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Horoscope, Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Goodbye, Scorpio Sun When you start to believe that change is hard, think again. It’s more true that your growth as a human often has been automatic. You’ve already experienced many incarnations, from infant to toddler to child and beyond. On the last full day of the 2012 Scorpio solar transit, look back and celebrate […]

Horoscope, Monday, November 19, 2012

Master Your Gear Under the Aquarius Moon The Aquarius moon wears many hats — philanthropist, intellectual, party planner and card-carrying member of the technorati. The latter role is featured now, as Mercury’s retrograde has seemingly turned our devices against us. This astral backdrop may inspire you to learn deeper and more useful functions for your […]

Franklin George Whitman, Sr.

1920 — 2012 Franklin George Whitman Sr. died peacefully at his home in Placerville, Calif., on Nov 1, 2012. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Betty Zeigler Whitman. He was a graduate of Horseheads High School in Horseheads, N.Y. Upon his retirement from Moore Business Forms in Elmira, N.Y., he […]

Michelle “Shelly” Thorwaldson

July 7, 1964 — Oct. 24, 2012 A memorial service was held Saturday, Nov. 17, for Michelle “Shelly” Thorwaldson, a longtime resident of the San Francisco peninsula who “mothered” literally scores of young persons through the youth group of the Peninsula Christian Center of Redwood City and her home-based preschool child care business. She died […]

Harvey John Hall

March 7, 1939 — Nov. 4, 2012 Long time resident of Placerville, Harvey Hall passed away on Nov. 4, 2012. He served as Superintendant of the Gold Oak School District from 1972 to 1984, then for nearly 25 years worked as a real estate broker in the area. Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, […]

Patricia (Pat) JoAnn Herzig

May 11, 1934 — Oct. 11, 2012 Patricia (Pat) JoAnn Herzig, born on May 11, 1934, to Raymond and Mary Charnock in Richmond, Calif., entered into rest on Oct. 11, 2012, at her home, surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert G. Herzig. Al and Pat were married in 1951 […]

Bonnie May Wheeler

May 14, 1920 — Nov. 9, 2012 Bonnie passed away peacefully at her son and daughter-in-law’s home in Garden Valley, Calif., on Nov. 9, 2012, at the age of 92. She was a loving companion, excellent cook, outstanding swimmer, good driver, the best woman bowler in her league and loving, caring mother who was always […]

Cynthia Lee Burris

March 13, 1954 — Nov. 7, 2012 Cynthia “Syndi” Lee Burris passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 7, 2012, at Mercy San Juan Hospital in Sacramento, Calif. She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara J. Carmody, who passed away May 22, 2008. She is survived by her siblings, Timothy Vineyard of Sacramento, Calif., Sharon […]

Evelyn Cushman

Nov. 4, 1921 — Nov. 11, 2012 Evelyn Cushman, of Placerville, was born Nov. 4, 1921, and died Nov. 11, 2012. She was preceded in death by Warren Cushman. She is survived by her children, Karine Bailey (Dan), Jack Cushman (Debbie) and Jim Cushman (Kathy); grandchildren, Jeanene, Kristie, Brandy, Warren, Stasey and Summer; and 11 […]

Thomas Avey

March 14, 1946 — Nov, 9, 2012 Thomas Edward Avey passed away unexpectedly Nov. 9, 2012, at the age of 66. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Melinda; his four children and their spouses; 10 grandchildren; his brother, Mike; and a community of friends and family related by love if not by blood. […]

Evelyn Loretta Dunlop

April 28, 1923 — Nov. 9, 2012 Evelyn Laura (Loretta) Shinn Dunlop was born to Henrietta and Eugene Shinn in El Dorado on April 28, 1923, the third child in the family. Thelma Shinn Dunlop and Edson Shinn were her twin sister and brother who were two-and-a-half years old at her birth. The family lived […]

James Daniel Ward

Feb. 2, 1935 — Nov. 4, 2012 James Daniel Ward of Placerville, Calif., passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Ward was born on Feb. 2, 1935, in Oakland, Calif. He was the son of Joseph and Amelia Ward. Mr. Ward was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and […]

Charles Wayne Kelley

November 1941 — November 2012 Charles Wayne Kelley was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Charley Lee Roy and Lola Mae Kelley in November of 1941, and went to his rest on November 8, 2012, at the age of 71. The family moved to San Francisco and settled in Concord, Calif., when he was a […]

Horoscope, Sunday, November 18, 2012

Heavenly Checks and Balances The astrological backdrop is an intricate system of checks and balances. For instance, the Aquarius moon is a philanthropist, yet Mercury retrograde puts an extra barrier — a considerate pause — between the giver and the recipient. Would this gift really help the other person in the long term, or could […]

Horoscope, Saturday, November 17, 2012

Stoked? Mars in Capricorn Fuels the Fire Is there something you’re suddenly burning to do? The warrior planet’s new station in Capricorn has ignited a fire in the belly of ambitious people everywhere. With the moon in Capricorn, too, even lazy people will set goals with every intention of making them happen. A conjunction of […]

Horoscope, Friday, November 16, 2012

Mars Gets Power Hungry Mars makes an entrance in Capricorn, beginning a cycle that will last until Christmas Day of this year. This is a strong station for the warrior planet, and Mars tends to push his advantage in Capricorn’s climate of ambition. Where there is a question as to the power of people and […]

Horoscope, Thursday, November 15, 2012

What the Eclipse Eclipsed Recent aspects have been eclipsed, quite literally, by the total solar eclipse earlier in the week. One such aspect is a square of Mercury and Neptune that’s still causing static on the mental lines between our usual thought processes and our higher mind. Have you said something you didn’t really mean? […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Grass Greener on Other Side of Sagittarian Moon On the heels of yesterday’s new moon and total solar eclipse, the Sagittarius moon rules this fresh beginning. There’s a global consciousness and a wandering spirit that accompany this lunar transit. Whether you think the world is big or small, you’re likely to find wonder in its […]

Elizabeth Craigie Ward

Feb. 7, 1917 — Oct. 30, 2012 Elizabeth Craigie Ward, 95, former resident of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, passed away Oct. 30, 2012, in her home in Placerville, Calif. She was born Feb. 7, 1917, in Cumberland Mills, Maine, the daughter of George W. and Glenna MacQuarrie Craigie. Elizabeth is survived by her sister, Anne C. Smith […]

Louise R. Caswell

March 20, 1919 — Oct. 30, 2012 After a long illness, Louise R. Caswell passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 30, 2012. Born March 20, 1919, in Nebraska City, Neb., to German immigrants Karl and Hulda Rausch, she was the youngest of 14. She moved to Placerville during World War II, working at the […]

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