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 […]

Horoscope, Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday the 13th Mercury and Jupiter give a nod to this Friday the 13th, promising to augment the already expansive emotional impact of the Sagittarius moon. Whatever kind of luck you’re having, it’s probably not as fantastic or as awful as it seems. Express yourself anyway. The passionate fire-sign energy of the Sagittarius moon makes […]

Charles Krauthammer: Take the winnings and run

Where do Republicans get that special talent for turning gold to dross? They score an electoral “massacre” (The Economist) in 2014 and, a year later, what do they have to show for it other than another threat to shut down the government? Hillary Clinton is caught in e-mail flagrante and Benghazi mendacity and yet, with […]

Horoscope, Thursday, November 12, 2015

Post-11/11 Most days we don’t wake up with a profound sense of the human condition, which is seemingly to be drawn out of nothing, engulfed in infinity and uniquely aware of it. Yesterday’s 11/11 Scorpio new moon opened a window to fresh spiritual horizons and touched on our utter and extreme insignificance. Still, this life […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Nov. 11 New Moon Make a wish! It’s a new moon on the 11th day of the 11th month. Eleven is a number tied to spiritual awakening. Some say that on the cusp of a spiritual breakthrough, 11:11 sightings and experiences become prevalent. It’s a favorite number for some who decide to marry or make […]

Amy Lynn Helms

March 31, 1971 — Oct. 28, 2015 We are incredibly sad to announce that Amy passed away unexpectedly from a tragic car accident. A beloved family member and friend to so many, she was embraced and adored by the Placerville community and she will be greatly missed. To celebrate her life, a memorial service will […]

Adron Roy Sanders

Sept. 21, 1946 — Oct. 29, 2015 Adron Roy Sanders, 69, of Pollock Pines, Calif., passed away at his home on Oct. 29, 2015, after a long illness. Adron was the fifth child of Calvin and Nettie Sanders of Pollock Pines. He is survived by his son, Chad, who was a loving caregiver to his […]

John Stossel: Beat the elite

We love to complain about elites, people who seem to have a special advantage, privileges in life. I get annoyed by the Kardashians and other spoiled rich kids. They didn’t work for their wealth. They don’t contribute. Still, those elites are mostly harmless. But there’s one group of truly dangerous elites: politicians. Spoiled party kids […]

Horoscope, Tuesday, November 10, 2015

New Moon Pre-Show Tomorrow’s new moon in Scorpio has the added significance of falling on Veteran’s Day. Change is in the air, the kind that’s born of spiritual evolution. So if you knew you’d be a different person tomorrow, who would you want to be? This is the ideal time to imagine the possibilities.  ARIES […]

Horoscope, Monday, November 9, 2015

Libra Lunar Levity The Libra lunar influence brings a collaborative spirit to the day’s events. This air-sign aspect also adds some much-needed levity to the Scorpio sky. Everything does not have to be intense. It could go that way if you choose to take it in that direction, but know that intensity is optional. If […]

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