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ll/ll/lll . ,  , Cuyama Shi ier Valley,  [! [] Mt. Lagun R i  Summit,  [il Wa¢r S !i i la. -- V01ume24 Issue2;  ! Wednesday December 31, 2008 Julian, ca. ISSN 1937-8416 Julian Chamber To Kick Off 100 Year Anniversary Of Apple Days At Mixer January 8th 2009 marks the 100th Anniversaryofthe firstApple Days Celebration in Julian. In honor of the Centennial, the Chamber, Merchants, Women's Club, Fourth of July Parade and Triangle Club plus many other community groups and organizations have pooled their efforts as the Julian Joint Marketing Committee to showcase Apple Days all year long with each event. The Monthly Mixer will be at the Town Hall on Thursday £, Ann0000q Julian Chamber Of Commerce aolfTourname¢ January 8th at 5:30 and will kick off the Centennial Celebration one of the events that is planned is the first annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament• "This is our first fund-raiser of the year for the Chamber" explains Stan Caputo, who is chairman of the Tournament Committee, "we have opportunities for all the businesses in town to participate in some fashion, whether sponsoring a hole ($200) or providing prizes." The golf Tournament is scheduled for May at Warner Springs Golf course and Greiner Pontiac in Poway is on board wi6h a car for the hole in one contest, Santa Ysabel Casino will provide the awards banquet: Many of the other annual events are tying into the Apple Days Centennial theme, more information will be available at the mixer about all the plans for year. You will also have a chance to meet the two newest chamber board members, Rene Engle and Kiki Skagen-Harris. County Announces Plan To Keep Fire Stations Open State Budget Cuts Threaten Fire Stations; County Offers to Shift Staff to Protect Region Acting swiftly to counteract California's latest budget crisis, the County of San Diego has proposed to temporarily shift some firefighters from County-contracted stations to ensure that all 18 CAL FIRE stations remain open this year. The state abruptly announced this month that it would slash CAL FIRE's Southern California budget by $6.3 million .... $1.2 million in San Diego County .... because of continuing budget problems. The cuts threatened to shut down eight local CAL FIRE stations that provide fire protection and emergency medical response. "This is a one-time, temporary fix to ensure that our region is adequately protected, particularly during the winter months," said Vice Chairwoman Dianne Jacob who represents many fire-prone rural communities• "This is not a bailout or a backfill and we expect that the state will fully fund CAL FIRE next year." County officials are offering to help prevent the closures by redeploying firefighters at CAL FIRE stations that the County pays CAL FIRE to operate through the winter months. Some crews would be reduced from three firefighters to two. The extra firefighters would be shifted to help keep all CAL FIRE stations running until the state restores CAL FIRE's funding in April• The County would not spend any additional money on fire services and the staffing shift was offered as a one-time solution until the state can re-staff fire stations year round• County and CAL FIRE officials said that temporarily reducing the number of firefighters to two per station was a better way to protect the public than closing the stations down. Confusion Over Union-Tribune Home Delivery Subscriptions The U-T is NOT cancelling home delivery service in Julian, that's the word from their carrier• The confusion started when a number of subscribers called the circulation department and were told that the daily home delivery was going to stop on December 29th. This was also verified using their online order system which would not allow you to subscribe at the web site if you entered the 92036 or 92070 zip code. If you really want your U-T you'll have to argue with the folks on the phone or just mail in the form with a check• Winter Lights: An International Celebration in Song Live At The Library January 6th by Laurel Granquist Laura Klugherz, viola and Jill Timmons, Bliithner piano For over twenty years, Laura Klugherz and Jill Timmons have performed worldwide and recorded as the Klugherz/Timmons Duo. They have performed in such international venues as the B6sendorfer Hall in Vienna, the American Embassy in Hamburg, MerLin Hall in New York City, colleges and universities throughout the US, and numerous music festivals worldwide. As part of their outreach, the Klugherz/ Timmons Duo is committed to making art music of many corners of the world available to underserved communities• They regularly present programs that are historical and contemporary, localized and global, and infinitely appealing. This spring they will include in their west coast tour, the community of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, best known from the Discovery Channel's program, "The Deadliest Catch•" Laura Klugerz; violist, professor of music, and African/Latin american studies at Colgate University, plus a seasonal Julian resident, and Jill Timmons, an internationally known solo and ensemble pianist will present their viola/piano duo at the Julian Library• Yes, you read correctly. Two world class concert musicians are giving a free concert in the Julian Library as part of the Arts & Letters Series of the Friends of the Library• Just recently the hand-crafted BI0thner grand piano from Germany was delivered to the Julian Library, thanks to the generous sponsorship of James Reeder, managing director of German .Imports. This piano is designated as a national treasure by the German government and was delivered to Julian from Michigan just for this concert• Who could miss this exciting and very rare opportunity for our small mountain town of Julian? Laura Klugerz has performed worldwide as a soloist and chamber music artist. She has been awarded three Fulbright Awards as well as other prizes and recognition. She has served as a cultural specialist of the United States Information Services and has appeared on National Public Radio and for. the Canadian Broadcast Company. Besides holding an artist diploma and musical arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin she is a certified Feldenkrais teacher and registered yoga instructor• According to the New York Times, Ms. Klugerz' music is "dramatic..• emotional..• evocative•., rich, beautifully modulated in tone.