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 [...]
What: Spring Fling Fundraiser, Spring Tea Luncheon Who: Dogwood Garden Club of Pollock Pines Where: Historic Smith Flat House, 2021 Smith Flat Road in Placerville When: Thursday, May 23 starting at noon Tickets: $25 per person. Information: Call Mary Bourne at 530-644-4832 or Merle Neil at 530-644-0672 The arrival of spring signals a new look for Mother Nature and is a time [...]
Last Day of Taurus Sun 2013 The Scorpio moon is in danger of taking himself too seriously on this the last day of the Taurus sun. Lighten things up by making someone laugh. Tip: Humor depends on the nuances of a surprise. If a surprise veers too far from what’s expected, the effect is random [...]
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 [...]
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.
DAVIS – What Oak Ridge High girls soccer coach Joe Champion called a “good journey” has ended. Despite Wednesday night’s 1-0 road loss to No. 1-seed Davis, the Trojans had exceeded all expectations. Coming off a 6-9-5 campaign in 2012, Oak Ridge (12-5-3) served notice in March when it upset rival Ponderosa, a school that [...]
In step with Sacramento Mayor, Kevin Johnson’s proclamation of Sacramento as the Farm to Fork Capital of the World, the American River College Foundation and Amador Vintners bring the best of food and wine together to celebrate the ground-breaking of the college’s new school of culinary arts. The evening of Saturday, May 18 from 5 [...]
CAMP MATHER — The Strawberry Music Festival, held over the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, has been hosting some of the world’s best known entertainers from the folk, Americana, bluegrass and rhythm and blues genres along with rising new talent in the beautiful mountain setting of Yosemite for more than 30 years. The 32nd [...]
hat: 19th annual Dog-A-Thon Who: El Dorado Center for the Visually Impaired and the Mother Lode, Placerville, El Dorado Hills and Pioneer Lions clubs Where: Louisiana Schnell School, 2871 Schnell School Road in Placerville When: Saturday, May 18 from 8 to 11 a.m. Registration: $10 per dog Information: Call the center at 530-626-6715, Ellen Yevdakimov at [...]
What: Seventh annual Hangtown Car Show Who: Placerville Lions Club Where: Main Street in Placerville When: Sunday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission: No admission fee. Car show participants $30 Information: Mike Ocenosak at 530-622-1731, fax 530-622-7241 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Placerville’s Main Street will be closed to traffic but not to pre-1973 classic vehicles [...]
Scientists have returned from a 15‑day research expedition in the northern Gulf of Mexico with the best high-resolution seismic data and imagery ever obtained of sediments with high gas hydrate saturations. The expedition and the data and imagery collected resulted from long-standing cooperation between the U.S. Department of the Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and [...]
On March 15, Mountain Counties Water Resources Association, in conjunction with the Association of California Water Agencies Region 3, met at The Ridge Golf Course and Event Center in Auburn to hear the latest on climate change. THE QUESTION NASA defines climate change as changes in the long-term averages of daily weather. Long-term forecasts are [...]
Despite the warnings that had been issued in prior audit reports for the El Dorado County Fire Protection District (EDCFPD) and complaints raised by former board member Mike Dennis, it apparently wasn’t until late 2011 that Fire Chief Bruce Lacher and the fire board understood that there was a serious problem with the district’s finances.
Lucas Shepard, who was president of the firefighters union at the time, said Chief Lacher informed them that because of a budget shortfall of $500,000, they needed concessions from the union. Shepard said they returned with a package that included a pay cut along with members paying a part of their retirement and health benefits.
He said Lacher later asked for additional concessions because the deficit was worse than first thought. It was then that Shepard and other union members began looking into the budget in more detail and learned the extent of the district’s fiscal deficit. He said what angered them most was finding out that while …
National Association of Realtors WASHINGTON, D.C. — Experts applauded Realtors for their commitment to keeping housing a top priority for the nation and staying engaged in the debate over future housing policies at the recent Legislative and Political Forum during the Realtors 2013 Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. During the session, Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) [...]
SACRAMENTO — The Oak Ridge and Ponderosa varsity track and field teams combined for five individual champions at last week’s Delta River League finals at Sheldon High. Additionally, the Trojan boys 4×100 relay team also won a league banner. Team-wise, the Trojan boys came in second behind Jesuit (113-108) while Ponderosa was third (102). On [...]
National Association of Realtors WASHINGTON, D.C. — Metropolitan area median home prices continued to rise in the first quarter, with the national gain showing the best year-over-year performance in over seven years, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors. A companion breakout of income requirements to purchase a median-priced home [...]
GARDEN VALLEY — Julia Patterson’s discus victory — a meet and school record — highlighted the Sierra Delta Track and Field league championships last week as the Golden Sierra girls captured their fourth straight league title. The Grizzly varsity boys made a run at the title in a very tightly contested day of events, but [...]
The five offers in 48 hours to buy my parents’ former home bowled me over, especially considering the real estate market we all just barely lived through. But what really did me in were the letters. Two of the buyers submitted their offers with photos of themselves and letters professing their love for the four-bedroom [...]
Oak Ridge baseball coach Todd Melton received good news after the Trojans’ win over Ponderosa on May 8 — Pleasant Grove defeated Jesuit to give Oak Ridge its first Delta River League title since the school joined Division I. Though the Trojans and Eagles share the banner, Oak Ridge holds the tiebreaker and gets the No. [...]