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January 27, 2021

Volume 36 — Issue 26

Julian, CA.

ISSN 1937-8416

First Snow - Here They Came

Back Country Covid-19 Positive Tests as of January 23 *

Julian = 86 (+12) Ramona = 2,079 (+157) Ranchita = 10 (+0) Warner Springs = 61 (+7) Santa Ysabel = 62 (+4) Borrego Springs = 120 (+9) Descanso = 71 (+6) Alpine = 1030 (+53) Poway = 1,879 (+202) Lakeside = 2,402 (+191) Total Confirmed cases in Unincorporated San Diego County = 31,281 a total rise of 2,166. TESTING AVAILABLE Julian Library Friday, January 29 9am - 3pm If you believe you have symptoms please get tested. Most testing locations do not require an appointment. To find information on a testing location near you or call 2-11 (toll free) or on the web Cases of the novel coronavirus have sharply increased since Thanksgiving and with the Christmas and New Year holidays around the corner, County health officials are concerned that no immediate end to the rise in cases is in sight. “The best gift you can give your loved ones and our frontline healthcare workers this holiday season is the gift of health,” said Wilma J. Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “I urge San Diegans to follow the public health orders, avoid gatherings and wear a facial covering whenever they leave their residence so we can get this virus under control.”

County Declares 65 And Older Eligible For Vaccines Sunday the County of San Diego expanded the category of those eligible to include those aged 65 and up. “As I indicated a few weeks ago, the County anticipated expanding eligibility to individuals 65 years of age and older the week of January 25 as part of the continued focus on those at the greatest risk,” said Wilma J. Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “With a number of health care providers now vaccinating in the age group, and the UC San Diego Health Super Station having a surplus of appointments, the decision was made this afternoon. Appointments are still required and vaccinations are available based on supply.” More information is at and reservations can be made at Only Health Care Workers (Phase 1A, All Tiers) and those 65 and older (Phase 1B, Tier 1) can visit vaccination sites. Health care workers and those over 65 are encouraged to first contact their doctor or health care provider to request the vaccine, but if none are available, then they should make an appointment for a County site Appointments are required; walk-ups and drive-ups without appointments will be turned away. Do not schedule an appointment if you have COVID-19, or are sick. Please follow CDC guidance for those situations Medical professionals administering the vaccine will be wearing personal protective equipment. Wear a mask!

Prescribed Fire Burns Planned Beginning January 21 At Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

Snow at Lake Cuyamaca - Sunday morning Late Saturday brought snow and that means only one thing flatlanders are drawn to the back country. They came throughout the afternoon, stood in lines at the pie shops, and snarled traffic. Then came Sunday, by noon the line to get into town was backed up the Pine Hills Road. Fortunately the major snow fall was not in town, there was enounh still on the ground for folks to have snowball fights at the High School, build snow

people at Jess Martin Park and one again make it challanging for the locals who had to work or otherwise come to town to get around. By three o’clock the stop and go was all the way down to the bottom of America’s Grade on thw 78 and out the 79 as far as one could see. Pedestrians were the biggest issue in town, as is typical, crossing Main Street in the middle of the block, walking infront of cars as they tried to make their

photo by Sarah Kinder way through intersections. The 4-way stop being the major issue of foot traffic not paying attention to vehicle traffic. Vehicles caused their own problems - making U-turns where they shouldn’t and last minute decissions to stop ands wait for cars to pull out of parking spaces, fender benders waiting to happen. In other words another typical snow day, and with storms continuing through the week it can only get worse.

Covid-19 Closes High School For Two Weeks

The California Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry and Fire protection (CAL FIRE) is planning to conduct prescribed burns and pile burns in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park between January 21, 2021 and May 15, 2021. These burns are part of a forest health and recovery program including hazardous fuel load reduction, vegetation management, reforestation, watershed function and wildlife habitat improvement, and other ecological benefits. This treatment will enhance the health of the forest by restoring essential nutrients to the soil and reducing the chance of a catastrophic wildfire. The prescribed burns and pile burns are planned and coordinated with the San Diego Air Pollution Control District in order to minimize smoke impacts on surrounding communities. All burning depends on weather and air quality conditions that are favorable for smoke dispersal. If the conditions, such as weather or vegetation are not conducive for burning, the burns will be rescheduled. Some public trails near the burn area may be closed the day of the burn. Fire suppression equipment will be staged in the vicinity on the days of the prescribed burning. People traveling near the fire burn areas may see smoke from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the day of the burn or may smell smoke as they pass through the area for three to six days after active burning. County officials urge you to take precautions and use common sense to reduce any harmful health effects by limiting outdoor activities. Prescribed burns produce significantly less smoke than a wildfire does. If you see or smell smoke in your surroundings, officials recommend avoiding strenuous outdoor activity and remaining indoors as much as possible. These precautions are especially important for children, the elderly and people with respiratory and heart conditions. Please use extreme caution while driving near prescribed fire operations due to fire personnel and equipment in the area.

'Golden State Stimulus': $600 Checks For Low Income Californians Some 4 million Californians could receive a $600 "Golden State Stimulus" check within the next few weeks, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a video posted to social media. The one-time payment would go to Golden State residents with an annual income of $30,000 or less. “Low-income families have been disproportionately impacted by this pandemic. That's why we announced recently a new stimulus. We refer to it as the Golden State Stimulus,” Newsom said in a TikTok video. California's own stimulus checks would match the federal stimulus of $600, providing upwards of $1,200 to some Californians who get both checks, Newsom said. "Let's get this done," Newsom urged. The state-tailored stimulus was a part of a $5 billion "Immediate Action Package" which was included in Newsom's proposal of the state's budget, which was projected to be the most expensive budget in state history. The $2.4 billion plan would place checks in the hands of all 2019 taxpayers who received a California Earned Income Tax Credit in 2020, as well as those who are eligible to receive the state credit in 2021, according to state documents. This means that the state's stimulus payments could make it into the hands of those who did not receive a federal stimulus and would help "undocumented households that file taxes with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), including parents with U.S. citizen children," according to a statement from Newsom's office on January 6. "In these darkest moments of the COVID-19 pandemic, this Budget will help Californians with urgent action to address our immediate challenges and build towards our recovery," Newsom wrote in a statement in early January. Although Newsom is pleading with lawmakers to quickly approve his "emergency funding" package, lawmakers have until June 15 to review his proposal and vote on it. Newsom laid out his $227 billion spending plan in early January which included a $15 billion economic relief package as the state faced the height of its winter surge of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. This budget proposal reportedly the most expensive budget in California's history, made possible by a windfall that came down from California's wealthiest residents and growing tax revenue despite the anticipated economic shortfall of the coronavirus pandemic. California leaders made some deep spending cuts to the state's budget last year, bracing for a $54.3 billion shortfall spurred by the pandemic, but that didn't happen. "Folks at the top [are] doing pretty damn well," Newsom said at a news conference in early January. Newsom is encouraging the California Legislature to act quickly on his proposed Immediate Action Plan, which includes the stimulus "rapid cash" checks. "This will act as a bridge while we wait for more federal relief," Newsom tweeted on Saturday.

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*** I am very proud to be an American. This country has so much potential, I'd just like to see things better, or whatever, and I think it will be. — Hank Aaron ***

WE INVITE YOUR OPINION! The views expressed by our contributing writers are their own and not necessarily those of The Julian News management. We invite all parties to submit their opinions and comments to The Julian News. All contributed items are subject to editorial approval prior to acceptance for publication. Letters must include your name and contact information. Letters may be mailed to: Julian News P.O. Box 639 Julian, CA 92036 email: in person: Julian News Office 1453 Hollow Glen Road Deadline is Friday Noon for the next weeks issue

