Julian

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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STARRY, STARRY NIGHTS: JULIAN STARFEST AUG 25-28


 
 August 22, 2011 (Julian, CA) --  Organizers of the fourth annual Julian StarFest announced the popular astronomy event will be held at the Menghini Winery from Thursday, Aug. 25 through Sunday, Aug. 28. Presented by the San Diego Astronomy Association and the community of Julian, the event draws thousands of Southern Californians to Julian to enjoy the dark skies. 
 


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EXPLORING CEDAR CREEK FALLS’ NEW TRAIL

 

Story, photos and video by Elena Peña



June 29, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)--Nestled in between slopes in the Cleveland National Forest lies a gem known as Cedar Creek Falls, often referred to as The Devil’s Punch Bowl. A wondrous waterfall is the picturesque background to the swimming hole at the end of this approximately four-mile hike.  The location used to be accessed mainly from Julian.  But due to a newly revamped trail out of Ramona, it’s now more accessible than ever before--and more populated, especially on weekends and holidays. 


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SAN DIEGO MOUNTAIN BACKCOUNTRY VOLUNTEERS PREPARE FOR LOCAL DISASTERS

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une 11, 2011 (Julian) -- Disaster Service Volunteers from across San Diego County will converge on the town of Julian Saturday morning to sharpen their skills during a “very realistic” 12-hour emergency response exercise. 


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JULIAN WOMEN'S CLUB HOSTS APPLE BLOSSOM TEAM JUNE 10

 

Tea, Cakes and Frivolity Planned 

 

June 10, 2011 (Julian)--Residents throughout San Diego County are invited to attend the Julian Woman’s Club Apple Blossom Tea today. The annual event, attended by people of all ages, offers a formal English tea serving with sandwiches and sweet pastries. The event also includes opportunities to win themed gift baskets.


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3 MOTORCYCLES IN ACCIDENT AT JULIAN; 1 INJURED

 

April 17, 2011 (Julian) – A motorcycle accident prompted a SIG Alert briefly today near Julian, Incident Page Network reports. The accident occurred on Highway 79 in front of Jeremy’s on the Hill around 11:15 a.m.


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CELEBRATION COMBINES FUN AND FUNDRAISING FOR JULIAN PARADE

More donations needed for annual patriotic event

 

By Diana Garrett

April 9, 2011 (Julian)--The Julian Fourth of July Parade Committee raised over $800 at a fundraiser held at Wynola Pizza on March 28, putting the committee halfway to its goal of raising $6500 from its new corporate sponsorship program. More than 75 people from all walks of life enjoyed themselves at the event while supporting the parade, which Julian has presented for nearly 20 Independence days.


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CHEERS! BLUE DOOR WINERY, JULIAN’S NEWEST VINTNER, HOSTS GRAND OPENING PARTY SATURDAY, MARCH 26


Winemaker moves operations from San Marcos, opens tasting room in East County

 

By Miriam Raftery
 

March 24, 2011 (Julian) – Marc Hashagen isn’t your typical winemaker. A firm believer in giving things a go even when the odds seem long, he began making wines with a friend back in 2006 because “we love wine,” he recalled.

 

Born in Norway and raised in a small English farming town by his parents, both American teachers, he returned to the U.S. after they retired and headed west.  “We Googled winemaking in San Diego,” said Hashagen, who teamed up with a friend, Charlie Chabalko, now co-owner.


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POLICE MOUNT AERIAL SEARCH FOR MISSING WOMAN SUFFERING FROM DEPRESSION

 

 

Authorities provide new details on case, ask public help to find missing woman and white SUV RAV-4 vehicle

 

 

December 30, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) –Diana Ellen Bialawski, 26, left home in Carmel Creek on Christmas Day. “She left a note saying she was going to Julian to visit friends, and I’ll call you if I need help,’” Detective Mo Parga with SDPD said, adding that Bialawski had been suffering from depression when she took off in a white Toyota Rav-4 SUV that only had a quarter tank of gas.

 

“We had SDPD fixed-wing and helicopter up all day today searching,” Parga said. Stormy weather prevented aerial searches until today.


