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December 14, 2011 ue and Old .es in Wynola Farms Marketplace 4470 Highway 78 Accepted Here WDIH Get your order in for Our Aged Choice Prime Rib Roast.= Free Range Turkey, Fresh Turkey, or Spiral Ham ...Custom Party Tra, = by Denise. Made to order. Pair your Holiday meals with a great Troubling Facts by Arlene Smith and John Heglin Julian is a great place for federal income tax In 2007, the peace if you are comfortablyfigure was 37.9percent. Most off, have not had your houseof the people who pay neither foreclosed on, and if you can federal ncome tax nor payroll earn enough money to put taxes are low-income people who food on the table. Too many ofare elderly, unable to work due to our friends and neighbors are a ~Us'd~l:~JtV or ~t~s, suffering or having to do ~hi~t: most" '~'~-"~'~'~=of Whom "~'subsequ~entjy~" ~'~*"" ~ Some of our good neighbors, the become taxpayers." well-meaning, believe and are promoting ideas contrary to their actual desires, based on directed misinformation. The facts can almost always be verified by an independent source. So anything that can't be, needs to be viewed with skepticism. Here are some verifiable items that people in Julian need to know to make informed decis ions about elections and our country. One piece of misinformation is that banks are flow forced to make loans, even if they are bad, due to the Dodd Frank bill. A summary of the Dodd Frank bill from the website is "to create a sound economic foundation to grow jobs, protect consumers, rein in Wall Street and big bonuses, end bailouts and too big to fail, and prevent another financial crisis." It came out in 2010 sponsored by two Democrats after all the loans were made by banks to consumers on homes which they could not afford. It does not force banks to make loans. The mega wealthy hate these new regulations and want to rescind it because it stops them from making elicit profits. We need to stand up for these regulations and keep them in place for the good of everyone else and our country. There is much concern about taxes for the top 1% versus the bottom 99% of Americans. The media bandies about the phrase that 50% of Americans never pay taxes. The non profit, non partisan Center for Budget and Policy Priorities states the following about taxes. "The 51 percent figure (of Americans who pay no taxes) is an anomaly that reflects the unique circumstances of 2009, when the recession greatly swelled the number of Americans with low incomes and when temporary tax cuts created by the 2009 Recovery Act was in effect. Together, these developments removed millions of Americans from the federal income tax rolls. Both of these temporary tax measures have since expired. In a more typical year, 35 percent to 40 percent of households owe no "Considering all taxes federal, state, and local -- the bottom 20 percent of households paid an average of just over 16 percent of their incomes in taxes (12.3 percent in state and local taxes plus 3.9 percent in federal taxes) in 2009. The next 20 percent paid about 21 percent of income in taxes, on average." This is a huge amount for low income tax payers. If a typical household makes $40,000 and pays $8.000 in taxes, it has a huge impact. If the top 1% household makes $1,000,000 and pays $370,000, they have only $630,000 left. How many people would have trouble living on that? Another misconception and sound bite out there is that Democrats want to tax us into oblivion. Actually, Democrats want fair and progressive taxes. Two new proposed Republican bills will cancel all capital gains taxes, which affect wealthy people who have capital to invest, and estate taxes on people who have over $5,000,000. Unless you have an estate worth over five million dollars, this will not benefit you Some of the media would have us believe that the Occupy movement is unorganized, destroying property, ruining police cars, ignoring laws and not practicing peaceful assembly. The Occupy movement is actually meant to be a peaceful, non-violent movement. For the most part, they are organized, respectful of property, try to obey the laws and practice peaceful assembly. There are a few bad protester-related incidents out there, such as one New York man who was caught urinating on a police car. We need to be careful not to judge hundreds of thousands of people, earnest, peaceful people, based on the behavior of one. The Occupy people are trying to make a difference for everyone at great cost and hardship to themselves. Some people in Julian have gone down to help the San Diego occupiers by providing food and blankets. continued on page 9 Jeremys On The Hill Featuing Pleasure For The Eyes, Ears Jeremy's on the Hill is pleased to announce ongoing musical events every Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Saturday nights feature local 11th grade Emily Carter on the prone from 6pm - 9pm. Talented beyond her years,Emily plays a variety of classical music and modern songs. On Sunday, classical guitarist Gen tan plays from 3pm - 7pm. Drawing from the wealth of music written for the guitar, Gen lan Young plays classical music from the Renaissance through the present day, including pieces in such diverse styles as Celtic, Bossa Nova and Blues. Gen lan has given pre-concert performances for the San Diego Symphony's "Concerts at Six" program and performed for the Old Town Historical Society. Monday nights feature local artist Coke Brown who adds her velvety voice to her acoustic guitar from - 8pm Coke also