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November 10, 2010 1. What a tempestuous month we had during October 2010. It was the coldest, foggiest and rainiest month we long will remember. It rained the first day accompanied with thunder and registered one inch in two of my gauges. More misting rains the first week of the month with one tenth registered on the fifth day. More rains on the fifteenth day. The stormiest week was on the seventeenth through the twenty third day. My gauges totaled 5 1/3" of rain all that week. There was such heavy fog throughout the daylight hours as well. On the twenty fifth day we received " of rain and on the thirtieth we received ". There were some days between storms that were clear and lovely days. The last day of the month was lovely and warmer. 2. Besides dealing with the stormy weather, we endured a whole day of a power outage due to an accident that destroyed a power pole with transformer and lines, and the whole town of Julian was without power until the evening of the twenty second. Our thanks to SDG&E for working so hard installing a new pole, reinstalling the transformer, then reconnecting the numerous power lines attached to the pole. It was quite a day in Julian. Many businesses suffered losses. 3. Apple Days in Julian and the weekends have been very busy and traffic all over town was unbelievable; no parking space anywhere. It was difficult driving into town; so many cars and so many crowds of people everywhere. All the side streets around town were all occupied with parked cars and it was hard driving through. 4. At home, things have been pretty normal with the birds in my bird garden. No sign of hummingbirds, so guess they are gone until next year. I miss them. All the other birds, blue jays, doves and crows are always around and waiting for more food. 5. Not much in the way of flowers blooming except my red and white rose bushes which continue to bloom beautifully. 6. This month has been a hectic month due to the heavy fog and it was good to be home evenings safe. I avoid driving night hours. 7. Saturday the 30th ended the weekend performances of the old time Melodrama by the Triangle Club. The craft shows were busy so it seems the tourists with all going on. 8. Now we look forward to the month of November with all it has to offer. * * * I'm Glad I Live in Julian * * * Julian Arts Guild Artist For November Judith (Judy) O'Toole Ginn Judith was raised in the greater Pasadena Area and is truly a native Southern Californian. She moved from the Pasadena, Sierra Madre area to San Diego and worked for the City of San Diego in various departments ending with the San Diego City Library. When her husband became Chief of Police in Calexico, she then moved to the desert area of Imperial County. When it was time to retire it was, of course, time to move to the mountains and Julian was the ideal spot as both she and her husband used to visit the area and wished they could live in the community. In Imperial County she spread her wings and first was an Explorer Scout Leader watching the young people of Calexico grow and gain self confidence while raising their grades due to discipline and training the Scouts provide. The Range Master for the City of Calexico approached her to join the woman's shooting team. From there she progressed to competition with men and women in both Imperial County and Yuma, Arizona winning awards and achieving the title of "Expert". It was time to leave the riggers of training daily for competition as she bought her first horse which led to leasing a ranch, raising horses and then turning it into a boarding'stable. detail from featured piece Her mentor, an early pioneer farmer in the Valley said that if she had the space, why not raise a steer? That led to raising steers, pigs, chickens, ducks and various farm animals. With Veterinary calls necessary at times, the local vet asked if she would be interested in part-time work as a Veterinary Assistant which sounded wonderful. As she had experience with both small and large animals, her experience was varied never knowing what would present itself from a new- born kitten to a wild hawk the Wild Life Refuge brought in due to injuries. It was necessary to leave this profession to make the move to Julian and after enjoying relaxing for a short while her husband got her interested in art (which was his love and passion). While attending a demonstration with Joe Garcia, Judy Sonderby suggested she accompany her to art classes in Ramona which just started the ball rolling. She credits our local artists, her husband and Judy Sonderby for opening her eyes to something new and exciting. She suggests that others take an art class just to learn to view the world through new eyes. You will learn to look for subtle color changes, textures, shapes and shadows. It will enrich your world. Judy works in acrylic, watercolor, pastel and enjoys collage. Her work can currently be seen at the Banner Queen Gallery and during the month of November, at the Julian Library. Pine Hills Water District Set To Move Forward On Historic Upgrades Of System from Bob Law, General Manager After almost 9 years, the Pine Hills Mutual Water Company is about to embark on the largest system improvement project since the water company was established as part of the Pine Hills Subdivision in 1912. The project consists of three elements: 1. Replace a storage tank that has seen better days. 2. Connect several "deadends" to promote better circulation and add fire hydrants where none exist today. 