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Black History

The Jim Crow Legacy

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(weeks new positives) Julian = 99 (+7) ** Ramona = 2,287 (+19) ** Mt. Laguna = 2 Ranchita = 13 (+3) ** Warner Springs = 53 ** Santa Ysabel = 57 ** Borrego Springs = 125 (+6) ** Descanso = 72 (+0) ** Alpine = 1,025 (+25) ** Poway = 2,164 (+26) Lakeside = 1530 (+46) ** Total Confirmed cases in Unincorporated San Diego County = 34,882 a total rise of 2,076. ** The County has again furnished the information for all zip codes and we are able to track cases throughout the back country. 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

State Statistics

The 7-day positivity rate Statewide is 3.1% and the 14day positivity rate is 3.5%. As of February 21, providers have reported administering a total of 7,320,679 vaccine doses statewide. Numbers do not represent true day-to-day change as reporting may be delayed. The CDC reports that 8,832,770 doses have been delivered to entities within the state, and 9,264,515 vaccine doses, which includes the first and second dose, have been shipped. 52 counties in the Purple (widespread) Tier 3 counties in the Red (substantial) Tier – Del Norte, Mariposa, and Plumas 3 counties in Orange (moderate) Tier – Alpine, Sierra, and Trinity

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In order to increase the pace of COVID-19 vaccine distribution to those at greatest risk, the state is prioritizing individuals 65 and older to receive the vaccine as demand subsides among health care workers. This effort will help to reduce hospitalizations and safe lives. To sign up for a notification when you’re eligible for a vaccine, please visit For more information on the vaccine effort, visit the Vaccinate All 58 webpage.

County Statistics

San Diego County’s statecalculated, adjusted case rate is currently 22.2 cases per 100,000 residents and the region is in Purple Tier or Tier 1. The testing positivity percentage is 6.4%, placing the County in Tier 2 or the Red Tier. While the testing positivity rate for the County qualifies it for the Red Tier, the state uses the most restrictive metric – in this case the adjusted case rate – and assigns counties to that tier. Therefore, the County remains in the Purple Tier or Tier 1. The County’s health equity metric, which looks at the testing positivity for areas with the lowest healthy conditions, is 9.7% and it’s in the Purple Tier or Tier 1. This metric does not move counties to more restrictive tiers but is required to advance to a less restrictive tier.

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Jim Crow laws were a collection of state and local statutes that legalized racial segregation. Named after a Black minstrel show character, the laws—which existed for about 100 years, from the post-Civil War era until 1968—were meant to marginalize African Americans by denying them the right to vote, hold jobs, get an education or other opportunities. Those who attempted to defy Jim Crow laws often faced arrest, fines, jail sentences, violence and death. Black Codes The roots of Jim Crow laws began as early as 1865, immediately following the ratification of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States. Black codes were strict local and state laws that detailed when, where and how formerly enslaved people could work, and for how much compensation. The codes appeared throughout the South as a legal way to put Black citizens into indentured servitude, to take voting rights away, to control where they lived and how they traveled and to seize children for labor purposes. The legal system was stacked against Black citizens, with former Confederate soldiers working as police and judges, making it difficult for African Americans to win court cases and ensuring they were subject to Black codes. These codes worked in conjunction with labor camps for the incarcerated, where prisoners were treated as enslaved people. Black offenders typically received longer sentences than their white equals, and because of the grueling work, often did not live out their entire sentence. Ku Klux Klan During the Reconstruction era, local governments, as well as the national Democratic Party and President Andrew Johnson, thwarted efforts to help Black Americans move forward. Violence was on the rise, making danger a regular aspect of African American life. Black schools were vandalized and destroyed, and bands of violent white people attacked, tortured and lynched Black citizens in the night. Families were attacked and forced off their land all across the South. The most ruthless organization of the Jim Crow era, the Ku Klux Klan, was born in 1865 in Pulaski, Tennessee, as a private club for Confederate veterans. The KKK grew into a secret society terrorizing Black communities and seeping through white Southern culture, with members at the highest levels of government and in the lowest echelons of criminal back alleys. Jim Crow Laws Expand At the start of the 1880s, big cities in the South were not wholly beholden to Jim Crow laws and Black Americans found more freedom in them. This led to substantial Black populations moving to the cities and, as the decade progressed, white city dwellers demanded more laws to limit opportunities for African Americans. Jim Crow laws soon spread around the country with even more force than previously. Public parks were forbidden for African Americans to enter, and theaters and restaurants were segregated. Segregated waiting rooms in bus and train stations were required, as well as water fountains, restrooms, building entrances, elevators, cemeteries, even amusement-park cashier windows. Laws forbade African Americans from living in white neighborhoods. Segregation was enforced for public pools, phone booths, hospitals, asylums, jails and residential homes for the elderly and handicapped. Some states required separate textbooks for Black and white students. New Orleans mandated the segregation of prostitutes according to race. In Atlanta, African Americans in court were given a different Bible from white people to swear on. Marriage and cohabitation between white and Black people was strictly forbidden in most Southern states. It was not uncommon to see signs posted at town and city limits warning African Americans that they were not welcome there. Ida B. Wells As oppressive as the Jim Crow era was, it was also a time when many African Americans around the country stepped forward into leadership roles to vigorously oppose the laws. Memphis teacher Ida B. Wells became a prominent activist against Jim Crow laws after refusing to leave a first-class train car designated for white people only. A conductor forcibly removed her and she successfully sued the railroad, though that decision was later reversed by a higher court. Angry at the injustice, Wells devoted herself to fighting Jim Crow laws. Her vehicle for dissent was newspaper writing: In 1889 she became co-owner of the Memphis Free Speech and Headlight and used her position to take on school segregation and sexual harassment. Wells traveled throughout the South to publicize her work and advocated for the arming of Black citizens. Wells also investigated lynchings and wrote about her findings. A mob destroyed her newspaper and threatened her with death, forcing her to move to the North, where she continued her efforts against Jim Crow laws and lynching. Charlotte Hawkins Brown Charlotte Hawkins Brown was a North Carolina-born, Massachusetts-raised Black woman who returned to her birthplace at the age of 17, in 1901, to work as a teacher for the American Missionary Association. After funding was withdrawn for that school, Brown began fundraising to start her own school, named the Palmer Memorial Institute. Brown became the first Black woman to create a Black school in North Carolina and through her education work became a fierce and vocal opponent of Jim Crow laws. Isaiah Montgomery Not everyone battled for equal rights within white society—some DEHSIapproach. LBATSE chose a separatist 781Crow laws that Black and white people could Convinced by 0Jim not live peaceably together, formerly enslaved Isaiah Montgomery created the African American-only town of Mound Bayou, Mississippi, continued on page 8


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To the Editor The Feb 17 edition of the Julian News has been on a side-table in our home for several days and I finally read it cover to cover today. Some wonderful articles. The best this week is Michele Harvey's "My Thoughts" column, subtitled "A Tribute to My Husband." I have known Michele and her husband Mike for more than 20 years. The elements of her tribute are quite familiar to me; genuine, and heartfelt. The description of their relationship, going back to grade school years and continuing the past 20 years in Julian, is a wonderful tribute to a very special long time friendship. Valentine's Day is special in my marriage as well, mostly about simplicity and being together. Marriage is best, in fact, when one's spouse is one's best friend. But the day to day commitment to one another is what marriage is about. There is nothing but admiration for the constant commitment to one after day. Happy slightly early wedding anniversary day to you both in April. Ed Glass

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Health Tips To Navigate Year 2 Of The Pandemic (Family Features) After months of unfamiliar restrictions and guidelines, pandemic fatigue is affecting how some Americans protect their health. However, experts warn that diligence is still extremely important because new mutations and variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 are being discovered. The typical cold and flu season also brings added threats to people's health and wellness. "Staying diligent is one of the most important things we can do as we navigate through cold and flu season as well as the COVID pandemic," said family medicine physician Dr. Jennifer Caudle. Though you may still be spending more time at home, it's important to take proactive steps to maintain your health. Caudle offers these practical tips to help protect your health while you're waiting for vaccination eligibility amid the pandemic this cold and flu season. Avoid Exposure As COVID-19 continues to impact communities from coast to coast, there's no better time to avoid getting sick. Even if you catch a less serious illness like a cold or the flu, health care professionals in many areas are stretched thin. What's more, getting sick could compromise your immune system, making you more susceptible to a more serious infection. Minimizing your risk of exposure means limiting close contact with others outside your household, wearing a mask and washing your hands regularly with soap for at least 20 seconds. An alcohol-based sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol can substitute for hand washing, if necessary. Practice Self-Care Staying healthy isn't just about avoiding germs. Managing your physical health means keeping your body in top condition by eating right, exercising, getting enough sleep and ditching habits that can negatively impact your body, like smoking and excess drinking. It's also important to monitor your mental health since factors like stress and depression can take a physical toll that impacts your body's immune response. Pinpoint Symptoms If you get sick, it's important to pay close attention to your symptoms. However, this cold and flu season brings a unique variable with the possibility that your symptoms may actually stem from a mild case of COVID-19. Weather may also fuel stronger than usual allergy responses, so distinguishing between cold, flu, COVID-19 and allergy symptoms can be especially tricky. Testing may be necessary to get the proper diagnosis and ensure you're taking the right precautions to prevent the spread of any infection. If you have questions or concerns about your symptoms or about COVID-19, consult your health care professional. Treat Symptoms Depending on your diagnosis, a health care professional may suggest medication to help treat symptoms until your illness runs its course. There are a variety of products available over the counter that are commonly used to treat symptoms of respiratory viral infections. Many provide relief from multiple symptoms in a single dose. For example, an option like Mucinex DM lasts 12 hours when used as directed and contains dextromethorphan, which helps to control cough, and guaifenesin to help thin and loosen mucus. You can identify the right formula to provide relief based on symptoms you are experiencing by using the online tool at Mucinex. com, where you can also find more information regarding self-care remedies.

