Monday, April 27, 2015
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Man injured after baseball bat attack

A man suffered severe injuries after a suspect attacked him with a baseball bat Wednesday evening. Deputies responded to the 5800 block of Mother Lode Drive west of Placerville near the intersection with Pleasant Valley Road at about 5:50 p.m., a press release stated. An uninvolved caller reported an adult male had just hit another […]

Roundup: April 22, 2015

Golf El Dorado 223, Galt 312 — 9 holes at Cold Springs, par 36.ED scores: Co-Medalist Auston Wells, 4; Co-Medalist Christian Grier, 41; Gabe Fierro, 43; Anthony Smylie, 46; Cody Pugh, 52; Aaron Morris, 55. Union Mine 229, Rosemont 329 — 9 holes at Cameron Park CC, par 36 — UM scores: Medalist Tyler Peterson, […]

Bruins’ defense blows lead

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The first rule on defense in softball is to catch the ball. The second rule is don’t screw up the first. By all accounts, Ponderosa pulled the latter in the field Tuesday and dropped its key Capital Valley Conference matchup with visiting Del Campo 7-5. Defensively, the Bruins had trouble in back-to-back […]

Ponderosa boys destroy Cougars

SHINGLE SPRINGS — In Tuesday’s Capital Valley Conference boys volleyball match, Ponderosa swept Del Campo; the final scores were 25-4, 25-9, 25-13. The Bruins, who remain in second place in the CVC at 9-1 and 11-2 overall, jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first game in which half of their points came from Cougar side […]

Horoscope, Sunday, April 19, 2015

Last Day of the Aries Sun This is the last day of the Aries sun, 2015. This time of initiative, courage and fresh, impulsive, zesty energy will be over tomorrow, so seize the moment. If you make a mistake, you can always blame it on the final breath of warrior energy in the atmosphere. ARIES […]

Horoscope, Saturday, April 18, 2015

Spring-Cleaning Moon This new moon is a spring-cleaning heyday. It isn’t just about the expiration date of pantry items, the dust on floorboards or the mystery grime inside of the microwave. It’s also about your soul. Your internal environment will be renewed by refreshing your external environment, and vice versa. So start anywhere — the […]

Horoscope, Friday, April 17, 2015

Mars and Jupiter Square Passionate Mars and lucky Jupiter square off to form a rocky patch of reality. The bubble of romance that has been floating and bobbing above the surface of life eventually has to come down and burst. That can be a happy event. Real love begins after the fantasy of love pops. […]

Cougar teams control Hawks

Starting Sierra Valley Conference track and field action late in the season has its advantages for the El Dorado program. With Cougar athletes in good shape and healthy, El Dorado dominated all levels at Wednesday’s conference home meet against Liberty Ranch at Harvey E. West Stadium. In the boys division, El Dorado grounded the Hawks 128-12. […]

Community input sought regarding Belltower area

The city of Placerville is seeking input from residents, merchants, and other interested parties on several ideas and alternatives for modifying the Belltower area on Main Street, as part of the Main Street Rehabilitation project. Interested parties can access the online survey until 8 a.m., Monday, April 13 at surveymonkey.com/s/Main_Street_Bell_Tower. “Community input has been so […]

County Sports League

Wrestling Tournament  Sixth-eighth grade 70s — 1-Zach Ratcliff, GTR; 2-Aiden Joyce, MAR; 3-Zach Cox, MAR 76s — 1-Riley Jones, GTR; 2-Cameron Douglas. 89s — 1-Bradley Morris, GTR; 2-Matt Chapman, GEO; 3-Brayden Brunius, CAM; 4-Nate Amann, MAR. 95s — 1-Miles Tresser, CMP, 2-Daniel Bunantello, GEO; 3-Rory Hidgon, MAR; 4-Jeremiah Holton, SR. 103s — 1-Luis Ramirez, MAR; […]

Roundup: Mar. 18, 2015

Baseball Oak Ridge 10, Woodcreek 7 — The visiting Trojans put on their rally caps again in Wednesday’s league road game. Oak Ridge (2-0 in the SFL, 7-0) trailed 6-5 in the top of the fifth inning when it scored four runs for a 9-6 lead. The Trojans added their final run in the sixth. Jake Hathaway, plus Troy teammates […]

Trojan bikers take the lead

GRANITE BAY — The Oak Ridge High mountain bike team overtook the Ponderosa squad in team points for the NorCal season by winning the Granite Bay Grinder high school cycling race at Granite Bay State Park last weekend. The Trojans’ victory gave them a total of 2,072 points for the season. The Bruins are second at 1,977 and […]

