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Volume 25 - Issue 2 Wednesday August 26, 2009 Julian, CA. ISSN 1937-8416 Lineup A decades old Julian tradition returns when the gates open on September 19th and 20th to the 39th annual Julian Bluegrass Festival. Sponsored and presented by the Julian Lions Club at Frank Lane Park, the annual event is the oldest bluegrass festival in California ~!~ and this year's edition boasts one of its strongest line-ups, i On Saturday pickin' and strummin' will be provided by Trails & Rails, Judy Taylor & the Wild Oats Band, Heloise Love, the Bayside Dixie Stompers, and Sara Petite & the Tiger Mountain Boys. Sunday kicks off with gospel music from This Just In!, followed by bluegrass from the Scott Gates Band, the Blue Creek Band and Chandler Station. The Festival runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday with ~i!:ii!!. uegrass 19-2 The Blue Creek Band tickets available on the event days at Frank Lane Park, the Julian Chamber of Commerce until September 12th and on-line at J Adult tickets are $15 with children under 16 admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult. The festival coordinator is Terry Cox, (760) 705-0953. Further information is available at info@ TRO Shuts Down, SDG&E's Emergency Power Shutoff Plan Until CPUC Can Decide by Michael Hart San Diego gas and Electric will have to wait until after the California Public Utilities Commission meets on September 10th to find out if they can implement their Emergency Power Shut Off plan or a modified version, or will be told not to go forward at all. This decision enjoins San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) from implementing its Emergency Power Shut-Off Plan (Plan) until the Commission issuesa decision on the merits of SDG&E's Plan. The Commission will consider a proposed decision and alternate proposed decision regarding SDG&E's Plan at its regular business meeting on September 10, 2009. This decision is being issued in response to the motion for a temporary restraining order (TRO) that was jointly filed by the Valley Center Municipal Water District, Ramona Municipal Water District, Padre Dam Municipal Water District, Rainbow Municipal Water District, Fallbrook Public Utilities District, Yuima Municipal Water District, the San Diego County Superintendent of Schools, Disability Rights Advocates, and Utility Consumers' Action Network (collectively, "the Moving Parties"). The injunction adopted by the decision does not alter SDG&E's statutory authority and duty to reasonably exercise management discretion to meet its public utility obligations while operating its system safely at all times. There are approximately 56,830 electric customers (meters) and 124,457 residents in the areas subject to the Power Shut-Off Plan in 2009. SDG&E estimates that power shut-off events will affect approximately 18,600 residents, on average, and will last from 12 to 72 hours. The assigned Commissioner's Ruling and Scoping Memo dated February 26, 2009, anticipated that a proposed decision regarding SDG&E's Power Shut-Off Plan would be ready for consideration at the Commission meeting on August 20, 2009. However, due to unavoidable delays, the assigned Commissioner's proposed decision and an alternate proposed decision prepared by the assigned Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) will be considered at the Commission meeting on September 10, 2009. Following the delay in the issuance of the proposed decision and alternate proposed decision, there were several newspaper articles that reported SDG&E intends to implement its Power Shut-Off Plan on September 1, 2009, prior to the Commission's consideration of the Plan on September 10, 2009. All the Moving Parties are.. opposed to SDG&E's Power Shut-Off Plan. They contend that SDG&E's Plan to turn off electricity during hot, dry, and windy weather conditions, when the risk of catastrophic fire from any source is at its height, poses a serious threat to public safety. On August 5, 2009, the Moving Parties filed a motion for a temporary restraining order (TRO) to enjoin SDG&E from implementing its Power Shut-Off Plan prior to the issuance of a Commission decision regarding the Plan. The Moving Parties assert that shutting off power for 12 to 72 hours could cause continued on page 11 ] i Duck Duck Who Stole Our by Janet Bragdon, VP, JCFPD Board After two long months clearing out the Mosler property, we are reaching the end of the preparations for the Estate Sale on August 29 and 30. Imagine our dismay and disappointment when we went to the property today, Saturday, and found that the property had been broken into. A long standing icon of Julian was stolen. A three foot Duck who has stood on top of the chimney at 3404 Hwy 79 for years, if not decades, was stolen. This Duck who has no name that I know of had been the center of dozens of questions as we cleaned out the property. It seems that numerous residents of Julian had a fondness for this Duck and wanted to be sure that the Duck would be a star of our Estate Sale and would be available for purchase. In fact, we first noticed the Duck missing when a fan of the Duck came over to find out why we had removed the Duck before the sale since this fan really loved the Duck. So much attention has been given to the Duck that residents were not that interested in the historical items, the antiques, the hundreds of books, the mountain ~o~ tools, the appliances; and the other mysterious collections of items found in the property. Nope, the Duck was the first question I was asked by people stopping me to find out what I was doing