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November 24, 2010 COMPAN00I 1 liI00lY Th°ulllts 00.,ichele,a,e. I Don&apos;t Want To Be Digitized Or LEDed Local enence Since 1988 * Tree Consulting and Inspection * Long Term Forest Maintenance andPlanning * Hazardous Removal and Precision Felling * Ornamental Pruning and Lacing * Brush Clearing and Chipping FREE ES TIMA TES Licensed and Bonded Fully Insured for Your Protection ERIC DAUBER H: 760-765-2975 C: 760-271-9585 PO Box 254 JULIAN, CA. 92036 License #945348 E[ WE-8690A 2010 - NOVEMBER 2STH MENU SERVED 7AM-11AM Join Us Foe k DAY FEAST dfire SmokedRotisserie Turkey Glazed Honey Ham dashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Casserole, Stuffing, V -Classic Green Bean Casserole & Cranberry Sauce Adt ;18.95 / Child $9.95 (lo ,,d,,&r) Julian Christmas Train Express At Smith Ranch Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas, we just received word that Santa and Mrs. Clause will be flying into Julian on December 14, they will be sleighing in all the way from their home in the North. Santa Clause has been working very hard this year on his many inventions and looks forward to sharing his workshop with you... Mrs. Clause has spent the last few months at her sewing machine making stockings for her sweet Grandchildren and looks forward to spreading Holiday Cheer here in Julian. Reid and Vivian Smith will be our Santa and Mrs. Clause this year; they came to the Julian area for the first time in 2008 when their son Russel married Melinda the middle daughter of Greg and Lisa Smith• They loved the area and developed some very close friendships with shop owners and townspeople. They are looking forward to returning to Julian for the Holidays, and are eager to promote the Christmas spirit during this wonderful Christmas Season. Come join Santa and Mrs. Clause at Smith Ranch for a 1.5 hour tour, all ages welcome. Includes 1-mile train ride, a visit to our authentic Smith Ranch 1870 gold rush mine, and country Christmas surprises including; a surprise in the mine, ringing Christmas bells, an evergreen forest, exploring Santa's workshop and a wonderful Christmas train ride adventure. Bundle up for the crisp mountain air and expect festive fun. We can't promise the snow, but we can promise a lot of family fun! Christmas Train Available (Mon.-Sat., November 26 - December 31 only.) Santa will be here from the 14th of December through the 28th of December. We will not be open Christmas day due to Santa's journey around the world delivering gifts to all the little boys and girls. Prices: Adults ~ $15; Children (ages 3-12) - $12; Ages 2 & under free with paid adult. Please call ahead for availability, reservations and to find out if Santa and Mrs. Clause will be on the tour. We are filling up fast so call now! 760-765-2288 who lived with us was pregnant. I was driving to Grossmont College each day for school, and using the pager was a way for us to keep in touch. When the screen on the pager was too dirty inside for me to read the information digitally displayed; I drove to the pager store to get it cleaned. I'd done this several times and it sure helped me. On that particular day I was told by the pager store clerk that I would have to upgrade my pager. They had lots of swell options. I could trade my plain black pager in for a fluorescent colored pager or one with an animal print cover. I could have gone with a classic hounds tooth print or a striking polka dot print. Basic black was no longer an optioh. My upgrade would have given me features galore. I could read the Stock market numbers throughout the day. I could check weather all over the world. Sports scores were easily found. However, I couldn't get a pager that simply sent me a page. Fancy colors, lots of sound options and far more information than I'd ever want to know; that was the last day I used a pager. Last week I heard a man talking on National Public Radio about the future of lighting. It seems that in a few short years we will all be using CPLs (compact fluorescent lights) and LED (light emitting diode) lights because the incandescent light bulb will be phased out. For me this is like having to use the black converter boxes we had to buy for our televisions. We had no choice. Our government offered coupons for all of us television owners to use when we purchased our black boxes. Call and we could get our discount coupons to offset the price of the black box. My husband Mike called, emailed and did all that he could to get the