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Julian High School Senior Spotlight

Each week leading up to graduation the Julian News is shinning a spotlight on the graduating senior class at Julian High School. In part because with the pandemic protocols students have not had the opportunities to show their talents as they might during a normal year, with all activities being curtailed.

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6. What words of advice would you give the class of 2022?

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11. What teacher do you feel has impacted your life the most?

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How To Raise A Healthy Eater At Every Stage Of Childhood (Family Features) Daily food choices can have a profound impact on overall health and well-being. Not only do healthy dietary patterns help maintain good health, they also reduce the risk of chronic diseases throughout all stages of life. The United States Department of Agriculture's Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025, and nutrition experts agree it is vital to establish healthy eating habits early and maintain them throughout childhood. "Research shows toddlers who eat a wide variety of foods are more likely to carry those habits into adulthood, so it's important to introduce and reinforce healthy eating habits from the time a child starts to eat solid foods," said Courtney Hines, KinderCare Learning Centers' registered dietitian. "In fact, the first two years of a child's life are often referred to as 'the golden window' because this is when kids are most open to trying new foods and flavors. By encouraging variety and healthy eating early in life, parents and families can dramatically reduce picky eating habits many toddlers and children develop over time while also helping their children develop balanced relationships with food they'll carry with them into adulthood." Consider these tips and tricks to try at home with kids of all ages to build healthy eating habits and excitement around trying new foods. Babies When babies are ready for solid foods, be sure to expose them to a wide variety of whole, unprocessed foods with varying flavors and textures. Start with soft foods like mashed potatoes, avocados, cooked rice and bananas until your children are ready for firmer solids. Toddlers Toddlers who turns up their noses at veggies or fruit may be more open-minded if they're an active participant in mealtime prep. Ask your children to pick one new fruit or vegetable and agree that you'll both taste it. Asking your children to describe the appearance, texture, taste and smell of the food can also be a fun way to build vocabulary. Preschoolers Around the 2- or 3-year mark, children become interested in investigating and learning. Engage their natural curiosity in the world around them by planting a small vegetable, fruit or herb garden for your tiny chefs to tend to - it can be as simple as a windowsill garden. Gardening helps children understand where healthy, nutritious foods come from. Plus, children are more likely to eat what they've grown, which means more fruit and veggies in their diets. School-agers The kitchen is chock-full of learning opportunities for all ages. School-agers can work on their math skills as they measure ingredients for recipes. "Cooking together also gives parents an opportunity to talk about nutrition in terms children can understand," Hines said. "For example, carbohydrates, like bread, provide energy for our bodies and brains. When we eat carbohydrates, our bodies store them for later. That's why we're having whole-grain pancakes for breakfast, so you have the energy you need to fuel your brain and body all morning." For more tips about building healthy eating habits with children of all ages, visit

from City News Service, Inc. in sports has had both a physical San Diego Superior Court Judge Earl H. Maas III, who heard arguments Friday afternoon from attorneys representing the state, county and the two student athletes, agreed with the plaintiffs in his written ruling that young athletes were not at greater risk of contracting or transmitting COVID-19 than their professional or collegiate counterparts. Maas wrote that he was not persuaded by arguments from the state and county that professional and collegiate teams represented a lower risk of spreading the virus due to their being far fewer pro and college teams. “The game is the same, the risk of spread is similar, the youth are already practicing and with school closures or limitations on attendance, youth are isolated,” Maas wrote. Maas briefly referenced the new guidelines issued by the state, but wrote that “competent evidence was not provided to the court in this regard” at Friday’s hearing and thus he declined “to anticipate what the (state) `may’ do in the coming week.” The ruling came hours after state leaders announced the new state guidance, which allows counties that reach the 14-case threshold to resume basketball, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, rowing/crew, soccer and water polo. Under the state guidelines, resuming football, rugby and water polo will also require weekly COVID testing of players — aged 13 and above — and coaches, with test results made available within 24 hours of a competition. Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state would absorb the cost of the required testing. The guidance applies to all forms of organized youth sports, including school and community programs, and private clubs and leagues. Newsom said the combination of school closures and the inability for youth to participate

and mental health impact, “in profound and significant and in many cases deleterious ways.” He said the downward trends in COVID cases in California prompted the state to move forward with a resumption of youth sports. “We are now confident … that we can get youth sports moving again in the state of California, get competition moving again in the state of California with, as always, caveats,” he said. “None of us are naive. … Despite those very encouraging trends, we still need to be cautious until we reach herd immunity.” San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said the county was ready and waiting to resume youth sports safely. “We have seen considerable progress on vaccines and lower cases, and this is a positive step forward in our recovery,” he said. “I applaud Governor Newsom, and commend Ron Gladnick who has been a great partner in working with my office, the governor and our public health experts to see progress in the effort to let our kids play.” Gladnick is the head football coach of Torrey Pines High School and has been a vocal advocate for letting youth sports resume. He sent a tweet thanking Fletcher, Supervisor Jim Desmond and former Republican candidate for governor John Cox for working across ideological lines on the issue. “It’s awesome when people can put small differences aside to serve a higher purpose like kids,” he wrote. Currently Julian has their Cross Country Team competing, they traveled to Mountain Empire last Thursday: Womens Results 1. Jessica Bakken 24:06 Julian 2. Elizabeth Denny 25:23 Julian 3. Caitlyn Noland 27:01 Mountain Empire 4. Noelani Vatthauer 29:35 Julian continued on page 5

From The Supervisor’s Desk

Notes from Supervisor Joel Anderson Law Enforcement Officers Should Receive the Covid-19 Vaccination “Shocked and disappointed.” That was the response local law enforcement had to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voting down my proposal to immediately vaccinate law enforcement personnel. Only Supervisor Jim Desmond joined me in voting to protect cops against COVID-19. Current County criteria calls for emergency responders who perform CPR to be placed in the top tier for COVID-19 vaccinations. This includes EMTs, firefighters and lifeguards. But not law enforcement officers. County officials insist they are following the direction of the State of California, but the Governor and state officials have made it very clear that local Counties have full discretion where to tier individual groups. In fact, 27 other counties already vaccinate law enforcement officers. About 10,000 lives are saved every year because of the emergency responsiveness of law enforcement officers who routinely respond to individuals requiring medical attention and CPR measures. These officers are exposed to people that have contracted COVID-19 and, without vaccination, not only are our cops at risk, but so are their medical counterparts, their coworkers, and their families. It is important to know that there are about 4,000 front-line local law enforcement officers who would be prioritized for immediate vaccination. This includes those who patrol our streets and neighborhoods. Those opposed to allowing cops to be vaccinated now say it will put others more vulnerable, such as the elderly, at risk. And while admittedly there is a shortage of vaccine, the County of San Diego has the capacity to vaccinate 25,000 people a day and has already vaccinated about 500,000 people. By prioritizing police, we would at most delay some others receiving vaccinations by only a few days. But when law enforcement officers are infected with COVID-19 they are taken out of circulation to serve. That means less cops to respond to calls, less cops to make arrests and less cops to keep us safe. While true that if a cop is struck down with COVID-19, like firefighters and other young healthy people, they are less likely to die. But it is more likely others will die or be hurt because those law enforcement officials will not be there when you make the call that someone is breaking into your home. I am hearing from people all over my district, and throughout San Diego County, who believe our cops should be treated like other emergency first responders and given priority for vaccinations. In a poll I conducted on my website, more than 1200 individuals responded with 98% supporting this action. Join me in showing your support for our cops receiving the vaccination now. Please visit my website at and make your voice heard.

