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I AnlndependentWeekly Wednesday. ,OL,,ATE -  u.s. POSTAGE IP U %&apos; i for the Diego Backcomrltc/" October 8, 2003 PAJD .... l - "- - . +,ax, I OH. 19 tn ]Fear, NO. 2" ' '  \\; '' guhart, Ccd.orni.ct ;;,i;x- included) ' I/llTirto AMIll 1Air'All AIII(IP IIDglPh. SUPERVISORS WITHHOLD ACrlOM OH 40 TO 80 ACRE PLAN CHANGE Inwimviiw #,Ill lit inVlniW nil him vmlvEiYe 1 18 Julian Residents Sign Letter of Nonsupport for JCPG DON'T TRASH OUR MOUNTAIN HOM00 by Julian residents and property owners sat through an entire day of a Board of Supervisors' hearing on property referrals involving the General Plan 2020 update on September 20, without being able to testify. After 4:00 p.m., Chairman Greg Cox informed those still waiting to speak on back 'county community issues that they would need to come back on October 1st if they still wished to address the Board. 1he Chair of the Julian Community .Planning Group (JCPG) was heard in the morning, when the Supervisors allowed representatives of the planning and sponsors groups to speak. Gene Helsel informed the Board that his group is attempting to preserve the rural character of Julian while accommodating growth. Helsel told the Supervisors that this planning area features 2,600 vacant parcels. There was no mention of the fact that Department of Planning and Land Use (DPLU) staff has repeatedly been asked how many of those parcels are simply Assessor's Parcels, how many are actually legal building sites on which a property owner could obtain a building permit or how many are unbuildable because of septic or other problems. DPLU has been unable to provide iiiii:00! 1 <EEPING HIGHWAYS CLEAN: Julian Woman's Club members pick up litter to keep the town looking great. Here Betty Hildebrand [left] and Carol Klipp start a morning's volunteer work. by Merleen O'Connor, Contributing Writer Julian Woman's Club members adopted part of Julian's main highway several years ago to help keep the roadside litter picked up -- and it's an on- going job. "Every few months, our members and their husbands volunteer to walk the highway, wearing orange vests and hard hats, and carrying ever- expanding bags of the litter we pick up as we walk," says Carol Klipp, Woman's Club Highway Cleanup Chair. The County then hauls away the resulting bags of trash. Some surprising and many ordinary items are found. Everything from a baby playpen, broken car parts, and road barricade pieces to piles of cigarette butts, McDonald's hamburger boxes and cups, papers, and discarded used diapers find their way out of cars and trucks onto the scenic mountain roads. It can be easy to figure out who's responsible for what: chances are the fast-food containers are tossed by visitors who bring them up from the cities. Sheet rock and other building supplies, however, probably fly off of locals' vehicles. Considering the number of convenient waste receptacles in Julian's pop- ular downtown area, it's surprising that there is so much debris tossed along the road. A number of service groups help the cleanup effort; some patrol their assigned areas of the highways regularly, others apparently do not. Among clubs are: (Highway 78) Tuesday Nighters, Early Broncos Lim- ited, Sherrill Orchards, Julian Pie Company, Leaning Oak Ranch (Pygmy Goats), Kiwanis of Ramona, Packards of Ramona, and McDonald's of Ramona. Others (Highway 79) are Julian Woman's Club, Blue Knights, Harley Owners of El Cajon. Julian Women's Club members have noticed that a long day's work can be erased by just one holiday weekend of trash tossers. But they'll be back - orange vests, hard hats, and optimism - keeping Julian highways looking beautiful. CORONADO "RACE AT THE BASE" TO BENEFIT NAVY LEAGUE by Bob Engberg, Contributing Writer Staged on the runways and taxiways of Naval Base Coronado with Navy aircraft and ships in the background, the Chrysler Speed Festival will feature over 200 of the world's top racing cars from years gone by, competing on a spectator-friendly, 1.6-mile course. The races will be held the weekend of October 11-12. The vintage race cars are chosen to com- pete on the basis of their historical significance and certified authenticity. Among the cars accepted for entry are Ferrari and Maserati, the 1,956 LeMans-winning Jaguar D-Type. Historic Can-Am cars and the thundering Historic Trans / racers -- including Camaros, Mustangs, and P4brsche -- round out the racing schedule. Julian residents Bob and Sherry Engberg Bob Engberg's 1956 Lotus at