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I Volume 27 - Issue 18 Wednesday December 14, 2011 Julian, CA. ISSN 1937-8416 Begins Tuesday. Dec. 20 To "Fire Tax" The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has filed an official objection and recommendation letter to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) and the State Board of Forestry (BOF) regarding emergency regulations to implement a new fire tax approved by the Legislature in June. The objection centers on two key points: the fire levy is a tax and not a fee; and as a tax it failed to receive a two-thirds vote in the Legislature under provisions of Proposition 13. The letter asserts that because it undermines the constitutionality of the statute, any proposed regulation to implement it should also be denied. "This letter underscores what has been our course of action since this illegal tax was a pproved in June. We will pursue every legal remedy at our disposal in order to expose this budget charade that unfairly targets thousands of hardworking rural taxpayers," said HJTA President Jon Cou pal. HJTA continues to lead the fight in efforts to oppose this tax and, with the filing of this letter, continues its commitment to ultimately have the tax declared illegal. "California homeowners, some of whom are unemployed and facing foreclosure, will be bearing the brunt of this $150 annual unconstitutional tax. Defending them and Proposition 13 remains our top priority," said Coupal. For more information or to view a copy of the letter, visit the HJTA website.(www, hjta.o rg) LOVE Club In Action To Help And Support By Bailey Davis Scholl Love Our Veterans Eternally club has now officially begun. We have just done our elections and our president is Allison Duffy, Vice President George Keane, Secretary Bailey Davis-Schol, and Treasurer Benjamin Beatty. Now we are on a mission to help our homeless veterans, and we would like your support. On Saturday December 17th we plan to go to the homeless shelter in San Diego. We would like to take down Christmas cards, baked goods, and cold weather clothes. If you could please donate any of these items by December 16th to the Julian High School office it would be very appreciated. Thank you so much for your support and Happy holidays. - LOVE club pervisors Vote Hunt in a Ysa The County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday(December 7) voted to approve an annual two-day youth wild turkey hunt in the Santa Ysabel Preserve. The Board voted 3-2 to amend County code to allow the hunt. Chairman Bill Horn, Supervisor Dianne Jacob and Supervisor Greg Cox approved the charige, with Supervisor Ron Roberts and Supervisor Pam Slater-Price opposing it. The second reading of the proposed amendment and the final vote is scheduled for January 25. The two day hunt for a maximum of ten youth each day would be organized and supervised by the San Diego Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. On Wednesday, the group told the Board that the hunt would give a group of young people who have already earned their hunting licenses a chance to practicetheir skills under close supervision in. a safe environment. Other members of the public spoke in opposition .to the measure, several arguing that shooting wild animals is inconsistent with the mission of a County preserve. In February, the Board voted 3-2 to change County code to allow the youth wild turkey hunt in William Heise Park in Julian. It was the first time hunting was allowed on County land, but the measure did not permit firearms or hunting in County parks outside of the two-day youth hunt. On March 19 and 20, six young people took part in a turkey hunt, taking home four birds. At the February hearings, the Board acknowledged that popular Heise Park, with over a hundred campsites and residences not far from its boundaries, was not the hunt's ideal location. The split Board directed staff to return later with a revised ordinance to hold future mentored youth turkey hunts at 3,800-acre Santa Ysabel Preserve in rural Julian. Santa Ysabel's size, devele ped trails and distance from surrounding properties make it a better site than Heise, a staff report to the Board notes. The San Diego Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation would pay the County an estimated $2,500 to cover the cost of two- day hunt and would enter into a formal agreement with the County on the exact details and rules of the hunt. The Preserve wquld be closed to the public during the two-day hunt. ,The youth wild turkey hunt would be subject to annual review by the Department of Parks and Recreation. A Christmas Tradition Not To Be Missed Dictionary.com defines tradition as the handing down of statements, .beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice: a story that has come down to us by popular tradition. The retelling of Charles Dickens's The Christmas Carol at the Julian Town Hall is one such tradition that we look forward to each December for the opportunity it provides for us to come together as a community to entertain and be entertained and to be inspired by the message of transformation Dickens's characters first brought to life more than 150 years ago. The message, as relevant to today's technologically interconnected audience as it was to those of the industrial revolution, reminds us, not so gently, of the power of the human spirit to overcome past hurts to let generosity and joy prevail. Those of us who are involved with the production certainly look forward to reconnecting with the characters and each other. Auditions, script, staging and technical rehearsals, trying on costumes, working on the sets, i II J~Jl{an News @~ PRESORTEDSTANDARD Julian, CA, 92036 Change Service Requested PERMIT NO. 30 JULIAN, CA ll,h,i,,l,,l,l,l,,h,l,,l,,l,l,,l,l,ll,,,,ll,,,,lll,,,l,l,hl Small Town Papers TFN ~!