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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

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Wednesday, March 3 World Wildlife Day Monday, March 8 International Women’s Day Wednesday, March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Friday, March 19 Daffodil Show entries due Noon to 5 Julian Town Hall Saturday, March 20 International Earth Day, First Day of Spring Saturday/Sunday, March 20,21 Daffodil Show Julian Town Hall Noon - 5pm

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If there’s one word that can be used to describe Sara Petite, it’s spitfire. This country-rock veteran has seen her share of heartache, but she makes it clear that she knows how to have a good time. Sara just released a video for her new single, ‘The Misfits’, and her sixth full-length CD Rare Bird will be out on February 26. We recently caught up with her to find out more about her new release and her career in general. Here’s what she had to say. What inspires you most when it comes to songwriting? And how

• On Feb. 24, 1786, Wilhelm Karl Grimm, the younger of the two Brothers Grimm, is born in Germany. The Grimm collection of folk and fairy tales includes "Hansel and Gretel" and "Little Red Riding Hood." • On Feb. 25, 1862, the U.S. Congress passes the Legal Tender Act, authorizing paper notes to pay the government's bills. It ended the long-standing policy of using only gold or silver in transactions. • On Feb. 26, 1919, the Grand Canyon National Park is established. The chasm, home to more than 1,500 plant and 500 animal species, is more than a mile deep, and 15 miles across at its widest point. • On Feb. 22, 1959, Lee Petty edges Johnny Beauchamp in a photo finish to win the firstever Daytona 500 in Florida. Beauchamp was initially named the winner, until Petty challenged the results using news photos. • On Feb. 27, 1964, the Italian government begins accepting suggestions on how to save the Leaning Tower of Pisa from collapse. The top of the 180-foot tower was hanging 17 feet south of the base. The tower's lean is caused by the remains of an ancient river estuary under the building. • On Feb. 23, 1980, speedskater Eric Heiden captures the 10,000-meter race at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, in world record time to win an unprecedented fifth individual gold medal. Heiden had overslept and rushed to the rink after eating just a few slices of bread. • On Feb. 28, 1993, in Waco, Texas, federal agents launch an unsuccessful raid against the Branch Davidian compound as part of an investigation into illegal possession of firearms and explosives by the Christian cult. On April 18, U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno approved a tear-gas grenade assault on the compound. A fire erupted and at least 80 people died. © 2021 Hearst Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved

does the songwriting process work best for you? I feel things very deeply and have been through a lot in my life. A lot of my writing is inspired by my own life. Sometimes it comes out right away. One of my favorite songs from my first album, Huckleberries, just wrote itself in fifteen minutes basically; the music was there, and the words all fell on the paper. I don’t really remember doing a bunch of editing. Other songs take a lot of work. Some songs, the idea, and feeling have to ruminate and roll around in my head for quite a while. I don’t know which comes first, the melody or the lyrics. It kinda feels like it all does at the same time. But who knows. It all seems kind of magical. My life has played out like a country song. I’ve had some really deep heartaches, which was kind of like a snowball rolling downhill— heartache after heartache. I’ve also had the greatest life ever and feel really thankful. I guess you write what you know. In your years in the music industry, have you seen a change in attitude towards woman musicians? If so, how? I played a show once in town where the guy running it had me get up and then wanted me to go sit down halfway through, while

his good-time-good-old-boysclub buddy came up drunk as a skunk and sang a few. Hell yeah, people expect us to take the back seat, always be nice, not say what we think while guys run us over or play overtime when it’s our turn. There’s no way I could get away with how I’ve seen men behave. Even telling the truth right now, there’s probably some guy without confidence who can’t see both sides getting mad at man-hating little old me. But I’m really not. I love men. I just think we deserve a more equal chance. Women and men will say they like a guy’s voice or song’s over women. For years and years, our ears have gotten used to men over women because that is what we’ve been fed. Has it changed? Those goodtime-back-slapping unevolved; it only matters if it comes out of a guy’s mouth—boys are still around. But it is changing! Sometimes I’ve called it out for what it is, and some of these people are my somewhat friends. But it has changed. And it’s our job to say something, and it is the industry’s job to do something about it. On the other hand, I have had such amazing support from men, many men, who see me as a person. They see me and what I do as serious. So many wonderful men have helped me out in this business. In bands, sometimes men will talk over me or ask one of the guys a question that needs to be directed at me since I’m the boss. Sometimes when I go to festivals and I pull up and say I’m one of the bands, they ask me if I’m someone’s girlfriend. But I have learned to hire wonderful, respectful men. There is so much good in the world; I try to move towards it as fast as possible but sometimes do a little bitching along the way. There are a lot of “let me downs” and disrespectful things still said to and about women. It’s just part of it; keep your head down and keep working unless you need to say something. And if you do, make it count. I know I just answered this question very honestly, and I feel a little uncomfortable. So, yes, it’s

sometimes been difficult, but honestly, I have had a lot of great experiences with men. Your sixth CD, Rare Bird, comes out on February 26, 2021. Can you tell us what fans can expect in terms of the sound and lyrics? What was your main source of inspiration for the album? This is my very favorite album to date. I think all my albums have a consistency to them. What you get is an authentic sound; there’s no faking what is and ain’t there. This is me, whether I always like me or not. When I play a set, I like to dip into different kinds of music. I get bored easily. I love to experience a range of feelings, rhythms, and different topics. I also love listening to what the instruments are doing. I love playing live because I play with such creative people, and I love directing them and I feel like I get my own show while I’m doing a show. I love to listen and see what they’ll do. I tried to create that on this album. There is more instrumentation on this album; I really love a lot of instrumental solos. I love rocking out with the band. I love feeling the emotion of the lyrics and have the music be part of it. The topics range from experiences with ayahuasca, healing, sex, broken hearts, dealing with demons, honesty, and learning to like who you are. To me, this album is a painting of where I’ve chosen to be for the last three years—my soul journey. I see that your record release will be happening online. Have you been taking a lot of events online since the coronavirus? If so, what do you do to connect to fans to make up for a lack of live energy? I’ve been doing most of my shows online. I believe in science and sacrifice for the greater good. To everything, there is a season. I prefer live shows, but this is where we’re at, so I adapt. The venue I’m playing at is one of my favorite venues to play. It is heartbreaking to play to an empty house. But the silver lining is other people who don’t live where I do get to experience my continued on page 11

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Of Water and MONEY Years of living in countries where bribery is a polite way of doing business sometimes leaves one unprepared for the U.S. where graft isn’t always the default position, and the first thought that came to mind when we saw a proposal to build a new way to bring water from the Colorado to San Diego was, “Who…” But we hastened to put that aside. This is America. Better to do a bit of exploration first. There were three options for this proposed new pipeline on a (somewhat hard to find) map, one of which ran through Borrego Springs, up through Ranchita and down Pauma Valley, one of which was through Laguna and parts West, and one of which was further south. Up here we don’t care about further south though people further south probably do. But a new huge water pipeline through the middle of Borrego Springs? Or Laguna? Does this make sense? Would it be cost-effective? The old reflex supposition…never mind. Onward. Learning about Colorado River water was the next order of business. It isn’t very good (as we all know) but beyond that…it’s complicated. Everybody wants it, sometimes there is more than people want, sometimes there isn’t. Mexico gets the short end of the stick, which is usually muddy. San Diego and Imperial County both have allocations; San Diego’s comes through a pipeline running from Lake Havasu toward Los Angeles, then south. Imperial County gets its water straight from the river via the All American Canal which also ends in Imperial County. So far. Recently, Imperial County farmers haven’t been using their full water allotment. The rationale on the SD Water Authority website is…well, there actually isn’t a reason given but local gossip is that the farmers can make more money selling their water rights to San Diego than growing low dollar crops like alfalfa. Clearly those who label alfalfa “low dollar” don’t have three hungry horses. So now San Diego gets part of Imperial County’s water, but not FROM Imperial County; it is siphoned off the river along with the rest of San Diego’s water through the northern route and San Diego pays a fee for the northern route use under an agreement that will hold until 2047. Hence the idea to build a southern route—one surmises—but questions still arise about comparative cost, the future of Colorado River water, and damage to the environment. On the surface it doesn’t seem either economically advantageous (to the public, that is) or environmentally friendly but the jury is still out. Except in the San Diego Water Authority’s 2020 Diversification Plan which “aims to reduce the County's reliance on the Colorado River”. Guess they haven’t updated the Plan since the Chair proposed the new aqueduct.

6 Things To Know About GMOs (Family Features) You may have heard of "GMO" foods before, but what you may not know is the science and purpose behind them. "GMO" is a common term used to describe foods that have been created through genetic engineering. A GMO (genetically modified organism) is a plant, animal or microorganism that has had its genetic material (DNA) changed using technology that generally involves the transfer of specific DNA from one organism to another. Although GMO foods are widely available to consumers, there is sometimes confusion around what GMOs are and how they are used in the United States' food supply. As part of the Feed Your Mind education initiative, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides science-based information to help consumers better understand GMOs: 1. Only a few types of GMO foods are sold in the United States. Soybeans, cotton, corn, alfalfa, apples, canola, papaya, potatoes, summer squash, sugar beets, pineapple and AquAdvantage salmon complete the list of GMO foods currently sold in the U.S. Only a few of these are available in the produce sections of grocery stores. Most are instead used to make ingredients that are then used in other food products like cereals and snack chips. 2. GMOs can help farmers grow crops that are resistant to diseases and insects. Humans have used traditional ways to modify crops and animals to suit their needs and tastes for more than 10,000 years. Genetic engineering lets scientists take a beneficial gene, like insect resistance, and transfer it into a plant. Results can include higher crop yields, less crop loss, longer storage life, better appearance, better nutrition or some combination of these traits. 3. GMO foods are as safe to eat as their non-GMO counterparts. The FDA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture work together to make sure GMOs are safe for human, plant and animal health. GMO foods are carefully studied before being sold to the public to make sure they are safe. Some GMO plants have even been modified to improve their nutritional value. For example, some GMO soybeans contain healthier oils, which can replace oils containing trans fat. 4. GMO foods are no more likely to cause allergies than non-GMOs. You will not be allergic to a GMO food unless you're allergic to the non-GMO version of that food. For example, if you're not allergic to foods made with non-GMO soy, you won't be allergic to foods made with GMO soy. When developing GMOs, scientists run tests to make sure allergens aren't transferred from one food to another. 5. GMOs can reduce farmers' use of pesticides. Some GMO plants contain plant-incorporated protectants to make them resistant to insects. This lowers farmers' need for and use of spray pesticides. 6. A "bioengineered" disclosure will be on some of the foods you eat. The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard requires bioengineered foods to be labeled by 2022 with text on the packages that reads "bioengineered food," the bioengineered food symbol or directions for using your phone to find the disclosure. Sometimes the terms "bioengineered," "GMO" and "genetic engineering" are used interchangeably, but labels required under the Standard use the term "bioengineered." Find more answers to your questions about GMOs at feedyourmind.

