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Volume 24 - Issue 42 t Wednesday June 3, 2009 Julian, CA. ISSN 1937-8416 Juhan News PO Box 639 Julian CA. 92036 Change ,Service Requested i511 Permit No. 30 I I Julian, CA II] II,h,h,h,,,Ih,lh,lh,,,,ll,,I,IIh,,h,h,,I,hll,,,I,,ll Small Town Papers TFN 5026 California Ave SW Seattle WA 98136-1208 Sons Of The American Legion "The Dance" 2009 "The Dance", a new tradition started a couple of years ago has quickly become entrenched in the mindset of Julian. The first Saturday of June brings the most anticipated local event of the spring. The Sons of the American Legion' haVe been at work for months prior to the event. For the past two years, the art contest to develop the logo for "The Dance" begins in February. Participation is up, prizes have been increased and the quality of the work that was submitted is evidenced by the logo that graces the posters for the event. The excitement has begun. People are buying tickets in advance to avoid the lines at the gate. There's a buzz about dance lessons and excitement about the great band that's coming. The dance floor has been sanded, filled and painted. Electrical is being run and lights strung. The deep pit for BBQ will be fired with seasoned oak the day before. Cold soft drinks and beer are ordered and are tapped the morning of the event. The food preparation has begun. The ladies are lining up delicious deserts. Warming fires for the cool evening are being prepped. Hay bales and tables are being run in and the jail is being built. Did we forget anything? Only you. Get ther ,,, arly, stay late and let's have some fun. The Sons report that, even in this tough economy, merchant participation in banner sales is up, more than making up for the reduction in the price of the banner. Merchants and individuals that purchase banners for this event, is what makes "The Dance" happen. By the time June rolls around the money entrusted to the Sons during the year is nearly gone. If your children went through the Julian school system or if you or your organization had legitimate special need and you came to the Sons no one was turned away empty handed. A partial list of contributions made by The Sons over the past year included; The 4th of July Parade Committee, Vee Lumpkins Christmas Box Project, The Leg Up Ranch Project, FFA Fair Fund for Julian participants, Junior High Graduation Dance Fund, Junior Class Jr./Sr. Prom Fund, Julian scenes from last year "The Dance" This Weekend by Bill Fink Community Preschool, Project Teddy Bear for Afghani Children, The Boy Scouts, Trina Cauzza, A hospitalized SAL member, Julian H.S. for Continuing Adult Education, Julian H.S. Boy's Basketball Team, Boy Scouts Catalina Camping Trip, Jenny Rainey to attend a National Woman's Basketball Training Camp, Warner Springs 4-H, Julian H.S. Cheerleaders, Kaitlyn Deverman, Bruce Kelley annual scholarship for continuing education for Julian youth who have completed military service, The Warrior Foundation (Wounded Warriors). This partial list represents approximately $25,000 in donations made by the Sons with the money and effort entrusted by you. Stands to reason that the bigger and better "The Dance" is attended the better the Sons can deal with the special needs of Julian in these difficult times. We're ready, let's have the biggest, most fun Julian party ofthe year. Special note to all SAL members, all hands need to be present Friday and no later than early Saturday the day of the event. Call the Legion for information. Anyone else with questions or comments, call the Information Line at 760 752-5044 and leave a message. Governor Proposes Closing Parks To Make On Thursday Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed to close 220 of California's State Parks to save $70 million in 2009-10 and help close a $24.3 billion budget deficit. Critics of the Governors proposal point out that the money saved would also increase the deficit from the lack of taxes generated in the communities (like Julian) that are adjacent to the parks. Last year, there were over 80 million visitors to state parks. Indications are that this year with the economic uncertainties many Californians where planning vacations to visit parks and undoubtably increase the numbers. Beginning July 1st, the Governor's plan will cut the parks core funding in half and then eliminate all core funding in twelve months. Without this money, there will be no choice but to close the majority of the park system. Anza-Borrego, Cuyamaca Rancho and Mount Palomar State Parks are all on the proposed list to be closed. The criteria based closing parks on self-sufficiency, if a park can not through the fees charged visitors, campers and the like cover it's cost and expenses, or if it does not have funding from an outside source, the park is scheduled to be closed The General Fund budget that state parks receive accounts for less than 1/10 of one percent of the entire state budget. It has Newest Incarnation Of An Old Destination Brings Wynola Alive Wynola Farms property owner Albert Lewis and the new signage for the Marketplace. Wynola Farms Marketplace, the old apple packing warehouse formerly known as Manzanita Ranch, has re-opened its doors for business. Now owned and Celebrate National Trails Day On June 6th At Laguna Mountain Recreation Area Join the Laguna Mountain Volunteer Association (LMVA) and the San Diego Mountain Bike Association (SDMBA) in a day of service and fun June 6, 2009 celebrating National, Trails Day. LMVA and SDMBA are cosponsoring needed trail maintenance work to portions of the Big Laguna Trail located within the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area on the Cleveland National Forest. The event will start at 9:00 am and finish early in the afternoon. National Trails Day is an Adventure Pass Free Day, so stay after the event for a hike, a bike ride, or a relaxing afternoon in the mountain air and cool pines. For required sign-up and meeting location please contact Jeannie Hine with LMVA at jehforest gmail.com or Mark Constantino with SDMBA at mark@sdmba.com. Volunteers should bring gloves, eye protection, boots or sturdy shoes, two quarts of water and a snack. Long sleeves and pants are also recommended. Laguna Mountain Recreation Area is located about an hour's drive from San Diego and is popular for hiking, mountain biking, horse back riding, camping, picnicking and sight seeing. The Recreation Area boasts over 20 miles of multi-user trails, several campgrounds, two picnic grounds, two mountain resorts, a visitor center and more. operated by local residents Albert Lewis and his wife Lydia Frausto, this historic collection of buildings is the place to