CDFW seeks artists to enter Duck Stamp Art Contest

Artists are invited to submit their original artwork to the 2015-2016 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife will accept submissions from May 1 through June 3. The contest is open to U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older as of March 4, 2015. Entrants need not […]

TRPA accepting Lake Spirit Award nominations

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is accepting nominations for Lake Spirit Awards to honor real people making real progress protecting Lake Tahoe. Members of the public are encouraged to nominate exemplary members of the community who are going above and beyond the call of duty to protect the beauty and clarity of the Lake. Because […]

Folsom Lake College athletic complex a slam dunk

Folsom Lake College President Rachel Rosenthal has an answer for anyone who questions why the college should invest in athletic facilities. “The classroom is not the only place where students learn,” she said. Rosenthal made that point loud and clear at the dedication of the college gymnasium at the main campus in Folsom on Feb. […]

Additional locations for Home Energy Assistance Program

The El Dorado County Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) recently announced additional service locations to reach more residents. HEAP is a federally funded program that helps income-eligible households offset the cost of heating and cooling their homes. Eligible homeowners or renters may qualify to have specific payment amounts credited to their electric utility accounts or […]

Lane closures set for Highway 50

Beginning Monday night, March 9, the Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency (CDA) implemented full one-directional closures of Highway 50. The closures will facilitate the needed falsework operations for the Silva Valley Overcrossing. Eastbound closures that began on Monday night, March 9: • Eastbound lanes from Latrobe Road to Bass Lake Road […]

Trojans can’t catch McClatchy in Sleep Train quest

STOCKTON — Let’s face it, Oak Ridge wouldn’t mind if the CIF changed venues for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semifinal game. Win or lose, the Lady Trojans don’t play their best on the UOP campus. Take Tuesday against McClatchy. Miserable first half, decent first half — 56-40 loss to the Lions. At stake was […]

El Dorado boys take home opener

In its first home match of the season at L.A. Brown Gym Tuesday, the El Dorado High boys volleyball team defeated Bella Vista 25-11, 25-18, 25-17. In the first set, El Dorado broke free from a 6-5 advantage when Nathan Camello served the Cougars’ next four points for a 10-6 lead. After the Broncos scored twice, […]

Horoscope, Thursday, March 5, 2015

Clean, Green Full Moon A higher-minded perspective allows us to observe the battle between the selfish bipeds and the rest. We think we’re better, but our use of plastic bags and water bottles doesn’t just hurt the other creatures of the world. If we create extinction, we go on the list, too. This message was […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mercury and Jupiter Fire Trine One of the ways the universe teaches patience is by annoying us. If the whole world were just 10 percent more tolerant, it would be like paradise came down. Whatever ruffles your feathers, you can thank Mercury and Jupiter for the bothersome gift. You’ll be a better person for it. […]

Cougars fall in 1st round

SACRAMENTO — Throughout the season en route to winning an outright Sierra Valley Conference title, the El Dorado High girls basketball team dominated opponents with full-court pressure defense and turned turnovers into points. In Tuesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff game at Christian Brothers, the Cougars received a dose of their own medicine as the host Falcons forced […]

Lichty gets Big 8 hole-in-one

PALO ALTO — Considering the circumstances, environment and location, what happened to Tanner Lichty in early February at the 14-team Standford Invitational tournament on the Stanford University golf course is probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Playing for the American River College men’s golf team, Lichty, a 2011 El Dorado High graduate, sank a hole-in-one on the […]

Trojan cheer shines in Sunshine State

EL DORADO HILLS — Members of the Oak Ridge High School cheerleading competition team recently competed at the National High School Cheerleading Championships at the ESPN Wide World of Wide of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL. where the Trojans took second place in Division I out of 29 teams in the open division. Morgan Becker, Oak […]

Outbracket playoffs tip-off tonight

Two of the seven El Dorado County high school basketball teams that qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs tip-off tonight in outbracket matchups at their respective gyms. In a Division II game, the Ponderosa boys squad (12-14), the No. 15 seed, hosts No. 18 Vintage of Napa, which took third place in the Monticello Empire […]

Rollover due to wet conditions

A rollover in Cameron Park resulted in minor injuries on Feb. 8. Daniele Phillips, 23, of Cameron Park, was driving a 2001 green Subaru Outback eastbound on Highway 50 near Cambridge Road at about 12:25 p.m. when she lost control of the car, CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson said. She was allegedly driving at an unsafe […]