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Wednesday J N ews PR so,'rE0 s'r,,,,A,n III .'lq _.__] PO Box 6:39 ~q7" ~o\ ~ U,S, POSTAGE III );)---3 PAID 111 Valley, Change Service Requested ~@X,,,~,/~J ~ Permit No. 30 Ill ' Summit, / Juhan, CA iiI 'a. II Ihh,h,h,,,Ih,lh,lh,,,,Ih,hllh,,h,h,,hhlh,,h,ii Volume 25 - Issue 4 Small Town Papers TFN 5026 California Ave SW September 9, 2009 Jufian, CA. Seattle WA 98136-1208 ISSN 1937-8416 This years grape stomp came complete with a Lucy impersonator, a priest and beauty queens. The Menghini's and the Chamber of Commerce raised. the bar for what is considered a successful Grape Stomp. Vendors and visitors all went home happy with the annual event, which doubles as a fund raiser for the Chamber. The number of wineries was kept to 10 but that did not keep enthusiasm cLowy as at[ot sampled from' tc " 'rid store ped over two tons of grapes (which will be bottled for next years souvenir vintage). Although warm the intermittent clouds made for a pleasant if otherwise long day. e Wi: First e, Part I by Greg Courson This series of three articles was originally published in the Julian News during August of 2002. during and after the Pines Fire. which burned 60.000 acres along the eastern slopes of the mountains. A year later, the series was reprinted just after the Cedar Fire of 2003. Now. nearly six years after the Cedar Fire, the author and the publisher feel a reprint would help the many new residents in the area understand some of the natural and cultural history of the San Diego backcountry. For long-time residents, the series will be a reminder. The following series of articles are a revised portion of a longer, in-depth study of the Inaja Fire of 1956, in which eleven firefighters lost their lives on the eastern slopes of the San Diego River Canyon. The fire began on the Inaja Indian Reservation near Pines Hil s. on Saturday, November 24th, mid-morning, during a period of high east winds. The wind-driven fire moved west quickly, spotting ahead of itself, eventually burning into the San Diego River Canyon, then spreading up to the western rim of the canyon and over the top of Mt. Gower, where it turned south and scorched through the chaparral all the way to the El Capitan Reservoir. It took a massive array of manpower and equipment to contain and control the fire. eventually requiring a fire line ninety-miles long. The fire scorched 43,000 acres The Inaja Memorial on highway 78 above Santa Ysabel. was built to honor the men who died during the suppression effort, their deaths occur-ring four miles south of the. viewpoint at the Memorial (For those unfamiliar with the topography of the San Diego back country, you will find the San Diego River Canyon generally between Pine Hills and Ramona, and bet-ween Santa Ysabel and Alpine. Going out the Eagle Peak Road west from Pine Hills, you eventually reach the canyon's eastern rim, which is, along the ground three-thousand feet above the floor where the San Diego River flows). To understand how the Inaja Fire grew to such a size. you have to consider many contributing influences: the lay of the land, weather, plant moisture levels, and plant types. These all contribute to the spread of fire, and this series of articles will deal with fuels: the kinds and concentrations of various plants. The present type of cover gracing the mountains, hills, canyons, and valleys of our area has a history, and perhaps in under-standing some of this history we can find reasons for and perhaps solutions to present problems, the current fire hazard one of these problems. History m our present culture is passed down through the written word, but a good portion of the history here written originally came from the ora tradition of the Ipai and Tipai speaking people of what is now called San Diego County. And in the transition from an oral history to a written one, selection is involved. From the vastness of a millenniums old cultural heritage, modern historians select certain stories and other informationto write down, these becoming the "history" of the First People of the region. Please realize the continued on page 7 Burning the grass lands, now a lost art of the first people. an Mosquitoes Take Preventive Measures Before It Hurts! Saturday Program At The Julian Library On Saturday, September 12th at '10:00 AM, a representative from the County of San Diego's Vector Control Program will give a talk at the Julian Library on mosquitoes and ticks as well as the diseases they can transmit such as West Nile Virus (WNV), Lyme disease, and Tularemia. Please come to the library and learn how to best protect yourself from these diseases. WNV is a virus that is spread to humans through the bite health, safety, and welfare. The Outreach Team is dedicated of infected mosquitoes. Lyme to educating the public about disease and Tularemia are vectors, any animal or insect that bacterial diseases that are can carry and transmit a disease, spread to humans through the and vector-borne diseases in bite of infected ticks. Learn San Diego County. For more more about each of these information about vectors (an vector-borne diseases, personal insect or other organism that protection and prevention at the transmits fungus, virus, or presentation, bacterium, etc.), please contact The Vector Control Program is the Vector Control Program at a sub-division of the Department 858-694-2888. of Environmenta Health For more information this or which protects