President Joe Biden has promised to govern as a president for all Americans, not just those who voted for him. Some pundits dismiss Biden's bipartisanship as naïve in today's hyper-partisan climate, but the opposite is true. Seasoned leaders understand that entrenched problems demand consensus-building solutions. In fact, the president can look to a landmark 1980 law -which he himself co-sponsored -- as a prime example. The end of 1980 and the end of 2020 have much in common. A oneterm president lost his bid for reelection, and Congress convened its post-election "lame duck" session at a moment of national malaise and political pessimism. But back then, veteran senators refused to rest on their laurels. In the face of a stagnating economy, they passed the Bayh-Dole Act, a little-known but landmark piece of legislation that laid the groundwork for forty years of technological innovation, job creation, and improved quality of life. The Bayh-Dole Act was a direct response to a longstanding problem. Many of the taxpayer-funded grants that government agencies distributed to universities and other non-profit research institutions weren't leading to practical applications for public benefit. The problem wasn't with the researchers but with rigid federal policy. Before 1980, universities couldn't own many of the discoveries resulting from their laboratories. The government claimed the patent rights for all federally funded research -- regardless of whether federal employees were the ones conducting the research or whether federal grants funded only a small percentage of the work. As a result, insights ripe for commercialization languished on the shelf. The federal government lacked the know-how -- and capacity -to turn the research conducted by scientists into real-world products. Out of the 28,000 patents owned by those agencies, just 5 percent were licensed to the private sector. Senators Birch Bayh (D-IN) and Bob Dole (R-KS) realized that the policy needed to change and convinced their colleagues to pass reform. Carter signed their namesake bill into law on December 12, just over a month before he left office. The Bayh-Dole fix was simple. The law required universities and non-profits to make good faith efforts to commercialize research funded by federal grants. In exchange, research institutions could keep the patents -- providing strong incentive to license them to a private-sector company that could realize the full value of their inventions. By giving inventors a way to retain their patents, Congress helped create a flurry of new products, companies, and jobs. One analysis of academic technology transfers from 1996 to 2017 found they support 5.9 million jobs and contributed $865 million to U.S. GDP. In that time, the government issued over 100,000 patents that played a role in the creation of over 13,000 startups. Some of the most ubiquitous products we use today come from tech transfer. The University of Minnesota licensed its patent to the Honeycrisp apple. While working with a federal research grant at Stanford, Sergey Brin and Larry Page created the search algorithm that would become the foundation for Google. And, if you've read about the potential to treat COVID-19 patients with calcifediol, that's one of over a hundred vitamin D derivatives developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We live in an era of hyper-partisanship. But Bayh-Dole proves that no matter our differences, American leaders can work together to improve American lives. President Biden can look to his own legislative record for bipartisan inspiration. Kevin Walters is a strategic communicator at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. *** My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging. — Hank Aaron ***

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How To Make Remote-Learning More Rewarding And Fun

(StatePoint) In the remote-learning environment of the 2020-21 academic year, certain types of classes have been deprioritized and the school day has lost some of the structure and sociability that inperson learning affords. In the face of these challenges, how can you make remote-learning more rewarding and fun for your child? Consider the following tips and ideas: • Encourage video study sessions: Socializing is an invaluable aspect of a traditional school day. Unfortunately, remote-learning can be a lot more isolating. Have your child invite classmates to form a remote study group. Doing so will help reinforce lessons, make learning the material more interactive and provide a much-needed opportunity for students to socialize. • Reincorporate music education: Have music classes been cancelled this year? Your child can still reap the benefits of a music education by playing an instrument like a Casiotone Keyboard. The Casiotone series of keyboards are great for beginners. Not only do they have a built-in learning system, they have a 3/4 jack for headphones so the rest of the house doesn’t have to be distracted during practice sessions. Learning to play a keyboard is not only fun, it can help with science, math and cognitive learning. Studies have shown that children and adults with musical training have heightened skills in an area called executive functioning. • Schedule midday movement: Physical education may no longer be part of your child’s curriculum, but you can still make time for movement. Schedule a screen-free block of time each day to replace gym class or recess. Encourage kids to move around and if possible, get some fresh air. They’ll return to their next class refreshed and focused. • Master math at home: Math can be an especially tricky subject to master remotely. But new tools can help students grasp complex concepts. For example, is a tool geared toward K-12 and beyond that exceeds the functionality of a calculator. Among its many features are a virtual protractor and compass, and a mathbased text editor that provides a rich assortment of mathematical templates. This web-based calculator also gives users the ability to create folders, organize and share work. These tools are free to educators and students and can eliminate the need for an expensive graphing calculator. To register or learn more, visit • Create digital masterpieces: Art is still an important subject for kids, even if it isn’t being offered this year. However, you don’t need to install a full-fledged art studio in your home for kids to be able to create artwork in a range of mediums. Digital apps mimic the act of drawing, painting, illustration, collage and more, helping to build a foundation of skills and lay the groundwork for further exploration.

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( Because most colleges and universities require applicants to submit ACT or SAT results as part of admissions consideration, prepping for the test itself can be a critical component of that process. While it can oftentimes be hard to deal with the anxiety that comes with a rigorous test meant to show your mastery of certain subjects and concepts, such as reading and mathematics, consider these test prep tips to help boost your score while simultaneously lowering stress. Register Early To allow yourself as much flexibility as possible, taking college entrance exams during your junior year of high school is encouraged. If you don't get an ideal score, you can refine your approach and retake the exam with a better idea of what to expect. Take a Practice Test Any test prep plan should start with a practice SAT or ACT exam. Taking practice tests under realistic conditions can help you gain a better understanding of the content of the test, improve your time management and help combat test anxiety. You can use your practice test as a baseline to set goals and focus the rest of your prep on areas you would like to improve before the real thing. Sign Up for a Prep Course If you find studying on your own difficult or not as successful as you'd hoped, a prep course can put you through the paces and hold you accountable. Complete with homework and in-class practice, prep classes can range from small groups to larger classes taught by test experts. Some school districts even offer after-school programs dedicated to ACT or SAT prep. Gather Supplies To help reduce test day stress, gather everything you'll need the night before. Check the list of banned items - cellphones aren't permitted - to make sure you don't accidentally bring something you're not allowed to have. Ensure your bag is packed with your admission ticket, valid photo identification, several sharpened pencils with erasers, an approved calculator (with fresh batteries) and a watch, if allowed. Get a Good Night's Sleep and Eat Breakfast While it can be tempting to stay up late the night before the test to cram, you're likely to perform better with a full night's sleep. Sleep is important for retention, and eating a balanced breakfast before heading out the door can aid in your ability to focus. To make your morning easier, prep breakfast before bed to keep an early morning from starting even earlier. Remember, the college admissions process involves more than just test scores. Visit for more education tips and information.

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Your Ophthalmologist Is Ready To See You (NAPSI)—When ophthalmologist Ruth Williams, MD, opened her office after shutting down early in 2020 due to the pandemic, she was surprised to see how many people had developed serious eye problems in just a few months. Preventive care is especially important in eye care because many common eye diseases can rob you of your good vision before you notice signs of trouble. “Far too often, we witness the consequences of patients entering the ophthalmologist’s office too late to avoid severe vision loss,” said Dr. Williams, a glaucoma specialist at the Wheaton Eye Clinic in the Chicago suburbs. “Protecting vision is such a high value thing.” The good news is ophthalmologists—medical and surgical physicians trained to recognize all the potential threats to vision— have figured out how to safely practice medicine in the era of COVID. Dr. Williams says most eye doctors hope not to shutter their offices again. EyeCare America Can Help If the cost of an eye exam is a concern, the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s EyeCare America program may be able to help. This national public service program provides eyecare through thousands of volunteer ophthalmologists for eligible seniors 65 and older, and those at increased risk for eye disease, mostly at no outof-pocket cost to the patient. As one EyeCare America patient said, “Because of your program, my vision will be saved. The doctor was professional, and the diagnosis was spot on. EyeCare America is a beautiful thing!” Who Should See an Ophthalmologist? The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends all adults have a comprehensive eye exam by age 40, and every year or two after age 65. Other reasons to see an ophthalmologist include: 1. If you are experiencing new symptoms, including blurry, wavy or blank spots in your field of vision. 2. If you injure your eye, even if it seems minor. Damage to the eye is not always obvious and may require treatment. 3. If you get eye injections for an existing eye disease and have not done so during COVID-19. You should contact your ophthalmologist now. continued on page 12

