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10 The Julian News June 30, 2010 Commercial Residential Payment Options 24 Hour Relationships Matter Emergency Service Over 60 years serving the community we live in .... :++ ...... - + JGASCheck.IA]p.op00 765 0130 "+=++ TrainedLtllJ'00UNll 760 " Ben Sulser, District Manager " 15 Julia Woman's e 25-+i .+, , ..... J. . ! 0 ] Hall Opportunity Quilt Grandmoer's Garden For info call 760.765.I 578 with Beverages, g. ,Music, Raffles00iand Drawin ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 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Through this achievement, San Diego County Library has made it into the top 25 circulating libraries in the nation. Reaching this milestone is one of the goals in Library Director Jos6 Aponte's strategic plan for turningSan Diego County Library into the Library of the Future. Aponte sees the increase as proof that, "we're doing something right. We basically built a better mousetrap: longer hours, improved facilities, increased collections, and state- of-the-art technology enabling an empowered staff and better public service." Along with the ten million achievement, SDCL also reached a monthly milestone this year, circulating one million items in one month for the first time in April 2010. The top circulating items over the past fiscal year were: For books: The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown with 1,782 check outs For movies: Monsters vs. Aliens with 3,259 check outs The current library customer that has checked out the most items is Mara Rauhauser, customer of the Santee Branch. She has checked out over 23,000 items from the library since getting her library card, and says that her home schooled daughter, "reads as much as she breathes." A few customers follow close behind, with many having checked out over 15,000 items. With over 400,000 customers walk through the doors each month, San Diego County Library gives customers books, movies, music, free Internet access, free events and programs, and much more. For more information on San Diego County Library, visit www.sdcl.org. Following the Music on the Mountain event with Lisa Sanders on July 6, cake will be served to celebrate the County- wide milestone. Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. - Dale Carnegie San Diego District Attorney Bonnie M. Dumanis, in conjunction with the United States Secret Service, San Diego Regional Fraud Task Force, the United States Marshals Service and the San Diego Police Department, today announced the conclusion of "Operation Blue Ray," a major counterfeit currency and counterfeit credit card ring investigation based in San Diego County. "These counterfeiters ripped off local businesses from Ocean Beach to Oceanside," said DA Dumanis: "By working with our law enforcement partners, we have pulled the plug on one of the most organized counterfeiting operations we have seen lately in San Diego County." Between the months of October 2009 and May 2010, Special Agents from the U.S. Secret Service, District Attorney Investigators, San Diego Police detectives and the San Diego Police Department's Western Division Street Crimes Unit identified an organized group of more than 30 counterfeiters "washing" authentic one-dollar bills and reprinting them as 100-dollar bills. Many of the participants in the ring were known White Supremacists in the Ocean Beach and El Cajon neighborhoods. The criminal organization was also associated with drug use and possession, including heroin and methamphetamine. The Ocean Beach group committed both random and targeted home invasion robberies, burglaries and car prowls in ocean front corridors from Point Loma to Encinitas. As many as 70 burglaries were committed by subjects participating in the ring, including a series at local hotels in which the flat screen televisions were stolen once the suspects checked into the rooms. Operators in this ring also used stolen credit cards from residential and car burglaries to book high-end hotel room from Southern Orange County to the Gaslamp Quarter using online booking companies. Once they checked in, counterfeit money labs were constructed inside the rooms while the operators ran up thousands of dollars of charges on the stolen credit cards. The counterfeit currency was passed at major San Diego retail establishments who were identified as having no policy on accepting counterfeit currency. The name given to the operation came from the early stages of the operation when only Blue Ray DVD players were being bought with the counterfeit money. The counterfeit bills passed in San Diego County exceeded $100,000. Projected losses to the credit industry and local retailers are in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The group transferred their efforts in January 2010 to counterfeiting credit cards onto gift cards, a process that has become increasingly profitable and easy to accomplish given available, inexpensive technology. In excess of 5,000 credit card data files were recovered from key managers in the organization, several of which came from collusive hotel employees in San Diego providing