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Cuyama Sr Valley, Mt. LagSummit, Wa la. Volume 24 - Issue 48 Wednesday July 15, 2009 Julian, CA. ISSN 1937-8416 Merchant Of The Year Results To Be Announced At JMA Dinner I I It's time for the Julian Merchant Association's Annual Dinner, held Wednesday, July 15th starting at 6pm behind Menghini Winery. This annual event reveals the results of the recent Board of Directors and the 200.9-2010 Merchant of the Year elections, as well as the presentation of Certificates of Appreciation. "Everyone in the community is welcome to attend," according to Tracy Turner, President of the Julian Merchants Association. "It's a great way to get to know your local merchants, neighbors and the new JMA board members better." The Asian-themed dinner will be catered by Wynola Pizza and feature vermicelli salad, a fresh Asian fruit platter, spicy chicken, savory beef and vegetable skewers with spicy Thai peanut sauce, along with stir-fried pineapple, fried rice, egg and scallions. The dinner is $8 for JMA members andS10 for non-members. The festivities end at dark. Background music will be provided and the Julian Chamber of Commerce will provide a no-host bar. Julian Historical Society Annual Members Picnic The Julian Historical Society is having their Annual Potluck Picnic Sunday; July 19 at noon in William Heise County Park and we want you to come! Everyone is invited to enjoy the memorable food, the big, gorgeous trees and the company of friends. The Julian Historical Society is a remarkable group of people, old and young, new residents and families that have lived in Julian for generations. Their passion for fascinating history and good fellowship has led them to the magic of thinking big. We'll tell you all about the latest plans at the picnic. Members will bring their own food and guests, potential new members, are welcome. Ice Tea and Lemonade, glasses, utensils and paper goods will be provided. There will be picnic tables. Bring you own lawn chairs if desired. Use the "Day Use" parking lot (no parking fee) There will be signs pointing you in the right direction. There will also be the annual board of directors election. Three seat are open each year and this year Bob Adam, Warren Hildreth and Pete Larson are eligible for re-election. Green Effects Voting Continues Through The 20th Julian Currently Third Overall Tricia Elisara's little project to provide "Green Classroom Party Kits" currently (as of Sunday morning) is in third place in votingfor the Sun Chip/National Geographic "Green Effect" Initiative. Which means they could be at the mercy of the Judges when the balloting stops on Monday. The project could still be one of the top 4 that judges choose for the $20,000 grant for an outstanding green idea. the two ideas ahead of them .are from much larger population areas so for Julian Elementary to benefit you will need to get out the vote. #1 is "All we are saying.., is give plants a chancel" from Hingham High School in Hingham MA (over 20,000 residents) and is fourteen miles southeast of downtown Boston. The current #2 is "Re-tree Colorado" from Steamboat Springs (over 9,500 population). To vote you need to log onto and choose the .... Green Classroom Party Kit", or look for Tricia's smiling face in the thumbnails on the left of the page. You can vote once a day if your over 18, and keep Julian in the running or overtake the two at the top. Voting is open through July 20th, winners will be announced on Wednesday July 22nd. Julian News PO Box 639 Julian, CA. 92036 Change Service Requested ,.,SO.T,0ST,.D,.0]I 00i511 Prulirr;nN' A30 III II,M,,h,,,Ih,ll,,Ih,,,,Ih,hllh,,h,l,,,hhlh,,h,II Small Town Papers TVN 5026 California Ave SW Seattle WA 98136-1208 |1 Town Hall Meeting Set For July 22 SD &l:- EPSO Emergency Power Shut-Off Plan by Michael Hart Katy Moretti sits on the Julian Planning Group. Shes been following closly the proposal by SDG&E to cut power in the back country if weather conditions are such that a downed power line could spark a catastrophic fire. Katy grew up in Julian (Santa Ysabel) and has seen her share of fire. When the proposal was first made she questioned it, so did the California Public Utilities Commission. Through Katy's efforts the people of the back country will finally have an opportunity to question SDG&E too. On Wednesday July 22nd JC Thomas of SDG&E will answer questions about the impacts of the proposal and what each of us can do to prepare for such an occurrence. Meeting is scheduled to start at 6 o'clock. The company was kind enough to furnish the Julian News with the following background on the EPSO. To help prevent future wild fires in the region, SDG&E is proposing to the PUC to activate their own Emergency Power Shut-Off Plan (EPSO) during the most extreme weather The weather station at the corner of Hollow Glen Road and conditions. SDG&E does not expect these conditions to happen more than once or twice a year, and the power outages would affect 10,000 customers or tes.