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LOTS of NEW VENDORS This Week at the Weekly Outdoor Alpine Farmers Market! – July 22, 2014

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The Market continues to grow and change each week!  This week we would like to welcome MANY new vendors including Local Juice Co, 5150 Nut Butters, Starry Lane Bakery and more! 


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Juice Boost by Local Juice Co!

Delicious and Healthy, now that’s a treat!  Local Juice Co. offers 100% organic, cold- pressed juices among an array of drinks, smoothies, tonics, and elixirs.  Their 3 most popular juices include Renew, Awaken and Sustain.  All of their organic drinks are both delicious and rich with health benefits.  Be sure to stop by Local Juice Co.’s booth this Sunday and taste test their juices to find your favorite!



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5150 Nut Butters are Unique, Delicious and Will Make You Want More!

This is not your average nut butter…this is the most delicious, flavorful nut butter you will ever try!  5150 Nut Butter flavors include: chocolate chip cookie, cookies and cream, chocolate biscuit and more.  Yum!



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Starry Lane Bakery and Chiqui’s Sweets Cater to our Sweet Tooth

Please give a warm (and sweet) welcome to Chiqui’s Bakery and Starry Lane this week!  They will be filling the Market with delicious sweet treats that will make your mouth water.  Starry Lane is a gluten-free bakery offering gluten-free cupcakes, bread and more.



Sunshine Hoops is Back and ready to Get their Hoop on!

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It’s time to get your hoop on with Sunshine Hoops, at the Alpine Farmers Market, this Tuesday, July 22nd. Their custom hoops are sized and weighted for adults and children, so no one is left out of the fun. strength core, burn calories, improve cardio, tone muscles. Their hoops are used for fun and fitness. They even offer our Super Mambo Hoop, which is Big Fun for everyone!



Show your support for your favorite returning vendors and explore our exciting new vendors while you shop at the Market TODAY from 3pm to 7pm! Our weekly Alpine Certified Farmers Market is open from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Stop by to see what’s new each Tuesday! 1929 Arnold Way, Alpine CA 91901 at Bethel Church, Corner of Tavern & Arnold.

(Remember to bring an ice chest in your car or on wheels so you can enjoy a nice dinner made fresh for you right at the market.  Also, come to enjoy our live entertainment in the comfort of new Market umbrellas, tables and chairs.)

Alpine Farmers Market … Make it a weekly habit.  Let’s go Shopping!

Lindsay & Andrew & BoogsSee You there!

Lindsay Brookshire and Andrew Darnelle – Managers








Alpine History Mystery for July 2014 – “Who Built the Toll Road from Alpine to Julian?”


Who Built the Toll Road from Alpine to Julian?   July, 2014

Oh, you didn’t know about the toll road leading to Julian? Well, in 1871, when the Alpine area was known as Valle de las Viejas, a drifter of sorts was granted a charter to build a toll road from here to there. Now, “drifter” might be too strong of a word to describe our road builder. He did move around a lot in those days, but not without a purpose or plan. In 1849, he moved his family from Georgia to California in search of gold, and he had some success as a prospector. But whenever he filed a claim on a mine, he would sell it instead of working it. I guess that made him more of a speculator than a miner. In Nevada City he was a prospector, in French Corral, CA, he owned a hotel, and on some town registers where he lived they listed his profession as a trader.

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Banner Grade Toll House

From 1850 to 1880, he moved with his wife, Jane, and their five children at least nine times. The year 1869 found him in an area later to be named Julian where he was known as a road builder. In Julian he entered a partnership with three others to build the Julian to Banner Toll Road. When this road was completed in 1871, he already had another project in mind – a toll road from Valle de las Viejas to Julian to provide easy access to the gold at Stonewall Mine. In September of ‘71, he was awarded a charter from San Diego County to build his Toll Road and he got started right away. The San Diego Union newspaper reported that his gang of 18 strong and able men worked all through the winter of 1871-72 to build the road up the “horrible Valle de las Viejas hill”, but added “From thence on to Julian the work was comparatively easy.”

It was in 1872 that our road builder moved his family to an area called Oak Grove, where Shadow Hills Elementary School is located today. Here he established a homestead and called it “Alpine Ranch”.

In addition to building the road to Julian, this mystery man left his mark on our home town in many ways, even though he only lived here about five years. Do you know the name of this pioneer road builder? The man from Georgia who was named after our first US President? The man who left an everlasting mark on our community? Well, that is our Alpine History Mystery question: Who built the toll road from Alpine to Julian?