(NAPSI)—During 2020, for many Americans, home and work lives saw a major shift as people turned living space into workspace— and classrooms, and workout areas and even quarantine zones— resulting in a call for help to organize, downsize and streamline to professional organizers and productivity consultants. Expert Opinions In response, for January, GO (Get Organized and Be Productive) Month, the yearly celebration of all things organized and productive, the National Organization of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO) reached out to its more than 3,000 members to find out what their 2020 was like and what they anticipate for the new—and hopefully better—year. The survey shows a majority of members say their clients have a new or increased focus on being organized, because of the pandemic. “Our members saw a busy 2020, as families struggled to adjust to a new normal,” observed NAPO President-Elect Amy Tokos, CPO who said more than 64 percent of survey respondents saw an increased focus on organizational and productivity needs due to a new COVID-driven norm. “Whether it was about recreating a home environment that worked for every family member’s new needs to turning a temporary work area into a permanent one or maximizing their digital capabilities and, in some cases, actually moving to a brand-new home, 2020 was all about looking at our environments with fresh eyes as our needs changed.” Surprising Suggestions The survey also found that NAPO members, who routinely handle a wide range of client requests, were asked to take on some very unusual tasks in 2020, including: • Organizing one client’s 387 pairs of shoes • Overseeing the sale of a large collection of mounted animal heads and stuffed animal bodies • Arranging the sale of 400 Steiff teddy bears • Staging a tree house for a client putting their home on the market • Packing up a client’s husband’s ashes to dispose of • Organizing a closet packed with hundreds of paper and plastic bags Future Tasks Looking ahead to 2021, it’s already showing promise to be as busy as 2020, NAPO professionals predict that the most requested services will be: decluttering and downsizing (35%); productivity coaching for an in-home work environment (17%); packing/unpacking for a move (16%); and creating a new space for work, home or hobby (13%). “While we are all optimistic that the pandemic will come to an end this coming year, we are all still adapting to the lifestyle changes and new work-from-home norms,” said Tokos. “Hiring a NAPO professional to help with changes you want to make in life is the same as hiring a personal trainer or financial advisor. We abide by a strict code of ethics and discretion. We don’t judge—we help. Who wouldn’t want judgment-free support during this challenging time?” Learn More - If you’ve resolved to get more organized and productive in the new year offers a directory to find professional organizers or productivity consultants locally or virtually.

Alfred Moritz Artho, 94, died peacefully, 21 January. His wife, Anna, of 66 years at his side. Alfred was born in 1926 in Steinach, Switzerland. He graduated from Swiss Agriculture College and served 4 years in the Swiss Army Mountain Logistics Cavalry to the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Alfred immigrated to the USA aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth in 1950 to the Condor’s Nest Ranch near Pala where he worked as a ranch hand for 2 years. He was invited to work at the Santa Ysabel Ranch for an additional 2 years. He returned to Switzerland aboard the HMS Queen Mary and married his sweetheart, Nurse--Anna Balmer in October 1954. The couple immigrated and arrived in New York on the 4th of July 1955. With the sponsorship of the Cauzza Family, Anna and Alfred settled back at the Santa Ysabel Ranch where he worked as a dairy herdsman for 48 years. They raised eight children getting them through college. He assisted his wife in her daycare business from 1970 through 2015 and many of Santa Ysabel’s children passed through their home’s doors. Alfred was a gifted soloist and could be heard singing “Ave Maria” at dozens of weddings and funerals. He loved his Lord and Savior and served dutifully at the Santa Ysabel Indian Mission as music minister and organizer. Alfred is survived by his wonderful wife Anna, children Alfred and wife Donna, Cornel and wife Shelby, Lucy and husband James, Benno and wife Debra, Marianne and partner Nam, Beatrice and husband Paul, Toni and wife Rachel, Daniel and wife Sandy, and eleven grandchildren. Funeral Mass to be held 11 a.m. ,29 January, at the Santa Ysabel Indian Mission. Rosary and visitation start prior to Mass for 3 hours. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Santa Ysabel Indian Mission, or, or (Father Joe’s Village). Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary and Cremation Service is assisting the family.

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Back Country Happenings

Registrar Of Voters Michael Vu Named County Assistant Chief Administrative Officer

by Tracy DeFore, County of San Diego Communications Office “I am eager to contribute in any way to the goals of the County and to work with the Chief Administrative Officer and the Board of Supervisors on the most pressing issues that the County faces.” said Vu. “Having dedicated myself to public service for 24 years in conducting elections, I am looking forward to bringing those experiences with me in this new role.” As Vu takes on his new responsibilities, he will also


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A face familiar to many in election and media circles, Registrar of Voters Michael Vu is now taking on the responsibilities of Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for the County of San Diego. Vu began his new role Jan. 8 after working for the County for nearly 14 years, the last eight as Registrar. The Chief Administrative Office is responsible for implementing policy decisions from the Board of Supervisors. The office also manages day-to-day operations.

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Julian Community Planning Group 2nd Monday Every Month Town Hall - 7pm Architectural Review Board 1st Tuesday of the Month Julian Town Hall Downstairs - 7pm Julian Chamber of Commerce Mixer - 2nd Thursday of Month Board - 3rd Thursday of Month Town Hall - 6pm 760 765 1857 Julian Community Services District Third Tuesday of every month at 10:00 A.M. at the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office, Julian Substation, Public Meeting Room, 2907 Washington Street, Julian Julian Women’s Club 1st Wednesday - 1pm 2607 C Street information: 619.504.6301 Julian Historical Society The Witch Creek School House and the Julian Stageline Museum are open the first weekend of the month 11am to 4pm. Historical presentations, 4th Wednesday of the Month - Julian Historical Society Building, 2133 4th Street - 7pm Julian Arts Chorale Rehearsals at JCUMC Monday @ 6:15pm Second and Fourth Wednesdays Feeding San Diego Julian Library parking lot - 9:30am Shelter Valley CC - 11:30am Fourth Wednesday Julian Indivisible Community United Methodist

Church of Julian - 2pm Julian Historical Society Witch Creek School - 7pm Every 2nd and 4th Thursday Julian Lions Club 7pm downstairs at the town hall Every Sunday (Weather permitting) Julian Doves and Desperados historic comedy skits at 2 pm – In front of the old Jail on C Street


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• On Jan. 25, 1776, the Continental Congress authorizes the first national Revolutionary War memorial in honor of Gen. Richard Montgomery, who had been killed during an assault on Quebec on Dec. 31, 1775, one of the first generals of the American Revolution to lose his life on the battlefield. • On Jan. 30, 1835, Andrew Jackson becomes the first American president to experience an assassination attempt. Richard Lawrence, an unemployed house painter, shot at Jackson, but his gun misfired. A furious 67-year-old Jackson confronted his attacker, clubbing Lawrence several times with his walking cane. • On Jan. 29, 1845, Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem "The Raven," beginning "Once upon a midnight dreary," is published in the New York Evening Mirror. • On Jan. 28, 1855, the Panama Railway, which carried thousands of unruly gold miners to California via the dense jungles of Central America, dispatches its first train across the Isthmus of Panama. The Panama Canal would parallel the railway 50 years later. • On Jan. 31, 1944, D-Day is postponed until June when several key leaders agreed that there would not be enough ships available by May. D-Day would later be postponed once more, by a single day due to high winds. Finally, on the morning of June 6, the long-awaited invasion of France began. • On Jan. 27, 1965, the Shelby GT 350, a version of a Ford Mustang developed by American auto racer Carroll Shelby, is launched. The sports car featured a 306 horsepower V-8 engine and remained in production through the end of the 1960s. • On Jan. 26, 1970, U.S. Navy Lt. Everett Alvarez Jr. spends his 2,000th day in captivity in Southeast Asia. First taken prisoner when his plane was shot down Aug. 5, 1964, during one of the first bombing raids over North Vietnam, he became the longest-held POW in U.S. history. © 2021 Hearst Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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by Michele Harvey

How Are You Hanging On

by Kiki Skagen Munshi

Winter Weather - Oh Joy It’s snowing and the cats are Not Happy. Frolicking in snow has never been a favorite feline pastime. The cats complain because their defective human doesn’t make it go away. Right now. The horses aren’t happy, either, since the snow hides the grass they like to munch, supplementing their hay in winter. They won’t starve but their palates are bored. The Boys complain a lot about Bored Palates. The chickens could care less. The human reaction is mixed. Snow is exciting. Snow is beautiful Snow is fun. Snow is also cold. Fingers freeze putting blankets on the horses and it’s necessary to step carefully when slogging down to the barn. The first day is exciting and lovely; the second day it’s good to stay inside and do Inside Things. The third day the road is usually passable but the highway is clogged end to end with visitors so we stay home anyway. If it goes on longer than three days we become ill-tempered. But for the moment it is snowing and beautiful, the cats are whining, and it’s time to go put blankets on the horses and cater to their Bored Palates. Then to come back and have a glass of wine. Maybe several glasses of wine. Here’s to Weather.

