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October 17, 2012 All Your Tree Service Needs Commercial Valid until O~tob~r 16~ Washington et Mon-Fri 8:30 to 5:00 and Sat 9:00 to 5:00 OPEN SUNDAYS I 0 to 4 lVIy The Thoo hts by Michele Harvey Garage/Yard Sale Rick Dyer's 2nd annual area wide yard sale is coming up in just a few days. For buyers, this is a great opportunity to get items that we can't afford to buy at full prices. For sellers, we can get a little money for things we don't want or need anymore, maybe create some empty space in our home or yard and hopefully pay a bill or two. We can help our friends and neighbors while we help our selves by buying from them or selling to them. Years ago the American Legion, St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church and the Community Methodist Church all had rummage sales on the same weekend. People drove up here from all over southern California and southern Arizona for the bargains, all within less than a mile from each other. One year someone decided that instead of helping each other out, the three places were competing with each other and they stopped having their sales. That was a sad time for me because I really liked saving up my money and my time to go to all the sales on the same day. Spare time is often just as hard to find as spare money so it was great to find treasures in so many places on the same day. I'm glad that Rick Dyer is bringing back a day each year when we can all do so much treasure hunting on just one day. Thus year that day is October 20th. Now Rick Dyer is hoping his area wide yard sale will bring potential real estate customers and I believe it will also benefit the entire area. It's logical to think that people will arrive in Julian planning on a variety of activities. Why would someone drive from Arizona to check out the yard sales around here and not stop off in town or in Wynola to See the shops, eat some pie and taste some wine or hard cider? Yes, they will come from Arizona, Orange County, and Imperial County and perhaps beyond, seeking bargains and the bargains will be in shops too. I expect to see more people each year as this event gets more popular and the word gets out throughout the southwest that Julian is the place to go for lots of good deals. I was in Wisconsin one year when Lancaster held its area wide 'yard sale. Wisconsin holds quite a few city wide yard sales and rummage sales throughout the year. They have their own website, so we can look up all of the rummage sales within the state. What a great idea! Other states have city wide rummage sales too and this just shows how working together can help everyone. My shop, Julian Yesteryears is in the grey Cole Building across the street from Jack's Grocery. Upstairs, in the small parking lot behind the stores, we will be having our yard sale. Some of us have decided to join the many other people who think this is a good idea. rm not sure how many of us will be selling things at our Cole Building yard sale, and I don't know if any items will be from the stores or simply things that we will be bringing from home. However, I hope we sell lots of stuff because I need to clear out things from my houseThe holidays are coming up and this is a good time to sell old stuff and replace the old stuff with new stuff. It could be a god weekend to buy Christmas gifts too. These are my thoughts. The Julian News 5 CAUFORNIA; Groceries. Fresh Produce. Sundries Beer. Wine. Liquor Dry Cleaning. Lotto. Scratchers Full Service "Best in the County" Meat Department U.S.D.A. Choice Beef Buffalo Meat Special and Holiday Orders, Cut to your Specifications OPEN DALLY 6a.m. TO 8p.m. Bill Pay New Signs For The Skateboard Park At Jess Martin David Moniz, Superv&ing Host, Ryan Wajert, Park Drug Free Julian Coalition Resident Deputy Sheriff Have you been over to Jess Martin Park lately? If you haven't, you should stop by. The park is cleaner, more beautiful, and more user-friendly than ever before! The new bathrooms and drinking fountain were finished recently. Along with the upgraded playground, stairs, parking lot, exercise equipment, and path around the entire park, this is a place that all of Julian can be proud of. But what about the skate park? If you've seen it, you know that it is a modern, well-maintained facility, but you may wonder if it is a safe place to send your kids. This is an issue that members of Drug Free Julian Community Coalition have discussed over the past two years. We heard reports from parents, youth, community members, and law enforcement that the park had become a hot spot for illegal activities, including alcohol and drug use. This is unacceptable! The skate park was built to give Julian youth a fun and safe place to skate and hang out. The coalition decided to address the issue at a meeting in June. Board members of the Jess Martin Park Advisory Committee, Dana Pettersen and Becky Hatch along with Supervising Park Ranger, David Moniz, District Manager, Mike McFedries, Resident Deputy Sheriff, Craig Rembold Park Ranger, Chris Gardner, Park Maintenance Worker, Jean Duffy, Coordinator, Craig Rembold, joined many coalition members to discuss the problems and potential solutions. We decided that our number one weapon against crime in the park would be increased visitation by park rangers and deputy sheriffs. We hoped that just their presence would make a difference. We also decided to have two signs made to post on skate park fences listing a phone number people can call if park regulations are violated. Well, it's now October, and the signs are up. Our local law enforcement and our park rangers have been more and more visible at Jess Martin. The park is safe and is a great place for youth and families. "Problems have decreased significantly since the coalition has been working on this. I hardly ever find beer cans or bottles or drug paraphernalia anymore," said Park Host, Chris Gardner. This is an example of what collaboration can accomplish. Thank you for all involved in keeping Jess