If you know the answer, send us a note to . Need help solving this one? Come visit us at the museum open house from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, July 26 or Sunday July 27, where docents will be on hand to help you solve this mystery. And for just $10 you can purchase a T-shirt boasting: “I Solved the Alpine History Mystery”. The museum is located at 2116 Tavern Road in Alpine.

Alpine History Mysteries are created and edited by Tom & Judy Myers from stories, collections, and archives maintained by the Alpine Historical Society.

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Gymtrix Free Open Gym Classes with August Enrollment – August 2014


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Alpine Community Planning Group Meeting (ACPG) – July 24, 2014 – AGENDA


Alpine Community Planning Group
P.O. Box 1419, Alpine, CA 91903-1419

Notice of Regular Meeting | Final Agenda
Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 6:00pm
Alpine Community Center | 1830 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, CA 91901

Archived Agendas & Minutes –
County Planning & Sponsor Groups –


  1. Call to Order
  2. Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call of Members
  4. Approval of Minutes / Correspondence / Announcements
    1. Approval of Minutes for May 22, 2014
    2. ACPG Statement: The Alpine Community Planning Group was formed for the purpose of advising and assisting the Director of Planning, the Zoning Administrator, the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors in the preparation, amendment and implementation of community and sub-regional plans. The Alpine Community Planning Group is an advisory body only.
  5. Open Discussion: Opportunity for members of the public to speak to the ACPG on any subject matter within the ACPG’s jurisdiction that is not on the posted agenda.
  6. Prioritization of this Meeting’s Agenda Items
  7. Organized / Special Presentations
    1. On July 25th, 2014 the San Diego Traffic Advisory Committee will be hearing a speed limit review for South Grade Road from Tavern northwesterly to Arnold Way (3.5 miles). South Grade Road is posted 50 MPH and is radar enforced. “Due to an ongoing speed-related concern from a local resident who stated, the roadway is narrow with many hidden driveways, some with limited sight distance and various curves, we are interested in the review of the formal 50 MPH speed limit posting.” The adjacent eastern portion of South Grade Road is posted 45 MPH and is radar enforced.   For full agenda and background information visit – Presentation, Discussion & Action.
    2. General update regarding the Board of Supervisors June 25th meeting regarding the Forest Conservation Initiative Lands General Plan Amendment. For more info visit   A special presentation titled “Board of Supervisors meeting video presentation” will be made by Louis Russo.   Presentation, Discussion & Action.
  8. Group Business:
    1. Subcommittee Chairs to submit list of subcommittee members for approval. Discussion & Action.
    2. Update regarding ACPG Seat #2 vacancy – Recommendations for vacancy will not be voted on by the ACPG until the August 28th, 2014 ACPG meeting.
    3. Reminder regarding candidate filing for upcoming elections. Even numbered seats on the ACPG are up for election in November. The filing period for interested candidates is July 14th – August 8th. For more information visit or contact Registrar of Voters – 5600 Overland Ave, San Diego, CA 92123 or 858-565-5800.
  9. Consent Calendar
  10. Subcommittee Reports (including Alpine Design Review Board)
  11. Officer Reports
  12. Open Discussion 2 (if necessary)
  13. Request for Agenda Items for Upcoming Agendas
  14. Approval of Expenses / Expenditures
  15. Announcement of Meetings:
    1. Alpine Community Planning Group –August 28th, 2014
    2. ACPG Subcommittees – TBD
    3. Planning Commission – August 15th, 2014
    4. Board of Supervisors – July 29th & 30th, August 5th & 6th
  16. Adjournment of Meeting


ACPG Members List

Chairman: Travis Lyon

Vice Chair: Jim Easterling

Secretary: Sharmin Self


Group Members:

Jim Archer

George Barnett

Aaron Dabbs

Roger Garay

Nicole McDonough

Mike Milligan

Tom Myers

Leslie Perricone

Louis Russo

Richard Saldano

Kippy Thomas

John Whalen

Barn Owl Presentation at the Alpine Library – July 24, 2014

Barn Owl Presentation at the Library – 6pm

July 24th at 6pm – “Barn Owl Buddies, Natural Pest Control” Presentation at the Alpine Library.  Author Tom Stephan will share some of his extensive knowledge about birds, specifically barn owls. Tom has installed more than 28,000 owl boxes for homeowners as a way to bring nature and natural pest control into their own yards. Signed copies of his book, “Beneficial Barn Owls”, will be available, as well as nesting boxes in several sizes..

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