coupon before the time limit expired. He finally got a coupon in the mail and then had to buy three different black boxes before he bought one that worked. The new digital broadcast television that we were forced to adapt to often doesn't work properly. We frequently get a weak signal that doesn't allow the programs to' come through; when the programs do come through, the sound and picture sometimes seem to separate from each other. Consequently I watch a lot less television. Thank you government regulations. LEDs are the lights of our future. For Christmas lights LEDs are pretty. The blue ones almost bring about the atmosphere of a cool winter evening, but they don't put out enough light to be useful other than decorative. Now we can find a wide spectrum of LED lights that are very low cost to use and last for many years. A few years ago I bought LED flashlights for my entire family. What a huge waste of money that was. The current LED bulbs used in flashlights are good for finding a keyhole to put a key into, but lousy for finding a dropped key. Theoretically, using LED bulbs will cause our electric bills to go down because they use a fraction of the electricity that incandescent bulbs use. However, we who conserve electricity know that when the electric companies receive a lower income, their rates for usage go up. My problem lies with the fact that in the near future we will only be allowed to use LEDs. We will no longer have incandescent light bulbs because they will be phased out completely. In some European countries and in other countries around the world, incandescent light bulbs are already illegal. Brazil and Venezuela began phasing out incandescent bulbs in 2005. The European Union, Switzerland, and Australia started to phase them out in 2009. Those that do exist in Germany are now called heat globes. Other nations are also planning scheduled phase-outs: Argentina Russia, and Canada in 2012, USA between 2012 and 2014, and Malaysia in 2014. General Electric has already closed down their incandescent light bulb factory in Virginia and is currently importing CFL bulbs from China. That certainly won't make a dent in our unemployment rate. 72% of Americans believe the government has no right to dictate which light bulb they may use According to Wikipedia, California will phase out the use of ncandescent bulbs by 2018 as part of a bill by California State Assembly member Jared Huffman (D-Santa Rosa) that was signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on October 12, 2007. The bill aims to establish a minimum standard of 25 lumens per watt by 2013 and 60 lumens per watt by 2018. Incandescent bulbs have 10 to 17 lumens per watt, white LEDs have 20 to 60 lumens per watt and compact fluorescent bulbs, the twirly looking ones, have 40 to 70 lumens per watt. Lumens per watt is a way to measure the efficiency of a light bulb. It's like a vehicle's fuel efficiency is measured in miles per gallon. Lumens per watt is the amount of light produced for each watt of electricity consumed. More lumens per watt equals more light for your money. (Madison Wisconsin Gas and Electric www.mge. com) More light for your money means longer lasting light, not brighter light for your money. CFLs and LEDs currently make horrible spot lights. Their color representation is all wrong. Stores that want to spotlight merchandise will have a very difficult time of it if major mprovements aren't made to LEDs and CFLs very soon. Because of this, European museums and individuals have been stockpiling incandescent light bulbs. I may stockpile daylight incandescent bulbs for myself. Wikipedia quotes the European Consumers' Organization, BEUC, as saying that phasing out incandescent bulbs will be detrimental for people suffering light-related health issues, and called for the continued availability of incandescent bulbs: "The EU Regulation falls short of the needs of some consumers who need to use the old-style light bulbs for health-related reasons such as light sensitivity. We call on the European Commission to take immediate measures to ensure that people who rely on incandescent light bulbs will be able to buy these bulbs until suitable alternative lighting technologies are available. There are also concerns about the risks to health from the high mercury content of the new bulbs." As a person who has Seasonally Affected Disorder, I fully understand the necessity of bright light. S.A.D. sounds like a big deal and for some it is. Medical therapy can include light therapy