Friday, December 26, 2014

Horoscope, Sunday, December 28, 2014

Aries Moon Wrap-Up The energetic Aries moon insists that we spend the last few days of the year in high-productivity mode. Also, this is the warrior moon, so if there’s anyone or anything you’d like to confront before the end of the year, you’ll have the courage of your convictions. The sun, Mercury, Venus and […]

Horoscope, Saturday, December 27, 2014

Leo Moon Inquiry The Leo moon is playful and fun, a center of attention, a dramatic interaction, a needed diversion. Anyone can state the facts, but the Leo moon asks more. What’s the story? Who is responsible? How does it all work out? The Leo moon wants to know the major players and will not […]

Horoscope, Friday, December 26, 2014

Changing Moon The universe cannot say no to you. It can only limit how much it says yes. The question is: How far do you really want to go? Soon after the Capricorn sun settles in, the moon moves along. The mood is calm, introspective and in line with the creative forces. Getting what you […]

BOE hears tax exemption for hydroponic farmers

SACRAMENTO  — The California State Board of Equalization conducted a public hearing and moved forward with regulation amendments clarifying that hydroponic farmers qualify for the sales and use tax exemptions for fertilizer. The simple regulatory changes add carbon dioxide (CO2) to the definition of fertilizer and emphasize that fertilizer does not need to be applied to […]

Horoscope, Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas The excitement of the season is upon us. Astrologically, we are coming off of a new moon in Capricorn and a reversal of Uranus. The Aquarius moon leads us into the spirit of giving. For all who find themselves in a fortunate position, there are so many others who don’t. Look around. It […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Capricorn Power Mercury and Pluto meet up in Capricorn, adding strength to the many planets in that zone. Currently, the sun, the moon, Mercury, Venus and Pluto are all visiting the realm of the ambitious sea goat, so Capricorn power is strong. Capricorn is the keeper of tradition. What traditions will you be passing forward […]

SLT Fire launching new STAT program

The South Lake Tahoe Fire Department is launching a new program called STAT: South Tahoe Action Teams. This program is for community members to be trained by the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department as responders during times of crisis. Living in the Sierras brings the potential for large scale emergencies from winds, heavy snow, flooding, […]

Horoscope, Thursday, December 18, 2014

Solar/Lunar Intensity As civilized and well mannered as you may be, the fact remains that if you are reading this, you’re probably that soft, warm-blooded, highly adaptable and sharply instinctive animal called “human.” The wild Sagittarius sun and the intense Scorpio moon machinate with unexpectedly emotional results. Chalk it up to human nature. ARIES (March […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Water-Sign Moon Hanukkah begins under a mysterious and spiritually aligned Scorpio moon, lending a deep feeling to the rituals of the holiday. Know that this water-sign lunar influence will magnify and morph our feelings. Water reflects what’s above and around it, though the reflection is always somewhat distorted. Try to see the beauty in that […]

South Tahoe resorts expect 1-3 feet

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE Calif./Nev. — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as this week’s forecast calls 1-3 feet of powder above 7,000 feet ( According to NOAA, the system will produce significant snow in the Sierra with an increase in intensity yesterday afternoon and continuing through the afternoon today. A slight chance of snow […]

Parade of Lights

12-6-14 Georgetown Parade of Lights-6 w 12-6-14 Georgetown Parade of Lights-5 w 12-6-14 Georgetown Parade of Lights-4 w Laban Jacobson throws candy to the crowd from the CJ Construction display. The town Christmas tree has been lit and the parade is getting started.

Bruin Jr. Midgets best of D-I, II levels

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The Ponderosa Jr. Bruins Midget football team capped a stellar season by winning a second consecutive Bay Valley Conference crown and the Sacramento Youth Football Super Bowl. In the SYA Super Bowl, the Jr. Bruins knocked off the Inderkum Jr. Tigers in an exciting 32-30 double-overtime win at Sheldon High. Previously, Ponderosa had won the Division I […]

Sports Scene: Dec. 4, 2014

Breakfast, Santa run Tomorrow the Cameron Park CSD holds a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. Admission is $5. Prior to the breakfast, take part in the Santa Run, which starts at the Community Center at 7 a.m. Registration fee is $25 for adults or […]

Northstar, Heavenly boast of new snowfall

TRUCKEE — Northstar California Resort received an additional six inches of new snow Wednesday and snow accumulation has reached 31 inches on upper-mountain slopes throughout the past six days. As a result, Northstar will opened 12 additional trails Thursday including East Ridge, Delight, Stump Alley, Ax Handle, Springboard, Dutchman, The Chute, Tonini’s, Crosscut, Flume, Powder […]

Ponderosa Duals today

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The Ponderosa High wrestling program hosts the 26th annual Ponderosa Duals Tournament this weekend. The 10-team field opens at 9 a.m. this morning with the varsity followed by the JV tournament tomorrow. Programs lined up to attend are Buchanan, Merced, Rocklin, Rosemont, Casa Roble, Cosumnes Oaks, Placer, Hiram Johnson and Nevada’s Damonte […]

Horoscope, Thursday, December 4, 2014

Mars Turns Hippie As Mars leaves the goal- and status-oriented realm of Capricorn for the neighboring realm of Aquarius, the warrior planet is like a corporate manager who suddenly decides to burn his suit to don tie-dyed hippie apparel. Mars in Aquarius asks: What if you didn’t worry about the outcome and instead focused solely […]