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July 29, 2009 Progressively Old Fashioned Collectibles Gifts Jewelry 2111 Main Street In qtae Heart of Downtown Julian Full Service '00est in the County" Meat Department O.S.DA Choice Bee[ . Buffalo Meat Special and Holiday Orders, Cut to your Speci[ications Groceries. S00dries. Presh Produce Beer. Wine. Liquor. Dry cJeaning NOW AT DONS $ a.m. I'0 8p.m. Hwy 78, SantaYsabel 765 32 72 Next to Dudle0000,s 765 3939 PETS OF THE WEEK Roger is a 3-year-old male Rottweiler/Pit Bull Mix looking for an active home with pet parents that enjoy romping around in ithe backyard as much as he does. Roger will play fetch with the ',volunteers until he collapses in the yard and then waits for a good scratch on the rump. His coat is incredibly soft and he will sit still for ibrushings. His disposition towards people is wonderful and it it seems ,he received all the positive qualitites from his mixed background. A :large dog, Roger would do best in a home with an enclosed yard for 'him to safely play with his human pals. Roger can be adopted for !$69. ID#A1284590 Tag#C560 iiiiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!iilz!ii iii ii iiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiill !iiiiiilzi!iiiil i  i i 0000i!iii!ii!iiii!i!iiiiiiiiiiiii:iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!i!!i!!!iii:!i!!ili!00!00 Elsie is a darling 3 year old female brown tabby. She is looking for great new home where she can play, relax, and most of all thrive as part of your loving family. Her sweet personality will blossom as she settles in to her new life, and she wants nothing more than to keep 'you company and be a loyal friend for many wonderful years to come. Just ask to meet ID#A1280996 Tag#CF18 when you come visit the shelter. During the month of July, Elsie's adoption fee will be waived io celebrate "Adopt a Cat Month" in hopes of finding more shelter cats homes during the summer months. 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. Roger and Elsie 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 for more information. My Thoughts by Michele Harvey Don't You People Care? Plenty of available seats in the town hall for last Wednesdays presentation by SDG&E spokesperson JC Thomas. Last Wednesday evening a representative from S.D.G.&E. came to Julian to give a presentation of what will happen from their point of view when they decide that our power has to be shut off to prevent future wild fires from downed power lines. They look at five different criteria that include high winds and extremely low humidity. Apparently the combination of the five criteria has only occurred twice so far, and one of those times was at the beginning of the Witch Fire. I think the S.D.G.&E. man was telling us in his own way that this will probably be a very rare occurrence. Because of the many questions asked during his presentation, he reiterated five or six times that all five criteria have to be met before a decision will be made to shut off our power. Once off, the power could remain off for as long as 72 hours. That's three days. I was extremely disappointed at the lack of people who showed up for the meeting. I was told that Wednesday morning a Union Tribune headline stated that the power will be shut off beginning September 1st. Maybe some didn't come to the meeting because they'think the power shut off is a done deal. We were told at one time that the Sunrise Powerlink coming through Julian or Borrego and Santa Ysabel was a done deal. Back Country community members came out in force against the Powerlink and now it will not rise above our scenic mountains and valleys. Voices were many and they were heard. Once heard, we were responsible for changing the route of the Sunrise Powerlink. When I arrived at the Town Hall meeting last Wednesday evening I saw about 100 chairs set up and only about half of them were occupied. Although restaurants, camps, grocery stores and bed and breakfasts will be among the hardest hit by a power shut off that lasts more than a few hours, Stan Caputo of Romanos was the only restaurant owner I saw. Ed Glass of Butterfield Bed and Breakfast and the Ketchersides who own Shadow Mountain Bed and Breakfast were the only people representing their group. I didn't see anyone from any of the many camps we have in our area. Scott of Don's Market had a lot to say which included costs of buying a generator. Stan explained that we can't use generators to run just refrigeration. All businesses need generators that hookup to and run entire businesses which is hugely expensive. If the power shut off only occurs once every few years, buying a large generator for these very rare events won't make financial sense. After the meeting ended, several of us talked about one of the most real issues of living in the back country. We need to be prepared for any emergency. If we have power shut off because of a fire that isn't directly affecting us; it won't be any different than having no power because of an earthquake, heavy snow or any other natural disaster. As I've stated in this column on other occasions; we should all keep at least 1/2 tank of gas in our vehicles. We should also keep several days supply of food and drinking water in our homes. Canned goods are good to have because they nearly all contain liquid. Water for flushing toilets is good to have and so are candles and oil lamps along with matches to light them. I keep small water bottles frozen to use for ice, then water. S.D.G.