Industrious Moon Even when you know what you want and the right way to go about it, personal resistance still sometimes makes it harder to get motivated. Today, resistance is low. An industrious morning brings fast-paced developments. This afternoon the Capricorn moon goes void of course for a spell, signaling to check and recheck your [...]
Moon of Curiosity Maybe it’s not such a bad thing that there are cameras everywhere these days. People who are caught on video don’t lie nearly as much as those who were never recorded. Big Brother is not the only one watching during this curious Sagittarius moon. You’ll get the sense that the whole cosmic [...]
Gemini Sun Communicates What I’ve noticed lately is that writing statements by hand in a stylized way is a popular form of expression among young people. Letters imbued with artistry and personal meaning are perhaps an answer to an overly digitized society. Or maybe they’re just the most natural way to communicate the mind. The [...]
CARSON CITY, Nev. — History fills every rivet, trestle, whistle blow and clatter of the tracks starting Memorial Day weekend, as passengers can take a journey more than 150 years old and join the ghosts of miners, gamblers, persons of ill-repute and politicians on the Virginia and Truckee Railroad. The V&T season begins Saturday, May [...]
People who use the El Dorado Trail no longer have to wonder where to walk or ride. Kevin Ralphs, a member of Boy Scout troop 859 in Diamond Springs, spent many hours stenciling the county-maintained paved portions of the El Dorado Trail recently. He felt placing proper markers on the trail would be a perfect Eagle [...]
On a bright Saturday morning during the sesquicentennial year of the nation’s Civil War, Samuel E. Kyburz, a veteran of that war, received a proper military memorial service in the Clarksville Cemetery located on the rocky hill immediately east of El Dorado Hills Town Center, where records show he was laid to rest in 1917 without military ceremony or protocol.
The Clarksville Region Historical Society remedied that situation on May 11, 2013, 96 years late, with help from …
Gemini Energy of Optical Illusion Gemini is the prevailing energy as we head toward the full moon lunar eclipse at the end of the week: quick, bright, social and endlessly trendy. So much changes as the planets party in Gemini that it’s like there’s a swirl of energy all around us making it seem like [...]
A woman accused of child stealing appeared in court for a brief hearing Friday morning to push her trial back. Judge Daniel B. Proud began the hearing regarding Jennifer Kendall by asking if both deputy district attorney Jamie Verwayen and defense attorney Tom Johnson were prepared for a six-day trial beginning May 28. Instead of [...]
Bye-Bye, Taurus Sun The Taurus sun bids of adieu with this insight: When the destination is in clear sight, the quest is made easier. This is not, however, usually the case. Most of the paths we journey will twist, dip and climb, making it impossible to keep the destination in our sightline. Look then through [...]
Mercury Squares Neptune Mercury moved into Gemini only a few hours ago, and already he’s picking a fight. This time the squabble is with Neptune in Pisces, a formidable adversary. This astral tension points to a discrepancy between expectation and reality. What should work logically won’t be enough. Success also will depend on creativity, imagination [...]
Lion’s Moon Even though your housecat may eat out of a bowl, cats are predators. Their eyes are made to track movement, and their superior depth perception makes them expert prey-pouncers. Humans can go either way, but the wild Leo moon is more playful than prey-ful. Use your movement trackers to go where the wild [...]
An anthill of workers and activity bustled around the new cottages at the Placerville Eskaton Village on May 14, landscaping and finishing projects to be ready for the grand opening on Wednesday. “The rain put us a little behind,” said Pamela Dallas, sales counselor for the Placerville Eskaton, “so not all of the cottages are [...]
About two dozen court employees stood outside the Main Street Courthouse late Tuesday afternoon, picketing to raise awareness of their impending pay cuts.
The employees face between 8 and 18.4 percent pay cuts, depending on location and seniority, said James Britton, a representative of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Stationary Engineers Local 39, or up to a $683 pay cut each month. This includes the courts no longer paying 7 percent into employee retirement funds.
A magnitude 2.3 earthquake struck Louisa, Virginia, on May 15 at 7:01 a.m. local time. Visit the USGS event page to learn more about this earthquake. If you felt this earthquake, report your experience on the “USGS Did You Feel It?” website. Aftershock from 2011 earthquake in Virginia Wednesday’s earthquake was an aftershock from the magnitude 5.8 earthquake of [...]
Youth soccer clinic Members of Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp staff will be at the Christa McAuliffe Park in Cameron Park Thursday, May 16 to run a series of free skills clinic sessions. The clinic will be broken up into age brackets; ages 3 to 5 years will go from 5 to 6 p.m. and ages 6 [...]
Mercury Changes Signs Mercury rules two astrological signs: Gemini and Virgo. When he enters either realm, it’s like he’s coming home. (If Gemini is his main residence, Virgo is the beach house.) So even though solar flares are predicted to peak now, Mercury’s transit into Gemini brings a comfortable vibration to the area of communication. [...]
Homeward Moon The void-of-course moon spell will be broken with the moon’s entrance into Cancer, her home. This is the moon of domestic harmony and maternal nurturing. Does your home provide sanctuary from the demands of the outside world? If not, that’s something to fix pronto, and this is just the moon to support your [...]
Nov. 16, 1919 — April 30, 2013 Ruth was born in Sacramento, Calif., on Nov 16, 1919, the daughter of Dan and Ethel Justus, and passed away on April 30, 2013, at Cameron Park, Calif. She is survived by her son, Edmond (Sandy) Augusta of El Dorado, Calif.; grandson, Mark (Megan) Augusta of Sacramento, Calif.; great-grandchildren, [...]
Editor’s note — This is part 1 of a two-part series looking further into the financial situation and the retirement of Chief Bruce Lacher of the El Dorado County Fire Protection District. Last month’s articles on the personnel and financial woes of the El Dorado County Fire Protection District (EDCFPD) drew kudos as well as complaints [...]
After labor negotiations with El Dorado County Superior Court employees failed, the court will impose new terms and conditions including employees having to contribute to their own retirement plan. After eight months of negotiations with a neutral mediator, no agreement was reached, a press release stated. As such, the new terms and conditions will be [...]