last month's Monterey Historics. hve entered their 1956 "Lotus Eleven," a car first raced in England and on the Continent before appearing on American circuits. In 1965, the Lotus qualified for the First St3CA "West Coast Runoffs" held at Riverside Raceway. Bob found the car in Atlanta, has restored it, and has been racing it the last two years at the Wine Country Classic and the Portland and Monterey Historics. Discounted tickets are available when purchased before the event weekend, and a portion of the cost of each ticket is donated to the U. S. Navy League to benefit the families of navy personnel stationed in San Diego. Kids 12 and under are free with paid adult admission. .; Coronado Speed Festival tickets are now on sale. For information call (619) 2835808. PLEIN AIR PAIHTER PAT KELLY EXHIBITS ', M SANTA YSABEL ART GALLERY idl AN'f. YSABE  GALLERY PAT KELLY Revisited: New Work from Famiiiar Places Oclober I I - November 16 At Santa Ysabel Art Gallery, October 11 through November 16, will be Revisited - New Work from Familiar Places, an exhibit featuring the beautiful plein air paintings of Pat Kelly, well- known San Diego County plein air painter and teacher of plein air painting at La Jolla's Athe- naeum School of the Arts. Kelly's paintings are characterized by a sensitivity toward nature that expresses itself in an open sense of space and form -- a cutting to the essential feel of a land- scape. Reception for the artist is Saturday, Octo- ber 11,4 to 8 PM. The public is invited. The show will feature plein air paintings from five of Kelly's favorite San Diego County painting spots -- these places revisited again and again and painted during different seasons, times of day, and lighting conditions. Pat Kelly's favorite painting locations showcased in the exhibit are Balboa Park's lily pond, Old Mission Dam in Mission Trails Regional Park, La Jolla Cove, Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, and her own rural neighborhood in Ramona. Revisited will feature, in addition to the paintings, Kelly's plein air field journal containing her painter's notes -- both practical and poetic -- and covering the time period that the paintings in the show were done. This exhibit will be as interesting to view for painters as it will be for non- painters. Santa Ysabel Art Gallery is located at 30352 Highway 78 at Highway 79 in Santa Ysabel, seven miles below Julian. A feature of the gallery is the James Hubbell Room where the art of Hubbell -- San Diego County's internationally known artist, poet, and builder of organic houses -- is on exhibit. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are Thursday through Monday, 11 AM to 5 PM and by appointment. The gallery is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information about the gallery and this exhibit, call 760-765-1676. DO YOU HAVE OUT-OF-TOWN FRIENDS OR FAMILY? SEND THEM A PIECE OF HOME THE ]UZ/AN NEWS !11 = SUBSCRIPTION ,, .. Mail Subscription to: Julian News, P.O. Box 639, Julian, CA 92036 [PLEASE PRINT] NAME: ADDRESS: TELEPHONE: ( ) PAYMENT METHOD CASH [] CHECK [] MONEY ORDER [] VISA CARD [] MASTERcARD [] DISCOVER CARD [] AMERICAN EXPRESS [] C,EO,T C,o Nu..: -- -- -- EXPIRATION DATE: / SIGNATURE: For information, call (760) 765-2231. III TELEPHONE SUBSCRIPTION ORDERS CAN BE PLACED AND CHARGED TO VISA OR MASTERcARD, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 9 A.M.TO 3 P.M. JOYS OF COUNTRY LIVING by Vee Lumpkins Senior Contributing Writer 1. The month of September started out with a bang, or I should say with lots of banging overhead. The first day threatened rain. The second day, thunder and lightning storm struck at 3:20 p.m. Overhead loud rumbles sounded like they were going to break our hills, the vibration was so strong. After 4:30 p.m., it moved westward and still booming until it quieted down at 5 p.m. We received lust a few raindrops through all this. On the 4th day, more thunder with some rain for a total of .10" On the 5th day, a heavy downpour brought us a total of .50". So, the total of rain for the month was .60" according to my gauge. 2. The rest of the month, we had hot clear days in the 90's degrees. The calendar indicated that summer ended on the 22nd. It was 97 degrees on that last day of summer. On the first day of Autumn, it was 94 degrees and the month ended mostly in the early nineties degrees. Some folks have commented that this has been the hottest summer and at this writing it seems Miss Summer will not let go of her reign on our weather. 