•• consistently striking•" Jill Timmons has toured throughout Europe and South America• She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Washington and a Master of Music Degree from Boston University• The National Endowment of the Arts presented Ms. Timmons with many awards and has invited her to perform numerous concerts. A New York music critic wrote, "Ms. Timmons is a sensitive musician• Her playing is graceful, lyrical, detailed and intimate•" The upcoming program includes music by Jean-Baptiste Sbastian Brval, Franz Schubert, Jose Sabre Marroquin, Aaron Copeland and Henri Vieuxtemps. Come enjoy and immerse yourself in this rich, and soul satisfying viola and piano concert by these world-renowned musicians. Tuesday, January 6 - 6:00p.m. at the Julian Library in the main hall and is a free program. The JMA Board of Directors wants to wish • all the greater Julian area merchants and businesses a happy and prosperous new year! Julian News PC Box 639 Julian, CA. 92036 Change Service Requested L/' / PRESORTED STANDARD I u.s.Pos000000E III PAl D III '/  Permit No. 3O III '11 II,l,,I,,I,,,,ll,,ll,,ll,,,,,ll,,I,IIl,,,I,,I,,,I,l,ll,,,I,,ll Small Town Papers TFN 5026 California Ave SW Seattle WA 98136-1208 A New Years Perst)ective Life Is For Learning by Greg Coursen When I was a teenager, there was a popular song whose lyrics, at the end of one of the stanzas came to a conclusion: "life is for learning." Written and composed by Joni Mitchell, the song was a tribute to the Woodstock Music Festival held in Bethel, New York, during the summer of 1969. In addition, Mitchell's song steadily rose to prominence as an anthem for the 1960's era, which was a time far different than now, a time when America was in upheaval; in a different place socially, spiritually and politically. An enormous social revolution was in-process all over the United States in the form of the Civil Rights movement, in the form of massive demonstrations against the Vietnam war, in the form of a revolution in music. Huge numbers of young people as well as many from the older generation were setting aside tradition and experimenting with new life-styles, new ways of thinking, and new ways of 3erceiving the world around them. To say that it was an exciting era would be an understatement• That it was also tense, chaotic, confusing and cathartic is also true, and that it was a time of learning is undeniable. For others, perhaps as many as noted above, the impact of the sixties on their lives was slight; they lived in areas of the country and in a world little touched bythe movements mentioned above. Depending on proximityto various population centers, especially San Francisco, the impacts and influences were mild to strong. For my own part, I have to say that I'll never forget those times and I was recently reminded of one of the fundamental principles of the time while looking through a book about the 196os era, a book well-endowed with photos, one of which spoke a million words: some young men, protestors, standing amid a military police unit during a peaceful demonstration at the Pentagon, and one of the rotestors was patiently and intently placing the long, stem end of a flower into the barrel of one of the many rifles pointed at them. He had several, long-stemmed carnations in hand, and he probably intended to adorn as many barrel ends as he could, had the unit leader allowed it. While the protestor is placing one of his flowers, the unit leader is carefully extracting one from the neighboring barrel. It's a beautiful portrait which can't be easily described. You have to see it to understand it, and you might also have had to live through those times in order to understand it. And the fundamental principle it conveyed? Peace and love which, when some from my own generation are reminded, say, "The sixties are over with." My Eagles Athletics continued on page 7 Basketball (boys) - 12/26 - 12129 Coronado Tournament Basketball (girls) - 12129- 12131 Tri City Tournament Soccer (boys) - No Games Until January Soccer (girls) - No Games Until January New Rules Of The Road Take Effect January 1 Sacramento--With 2009 right around the corner, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reminds motorists of several new laws that will ring in the New Year. Among the new laws is AB 2241, limits the issuance of temporary operating permits to those individuals whose vehicles have yet to pass a smog check• The law calls for a $50 fee for one 60-clay temporary operating permit only if the vehicle has been tested at a smog station and failed• "This new law ensures that vehicles on our highways are properly registered and maintained," said DMV Director George Valverde. "We also support efforts to reduce emissions which keep Californians healthy." In the past, owners were able to secure a temporary operating 0 days or more if, after ......... paying their renewal fees on time, they were unable to get a smog. certificate for any reason. The continued operation of vehicles that have not met California's smog test requirements is estimated to be emitting one to two tons per day of hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen. Another law that will take effect in 2009 is SB 28, which coincides with the cell phone law of 2007 and prohibits text messaging with a cell phone or other text-based communications while driving a vehicle. In all, 1,187 bills were passed and 772 were signed into law - including over 80 changes to the Vehicle Code during the 2008 legislative year. Some of the other changes include fee increases to improve air quality, DUI penalties, and a new special interest license plate take effect on Jan. 1, 2009 Following is an abbreviated summary of the new laws that will take effect Jan. 1. 2009, unless indicated otherwise. A more comprehensive list appears on the DMV Web site at www.dmv. 1) CONSUMER PROTECTION *Unlicensed Car Dealers (AB 2042/Fuentes) This new law allows law enforcement officers to =mpound vehicles that are being sold by unlicensed dealers. *Counterfeit Clean Air Stickers (SB 1720/Lowenthal) This new law will make it a crime to forge, counterfeit, or falsify a Clean Air Sticker. These stickers are currently issued by DMV to certain low emission vehicles and permit vehicles with these stickers to be driven in the HOV lane. 2) TRAFFIC SAFETY *Text Messaging (SB 28/ Simitian) This new law makes it an infraction to write, send, or read text-based communication on an electronic wireless communication device, such as a cell phone, while driving. continued on page 6