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 By Kim Simas    Julian 

Julian Pathways Highlights

It was a warm June afternoon when Krystin Erickson walked onto the Julian Elementary School campus. She was already working with Vista Hill as a counselor and would be making a move to Julian soon. Erickson had been studying to... — Updated 3/5/2020

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Julian Pathways Earns A Proclamation

On January 15, was declared Julian Pathways, Inc. Live Well San Diego day by the County of San Diego. The nonprofit organization in Julian recently partnered with Live Well San Diego to promote a more healthy community in the backc... — Updated 2/20/2020

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Local Organization Helps Families for Christmas and More

Julian has a little-known secret that is working hard to make the community a bit brighter. Julian Pathways, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that serves the Julian Union Elementary and Julian Union High School Districts.... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

A Blanket of Snow Brings Crowds Back to Julian

Julian was treated again to a snow-covered holiday weekend. The snow fell early the day after Christmas and blanketed the entire mountain region. With the arrival of snow, many in the San Diego County made their way to the... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Julian's Fire Protection Controversy is Somewhat Settled

Several months after the passing of Measure A, things seem to have settled in Julian regarding fire protection. During the last court appearance in November, San Diego Superior Court Judge Randa Trapp ruled in favor of the San Diego Local Area Formation Commission’s (LAFCO)... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Julian Celebrates Thanksgiving with Snow

This year, the Thanksgiving holiday was a bit whiter in Julian. The town received a few inches of snow on Thursday Nov. 28 and Friday Nov. 29, creating a beautiful, yet crowded holiday weekend. Residents were well aware of the... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Kim Simas    Sports

Foundation's Second Fundraiser A Success

The Julian Community Heritage Foundation (JCHF) held their second fundraiser for the Julian Town Square project on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Julian Town Hall. The foundation wanted to provide an opportunity for the community to... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Is It Really Over?

After several months of heated discussions throughout the community, Julian’s fire district issue is just about wrapped up. The signs are gone from the center of town and the back and forth messages on Facebook have dissipated. Different viewpoints on a situation can definitely... — Updated 10/3/2019

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

"The Music Man" A Hit

The Julian Theater Company continues to bring wonderfully executed theater productions to Julian. In conjunction with Julian Union High School District and Spencer Valley School District, the latest production is The Music Man.... — Updated 10/3/2019

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Annual Grape Stomp Festa

A flatbed trailer with stacked bins full of beautifully ripe grapes is a sure sign that the stomp is about to begin. On Sept. 7, the annual Grape Stomp Festa took place at the Menghini Winery. Visitors had the opportunity to taste... — Updated 10/3/2019

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Fundraiser for the Julian Town Square A Great Success

The Julian Community Heritage Foundation held its first fundraiser on August 30, benefiting the Julian Town Square Project. The fundraiser, hosted by the Julian Beer Company, drew a large crowd of over 100. JBC created a new brew,... — Updated 10/3/2019

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Historical Skits Keep Nostalgia Alive in Julian

If you haven't had the pleasure of watching the performance by the Julian Doves and Desperados, you definitely need to add the show to your list of activities the next time you're in Julian. The performance takes place in front of... — Updated 9/4/2019

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Julian Annual Merchants Picnic

Each year, the Julian Merchant's Association holds the Annual Merchant's Picnic to celebrate merchants and members of the community who contribute to the fabric of Julian. Nominated by the community, awards are given to members of... — Updated 7/30/2019

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Julian Celebrates the Fourth in Style

Once again, the community of Julian came together to celebrate the nation's birthday in style. With close to 70 entries this year, patriotism was alive in the small historic town of Julian. The weather was perfect and the gentle... — Updated 7/22/2019

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Julian's Newest Addition is A Delight to the Senses

One look around the interior, and you're instantly impressed by the new trendy Mexican neighborhood restaurant. Just like the name suggests, Quecho is definitely an elevated Mexican eatery in more than one way. Not only does the... — Updated 7/5/2019

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Fourth of July Celebration

Each year, Julian hosts the Fourth of July parade. Affectionately called the “Greatest Little Town Parade in America,” Julian celebrates our nation’s birthday while bringing together the community and visitors. This year, the theme is “Historic Julian Celebrates the... — Updated 7/1/2019

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Parade Committee's Annual Fundraiser Breakfast A Sucess

The Julian Fourth of July Parade has become a treasured family event celebrating the nation's birthday. The committee, which consists of volunteers from within the community, is solely responsible for planning and fundraising for... — Updated 6/21/2019

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Culinary Delights are Highlighted in Julian

Just one of the many events sponsored by the Julian Chamber of Commerce, the Taste of Julian was a great experience. Not only do many of the businesses get the chance to showcase a taste of their menu, it is also an opportunity for... — Updated 6/18/2019

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Julian Community Hertiage Foundation To Beautify Empty Lot

For those that have driven through Julian or spent any time on Main Street, they are definitely familiar with the empty corner lot. This now empty corner was once teeming with life and brought a lot of character to the little... — Updated 6/18/2019

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Julian's Fire Department: Is It Settled?

It’s been a tumultuous two months since the voters passed Measure A. Since that day there have been a number of depositions, lawsuits and investigations. The County of San Diego and Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) attempted to seek the court’s assistance with... — Updated 6/18/2019

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

The Voters Decided – Now What?

The votes were cast and the results were tallied. Measure A passed on March 19, and the fight has not stopped there. Unfortunately, Julian is currently divided on what is best for its community. Since the election, events have unfolded to include court filings, accusations and... — Updated 5/6/2019

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

UCSD Shiley Eye Institute Eyemobile Visits Julian

Every year, schools around the country need to perform mandated vision screenings for particular grades. From these screenings, parents are alerted to their child's vision needs. This year, children at Julian Union Elementary... — Updated 5/1/2019

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Julian's Fire District – What Has Been Going On?

Julian is an official California Historical Landmark known for its vintage small town feel, gold mining history and of course the apple pies. However, for the past two years, Julian has been embroiled in a heated discussion between the volunteer fire department and San Diego Count... — Updated 5/1/2019