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Horoscope, Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Boundary Moon Contrary to what children believe, saying “no” isn’t unkind. We can’t all get what we want all the time, and if we could, the world would be a horrible place to live. Drawing boundaries isn’t about restricting or dominating others; it’s about honoring your own spirit. Such are the themes while the busy […]

Horoscope, Monday, May 25, 2015

What Are You Fighting For? Memorial Day is for honoring the fallen who fought for what they believed in. The current battle between Mars, the warrior planet, and Neptune, the king of dreams, will beg the question, “What are you fighting for?” Whatever it is, you may get the chance in some small way to […]

Plant sale a big success

This year’s UCCE Master Gardener Annual Spring Plant Sale was a blowout according to Merry Campbell, coordinator of the event. While not having a final count yet, Campbell said they expect to net close to $19,000, which is the highest sales total ever. Some 6,500 plants out of 7,600 available were sold — more than 85 percent. This year’s plant sale also […]

Girl Scouts hope to promote literacy around the world

When it came time to choose a service project to earn their junior Girl Scout bronze award, three Troop 907 scouts in El Dorado Hills banded together through their mutual love of reading and decided to see to it people who may not otherwise get a chance to read get books. Katie, Natalia and Zini […]

Scout Jacob Lacy helps spirits soar at Eskaton Lodge

To get his eagle wings, Jacob Lacy of Cameron Park decided to help make older folks’ spirits soar by adding color to a local assisted living facility, building raised planter boxes that are accessible to all. “Originally I had not planned on making raised planter beds, but when I talked to the director at the […]

Contestants invited to run for Miss Pollock Pines

Young ladies who grow up strong and lovely as the trees they call home might want to think about running for Miss Pollock Pines, a title being dusted off and held up proudly by the community. Two local women, Kim Sophia and Joyce Harris, got together recently to discuss the upcoming Fourth of July Parade […]

Heard over the back fence: Yell Bingo

GARDEN TOUR CANCELLED: 
The Placerville Shakespeare Club has made the difficult decision to cancel its June 6 Garden & Artists of the Sierra Foothills event. They regret any inconvenience that this may. FREE MOVIE PASS: On Monday, June 1, from 2-6 p.m., you can donate blood at Regal Cinema at 2101 Vine St., El Dorado […]

Parrots rule the roost at chef’s home

For the past 28 years a bright red-and-blue macaw named Chef Louie has been biting John Sanders on the arm, and it hurts. “I know he loves me,” said Sanders, showing the latest angry mark on his inner forearm. “I tell myself that every time he bites me.” The owner of Old Town Grill in […]

Challenges, solutions in care for feathered friends

By Jeanne Smith, DVM Birds get a bad rap for being fragile.  They are actually very resilient but they mask signs of illness until they cannot hide it anymore.  Unfortunately, this strategy doesn’t give you a lot of time to respond when they do act ill.  So preventing illness with good management becomes very important.  […]

Dr. Cummings adjusts to changes in medical care

In 1989, Dr. Daniel Cummings opened his gastroenterology practice in an office at 941 Spring Street in Placerville. Since then he has treated thousands of patients with digestive disorders. After a 14-year break, from 2000 to 2014, when he moved to an office near Missouri Flat Drive, he is back at the same address where […]

California rambling: Summer camps

Summer began this past weekend for many residents of El Dorado County. They went camping, had backyard barbecues and sunbathed by the water. Though in reality, summer doesn’t begin officially for another 28 days. However, you can’t convince a kid that summer won’t arrive for almost another month. After all, graduation ceremonies have been happening […]

This family nurse practitioner is passionate about prevention

Health and music go hand in hand for Karen Orozco, FNP Karen Orozco, FNP came back home to El Dorado County and to Marshall Medical Center last year. She’d been gone for a few years to southern California and is very happy to be back “in the one of the most beautiful areas there is, […]

A very successful spring plant sale

EDITOR: The UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County held a very successful spring plant sale on May 2. They didn’t do it by themselves. The all-volunteer organization has the mission of educating the gardening public with research-based information about the challenges, joys and benefits of home gardening. In addition to frequent classes for the […]

John Stossel: Dr. Capitalism

For years, my scientist brother Tom was the nonpolitical Stossel. I defended free markets on TV, and he studied blood at Harvard and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Mom asked me when I’d get a “real job” like his. Then the crusade against capitalism reached his world. Medical “journalists” demanded that corporations distance themselves from medical […]

Meet Marshall’s newest cancer physician, Ernest Lo, MD

Mom’s cancer diagnosis was key to career switch Ernest Lo, MD, is the newest addition to Marshall Medical Center’s Cancer Program. He’s been seeing patients for about two months at the Marshall Hematology and Oncology office in Cameron Park, and says he is very pleased to be in the community and making a difference. The […]

