Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Horoscope, Thursday, September 18, 2014

Cancer Moon Homework  The Cancer moon suggests taking a look around your home environment and giving thanks for the many blessings that spring from that place. They won’t be easy to see under this water-sign moon — much in the way that water can be taken for granted by fish — but try! You’ll be […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Venus Opposes Comet  The opposition of Venus to the comet Chiron trains our eye on authority figures. We’re not likely to follow the leader until that person proves worthy. Here’s one way to determine whether a leader is any good: A bad leader will blow little problems and concerns out of proportion. A good leader […]

Roundup: Sept. 11, 2014

Tennis Ponderosa 7, Antelope 2 Singles (PHS first): Ashley Tank def. Poroch, 7-5, 6-3; Lexi Comstock def. Tran, 7-6, 7-6; Jaclyn Fields def. Muntean, 6-4, 6-3; Laura Parkyn def. Adams, 6-4, 6-3; Natanya Akerly def. Lord, 6-0, 6-3; Grace Guimont def. by Grigoryan, 5-7, 5-7. Singles (PHS first): Katie Johnson-Regan Bloomquist def. Hongkham-Nguyen, 6-2, 6-2; […]

Horoscope, Sunday, September 7, 2014

Mercury and Venus Booster Club  There are times when talking about what you want puts a jinx on it or dissipates the energy necessary to actually make it happen. Not now. Talk. Talk your head off. The more people you tell the more resources you’re likely to get. The fact that Mercury and Venus are […]

Horoscope, Saturday, September 6, 2014

Venus Gets Serious Venus had a breezy time in Leo, exaggerating all of her assets and playing up the flirtation — she was all big hair and glittery eyelashes in that part of the zodiac. Now she’s wondering, “Who’s going to take out the trash?” Love is as love does. And right now, what love […]

Horoscope, Friday, September 5, 2014

Venus Changes Heart  Venus matures from the heartfelt, playful realm of Leo to a place where action is more than playful intention. The flirting is over. What’s the real move here? If you love someone, make room for that person in your life, and let that person know through your deeds what your love amounts […]

McDonald’s offers free breakfast to students

As students prepare for their first day of school, McDonald’s restaurants in Northern California and Northern Nevada are helping kick-start their year with a wholesome breakfast. On Tuesday, Sept. 9, participating restaurants will offer free breakfast to kindergarten through eighth grade students from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Students less than 13 years old are required […]

Horoscope, Thursday, September 4, 2014

Last Day of Venus in Leo Tomorrow will bring a change of heart — all the more reason to celebrate today’s heart and all the ways it leans, flies and dances. Letting yourself follow these impulses is the stuff of childhood (the realm over which creative Leo rules). While the love goddess is still in […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Virgo Sun and Capricorn Moon Treatise  The Virgo sun and the Capricorn moon flirt today with industrious repercussions. The hard work is as necessary as it is effortless. Get in there and use your muscles. The cosmos will support your sincere physical efforts. If you’re an athlete, don’t miss this opportunity to get in the […]

SLT Mental Health Clinic moving

The El Dorado County Mental Health Clinic currently located at 1360 Johnson Boulevard is moving to 1900 Lake Tahoe Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe. The anticipated move date is Sept. 5, with clinic doors expected to be open for clients at the new location on Sept. 8. County Alcohol and Drug Program services will also […]

Labor Day closures

Some offices throughout El Dorado County will be closed, Monday, Sept. 1 due to Labor Day, a state and federal holiday. Here’s a look at what local residents may expect: All schools in El Dorado County will be closed. The offices of the Placerville Police Department, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Protection will […]

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Horoscope, Sunday, August 24, 2014

Complicated New Moon Eve  On the eve of a rather complicated Virgo new moon, the lunar influence, still in Leo, is looking forward and making light of the matter. This playful cosmic influence suggests that we try to shake off the critical inner voices. That’s so much easier said than done. Exercise will help. So […]

Horoscope, Saturday, August 23, 2014

Gas-Card Sun The Virgo sun is like a gas card handed from doting parents to children in college. It’s assistance. It’s fuel. It will help out. It can’t be used for much else than the intended purpose, and that’s the beauty of it. The Virgo sun keeps us honest. It wants to support, but it […]

Horoscope, Friday, August 22, 2014

Solar Passage  The passage of the sun from Leo to Virgo comes at the time of year when many children are transitioning from the carefree days of summer to the more structured demands of the early school year. Virgo solar energy will lend a hand to structured efforts and will support us in our industriousness, […]

Child Support Awareness Month

Child Support Awareness Month is recognized both nationally and locally each year as a means to focus on the importance of providing financial support for children. It is also the time to recognize the families and the child support professionals who are committed to making a difference in children’s lives both emotionally and financially. This […]

Fundraiser to benefit Animal Outreach

Enjoy a little taste of Paris and help the cats of El Dorado County during the upcoming French Bistro Fundraiser in Camino. The afternoon event, designed to benefit Animal Outreach and its spay/neuter efforts, will be held Sunday, Aug. 24, from 2 until 6 p.m. at Crystal Basin Cellars and Bistro in Camino. Crystal Basin […]

Burke’s Corner: August 29, 2014

By Burke Bruttig Burke’s Corner is a once-a-week photo corner of answers to questions of  seriousness, controversy or lightness in El Dorado County. Look for me in the community each week to ask you the question of the week and get your answer! For future question suggestions, comments or contact, Burke can be reached at […]

Job fair Aug. 22

Job seekers in El Dorado County and across the Sacramento region are invited to attend the fifth annual Tri-County Job Fair to be held on Friday, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Roseville Sports Complex & Martha Riley Library located at 1501 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Roseville. The free job fair will […]

Silver Bridge over Caples Creek repaired

Packers and mules from the “Pack Stock Center of Excellence” out of Inyo National Forest collaborated with Eldorado National Forest staff and other volunteers, including local equestrian groups, to haul in over 700 board feet of lumber to replace rails and planks on the Silver Bridge at Caples Creek. The repairs done on July 29-30 […]

Candidates Forum Aug. 14

The Shingle Springs Community Alliance is inviting all interested parties to a Candidates Forum for the position of El Dorado County Supervisor of District 2. This is a pivotal time in the politics of El Dorado County. By the end of 2014 we will have three new supervisors representing constituents of three different districts within […]

Forni Classic hosts huge fundraiser

As an added addition to Saturday’s big race, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training participant and local race fan Carla Tilford will hold their second annual benefit raffle. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is a non-profit, voluntary health organization whose mission is to cure leukemia and its related cancers — lymphoma, multiple myeloma […]