5 Tips To Protect Seniors From Financial Scams Right Now

“Aging resiliently requires planning ahead and not shying away from difficult conversations,” says Long. “We have to talk with our older loved ones about the risks, the warning signs and prevention -- and we have to keep talking.” (StatePoint) Social isolation among seniors is not only linked to numerous negative health consequences like depression and cardiovascular disease, but it’s also a primary contributing factor in financial exploitation and scams. Estimated to affect one in 10 older adults and cost billions annually, the threat of elder financial fraud is pervasive, and especially so right now. With seniors more isolated than ever due to the pandemic and stimulus checks being sent to millions of Americans nationwide, experts suggest that seniors and their families be extra vigilant. “Scammers look for key time periods where money and private financial information are in motion. Not only is IRS fraud one of the most common and successful types of scams that exists, as a general rule, additional money equates to additional fraud,” says Ron Long, head of Aging Client Services at Wells Fargo. “Scammers are banking on the fact that many seniors are apart from families and friends due to COVID-19. When someone is alone, physically or socially, they often miss out on the added benefit of a second pair of eyes and ears.” Compounding the risks associated with isolation is the number of seniors who feel their chances of falling victim to a financial scam is unlikely. According to a recent Wells Fargo study conducted by The Harris Poll, 69 percent of all seniors age 60 and above believe they’re not likely to be susceptible to a financial scam, despite nearly all seniors (97 percent) acknowledging that older people are very or somewhat susceptible to becoming a victim. When asked about their peers, the poll found that 47 percent of all seniors knew someone who had already fallen victim to a scam. “The results indicate what most of us want -- the ability to age relatively unaffected from the realities associated with aging,” says Dr. Marti DeLiema, a gerontologist and consultant for Wells Fargo’s Aging Client Services. “The problem is that when someone doesn’t feel they’re at risk, they’re unlikely to take precaution.” To better protect seniors from elder financial fraud and abuse, consider these tips from Wells Fargo: 1. Don’t wait for a crisis. Seniors should speak with trustworthy family members about financial plans, as well as consult them when something doesn’t feel right. 2. Stay up-to-date. Seniors and families should draft and periodically update legal documents such as wills, healthcare directives and powers of attorney. 3. Automate. Seniors should consider signing up for direct deposit, automatic bill pay and large transaction alerts. 4. Prioritize security. Seniors should keep checks and credit cards locked away, and update passwords when information is compromised. They should also carefully review credit reports, account statements and bills for unusual activity or charges. 5. Be aware. Families can help seniors stay aware of the latest and most common scams, as well as help them identify potential red flags, including: • Alleged emergency situations involving family members, often grandchildren, requiring immediate payment. • Lottery winnings requiring upfront cash payment for taxes and other fees. • Phone calls from alleged government agencies, such as Social Security, threatening arrest or penalties. For more information on fraud prevention, visit *** The thing I like about baseball is that it's one-on-one. You stand up there alone, and if you make a mistake, it's your mistake. If you hit a home run, it's your home run. — Hank Aaron ***

We began experiencing the covid-19 virus nearly a year ago here in the United States. I know people who still call it the China Virus. However, China just had their first case in months while we have had over 400,000 deaths. That doesn’t sound like a China virus to me. I know the first patient came from China, but that person didn’t spread the virus like wildfire and neither did our governor who wants us to lock down because people keep doing unsafe activities and spreading the virus. As I write this, San Diego is in a 14 plus percent positive test results. We have to remain below 7% to drop out of this purple tier and begin to open up some of our businesses. How many people out there would like to get their hair cut or colored, or get a manicure or pedicure, legally? I get angry at the people who refuse to wear masks. I know they aren’t comfortable because I wear mine when I’m in public. Those people are incredibly selfish and disrespectful of the rest of us. A few years ago I contracted Pneumonia and I wore a mask back then so it didn’t get worse the few times I couldn’t avoid going out and away from home. As the old saying goes, It’s better to be safe than sorry. These days I’m scared of the new variants of Covid because I hear they hit faster and stronger. They are more contagious, and they kill faster. They have come from the UK, not from China. Viruses mutate and Covid-19 is definitely mutating. I’m seventy years old and already have a few health issues so I have made up my mind that if I get Covid, I’m gone. I don’t mean to sound morbid, but facts are facts. People who don’t wear masks, people who don’t keep their hands clean and people who don’t keep a proper distance are hurting my chances of living a long life. They are also hurting the chances of many other people that they come in contact with. People in my family have often lived into their nineties. I don’t want to die from some disease that could have been prevented if a person I was close to didn’t wash their hands or wear a mask. You can buy breathable masks. Just look for them. Meantime, at my house, I’m looking for projects that I can do to move things around and to move things out. Since I have had Essential Tremors long enough to know they aren’t going to improve, I am beginning to give away items that I used to use when I made crafts. I gave away a lot of small bottles of craft paints to the Op Shop on Hollow Glenn Road; I gave probably fifty yards of laces to a crafty friend and ribbons to another friend. I can still sew on my machine, but my energy has been heading more toward changing how our house looks without having to spend any money. I recently found a large paper shopping bag with about one hundred CDs in it. I don’t know how long they have been there, so chances are good that I will be very willing to give a lot of them away to the OP Shop so they can make money for the Julian Elementary School Pathways program. I’ve come to a point in my life where I really enjoy giving my things away. Books. I still have way too many books, so I’m sorting through them again and have filled three boxes of books for the Friends of the Julian Library to sell. I just have too many things. I own too much stuff and with my Essential Tremors I need to concentrate on what I can find pleasure in doing and take away the reminders of what I need to forget about ever doing again. At first it was difficult for me to part with things that had brought me joy, thinking I will get better; but I will never get better so I decided that these things could be more useful or more loved somewhere else. One thought that helped me was thinking back on all of the times when I worked in gift shops. Older ladies would tell me that they couldn’t buy something they really liked because they owned too many things already, and their children weren’t interested in receiving the things that these women could pass down to them. I used to tell them to sell their goods or give them to thrift stores or local rummage sales so their treasures could become someone else’s treasures and help people in need at the same time. That is what I’m doing now. Our house is so full of stuff that a person walking in for the first time couldn’t tell that I’ve given away so many things. I found that in my lifetime, through a less than wealthy childhood and going through two divorces I either didn’t have what others had, or what I had was taken from me. Because of that or for whatever reasons in the past twenty years with Mike I have become a hoarder. Mike is a hoarder too. Because we are hoarders, we don’t have a house with nice clean lines inside and that is what I hope for. Meantime, as I search through boxes, bags and corners, I am sometimes able to say “Oh that’s where you are!” Clearing things out or at least straightening things out can actually be a fun treasure hunt. These are my thoughts.

Hints For Home Buyers

3 Ways To Get The House You Want (NAPSI)—Over five million homes are sold in America every year, according to realtors. If you’d like one of them to be yours, there are a few facts you should know. In a perfect world, you’d fall in love with a new home, submit an offer, and have the seller accept it. The world, however, is rarely perfect. So how can you make your offer stand out when there’s competition for the home you want? Here are three hints that can help. 1. Shorten the timeline: Sellers want to move on. Offering a quick close lets them get to their own new home sooner and alleviates worries about the transaction falling through. Removing contingencies is a strategy to fast-track the closing timeline. You can work with your agent to determine whether waiving contingencies is a good option in your situation. 2. Make a cash offer: Nothing appeals to sellers like cash. When you offer cash instead of getting a mortgage, you eliminate the time for the mortgage to close. You also remove the risk of the mortgage loan not going through. Don’t have the cash? There are still options. Companies such as Flyhomes make the cash offer on your behalf, close with the seller, then sell the home to you at the same price after your mortgage is finalized. That firm also supplies you with a Client Advisor who is your coach from start to finish. You’re supported by specialists for touring, research and more. Plus they’ll help you deal with title and escrow. 3. Find out why the seller is selling: A great real estate agent will tailor your offer to the seller’s goals. A seller who’s lived in a home for a long time is likely looking for a buyer who will cherish the home as much as they did. In that case, you might choose to write a letter to the seller to accompany your offer. On the other hand, the home may be owned by an investor, who will be most interested in selling to the buyer with the highest price and best terms. Learn More: For further facts and tips on buying a home, go to

