ED FR AIL U M J LI A N 6 M 1985 Change Service Requested O PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE PAID . 9 203 PO Box 639 Julian, CA. 92036 CA ESTABLISHED Julian News The Independent Weekly Newspaper Serving the Backcountry Communities of Julian, Cuyamaca, Santa Ysabel, Shelter Valley,Mt. Laguna, Ranchita, Sunshine Summit, Warner Springs and Wynola. PERMIT NO. 30 JULIAN, CA 50¢ Volume 29 - Issue 26 Wednesday February 5, 2014 Julian, CA. www.JulianNews.com ISSN 1937-8416 Friends Of Library Grant Is A Bonus For Science Learning Julian Public Library to host “Pushing the Limits” A science reading, viewing and discussion series for adults The Julian library is one of 75 public libraries in the nation chosen to receive a grant from the National Science Foundation for a free four-part reading, viewing and discussion series for adults called Pushing the Limits. The $2,500 grant went to the Friends of the Julian Library, who in conjunction with Branch Librarian Colleen Baker, will coordinate the series. The series brings together books and videos featuring authors, scientists and everyday people who thrive on exploring our world. Baker was excited when she learned that Julian was selected as one of the recipients of the grant. Only two libraries in California were selected for the grant and we are excited to be putting this program on for the community. Since the beginning of time, humans have imagined and achieved ways to push the boundaries of the physical world. We want to be stronger, smarter and more aware and we create stories to bring those dreams to life. With advances in science and technology, we find ways in which all of us are able to push the limits of what is possible and make some of those stories come true. The Pushing the Limits program will explore these ideas in discussions that will include feature film quality videos of author interviews and human interest stories and recommended popular books. Book discussions will be led by local science partners. The overarching theme is one of real people, real stories and real science. Please mark your calendars and you may start reading the following books. MARCH - SURVIVAL March 27 at 4 pm - Book Discussion “Arctic Drift” by Clive Cussler APRIL - NATURE April 24 at 4 pm - Book Discussion “When the Killing's Done” by T.C. Boyle MAY - KNOWLEDGE May 22 at 4pm - Book Discussion “The Land of Painted Caves” by Jean Auel, (Excerpts) JUNE - CONNECTION June 26 at 4 pm - Book Discussion “Thunderstruck” by Erik Larson All book discussions will be led by a scientist or educator in the field. There will be a 5 minute video of an interview with the author and another short video of how each book relates to things that are occurring in today’s world. Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, this program has been developed by a team of library professionals, scientists, and filmmakers. Their organizations include Dartmouth College, the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, the Califa Group (a California-based library consortium), Dawson Media Group, and Oregon State University. All programs will be held in the Community Room at the Julian Branch Library. Preregistration for book discussions is requested. Books are available in many formats at the library’s circulation desk. For details or to register, call or visit the library. The telephone number is 760-765-0370 or visit the branch at 1850 Highway 78. You may also e-mail Colleen Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Borrego Springs 1st Annual Film Festival, A Big Success! by Nancy Kramer Retired California State Park Ranger, Fred Jee, watched his dream come true January 23 – 26 when the curtain went up on the first Annual Borrego Springs Film Festival. The allotment of 175 Festival Passes sold out before the event started, and the film screenings were well attended by the desert community (along with a handful of people from Julian), guaranteeing that it will be an annual event which will help local businesses during the normal January lull in the tourist season. Fred Gee attended the Julian Film Festival last May and picked the brains of directors Terry Ross and Nancy and Brian Kramer. Subsequently, their committee hired Brian Kramer to prepare and screen the 22 films, which went off without a hitch. With the solid support of the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce, and Fred’s constant encouragement over the past two years, the whole town came together to make it a reality through fund raisers, private donations and lots of hard work by the Film Festival committee and dedicated volunteers. The four-day affair began with a kick off gala Thursday evening at the historic de Anza County Club where festival pass holders rubbed elbows with the directors, producers and stars of the films. Screenings of the featured films took place Friday and Saturday between 1 and 10PM at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center. Sunday there were free films by young filmmakers, ages 22 and under. Three well-qualified