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 By Kim Simas    Julian

Julian Parade Cancelled

Each year, people of all ages gather along Main Street in Julian to celebrate the 4th of July holiday. The small town becomes packed full of residents, visitors, bands, classic vehicles and floats all enjoying the fun and festivities. However, this year COVID-19 came along and... — Updated 6/30/2020

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Peaceful Protest in Julian

With so many protests and gatherings being held throughout the country, a group of Julian residents felt it was necessary to show their support as well. Around 6 p.m. June 4, people lined the sidewalks along Main Street with signs... — Updated 6/25/2020

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Congratulations Julian High Class of 2020

On June 11, the Julian High School held a graduation ceremony for the class of 2020. This year’s graduating class demonstrated the perseverance and fortitude during the last three months of the school year that will define their futures as well. Just like all of the other studen... — Updated 6/25/2020

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Julian Organization Expands Its Reach

In 1998, the Julian Union School District was awarded Healthy Cities and Communities Planning and Healthy Cities and Communities Implementation grants to assist the community. A small group of parents, staff and community partners... — Updated 6/15/2020

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Julian Begins to Slowly Reopen

Now that more businesses are opening up and restrictions are starting to loosen a bit for restaurants and stores, merchants in Julian are looking forward to welcoming more visitors. Merchants have been taking the time to follow health and safety guidelines imposed by County... — Updated 6/11/2020

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Multiple Groups Support the Julian Community

In the wake of this current health crisis, many organizations and groups have risen to the challenge of supporting their communities. Those in Julian are no different. With so many in the backcountry in need of a variety of resources that include food, school supplies and help... — Updated 5/22/2020

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Julian: A Tourist Town Still Working Hard to Endure

As one can imagine, a town that thrives on tourism is being hit very hard due to the stay-at-home order. The Julian Chamber of Commerce continues to be very supportive of the businesses by promoting the many businesses and restaurants in town. The Chamber’s message is to... — Updated 5/7/2020

 
 By Kim Simas    Julian

Julian Tries to Remain Safe from COVID-19

Being in the backcountry definitely has its advantages and disadvantages. Distance from the crowds of a major metropolitan city, a slower, more relaxed pace, and the natural beauty are only some of what draws people to Julian’s rural location. Yet with the nearest hospital... — Updated 4/15/2020

 
 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 get her Marriage and Family Therapist license, and... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 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

 

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