It seems that many of us are longing for days gone by. Reminiscing is easy when we are staying home with our photos. Several people, including Charles Lockhart, have been posting historical photos of Julian and the surrounding areas. Often the people who post the photos don’t know what or where they are. However, so many local people stay on facebook, some actually having memories that go further back than my thirty-seven years here that I really enjoy being involved in the conversations. I remember when the then new fire house was built next to the water district building on Farmer Road. That was a huge event in our little town and recently on facebook, someone posted photos and several men wrote about the work they did to build the firehouse. Dee Henry added her story by telling of the day that the volunteers were called out and they all left her at the bottom of a foundation hole. She was seven feet down and yes, she managed to get herself out. I remember a small fair to raise money and to announce a grand opening of the firehouse. One of the favorite events was a dunking machine. You could dunk a Sherriff deputy if you hit the target. After that day, dunking machines were really popular for a time. You could dunk coaches too at sporting events. Another fundraiser for the firehouse was an auction. We donated a book by Jack Murphy. Remember him? He brought the Chargers to San Diego and the stadium was originally named for him. The book was titled Abe And Me because it was about his Labrador retriever that would stay with him when Jack wrote his sports columns for the San Diego Union and Tribune. The book was autographed. At that auction, I outbid Garnette for a dollhouse and someone outbid me for a bronze sculpture that was created by Ed White. Later Ed told me that was one of his last sculptures because bronze became too expensive to work with. Ed switched to painting after that and he is quite good! Shana Spice Rudd recently wrote about her childhood in Julian. Literally in Julian. She grew up in the house that is now the Book House on the corner of Farmer Road and “A” Street. Her father, Ralph Spice was a lean man, in charge of the Julian town water district. Shana talked about how involved her mother was in Julian volunteer work and how she would take Shana with her to the Wild Flower Show and The Weed Show, both brought to us by the Julian Women’s Club. I wrote that I remembered both of Shana’s parents and I could tell stories, so I did. Here is a story about your Dad, who I actually got along with really well most of the time. One day my children and the neighbor children decided to create a swimming pool in our side yard. They gathered everything they could find that wasn't nailed down to create the sides and made a pool about three feet high. They threw a large tarp over the structure and filled it with water. The pool was nearly full when it gave way and hundreds of gallons of water rocketed down Third Street to "B" Street, took a left and headed to Main Street taking leaves, dirt and gravel with it. Ralph Spice who was in charge of the water district at the time followed the flood up to my house. He saw me and asked what the flood was all about. Ralph did not see any humor in the event and told me not to let it happen again. Needless to say, my neighborhood kids were the talk of the town for quite some time. After that day, they made pools in our truck beds and tied the tarps down very securely. Here is a story about Shana’s mother. When I first moved to Julian, we lived in the house at 2020 Third Street. The water coming out of the kitchen faucet smelled really awful, like rotten eggs, it was so awful. I called the service district number and your mother answered the phone. When I explained the problem, she told me that "Ralph said it was just me!". She was so glad that I could verify what she knew. Soon the water didn’t smell at all. We lived in town for a few years when I decided it was getting much too crowded on weekends for the safety of my children. We moved to Whispering Pines and that was a great place to raise my boys. They especially liked playing outside. In dry weather, they got together with their friends and spray painted a baseball diamond on our street. Since we lived between two turns in the road, the boys could hear cars coming and they could get out of the way without ever getting harmed. When we had snow on the ground, the boys would gather up every drop light they could find. They would light up a sled run, usually at about 11p.m. at night. When snow was on the ground at night, we could hear a vehicle making a turn at the four-way-stop in downtown Julian which was about two miles away, so the boys knew how to adjust their timing. Those years I learned to buy my trash cans at Home Depot because I could buy can lids separately. Every winter my trash can lids disappeared because they made such great sleds. One February day we woke up to find two or three inches of ice on everything outside. We could hear the crackling of breaking tree branches and yet my boys found fun. They figured out that if they squatted and held tight to their knees, they could slide on their feet, down our driveway and all across our road, laughing the entire time. However, they couldn’t get back across the ice. Fortunately the sun came brightly out and the ice was completely gone by 10a.m. All was well. I’m glad that so many people like Sherry Daniel are reminiscing on facebook these days. They are bringing back some of my good memories too. These are my thoughts.

How And Why To Improve The Fit Of Your Mask (StatePoint) As more Americans get vaccinated against COVID-19, you may find yourself out and about more. Whether you’re returning to the workplace or just getting a haircut, mask requirements may be in place in certain venues you frequent. New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations highlight the importance of snugly fitting masks. The good news is that innovations are helping people secure the fit of their masks, and, at the same time, solve some of the most common complaints they have when wearing them. “As we began to wear masks in 2020, we found ourselves frustrated by things like fogging glasses and slipping masks. Our team has extensive experience solving health-related challenges and thought there had to be

a way to address this,” says Dave Franchino, co-founder at MaskTite, a company that makes a medical-grade, double-sided tape designed to adhere to the inside of a mask for a more secure fit. Franchino, with his background in medical product design, set to work with his team to design a way to give people of all face sizes and shapes a fast and easy way to make every mask fit better. Made of skin-safe, medicalgrade, adhesive tape, MaskTite strips eliminate common mask problems like gaps, fogging glasses and slipping, and are sized for adults and children. Here Franchino explains how to solve some of most common mask woes, some of which you’ve likely experienced: • Loose fit and slipping masks: Readjusting your mask when it starts to slip is not always

On Tuesday, February 10, 2021, Barbara Lorraine LaChusa, loving wife and mother of three children, passed away at the age of 88. Barbara was born in Westmorland, CA, to Paul Joseph Cardinal and Lucy Agnes Cardinal. She graduated from Julian High School in 1951. She married Don Emanuel LaChusa on May 31, 1952. Together they raised two sons, Don and James, and one daughter Yvonne. Barbara loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a skilled seamstress and a member of the Embroiderers Guild. Those who knew Barbara, knew how generous she was with her time for her family, friends, and those in need. She was a true animal lover and cared for her pets, especially her cats, and was faithful about feeding her hummingbirds. Barbara donated to many local organizations, including Wounded Warriors and the San Diego Zoo. Barbara was preceded in death by her father, Paul, her mother, Lucy, her husband Don, and her eldest son Don. She is survived by her two children, Yvonne and James, 18 grandchildren, and 30 greatgrandchildren with one on the way.

Honoring The Selfless

(NAPSI)—At a time when their efforts were desperately needed, organizations helping to combat the effects of the coronavirus, champion equality and diversity, and provide medical care for those in need headlined this year’s .ORG IMPACT Awards. The awards, presented by Public Interest Registry, recognize organizations that are healing, helping, and inspiring others around the world. Days for Girls International was the recipient of the .ORG of the Year Award for its efforts to promote health for millions of women and girls and prevent the spread of COVID-19 through its MasksForMillions Campaign. “Every day, Days for Girls is empowering women and girls to achieve their dreams by providing critical education and health resources to those who need them,” said Jon Nevett, the CEO of Public Interest Registry, which acts as operator of the 10 million-plus .ORGs around the world. Other .ORG of the Year recipients included Kayla Cares 4 Kids— an organization Kayla Abramowitz founded at age 11—that collects and donates entertainment and educational items to children’s hospitals nationwide, and Change Labs, which promotes diversity, inclusion, and equity by increasing the number of Native-owned small businesses operating in Native communities. “Their work is a critical part of providing equity and opportunity to Native Americans seeking to achieve their dreams by becoming small business owners,” said Nevett. Public Interest Registry established the .ORG Impact Awards to recognize, honor and reward organizations on the .ORG domain that are making an incredible positive impact in their communities and the world around them. The company donated a total of $85,000 USD to this year’s recipients. “These organizations embody what motivates PIR every day. They are filled with selfless people who throughout even the toughest of years looked beyond themselves to their communities,” said Nevett. For a complete list of finalists and winners of the 2020 .ORG of the Year Awards, please visit possible, whether it’s because you have your hands full of groceries or work tools or you simply want to avoid touching your face. Keeping the mask affixed to your face with tape can eliminate slipping when it matters most, and achieve a tighter fit, supporting the latest CDC recommendations. • Foggy glasses: The warm air of your breath escaping from the top of your mask can quickly make glasses foggy, causing a new hazard -- an inability to see. While it can be tough to find a mask that fits securely enough to eliminate fog, applying a solution like MaskTite to the inside of your mask means you can get a proper fit and better visibility, no matter what mask you’re using. • Irritating straps: A tight-fitting mask is great in many respects, but the straps can put a strain on the backs of one’s ears. Plus, continued on page 12