local judges picked award winners in 4 categories; Best Director, Best Feature, Best Documentary, and Best Short. The exquisite awards made from fused glass mounted on Manzanita burl were designed and prepared by local glass artist Brita Matson. The Borrego Sun commissioned well-known local metal sculptor, John Richen, to design a Perpetual Award. Each Year’s winner of the “People’s Choice,” voted on by Festival Pass holders, will be engraved on the six foot metal sculpture, which will remain in The Chamber of Commerce. The awards were presented Sunday evening at the newly reopened and refurbished La Casa continued on page 8 Redesigning The Ambulance Service For The Community There are a few things residents of the Julian and Lake Cuyamaca area should know about the ambulance service. First, the area covered by the ambulance is much greater than our fire district. The ambulance goes to Shelter Valley and beyond. Second, the ambulance must transport patients to a hospital with an emergency department. This means that when the ambulance is transporting it is off the hill for at least three hours, longer if the ambulance has to go to Shelter Valley. During that time, Julian and Lake Cuyamaca are without a Paramedic in the District. Mutual aid ambulances may respond but can take as long as an hour to arrive. Yes, we do have firefighters who are Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), but their level of training and experience is far below that of the Paramedic. San Diego County contracted the ambulance service to Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District (JCFPD) in 2003. By law, the County must go out to bid every ten years. Time is up and JCFPD has entered its bid for the new contract. Because we were running in the red for several years, the bid by JCFPD asks for a higher subsidy from the County so that we will break even and not need to dip into the District’s general reserves to support the ambulance service. The contract could be awarded to another agency but JCFPD has given its best shot to keep the ambulance service. We expect to know the results before the end of April (when our current contract extension expires) and we hope to retain control of the ambulance because Julian has some really special Paramedics. They not only know the locale but, according to Firefighter/ Paramedic Karen Keifer, when she or other Julian ambulance crews respond to a call from local residents, “It feels like we’re taking care of one of our own family members.” What is the difference between an EMT and a Paramedic? Becoming an EMT requires about 6 months of training to learn Basic Life Support (BLS). The EMT learns to bandage wounds, treat burns and stabilize broken bones. The EMT generally assists the Firefighters by Patricia Landis and Paramedics. Becoming a Paramedic requires much more rigorous and advanced training, and often requires prior experience as an EMT. They complete collegelevel courses and Advanced Life Support training (ALS) that take about 2 years to complete. In an emergency, Paramedics can communicate directly with support physicians and then perform CPR and cardiac monitoring and defibrillation, administer medication and I.V. support, intubate, and deliver babies. A Paramedic assumes the role of leader in critical situations such as vehicle accidents, fire rescues, crime scenes and other emergencies. San Diego County will require any ambulance service covering Julian to maintain one Firefighter-Paramedic on board its ambulance. The County will also require a response time comparable to current service. These requirements assure that a critical patient will receive good care, as long as the ambulance is available and the contractor abides by the County’s requirements. But what happens if the new contractor does not live up to current standards, and what happens when the ambulance is gone? Chief Rick Marinelli is proposing a new model for JCFPD to address this potential weakness. He would like to have one Firefighter-Paramedic on duty at all times, independent of the ambulance, supported by Volunteer Firefighters or Reserves. This would mean that when the ambulance is transporting a patient, a fire engine can respond with its own Paramedic. It also means that in an emergency, medical or fire, the engine will be out-the-door in less than a minute. Many other fire departments in the County already have this resource and ability. According to Chief Marinelli, “Julian deserves the same level of service that other communities have.” Hopefully, whether JCFPD is awarded the new ambulance contract or not, the Chief will have the support of the community to institute his new plan. Stay tuned. Patricia Landis is a member of the Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District Board of Directors Selecting Films For The Third Annual Julian Film Festival By Nancy Kramer A committee of five people from Julian attended the 12th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City, CA, January 9-12, to start selecting the films for Julian’s 