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Lois Faye Raffety

Nov. 28, 1916 — Aug. 19, 2015 Lois Faye Raffety, 98, a native of Wallace, Idaho, died Aug. 19. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Raffety Feb. 19, 1985. Lois was given her middle name after her mother’s youngest sister, Faye Warren. She is survived by her son, Michael E. Raffety […]

Christopher Inzano

Dec. 15, 1969 — Aug. 12, 2015 Christopher Inzano, born Dec. 15, 1969, in Sacramento, Calif., passed away peacefully into the arms of God surrounded by loved ones at Sacramento Mercy Hospital on Aug. 12, 2015, from heart disease. He will be greatly missed and remembered by his companion, Meshelle Madison and family members: mother, […]

Horoscope, Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Planetary Industrial Meet-Up Almost immediately after the moon enters Capricorn, she forms a lucky angle with the industrious Virgo sun, and these two earth signs cast a spell for productivity and prosperity. The day is best for vigorous efforts toward gainful employment, constructive creativity and workflow optimization. Find new ways to utilize your talents and […]

Horoscope, Monday, August 24, 2015

Nurturing Sun Adolescence doesn’t have to be awkward, midlife doesn’t have to be a crisis, and old age doesn’t have to bring senility. There is a chance for peace in every stage, at any age. The Virgo sun is a nurturing influence, and this rich beginning to the solar transit features new ways to solve […]

Cecelia Ann Varenkamp

Sept. 22, 1925 — July 10, 2015 Cecelia, known as “Ceil,” and “Cici,” Ann Varenkamp passed on July 10, 2015, just short of her 90th birthday, due to congestive heart failure following a stroke in 2012 in Placerville, Calif. Retiring in 1977 with her husband, William “Bill” Varenkamp and moving to Placerville, she enjoyed 38 […]

Horoscope, Sunday, August 23, 2015

Gas Card Sun The sun stretches its rays into Virgo, the sign of growing up. The Virgo sun is like a gas card handed from doting parents to children in college. It’s assistance. It’s fuel. It will help out. It can’t be used for much other than the intended purpose, and that’s the beauty of […]

Horoscope, Saturday August 22, 2015

Last Day of the Leo Sun The curtain closes, the applause dies and immediately the union workers start clearing the set for the next show. Tomorrow the sun trades Leo’s glamour for Virgo’s operational genius. We’re headed into one of the most productive times of the year. What appetites are burbling up in you? Take […]

Horoscope, Friday, August 21, 2015

Sun Square Saturn The square of the sun and Saturn will be the last of its kind to bother us for months. True to the nature of the Leo sun, a big finish is in order. In this case, the “finish” has to do with a personal lesson. What’s the ritual, gesture or occurrence that […]

Sierra forest acquisition aims at fewer wildfires, more water

In the wake of massive wildfires across drought-stricken California, the American River Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy and Northern Sierra Partnership have announced the acquisition of 10,115 acres of forest in the fire-endangered Sierra Nevada. Now protected, this massive watershed — referred to as the American River Headwaters — will serve as a living laboratory for scientists to […]

Horoscope, Thursday, August 20, 2015

Fluid Moon Blame, regret and self-criticism may be a normal response when things don’t go the way we want them to, but these responses do little for our experience going forward. Get back to building a good life. Venus and Uranus are conspiring to make your way easier, and so is the emotional fluidity of […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Venus and Uranus Trine With responsibility comes a sense of control. With a sense of control comes security. But when we take responsibility for what we can’t control, security is lost. Venus and Uranus form an auspicious angle to suggest a more fair sense of judgment about what we can and cannot control. Make peace […]

Barbara “Bobbie” Davidson Bunch

Jan. 3, 1934 — Aug. 12, 2015 Barbara “Bobbie” Davidson Bunch died Aug. 12, 2015, at the age of 81. Bobbie was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on Jan. 3, 1934. Her family moved to Pleasant Valley, Calif., in 1947. She graduated from El Dorado High School in 1951. She resided in Camino, Calif., until […]

Eric Moss

Sept. 13, 1965 — Aug. 15, 2015 Eric Moss, beloved son and brother, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. He is survived by his mother, Edda Moss; brother, Ken Moss; sister, Jeanina Brewster; niece, Jennifer Brewster; brother-in-law, Robert Brewster; daughters, Mercedes Moss, Shelby Grace Moss and Chloe Nagel; wife, Amy Nagel; nieces, Ashley Moss, […]

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