Financial Tips To Help Prepare For The Unexpected (Family Features) Over the past year, most people have noticed how truly unpredictable life can be. While it's impossible to predict what the next few months have in store, practicing a few fundamental financial skills can help you and your family prepare for whatever comes next. "According to a survey by Bank of America, 42% of Americans say their top financial goal over the next three months is to increase their savings," said April Schneider, head of consumer and small business products at Bank of America. "The pandemic has highlighted the importance of building a safety net. Whether you're looking to improve your current financial habits or starting from scratch, the most important thing is to make a plan that fits your needs and to stick with it." Consider these tips from Schneider: Track your expenses. Review your expenses, big and small, and separate them into categories like groceries, transportation, utilities and entertainment. Then total the amounts in each category to get a better picture of your monthly expenses. Knowing how much you spend each month is the first step toward finding money to save. Make a plan and set a budget. Categorize your expenses into wants versus needs. Groceries, rent and mortgage payments are examples of needs while streaming services are a want. Compare your expenses against your total household income to figure out if you have money left over to save or if you can find money to save by reducing your spending on nonessentials. For example, keep an eye out for phantom charges - or reoccurring payments - you may no longer need and redirect that money into savings. "If you're already saving, that's great," Schneider said. "Review your behaviors and see if there's room for improvement. It's also not too late if you haven't begun saving - everyone has to start somewhere." Also keep in mind your budget is meant to adapt with your circumstances, so make sure you're updating your budget as your life changes.

Make savings automatic. Saving can fit seamlessly into your everyday life when you set up automatic transfers from a checking to a savings account. Take a look at available tools for other ways to save, like the Keep the Change program, which rounds the change up to the nearest dollar for everyday purchases you make with a Bank of America debit card and transfers the difference to your savings account. Saving automatically helps prepare you for the future without adding to your to-do list. You can start small by automatically transferring a few dollars each week. Build an emergency fund. Take a look at your current expenses versus total income to identify any extra wiggle room where you can save. Next put your emergency savings in a separate, but accessible, account to avoid temptation and accidental overspending. "When building an emergency fund, I recommend saving enough money to cover 3-6 months of expenses," Schneider said. "Contributing to an emergency fund keeps saving a priority and ensures you have financial flexibility should the unexpected occur." Use spending tools for savvy savings. Being a better saver means becoming a smarter spender. While looking for deals and price shopping can be helpful, there are times when it's better to spend a little more for quality. For example, buying a more costly refrigerator may pay off in the long run compared to buying a cheaper option that could break down after a few months. Another way to be a smarter spender is by earning rewards on your everyday purchases. Whether you've seen your costs shift from in-person to delivery services, using a card that adapts and rewards your spending can be a valuable asset. With an option like the Bank of America Cash Rewards credit card, you can earn 3% cash back in a category of your choosing, such as dining, and redeem rewards in a way that's best for you. For example, according to survey data, the average customer spent $172 on food or delivery services in July 2020 - up 63% from the previous year. As a Preferred Rewards member, you could boost your credit card rewards by 25-75%. Simply by redeeming your rewards into your Bank of America savings account, you can put more money away for the future by making everyday purchases. While you may not know what the future holds, planning and actively taking steps can help you feel more secure and prepared for whatever it brings. Find more tips at

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soups. “SOUPified” was released to coincide and celebrate National Soup Month, as well as inspire readers during another season of sheltering in place. Chef, culinary consultant and rising social media star (50k with a bullet), Di Pietro didn’t set out to create the perfect response to another snowy pandemic winter season, but that’s precisely what she did with her new book. “I once read that every good soup tells a story,” Michele says.

*** Too bad integration didn't come sooner, because there were so many ballplayers that could have made the major leagues. That's why, you look back, and - not to take away anything from Babe Ruth or some of those other guys - they didn't play against the greatest ballplayers in the world. — Hank Aaron ***

1. MOVIES: Who was the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor? 2. ASTRONOMY: How many phases does the Moon go through each month? 3. MEDICAL: What are leukocytes? 4. TELEVISION: What are the names of the three animated “Powerpuff Girls”? 5. INVENTIONS: Who is credited with inventing the first battery? 6. GEOGRAPHY: What is the largest country in Africa in land area? 7. MEASUREMENTS: What does a Geiger counter measure? 8. LITERATURE: What item did the crocodile swallow in “Peter Pan”? 9. FOOD & DRINK: What is grenadine made from? 10. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a baby goat called? Answers on page 11

Chef’s Corner Soupify Your Supper January is National Soup Month, and I’ve been busy making homemade chicken stock in my slow cooker and using the flavorful broth as a base for several belly-warming bowls of soup. I’ve also enjoyed exploring new soup recipes, starting with a unique new cookbook. “SOUPified: Soups Inspired by Your Favorite Dishes” contains 31 cozy, comforting recipes -- one for every day of January. Created by Michele Di Pietro, it transforms supper recipes into

“So true! “These soups were born out of the quarantine period of the COVID-19 pandemic, when I spent countless days being cooped up in a one-bedroom New York City apartment with no outdoor space and a lot of extra time on my hands. I needed to focus on something positive, challenging and delicious,” she said. “I began by transforming a handful of favorite dishes into continued on page 11

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Porcelain Figurines

It took a bid of $1,220 to own this pair of Jacob Petit figurines, made about 1850. They were properly marked with the blue letters “JP.” Many small porcelain figures were made in France, Germany and England in the 18th century, and many were made to resemble the work of the German Meissen factory. Realistic figures dressed in the robes of an unfamiliar

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country, or vases with scenes and additional raised floral decoration were best sellers even if the factory marks were symbols or initials that were nearly unknown. Jacob Mardochee Petit (17961868) started a porcelain factory in Bellville, France, in 1830. He also bought another factory in Fontainebleau, then moved it to Avon in 1851. The company went out of business in 1862. Its early ware sold well, but in later years the firm concentrated on making Meissen and other copies. It made small figures and vases less than 6 inches high. The work in the 1850s was of lower quality and was less popular. But today Jacob Petit perfume bottles are favorites of perfume bottle collectors, and there seem to be a few in every perfume bottle auction. Many are unmarked. The best-known mark is the underglaze letters "JP" in blue or incised. Other marks are "JP" with a dot below and above the J and a dot below the P. There also

is a diamond-shaped mark with the letter J outside the left corner and the letter P outside the right. Beware, they are best known for making copies of Chinese Export, Sevres and Meissen pieces that have fooled many collectors. A pair of authentic 7 1/2-inch-high figures of a Sultan and Sultana in elaborate clothing sold at a 2019 Neal Auction in New Orleans for $1,220. *** Q: My stepdaughter has a Chatty Cathy doll that she received about 1970. We are wondering if it has any value. A: Chatty Cathy dolls were made by Mattel from 1960 until 1964. They were re-issued in 1969 and again in 1998-99. The original dolls were vinyl and 20 inches tall. They were available with blue or brown eyes, and blonde, brunette or red hair. Dolls made closer to 1964 had hard plastic faces. In played-with condition, 1960s Chatty Cathy dolls sell for $25 to $75. In mint

condition and in the original box, the value is closer to $100 to $150. The most expensive Chatty Cathy dolls are African American versions from the early 1960s. Examples of these dolls have sold from $450 to more than $800. *** CURRENT PRICES Lladro figurine, "Over the clouds," boy, airplane, bomber jacket, goggles, blue, No. 5697, box, 5 inches, $80. Baccarat perfume bottle, glass, opaque, pink, brass top, 4 1/2 inches, $120. Kate Greenaway glass dresser box, women, chatting, seated, blue, flowers, brass mount, C.F. Monroe, 4 x 6 inches, $420. Lalique vase, Orchidee, opalescent orchids, 6 1/2 x 8 inches, $650. *** TIP: When vacuuming an Oriental rug, don't push the sweeper too close to the fringe. Leave about 6 inches. The

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*** The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them. — Hank Aaron ***

1. What Canadian boxer, known for a powerful left-handed punch he called “The Smash,” lost two heavyweight

elimination bouts to Mike Tyson in 1991? 2. Renowned college basketball broadcaster Dick Vitale compiled a 34-60 record as head coach of what NBA team from 1978-79? 3. Italy’s Armin Zoggeler won six medals at the Winter Olympics from 1994-2014 competing in what sport? 4. What two New York Mets players reached the 30-30 club (30 home runs and 30 stolen bases) in the 1987 season? 5. What Los Angeles Sparks player was named both WNBA Rookie of the Year and MVP in 2008? 6. NBA great Shaquille O’Neal played the character of Neon Boudeaux in what 1994 basketball drama film starring Nick Nolte? 7. Name the Welsh golfer who won his lone major championship at the Masters in Answers on page 11 1991.