{., 217 W Cota St Shelton WA 98584-2263 Tattered Tidbits No, 13 Our Local Christmas Precedents by Albert Simonson There are enough tidbits of history out there to reconstruct the first solstice festivals in our back country. continued on page 9 Eagle Grapplers Return There was a time when Julian High School had wrestling teams to be reckoned with. The term "legacy" was even used to describe the teams of the 60's and 70's under the guidance of Coach Art Brancinni who himself competed for a spot on the 1964 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team. Julian wrestlers were League Champs, Southern Sectional Champs, and even State Champs. Hometown heroes included Mushet, Birdsell, Stadelli, Sulser, Kelly, and Lewis, to name a few. The last time a wrestling team competed for.Julian High School, President Reagan was just beginning his first term. the Vietnam Memorial was unveiled, and Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney topped the Billboard charts with "Ebony and Ivory." We're happy to report that after a 30 year hiatus, the Eagle has landed! Last Thursday, seven wrestlers representing the 2011-2012 Julian High School Wrestling Team travelled to Carlsbad for a "quad" meet hosted by Army NavyAcademy. The participating schools were Oceanside HS, Guajome Park HS, Army-Navy Academy, and Julian. Although our team of seven was small in comparison to the other schools, they were giants in heart! Blake Ritchie and Bailey Davis -Scholl stepped on to the mat for their first taste of competition and passed the test! Levi Hill wrestled with great courage while facing some powerful opponents. Nick Massa, Michael Dornon, and Tyler Crouch experienced both the "thrill of victory and the agony wait g for our scenes, facing of defeat", lan Hayden electrified the ups and downs of planning a the crowd with his cat-like speed live production give us a chance and pinned both of his opponents to hone our thespian skills and from Army-Navy and Oceanside. Overal, the team made an contribute in a meaningful way top -Coach Massa gets the team ready for action on the mat. bottom - Team Captains Michael Dornon and Tyler Croch warm up for their match. other coaches for their straight forward wrestling. Come out this Thursday (December 15) to support the team as they square off with Mtn. Empire and Christian High in our impressive showing for their first - home gym at 5:00 pm. Admission continued on page 7 meet and were applauded by the is just $2.00 for students, staff, I alumni, and children and $3.00 for adults. For more information or to make a donation to the new program, contact Coach Tony Massa at (760) 765-1738. Coach Tony Massa extends a special invitation to all alumni wrestlers and their families. Basketball- Boys 12/06/11 6:30 PM away @ Escondido Charter 12/08/11 4:30 PM @ Calvin Christian 12/12/11 5:30 PM home vs San Diego Jewish Academy 12/16/11 6:30 PM home vs. Escondido Charter 12/19/11 6:30 PM home vs. Gompers Prep Academy 1/03/12 5:30 PM home vs. Calipatria 1/05/12 5:30 PMaway @ Calipatria Basketball. Girls 12/1 Rock Academy L 28 - 39 12/06/11 5:00 PM away @ Escondido Charter 12/09/11 4:30 PM away @ Calvary Christian Academy (Spring Valley Rec) 12/12/11 4:00 PM home vs. San Diego Jewish Academy 12/16/11 5:00 PM home vs. Escondido Charter 12/19/11 5:00 PM home vs. Gompers Prep Academy 1/03/12 4:00 PM home vs. Calipatria 1/05/12 4:00 PM away @ Calipatria 1/10/12 4:00 PM away @ Warner 1/14/12 2:00 PM home vs. High Tech High School Soccer.- Boys 12/15/11 3:15 PM away @ Maranatha Christian 12119111 vs. "I'BA ** (Firebird Tournament) 12119111 vs. TBA ** (Firebird Tournament) 12/20/11 TBA vs. TBA ** (Firebird Tournament) 1/10/12 3:15 PM home vs. Foothills Christian 1/12/12 3:15 PM away @ Calvary Christian Academy 1/17/12 3:15 PM away @ Guajome Park Academy 1/19/12 3:15 PM home vs. Borrego Springs 1/24/12 3:15 PM home vs. Calipatria Soccer- Girls 12/15/11 3:15 PM away @ Maranatha Christian 12/16/11 5:00 PM away @ Ramona 12/19/11 3:30 PM home vs Ramona 1/10/12 4:30 PM away @ Foothills Christian 1/24/12 3:30 PM away @ Horizon 1/31/12 3:30 PM away @ Vincent Memorial Wrestling 12/15/11 6:00PM home Quad Meet (Christian Jr/Sr HS, Guajome Park Academy, Rock Academy, Kearny HS) Jan 12 - 4:00PM away @ Mtn. Empire (Mountain Empire HS, Guajome Park Academy, Rock Academy) Sat Jan. 14-9:00AM away @ Mater Dei Tournament Tue, Jan 17 - 6:00PM away Quad Meet @ Canyon Crest (Santana HS, Guajome Park Academy, Canyon Crest Academy) Thu, Jan 26-5:00PM away @ Mountain Empire High School Thu, Feb 2 - 5:00PM away I - HiSTORIc .......... E tablished 1870 www.julianca.com Chamber of Commerce Business Mixer - Thursday January 12, 5:30pm at Santa Ysabel Casino Wednesday, December21 8am Pine Hills Gift Exchange '~-~ ~~ ASSOCIATION