Carol May Hill

Jan. 17, 1931 — Sept. 19, 2015 Carol May Hill was born Jan. 17, 1931, in Modesto, Calif., to Percy and Ruth Bradley and passed away Sept. 19, 2015, in Placerville, Calif. She is survived by her two sons, Tim (Marsha) Jackson and Steve Jackson; step-daughters, Sue (Jim) Harris and Gail Neu; siblings, Margaret Wilkinson, […]

Lake levels

Stumpy Meadows, as of Sept. 24 Water elevation 4,219 feet and 0.2 inches Storage level 8,334 acre-feet Percent full 42% Inflow 2.6 cfs Outflow 5.3 cfs Lake Aloha, as of Sept. 24 Water elevation 8.89 feet Storage level 229 acre-feet Percent full 5% Inflow 0 cfs Outflow 4.30 cfs Echo Lake, as of Sept. 24 […]

Charles Krauthammer: Putin’s gambit, Obama’s puzzlement

Once again, President Obama and his foreign policy team are stumped. Why is Vladimir Putin pouring troops and weaponry into Syria? After all, as Secretary of State John Kerry has thrice told his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, it is only making things worse. But worse for whom? For the additional thousands of civilians who will […]

Horoscope, Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pluto Goes Direct The subconscious mind is always working, sorting, absorbing and creating, but our awareness of its workings ebbs and swells according to our readiness and need. A mental swirl and change in awareness accompany the end of this Pluto retrograde. Some will erect stronger barriers to subconscious thought; others will open the gates. […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Autumnal Equinox When the night and day divide in equal parts, it’s that magical time of the year celebrated by cultures ancient and modern: the autumnal equinox. The pagan name for the fall equinox celebration is Mabon. The Druids celebrate with Alban Elfed, and other harvest festivals abound across the globe in the weeks to […]

Michael Lee McDaniel

Oct. 3, 1970 — July 23, 2015 Michael was born in Napa, Calif, to parents Danny McDaniel and Rebecca Schaeffer. He moved to Placerville, Calif., with his dad, where he attended Gold Oak Elementary and El Dorado High. He played football and graduated in 1988. He went on to Sierra College and studied to become […]

E. Clark Smith

Oct. 17, 1922 — Sept. 14, 2015 E. Clark Smith was born Oct. 17, 1922, in Redondo Beach, Calif. He passed away peacefully in Placerville, Calif., at home surrounded by family on Sept. 14, 2015. He was a resident of Placerville since 1946. Clark’s father was a principal and his mother a teacher in Camino, […]

Mark Shields: The ‘Me’ Generation

  The most recent Republican presidential debate from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library brought to mind one of my favorite anecdotes. After President Franklin D. Roosevelt died in April 1945 in Warm Springs, Ga., a train carrying his remains made the 700-mile trip back to Washington’s Union Station. From there, six white horses drew the […]

Craven Alcott

Feb. 23, 1952 — Sept. 10, 2015 Craven Alcott, 63, of The Sea Ranch, Calif., died of natural causes on Sept. 10, 2015. She was born in Gainesville, Fla., and resided in Northern California for the past 25 years. With a degree in landscape architecture from the University of Florida, Craven began her career with […]

Dorothy “Dottie” Yvonne Amaro

Nov. 7, 1950 — Sept. 15, 2015 Dottie Yvonne Amaro passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, after a courageous battle with Machado-Joseph disease (MJD) and acute myeloid leukemia. Dottie is survived by her loving husband and soul mate of 48 years, Allen; daughters, Rhonda (Dennis) Chambliss and Natalie (Chris) Johnston; grandchildren, Victoria and Maddie Chambliss […]

George Wallace Taylor long version

June 8, 1927 — Sept. 7, 2015 George Wallace Taylor, 88 years old, passed away at home on Sept. 7, 2015, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born at home on June 8, 1927, in South Central Los Angeles to Nellie and William Taylor, the third of three boys. In the early […]

Isabel Atencio

Oct. 10, 1916 — Sept. 8, 2015 Isabel Atencio passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 8, 2015. She was born and grew up in Walsenburg, Colo. She moved to California in 1940 with her husband, Aurelio, and small son, Joseph. The family moved to San Leandro in 1952, where she lived until her husband’s […]

Horoscope, Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Summer’s End The summer fun may have died down weeks ago, but this is the last official day of the season. “Something told him that something was coming to an end. Not the world, exactly. Just the summer. There would be other summers, but there would never be one like this. Ever again.” — Neil […]

Horoscope, Monday, September 21, 2105

International Day of Peace On Sept. 21, 1981, the United Nations declared the first International Day of Peace. The theme for this year’s celebration is: Partnerships for Peace — Dignity for All. The Capricorn moon of power and authority suggests a reluctant ceasefire and a skeptical laying down of arms. Any progress counts as positive […]

Celebrating the Constitution on its 228th birthday

Thursday, Sept. 17, was Constitution Day, celebrated nationally as Citizenship Day from 1952-2004, and by many states before then. It marks the 228th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. In honor of Constitution Day, and to remind Americans of the importance of our system of government, the American Council of Trustees and […]

Horoscope, Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sagittarius Moon Dispels Myths The dark side of the moon is a myth. Both sides get sunlight, but because we on Earth think it’s all about us, we consider the other side of the moon to be dark. In other words, if we can’t see it from where we stand, we assume no one else […]

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