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Newspaper Fun!

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clergy serving Community United Methodist Church at 2898 Highway 78, Julian. Direct all questions and correspondence to: Faith and Living, c/o CUMCJ, PO Box 460, Julian, CA, 92036. (Opinions in this column do not necessarily express the views of Julian News, its editor, or employees.)


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The movie Dolphin Tale is based on a true story of significant and surprising healing. The most obvious healing takes place in a young dolphin whose tail is severely injured when she gets tangled in a crab trap. She is discovered, washed up on a beach in Florida, by a fisherman and an 11-year old boy named Sawyer in December 2005. A bond between the boy and the dolphin develops as the boy cuts her free from the ropes entangling her and whistles to her in response to the sounds she makes. Staff from a marine hospital take the dolphin to their facility. They name her “Winter”. At first, there is very little hope for her recovery. She doesn’t move or open her eyes or eat. It becomes clear that her tail is so severely damaged that it must be amputated to save her life. A turning point comes, when Sawyer comes to visit her. He begins whistling to her the same way he did the day he freed her from the crab trap and she responds. With his attention and encouragement, she opens her eyes, takes nourishment and in a of couple days starts to swim. Winter learns to swim without her tail, but the side to side motion that is necessary puts a strain on her spinal cord and again her life is threatened. Sawyer takes the initiative to find a prosthetic specialist who eventually develops a new prosthetic tail for Winter. Sawyer also needs healing when he and Winter meet but his wounds are less obvious. His father deserted him and his mother when he was only six years old and never calls or writes. Sawyer has become a sad, quiet boy, bullied and excluded at school, getting D’s and F’s in all his classes. The two people Sawyer is closest to are his mom and his cousin, Kyle. Kyle is a champion swimmer recently graduated from high school who hopes to go to the Olympics after serving a couple years in the Army. When Kyle leaves to serve in the Army, it throws Sawyer into greater isolation and hopelessness. Sawyer’s healing comes about through his connection to Winter. As is often the case, attending to the needs of someone else, helps draw him out of his own pain. His success with Winter, opens him up to forming relationships with the staff of the marine hospital. He even makes a friend with someone his own age. In the midst of Winter and Sawyer’s healing, Sawyer gets news that Kyle has been injured by an IED and is partially paralyzed. Now, Kyle needs healing in his body and spirit. Kyle’s healing is facilitated by reconnecting with his family and developing a relationship with Winter though he refuses help at first. Imagine how your life would be without help. Imagine all the things in life that you could not have achieved without the help of family, friends, gifted teachers, mentors and co-workers. Most of us have help with something every day. Help becomes even more essential when we are ill or injured. According to my faith, God wants us to participate in the healing of others even if they don’t seem to deserve it or appreciate us for it. As we help others heal, we usually find healing for ourselves. In recent years, there have been numerous incidents of young and troubled men killing multiple people in random acts of violence. Very likely, these men are profoundly wounded in mind and spirit. Typically, they are socially isolated and haven’t received the help they need. At one time or another, we all need some help. We need to be more willing to ask for and receive help. We also need to be on the lookout for people calling out in one way or another for help and do our best to help them. Cindy Arntson is ordained

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Match these weather superstitions and forecasts: (More than 1 superstition can have the same’ll see!) 1. If squirrels store large numbers of acorns 2. When frogs croak louder and faster A. it is going to rain. 3. If March comes in like a lion B. it will go out like a lamb. 4. When tree leaves flip over C. it is going to rain. 5. "Red sky at night, sailor's delight D. sailors take warning. Red sky in morning,... E. it will be a long, cold winter. 6. If animals grow heavy fur F. spring is far away! 7. If a groundhog awakens from hibernation G. it will be a long, hard winter. and sees sunshine and his shadow H. rain is coming. 8. When your bones ache Solution page 11

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Controlling Potassium When You Have Kidney Disease (Family Features) Foods high in potassium, an essential mineral and electrolyte, offer health and nutrition benefits. Potassium helps muscles, including the heart, expand and contract, but for people whose kidneys can't filter out excess potassium, its buildup can be deadly. Many foods, like bananas, have potassium, but some have more than others. For the 37 million Americans living with kidney disease, the American Kidney Fund's "Beyond Bananas" educational campaign stresses the importance of controlling and managing potassium levels for better health outcomes. High potassium, known as hyperkalemia, is one of the common and serious side effects of kidney disease. If you have kidney disease,

you are at risk for hyperkalemia because your kidneys can't remove the extra potassium in your blood. This can be dangerous as high potassium can cause heart attacks or even death. However, some people do not feel symptoms of high potassium until it's too late and their heart health worsens. If you do feel symptoms, some of the most common are tiredness or weakness, nausea, muscle pains or cramps, trouble breathing, unusual heartbeat and chest pains. For those with kidney disease, high potassium is not just a measurement at a point in time but rather a chronic condition. Some of the most common causes of high potassium in those who have kidney disease are eating high-potassium

foods, using a salt substitute that contains potassium, constipation, missing dialysis treatments and taking some medicines or herbal supplements. A food with 250 milligrams of potassium or more per serving is considered a highpotassium food. Some examples include bananas, grapefruits, dried fruits, potatoes, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, beans, most meats and fish, dairy products, nuts and chocolate. If you are on dialysis or your

doctor recommends you eat low-potassium foods, aim for a daily potassium goal of 2,500 milligrams and no more than 3,000 milligrams per day. Low-potassium foods include cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, bread, rice and pasta. Your doctor or dietitian may adjust these goals to fit your needs. High potassium can be controlled long-term by choosing the right foods, taking medicine and following simple tips such as these: * Ask your health care provider and dietitian to help you create a potassium management plan. * Call your insurance company to find out if your insurance plan covers nutrition counseling. * Use a potassium food guide

to help you select tasty, lower potassium food options. * Find low-potassium recipes, such as those in the American Kidney's Fund Kidney Kitchen. * Download a potassium tracker to monitor how much potassium goes into your body every day. * Talk to your health care provider about finding a potassium binder, a medicine that sticks to the potassium in your body and prevents some of it from being taken into your bloodstream. To learn more and help manage your potassium, visit KidneyFund. org/beyondbananas. The pitcher has got only a ball. I've got a bat. So the percentage in weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting. — Hank Aaron

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California Commentary

Election Integrity Still Matters

by Jon Coupal

This is neither a column about “Stop the Steal” or “there was no fraud.” At this point, whether there was a sufficient level of fraud to affect the outcome of the 2020 presidential election is a moot point. Nonetheless there were, and continue to be, legitimate concerns about election integrity in the United States. If this nation is to survive as a constitutional republic, those concerns must be addressed. The problem is that our nation is currently so divided that there exists little trust in any remedy that may be proposed by one side or the other. Just how deep is that mistrust? Consider this. In a Politico/Morning Consult poll taken shortly after November’s election, 70 percent of Republicans rejected the notion that it was conducted in a “free and fair” manner. Before the election, just 35 percent of Republicans held that belief. The shift was opposite among Democrats, where 95 percent believed the election was free and fair afterward, compared with 52 percent who said the same before the election. Despite this divide, there is a workable template for election reform that was the product of a bipartisan commission. Several of its recommendations are worthy of consideration. After the 2000 election debacle culminating in the Supreme Court case of Bush v. Gore, a Commission on Federal Election Reform was formed. It was a continuation of a previous commission created by former President Jimmy Carter. Cochairing the new commission was James A. Baker III, who served as Treasury Secretary in the Reagan administration and Secretary of State under President George H.W. Bush. The commission’s twenty-one members were a who’s who of political heavyweights and academics from across the political spectrum. In a 91-page report, the commission put forth 87 recommendations to secure fair elections. Key among these proposals was the recognition that voter ID laws are important to preserve election integrity. Granted, with the Covid-19 pandemic, there was a perceived need to rely heavily on mail-in voting last year, but that does not mean that we should ignore this important recommendation for future elections. Today, there is little consistency in voter ID laws. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 36 states either require or request voters to present identification at the polls. The conference says only six states have “strict” photo ID

