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September 7, 2011 (760) 765 0192 We have our own private parking lot behind the office.,. entrance off 'C' Street /" C ORNER OF OPE RTIEs TREET www.j ulian-p rop erti es. corn The Julian News 9 Est. 1967 P.O. Box 1000 Julian, CA 92036 NEW QUALITY CUSTOM HOME on 1.97~WYNOLA ESTATES RANCH_[J4~dEI Large and wooded acres in Pine Hills. Much attention to i~Spacious Living Quarters. ~/3Bath Home details. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, dream kitchen, with | with an attached 1Bedrof,~dh 508 Sq.Ft. Guest large center isle and Granite counter tops, large Quarters. Surroun~aks and Manzanita front yard, double attached garage and views! trees on 2.5 Ac~ely a Great Opportunity! was ~~J ReducedTo $699,000 V$389,000 CHARMING AND IMMACULATE - Mountain Home in the trees above Lake Cuyamaca with a I view of the lake- CzY Living rm has fireplace [ with pellet insert, 2 bed rooms, deck and an extra room downstairs. Cedar wood inside and out. Priced at $289,000 Pleasant home with lots of light, open floor plan, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, warm wood stove and skylights. Two bedrooms, two baths and inside laundry room. Deck and balcony with views of the wooded lot and neighboring hills. A great buy at $239,000 Juli Zerbe, Broker Associate email: j WOODED MOUNTAIN HOME with 2 bedrooms, open floor plan, decks, many mature trees, garage, large shed and an extra .25 acre lot. Would make a great weekend hideaway or retirement home. Seller motivated. Priced to sell at $200,00O Charming and immaculate country home. Two bedroom, plus bonus room. Hardwood floors, open- beam wood ceilings, claw foot tub, tons of upgrades. Usable half acre plus with large trees and areas for gardens. Ready for you to move right in. $286,000 AVAILABLE LAND USABLE 5 ACRE SITE - Complete with well, water storage tank, shed, electricity & septic tank. Jil Just about ready to build! Priced at $165,000111 FANTASTIC VIEWS-- even to the ocean on I[I a clear day- from this 4.32 Acre parcel on NorthlJl Peak in gated Community. Survey and Septic ll layout completed. Priced at $125,000 LI CHOICE SITE IN PINE HILLS -- 1.28 Acres with easy access, many mature trees, views Has approved septic layout. $169,000 CHOICE WOODED PARCEL -- in Julian Estates 4.24 Acres at the end of East Incense Cedar Rd. with easy access off cul-de-sac. Underground power CHOICE BUILDING SITE in Pine Hills. 1.28 and phone. Price Reduced to $174,000 Ill wooded acres - easy access by driveway off BluellI SPECTACULAR VIEWS! -- From this 4.7 Acre Ja Drive Service by Pine Hills Mutual Water Y . IIvarcel, also in luhan Estates zated commumtv. I ....... ]1 Good well, perc tests are completed. Very Private. Company, has approved septic layout, great views. - - u . I Reduced To $109,OOO J[ Reduced to $179,000 Do You Have a New "Smart" Meter? Over the past few months, SDG&E has been removing the analogue meters that were on Julian homes, apartments and businesses, and installing what they call their new "Smart" meters. This is part of the larger San Diego County energy plan, where these meters were already installed over the past year. The California Public Utilities Commission [CPUC] has "authorized SDG&E to install 1.4 million electric 'Smart' Meters and 900,00 natural gas meters." There has been almost no public discussion on the known hazards, both to humans and our pets, with these new meters. Public Relations "spin" includes that: these meters will cut power costs to consumers, thus lowering your monthly bills; "provides customers with greater control over their electricity use" [from CPUC's page on "Smart" Meters]; and they can be read anytime, via a planned new "grid" in the works for the entire country that will use these meters. "Smart" Meters are a new type of electronic device that monitors electricity and natural gas usage via radio frequency (RF or rf) waves in an invisible but high range that makes up part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum. Both radio and microwaves are part of this spectrum. RF-based energy provides us with a wireless communications network. Malfunctioning Meters In many areas around the US, customers were given no notice that their meters would be changed, or the meter was put in a day after a brief notice was sent. In all cases, customers were never notified of the dangers involved with these so- called "Smart" Meters. According to Susan Brinchman, Director of www.electrosmogprevention. org, almost 98% of San Diego County has already had these meters installed. "Smart" Meter problems following installations may include: *Radiofrequency interference that causes