belongs to the San Diego Water Color Society and the Julian Arts Guild and has her artWork on display at Jeremy's on the Hill. "We are so fortunate to be in a community with so many talented artists," said Chef Jeremy. "We have so many great artists that we rotate different artists and their work every month, including artists from Julian and Warner Spnngs such as Leslie Wagner, Pam McGeary and Angela Simpson," continued Chef Jeremy Manley. Jeremy's on the Hill will be open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day with special menus along with other popular menu offerings, and are also available for holiday parties. Jeremy's on the Hill features California Fresh Cuis ne and is highly recognized in both San Diego and Los Angeles areas, with publicized reviews in Edible San Diego, Dining Out Magazine, LA Times, the San Diego Reader and the Ramona Sentinel. Chef Jeremy Manley, 24, and a Cordon Bleu graduate, has been working with food and cooking s nce the age of ten. Reservations may be made by calling Jeremy's on the Hill at 760- 765-1587. If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write something worth reading or do things worth the writing, Benjamin Franklin The Julian News 3 Local Experience Since 1988 * Tree Consulting and Inspection * Long Term Forest Maintenance and Planning * 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 WE-8690A License #945348 Fresh, Seasonal Outstanding Farm to Table Cuisine tttttttt2 Let Jeremy Eve & Chr/stmas Day New years Eve & New years Day i Reserve a Room or the Entire Restaurant for your Holiday Party Off Site Catering Gourmet Food To Go tttttttttt t Check Out Our Every Day Spec/a/s Mondays: All you can eat spaghetti special - $5.99 and live music with Coko Brown 5 - 8pm Tuesdays: $8 burger specials Wednesdays: Buttermilk Biscuits and Jamaican Jerk Seasoned Fried Chicken - $'/1.99 5 - 8pro Thursdavs: Senior Lunch Speicals :Llam - 3:30pm r Fr//d_a3~: Seafood-Specials ~ ....... 5. -gpm ~i r_S_a_tuEO_a_y~, Piano with Emily carter ~" 6-gpm i~! Sun__qo__d_a_~: Breakfast 8- l~am Classical Guitarwith Gen laff ................ 3~ 7pro '~ 760.765.1587 4354 Highway 78 in Wynola between Santa Ysabel & Julial All of us at Jeremy's sincerely thank you for your referrals and loyal patronage We really appreciate you and wish you a joyous holiday season/ Our Newest Tradition: The Little Camp That Could "Heck, Wilber, you and Orville are just plane nuts!" - Or so they were repeatedly told until their improbable contraption made the impossible possible. While not the inventor of flying machines, Avery Ellisman certainly encountered his fare share of skeptics. But like the Wright brothers, this undaunted former CEO of an international R&D joint venture turned a deaf ear to naysayers, and moved forward with a plan to create something new - a family-oriented camp for the learning, playing and enjoyment of traditional acoustic string music. Yep, you read right, acouStic string music! Indeed, given the phenomenal success of the camp's first year, Ellisman is gearing up for a bigger camp in Julian for April of 2012. "Every new venture involves risk," says, Ellisman, "and while I personally had the contacts to acquire the services of some great instructors and performers, I knew from the outset that a successful acoustic music camp needed to be in - and enjoy the support of- a special type of community." For Ellisman, there was never any doubt about where the camp should be, and he was spot on by creating it in Julian. Ellisman explains: "Julian is the 'jewel in the crown' of San Diego county, with the locals not only appreciative of new ventures, but incredibly supportive of cultural events that both represent and enhance the ambiance of this small, yet distinct, rural community5 Ellisman is clearly doing something right. The four-day 2011 Julian Family Fiddle Camp had instruction exclusively for fiddle and mandolin, and was initially planned for about thirty people of all ages and abilities. But in the end, the camp had more than twice that number attend, and it is expected that even more people will come to the 2012 event. In fact, next year's camp will be five days (April 11th through 15th), and in addition to classes in fiddle and mandolin, will include acoustic guitar instruction as well. "We've secured more space for next year," said Ellisman, "and along with the return of Canada's master fiddler, Calvin Vollrath, and mandolin greats, Evan Marshall and Scott Gates, we've acquired the services of none less than National Flatpicking Champion, Tyler Grant, and Arkansas' swing-style guitar phenom, Jonathan Trawick, to handle instruction for acoustic guitar enthusiasts." Like last year, the camp will have group and master classes, activities throughout the day, nightly contra dancing, and major evening concerts for music campers and the general public. The event is held at Camp Cedar Glen, a full-service family retreat center that provides bunks and hearty family-style meals for all attendees, and even has space for those wanting to stay in their own RV's or tents. While a great experience for individuals, the camp encourages attendance of friends and family members. "It's a wonderful family vacation that, over and above music instruction, nightly concerts, jamming and many outdoor activities, gives participants a full break from the daily grind of cooking and preparing meals," says Ellisman. "Several extended families came to the camp last year, and they're already booked to return in 2012." continued on page 7