stop before and after venturing into the town of Julian. If you already live in Julian, you will find an array of new products and services to add to the list of local Julian merchants. Wynola Farms Marketplace is now home to many new and existing community business including Wynola Farms GREEN STORE, Mountain Top Cedarworks and Antiques, In the Pines, Palooka Joe's, Buffalo Sage, Apple Junction Realty, Mountain Beadworks, Orfila Winery and the much anticipated Mountain Beadworks Activity and Learning Center, in addition to a new coffee shop called Wynola's Daily Perc, scheduled to open this summer. Wynola Farms GREEN STOREis a small earth-friendly gift store run by Albert and his family featuring American- made products, gifts from Julian and San Diego County based companies, jams, organic chocolate and ice cream hemp clothing; organic bodycare products, music CD's and locally -SDG&E .Moving Forwa During This week, SDG&E will be sending out information packets about our Community Fire Safety Program to approximately 60,000 customers who live in high- risk fire areas in the San Diego region - communities that could be subject to their proposed Emergency Power Shut-Off plan. These materials include details about the shut-off plan, what to do in the evem of a power outage, portable generator safety and other emergency-preparedness tips. In the letter from Richard M. Morrow; Vice President, Customer Services, the company spells out some of the step they are taking to lessen the Impact and probability of a fire being started by the companies equipment, "...replacing wood poles with sturdy steel poles, increasing inspections of our electric system, expanding tree- trimming and taking a number of other steps to be better prepared for fire-related emergencies." Also included in the information will be tips on selecting, caring for and properly using a portable electric generator. In the accompanying information the company states "Outages under the Emergency Power Shut-Off plan could last from 12 to 72 hours. If the power is turned off, SDG&E will work with the American Red Cross to by Michael Hart promptly set up local Community Care Centers where residents can go for information food and limited emergency supplies. To help residents on limited incomes or who have special needs through an emergency power shut-off, debit cards of up to $250 will be provided by SDG&E to customers who qualify. In the event an emergency power shut- off is called, additional assistance such as transportation to and from appropriate facilities to special needs customers who have mobility restrictions will also be available." How this all wil work is yet to be tested, for now all we have is the plan, and wait for the weather. grown organic nuts, fruits and produce when available. NEW - Magna Car Wash and Detailing will be opening in the parking lot on the Grand Opening and will be open afterwards permanently on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Mountain Top Antiques has opened a second store, featuring mountain top cedar works. Unusual custom made Cuyamaca cedar log shave been fashioned into: tables, benches, coffee tables, bed head boards, side tables, hat racks, hall trees, night stands and custom cedar fireplace mantels-made to order. Of interest, Patricia McConnell, an artist, will be carving the face of her special order mantels on site. Stop by and chat and watch her carve: animals, oak leaves, mountains or any special orders. Patricia also makes and specializes in new and vintage turquoise jewelry. Mission style antiques, assorted oak furniture and Art Deco Antiques are scattered throughout the warehouse for savvy antique collectors. In the Pines has relocated there as well, carrying decor and gifts for Cabin and Lodge. Also new is Palooka Joe's, situated around the buildings' original 1943 soda fountain and featuring nostalgic toys and treats. Orfila Winery, also housed in the complex offers wine tasting and wonderful cheeses, crackers and various related winery items for sale. Mountain Beadworks, owned by Patty and Dale Strong, have expanded their selections of beads, crystals, findings and tools for the avid beader, Beads, gifts, classes and family activities make this a must stop destination. Buffalo Sage carries authentic Native arts & gifts and has expanded out front facing Highway 78. Apple Junction Real Estate, owned by Paul Bicanic and formerly located on Highway 79, has opened a new realty office at the Marketplace as well. Several new and unique shops will be opening soon, in addition to the Julian Certified Farmer's Market. There is something for everyone n Wynola, including free and expansive parking! Open everyday from 11-5. 4470 Highway 78, just north of King Leo's. Retail space is stil available. Call for more information: 760.885.8364. WYNOLA FARMS MARKETPLACE Grand Opening Activities include: Karate Demos, Face Painting, Caricature Drawing, Arts & Crafts Vendors & Live Music with local Singer- Songwriter Don Felps. Weekend specials include: Wynola Pizza is offering10% off one meal with a receipt from any of the following Wynola stores: Mountain Beadworks, Wynola Junction Antiques, Mountaintop Antiques, Country Cellars, Orfila Winery and Wynola Farms Green Store. Orfila Winery is offering buy one bottle of "Seasons" Syrah and get a second bottle of the same free! by Michael Hart been calculated that the State Parks generate $2.35 for the state's General Fund for every dollar spent on park funding through econom)c activities in the communities surrounding the parks. According to the California State Parks Foundation, a non profit support group, that means eliminating all funding for state parks could actually result in the state losing over $350 million dollars in revenue from sales taxes and other fees. We in Julian understand that the ripple effect of a park closure, it is only now that our local economy is starting to recover from the Cedar Fire after it closed Cuyamaca Rancho. The folks down in Borrego are looking at this as a fight for survival if Anza-Borrego is closed. Under the closures, parking lots, visitor centers and all facilities would be shut down. State Parks and Recreation spokesman Roy Stearns said hikers should be able to visit the sites as long as they use them "with respect" and accept that drinking fountains and bathrooms will be closed park rangers will be absent and trash won't be picked up. "If people carry trash in, we'd urge them to pack it out," Stearns said. For the most part the parks that would remain open are state beaches and parks popular among users of motorized vehicles such as boats, 4x4s and ATVs. With gas prices increasing one has to wonder for how long?