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MISSING SAN DIEGO WOMAN IN WHITE TOYOTA RAV 4 MAY HAVE GONE TO JULIAN


December 28, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – San Diego Police ask the public’s help to locate Diana Ellen Bielawski, who may have driven to Julian in East County's mountains. She may also need medical attention. She was last seen Christmas day, December 25th at 1 p.m. in the 4100 block of Paseo Montanas in the Carmel Creek neighborhood of San Diego. View map.

She was driving a white 2001 Toyota Rav4 with California license 4TJK342. She is white, 26 years old, 120 pounds, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a tan/brown/white belted sweater and black pants.


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GIFTS FROM THE EAST: SHOPPING DELIGHTS IN EAST COUNTY'S MOUNTAIN REGION


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JULIAN STAGE COMPANY PRESENTS DICKENS' "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" OPENING DEC. 9 THROUGH DEC. 19

 

November 12, 2010 (Julian)--Julian Stage Company and the Julian Chamber of Commerce present the 2010 production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol--a Julian holiday tradition. Give your holiday spirit a boost with the classic story of a lonely, hard-hearted old man who finds the true meaning of life and love one haunted Christmas Eve.

 

Be sure to allow time to take in the quaint holiday charm of small-town historic Julian this holiday season, with its horse-drawn carriages, strolling carolers, and spiced cider.


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BEST EAST COUNTY PHOTOS

 

 October 22, 2010

No kidding! Youngsters had a great time at the San Miguel Fire open house in Spring Valley earlier this month, where this boy got a close-up look at goats owned by Johnny Gonzalez; the four-footed brush clearing team is used to create firebreaks in East County’s rural areas. Photo by Miriam Raftery.

“My son grew up here in Boulevard and loves what God gave us,” wrote reader Leslie Mauris, who submitted this photo of boulders balanced as if by divine design.

 

Scroll down to see more amazing images of East County.....


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HALLOWEEN BEER PAIRING EVENT AT JEREMY’S ON THE HILL

 

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October 21, 2010 (Julian) -- On Sunday, October 31, at 5:00 p.m. Jeremy’s on the Hill California-Style Bistro teams up with Stone Brewing Company to host a five-course Beer Pairing. The event will feature local produce and ingredients, as well as specialty hops and at least one course featuring grass fed American bison from Star B Buffalo Ranch and Hops Farm.

 

Guests are invited to wear Halloween Costumes (if they dare….) and prizes will be awarded.


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OH DEER! JULIAN BACKCOUNTRY TRIP HAS DELIGHTS IN STORE

Story and photos by Miriam Raftery
 

October 1, 2010 (Julian) –If you’re heading up to the Julian Apple Festival this weekend, you’ll find plenty of sights to see along the way.

 


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JEREMY’S ON THE HILL SERVES UP FARM-FRESH FINE DINING IN JULIAN


Jeremy’s on the Hill California-style Bistro

4354 Highway 78 (between Santa Ysabel and Julian)

(760)765-1587 

www.jeremysonthehill.com

 

By the East County Eater

 


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JULIAN APPLE DAYS FESTIVAL OCT. 2-3

 

September 30, 2010 (Julian) -- As part of Julian’s Apple Days Centennial Celebration, a two-day Apple Days Festival will be held October 2nd and 3rd.  Festivities take place at Menghini Winery in the historic gold rush town of Julian, located on Highway 79 in East County's mountain region.

 


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NEW! FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN JULIAN SEPT. 25-26

 

September 17, 2010 (Julian) -- The first annual Folk Music Festival will be held in historic Julian, paired with the 24th annual Julian Art Guild Show. Both events will be held on the rustic grounds of the Menghini Winery on September 25 and 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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“WINE AND SWINE” FEAST SEPT. 28 TO BENEFIT JULIAN FFA


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JULIAN PARK GETS HEALTHY MAKEOVER


Jess Martin Park Premieres New Outdoor Fitness Areas


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ALL THAT GLITTERS: JULIAN ARTS GUILD FALL ART SHOW & SALE SEPT. 3-6


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JULIAN STARFEST AUGUST 5-8


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