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2 The Julian News Art Gallery Art Gallery Santa Ysabel Art Gallery 30352 Hwy. 78 (at Hwy. 79) P.O. Box 480 Santa Ysabel, CA 92070 765 1676 OPEN Thursday - Monday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Featuring the Finest Local Artists Catering Garden & Gifts More Than GPeat Pizza Wynola Pizza Cater Your Candy / Fudge Next Event * Food Seulptures * Simple to Complex * Sell Full Servlee * Reasonable Prielng (760) 765-1004 Motorcycle Apparel 2000 Main St. 760-765-2966 on corner of Main & C St. Vaccinations Available Julian Medical Clinic has Flu shots and Whooping Cough vaccine available now. Please call the Clinic office for an appointment. 760-765-1223 lian Eagles Thanksgiving Classic Basketball Tournament Nov, 26-27, 2olo Basketball Tournament Ben~ting tgles Booster Club 2olo F trT Rules L Entt), fees: h~ludes tottrny shirt Elementary Brackets- $16 per player (grades 3~5 and 6-8) High School Brackets- $20 per playe~ (grades ~12, Including 18 ~s old) Adult Brackets- S25 per ldayer (bracket by aga: 19+, 3o% 4o+ and 5o+) 2, Paym~ntm~rstacc~mpanythe~ntryformandb~mai~da~ht~rt~anth~e~t~``Nm.emb~r2~1~ Registration terms will H@I"be processed without the entry fee endose~L G'am~ ,&'ill N~gin Friday night aM ~ph'tins will he noti-~l ~, phone, Tuesday, Nov, 23, ao~0 regarding first gam~ time and court, 5. The tourtmment is open to anyone in 3rd grade a~I cider 6. The tournament is a double elimination format or round robin depending on the curn~;r of entries. 7. Teams will be placed into di~=,sions based on age. Age brackets to be determined based on how many entries received, Registration Players and ages: Shirt sizes: Team Name: Captain: Phone #: Email Check or Money Order to J~ian F~gte~ Booster Club PC Box 417, Julian CA 92o36 Cut out and send in with pa)cnent i WE INVITE YOUR OPINION/ The views expressed by our contributing writers are their own and not necessarily those of The Julian News management. We invite all parties to submff their opinions and comments to The Julian News. All contributed items are subject to editorial approval prior to acceptance for publication. Letters must include your name and contact information. Letters may be mailed to: Julian News P.O. Box 639 Julian, CA 92036 email: in person:Julian News Office (in Soundings Complex) 1453 Hollow Glen Road (9am - 3:30pm Mon-Fri) Deadline is Friday Noon for the next weeks issue f % V 92036 / / Dear Editor, A letter in last week's issue expressed concerns about highway 78/79 speed limits and corridors for passing. The reason for removing the passing corridor at the straight-away through Spencer Valley/Wynola, and for the 45 mph speed limit, is that passing there has become increasingly unsafe. I myself have lived along this straightaway for fourteen years now, witnessing constant, severe accidents here, many of them due to people passing. The near misses are also high along this stretch. Wynola may look like a sparsely-populated, rural area, but it is actually quite populated. Side roads and driveways abutting highway78 find residents and visitors constantly turning into and leaving these side roads. With so much local traffic, the probability of an accident has increased significantly. I myself, as well as friends and neighbors, have nearly been killed or severely maimed when turning into or leaving our driveways and side roads, because someone passed without understanding the "dynamic" here. The people who don't understand include locals, tourists, and then the week-end crotch-rocket racers who impose their unruly and thoughtless highway philosophy or~ the rest of us. Caltrans didn't lay down the double-yellow here simply because it was "easy" for them to do so, as last week's letter writer speculates. Caltrans did that because of the number of accidents here, and because of input from residents. Caltrans has had this issue "on the table" for a long time and finally did the job; and signs will be here soon. You might also be surprised at the numbers of local people who support this change. It's probably important to say that this issue isn't about the government oppressing people's freedoms and privileges; an idea which SEEMS to be IMPLIED in last week's letter. This is about public safety. Having been .a firefighter for so long, naturally rm interested in safety and want to respond to the letter. Lastly: hasn't anyone noticed that pmergency vehicle sirens are heard practically EVERY DAY along highway 78? Accidents are constant and continual, especially on the weekends, and the new, no-passing area hopes to prevent a certain number of these accidents by making it ille ial to pass and illegal to drive faster than 45 mph through Spencer Valley. Greg Courson, Wynola Springs Dear Editor, I don't know how long this "concerned citizen" has lived in Julian, but the double yellow lines were long overdue. There have been several accidents over the years due, in part, to there being many driveways that have access to this highway. Other accidents may have happened due to speeding, drunk driving and road rage. You .would have to go back and check the police reports to get the exact numbers for each but I am happy that there is finally a double line. Maybe it will lower the incidents that have happened...only time will tell. About the speed limit, I guess you would have to go ask the local policemen about that. I always assume it was 55 mph or lower; I could be wrong. I, for one, am concerned about coming around a bend and having a 45' motorhome, or other large vehicle, coming at me in my lane. Coming around hairpin turns in Cuyamaca and coming face to face with a large motorhome or truck doesn't make for a safe drive either. Locals drive with this in mind, I believe, but tourists who travel the curvy roads have no idea what could be coming at them. I don't know the answer to this problem. Trucks and motorhomes continue to get bigger and it is only a matter of time that an incident could happen between a car and these other vehicles. I have also lived here long enough to hear people complain about the firefighters, police officers and teachers. Enough .... the next time a "Cedar" type fire comes raging through Julian, YOU put the firefighter uniform on and fight the fire; the next arrest or fatality car/motorcycle accident that happens, YOU put on the police officer uniform and show up and deal with the aftermath of drunk drivers and speeders and finally, not that I think the schools are perfect but, YOU go be a teacher a day. Walk a day in a firefighters, police officers or teachers shoes ..... I think we would all have a different perspective. The next time you see one of these people, say thank you. And don't just thank them, thank their families for the sacrifice they make. When a firefighter, police officer or teacher walk out the door in the morning, their families may not see them again. Their jobs are tough, they aren't perfect but when was the last time any of us have been perfect. Food for thought. As the Publisher's wife has coined, "these are a few of my thoughts". Another Julian Commuter November 17, 2010 Books Fudge 1 The Julian / BOOKHOUSE I eyors " " superb reading material (across from Julian Pie Company) Selling Rare and Good Used Books Diana & Don Garrett - Owners 2230 Main Street P.O. Box 2003 Julian, CA "92036 760-765-1989 Selling Home Made Fudge Fri. & Sat. 11-5 Sunday 12-5 From Borrego Springs Fudge Factory.) Here Come with Garlic Bread 10% OFF Pl a 8 Calzones 5:30 until Game Over t'rloay- risn-tacos ,us ~/ 2018 Main Street 760 765 4600 ISSN 193%8416 ~, Michael Hart and Michele Harvey ..... Owners/Publishers : atio.n: OffiCe lassifieds ~. .~.~ . ~ ~ . ~ ~ ~ . . Editor Don Ray ..... ........ .... Consultant gichele Harvey ~i::::i': '* V~u : : ~:::::::::::/: Jon Coupal Scott Baker i'i~i~ii~i :~::::: i~!~ !: David Lewis Eric Stamets ~t~: ~t~ag~ ~a/~is ~ : ~risa McFedries Jean Anderson Laurel Granquist Albert Simonson Ed Huffman J. Grant Lance Arenson Syndicated Content North American Precis Syndicate, Inc. 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