3. Install an Iron/ Manganese treatment system to remove 95% of the iron and manganese that naturally occurs in our water. The Board of Directors; Dick Hobson President, Alan Marvin Vice President, Bob Law General Manager, Jack Shelver Treasurer and Marv Beyer Secretary have been working towards this goal with one frustrating rejection after another. We finally found a source of funding in the Department of Agriculture after making several attempts to find funding with the State of California Revolving Fund (SRF). This is a rural water improvement program supported with federal dollars. For one reason or another we never could qualify for their funding. Most the current board began their tenure with the company in 2000. We found the water company stuck is the 19th century. Initial improvements in 2002 consisted of a new Clearwell and electrical controls and extension of pipelines for fire fighting purposes. It was about this time that our first attempt to apply for SRF funds was turned down. We were rejected because our request was the wrong category. We also have an Operating Superintendant, Dave Southcott, who has worked diligently to make improvements in every day operations. There will be some disruption in traffic in and around Pine Hills once the pipeline work gets underway. However, we do not anticipate any disruption in service during the work on the new tank or the treatment system. We can however, now finally, look forward to cleaner healthier water free of the stains from Iron Oxide and Manganese. Farmers Market Marks One Year m, Every Sunday morning something special happens in Julian. An energetic group of farmers, artisans, specialty foods producers and local musicians begin setting up tents to fill with their locally grown produce, unique creations and home- grown musical tunes. By 11:00 the quiet parking lot and patio at Wynola Farms Marketplace is transformed into a festive and family friendly atmosphere with something for everyone, and runs until 4 PM. The Julian Certified Farmers' Market has come a long way over the past year. Originally started in the Fall of 2009, the Julian Certified Farmers' Market celebrates its one year anniversary this fall. Current offerings in the fresh food section include seven different tents of freshly grown local produce, including citrus, avocados, stone fruits, apples, salad greens and veggies of all kinds. The Specialty Foods section features candied and roasted nuts, freshly made jams and jellies, spice mixes, soup mixes, humus, salsa, freshly baked breads and pastries, freshly made sandwiches, cookies, locally made sausage and beef jerky, and you will also find a mobile plant nursery including poinsettias, massage, children's activities, community gardening, and of course, funnel cake and kettle corn. One change of note is that the Farmers' Market will be closed for inclement weather. To find out if the Market is closed for bad weather please visit www. wynolafarms.com. What makes Julian Certified Farmer's Market different from other markets? A Certified Farmers' Market (CFM) is a term used to designate a county approved weekly Farmers' Market that sells produce grown and sold directly by the farmers themselves. Imported produce from other countries or produce bought and re-sold from third party distributors is prohibited. Although any certified farmer in California can attend, most vendors will be San Diego County farmers that grow their own food within a 50 mile radius of Julian. Many of the farmers also have Organic certification which is not to be confused with the county certification. Organic is used to refer to produce or other agricultural products that have been grown/raised without the use of synthetic chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Organic meat and dairy is raised with organic feed and without growth hormones or antibiotics added to the animals' diet. Come for the food, the music, the people, or just to soak in a beautiful day in Julian. While you're there, don't forget to check out the latest developments at all of the 12 Wynola Farms Marketplace retail shops and services, step into one of the three tasting rooms for a sample of local wine, beer or hard cider or relax under the oak trees in our picnic area. Located at 4470 Hwy. 78 in Julian, California in the pastoral Wynola Valley 3 miles West of Main St. There is always plenty of free and easy parking around the building. Whatever your reason for attending, your presence is what makes the weekly Julian Certified Farmers' Market a success. Acce The Julian News 3 Monday -- Saturday 9 am - 6 pm Sunday 9 am - 5 pm 760 765 3200 2117 Main Street WINB & SPIRrl00 POPE TREE SERVICE All Your Tree Service Needs Commercial Speed Limit Reduced For SR-78/79 Through Wynola The California Department of Transportation will lower the speed limit on State Route 78/79 through the community of Wynola later this month. A recent speed survey determined that a 45 mph speed limit is appropriate along this segment of highway from just east of Springview Road to south of Wynola Road. New speed limit signs will be posted and enforced by mid-November. For more information, please phone the Caltrans Public Information Office at (619) 688-6670, or visit us on the web at: IRWF November Meeting Intermountain Republican Women Federated will hold its meeting on Monday November 15th, at Sizzler at 10:45. Please join us for a great buffet. Cost will be $12.00 Our program will be a presented by Socorro Donadio from Community Relations Officer at the Murrieta Border Patrol Office. We will also have a Harvest Table and White Elephant Sale. Intermountain RWF welcomes members, spouses and guests from Ramona, Julian, Santa Ysabel and surrounding areas. Intermountain RWF Publicity Chair - Claudia Weringa email: claudiasdesigns@yahoo.com Phone (760) 519-0795 nil November 20 & 2. 1 10 a.m. TO 5 p.m. k] [I Studios and Gallelies in [[11 Julian & Wal"ner Sprlt":'lgs Ja This is a wondey%l opportunity to explore Julian & our beautiful mountain area while seeing artists in their work environment. Most artists will have their work for sale - just in time for the holidays Maps will be avai/ab/e at theJu/ian Town Hal/ other places to be announced. $10pcrmp  All studios , $allerics .,ill be we/t-marked with signs _ Julian - an artists' community .