Horoscope, Thursday, November 19, 2015

Expectation Moon People get antsy when they want too much or promise too much. The good news is that the dynamic can be avoided even as the Pisces moon stirs things up with Saturn. A cozy position to Neptune later in the day suggests that we can avoid trouble and eliminate conflict through the power […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Truth, Mercury, Cats In light of yesterday’s conjunction of the sun and communication planet Mercury, much that wanted to go unsaid probably had to go “said” instead. Once the cats get let out of the bag, they want to eat. Expect plenty of gossip to feed hungry, curious minds. Remember that just because there is […]

Howard D. Hanson

Aug. 31, 1929 — Nov. 6, 2015 Howard D. Hanson, of Placerville, Calif., born Aug. 31, 1929, died Nov. 6, 2015. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m., at Federated Church, 1031 Thompson Way in Placerville.

Mark Shields: Improving our presidential debates

By wide consensus, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was one of the two breakout stars in a recent Republican presidential debate (Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was the other). Cruz is clearly a very smart man who is capable of saying some really stupid things. The GOP griped about the CNBC debate format and questioning. During a […]

DeEtta “Dee” Hayden

Sept. 26, 1942 — Nov. 7, 2015 DeEtta Lee Hayden was born Sept. 26, 1942, in Vallejo, Calif., to Alton and Julie Taylor. She was called to be with the Lord on Nov. 7, 2015, in Shingle Springs, Calif. She was 73. DeEtta was the beloved wife of 43 years to Ronald Norman Hayden; the […]

David Jacob Crites

June 8, 1938 — Oct. 26, 2015 David Jacob Crites passed away Oct. 26, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Margeret Crites; his son, Mark Crites; his two daughters, Vanessa Schliessmannn and Christine Crites; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. David was a loving husband and a wonderful father. He will be greatly missed. We […]

Miriam Grace Crow

Jan. 14, 1931 — Nov. 4, 2015 Miriam Grace Crow, 84, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, in Vancouver, Wash. She was the widow of Chester Lee Crow. They shared 48 years of marriage together. Miriam was born in Milton, Mass., on Jan. 14, 1931, and was raised in Napa, Calif. She was the […]

Horoscope, Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Sun and Mercury Conjunction A conjunction of the sun and Mercury will bring attention to things that don’t want any attention. Secrets, scandals, sore feelings — if it’s uncomfortable, this Scorpio alignment is interested. While you follow your curiosity, expect that others will be doing the same. If there’s something you’d like to hide, the […]

Horoscope, Monday, November 16, 2015

Capricorn Moon Maybe it doesn’t feel like you’ve worked hard, but if you’ve worked consistently for hundreds of days, that counts! Steady determination may be the hardest of work of all. Showing up time after time is the kind of work that will pay off under the Capricorn moon. Whatever you’ve done, give yourself credit […]

My Turn: A six-point plan for immigration

Recent months have seen a long overdue spotlight put on illegal immigration. Candidates for president and the media have talked about the heinous murders of Kate Steinle in San Francisco and Marilyn Pharis in Santa Maria, allegedly committed this summer by illegal aliens who were multiple offenders, deported multiple times. Likely this would not have […]

Robert Lee Brooks Sr.

April 4, 1943 — Nov. 2, 2015 Robert Lee Brooks Sr., 72, passed away on Nov. 2, 2015. He was born on April 4, 1943, in Hayward, Calif. Robert attended Sunset High School in the early 1960s, where he was a star high school football player and met his high school sweetheart and later wife, […]

Mahala “Hallie” Baldock

March 29, 1951 — Nov. 9, 2015 Hallie passed away peacefully on the evening of Nov. 9, 2015, after a brief fight with breast cancer. Although originally born in Los Angeles, Calif., she lived in Diamond Springs, Placerville and Shingle Springs, Calif., the majority of her life. She received her associate’s degree in business in […]

Leo M. Conner

Dec. 19, 1915 — Nov. 4, 2015 Leo M. Conner passed into the presence of the Lord just short of his 100th birthday. He completed 35 missions as an Air Core Bomber pilot in the European Theater of World War II. Leo’s first wife of 56 years, Marian, preceded him in death. He is survived […]

Twyla Bidstrup

Dec. 16, 1921 — Oct. 27, 2015 Twyla passed away to her heavenly home with tenacity and a spirit all her own on Oct. 27, 2015. She was born on Dec. 16, 1921, in Placerville, Calif. Proudly serving in World War II overseas, Twyla was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1945. She served […]

Beverly R. Hogg

August 16, 1933 – August 15, 2015 Beverly was born in Iroquois, South Dakota on August 16, 1933 and passed away in her Cameron Park, California home on August 15, 2015. Beloved wife, for 62 years, to the late G. Leland Hogg. The loving mother of Janet Hogg of Sacramento, Charles and Janice Hogg of […]

Horoscope, Sunday, November 15, 2015

Tension Between the Capricorn Moon and Venus As the Capricorn moon squares off with Venus in the sign of relationships, the ego is like a fobbed watch that hypnotizes us into thinking that other people are the problem. Other people are never the problem. Other people are there to help us work on the problem, […]

Horoscope, Saturday, November 14, 2015

Relationships and the Practical Moon Relationships have purposes in our lives and take their natural courses in service of those purposes. Some are rather short. Some are lengthy but they end, and that ending doesn’t mean the entire experience was a waste of time. What was learned? What remains? The Capricorn moon encourages a practical […]

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