Taking action with skin cancer on the rise

By Family Features With the return of warmer weather and longer days, it’s good to remember that temperatures aren’t the only thing on the rise. Skin cancer rates continue to increase and cause more deaths each year, with one in five Americans expected to develop skin cancer in a lifetime. Despite progress in the fight […]

Tunnels, twists and jumps as kids, dogs tackle 4-H agility

On a fresh afternoon right after it rained, inside a covered arena just outside Pleasant Valley there’s a bunch of energetic kids, equally enthused dogs and grinning parents. This must be the place — this is where they’re having what has to be one of the most lively and enjoyable 4-H activities there is. Dog […]

Dr. Little doing big things for local dentistry

For many, going to the dentist can be a very trying and anxiety-filled experience. Most of us equate the dentist’s chair with pain and discomfort, but one Placerville dentist goes out of his way to make patients feel comfortable. Dr. Jeffery Little, DDS, located at 344 Placerville Drive, Suite 19, has been practicing since 1999, […]

Overcome or lose America

EDITOR: Do you see the immense evil looming at the edge of our daily existence? Jade Helm 15, 600 FEMA camps, Walmarts being turned into detention centers — the list expands daily. How are we to react to this test of our way of life? First we must make ourselves aware of the nature of […]

Community comes together for shelter

Forget the stigma about animal shelters being cold, cement structures with caged areas for animals to walk and do their business in. The El Dorado County Animal Shelter, with the help of county funding, citizens and animal welfare groups have created a much more pleasant environment for those animals which pass through its doors. The […]

Innovations make Dr. Rahimi’s dentistry top notch

Don’t be afraid of the dentist. If Dr. Ike Rahimi’s self-described “baby face” and easy manner don’t put you at your ease, then perhaps all the other innovations the dentist and his staff have done for their patients might work. “We’ve ramped up our customer care, with more individualized attention,” said Dr. Rahimi. “For example, […]

Animal communication: Figuring out felines

By Sue Wickersham Special to the Democrat “Cats are mysterious kind of folk – there is more passing in their minds than we are aware of.” Sir Walter Scott Those of us who have had animals in our lives, know the special bonds we create with them. We know they are hungry by their mews, nudges […]

Hooves and paws calendar

 Art ‘N’ Bark – The El Dorado Arts Council is exhibiting a pet-themed art show spotlighting local artists and pet-friendly activities for pet owners and their four-legged friends to enjoy together. The show extends from May 21 through June 30. An artists’ reception including dog-friendly vendors and activities will take place June 20 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Questions?  [email protected] […]

My turn: Fresh food and fresh air: The latest healthy heart recommendations

By Lynn Norton, MS, RD Barton Health In January 2015, new studies in the Journal of American College of Cardiology and JAMA Internal Medicine discussed heart disease. Some findings are familiar: Poor diet, an inactive lifestyle, smoking, heavy alcohol consumption, and obesity are all linked to heart disease. But another risk factor is gaining attention: […]

Horoscope, Sunday, May 24, 2015

Saturn Sun Assessment The reverberations of Saturn’s recent opposition to the sun may be making life more complex in our heads as we sort out what we’ve learned from our mistakes. Assess and then make new rules for going forward, because “forward” happens tomorrow with a square of Mars and Neptune that brings challenge No. […]

Horoscope, Saturday, May 23, 2015

Skies of Moral Dilemma The sun and Saturn tug at each other from across the sky, promising to bring moral dilemmas and other kinds of intellectual strife. Chances are, you know the right way; it just doesn’t happen to also be the convenient way. The choices we make, even if no one sees us make […]

Horoscope, Friday, May 22, 2015

Split Moon The moon in Cancer for the first part of the day and then in Leo for the second makes for a fun split in the mood of the day. If they were television channels, the Cancer moon would be HGTV and the Leo moon would be Bravo or HBO. The day will hold […]

Crime Log: April 26-28

April 26 12:21 a.m.
 During the service of a felony warrant on Montero Road in Cameron Park, two subjects resisted deputies. The subjects were subsequently arrested and the case forwarded to the da.. 9:43 a.m. A suspect had a felony warrant and fled deputies in a vehicle with reckless disregard for public safety. A lengthy […]

Crime Log: April 23-25

April 23 12:40 a.m. A suspect blamed a 45-year-old female victim for his eviction. During an argument on Wentworth Springs Road in Georgetown, the suspect told the victim he was going to cut her throat and cut her body into pieces. He then slapped the victim in her face multiple times. 7:30 a.m. Deputies responded […]

