Julian

PIONEERS HONORED IN 4TH OF JULY “BEST LITTLE SMALL TOWN PARADE” IN HISTORIC JULIAN

June 28, 2012 (Julian)—The historic gold rush town of Julian honors stars, stripes and pioneers at this year’s 4th of July parade.

Known far and wide as the “best little small town parade in America,” Julian presents a homegrown event that celebrates the town’s gold rush era history, the dedication of veterans and active duty military who serve our country, and local residents who cherish the special qualities of the little town tucked into the Cuyamaca Mountains east of San Diego.


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DOUBLE FUN FOR DAD: JULIAN BLUES BASH JUNE 16 AND A FATHER’S DAY COUNTRY JAM JUNE 17

 

June 13, 2012 (Julian)—Music lovers will want to head east to Julian this weekend for a pair of popular events, both at the Menghini Winery.


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SMALL FIRE DOUSED EAST OF JULIAN

June 11, 2012 (Julian)—A fire near the Rodriguez Spur Truck Trail and Pacific Crest Trail charred three to five acres east of Julian near Banner grade today, Cal-Fire reports. 


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BANNER FIRE NOW 65 PERCENT CONTAINED; FIRE SUPPRESSION COSTS REACH $2 MILLION

 Updated May 27, 2012, 10 a.m. -- The Banner Fire was held at 4,100 acres through the night and remains 65% contained. Fire suppression cost has reached $2 million. Excess resources are now being dismissed, according to Roxanne Provaznik with Cal-Fire.


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VICTIM IDENTIFIED IN FATAL JULIAN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

 

May 21, 2012 (Julian) – Julie Faith Fortier, 39, of Irvine, lost her life in a motorcycle accident that occurred May 19 on State Route 78 at the Banner Grade near Julian.

According to the Medical Examiner’s office, Fortier was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by her husband when he lost control on a curve at a high rate of speed. 


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2 MOTORCYCLISTS DOWN AT 78 NEAR BANNER GRADE


May 19, 2012 (San Diego’s East County Magazine)—Two motorcyclists are down in the roadway  in a serious injury accident on Highway 78 at Banner Grade in the Julian/Wynola area, Incident Page Network reports.  According to the CHP website, a citizen is attempting CPR on an injured rider while CHP is en route.

The accident is near a twist in the road approximately 1 mile north of a campground at the horse shoe curve. 


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SANTA YSABEL TRIBE TAKES A STAND FOR A “FAIR DEAL”

 
May 7, 2012 (Santa Ysabel)-- The Iipay Nation of the Santa Ysabel Tribe is holding its ground against San Diego County demands for a $3 million arbitration settlement. The tribe states that the county projections were unrealistic and fundamentally flawed. The Santa Ysabel Tribe affirms the casino is willing to pay a fair settlement within its actual, not projected, situation.

 


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WORTH A TRIP: JULIAN FILM FEST CONTINUES SUNDAY


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MILAGRO FARMS VINEYARDS AND JEREMY’S ON THE HILL WINEMAKERS DINNER MAY 11

May 4, 2012 (Julian) -- Jeremy’s on the Hill and Milagro Farm Vineyards are starting Mother’s Day weekend with a very special wine pairing event on May 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Jeremy’s, 4354 Highway 78, Wynola (just outside of Julian).


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SPOTLIGHT ON JULIAN AS 1ST ANNUAL WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL DEBUTS MAY 5-6

May 4, 2012 (Julian) – Through the beauty of films celebrating the environment, the Julian Wild & Scenic Film Festival promises to inspire activism and appreciation for the natural word. 

This weekend's May 5-6 festival in Julian, a historic gold rush mountain town, brings touring films from the famed Nevada City Wild and Scenic Film Festival. The fun debuts with a party tonight and another Saturday featuring lively tunes of Grand Canyon Sundown. Hikes on Volcan Mountain and in Santa Ysabel Preserve are also planned, as well as award-winning films, a non-fiction filmmakers workshop, and guest speakers.