&E. seems to be full of optimistic people who don't understand the details of running a business or household in the back country. I wish more people had gone to the meeting to tell the city folks why we live and work here, and why their solutions don't always work for us. These are my thoughts. Shelter Valley News Mourning The Loss Of Two Of The Valley's Friends by Jean Anderson We lost two friends last week - and on the same day! I say "we" because anyone who has lived in the Shelter Valley area for more than five years knew them, their family or has heard of them. Mary Sexton, aka "Sis", lost her battle with cancer on the morning of July 21, 2009. Mary was being cared for by her family at her parents' (Ada & Pete MacGregor) Shelter Valley home for several weeks. She was just 59 years old. Mary and her family are well- known to the Julian/Shelter Valley communities and beyond. She went to school in Julian, as well as all nine of her children. Yes, I said "nine". She and her late husband, Bob, loved kids. For more than 20 years they were involved with San Diego Child Protective Services and became foster parents to many, many kids. They eventually adopted six of them. My friendsllip with the Sexton family began in 1994 and grew to include ALL of Mary's family (parents, brother, sisters, in- laws, etc.). The Sexton home was always full of kids-theirs, mine, relatives, the neighbors'. Mary used to say that she loved everybody and I truly believe that was her goal. Those of you who knew her well, knew she only wanted the best for kids and their families. There is no doubt in my mind that she saved the lives of many kids, and several adults, who were headed down the path to destruction. Many of them are now responsible adults and are grateful for what she did. She didn't sit back--she said what she thought and then took action! Not only did Mary try to attend every athletic event her kids were involved in, but took them to many other school events. When we started the SV Kids Club, Mary was right there with us. Several of her children even worked on the new building. She loved Julian and Shelter Valley and wanted her kids to have good childhood memories that would include volunteering. And I must mention her patriotism! She had been a Navy wife and encouraged her sons to join the Navy. Two sons went to the Navy, one to the Army and one to the Marines. The bandana on her head, tee shirts and sweatshirts usually had a patriotic theme. She was proud to be an American and didn't mind showing it. The Julian News 5 MITCHELL WOODWORKS Custom Cabinets & Millwork mCit cee i w6 o5 ::)Twgo6r k s @ a., net II ............ kic# 929135 MrrgHr.t POPE TREE SERVICE All Your Tree Service Needs Commercial The Julian Historic District Architectural Review Board PO Box 1600, Julian, CA 92036 County of San Diego, Department of Planning and Land Use PUBLIC NOTICE OF CONCERN TO: RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OWNERS TENANTS BUSINESS OWNERS WHO HAVE PROJECTS (New Construction, Remodels or signs) IN THE JULIAN HISTORIC DISTRICT The Architectural Review Board must, by County Ordinances, review all proposals for projects in the district except those projects which involve interior alterations only. Even small details of color, lighting, signs, fences, and planting have an effect on the appearance of the town. Before starting any project inthe Julian Historic District, people should meet with the Julian Architectural Review Board andread the Design Guidelines Manual. The Architectural Review Board is here to assist owners, tenants, architects, and contractors in reviewing plans for the construction, modification, relocation, and demolition of structures in the Historic District. The County of San Diego Historic Landmark and District Preservation Regulations are found in Section 5700 of the San Diego County Zoning Ordinance. Section 5749 deals specifically with the Julian Historic District and says that a) the regulations apply to the Julian Historic District, b) The external appearance of structures shall resemble as closely as possible the appearance of buildings existing in Julian in the period 1870-1913. c) that a (this) design manual has been adopted by the Director and approved by the Board of Supervisors considering the recommendations of the Julian Historic District Architectural Review Board (ARB) and d) site plans within the Historic District shall he referred to the ARB, which will then advise the Director as to conformance with ordinances, general and specific plans, and other regulations., The Architectural Review Board meets on the first Tuesday every month, at 7:OOpm, in the Town Hall, Washington and Main streets. Applicants for review of.building plans, signs, exterior changes, color schemes, may request agenda inclusion for the next scheduled meeting by submitting such request to The Julian Historic District, Architectural Review Board, P.O. Box 1600, Julian, CA 92036, or appear at a meeting. Applicants are encouraged to consult early in their project planning. The ARB is here to help! NOTE: THE NEXT ARB MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR 7 PM, TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 200g DOWNSTAIRSIN THE TOWN HALL. Christy Sanders Branch passed away at her home in the evening of July 21, 2009. Christy has suffered for many years with various illnesses and died peacefully in her sleep. She was a young 49 years old. Christy and her husband, Steve, moved to Shelter Valley in 1994 and lived here for nearly 10 years. Most of you know her parents, Mary & Jerry Sanders, who still reside in Shelter Valley. Her daughter, sons, niece and nephews also went to school in Julian. I met them all in 1994 and have been fortunate enough to have become friends with their entire family as well. My son is close in age to Christy's sons (Jon & Josh) so we saw quite a bit of each other. Anyone who knew Christy will tell you what a special person she was. So caring, fun-loving, and hard working, you couldn't help but enjoy her personality. She was a very active community member; always willing to help with fundraisers; very instrumental in forming the Kids Club; chaperoning field trips and so much more. She loved being on the SV Volunteer Fire Dept. and earned her EMT certificate so she could respond to medical calls. She was thrilled when her daughter, Jennifer, married Kevin (Bennett) and moved to Shelter Valley. As her illness progressed, it was necessary to move closer to medical care since she wasn't able to drive. Her family made sure she was able to see her grandchildren often. The Sexton kids, Christy's kids, my son and many of the others have grown up and moved away. But our families are very much connected. We all had a lot of good times, and some sad times, as we went from house to house in the Valley, to school events, etc. It seems so strange that these two mothers should leave us on the same day. We will miss them both very much. Throughout the world, more people belong to the teaching profession than to any other.