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By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Check out the display at the Julian library of the frequently challenged books and explore the issues and controversies around book banning. Librarians and literary professionals believe that people have the right to make their own decisions about what they read. Others should not force their opinions on the population as a whole. While books continue to be banned or official requests are made to remove books from school or library shelves, we celebrate that most books are still available for others to enjoy. This happened with thanks to teachers, librarians, students and community members to take a stand.for the freedom to read. Look at the display at the library and see if some of your favorite books that have come under scrutiny. Then be thankful that you live in a country that allows people to make their own choices. The Julian News 3 Toni And Mike, Thirty Years Of Turning Grapes To Wine Since 1982: Menghini Winery, Julian's 1" Operating Winery Celebrating 30 years in Julian producing wine, Toni and Mike Menghini enjoy life at their winery a couple of miles from downtown. Having met as young children in their hometown of Rock Springs, Wyoming, they never expected to wind up in the back country of San Diego County as wine makers. "We were driving through the area from LA to a football game in Arizona in the late 1960's," Mike recalls. "Someone mentioned that we should check out this place called Julian, and we really loved the mountains and small town atmosphere." The Menghinrs relocated to Escondido in 1975, and Mike began his career in the wine business at San Pasqual Winery in the San Diego area. He then worked a few years in the Temecula valley, for area pioneers Callaway and Filsinger. "1 had always wanted my own business," says Mike. "1 enjoyed making wine, but did not enjoy working for someone else." After parting ways with Filsinger on New Year's Day in 1982, Mike resolved to pursue his dream in Julian. The Menghinrs found the property the next month. It was a recently subdivided 10 acre parcel with an old apple packing shed and several acres of apple orchard. Julian's apple growing legend, Bud Farmer, wanted to pare down his own agricultural activities. "That apple packing building was just perfect for converting to a winery, but it was a real challenge," says Mike, "and Toni was in the early part of her career as a flight attendant with United Airlines, with frequent flights to Japan out of LAX. It was a very busy time in the early years!" Mike and Toni recall the first tasting room visitor two years later, when they had released their first vintage. Mike and his Dad were up on the roof replacing shingles and saw the car pull in. When the visitor left, Toni ran outside and yelled, "we had our first sale!" -- a bottle of Chenin Blanc, for $2.00. Prior to buying the property in Julian, the Menghini's would often visit the town and the surrounding area. They were impressed with the success of Dudley's Bakery in Santa Ysabel, "out in the middle of nowhere and doing just an amazing business." They determined they would try Meet Author At The Library "Doing Time with Nehru" Yin Marsh, Saturday At 10 Berkeley artist and writer, Yin Marsh, will speak at the Julian Branch Library about her new memoir, Doing Time with Nehru, on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the library community room. October marks the 50th anniversary of the internment of Chinese-Indians who were victims of this 1962 Cold War conflict that left its mark on this 13 year-old girl. October 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of a shameful event that has rarely had the world's attention and has never been acknowledged or redressed by the Indian government. In her memoir, Yin Marsh recounts her family's internment in a Rajasthan Desert camp in Western India. Marsh was only 13 when she, her aged grandmother, younger brother and father were held with hundreds of other Chinese- Indians because of the 1962 China-India Border War. Few Americans know about this historical moment as the United States was enmeshed in another Cold War era conflicts (the Cuban Missile Crisis) at the time. Marsh will present Doing Time with Nehru and discuss her experiences when over 2,500 ethnic Chinese were arrested, detained and then sent to a distant internment camp simply because they were Chinese. Many were born in India, including Marsh. The people who were arrested just happened to live or work in the border areas when the war broke out. Their lives were turned upside down with loss of property, businesses, and dignity when Prime Minister Nehru issued the order to "relocate" them to the Deoli Internment Camp. Ironically, Marsh and her family were assigned the very bungalow where Nehru had once "done time" under British occupation Marsh was born in India to Chinese parents. Following her internment, her family moved to the United States and became US citizens. She graduated cum laude from American University in Washington DC with a degree in East Asian Studies and a minor in Mandarin Chinese. Marsh is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and English. She is married and her husband was a US Diplomat, living in numerous countries. Yin Marsh's son and daughter-in-law Rex and Kimberlee Marsh are Julian residents. Please join us at the Julian Library on Saturday, September 29 at 10:00 AM the same business model for their future winery. Over the years, Menghini Winery has sourced almost all of its grapes from the San Diego County area, as well as Temecula. They also have some vineyard acreage on their Julian property. Today, Menghini Winery is one of several Julian-area wine tasting rooms, and one of just two producing wineries. They offer 8 wines currently, including 3 reds; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah, and 5 whites; Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Julian Gold (Muscat Canelli], Mela - Italian for "apple" - wine, and their estate-grown Sauvignon Blanc/Pinot Grigio blend, La Nostra Uva, Italian for "our grapes" Mike's favorite Menghini wine of all time: "Trinity, it was a blend of Grenache, Mouvedre, and Carignan But it's very difficult to obtain these varietals today. I would love to make Trinity again." Asked what his favorite part of the wine business is, Mike did not hesitate: "You really only repeat yourself once a year, at crush when you're actually making the wine. It never gets old! I love the chemistry of winemaking." Toni and Mike, like any small business owners, endure the struggles of any owner/operated enterprise, but agree that "it's always a good time for us." The Menghini's have been active for years in public service for Julian, with current and past positions on the chamber board, the Merchants Association, 4th of July Parade committee, the Country Christmas decorating committee, San Diego County Vintners Association, and the San Diego County farm bureau The winery hosts several events each year, including the Grape Stomp, Blues Bash, Starfest, Apple Days, car shows, and the American Legion fundraiser "The Dance." Supervisor Diane Jacob recently presented Toni and by Ed Glass Mike with a county proclamation honoring them for their 30 years of business, at a county board of supervisors meeting in San Diego. Mike had earlier become the innagural recipient of the Julian Merchant of'the Yearl award in 2006. 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