Horoscope, Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Cosmic Christmas Forecast “Peace on Earth, good will toward men” may be a Christmas ideal, but it’s an attainable one. The harmony you create inside yourself will count toward the effort and spread to loved ones and out into the world. Mars enters Aquarius, driving philanthropic efforts and encouraging us to take personal responsibility for […]

Horoscope, Monday, December 24, 2012

Mars Leaves Capricorn Though one hates to get too caught up in the commercial aspects of this time of year, they are difficult to ignore, as Jupiter and Uranus draw interest to the economic sector. Mars heading for Aquarius urges us to be generous in every way that we can; money may be the least […]

Diana Leigh Chu

Jan. 19, 1946 — Dec. 16, 2012 Diana Leigh Chu, of Placerville, Calif., born Jan. 19, 1946, died Dec. 16, 2012. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Dec. 22, at 1 p.m., at Church of the Foothills, 2380 Merrychase Drive in Cameron Park, Calif. Online condolences may be posted at

Ruth Laws-Jennings-Archipley

Dec. 15, 1915 — Dec. 17, 2012 Ruth Laws-Jennings-Archipley, formerly of Placerville, born Dec. 15, 1915, died Dec. 17, 2012. Services will be held at a later date.

Gunnery Sergeant Jonathan S. Barger USMC

Dec. 9, 1973 — Dec. 5, 2012 Jonathan S. Barger, born Dec. 9, 1973, died Dec. 5, 2012. A private gathering will be held Thursday, Dec. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Bargers’ home.

LaMarr Davidson Rupley

Aug. 18, 1925 — Dec. 3, 2012 Born in Long Beach, Calif., LaMarr was the eldest of five children. Her parents were Carlos “Dave” and Mildred “Millie” Davidson. the family moved to Placerville in the late years of World War II. Here she met the lifelong love of her life, Bill Rupley. They were married […]

Vidolt Menzel

April 5, 1921 — Nov. 5, 2012 Vidolt, D.C., passed away on Nov. 5, 2012, in Placerville, Calif., after a brief illness. He was 91 years old. He was the youngest of three boys born on April 5, 1921, to John Menzel and Sophie Knall in Erie, Pa. He was preceded in death by his first […]

Horoscope, Sunday, December 23, 2012

Walk It Off Under the Taurus Moon According to some statisticians, an average person living to the age of 80 will walk around 110,000 miles in a lifetime. Because Earth’s circumference at the equator is 24,901.55 miles, that’s the equivalent of walking several times around the globe. Under the determined Capricorn sun and with the […]

Horoscope, Saturday, December 22, 2012

Capricorn Sun Challenge Yesterday’s solstice rang in a new season. Now the Capricorn sun issues a challenge: Can you keep old business separate from new business? Think of yourself as a doctor who must be careful not to spread germs from one patient to the next. The doctor uses the ritual of hand-washing to accomplish […]

Horoscope, Friday, December 21, 2012

Mighty Fine Solstice! “Merry” goes with “Christmas,” “happy” goes with “New Year” and “good” goes with “night.” After extensive surveying, the astrological consensus decided that “mighty fine” is a near perfect match for “solstice.” And of course, by “extensive surveying” I mean I asked myself. And also a cat. So, let us be the first […]

Horoscope, Thursday, December 20, 2012

End of Season Wrap-Up It may feel like you’re already there, but the solstice tomorrow is the official start of winter. On this the last day of the season, say goodbye to the adventures, pleasures, hardships and happenings of the past year. The passionate Sagittarius sun and the invigorated Aries moon will help you imagine […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Venus Favors Risk By definition, extenuating circumstances are uncommon enough to warrant a special pardon or reduced punishment. If someone needs such a pardon regularly, the problem is perhaps the extenuator and not the circumstance. Venus trine to Uranus favors taking a risk. Note that taking a risk is not the same thing as taking […]

Pauline A. Files

Aug. 27, 1916 — Dec. 12, 2012 Pauline grew up in Oklahoma. Her parents had a farm which she and her brothers helped work. They lived through the Dust Bowl period of the Midwest in the 1930s. During World War II she worked as a “Rosy the Riveter” for Douglas Aircraft and was able to […]

Anthony “Tony” Gust Rores

Dec. 16, 1929 — Dec. 14, 2012 Tony was born to Juliette and Gust Rores in Buffalo, N.Y. The youngest of five siblings, his favorite memories were beside the family at their candy store. He later moved to Arizona to attend college and serve in the Air Force. While there, he met his wife Nancy […]

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