malfunctioning of Rose Steadman, Broker / Owner Melo-de Savage, Realtor Associate email: melo-de@sbc The Invisil le Hazards of"smart wireless equipment, such as Wi- Fi and Netflix *Radiofrequency interference that causes malfunctioning of medical and critical care equipment, such as pacemakers and wireless insulin and pain pumps, and baby monitors *Radiofrequency spikes causing appliances to break or malfunction, such as garage doors that won't open or close properly *Cyber-security breaches *Excessive billing and inaccurate readings *Interception of personal identity information *Electrical fires "Smart" meters have not been tested by Underwriters Laboratories and do not carry the "UP' label, required for electronic devices. With their 116-year record and having developed more than 1,000 standards for safety, why is UL certification missing on these meters? These new meters can be read any time via their continuous linking to cell-towers. They can detect all your household usage of appliances, lights, etc. This information can be shared with and/or sold to other companies without your permission, so you no longer have any privacy. It is a spying device. These meters are not secure. They also can be hacked into, so it is possible for someone to know if you are not home (by lack of power usage). Also via hacking, there can be changes in your electricity use. There are also "collector" meters used to gather and transmit RF/ microwave radiation signals from various surrounding buildings and then "retransmit RF information for somewhere between 500- 5,000 homes or buildings." In addition, the utility company now also has the ability to control all your own usage. The power company can shut off your home usage, your block or community, or city usage without notifying you. What excuse will people be given, if power is shut off without any notification to customers? Do you remember the Enron debacle, and the enormous overcharging of Californians? Next year, as part of the placement of a nationwide "smart grid," there are additional plans to have individual power transmitters built into in all new appliances to measure the energy use of each one (washing machines, clothes dryers, dishwashers, etc.). This means that, in every home, there may be dozens of power transmitters for kitchen and laundry appliances that will send your energy use, via wireless radio frequency, back to the "Smart" Meter. Are these power transmitters also part of untested nano-technology? To how much more invisible but harmful RF energy will these appliance monitors expose us? A consumer must be willing to have these new appliances constantly transmitting power usage to the utility company. Or, they may be mandated via federal legislation. Despite the dangers, so far, "Smart" Meters have not been optional in San Diego County. However, in California, 46 municipalities, including nine counties, "have criminalized the installation of, banned or taken resolutions out against 'smart' meters." Increasingly, city councils and county supervisors are becoming more responsive to serious and valid consumer complaints to reduce constant exposure (24/7/365) to the invisible hazards of RF and EMF [electromagnetic frequency]. These can be documented as causing a variety of health problems for humans and all other animals (from our pets, to farm and wild animals). Health Problems and . Damage Many experts are speaking out about the dangers of RF/EMF exposure. Medical journals and scientific reports show that there is DNA damage, cell mutation [See the 2003 EU-REFLEX Study, below], and damage to vision and clear thinking (short- term memory and speech are affected). Our body's protective Blood Brain Barrier has also been breached; and there are numerous studies that show that "exposure to low levels pulsed or continuous microwave radiation has been reported to affect neurotransmitter metabolism..." while other studies suggest that "RF radiation can alter the electrical activity of the brain" and this changes cognitive function and behavior. Although there has been very little reported in mainstream media, this information is available on the Internet. (See Resources below.) Health problems already reported include: migraines, nausea, vomiting, vision impairment, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), muscle spasms and nerve pain, heart palpitations, chest pare, and sleeplessness caused by intense bursts (pulsing) of radiofrequency radiation that has recently been classified as a "possible carcinogen" by the World Health Organization in the same category as lead, engine exhaust, and DDT. Other physical problems relate to people who have metal in their bodies: dental metals (such as silver-mercury amalgams or gold inlays); or wearing metal jewelry or metal eyeglasses (the metal intensifies the RF). People with pacemakers, prosthetic devices, and wireless insulin pumps have had medical problems due to RF interference. Most medical professionals and veterinarians have no training in RF/EMF health-related damage. So, often symptoms can be mis-diagnosed. Some people, such as those who have MCS [Multiple Chemical Sensitivity], are aware of these dangers. However, this is a massive experiment on all living beings without any informed consent. This is not "sensitivity" but a chronic and invisible poisoning to the entire population. Susan Brinchman says "there was no public warning of the health dangers with these new meters that have an unsafe technology. This exposes everyone all the time. There is no escape from electrosmog." Here are comments by some of the world's top authorities: Dr. Martin Blank, Associate Kirby Winn, Realtor Associate ernail: kirbylwinn@grnail.corn Professor, Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University: "Cells in the body react to EMF's as potentially harmful, just like any other environmental toxins, including heavy metals and toxic chemicals. The DNA in living cells recognizes electromagnetic fields at very low levels of exposure [not covered by current laws]; and produces a biochemical stress response. The scientific evidence tells us that our safety standards are inadequate, and that we must protect ourselves from exposure to EMF due to power lines, cells phones and the like, or risk the known consequences. The science is very strong and we should sit up and pay attention." Prof. Olle Johansson, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, and co-author of the Bioinitiative Report's section on the Immune System: "Cancer may be the least mportant effect [of RF/EMF exposure]. Other effects may be much more important... for instance, the impact on the Immune System which his supposed to protect you against whatever bacteria, microbes, or molecules that enter your body; effects on fertility...effects on various mental functions; including short-term memory. You have concentration capacity decreases after microwave radiation." Dr. David Carpenter, Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, and Director, Institute for Health and the Environment, School of Public Health, University of Albany, State University of NY: "We need to educate decision- makers that 'business as usual' is unacceptable. The importance of this public health issue cannot be underestimated." What You Can Do This is an unsafe technology, where we all are experimental lab subjects being used for dangerous levels of invisible but constant RE/EMF exposure. This is already an enormous public health threat to all of us. It is urgent for people to become by Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri informed. Here are things you can do: 1. Read up on RF/EMF exposure and become informed (see Resources below.) 2. Write to the CPUC [California Public Utilities Commission). A public opt- out workshop meeting is planned for September 14 in San Francisco. Copies of your letters can be sent to: director@ 3. Join together and have public meetings. Demand of public officials that analogue meters be restored at no charge to customers. Where "Smart" meters have not been installed, demand that analogue meters be kept at no charge to customers. In some states, customers are charged up to $500 to opt-out; while other power com panies are charging a monthly rate to keep analogue meters. With our economy in chaos and funding of all socia services slashed, there are several other related news items of note: 1. Thousands of meter readers will be or are already out of work with these "smart" meters installed. With jobs off-shored and millions of Americans out of work, where will these people find jobs? 2. On June 13, the US Department of Agriculture [USDA] announced that it had a goal of "investing $250 million in smart grid equipment deployment n rural America over the ne~t 12 months." (Newsroom-magazine. com) Is this taxpayer money? 3. Sempra Energy just posted its second quarter profits. According to PRNewswire (on Aug. 9): "Sempra Energy's earnings through the first six months of 2011 were $769 million, compared with $328 million in 2010. 4. For the "first six months of 2011, SDG&E (a subsidiary of Sempra Energy) earned $160 million, up from $158 million in the same period last year." The corporate bottom line is all about profits. The Precautionary Principle ["first do no harm"] and our well-being and safety are not included in that. We are all continued on page 10