requirements—Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. In its 2005 report, the Carter-Baker Commission recommended a five-year phase-in of voter ID standards nationwide: “To ensure that persons presenting themselves at the polling place are the ones on the registration list, the Commission recommends that states require voters to use the REAL ID card, which was mandated in a law signed by the President in May 2005.” Carter and Baker made the argument in a 2008 New York Times op-ed that “a free and fair election requires both ballot security and full access to voting.” They criticized everyone who has stood in the way – Republicans “who have not made it easy enough to acquire an ID,” Democrats who “have tended to try to block voter ID legislation outright,” courts that “have not been consistent” in their decisions, and individual judges who “have appeared to vote along partisan lines." The Carter-Baker Commission also raised concerns about mailin voting, stating, “Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.” This potential has led to widespread mistrust of election results heavily dependent on absentee voting, amplified when the results of absentee ballot tallies diverge significantly from the tallies of ballots cast in person. The commission emphasized the importance of securing the chain of custody for ballots, taking a shot at the practice of “ballot harvesting.” The report states, “State and local jurisdictions should prohibit a person from handling absentee ballots other than the voter, an acknowledged family member, the U.S. Postal Service or other legitimate shipper, or election officials. The practice in some states of allowing candidates or party workers to pick up and deliver absentee ballots should be eliminated.” Voter ID laws, strict oversight of absentee ballots, prohibitions against ballot harvesting and maintaining current and accurate voter rolls are critical to give citizens confidence that their votes won’t be diluted by fraud or by ballots from individuals not legally entitled to vote. Without that confidence restored, distrust in election outcomes could have disastrous consequences, as we recently witnessed. And no one wants that. *** Jon Coupal is the president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA).

• To train new operatives during the Cold War, the Soviets built fully functional replicas of American towns. Their residents consisted of retired deep-cover operatives who taught the trainees everything they needed to know about blending into American life. • In 1963, the Bronx Zoo had an exhibit called "The Most Dangerous Animal in the World." It was a mirror. • The U.S. Navy has a tradition that no submarine is ever considered lost at sea. Subs that don't return, including 52 lost during World War II, are considered "still on patrol." Every year at Christmas, sailors manning communications hubs send holiday greetings to those listed as still on patrol. • An outbreak of the common cold occurred at an Antarctic base after 17 weeks of complete isolation. • In the category of Best Song Titles Ever, country music stars Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty recorded a duet titled "You're the Reason Our Kids Are So Ugly." (Despite which fact, the lyrics make clear that the couple is still in love.) • After high school senior Allison Closs dressed up a cardboard cutout of Danny DeVito to go with her to prom, the actor returned the favor by bringing a cardboard cutout of Allison to the set of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." • A $3 million lottery winner was sentenced to 21 years in prison after using his winnings to finance a meth trafficking ring. • Actual town names in the U.S. include Rabbit Hash (Kentucky), Two Egg (Florida), Ding Dong (Texas) and Bacon (Delaware). • Ever have trouble finishing your veggies? Try taking a tip from Leigh Knight, who in 2006 sold an unwanted brussels sprout left over from his Christmas dinner for £1,550 ($2,100.72 USD) to aid cancer research. *** Thought for the Day: "May your coffee kick in before reality does." -- Unknown ® 2021 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Prepares You For Adventures Or Emergencies (StatePoint) The new normal and natural disasters are dominating the headlines. At the same time, consumers have embraced socially distant adventure travel. Whatever your reasons for wanting to be prepared, easy to carry, functional gear will prepare you for what’s to come. Here’s how:

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Some of the 11th hour environmental rule changes are easier to undo than others, but Joe Biden will take them one at a time. Credit: jlhervàs, FlickrCC. President Joe Biden has ambitious plans to make up for lost time with climate remediation and encouragement of the clean energy sector—including rejoining the Paris Climate Accord that Trump withdrew the U.S from in 2017. Biden will also be looking to clean up some shorter-term environmental messes left by the Trump White House in its final days. One of the more egregious of Trump’s last minute anti-environment moves is the “Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Strengthening Transparency in Pivotal Science Underlying Significant Regulatory Actions and Influential Scientific Information Rule,” a mouthful, for sure and innocent-sounding, perhaps: It stipulates that publicly released scientific data should take preference over studies that keep their data confidential. But, according to The Washington Post, many researchers and academic organizations say that the criteria “will actually restrict the EPA from using some of the most consequential research on human subjects because it often includes confidential medical records and other proprietary data that cannot be released because of privacy concerns.” Says Chris Zarba, former director of the EPA’s Science Advisory Board, in the same Post article: “It sounds good on the surface. But this is a bold attempt to get science out of the way so special interests can do what they want.” Another change pushed through by Trump at the last minute is a significant reduction in environmental and safety requirements for Arctic oil exploration. Native tribes there are especially incensed by this move, and have taken to social media in droves to win support against it. Given the sheer volume of public opposition, it will likely take many weeks before any auctions for these drilling rights leases could be finalized, thus giving the Biden administration a chance to take action before a disaster takes place. Similarly, Trump has also just proposed to strip protections from millions of acres of California’s desert to open up mining projects, which would destroy native ecosystems and conservation lands. California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein has already pledged to “work with the new administration to immediately block this rule change” which jeopardizes a bi-partisan desert conservation plan years in the making that carefully balances recreational use, energy production and preservation. On the bright side, President Biden has already issued executive orders for the U.S. to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord, to direct federal agencies to consider revising vehicle fuel economy and emissions standards, and to cancel permits for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. After cleaning up Trump’s mess, which could take anywhere from weeks to years, Biden also aims to implement his own omnibus climate package similar to the proposed Green New Deal. Biden’s plan calls for increasing electric vehicle usage, expanding wind and solar energy markets, creating millions of new jobs in sustainable energy, and paving the path to 100 percent clean energy by 2050. CONTACTS: Biden Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution & Environmental Justice, EarthTalk® is produced by Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss for the 501(c)3 nonprofit EarthTalk. See more at To donate, visit https// Send questions to:

Secure Packing Whether you’re backpacking on your favorite trail or evacuating from a disaster zone, knowing your gear is protected from mishaps and extreme weather is important. Keep organizational packing tools handy, such as Reusable Rubber Twist Gear Ties, that provide a versatile way to wrap and hang items. It may also be helpful to store a few Slidelock Aluminum S-Biners in your to-go bag to secure keys and water bottles. When it comes to waterproofing, gear should endure the harshest elements. That’s where options like the CorSurf 25L Waterproof Dry Backpack come into play. It floats and features special pockets to protect electronic equipment. Finally, expand your travel possibilities with a bag designed to adhere to TSA’s Liquids Rule for carry-ons, such as Nite Ize’s RunOff Waterproof 3-1-1 Pouch. Its gusseted bottom keeps travel-sized toiletries organized while protecting against leaks. Safe Water Safe tap water is not a given on outdoor adventure trips or during natural disasters when local water sources can become compromised. Having a low-maintenance, long-term means to filter water, whether sheltering in place or on the road, gives you peace of mind. Ultralight and durable, the LifeStraw personal water filter straw lasts for up to 1,000 gallons of water -- enough drinking water for an individual for over five years, and protects against bacteria, parasites, microplastics, dirt, sand and cloudiness. Another good choice for personal use --and great for hikes -- is the LifeStraw Go Insulated Stainless Steel water filter bottle, which not only protects against contaminants, but also keeps water cold for hours. With family or friends? Look for water filtration designed to accommodate many people, such as the LifeStraw Mission water purifier, which features a built-in backwashing system and removes viruses, bacteria and continued on page 11

“Dusty Britches” here along with the rain soaked and snow bound employees at the ole watering hole. Fishing ain’t great, but looking on the bright side the weatherman is predicting rain/snow for the next week. Children seem to love the wet times. Either they don’t know that it is cold and wet… like dogs… Or they are just damn happy to be out. There seems to be an increase in COVID deaths in the County, but a decrease in new positive cases… maybe that’s a good thing. We are trying to keep up with the visitors this week, but it is tuff when you only have 3 people working… just not enough fingers to plug all the holes in the dike. Some people really shouldn’t drive in the snow… It’s going to be a waterfowl hunter’s kind of day tomorrow with the