using a light box for 30 to 60 minutes daily. For most people, sitting still and doing nothing for a full hour is nearly impossible, so within a few weeks they quit their light therapy. For me, if I keep 5600 Kelvin light bulbs lit throughout my house during the short days of the winter months, I'm fine and I don't have any depression or lack of energy. Other medical problems are related to the type of light bulbs we use. The light bulb industry would like us to believe that CFLs and LEDs are no problem for migraine sufferers, but just ask a person who suffers from migraines if they feel good when in a room with any CFL bulb. I don't even get migraines, yet they can affect me. Though I really resent being told what light bulb I can and cannot use, and I resent getting legislated into using a light bulb that may not suit my specific needs, I can understand our world governments wanting us to use more efficient lighting because it's a way to save the earth for generations to come. Now, if I can buy a cell phone that only makes and receives phone calls, doesn't take pictures, (which for me are usually of the inside of my purse) and doesn't use texting; I'd also like a cell phone that has a keyboard that has lights that stay on while I'm punching in an entire telephone number. If the techno wizards who design these things could do something without all the bells and whistles? I'd be fine with that.. These are my thoughts. The Julian News 5 Cold weather is coming and we now have Stove Pellets in Stock at the Feed Store! $6.89 each or $$.89 each Jf you buy a ton. We'll even store them for you. tUL IA N-t D SUPPLY J 2902 Washington Stree t ! 760-765- ! - ! - Mon-Fri 8:30 to 5:00 and Sat 9:00 to 5:00 CLOSED on Sunday " ........ " " _.j ACCEPTING Groceries Fresh Produce. Sundries Beer. Wine. Liquor Dry Cleaning. Lotto • Scratchers I • 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. gEill : < "   -- - :  ffl <  --4  77 i!i < ",,..- i/ .... , !i!]>;ll[liilijji Bill Pay .....  ,'" ;˘, J///s,,':/,//, ' ,::,*,y s;,,,; ;,a > .r,,#,/+;,;,;;'/,;,< :;,/t : :i,!Z:" i, - :, Unique and Old Fashio00aed • Collect 00les • Gifts • . Local Music • Wall / rt • • Candles • Soaps • in Wynola Farms Marketplace 4470 Highway 78 Touring The Mayor Around Julian The Mayor of Horezu in Romania is a real go-getter and what he is getting now is all the information he can about what makes Julian a tourist attraction. Constantin Nitu (Cristi to his friends and to all of us here) is making his first visit to the US this week and next, and he's concentrating on Julian• Horezu, his town in the foothills of the Carpathians in southern Romania, resembles Julian in many ways. It is hilly, grows apples, and its farmers have a difficult time making a living, from agriculture alone. It also has a UNESCO World Heritage monastery and a very beautiful type of pottery that is still made by hand on the Street of the Potters. In other words, Horezu has both the potential and the need to attract tourists. So Cristi is talking to various businesses and people here about what makes Julian tick during his stay from November 20 until December 2. Fred Slaughter walked him through the ways in which he markets his products at the Cider Mill, Michael Hart told him about the publicity done through the Chamber of Commerce. The Menghini Winery, Wynola Antiques and other businesses and organizations are on his schedule. "What I find very impressive," says Cristi, "is that so many people volunteer their time to do things for the town. I wish we could have the same level of commitment• Unlike Horezu, Julian is not incorporated and doesn't have a paid town Mayor or government. Cristi, as Mayor, has a much larger staff for his town of 7,000 inhabitants (many of whom are spread over a large area, again not unlike Julian) than a Mayor of a similar sized town in the US as Horezu is the center of a much larger district and houses the local judiciary, the prosecutor's office, and other functions. Cristi i in charge of these as well as of the fire department, tax people, police and others The 4H clubs which have sent youngsters to Julian for the past two years are also headquartered in Horezu and Cristi has helped them develop various projects. Always ready to take advantage of grants from the European Union (as Julian does from the Country government and other sources) he has big plans for his town. Perhaps they will include ideas from Julian• If you would like to talk to Cristi or to meet him, call Kiki Harris at 765 0484.