Martin Park safe. Keep up the good work! Jean Duffy, Drug Free Julian Community Coalition Coordinator. All are welcome to join us-- Meetings are on the second Thursday of every month at the Julian Library, 6pm. Gordon Gastil June 25, 1928 to September 29, 2012 Russell Gordon Gastil passed away at home on the afternoon of September 29, 2012, in the loving company of his dear wife, Janet Manly Gastil, his four children (Garth, Mary, George, and John), his grandson William, and three of his long- time geology colleagues. His last days were spent listening to his family sharing stories, reading his poems aloud, signing selections from his Tremble Clefs Songbook, and reminiscing on their shared lives together in San Diego, on family vacations, and on geologic field trips. Gordon Gastil was born in 1928 and grew up in Encanto, Calif when it was still semi-rural. His family moved to Alpine, Calif and he and his brother Raymond both attended Grossmont High School, where they participated in debate. He earned his Ph.D. in geology from U.C.-Berkeley in 1953 and worked on iron exploration and was drafted into the U.S. Army, making maps in Alaska. He married Janet Manly in 1958, and they had four children (Garth, Mary, George, and John). In the mid-1960s he designed and built the family home in La Mesa. He often took family members on trips to Mexico, principally to Baja California but also to Sonora and other states. In 1972-73, the family lived for four months and stayed in Mexico City and Tepic, Mexico. In the mid-1970s, he devoted considerable time to political activities. He authored the eco-conscious book "We can save San Diego" in 1975. When he ran for Congress in 1976, he said his campaign was his "bicentennial project," but it was part of a life-long involvement in San Diego politics, including his wife Janet's successful 1977 school board campaign. They also expressed their concerns about peace and social justice through their membership and work in the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Gordon continued to work in geology and politics throughout his life, and he also continued to write poetry and stories, something he had done since his early childhood. After traveling much of the world with his wife Janet, they collaborated on the book "Follow the Sun," a work of anthropological fiction that traced the path of an imaginary ancient traveler who circumnavigated the globe. Much of that book was written while living in Julian, Cali( where he and Janet helped maintain an orchard and enjoyed the company of their many friends in that small town. Many of Gordon's "favorite things" were outside of the conventional categories. He did enjoy watching sports (Padres, Chargers, Aztecs), though he always preferred to do so in person, and his favorites were those involving his own children. He cared far more, however, for the high-stakes sport of politics, and he tried his own hand at it by running for Congress in 1976, then was a vigorous campaigner for Janet, when she was elected (and reelected) to the La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board and again when she ran for Congress in 1992 and 1994. He also cheered on his son George, who was elected to the Lemon Grove School Board and then to the City Council. To relax, he enjoyed working in the orchard in Julian, Calif traveling the world to learn about ancient history and different cultures, or doing anything that had him near his family, especially his dear wife Janet. A memorial in Gordon's memory will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at 2pm at the San Diego Friends Meeting, located at 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA. Did you know ? Marijuana use has been shown to be significantly linked with mental illness, especially schizophrenia and psychosis, but also depression and anxiety. Message courtesy of Drug Free Julian Community Coalition (760) 765-2228. Oh, what was your name in the States Was it Thompson, or Johnson, or Bates Did you murder your wife and fly for your life Say, what was your name in the States American folk song, mid-19th' century America has been a land of new beginnings for generations of people and a "new beginning" often meant a new name. Sometimes it was something like changing Tomsokosovskivich to Thompson simply because it was easier to spell. Others wanted to leave the past behind and this was the best way. New country, new life, new name. It was pretty easy to do. Well, no longer. Presumably criminals and terrorists can get false documents and do all kinds of things, but those of us who are law abiding are now confined to the name on our birth certificate plus changes (mostly for women) resulting from marriage which leads to why the name on this column is not the familiar Kiki Harris. Kiki is, as some know, short for Melanie. No, don't ask. Melanie has not been in use except on legal documents since high school. Through college, grad school, a couple of books and articles and jobs the name was Kiki Skagen. Then I got married. Motoring across the plains of India toward ou r honeymoon destination of Ootacamund I thought to myself, "Kiki Munshi, Kiki Munshi What have I done?!" But one gets used to practically anything and there ensued more than thirty years of a rich professional and personal life as Kiki Munshi. Then I got married again. It seemed tacky to keep the first husband's name in a new life, so it was Kiki Harris but it wasn't. It was legally Melanie Harris. At the same time, however, the professional and financial affairs remained Kiki Munshi. One wondered who one really might be well, One is really Kiki Munshi. Thirty odd years and the US State Department aren't changed all that easily. Hence the new name on this article and a resettling back into a familiar existence. It's quite comfortable returning to Oneself, even if it means that One will be "randomly" chosen for "extra security searches" at airports again. Oh well, you can't have everything. You especially can't have multiple names, i Any more.