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July 15, 2009 Progressively Old Fashioned Collectibles Gifts Jewelry 2111 Main Street In The Heart of Downtown Julian PETS OF THE WEEK Cindy Lou is a 1 year old female Boxer who loves people and being the center of attention with her goofy attitude. She arrived at the shelter as a stray but loves to go on walks with the volunteers and has excellent leash walking manners. Still a puppy, Cindy Lou has plenty of energy for playtime and chasing down squeaky toys. Once cherished as someones pet, this lovable gal is looking for a family to join that will safeguard and nurture her for the rest of her doggy life. Cindy Lou can be adopted for $69. ID#A1289725 Tag#C657 Rascal is an adorable spayed black kitten. She has all the youngster energy you'd expect, and her fuzzy face and playful antics are sure to keep you entertained for hours. Whether she's saving the universe from an evil shoelace attack, or chasing her own tail, Rascal will put a smile on your face. And when she's worn herself out, she'll curl up in the tiniest, fuzziest, cutest little ball of fur you can imagine. Rascal can be adopted for $58 and as part of the "Better with a Buddy Program", a friend for Rascal can be adopted for half off[ ID#A1283357 Tag#C891. San Diego County Shelters are extending "Adopt a Cat Month" into the month of July[ Cats older than 1 year at all three county shelters will have their adoption fee waived to reduce the number of cats in county shelters during the summer months. Kittens younger than 1 year can be adopted at the full adoption price and a second cat or kitten can be adopted for half price with the "Better with a Buddy Program." All adoption fees include vaccinations, spaying/neutering (upon adoption), a microchip and free Vet visit. Dog fees also include a 1 year license. Cindy Lou and Rascal are at our Central County Shelter, 5480 Gaines Street, San Diego. The Shelter hours are 9:30AM to 5:30PM, Tuesday through Saturday or visit www.sddac. com for more information. My Thoughts by Michele Harvey One More Cedar Fire Rebuild Story My sister's house burned completely on Sunday of the Cedar Fire. That was in October of 2003. She saw it burn while watching the television news. She actually saw it burn twice. Two different news programs showed her house burning. Carlynne, my sister, got a phone call very early that morning to evacuate her horses from Lakeside to Granite Hills. Later in the same day the horses needed to be moved away from Granite Hills, so they were loaded back into the horse trailers and driven to a different location in Lakeside. She and three friends spent the day moving horses from one location to another, several times as the fire shifted its course. Each lost her home. As they moved horses, all four of their homes burned down. Carlynne thought her important papers would be okay in the two fire proof safes she owned, so she wasn't concerned about them. She found out days later, they weren't. They were perfect ashes. She could read them as long as she didn't touch them or breathe on them. She and her friends spent so much time that fateful day moving horses to safe places that none of them was able to go home to retrieve any of their possessions. My sister was more fortunate than her friends. She always keeps extra clothing in her truck. One of the other women only saved the shorts, blouse and flip-flop sandals that she was wearing. Living west of Alpine and east of Lakeside, the area my sister lives in is prone to termite infestations. Even before the Cedar Fire burned her home to the ground, she had talked with a company that builds metal homes. Thinking it was a good solution, she contracted with them to build her new home. She hired an engineer to decide if she could keep the old building foundation slab, or if it needed to be bulldozed. He told her she needed a new slab. After waiting three months, she called the engineer to ask why the bulldozer hadn't demolished the slab. He told her that she needed to hire the bulldozer. He could have told her when he made the decision to replace the slab, but he didn't. People who plan to build their own home can take years researching all the details needed to create the home of their dreams. They have time to make decisions on colors, floor coverings, wall treatments, exterior finishes, lighting and room placement. One problem with rebuilding is that the people whose homes burned want to get back to a new house as soon as possible. They don't know what questions to ask and they rely on their engineers, contractors and architects to fill them in on important decisions they need to make. Very often they don't get the advice they need. San Diego County promised to give free permits to homes rebuilt after the fire, but it never promised to make it easy. It wasn't. At one point, they said the caulking on the metal roof of my sisters metal house wasn't approved, so she had to find one they would approve and go to the end of the line, so to speak. Did they give her a list of approved caulks? I don't think so. Each time they found fault with her plans, she had to begin again and each of these set backs cost time. The Cedar Fire swept through San Diego County in October of 2003. Over 5 years ago, many of San Diego County residents sifted through ashes and hoped to be in new homes within a few months. Many are still waiting to build or to move in. My sister passed her final inspection last week. She moved into her rebuilt house in March, and the inspector was okay with that. Dave Kassel of Cedar Fire Rebuilding Resource Group writes that my sister Carlynne is now celebrating Christmas nearly every day. She's taking things out of her storage units to finally place them in her new home and after over five years, not