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Mt. Summit, Volume 24 - Issue 40 Wednesday May 20, 2009 Julian, CA. ISSN 1937-8416 Community Chipping Day Saturday May 30 Fire Safe Council to Provide Julian with FREE Community Chipping Day, residents receive critical assistance for fuel reduction and wildfire preparedness. Julian residents are invited to participate in a FREE community chipping day on Saturday, May 30, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. Residents who bring tree and brush trimmings to the designated lot at Camp Wynola will have their brush chipped by professional crews. Residents are responsible for hauling their own brush and trimmed material to the site. Materials will only be accepted on the day of the event. On-site registration with proof of residence'is required. Please check with your local fire jurisdiction for specific fuel reduction guidelines for vegetation management on your property. Contact Tina Burnett, Fuel Reduction Coordinator, for further guidelines and general information at tina@rcdsandieg.org or (619) 562-0096, or visit our website at http://www.firesafesdcounty.org. The No-Cost Chipping Service for Vegetation Reduction is funded by National Fire Plan grants from the the USDA Forest Service through the California Fire Safe Council and donations. The FSCSDC is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit corporation; tax-deductible donations are welcome. Students Recognized For Contributions To Bettering From left to right: Clarissa McFeely, Emily Phillips, Dana Pettersen, Darren Duffy, Sawyer Cirillo, Leah Worth , and Debbie Gernandt. Five Julian students were recognized at the San Diego County Office of Education on Friday night May 8, 2009 for the annual "Excellence In Prevention" banquet. Sawyer Cirillo, Darren Duffy and Clarissa McFeely were honored for their efforts at Club Live at Julian Junior High each Friday. Darren and Sawyer were recognized for their assistance in producing and editing an anti-tobacco video entitled "Don't Be A Butthead." While Clarissa was appreciated for her help in decorating for the Club Live Dances and always being willing to lend a hand. Leah Worth and Emily Phillips were honored for their invaluable contributions to our new Friday Night Live Kids chapter at Julian Elementary School. Emily is our attendance person who makes sure all members sign in, helps us set up for varios activities and projects, and she also pitches in and does whatever she can as the need arises. Leah is a Julian High School senior who helps out each and every Friday with games and endless activities to keep the kids entertained and engaged. Leah has a way of connecting with the kids and making them feel truly special. Both Club Live and Friday Night Live kids are prevention programs that originated in Sacramento to educate" kids about drinking and driving. But they have evolved into programs that encourage students to engage in healthy lifestyles throughout the state of California. Dana Pettersen, our Junior High Club Live advisor, and Debbie Gernandt, our Friday Night Live Kids advisor, work with students to form positive relationships with young people by providing them with opportunities and support so they will be less likely to engage in problem behaviors and more likely to experience greater success at school, seek out higher education and secure happy and healthy lives and careers. All students who participate in these programs are encouraged to share their ideas, seek out personal interests, explore community service and develop leadership skills. If you'd like further information or are interested in participating in the program please contact Dana Pettersen at 765-0575 or Debbie Gernandt at 765-2228. Special congratulations to Leah, Sawyer, Clarissa, Darren and Emily! We are very proud of you and grateful to the contributions you've made to our community. Aerial Fire Protection in San Diego SAN DIEGO -The San Diego County Board of Supervisors this week approved a recommendation by Chairwoman Dianne Jacob and Supervisor Bill Horn to implement the Unified Disaster Council's approved plan for an Aerial Fire Protection Program that would augment current regional aerial firefighting assets. "This plan allows us to immediately call for additional aerial firefighting assets to be on hand year-round," said Chairwoman and Second District Supervisor Dianne Jacob. "This strategy is a more cost-effective approach to giving our citizens additional protection from the wildfires we know will come." Fifth District Supervisor Bill Horn said, "You have to have a battle plan in getting firefighting resources to fires quickly and by pre-positioning aircraft such as the Martin Mars air tanker, the DC 7, additional Type 1 and 2 helicopters and military helicopters with buckets, I think we are now better prepared. In addition, we have removed more than a half million dead, dying and diseased trees and continue vegetation management to reduce the fuel source for fires." The approximate amount of funding recommended to pre-position these aircraft is $250,000. The Chief Administrative Officer has been directed to work closely with the 18 member cities of the Unified Disaster Council to obtain regional financial support for the supplemental aircraft. The County of San Diego has invested more than $135 million since 2003 to improve fire protection and emergency services including two new firefighting helicopters, dozens of new fire trucks, an improved communication system and a pilot program last year that leased two Quebec-based Superscoopers and one tactical aircraft during a three month period. The new program will provide a significant surge of aerial firefighting resources year round on a "call when needed" basis. Funding will only be expended if aircraft are used, and any leftover monies could be carried over to future fire seasons. Maintain Your Older Adults Month at Library Wednesday, May 27 at 9:30 AM The San Diego County Library has joined forces with the Department of Aging and Independent Services to provide a free program on the advantages of maintaining your brain by stimulating it in many ways. Diane Darby-Beach, PhD will be the guest speaker to talk with about keeping your brain active. The Learning Festival for older adults is aimed at educating older adults as well as caregivers and family members in managing different