over there the past two months. So, if your neighbor suddenly shows up with the Duck, you will know what a schroundel your neighbor is to sneak in the middle of the night and deprive all of the Duck's fans of the ability to purchase him. If you are the schroundel, you can return the Duck, no questions asked, to the Julian Fire Station, the Julian News, or leave it in my front yard. I'm in the book. i511 Permit No. 30 III L Julian, CA J l[ Julian News PO Box 639 J{~lian, CA, 92036 Change Service Requested Ihh,h,h,,,Ih,lh,lh,,,,Ih,hlll,,,I,,h,,hl,lh,,h,II Small Town Papers TF, 5026 California Ave SW Seattle WA 98136-1208 .................. I1 Free Music On The Mountain Library Concert Series Continues Tuesday Night. (Sept 1) at 6 You have heard Baroque music attending the symphony, on the radio, and as part of movie themes. Baroque music describes a period or style of European classical music approximately extending from 1600 to 1750. This era is said to begin in music after the Renaissance and was followed by the Classical music era. The word "baroque" came from the Portuguese word barroco, meaning "misshapen pearl", a strikingly fitting characterization of the architecture of this period; later, the name came to be applied also to its music. It is associated with composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Jean-Baptiste Lully, George Frideric Handel, Arcangelo Corelli, Claudio Monteverdi, and Henry Purcell. During the period, composers and performers used more elaborate musical ornamentation; made changes in musical notation, and developed new instrumental playing techniques. Netherlands and in Eastern Europe. She currently performs chamber music with the Pegasus Trio and the San Diego Flute Quartet. Yarritu recently received a Doctoral of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University where she studied with celebrated flutist Carol Wincenc. Also having a keen interest in early music, Ms. Yarritu has studied with early music specialist/harpsichordist Arthur Haas. She is currently researching and studying the complete flute sonatas by Handel. Dr. Yarritu is on faculty with the San Diego Youth Symphony. Dr. Diane Snodgrass earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music and regularly appears as a soloist and chamber musician in the San Diego area. Recent performances include solo appearances with the Cabrillo Chamber Orchestra and the Classics for Kids Philharmonic. In addition, she also enjoys early music, having studied with distinguished " harpsichordist Malcolm Hamilton while at USC. Dr. Elena Yarritu We are very fortunate to have two accomplished musicians who will play flute and harpsichord, a rare opportunity for us. Flutist, Dr. Elena Yarritu, and harpsichordist, Dr. Diane Snodgrass, will present works by Handel, Telemann and Bach. Dr. Yarritu currently makes her home in San Diego where she is freelance flutist and teacher. An active chamber music musician and solo recitalist, Yarritu has performed extensively in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York and abroad in France, the Dr. Diane Snodgrass Snodgrass has been actively performing the repertoire for two pianists for over twenty-five years, most recently with the San Diego Symphony pianist Mary Barranger. You are encouraged to come enjoy the very successful Music on the Mountain series at the J ulian Branch Library. We promise you will not be disappointed! For more information contact the library at (760)765-0370. ! StarFest Weathers The Storm - Saturday Viewing Exceptional bringing the observatory to the campus and pledges to make it accessible to all students who show an interest in astronomy. Attending the dedication; members of the Lions Club, Merchants Association, Chamber of Commerce and Julian High School students and staff. On Thursday Starfest 2 began at Menghini Winery with the early campers arriving and setting up for what was hoped to be a spectacular weekend of stargazing. Thursday's sky was so clear some of the attendees could barley get parked before setting up their telescope. Friday threw a ceiling over the event as clouds filled the sky and JUHSD Superintendant Jim Peabody anxiously awaits the turning over of keys from Scott Baker of Starfest as Mike Leigh looks on It was a week filled with astronomy for the back county as Julian hosted its' second annual Starfest. On Tuesday the Starfest committee officially handed over the new Eagle Observatory located on the High school campus. Starfest founder and chairman Scott Baker took time to recognize the contributions of the Lion's Club and it's members in helping to construct the observatory. Superintendant Peabody accep-ted the keys to the building and the telescope was unveiled. He also applauded the community effort that went into JUHSD Teachers Mark Aumann and Craig Peirson check out the new telescope as Scott Baker looks on. After Fridays Cloudy Night by Michael Hart The telescopes were already for the evenings viewing Saturday and as an added bonus two solar telescopes had starfesters checking the sun during the day thanks to clearing skies. visibility was nonexistent. This made the presentations in the main complex must see events. Saturday after a slight threat from those pesky clouds the sky once again opened up to a spectacular display. One participant was so excited they could barely figure out what heavenly body to focus on for the evenings viewing. Attendance at this years event far exceeded the organizers expectations insuring another Starfest for next year. At one point early Saturday the public viewing stations had lines 10 deep at each telescope.