3. On the 4th day after the rain shower, at dusk there was a high formation of clouds reaching to the sky reflecting the sunset with rose colors mixed with the gray, a lovely scene. The cloud formations have been very spectacular this month. 4. A lovely pink lady plant sprung up about three feet tall in my yard and had seven lovely lily like pink blossoms. Some call it 'naked lady". Seems strange that just one long stem with no leaves could produce such a lovely array of blossoms. 5. I'll long remember September as being the"peaches" month. The peaches at Meyers fruit stand and at Apple Lane Orchard have been wonderful. Apple Lane Orchard also has some wonderful plums. Tyler Johnson has a cute baby goat named Isabel and a guard dog as greeters at his store. 6. Things have been busy at the town hall with full-time craft shows. 7. The Bluegrass Festival came and went and it was a very busy weekend in town. 8. On Saturday morning on the 20th around 3 a.m., the sound of crickets in concert woke me up. There was one especially loud that drowned all the others out. I closed my window and soon a cricket began its loud singing. I discovered it was in my bedroom. I continued my sleep.on the couch in the living room. A couple of hours later, I heard it again. It had moved on to the hall. I closed the door and went back to sleep on my bed the next couple of hours. I love the sound of crickets, but this one must have found out that I do and decided to give me a )dvate solo concert. My bedroom is on an upper level and I don't know how the cricket got there. 9. The new public restrooms behind the town hall are almost ready. 10. There has been construction work going on at Main Street at the hardware store. This building has been divided into two steres. It will continue being the hardware stere and the other part is a rental. 11. The serum has arrived at our medical cliinic and many of us have already received our flu shots. This is a wonderful service in our community and we are grateful. 12. We've turned the calendar over to a new month which we hope will bring us cooler weather and we're looking forward to the fun events during Apple Days and the annual melodrama at the town hall. ***I'M GLAD I LIVE IN JULIAN"* Bob Stuart, Senior Contributing Writer those differentiations. Following the September 24th meeting, former planning group member Juli Zerbe researched a representative Sample of vacant parcels and found that only a small percentage are even large enough to meet the County's requirements for septic systems. Helsel also indicated that the JCPG agrees with all the staff recommendations. Those recommendations include support for a JCPG proposal to change a large majodty of the planning area (16,400 acres) from 40 acres per dwelling to 80 acres per dwelling. According to the draft minutes for the JCPG's September 8th meeting, Helsel explained the staff recommendations to the group, but no vote was taken by its members on whether or not to support them. Several errors were contained in the staff report to the Supervisors. The 40 to 80 acre density change was labeled as Referral 160. Under this item, the report listed the names of five individuals who had spoken in support of the change and indicated that they were representing the JCPG Three of those persons are members of the group and two are not. Board Policy I-1, which regulates planning groups, states that the chair of each group is the only person who can speak for it ",ess the group specifically authorizes another representative. None of the five persons listed was the chair and none of those five were authorized to speak for the group. They had previously indicated they were not speaking for the JCPG but as individuals but this was not mentioned in the staff report. Part of the staff rationale for supporting this change was that, "higher density development (than one unit per 80 acres) would be detrimental to existing community character (i.e ..... agricultural activities ....)