Eight punch Master’s Meet tickets

TURLOCK — The CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV-V Track And Field Championships opened Tuesday at CSU Stanislaus for El Dorado, Union Mine and Golden Sierra. While the bulk of finals were yesterday, a handful of area field athletes had their fate determined in their attempts to qualify for next week’s Master’s Meet at Elk Grove High. […]

Laut captures D-1 pole vault title

ELK GROVE — Oak Ridge’s Austin Laut leaped to first place at the Sac-Joaquin Section Divisional I Track and Field finals at Elk Grove High on Wednesday. The Trojans’ senior, who currently leads all California high school boys pole vaulters at 16 feet, 2 inches, posted a 15-5 mark to capture the D-I title. His top finish […]

Written guidelines direct future budget

El Dorado County has a new set of “budget policies” that may be likened to a roadmap leading to the destination of  “We’re not doing it the way we’ve always done it anymore.” The county’s history regarding fiscal policies may be discerned, in effect, by figuratively reading the document from back to front. For example, […]

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News »

Harn talks budget to Taxpayers group

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EDSO deputy arrested in Nev.

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

Info released on found body

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Retired colonel helps vets get benefits

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Woman dies in crash

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

Supervisors adopt new ‘budget policy’

By Chris Daley | From Page: A1

Written guidelines direct future budget

By Chris Daley | From Page: A1

Suspected drug-related explosion in SLT

By Tahoe Tribune | From Page: A3

CSUS commencement to feature NBC anchor

By California State Unversity, Sacramento | From Page: A8

Memorial Day closures announced

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A8

Memorial Day at Freedom’s Field

By News Release | From Page: A12

Heard over the back fence: Kindness is important

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

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Opinion »

Billlingsley’s Bullets: Call me Mr. President

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: A4

Memorial Day for memorializing

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

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Letters »

Jefferson will give improved representation

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Memorial Day River Ceremony

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Sports Physical Night appreciation

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

El Dorado County versus the homeless

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

What is happening to our beautiful city?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

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Sports »

Bruin spikers reach section final

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A9 | Gallery

Oak Ridge suffers first postseason loss

By Mike Bush | From Page: A9

Roundup: May 21, 2015

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

Cougar Award Winners

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

Laut captures D-1 pole vault title

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A9

Eight punch Master’s Meet tickets

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A9

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Prospecting »

CSUS commencement to feature NBC anchor

By California State Unversity, Sacramento | From Page: A8

A pleasant place to Rhône

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Things to do: May 22, 2015

By Democrat Calendar | From Page: B2

Wagon Train 2015 offers a challenge

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Splash Day Club opens at Hard Rock

By Hark Rock Hotel And Casino | From Page: B3

Curt Yagi to play at Wine Smith

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B3

Heavenly Mountain gets ready for summer

By Heavenly Mountain | From Page: B3

A night of exotic of food and wine

By Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards | From Page: B3

Wild West railroad goes full steam ahead

By Virginia And Truckee Railroad | From Page: B4

Cockrell showing at Studio 360

By Art Studio 360 | From Page: B6

Railroad Museum gets in the jazzy spirit

By California State Railroad Museum | From Page: B6

Foothill Foodie: Treats and travels

By Emilie Mimolette | From Page: B7 | Gallery

Party shows off new releases

By Feist Wines | From Page: B7

Duty: Army Pvt. Scott D. Seither

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B8

Duty: Army Pvt. Nathan M. Fairchild

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B8

Duty: Army Pvt. Jesse E. Speck

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B8

Duty: Air Force Reserve Airman Jared L. Green

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B8

Oasis alum Gallagher plays Warfield

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: B8

Duty: Army Pvt. Henry L. Robinson

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B8

Southern Drawl brings unique presence

By Sutter Creek | From Page: B8

McAvoy Lane spins ‘Tales of Tahoe’

By Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel | From Page: B13

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Essentials »

Lake Levels: May 21, 2015

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

Crime Log: April 23-25

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

Building Permits: May 11-15

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

Crime Log: April 26-28

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

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Obituaries »

James Dunleavy

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Neal Evert Sisson

By Contributor | From Page: A2

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Real Estate »

Rural life not for everyone

By Ken Calhoon | From Page: HS3

Experts: Balance needed between regulation and opportunity in housing market

By National Association Of Realtors | From Page: HS4

Area luxury home sales surge

Press Release | From Page: HS14

Eldon makes room for a large family

Press Release | From Page: HS18

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Comics »

Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A11

Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A11

Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A11

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A11

Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A11

Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A11

Long Story Short

By Contributor | From Page: A11

Horoscope, Friday, May 22, 2015

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Horoscope, Saturday, May 23, 2015

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Horoscope, Sunday, May 24, 2015

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New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A12

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Home Source

Experts: Balance needed between regulation and opportunity in housing market

By National Association Of Realtors | From Page: HS4

Area luxury home sales surge

Press Release | From Page: HS14

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