“duck day”. The way that I see things right now… we need the precipitation, no doubt about it… so bring it. The old Fire House is ending it’s make-over and will be ready for use soon. Stop by and take a look at it. “Annie” Stone, one of the characters out here at the Lake, has done a masterful job keeping the books balanced and made payroll every pay period, with some interesting challenges since the re-opening last spring by paying this and holding back on that… She makes the people who work here a priority and takes good care of them…..all, while putting up with a bunch of crap Hell, she juggles books so well, “Ringling Brothers” tried to get her to run away and join the circus… but she said “no thanks”, “I don’t like to travel now as much as I used to”. Annie looks a bit tattered sometimes at the end of the day, shaking her head with thoughts of the day’s challenges… after being in that washtub we affectionately call the dungeon… which is the District Office at the end of the day to pick up a bite to eat, or to cook, and share for dinner with her husband ,Tom. Cudo’s to you and all that you do from an appreciative bunch of dysfunctional employees. Snowing quite heavily now, so gotta go…”Happy Trails” ”Tight lines and Bent rods, take a kid fishin!” Dusty Britches

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parasites. Illumination Maintain visibility during power outages or when enjoying nature with battery-operated light sources. A durable, tactical flashlight is a must. Try the INOVA T8R Powerswitch Rechargeable Dual Color LED Flashlight to preserve night vision while pitching a tent or looking for the circuit breaker. For a hands-free option, consider a lightweight headlamp with a rechargeable battery. The Biolite HeadLamp 330 sits flush on the forehead and its moisturewicking fabric keeps the wearer cool and dry. Finally, let tools pull doubleduty. The Radiant 314 Rechargeable Lantern will not only illuminate your home or campsite, its built-in power bank

allows you to charge devices anywhere, handy for staying connected when it’s most vital. Protection From emergency uses (e.g. self-defense) to the mundane (e.g. slicing fruit), you never know when you’ll need the utility of a pocket knife. Pack light with the Nite Ize Doohickey Key Chain Knife. Its 2-inch blade offers everyday portability. Insect bites can be a major health hazard and an unwanted factor during weekend getaways or emergency scenarios. For naturally-derived DEET-free solutions, pack Natrapel Lemon Eucalyptus insect repellent. Individually-wrapped Natrapel Picaridin insect repellent wipes provide all-day protection from ticks and mosquitoes. A high-quality first aid kit is vital for any household and the Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Backpacker contains hospitalquality contents ideal for multi-

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SOUPIFIED CHICKEN MARSALA You can save time by using a 1 pound chopped, roasted or rotisserie chicken, and omitting the steps in the recipe for preparing and searing the raw chicken breast. Follow the recipe as directed for preparing the vegetables, and add the chopped roasted or rotisserie chicken into the pot along with the mushrooms and continue the recipe as directed. 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 2 cups diced shallots (about 4 shallots), or 1 small yellow onion, chopped 1 cup diced celery (about 3 to 4 ribs) 1 1/2 cups dry Marsala wine or grape juice 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 pound white mushrooms, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes, drained 1/4 cup heavy cream 2 cups cooked egg noodles or rice, optional 1. Pat chicken breasts dry with paper towel and season both sides with 1 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. Dredge breasts in 1/2 cup flour until coated on both sides. Shake off any excess flour. Set chicken aside on a plate. 2. Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in 6-quart pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Transfer chicken breasts to pot and sear until browned on both sides (about 3 to 4 minutes per side). The chicken does not need to be fully cooked at this point. Transfer seared breasts to cutting board and let them rest for 3 minutes. Then cut them into bite-sized pieces (about 3/4-inch


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dice). Set aside. 3. Add remaining 3 tablespoons butter to pot and melt over medium heat. Add shallots or onions and celery, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables have softened a bit, stirring occasionally. 4. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup flour on top of shallot mixture; stir to coat, and continue stirring for 1 to 2 minutes while flour cooks. Gradually pour in wine or grape juice, and whisk mixture quickly to fully incorporate flour into liquid until smooth. Then stir to loosen and scrape up any browned bits on bottom of pot. 5. Add broth, mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, the remaining salt and pepper, and reserved chicken. Mix until all ingredients are well combined. 6. Cover pot and bring mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Simmer, partially covered, until celery is soft and chicken is fully cooked (if using the seared chicken breasts, about 15 minutes). 7. Reduce heat to low. Then, whisk in cream and cook for another 3 minutes while stirring. Stir in the cooked egg noodles or rice, if desired. Remove the soup from the heat and serve immediately. Makes 6-8 servings. ***

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2021-9000230 a) WYNOLA PIZZA & BISTRO b) WYNOLA FINER WINES & SPIRITS c) JULIAN FINER WINE & SPIRITS d) WYNOLA PIZZA EXPRESS 4355 Hwy 78, Julian, CA 92036 (PO Box 1449, Julian, CA 92036) The business is conducted by A Limited Liability Company - Wynola Springs LLC, 3455 Hwy 78. Julian, CA 92036. THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH ERNEST J. DRONENBURG JR., RECORDER/ COUNTY CLERK OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON January 8, 2021. LEGAL: 08685 Publish: January 13, 20 and Fedruary 3, 10, 2021


Case Number: 37-2021-00001501-CU-PT-CTL

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF: GASS-RAAGE AHMED GASS HERSI FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER: GASS-RAAGE AHMED GASS HERSI HAS FILED A PETITION FOR AN ORDER TO CHANGE NAMES FROM: GASS-RAAGE AHMED GASS HERSI TO: GASS ADAM HERSI IT IS ORDERED that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court in Department 61 of the San Diego County Superior Court at the address shown (1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA 92101) on FEBRUARY 25, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., and show cause, if any, why the petition for a change of name should not be granted. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE be published in the Julian News, a newspaper of general circulation published in this county, at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the day of the hearing. THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COURT CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT ON January 13, 2021. LEGAL: 08686 Publish: January 27 and February 3, 10, 17, 2021


Case Number: 37-2021-00002214-CU-PT-CTL





IT IS ORDERED that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court in Department 61 of the San Diego County Superior Court at the address shown (1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA 92101) on FRBRUARY 18, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., and show cause, if any, why the petition for a change of name should not be granted. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE be published in the Julian News, a newspaper of general circulation published in this county, at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the day of the hearing. THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COURT CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT ON January 5, 2021.

IT IS ORDERED that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court in Department 61 of the San Diego County Superior Court at the address shown (1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA 92101) on MARCH 3, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., and show cause, if any, why the petition for a change of name should not be granted. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE be published in the Julian News, a newspaper of general circulation published in this county, at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the day of the hearing. THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COURT CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT ON January 19, 2021.

LEGAL: 08683 Publish: January 20, 27 and February 3, 10, 2021

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4. If you’ve put off surgery, such as cataract surgery, during COVID-19.You should contact your ophthalmologist. Safety Procedures During COVID Ophthalmologists have taken many steps to create a safe environment during the pandemic. Your ophthalmologist is probably ready for you. Here is what you should expect to see: • The clinic is likely to restrict the number of people who enter. If you don’t need someone to be there with you, don’t bring anyone to your appointment. • The clinic may ask you to wait outside or in your car, instead of in the normal waiting room. • Expect to see hand sanitizer when you enter the building and in the waiting room and exam rooms. • Expect to be asked to wear a mask. • Chairs will be spaced out to accommodate social distancing. • Cleaning will occur more frequently throughout the clinic. • As usual, exam rooms and equipment will be thoroughly cleaned after every patient exits. • Expect to be asked a series of questions to determine your risk profile. • Expect someone will take your temperature. • Your ophthalmologist may use a special plastic breath shield on the slit lamp machine they use to look into your eyes. • Your eyecare professionals may ask you to wait to speak until after your eye exam is complete. Then they can talk with you and answer questions when they can be a safe distance from you. Learn More For more information regarding EyeCare America and to see if you or someone you care for qualify, visit

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Case Number: 37-2021-00000519-CU-PT-CTL


Fictitious Business Name Filings Published for only $30

We send a proof of publication to the County Clerk with a copy mailed to you, for your records.

IT IS ORDERED that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court in Department 61 of the San Diego County Superior Court at the address shown (1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA 92101) on MARCH 3, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., and show cause, if any, why the petition for a change of name should not be granted. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE be published in the Julian News, a newspaper of general circulation published in this county, at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the day of the hearing. THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COURT CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT ON January 6, 2021.

Name Change Orders Published for only $50

We send a proof of publication to the Court with a copy mailed to you, for your records.

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LEGAL: 08688 Publish: January 27 and February 3, 10, 17, 2021

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Case Number: 37-2021-00000488-CU-PT-CTL

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LEGAL: 08687 Publish: January 27 and February 3, 10, 17, 2021

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