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continued from page 3 5. Acacia Reyes 30:00 Julian 6. Rose Johnson 30:42 Mountain Empire Men’s Results: 1. Zackary Henderson 20:24 Mountain Empire 2. Phoenix Cruz 20:37 Julian 3. Wesley Gratzer 21:06 Julian 4. Corey Lay 21:59 Julian 5. Mac Moretti 23:47 Julian 6. Marcus Smith 25:47 Mountain Empire 7. Gregory Reyes 26:35 Mountain Empire 8. Nathaniel Thompson 26:37 Mountain Empire 9. Geovoni Beasley 35:58 Mountain Empire 11. Tyler Parker no time reported Julian

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*** As a southerner born after the epic events of the civil rights movement, I've always wondered how on earth people of good will could have conceivably lived with Jim Crow - with the daily degradations, the lynchings in plain sight, and, as the movement gathered force, with the fire hoses and the police dogs and the billy clubs. — Jon Meacham *** 1. ANATOMY: What is the hardest substance in the human body? 2. GEOGRAPHY: Off which U.S. state’s coast is Santa Catalina Island located? 3. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who was the first president to hold a press conference? 4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: How many breaths does the average human being take in one day? 5. MOVIES: Which movie featured the Seal song “Kiss From a Rose”? 6. U.S. STATES: A city in this state became the first in the world to install a parking meter? 7. ANCIENT WORLD: Before he became a philosopher, what was Socrates’ profession? 8. LANGUAGE: What is the only letter that does NOT appear in any of the U.S. states’ names? 9. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a group of giraffes called? 10. LITERATURE: Which dystopian 1950s novel was originally titled “The Fireman”? Answers on page 11

Chef’s Corner Casseroles Are One-Dish Wonders I was looking for a baking pan in the back of a cupboard and inadvertently discovered I have quite a collection of casserole dishes. I started thinking about all the casserole recipes I’ve collected over the years. When I was a newlywed and novice cook almost 46 years ago, preparing a casserole was my “go-to” dinner recipe. I decided to do some research on the origin of the casserole, and I

discovered a photo of an ancient casserole dish in a museum in Athens, Greece. Casseroles, both the dish and various recipes, have had a long and interesting culinary history. There’s some debate about the origin of the term “casserole” but most culinary historians think it’s from the French word for “saucepan.” Casseroles come in a variety of styles, but what they all have in common is that they are typically a large, deep dish used both in the oven and as a serving vessel. The word casserole also is used for the food cooked and served in the dish. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

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Penny Toys

Children's toys are valuable records of what life was like in the past. From about 1880 to 1914, inexpensive, mechanical lithographed tin toys known as "penny toys" were popular and affordable in America. A toy rickshaw with a driver and a

Penny toys are becoming harder to find, but at an appropriate auction of an old collection, they rarely sell for less than $50.

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lady in a small cart was made by George Fischer of Nuremberg, Germany in the early 1900s. The company made many different penny toys, all based on the life of the times. His trademark on most toys was "G.F." in capital letters. But was there really a rickshaw powered by a man riding a bicycle? Yes. It is thought that the first rickshaw was invented about 1869 by an American missionary to Japan who used it to transport his invalid wife. The idea became popular, and by 1872 there were about 40,000 rickshaws in use in Japan. There are many styles and names like bike taxi, pedicab, tricycle taxi and even modern electric models. Men pushed or pedaled the rickshaw because they were less expensive to hire than a horse. The driver and passenger of the Fischer rickshaw pictured here are wearing 1910 clothes, so the toy may have been made then. The price for this toy is no longer

a penny; it sold for $5,400 at a Bertoia auction. *** Q: I have a J.H. Cutter bottle similar to a bottle pictured on your website that sold for over $300 a few years ago. Mine isn't a clear amber color like the one pictured on your site, unless it's held up to the light. It has an iridescent color down one side with shades of blue-green and orange, maybe from something that was stored in it. I found it near the Boston seaport. Any information would be greatly appreciated. A: The color of a bottle affects the price. Bottles in rare or desirable colors sell for more than those in other colors. "Amber" can include honey amber, olive amber, orange amber, deep tobacco amber and other shades. Sun turns glass lavender or dirty brownish beige. Iridescence on the outside can come from being in water; on the inside it might be from contact

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1. What Seattle Seahawks defender scored a safety 12 seconds into Super Bowl XLVIII when he tackled Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno in the end zone? 2. The “Blake Street Bombers” -- Larry Walker, Andres

Galarraga, Dante Bichette and Vinny Castilla -- were members of what MLB team in the mid1990s? 3. What club did astronaut Alan B. Shepard use to hit golf balls on the moon during the Apollo 14 mission in 1971? 4. Who was knocked out by Muhammad Ali’s controversial “phantom punch” in the first round of a May 1965 heavyweight boxing championship rematch? 5. What style of cheese do competitors chase down a hill in England’s famous Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake event? 6. Montreal Canadiens goaltender Gump Worsley suffered a concussion in a 1967 road game against the New York Rangers after being hit in the head by what? 7. In 1938, what American tennis player won the Grand Slam -- all four major tournaments -- in a single calendar year? Answers on page 11

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This time of year, you often hear people ask, “What are you giving up for Lent?” They are referring to the spiritual discipline of fasting. It most often involves giving up something you eat or drink but giving up a creature comfort or an enjoyable activity can also be a fast. Lent is the 40 days before Easter not including Sundays and this year it started on February 17. Sundays aren’t included because they are considered “little Easters” or resurrection days. Fasting isn’t unique to Christians. People of various cultures and religions have practiced the discipline of fasting throughout history. Our Jewish forefathers practiced fasting on holy days and at times of mourning, discernment, repentance and/or preparation for a major undertaking. Though fasting became less common among Protestant Christians after the Reformation and among Catholics after Vatican II, Christians of all types are finding that even though fasting is not required for our relationship with God, it is helpful. I have used fasting as a spiritual discipline for many years, but my understanding of it has shifted over time. At first, I used fasting to challenge myself to give up something I liked but believed was not good for me. (I was able to permanently give up watching soap operas in this way.) Later, I used fasting as an opportunity to sacrifice something and limit my pleasure. This was especially true whenever I gave up chocolate. More recently, I used fasting to develop self-discipline and remind myself that God is the one thing I should desire most. The “suffering” of a fast is also a way to remind ourselves of Jesus’ suffering for our sake but I have a hard time saying there is any comparison between giving up TV and the suffering of Jesus. My perspective changed again when I read something by C.S. Lewis. Writing about the difference between being focused on “unselfishness” and focused on “love” he says, “The negative ideal of unselfishness carries with it the suggestion not primarily of securing good things for others, but of doing without them ourselves, as if our abstinence and not their happiness was the important point. I do not think this is the Christian virtue of love. The New Testament has lots to say about self-denial, but not about selfdenial as an end in itself.” This idea of fasting being about other people is also expressed in Isaiah 58:6-7, in which God says, “Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin?” For many years, my fasting was more focused on selfimprovement than love, more focused on my personal relationship with God than my relationship with others. The words from Isaiah and C.S. Lewis call me to a different type of fast. Whether I give up TV watching time to write letters or give up drinking Starbucks to save money to help feed the hungry, I now want my fast to be an act of love. The surprising thing is that when our focus while fasting is on God and others, good things happen around and within ourselves. As you draw closer to others through self-giving love, may you experience greater closeness to God and blessings for yourself in this holy season. Cindy Arntson is ordained 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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African and American Folktales


1 In America, we are Many parents and grandparents tell folktales to Folktales often use animals lucky to have folktales from to make a point. The animals the children in their family. Storytellers spin them around the world. As people come here to are used to show what for listeners of all ages. A folktale may have: live, they bring stories they have people are like or 1. ________ solved how they behave. heard and shared before. These 2. ________ of things that are hard to understand stories tell about life and nature. 3. ________ for an unkind person lion 2 African Americans have a wealth 4. ________ learned O 3 C of folklore from Africa to share 5. a ________ for a good person with their families and others. monkey 6. ________ who can overcome anything Some also share stories from their O 7. ________ spells 4 e history as slaves and free people crocodil 8. ________ animals 6 in America. Most slaves were not 2 1 O S magical 5 taught to read or write, so they A cat may 3 told tales of Africa as well as new tortoise be sneaky. heroes stories of life as experienced here. I 8 7 A dog may be too reward Many of these stories have 4 trusting and get tricked. spider been collected and written explanations E H A down. The tales in children's 9 punishment snake 5 story books are Which animals warthog beautifully 6 jackal may be used to stand 10 illustrated for all A for these traits? What is your to enjoy. Ask n chameleo favorite folktale? a librarian for 1. stubborn, fearful Did you hear it 7 help in finding talking 2. misleading, gets others 6. tricky, greedy, lazy from your parents some of these 7. proud, cruel to do what he wants or grandparents? folktales... 8. sneaky, clever 3. timid, loyal 8 you'll be glad 9. honorable, swift 4. playful, clever problems s n you did! 10. patient, plotting 5. wise, brave lesso

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Check out these cool folktales: 1. Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe. 2. A Story A Story by Gail E. Haley. 3. Anansi the Spider Man by Philip M. Sherlock. 4. Jump! The Adventures of Brer Rabbit by Joel Chandler Harris. 5. The Tales of Uncle Remus told by Julius Lester. 6. The People Could Fly told by Virginia Hamilton. 7. Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales by Nelson Mandela.