3rd annual Film Festival. The traveling committee consisted of Nancy and Brian Kramer, Sheana Fry, Kathleen Beck and Jim Lydick. With over 125 films shown in 7 different venues from 10AM to 10PM over three days, the committee continued on page 7 (46¢ + tax included) Eagles Prey On Wildcats, Fall To Mountain Empire The Julian Boys Basketball team fiercely defended their home court Tuesday night in a 79-38 win against nearby rival Warner Wildcats. Julian's 6'3" forward Junior, Emerson Kron, led a balanced scoring effort with 21 points, followed by Freshman stand-out Skyler Marishuge with 14. Juniors Darren Duffy and Chance Perez added 12 each and Sophomore Joshua Tunnell chipped in 8. Mountain Empire downs Eagles 57-50 A roaring crowd spurred the Eagles on to overcome a 14-point half-time deficit to tie the game with 2 minutes remaining Thursday night but still fell short. Defensive Aces Darren Duffy and Joshua Tunnell held the Redmen's top scorer Aguayo to only two second-half points. He had previously racked up 23 in the first-half. The Redmen were too good from the foul line though where they had copious opportunities. Mountain Empire put in 21 of 33 free-throws to the Eagles 8 which made all the difference in the 6-point loss. It seemed the nothing would drop in for the Eagles until the 4th quarter when the they surged back with 25 team points, half of their game total. Freshmen Skyler Marishuge bravely stepped in to take 3 charges which also helped to spark the Eagles turnaround. Josh Tunnell led for the Eagles with 15 points followed by Junior point-guard Chance Perez with 11, Shuluuk Linton and Darren Duffy added 10. Coach Cross for the Eagles said he was proud of his young team's progress and that they were beginning to play some exciting basketball. Come and watch the Eagles next home game against Borrego Springs Tuesday night at 5:30 PM/ Girls Varsity at 4:00 PM. Additional excitement is slated to feature Julian's own JYB (Julian Youth Basketball) to take the court in intra-league play during half-time of the Boy's Varsity game. Eagle Wrestling On the Rise Julian wrestlers finished up an intense month of competition (45 individual matches) by posting 7 pins out of 13 matches at Mountain Empire last Thursday. Highlights included Luke Smith pinning all three of his opponents (including the team captain of Mountain Empire), Blake Ritchie recording two pins (one in 20 seconds, the fastest pin of the night), Van Shaddinger showing great determination against two tough opponents, Alejandra Abarca with a decisive pin over her opponent from Guajome Park, and freshman phenom Nic Ritchie pinning his opponent from Army Navy Academy. On a sad note, senior team captain Nick Massa suffered a torn shoulder ligament while facing Southern Section champ Derek Ginther from Royal High School at the prestigious 5-Counties Tournament at Fountain Valley High School. He is out for the season, yet remains a source of encouragement to those that remain. continued on page 9 Julian Eagles Athletics Basketball - Boys Tuesday, January 14 W 35 - 28 Ocean View Thursday, January 16 L 61 - 54 @ Borrego Tuesday, January 21 L 79 - 46 Vincent Memorial Thursday, January 23 6:30 - @Calexico Tuesday, January 28 W 79 - 38 Warner Thursday, January 30 L 57 - 50 Mtn Empire Tuesday, February 4 * Senior Day 5:30 - Borrego Thursday, February 6 6:30 - @Vincent Memorial Basketball - Girls Tuesday, January 14 L 36 - 18 @Ocean View Thursday, January 16 L 32 - 27 Borrego Tuesday, January 21 L 66 - 12 Vincent Memorial Thursday, January 23 5:00 - @Calexico Tuesday, January 28 4:00 - Warner Thursday, January 30 4:00 - Mtn Empire Tuesday, February 4 * Senior Day 4:00 - Borrego Thursday, February 6 5:00 - @Vincent Memorial Soccer - Boys Tuesday, January 14 3:15 - Calapatria Thursday, January 16 3:15 - @Vincent Memorial Thursday, January 23 L 2 - 0 Calexico Mission Tuesday, January 28 3:15 - Borrego Thursday, January 30 3:30 - @ Calapatria Friday, January 31 3:00 @ Bonita Vista Monday, February 3 3:15 - @River Valley Tuesday, February 4 3:15 - Vincent Memorial Friday, February 7 3:15 - Ocean View Tuesday, February 11 3:00 - @Calexico Mission Thursday, February 13 5:00 @ Borrego Springs Soccer - Girls Monday, January 13 L9-1 Foothills Tuesday, January 14 W8-1 @Borrego Thursday, January 16 L 4 -1 Guajome Park Friday, January 17 L 6- 0 El Cajon Valley Thursday, January 23 3:15 - @Vincent Memorial Monday, January 23 tba - @River Valley Tuesday, January 28 5:00 - @Borrego Thursday, January 30 3:15 - Vincent Memorial Monday, February 3 3:15 - River Valley Tuesday, February 4 3:15 - @Calexico Mission Thursday, February 6 3:15 - Borrego Tuesday, February 11 3:15 - Calexico Mission Wrestling Thursday, January 30 4pm - @Mountain Empire Thursday, February 5 4pm - Julian High Saturday, February 15 CIF Divisionals Chamber Mixer - February 6 - Julian Wagon Wheel For Information: Julian Chamber of Commerce at (760) 765-1857 • Networking Breakfast • Wednesday, February 19 buffalo bill’s 8 am ARE YOU READY FOR “A TASTE OF JULIAN” COMING IN APRIL?