andpromotes other library programs, please environmenta and public call 760-765-0370. Eagles Open With Loss To Cali-Pat, Second Ha.If Comeback Not Enough To Pull Out Win The Julian Eagles football team opened their 2009 season with a non-league contest with the Calipatria Hornets last Friday on their home turf. Senior running back Eddie Valenzuela took the opening kickoff at the Eagles 34 and juked his way 66 yards down the field and into the end zone with only 6 seconds off the clock. Unfortunately, there was an illegal block to the back at the Eagles 45 and the ball was returned to that spot. No touchdown. Sorta like the call in Imperia two years ago in the opening round of the playoffs. The Eagles first possession resulted in a net yardage of zero and Andrej Dominguez punted the ball to Calipatria. Calipat started their opening drive at their own 32. Despite two smashing Eagles tackles for losses and two Eagles penalties, the Calipatria Hornets scored the first touchdown of the day with a little over 8 minutes gone in the first q uarter. After the opening kickoff, the Hornets kicked away from Valenzuela to Senior Alberto Hinojosa at the Eagles 13. Alberto ran the kickoff back to Julian's 25, to start their second possession of the game. Eddie kicked it into gear and sped for 10 yards and a first down at the Eagles 35. Senior Cody Cornette added another 8 yards on two runs and the Eagles had made the first down, but were penalized on an illegal procedure call and were forced to punt. Calipatria picked up a first down by the end of the quarter; with 3 quarters left to play, the score was our Eagles 0 and the Calipat Hornets 7. Calipatria's second possession was notable for a 7-yard sack by Junior defensive back Johnny Hake and an outstanding break up of a 15-yard pass by Valenzuela and Junior safety Jesse Lopez. Calipat was forced to punt. The Eagles returned the punt to Calipat's 19 and were ready to plunge into the Hornet's endzone when an errant pass from Hinojosa was intercepted and returned to the Eagles 15. A short run and quick pass put the Hornets back into the Eagles by Harry 'Buddy' Seifert endzone, but their extra point try was blocked by Sophomore defensive end Brian Johnson. Eagles 0, Hornets 13. Now, kicking away from the speedy Valenzuela, the Hornets aimed the kick off to Alberto, who returned the kick 12 yards to the Julian 34. On the third play of the possession, the- Eagles fumbled the ball and the Hornets took over at Julian 39. With the Hornets facing a 4th and 6, roughing the passer was called against Julian which gave the Hornets a first and goal from # Football. Friday 9/11 away 7:00 vs Rock Academy @ Mater Dei High School Volleyball - Tuesday 9/15 Home 5:00 San Diego Jewish Academy Wednesday 9/16 Home 5:00 Christian L.I.F.E. Academy Cross Country- Friday 9/11 Mustang Invitational (Chula Vista) Fire Out Boulder Creek Road Saturday CAL FIRE assisted the U.S. Forest Service along with the hep of units from-the Cuyamaca Fire Station(Volunteers) with a brush fire near Boulder Creek Road near Tule Springs Truck Trail at the base of Cuyamaca Peak. CAL FIRE sent 7 engines, 2 fire crews, 1 bulldozer, 1 water tender, 4 airtankers, 2 helicopters and 1 chief officer (approximately 75 firefighters). The fire was initally reported at 3 to 4 acres n size with a slow to moderate rate of spread. The fire was reported at 1:20 and the cause is under investigation. At 3:00 pm all of the airtankers had been released from the fire; two of the helicopters remained on scene. The fire's spread had stopped. Firefighters remained on scene several more hours mopping up any remaining hot spots and gaining full containment and control of the fire. The fire was between 5 and 10 acres m size and was contained within the retardant line. No structures were threatened. Calipatria running back Cedric Thompson gets around the cormer of the Eagle line for another first down. photo by Michael Hart the Eagles 8. Another fine call for the Eagles first points of the from the boys in stripes! game. The Hornets salvaged a field Eagles 3, Calipat 16. goal from this possession. The Hornets next turn with the Eagles 0, Hornets 16. rock ended with a punter sneak The Eagles explosive receiver/ on fourth down with the Eagles defensive back Jesse Lopez taking over on their own 32. took the ensuing kickoff back 38 The teams traded possessions yards with a Hornets personal and on the last play of the third foul tacked on, but the Eagles quarter, Alberto pitched out to didn't get a play off before the Eddie who passed it downfield to half ended. Senior tight end Conor Gernandt. At the half, it's your Julian The play was broken up and Eagles 0 and those annoying the Eagles were stung with an Hornets 16. ineligible man downfield call Calipatria took the opening against theoffensiveline. kickoff of the second half and The third quarter closed with netted 0 yards on their first the Eagles stil at 3 and those possession, punting the ball to even peskier Hornets at 16. the Julian 42. The fourth quarter opened up And into the waiting arms of with Fast Eddie zipping along for Eddie Valenzuela who returned 35 yards before he was brought the ball 43 yards to the Calipat down. Unfortunately, the Eagles 15..The Eagles first series was could not generate any more marred by another illegal block yardage and suffered the loss call, but Senior kicker Oswaldo of Andrej Dominguez. The ball Abarca kicked it true and through continued onpage lO