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in 1887. Montgomery recruited other former enslaved people to settle in the wilderness with him, clearing the land and forging a settlement that included several schools, an Andrew Carnegiefunded library, a hospital, three cotton gins, a bank and a sawmill. Mound Bayou still exists today, and is still almost 100 percent Black. Jim Crow Laws in the 20th Century As the 20th century progressed, Jim Crow laws flourished within an oppressive society marked by violence. Following World War I, the NAACP noted that lynchings had become so prevalent that it sent investigator Walter White to the South. White had lighter skin and

could infiltrate white hate groups. As lynchings increased, so did race riots, with at least 25 across the United States over several months in 1919, a period sometimes referred to as “Red Summer.” In retaliation, white authorities charged Black communities with conspiring to conquer white America. With Jim Crow dominating the landscape, education increasingly under attack and few opportunities for Black college graduates, the Great Migration of the 1920s saw a significant migration of educated Black people out of the South, spurred on by publications like The Chicago Defender, which encouraged Black Americans to move north. Read by millions of Southern Black people, white people attempted to ban the newspaper and threatened violence against

any caught reading or distributing it. The poverty of the Great Depression only deepened resentment, with a rise in lynchings, and after World War II, even Black veterans returning home met with segregation and violence. Jim Crow in the North The North was not immune to Jim Crow-like laws. Some states required Black people to own property before they could vote, schools and neighborhoods were segregated, and businesses displayed “Whites Only” signs. In Ohio, segregationist Allen Granbery Thurman ran for governor in 1867 promising to bar Black citizens from voting. After he narrowly lost that political race, Thurman was appointed to the U.S. Senate, where he fought to dissolve Reconstructionera reforms benefiting African

Americans. After World War II, suburban developments in the North and South were created with legal covenants that did not allow Black families, and Black people often found it difficult or impossible to obtain mortgages for homes in certain “red-lined” neighborhoods. When Did Jim Crow Laws End? The post-World War II era saw an increase in civil rights activities in the African American community, with a focus on ensuring that Black citizens were able to vote. This ushered in the civil rights movement, resulting in the removal of Jim Crow laws. In 1948 President Harry Truman ordered integration in the military, and in 1954, the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that educational segregation was

unconstitutional, bringing to an end the era of “separate-butequal” education. In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, which legally ended the segregation that had been institutionalized by Jim Crow laws. And in 1965, the Voting Rights Act halted efforts to keep minorities from voting. The Fair Housing Act of 1968, which ended discrimination in renting and selling homes, followed. Jim Crow laws were technically off the books, though that has not always guaranteed full integration or adherence to anti-racism laws throughout the United States. *** Faith in God helped black Americans endure slavery and Jim Crow. — Jesse Lee Peterson ***

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California Commentary

There’s No Excuse For The Disaster At The EDD

by Jon Coupal and Kevin Faulconer

We are almost a year into the pandemic, and Californians continue to struggle. Small businesses, especially restaurants, have suffered steep losses; many have permanently closed. An estimated 1.7 million Californians remain unemployed and over 150,000 Californians remain homeless. Even before the pandemic, roughly one-third of California residents lived at or near the poverty line. Job losses due to the lockdown have only swelled the ranks of those struggling to pay bills for housing and utilities and who now must rely on food banks just to survive. Meanwhile, under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s watch, the Employment Development Department (EDD) failed to process a backlog of claims for hundreds of thousands of unemployed Californians while sending out between $11 billion and $31 billion in unemployment benefits for phony claims that included payments to organized crime rings in Nigeria, China, and Russia. The agency even paid fraudulent claims to death row inmates. Given California’s feckless political leadership, combined with breathtaking incompetence at the EDD, it is no wonder that international criminals seized the opportunity to steal billions of dollars in unemployment benefits meant for struggling Californians. As the crisis grew, EDD shuttered its doors and left phones unanswered. The agency called it a “reset” in September when it refused to accept new claims for two weeks. The state government had plenty of forewarning about the problems. In May 2020, the United States Secret Service alerted EDD that organized criminals were exploiting weaknesses in their systems to steal taxpayer monies. But despite additional warnings from the FBI, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Beverly Hills Police,

local district attorneys, and thousands of citizens who filed reports of suspected fraud at the EDD’s online portal, Gavin Newsom did nothing to tackle the widespread vulnerabilities. This was far from a victimless crime. Thieves stole the identities of unsuspecting Californians to file fake claims. Newsom’s EDD even paid a fraudulent claim made in the name of California Sen. Dianne Feinstein. This month, EDD generated nearly 8,000,000 tax forms associated with unemployment payments. But EDD cannot determine which of these represent victims of fraud. These innocent individuals may be revictimized by being forced to pay taxes on benefits they never received. Historians will debate for years whether California’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic was an overreach or whether it needlessly inflicted harm. But the negative impacts on employers, employees, school children, working parents, and, indeed, our entire social fabric cannot be overstated. That damage is immeasurably worse because of the troubling mishandling of unemployment insurance benefits, a critical safety-net program that other large states facing the similar challenges of the pandemic managed without similar problems. In California, it is obvious that Gov. Newsom’s mismanagement and inaction failed to protect against fraud that cost taxpayers billions of dollars, funds that should have gone to households in desperate need of help. We don’t expect government to be perfect. But the EDD scandal must now be added to the seemingly endless list of dysfunctional actions by our political leadership — especially at the top.

*** Jon Coupal is the president of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and Kevin Faulconer is the former mayor of San Diego (2014-2020).

• In 2003, Rapper Pusha T wrote the famous McDonald's jingle "I'm Lovin' It," but does not own any of the publishing rights. After wisely learning from that multimillion-dollar mistake, he now owns 40% of the publishing rights for the "We have the meats" campaign from Arby's. • Baked beans aren't baked. They're stewed. • After he seized power in Cuba, Fidel Castro banned the board game Monopoly and ordered every set to be destroyed. • Researchers have found that there are 19 different types of smiles, but only six occur when we're having a good time. The rest happen when we're in pain, embarrassed, uncomfortable, horrified or even miserable! • Genoan sailors were known colloquially as "Genes" and wore cotton pants, which is where we get the word "jeans." • A singing birthday card has more computer power than the entire Allied Army of World War II. • There is a spacecraft graveyard in the Pacific Ocean. Known as "Point Nemo," it is the farthest place on Earth from land and is home to over 300 spacecraft and associated space debris, including the Russian MIR space station, the first object assembled in planetary orbit. • Horrormeister Stephen King has triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13) and won't stop writing if he's on the page number is 13 or a multiple of it. • OMG, the popular acronym for "Oh my God," was first used in writing in a letter to Winston Churchill in 1917, by John Arbuthnot Fisher, a retired Admiral of the British Navy, who said, "I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis, O.M.G. (Oh! My God!)." *** Thought for the Day: "Most heroes live quiet, unassuming existences. They lend a hand and help, without any expectation of gratitude or fanfare." -- Ray Madaghiele ® 2021 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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*** The plunder of black communities is not a bump along the road, but it is, in fact, the road itself that you can't have in America without enslavement, without Jim Crow, terrorism, everything that came after that. Ta-Nehisi Coates ***

Could all the greenhouse gases we're pumping into the atmosphere be compromising our ability to think straight? Credit: Dear EarthTalk: Is there scientific basis to the assertion that global warming is affecting our ability to make decisions and lowering our collective intelligence? -- P.D., Sacramento, CA As we continue to pump carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and the climate warms around the world, it’s not only our health and the environment that we have to worry about. A handful of recent studies conclude that a warmer world with higher CO2 concentrations in the air we breathe is likely to make us less intelligent. If the other reasons to battle global warming that we’ve all heard for years aren’t enough to convince you, how would you like your great-grandchildren to know that they could’ve been so much smarter if you had only biked more and driven less? To wit, a recent study on “Heat and Learning” from the American Economic Association assessing test scores of some 12,000 schoolage kids across the U.S. over a seven-year timespan found that in years with more hot days than normal, average test scores declined across the board, signaling a correlation between hot weather and the ability to concentrate and learn. Nowadays, we’re getting more hot days than ever before, so don’t be surprised if it gets more and more difficult to concentrate. Meanwhile, a 2018 study by researchers from the Yale School of Public Health found that air pollution itself has a hugely negative effect on human cognition. “Polluted air can cause everyone to reduce their level of education by one year,” says Yale’s Xi Che. “But we know the effect is worse for the elderly, especially those over 64, and for men, and for those with low education. If we calculate [the loss] for those, it may be a few years of education.” Yet another recent study found that humans exposed to high concentrations of atmospheric CO2 (1000 parts per million) exhibit a 21 percent reduction in overall cognitive abilities. Essentially, if the air we breathe contains less oxygen and more CO2, then our blood won’t be sufficiently oxygenated, leading to a decrease in cellular function, especially in our brains. At our current rate of output, atmosphere carbon levels will likely surpass 1000 ppm by the end of the century. The upshot of such atmospheric conditions, as reported by James Bridle in his book New Dark Age, could be a 25 percent reduction in human decision-making ability as well as a 50 percent drop in more complex human strategic thinking abilities by 2100. Could this decrease in cognitive abilities exacerbate the problem as we will be less mentally equipped to deal with it? Will reduced intelligence among children and adults alike lead to a less functional society, even an “idiocracy?” Rather than letting society fall into a downward spiral, we must step into our critical roles as deciders of both our environment’s and our civilization’s fate. Scientists have found clear connections between heat and political unrest, so turn these new warmths into an opportunity to get out and make a change. Whether through protesting or striking, we need to speak our voice and stand together for a brighter future—both metaphorically and literally. CONTACTS: “Heat and Learning,” 257%2Fpol.20180612; “The impact of exposure to air pollution on cognitive performance,”; New Dark Age, 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:

(StatePoint) Climate-related crises like rising sea levels, severe weather events and longer drought seasons are challenging the global economy. They’re also driving the launch of new clean technologies. Here are five examples of how these new technologies are changing and improving daily life: 1. Making clean energy easier to access: With the renewable energy sector experiencing tremendous growth, solar energy is becoming a more affordable solution for Americans who were previously left out of the solar revolution. Projects like the Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund are putting solar on homes and tribal buildings in rural parts of Indian Country to reduce energy costs and advance Energy Sovereignty. 2. Creating new jobs when they’re needed most. In addition to cleaner air and reducing carbon, the renewable energy sector is creating thousands of clean energy jobs in communities across the U.S. 3. Improving buildings like hospitals, schools and offices. With commercial buildings accounting for about 40% of all electricity use in the U.S., and heightened concern around safety and indoor air quality, the founders of startup 75F are using internet-of-things-powered building management systems and cloud-based software to improve heating and cooling efficiencies, maintain occupant comfort and improve air quality in commercial buildings. 4. Helping farmers become more productive and resilient. Agriculture currently accounts for 70% of the world’s water usage and 14% of its energy usage. Startup Pluton Biosciences is using microbes to help identify and address soil imbalances and diseases before they become a larger problem on particular parcels of land. This is helping farmers remain productive and efficient in the face of unpredictable weather patterns, pollution and crop infestations. The company CoverCress is working on a new cash crop

for the Midwest that farmers can plant during winter months in between corn and soybean seasons. The crop sequesters carbon and can be harvested as a low-carbon feed for livestock. 5. Boosting affordable housing inventory so more people can find homes. Construction technologies like Blokable’s pre-fabricated building system are addressing the housing affordability crisis by creating

multi-family housing units that are highly efficient, drastically reducing the volume of construction waste. Programs like the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator, which works with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, are investing in new clean energy startups, helping them bring gamechanging climate solutions to market. Experts say that such

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continued from page 4 release party. Friends in Europe and different parts of the US can watch it. I get so excited to see people. This show will be different, but when I’ve done previous online shows, I can see who comes online, and it’s hard not to stop and say hi! I’m like a puppy when I see people I know. I really love a lot of people, and it’s so exciting and humbling the friends I’ve met through music. The video for your new single “The Misfits” is a lot of fun. How did that unfold? Did you go in with a concept, or was it improvised? “The Misfits” is about speaking your truth when it may not always be popular; it’s also about love. David Bianco, who produced the song before he passed, had said to me after I showed it to him, “Wow, I can really see who you are and your soul in this song.” It was so lovely that he saw me. Love is really the cure

all. But it’s not some airy-fairy thing. Real love is judicious; love is patient, kind, and hard work. Real loyalty that doesn’t blur boundaries is a big deal. This came from an experience I had hanging out with some artists. We don’t always fit in, but I think artists, painters, great orators, people who stick their neck out and speak their truth, make this world more colorful and great. The video was supposed to be a parade of the misfits. Under COVID restrictions, we had to improvise. And somehow, I ended up looking like Little Stevie with a scarf on my head for part of it while I was rocking out. The ‘80s look with the tapes came from the guys who helped direct it. It just fit. We filmed most of it on a green screen. \They did a wonderful job, And so did my small cast of characters. I understand you were raised in a Tulip farming town in Washington but now live in San






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really pushed us to get out of it and go see the world. If you stay in one place your whole life, it’s hard to understand people from different places. I am happy I got out, but I love going home. Tell us what’s coming up for Sara Petite in the new year as far as promoting your new album and other events and releases. I can’t wait to keep playing, writing, and get back to live shows. I’m really itching to do live shows. But I think right now, we all have to adapt and see opportunity and possibility in a world that seems like it’s restricted. It’s just begging us to be more creative and think outside the box.

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Diego. Do you feel like your small-town roots are part of who you are as a musician? Or do you feel more inspired by your big city surroundings? We were taught to work hard at a very young age and were raised with a lot of tough love. We grew up in the forest. I loved it. I miss it so much. It’s not really there anymore. My mother would kick us out until dinner, and we’d hang out in trees and the forest floor. It was so amazing. I can’t believe how I got to grow up. My parents did well for themselves but worked really hard from nothing to get there. They instilled an amazing work ethic in all of us. It wasn’t a perfect family. Sometimes it was very hard. But there was a lot of love in my family. And I had the fortune to grow up with a twin sister besides my older siblings, and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Our town was small; my mother

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Casserole of Rice and Meat, to be steamed for 45 minutes and served with tomato sauce. “In the 20th century, casseroles took on a distinctive American identity. During the depression of the 1890s, the economic casserole provided a welcome way to stretch meat, fish and poultry. Certain items also were scarce during World War I, and leftovers were turned into casserole meals. The same was true during the Great Depression of the 1930s.” The casseroles we know today became popular in the 1930s during the Great Depression. Typically, casseroles are composed of a meat, starch, creamy sauce (after 1934, it was usually a creamed soup from a can) and a vegetable. Casseroles are an economical, one-pot meal, and can be prepared in advance for breakfast, lunch or dinner. During the 1950s-’70s, casseroles became an easy way for a busy cook, and a modern workforce composed of women, to prepare the family meal ahead of time. Today, casseroles have been updated to include a variety of ingredients from lobster and tofu to made-from-scratch sauces and locally grown vegetables. The shape, size and construction materials of casserole dishes have also changed over its centuries-old history. However, the purpose of the casserole is still the same, to bring a familiar container of comfort food to the ones we love. Bring a little comfort to your family and friends with this Sausage and Gumbo Casserole With Garlic Toast Topping, and enjoy a little history with each bite! SAUSAGE AND GUMBO CASSEROLE WITH GARLIC TOAST TOPPING 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 medium-size green bell pepper, chopped


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1 small onion, chopped 1/4 cup instant roux mix, like Tony Chachere’s Creole Instant Roux Mix 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, like Rotel’s 1 (32-ounce) container chicken broth 1 (16-ounce) package frozen okra 1 cup quick-cooking rice, uncooked 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 3 tablespoons butter, melted 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 (12-ounce) French baguette, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices Fresh parsley, finely chopped for garnish 1. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over high heat, 1-2 minutes. Add the sausage, green bell pepper and onion. Saute the sausage mixture for 8 minutes or until browned; stir in roux mix. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. 2. Stir in tomatoes, chicken broth, okra, rice, Cajun seasoning and thyme. Bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat. Pour into a 13- by 9-inch baking dish. 3. Stir together butter and garlic; brush on one side of bread slices. Top sausage mixture evenly with bread slices, buttered side up. 4. Bake, covered, at 425 F for 10 minutes. Then, uncover casserole dish and bake 10 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired. Makes 8 to 10 servings. *** Angela Shelf Medearis is an awardwinning children’s author, culinary historian and the author of seven cookbooks. Her new cookbook is “The Kitchen Diva’s Diabetic Cookbook.” To see how-to videos, recipes and much, much more, Like Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen Diva! on Facebook. © 2021 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis

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Ramona Sobriety Party

Spirit of Joy Church - 1735 Main St

Saturday - 5pm

Ramona Free Thinkers AA Ramona Recovery Club 1710 Montecito Road

Sunday - 5:30pm Sweet Surender Speaker Meeting Ramona Recovery Club 1710 Montecito Road

*** One of the points in which I was especially interested was the Jim Crow regulations, that is, the system of separation of the races in street cars and railroad trains. — Ray Stannard Baker ***

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1. Tooth enamel 2. California’s 3. Woodrow Wilson, March 1913 4. About 23,000 5. “Batman Forever” (1995) 6. Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) 7. Stone mason 8. Q 9. A tower 10. “Fahrenheit 451,” Ray Bradbury ® 2020 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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The Julian News is authorized to print official legal notices of all

types including: Liens, Fictitious Business Names, Change of Name, Abandonment, Estate Sales, Auctions, Public Offerings, Court ordered publishing, etc. Please call The Julian News at (760) 765 2231 for our competitive rates. The Julian News is a legally adjudicated newspaper of General Circulation in the State of California, County of San Diego on February 9, 1987. Case No. 577843


Renewal filing of Fictitious Business Name Statements (your DBA) is now required by the County of San Diego every five (5) years. If your business name was originally filed or renewed prior to February 1, 2016; 2016; you need to re-file. If you have not renewed since that date call The Julian News office, (760) 765-2231. We can provide this essential legal service at a very reasonable rate. County forms are available at our offices - we can explain how to complete the re-filing for you without your having to take a trip to the city. Failure to re-file could result in the loss of the exclusive rights to your business name. name. You may use the Julian News or any other publication that is authorized to publish Fictitious Business Name Statements and Legal Notices.