Film highlights include Connecting the Gems, which tracks two National Geographic Adventures of the Year on a 520 mile trek through the Rockies’ premier wildlife corridors.  Chasing Water, winner of  Best Environmental Film and Best Documentary at other film fests, traces a Colorado watershed from river to the sea. 


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TAURUS MOON BOUTIQUE & GALLERY OPENS IN JULIAN

April 23, 2012 (Julian) -- A new boutique and gallery arrived in Julian on April 22.  Taurus Moon Boutique and Gallery, located at 2602 Washington Street, Julian infuses old world charm with all that's eclectic and modern from independent artists, fashion/jewelry designers, artisans and photographers from all over the country who seek a modern space to sell their creations or a cool place to find out what's next.  Taurus Moon Boutique & Gallery exists to nurture emerging artists and indie brands as well as the art & culture scene in the local community. 


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SNOW, ICE ON EAST COUNTY HIGHWAYS

February 27, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – Accidents have been reported on both eastbound and westbound I-8 in Alpine near Willows Road due to ice on the highway this evening. Due to snowfall, chains are required on Sunrise Highway, in Julian, and on old highway 80 in Jacumba.


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MULTIPLE ALERTS: ACCIDENTS, CLOSURES & WIND HAZARDS

 

January 29,2012 (San Diego’s East County) – If you’re driving in East County, please be aware of the following hazardous situations:

 

 

  • A medical helicopter is en route to 1840 Buckman Springs Road in Cameron Corners, where a rollover accident has resulted in major injuries. The accident involves a van that went off the roadway near a fire station. The accident was reported at 11:08 a.m.
  • A bicyclist, 17, has been hit head-on by a vehicle on Japatul Road at Hidden Glen. CHP is closing the roadway, CHP reported at 10:47 a.m. The victim was reportedly conscious and breathing.
  • High wind warnings have been issued for I-8 from Alpine to the County line and CHP advises the area is unsafe for high-profile vehicles. A wind warning has also been issued in the Julian/mountain areas.
  • In Alpine, Arnold remains closed at South Grade due to repairs from a water main break.

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JEREMY’S ON THE HILL TO HOST FUNDRAISER JAN. 25 TO HELP CANCER PATIENT BROOKLIN BUTTS, 3


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COUNTY ANNOUNCES PILE BURNS IN JULIAN AREA FOR JANUARY THROUGH MAY

 

January 5, 2011 (Julian)--The San Diego County Department of Parks and Recreation will be conducting weekday pile burns in January through May, weather permitting, at Santa Ysabel East Preserve, Volcan Mountain Preserve and William Heise County Park.

The pile burns — in which piles of cleared brush and other cut vegetation are burned — will reduce the fire hazard of excess vegetation fuels.


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BOOK SIGNING SAT. DEC 3 AT JULIANʼS QUILTS PLUS

 
December 1, 2011, (Julian) -- The Pig and the Dragon, a fantasy novel by La Mesa author Cindy Schuricht, is available for purchase at Julianʼs Quilts Plus, 2125 Main St., Julian. Come meet Cindy, have her sign your copy, and have a cup of hot apple cider on Sat. Dec. 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 
The Pig and the Dragon is an intergenerational fable that alternates between the parentʼs and the childʼs points of view. A discussion booklet suggests topics and questions for conversation.
 

 


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SNOW FORECAST FOR EAST COUNTY MOUNTAINS

By Miriam Raftery

November 5, 2011 (San Diego's East County) - Julian receiving a dusting of snow in Friday's storm, though the slushy white had melted away by late today.  For those who missed a snow-day adventure, however, take heart.  More snow is forecast tomorrow in East County's mountain areas.


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MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN JULIAN CRASH IDENTIFIED

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October 9 2011 (Julian) – Rogelio Malihan, 53, died at the scene of a three-motorcycle accident shortly after noon today while riding with his son and a close friend on southbound Highway 79.