-- But .emergencies can also happen at anytime and SDG&E is.prepared to help our region's emergency readiness, no matter what disaster strikes. Customer service and safety are paramount, especially when the lights go out. To help customers prepare for a power outage and improve the region's overall preparedness, SDG&E is doing and will provide a number of community benefits and customer assistance programs at a cost of up to $40 million or more as part of the EPSO plan, conditioned upon the Public Utilities Commissions regulatory H1 N1 Comes To Camp Marston Lung Association Asthma Camp Had The Flu by Michael Hart Sick kids at camp? This is news? It is when there is a Julian News file photo and was treated, and the others were quarantined from the rest of the camp until they had shown signs of improvement (approx. 72 hours). As of Friday (July 10) no other campers or staff had been identified as being potential cases. The camp has implemented a more rigorous hygiene procedure and increased the availability of anti bacterial soap to those requesting it. connection to the H1N1 (swine) flu virus. So the regional media went crazy reporting that Camp Marston was an incubator for the virus, and not protecting the health of its' campers. The reality is different. First this all occurred 2 weeks ago - June 21-26. According to officials at the County's Health and Human Services - the cases at the camp were confined almost exclusively to the Lung Associations annual ',sthma Camp." That the number of children affected was closer to 40 that the 89 reported by some (89 was the number of campers, so that would be the total exposure). Only four had been tested and shown positive for H1NI. Camp Martson was prevented in implementing their own procedures of dealing with sick children by the medical staff that was on hand for the Lung Association. The camp policy is to quarantine any sick children and notify parents immediately to pick them up. In this case the medical staff decided that Camp Marston Happy Campers because it was late in the week (Thursday) and the children would be going home by Friday evening, they would only restrict their activities and wait out the event. The camp has seen no other out breaks since this incident. Some staff did report they were feeling poorly and got checked out by physicians (6 locally and one down the hill at their personal doctors) one tested positive for flu Highway 78, across from the County's yard is what SDG&E will rely on to make a decision to keep the power on in the Julian area, see map below for other areas. approval. H.elpipg Customers . With Special Needs - $1.7 to $3.5 million Community Care Centers with the American Red Cross - - will be opened before, during and EPSO event to provide food, water, back up power and timely information on when power will be restored and help people during a power outage. Transportation for Medically Sensitive Customers - to and from a location at no charge during an EPSO event. Financial Assistance - valued up to a $250 debit card for all low income and medically sensitive customers impacted by an EPSO event. ,' Enhanced Customer Outreach to the disabled community including San Diego Regional Center, San Diego Center for the Blind and Deaf Community Service plus implementing new text communication for the hearing impaired. Emergency Generators for San Diego County - $6.5 Million Emergency Generators for Critical Water Facilities - SDG&E is committed to providing a back up emergency generator pool that includes 6 large generators and pre-wiring of transfer switches at 20 critical sites to support rural water districts in the County. Emergency Generators for San Diego County Schools - SDG&E is committed to providing a back up emergency generator pool that includes 15 portable generators and pre-wiring of transfer switches at all schools located within the EPSO area. Electric Infrastructure Improvements - $30 million Installing Over 140 Advanced Technology "PulseCIoser" Switches -in the mountain and inland regions to detect outages, enhance safety and help restore power faster. Lilac Transmission Enhancements in North County - to reduce customer impacts, improve reliability and help maintain service at critical water facilities in the Valley Center area of North County. Replacing Wood Poles with Steel Poles - in high fire risk areas to improve reliability and maintenance (cost not included). Borrego Springs Emergency Generator-will provide additional reliability to the community in the event of a loss of power to SDG&E's transmission line that feeds the area. . Expanded Inspections and I ,tee Trimming - to improve safety and reduce the risk of fire. Enhanced Regional Fire Fighting Capability High Capacity Helicopter- SDG&E is purchasing a high lift capability helicopter for construction of the Sunrise Powerlink starting in 2010. The helicopter will be equipped with fire fighting capability which can be deployed under cooperative agreements in coordination with fire fighting agencies, County of continued on page 7 Areas identified in the Back County for potential power loss in case of weather event Legend - o ey iiiii!iiii!iiiiiiiiiiili portion of original map - Provided by SDG&E