PUBLIC NOTICE ATTACHMENT TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (JC FORM #NC-120) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which poses a substantial risk to the health and welfare of court personnel and the public, rendering presence in, or access to, the court's facilities unsafe, and pursuant to the emergency orders of the Chief Justice of the State of California and General Orders of the Presiding Department of the San Diego Superior Court, the following Order is made: NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE DATE SPECIFIED IN THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. The court will review the documents filed as of the date specified on the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-120). If all requirements for a name change have been met as of the date specified, and no timely written objection has been received (required at least two court days before the date specified), the Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-100) will be granted without a hearing. One certified copy of the Order Granting the Petition will be mailed to the petitioner. If all the requirements have not been met as of the date specified, the court will mail the petitioner a written order with further directions. If a timely objection is filed, the court will set a remote hearing date and contact the parties by mail with further directions. A RESPONDENT OBJECTING TO THE NAME CHANGE MUST FILE A WRITTEN OBJECTION AT LEAST TWO COURT DAYS (excluding weekends and holidays) BEFORE THE DATE SPECIFIED. Do not come to court on the specified date. The court will notify the parties by mail of a future remote hearing date. Any Petition for the name change of a minor that is signed by only one parent must have this Attachment served along with the Petition and Order to Show Cause, on the other non-signing parent, and proof of service must be filed with the court. Julian News Publisherd: Until Further Notice

Julian Union School District Governing Board Vacancy Announcement The Julian Union School District is seeking applications from interested residents residing within the school district’s boundaries to serve as a member of the Governing Board to fill a short-term seat, which would be up for election November 8, 2022, at which time the seat will be filled for the remainder of the term ending in 2024 by the winning candidate. A vacancy occurred on February 2, 2021, pursuant to Education Code section 5090. In accordance with the law, the appointment must be made before April 3, 2021, and is expected to be filled immediately after interviews are conducted on March 10, 2021, at a regular board meeting. Applicants must be a citizen of California, a resident residing within the boundaries of the Julian Union School District, and a registered voter. If you are interested in being considered for appointment to this vacancy, you can obtain an application from the District office or the District website at: If you would like more information, please contact Jennifer Evins in the District office at 760-765-0661 or email Please submit your application to: Secretary of the Board/Superintendent Julian Union School District P.O. Box 337 Julian, CA 92036 Via Fax: 760-765- 0220 Via email:

LEGAL: 08695 Published: February 17, 24 and March 3, 2021


ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Doing something nice for others is typical of the generous Arian. But be prepared for some jealous types who might try to question one of your more recent acts of kindness. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You're eager to take on new responsibilities. But before you do, you might want to check out exactly what would be required of you so that you don't face any "surprises" later. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It might be best to put off an important decision until a fluctuating situation becomes more stable. Recently received news could help resolve a long-standing family matter. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) If you still have a problem getting that information gap closed, you might consider asking a higher authority to resolve the matter, leaving you free to move on to another project. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A family matter needs to be dealt with at the start of the week. Once it's resolved, the Big Cat can devote more attention to that new opportunity that seems to hold so much potential. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Pay attention to those niggling doubts. They could be warning you not to make any major decisions until you've checked them out -- especially where money matters might be involved. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A business venture

might need more of your attention than you are able to provide. Consider asking a trusted friend or family member to help you work through this time crunch. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A more-positive aspect helps you get a clearer focus on how to handle your time so that you can deal with several responsibilities that are just now showing up on your schedule. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A very close friend (you know who that is!) has advice that could help you work through a confusing situation. So put your pride aside and ask for it. You'll be glad you did. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A workplace situation could turn a bit tense. The best way to handle it is to confront it and deal with it openly. Doing so can help reveal the underlying reasons for the problem. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A colleague's remarks appear to be especially cutting. But don't waste your time or your energy trying to deal with the situation. You have more important things to do. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Support for your work comes as a surprise from someone you thought was critical or, at least, indifferent. Your spouse or partner has big plans for the weekend. BORN THIS WEEK: Your spiritual strength often acts as an inspiration to help others make decisions about their lives.

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Applications must be received by the Julian Union School District Office via regular mail, email or facsimile no later than 3:00 p.m. on March 4, 2021.

*** The South was very segregated. I mean, all through my childhood, long after Jim Crow was supposed to not be in existence, it was still a very segregated South. — Jacqueline Woodson ***

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2021-9001648 IMPERIALE LAW GROUP 131 West Fir Street, San Diego, CA 92101 The business is conducted by An Individual James Thomas Imperiale, 131 West Fir Street, San Diego, CA 92101. THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH ERNEST J. DRONENBURG JR., RECORDER/ COUNTY CLERK OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON February 2, 2021. LEGAL: 08694 Publish: Fedruary 17, 24 and March 3, 10, 2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2021-9001740 YAKAYU 1412 Long View Dr., Chula Vista, CA 91915 The business is conducted by An Individual Heike Blume, 1412 Long View Dr., Chula Vista, CA 91915. THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH ERNEST J. DRONENBURG JR., RECORDER/ COUNTY CLERK OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON February 3, 2021. LEGAL: 08696 Publish: February 17, 24 and March 3, 10, 2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2021-9001494 THE ACTORS: ONLINE COURSES 1717 Lodgepole Road, San Marcos, CA 92078 The business is conducted by An Individual Michaela Elizabeth Pistilli, 1717 Lodgepole Road, San Marcos, CA 92078. THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH ERNEST J. DRONENBURG JR., RECORDER/COUNTY CLERK OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON February 1, 2021. LEGAL: 08692 Publish: Fedruary 10, 17, 24 and March 3, 2021


Case Number: 37-2021-00005517-CU-PT-NC

LEGAL FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2021-9002016 PARADISE VIEW 7948 Playmor Terrace, San Diego, CA 92122 The business is conducted by An Individual Christian Ardeleanu, 7948 Playmor Terrace, San Diego, CA 92122. THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH ERNEST J. DRONENBURG JR., RECORDER/ COUNTY CLERK OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON February 5, 2021. LEGAL: 08697 Publish: February 17, 24 and March 3, 10, 2021

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF: SANDRA JEAN PENCE and JONATHAN MANUEL PENCE FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER: SANDRA JEAN PENCE and JONATHAN MANUEL PENCE and on behalf of: PATRICIA RAY PENCE, a minor HAS FILED A PETITION FOR AN ORDER TO CHANGE NAMES FROM: a) SANDRA JEAN PENCE b) JONATHAN MANUEL PENCE c) PATRICIA RAY PENCE, a minor TO: a) SANDRA JEAN FACINELLI b) JOHN MANNUEL RAY c) PATTIE RAY, a minor IT IS ORDERED that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court in Department 25 of the San Diego County Superior Court at the address shown (325 S. Melrose Dr., Vista, CA 92081) on MARCH 30, 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 29, 2021. LEGAL: 08693 Publish: February 17, 24 and March 3, 10, 2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2021-9002105 SALON JAG 8380 Center Drive Suite D, La Mesa, CA 91942 The business is conducted by A Corporation Jag Venture Group, 741 El Cajon Blvd. El Cajon, CA 92020. THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH ERNEST J. DRONENBURG JR., RECORDER/ COUNTY CLERK OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON February 5, 2021. LEGAL: 08699 Publish: February 24 and March 3, 10, 17, 2021


Case Number: 37-2020-00046099-CU-PT-NC


Case Number: 37-2021-00005513-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 MARCH 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 February 9, 2021.

IT IS ORDERED that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court in Department 25 of the San Diego County Superior Court at the address shown (325 S. Melrose Dr., Vista, CA 92081) on MARCH 23, 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 29, 2021.

LEGAL: 08698 Publish: February 17, 24 and March 3, 10, 2021

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Explore Employment With Your Own Team (NAPSI)—Dame Helen Mirren has all the qualities that make a star. Now in her 70s, the Academy Award-winning actress remains talented, posted, beautiful and sought after in an industry that has relatively few roles for older women. How does she do it? Often the difference between being average and being excellent lies in having a strong team working toward a common goal. A manager, agent, stylist, acting coach and personal assistant all contributed to Dame Mirren’s success. Imagine what it would be like to have your own team supporting your efforts to start or progress in a career. You don’t have to be a celebrity to have a supporting team. If you’re an adult (ages 18-64) receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) because of a disability, a team of professionals devoted to helping you reach your employment goals awaits. If you choose to participate in Social Security’s Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program, you’ll have access to free employment support services that can help you prepare for the workforce, search for a job or progress in a career. The program is voluntary and designed to help people progress to financial independence. Several types of Ticket Program providers can be part of a team that gives you the support you need: • Employment Networks (EN)? offer: • Career planning (such as benefits counseling, goal setting, job coaching, and job development). • Job placement assistance, and • Ongoing support to help you succeed and advance in your career. • State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)?agencies offer some of the same services you’ll find at ENs. Job seekers with more complex support needs can access intensive training, education and rehabilitation with the VR’s help. • Work Incentives Planning & Assistance (WIPA)?projects provide free benefits counseling to help you understand how working will affect your benefits. •Protection and Advocacy (PABSS) organizations provide free legal assistance to people who receive Social Security disability benefits and who have disability-related employment issues. For more than 20 years, Ticket to Work service providers have helped people find their path to a better future through work. Connect with your employment team and find out what is possible for you. To learn how, call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY) or visit