 


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FATALITY ACCIDENT IN JULIAN

October 8, 2011 (Julian) - A SIG alert has been issued and a portion of Highway 79 has been closed due to a fatality accident.  The crash, which involves multiple motorcycles, occurred at 2949 Julian Road shortly before noon today.  

 

 


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EVACUATION ADVISORIES LIFTED IN GREAT FIRE NEAR JULIAN

 

October 3, 2011 (Julian) 1:25 p.m. – All evacuation advisories have been lifted in the Julian area, where the Great Fire is 40% contained. Road closures have also been lifted, however the Pacific Crest Trail in the fire affected areas remains closed, as well as Rodriguez Truck Trail.

 


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MORE THAN A THOUSAND FIREFIGHTERS BATTLING GREAT FIRE; BLAZE BURNING N ANZA BORREGO STATE PARK AND FEDERAL FOREST LANDS

 

October 2, 2011 (Borrego) – Cal Fire reports  that the Great Fire, which started south of 78 near Julian yesterday (see ECM report ), has grown to 2,000 acres and is only 5% contained, Cal Fire spokesoperson Roxanne Provaznik confirms. 

 


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EVACUATION ADVISIORY ISSUED FOR 1,100 HOMES IN JULIAN AREA DUE TO WILDFIRE

 

 Update October 2, 2011 6:45 p.m. --The Great Fire is 20 percent contained and holding at 2,000 acres. Currently there are 119 engines, 52 fire crews, eight bulldozers, and 21 water tenders at the scene, a total of 1,486 firefighters. Fire crews have four miles of containment line to construct; cost to fight the fire is estimated at $650,000, said Roxanne Provaznik at Cal-Fire. 


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WINDS SHIFT AS GREAT FIRE NEAR JULIAN BURNS TOWARD DESERT


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A JUICY STORY: APPLE DAYS CENTENNIAL FESTIVAL AT JULIAN OCT. 1-2

By Miriam Raftery

September 30, 2011 (Julian)—Autumn means apple season in historic Julian, where you can sample fresh apple cider or bring the family and pick your own apples at roadside orchards.

 


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THUNDERSTORM, POWER OUTAGE IN JULIAN

 

September 23, 2011 (Julian) – Approximately 1,272 customers are without power tonight in Julian, SDG&E reports, due to an outage caused by a thunderstorm.

 

The National Weather Service reports thunderstorms and dry lightning are possible tonight and tomorrow across San Diego County.
 


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MULTIPLE MAJOR INCIDENTS IN REGION INCLUDE FIRE, HELICOPTER CRASH, BUS FIRE & HEAD-ON COLLISION


September 19, 2011 – 1:50 p.m. – ECM has received reports of at least 6 serious incidents across our region:

 

 


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FIDDLIN’ AROUND: 41st BACK COUNTRY MUSIC JAMBOREE & BANJO FIDDLE CONTEST SEPT. 17-18 IN JULIAN


September 15, 2011 (Julian) – Ready for some toe-tapping musical entertainment? Head out to the historic gold rush town of Julian in San Diego’s East County, where the Julian Lions Club will present the 41st Back Country Music Jamboree and Banjo Fiddle Contest on Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18 at Frank Lane Park.

 


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LIGHTNING SPARKS SMALL FIRES NEAR BORREGO

 

September 14, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Lightning strikes have ignited two small brush fires in Shelter Valley, between Julian and Borrego Springs, Cal Fire confirms.

 


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BOIL WATER ORDERS ISSUED IN EAST COUNTY RURAL AND MOUNTAIN AREAS


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PUT YOUR BEST FEET FORWARD AT JULIAN GRAPE STOMP SEPT. 3

August 30, 2011 (Julian) -- Every September, the Julian Chamber of Commerce celebrates the harvest of the town’s grapes with a real, Old World-style grape stomp and festa at the Menghini Winery September 3 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. This grape stomp provides two barrels for stomping--one for adults and one for children.

 


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