situations. A key to wellness is to maintain the whole body and there are manydiseases that will impact the brain's ability continued on page 7 Seattle WA 98136-1208 le Iu The TriAngle Club ' s Newly lnstalledofficers; Truly Vanderstaay, Vice President; New President Conni Russell; Sandra Sladkey, treasurer; Jane Herdman, member-at-large; Nancy Harding, past-president and newly elected corresponding secretary. Not available for the photo: Nancy Kramer, Secretary; Sharron Cooney, Parliamentarian and Jackie Bosworth, member-at- large. Julian Arts Guild Spring Show Starts This Friday With Reception Paintings, ceramics, glass art, jewelry and cards will be available at the Julian Arts Guild Memorial Day Show this weekend. The show, held upstairs at the Town Hall, will be open Friday-Monday, May 22-25, from 10-5. On Friday, May 22, at 5 p.m. there will be a reception for Guild members, their friends, local merchants and anyone who cares to drop in and take advantage of the Guild's cooking skills as well as look at the art. The theme of the show is "Apple Dreams" but there will be works on other subjects, ranging from local landscapes to abstract art. Hunter Prepares Legislation to Protect Small Businesses U.S. Congressman Duncan D. Hunter (CA-52) announced that he will be introducing legislation to protect small businesses from predatory lawsuits alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA). The legislation, which provides business owners sufficient time to evaluate and correct potential ADA violations before costly litigation starts, addresses a recurring problem in San Diego County and across the country. "Even under a thriving economy, our nation's small business community must contend with a multitude of obstacles that challenge its profitability and competitiveness," said Congressman Hunter. "These obstacles, such as high tax rates and an excessive regulatory framework, have been perpetuated in recent years by high insurance and litigation costs. "When the ADA was enacted in 1990, it was intended to protect Americans with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace and guarantee access to places of public accommodation. It was never meant to be a vehicle for personal profit, which it has turned into for some attorneys who are targeting businesses with private lawsuits. Often, business owners are unaware of potential violations or whether these claims are legitimate. "The ADA Notification and Compliance Act provides businesses with a reasonable opportunity to evaluate alleged violations and make the necessary corrections before the legal process can begin. The legislation does not relieve businesses of their obligation to comply with the law. Instead, it provides businesses with an additional layer of protection against costly and frivolous lawsuits while ensuring Americans with disabilities receive the opportunities and access they deserve." Specifically, the ADA Notification and Compliance Act provides business owners, upon receiving notice of possible ADA violations, with at least 90 days to make improvements to existing facilities before legalaction can start. I Chasing The Little White Ball Chambers First Ever Golf Tournament Slots are still available for players in the Chamber. of Commerce's Apple Days Centennial Golf Tournament. The best ball event will have two holes each for closest to the pin and longest drive awards. One lucky duffer could walk off the course with the use of a new Corvette (courtesy of Greiner GMC in Poway). Entry fee is $85 per player, applications are available at the Chamber office and various shops though out town. For more information contact Stan Caputo at Romanos (760) 765-1003 or the Chamber (760) 765-1857. Tee time is 9am Tuesday, May 26 at the Warner Resort. A Banquet Lunch follows at the Santa Ysabel Casino. Planning Group Submitted by Vicky Bryan, Secretary On Monday May 11th, JCPG held its regular meeting at the Town Hall. With the exception of one member all others were present. It was a light meeting with only two agenda items requiring attention. The first item was the acceptance of Mary Lou Whites resignation from the Group. Due to increased work load she reluctantly needed to resign her position. JCPG's then duty was to fill the vacated seat. As procedure dictates, the person with the next highest q(~tes in the most recent election is notified and offered the seat. That person was Rudy Rikansrud. He accepted the nomination and it now goes before the Board of Supervisors for approval. For those of you that don't know Rudy, he is a Julianite born and bred. His father (who taught at Julian High until retirement in 1977) and mother also live in Julian along with Rudy's wife Bette. Rudy graduated from UC of Santa Barbara with a major in Political Science and had a career in aviation. His many life's experiences and love of Julian should make him a valuable asset to the group. The next and last item of the night was to work on the Draft Julian Community Plan . The group spent a couple of hours on the plan and another meeting has been scheduled for Monday the 18th at 7:30 p.m at the Town Hall. Any interested community members are welcome to come. The county has a request of all Planning and Sponsor Groups to have their Community Plans in by the end of May. Julian's group is on tract and should be submitted for approval by then. Since there was no further business before the group the meeting was adjourned at 9:45. Museum Seeking If you ever wanted to dig into the nuggets of Julian history that lie in the Pioneer Museum, here is your chance. The museum is seeking to add volunteer docents to its team, headed up by Jean Resetco. "We're looking for people who enjoy learning about history, regaling visitors with stories of our pioneer past, and meeting new friends," she says. "Volunteers usually commit one or two days a month, more if they're having fun, when the museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We need volunteers to work mid-week," she said. Resecto has organized an orientation for prospective volunteers at the museum at 10 a.m. on May 22. "We'll take about an hour to introduce new docents to the museum collections and to go over the details of the work." To find out more about this interesting volunteer opportunity, contact Jean Resetco at 760/765-2372. She will be taking reservations for the docent training.