customer receipts with credit card data to the organization in exchange for methamphetamine and heroin. The take down of the ring and its participants occurred covertly over a two-month period. Units including SDPD SWAT, U.S. Marshals, Violent Crimes Task Force and the California State Parole's Fugitive Apprehension Team re-enforced the Special Agents and detectives assigned to the San Diego Regional Fraud Task Force during these operations. The Economic Crimes Division of the San Diego County District Attorney's Office is prosecuting at least 30 Operation Blue Ray defendants who face a variety of charges including identity theft, grand theft, burglary, credit card fraud and counterfeiting. Some defendants face up to 30 years in state prison if convicted. Multiple cases have been filed and defendants are at varying stages of the criminal justice process. One in every 2,000 babies is born with a tooth. 4th Of July Fire Works Displays Around The County 9:00 p.m. - Ramona July 4th Ramona Community Fireworks and Family Picnic Please call (760) 789-1311 to check on this event's status. The evening event will take place at Olive Peirce Middle School on Sunday, July 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p,m. The fireworks show will be synchronized to patriotic music broadcast over radio station KYXY 96.5 FM. 9:00 p.m. - Poway . Big old-fashioned 4th of July event all day at Old Poway Park (14134 Midland Road) followed by fireworks at Poway High School. 7:30 p.m. - Summer Pops on the Embarcadero Summer Pops 2010 will ring in the national celebration of independence with a lot of pomp and circumstance, courtesy of pops conductor and popular entertainer, Marvin Hamlisch. Marvin and the Pops will celebrate the 4th with a patriotic performance packed with Broadway hits, marches, and as always appreciated in San Dieg(), a salute to our military. After the musical performances, fireworks will be displayed over the bay each night of the holiday weekend. 8:30 p.m. - Legoland You can watch fireworks at Legoland on July 4th and every Saturday in July at 8:30 p.m. But, on July 4th, the day will be highlighted with all things "Red, White and Boom!" 9:00 p.m. - Big Bay Boom 2010 The Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show over San Diego Bay will be a 17-minute visual sensation. Fireworks will be fired off of four barges placed strategically around the bay off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, North Embarcadero, Seaport Village and the Coronado Ferry Landing as well as the Imperial Beach Pier. Be sure to find your spot because over 850,000 people are expected to line up along the Big Bay to catch a glimpse. The live simulcast will be on 105.7 The Walrus FM radio. If'you want to just put your feet up on the coffee table and watch from your leather sofa, grab the remote, turn up the volume, and tune into San Diego FOX5 liD and Cox4 HD. Catch the Trolley: Closest stop is at the Santa Fe Depot in San Diego or Seaport Village. Free Shuttles: Shuttles will begin departing from designated areas at 5:30 p.m. and will be taking people back to their cars right after the fireworks show. 9:00 p.m. - San Diego County Fair Fourth of July Closing out the San Diego County Fair with a big bang is part of the tradition. Fried food and fireworks are a great combination! 9:30 p.m. - SeaWorld SeaWorld lights up the sky every night during summer but the big, bad July 4th displays the big daddy of the year. We are awaiting word from SeaWorld for start time. This is a special patriotic fireworks presentation, 9:00 p.m. - La Jolla Cove Fireworks This is a 25-year tradition in La Jolla. There are some environmental legal issues threatening this event but organizers are hellbent to make it happen. 9:00 p.m. - Coronado Let's face it. No place in San Diego is more patriotic than Coronado. Coronado paints the town red, white and blue for July 4th. The 62nd Annual Independence Day Parade will be on Saturday, July 3. On July 4th, the 35th Annual Independence Day 15K Run 5K Run/Walk at Tidelands Park will be at 7:00 a.m. The fireworks over Glorietta and San Diego Bay will be on July 4 at 9:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. - Escondido It's an al! day affair of patriotic pastimes and family-fun at Escondido'siGrape Day Park. 9:00 p.m.- Mira Mesa The community of Mira Mesa kicks off the day with the 36th Annual Fourth of July Parade at 1:00 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.  Spirit of the Fourth in Rancho Bernardo Rancho Bcrnardo kicks off July 4th at the athletic fields at Bernardo Heights Middle School. 9:00 p.m.  San Marcos The patriotic celebration starts at 6:00 p.m. with music and fun for all in Bradley Park. iiiii: L.:I ::llj,:.i,i ++ +,+, :. :+ ::.+ + -, :  + ..,,.+:,+, q. :,.++ .... +, ..... , -.,+ + ....... + . +.+., ,,,,.,,, .+ ........  :+.+:,+,,++++,,,+.,-.,+- .o.,,+,,,, ', +l++l,{,]:[.i+ I:::t i J,[.,+::+;+; I;u [[:;+]+[t +l+,+,t ,[i; gilt,,+, Idlif[ .+IL. ++.+...+..+fl +,+ ,,,,,,,++:' +* 1[[;., +..t,:.',+,,++,l+ [i ' ,, , ,+:li,i, I,+ : ,, {'L:' +]. ,,:If;'' ,,,',. =++,,, i! ,,,, +... ,,,+ ] + .:i+. ,,ll] ]+llllllliill]1111Mllll