remembering exactly what she has. Each trip to the storage units brings new treasures forward. At last she's enjoying her new home. And sadly, many who lost their homes in the Cedar Fire of 2003 haven't gained the progress that my sister is now enjoying. I wish them all continued progress, and I'm glad my sister can finally sit in her own home and enjoy the fruits of her 5 years of persistence. These are my thoughts. Fishermen are helping researchers determine how many fish are in an area of the ocean. The effort is called the Marine Recreational Information Program. The data this program provides is a snapshot of the heal th of the ocean and its ecosystems. To learn more, visit Shelter Valley News Unfortunately, Shelter Valley Community Center is no longer a distribution center for San Diego Food Bank Commodities/ Food Pantry programs. The person who was the designated representative for Shelter Valley, has decided not to distribute commodities from our property any longer. The Shelter Valley Citizens Corporation Board of Directors received a letter which gave us a one-day notice of his decision. The decision was a complete surprise to the SVCC Board of Directors since there have been no changes to our contract with the San Diego Food Bank. Nor were any changes made to the representative's access to the Community Center or his ability to distribute Commodities/Food Pantry items. For clarification, Shelter Valley Citizens Corp. is the 501c3 non-profit corporation who has the contract with San Diego Food Bank, not Desert Chapel Ministries. Until the San Diego Food Bank approves another facility in the desert area, please call Vanessa Franco, Programs Director at (858)527-1419 ext.14 for information about a distribution center in the Julian area. In the meantime, SVCC will try to find another person who has the ability to transport the food and can take over the programs. We regret any inconvenience by Jean Anderson, President, Shelter Valley Citizens Corporation this may cause recipients who depend on our building being used as a food distribution center. Feel free to call me with questions @ 765-2157. Shelter Valley Kids Club is having a busy Summer. Movie night is still the 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month--opening at 6pm for games; movie is 6:30-9pm. The 3rd Saturday is Family Game Night. We are also opening the building a couple days a week (3-6 pm) for various activities. A calendar is posted in the Kids Club window and on the Community Center bulletin board. Call me for more info. CAL Fire now has a statio.n in Shelter Valley. They have rented a manufactured home on Hardscramble Trail where "rotating" firemen will be living. Call Tony Mayors @ 765-1254 or Jerry Sanders @ 765-2613 to get updates on this new development and other Shelter Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. news. We are in the planning stages for our annual fundraiser, Christmas In October. So mark your calendars for October 18, 2009. We'd love to have you join us from 3-6pm for a very affordable homemade turkey dinner with all the trimmings, giant raffle and many door prizes. On July 12, 2009, Alcoholics Anonymous will begin meeting in the Shelter Valley Community Center every Sunday at 6pm. The Julian News 5 MITCHELL WOODWORKS Custom Cabinets & Millwork Cell 760-445-0204  Office 765-2796 i : Lic# 929135 MITCHELL 'WOODWORKS POPE TREE SERVICE All Your Tree Service Needs Commercial 76o Full Serviee '00est in the County" Meat Department U.S.DA Choice Beef . Buffalo Meat Special and Holiday Orders, Cut to your Spedficatfons Groceries. Sun&-ies. Fresh 00oduce Beer. 00,ne. Liquor'Dry cleaning NOW AT DONS OPN DAiI, Y 6 a.m. f'O 8p.m. Julian High School All School Class Reunion , Liiiii iii i ,N .... The JHS Class of 1979 is Please RSVP and mail celebrating their 30th year class payment to Maria Lewis at 9903 reunion and opening it up to all Bon Vue, El Cajon, CA 92021. who passed through'the halls of She can be reached at 619-561- our great school, as teacher or 9013 if you have any questions. student. Please join us for a fun Hurry, you don't want to miss this time of reminiscing, friendship, great chance to get caught up food and slide show of times with people you haven't seen for past. Details are as follows: a long time and talk a walk down Date: Saturday, memory lane. People from many August8th, 2009 different classes are already Time: 5:00 p.m. signed up to attend so whenever Place: San Vicente Golf you might have gone to school Resort & Country Club (San in Julian, you're bound to have Diego Country Estates) classmates coming. First come, Cost: $30.00/person (dinner, first serve reservations. dessert, drinks) no host bar. ........................ ....................................  ,,ii;.::ii::ii : ............................................. ...........  ':i!!ii! "`i i!i!ii!iii!ii!i00?!iiii!!!0000'ii0000 iiiiii!!!:i!ii:!N;iN:i!iiii!:!:i:i:i:::iiiii:!:!:i:i! ,iiiii00:: Julian Branch Library Hosts Creative Animal Camouflage For The July 16 th Children's Summer Reading Program Pacific Animal Productions will bring six animals to the Julian branch library to educate you on how animals creatively use their environment and their coloring to protect themselves in the wild. The anticipated animals at the branch are a monkey, snake, chinchilla, parrot, cockroach and frog. Cindy will lead the program by educating introducing the different animals to the audience and tell about each animal and what camouflage techniques they use to hide from predators. This is a very high energy and educational program where kids are encouraged to share their knowledge of these animals. The program is at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 16 at the Julian Branch Library located next to the high school.