I stopped atan electronic store to listen to a TV broadcast. People crowded together with their jaws open, gasping as the TV displayed huge waves washing away towns. For them this wasn't foreign news event. For many of them, they were watching relatives die on TV. Boats were thrown around like toys; in the midst were some dots that looked like people drowning. It was sad but I knew I was probably far enough away from the coast to be safe but my wife's parents lived less than a mile from shore! I frantically called multiple times on a pay phone (cell phones were not working) and finally discovered she and her mother and cat Babu were smartly waiting it out in a seven story building. The father in law proudly told me this from home. He said he was enjoying a tea in quiet solitude and that my wife and her mother were overreacting--he didn't believe the tsunami would be too big so he left them at the disaster center. I told him in my most forceful polite Japanese that should immediately go back, that the tsunami was a big one. He stoically told me he was fine. The tsunami missed his home by a hundred yards--and in his area it was a small one. Lucky guy. To say I was a little shell shocked would be like saying I think I got a little bruise from a head on collision with a Mack truck. I didn't want to give up my business as rd planned for a year and a half, but a day later I heard we had a little problem with a nuclear reactor in Fukushima. Then I saw on the news that there were six reactors at that location and that they had a little Mack truck bruise. You see, they need electricity to stay cool, or they blow up. Just one of those six reactor building stores enough used fuel rods to pollute the world with more radioactive cesium than eight Chernobyls. Some brilliant engineer put the backup electric diesel engines at ground level, so that when the tsunami hit, they got wet and all short circuited. Not having millions of gallons of water cooling the nuclear rods causes a little problem. They heat up, produce poisonous radioactive materials, May 9, 2012 and make large areas of land uninhabitable for hundreds and even thousands of years. That's besides the obvious danger to human health. I learned two things from the event One: Don't trust your government when it comes to nuclear disasters. Japan lied to the public about the melt down. They didn't want thirty million people to panic. I immediately left, and I have no regrets. The second thing I learned: Don't trust the mainstream media on disasters like nuclear energy We're still seeing the repercussions of this disaster and we're not out of the woods. That Fukushima used fuel rod pool is barely standing today (building structure issues) and many scientists now claim that if another earthquake hits around Fukushima, it will fall and pollute most of the Northern hemisphere for hundreds, if not thousands of years. I haven't heard that on the local news. A nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen from Fairewinds Energy and a watchdog Dr. Helen Caldicott both state that if that reactor building falls down people will need to move south of the equator! Japan is desperately trying to reinforce the buildings and I hope for the safety of humanity it's done in time. I suggest for anyone wanting the get the real nuclear scoop take the time to read what Dr. Caldicott and Nuclear Engineer Arnie Gundersen have written and spoken about online. Now for an upbeat story to get your feet moving and your wine tasting buds kicking. On June 9th the Sons of the American Legion will be hosting "The Dance" at the Menghini Winery. This fundraising event helps local charities, schools and the special needs of people in our community. The gates open at noon with the music beginning at 1 p.m. and lasting until 10 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door and $5 for children 10 and under. There will be two bands this year, Private Domain from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. playing rock & roll classics as well as original music. At 5 p.m. Swing Shift, a five piece country band, takes the stage to play country music until 10 p.m. There will also be musical dancing acts all day long, as local artists take to the stage during the breaks. "The Dance" has become a big tradition in a small town so please come join and take part in a healthy and fun community event. You can even enjoy some great wine, Julian cider and there's soda for the kids. For more information call 760 752- 5002 and leave a message or go to Unique and C00ld Fashionedl WE'VE MOVED Back To Town Upstairs in Cole Bldg. Downtown Julian - Cole Bldg. 211 ! Main Street - Up Stairs HEALTH and PERSONAL SERVICES No Appointments Just Come In Now Available Certified Animal Adjusting Only $30. 00 " $nior Care SUNCREST LODGE 34540 Engineers Road and Highway 79 17601 765-0065 6-Bed Full Service Hospice & Dementia Case by Case License #374601019 Marriages on the Mountain Call Dick Thiken, Chaplain 760-765-1578 dickdt@wildblue, net Country Weddings Designed for you! Call Rev Les Turner 760-443-3930 leszrnor@aol.corn JULIAN MEDICAL CLINIC A DIVISION OF BORREGO COMMUNITY HEALTH FOUNDATION We accept Healthy Families Insurance 2721 WASHINGTON STREET JULIAN, CA 92036 (Next To Town Hall) OPEN MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00AM TO 5PM -- 24 HOUR ANSWERING SERVICE q t