? Staff seems unaware that the most viable agricultural activities in the Julian area are apple and pear orchards, most of which are on less than 10 acres. PLEASE SEE PAGE 9 FOR RELATED ITEMS ON PLANNING GROUP Under Referral 163, for the Hoskings Ranch, staff indicates that the County Planning Commission position is to support the staff recommendation of one dwelling per 80 acres, which the 2002 General Pan 2020 Working Copy map had shown as one dwelling per 40 acres. The latter is what the property owner was requesting and what their filed map shows. The consultant on that project has indicated that this 1,570 acre map Continued on page 12 HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVES SUPPORT OH ZOLL SCHOLARSHIP POSITION Two Former Teachers Appear at Meeting by Bob Stuart, Senior Contributing Writer During the September 18th Julian High School Board of Trustees meeting, David Galusha and Michael Cunningham, who formerly taught at Ray Redding High School, appeared for the purpose of supporting the Board of Trustees in their opposition to awarding a James Zoll scholarship. The donor had intended the scholarship to be awarded each year to a graduating senior in the amount of $1,000. The board had previously declined to award it if it includes Zolrs name. Galusha read his letter, which follows, to the board and Cunningham supported it, also stating that both attendance and graduation rates dropped at Ray Redding High School during Dr. Zoll's tenure as principal at that school. He noted that both students and teachers lost the desire to attend school, and that Dr. 7oll was a negative influence, according to the draft minutes for the meeting. jl Normally when you think of honoring someone by a scholarship it, is for an organization, honorable person such as Superintendent Ray Redding or Principal Bob Hamilton. Normally when you award a scholarship the student has met certain criteria for scholarship and leadership, which are necessary to enter schools of higher learning. What I have to say this evening is nothing new. It has been said by aft but one of the JUHS teachers in an public school board meeting approximately two and half years ago. At that time, the teachers and students were under constant threat by this individual So to come before the school board was not taken lightly. Some of us had a prayer meeting asking God for the appropriate and important words to share with the board. Let us use the same yardstick an applicant is 'measured for a scholarship. These qualities include: leadership, honesty and morality. Leadership: The man was fired from his position as Superintendent for not performing the requirements Continued on page 13 JHS CHEER SQUAD HOSTS DINNER FOR FUNDRAISING AT LEGION OCT. !0 The Julian High School Cheer Squad is suiting up to serve dinner this Friday Oct. 10, in the American Legion Dining Hall. The event is being made possible by the American Legion Auxiliary, a committed group of ladies dedicated to supporting local veterans as well as Julian's youth community. All proceeds from the dinner will go directly towards the cheer squad to help compensate costs for uniforms, cheer camp and competition fees. Marta Kendall is acting as lead chef for the evening. Her menu will consist of boneless perk ribs, au gratin potatoes, cranberry salad, dinner roll and apple crisp for desert. The cost is $9. The Julian High Varsity Football home game vs. San Pasqual Academy kicks off at 3:30 p.m. and the first of the limited 125 dinners will be served at its conclusion, starting at 5:30 p.m. The cheerleaders are planning to come directly from the football game to the dinner. "These girls work very, very hard three times a week and they have improved immensely," said Joanne Bakken Auxiliary President and JHS supervisor to the squad. 'Their goal is to go to the Aloha Cheer Competition next February in Hawaii. 'We are really hoping for a great turnout," she added. 'These girls really need your support so come out and make it an entirely enjoyable evening for the family." For more information on the Cheerleader's benefit dinner check the American Legion Menu listing in the Julian News or contact Joanne Bakken in the Julian High School office at (760) 765-0606 extension #100. The Legion is located at 2503 Washington Street. UPCOMING EVENTS t IMPORTANT NOTICES I N THE NEXT BOARD MEETING IS ON WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8 AT 6 PM. N EET YOUR MERCHANTS MONTHLY BREAKFAST. N WEDNESDAYt OCT. 15,'AT 8ANN Venue: Angels Landing Country Inn & Resort Speaker: Laurie Hallihan from Laurie Hallihan's State Farm Insurance Office in Alpine - will share her knowledge about Business Insurance Policies. $100 Cash Drawing for members , Raffle / - Upedtmizlg Even - We Need Volunteer - N 29: Annual Country Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 13: CommwMy Christmas Party BUSINESS OWNERS - COME JOIN THIS HARDWORKING GROUPt To join, please call Lisa at (760) 765-3364 For more JMA info, or to volunteer please ca// Dan Manley at (760) 765-2578 I Visit JMA online - www.JulianMerchants.org I