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Horoscopes, Friday, November 27, 2105

Comfort Moon The conflict between Saturn and Neptune still lingers somewhere “out there,” or at least our imaginations would have us believe it. The Cancer moon, which is the cosmic equivalent of comfort food, will entice many to spend the evening at home with things known to bring a cozy feeling. ARIES (March 21-April 19). […]

Senior Shuttle looking for volunteers

El Dorado County Senior Services is currently looking for volunteer drivers for its Senior Shuttle program. “Our volunteer drivers provide a valuable service to our local seniors,” said Johanna McGillivray, program assistant for Senior Services. “Without the Senior Shuttle, many seniors would not be able to get to places like the grocery store or other […]

Meyers’ resignation agreement released

The resignation agreement for Jeremy Meyers, El Dorado County’s former superintendent of school, has been released. Meyers, who resigned Nov. 14 after two DUI arrests, will receive a gross lump sum payment of $114,822 — equivalent to Meyers’ continued receipt of his current salary through June 30, 2016. In addition, he will receive a gross lump sum of $10,930 — equivalent of […]

Outside with Charlie: Opening dates for local ski resorts

While it may be hard to remember, that white coating on the mountains is that cold slippery stuff known as snow. We didn’t have much of it last year, and certainly not at this time of the year. We had a couple of storms recently that graced the mountains with a very welcome coating of […]

Sports Scene: Nov. 13, 2015

Toy Run The 3rd Annual Foster Family Toy Run is Sunday Nov. 15 beginning at Sierra Child & Family Services, 4250 Fowler Lane, Diamond Springs. Registration 8-10 a.m., kick stands up at 10:15. $15 donation plus toy/$25 without toy/$10 for passenger. Run ends and party begins at The Rescue Community Center, 4180 Green Valley Road, […]

Perry, Clark make state finals

SALINAS — Oak Ridge’s seventh place finish at Monday’s CIF NorCal Girls Championship Tournament at The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch ended the team season for the Lady Trojans with two exceptions. Based on their individual scores to finish in the top 12, Lexi Perry and Courtney Clark advanced to next week’s state finals. Perry […]

Roundup: Nov. 12, 2015

Cold Springs Ladies Golf Pro putts & putts Nov. 10 Ace of the month: Gloria Gaetano, net 69 1st flight low gross: Heidi Caldwell, 84 Low net: Linda Keller, 72; Ellen Page, 73 2nd flight low gross: Gloria Gaetano, 94 Low net: Karen McCaughern, 72; Adrienne Ligon, 75

Oak Ridge girls go after section title

FOLSOM — When Oak Ridge picked up the first five wins of Wednesday’s Division I semifinal match against visiting Franklin, that was it; the fact that the Wildcats’ No. 1 player was a no-show, that was disappointing. But all in all, it was a good day for the Trojan girls at Broadstone Raquet Club as […]

Emergency officials get hands-on urban rescue experience

The first ever Urban Search and Rescue training drills were held from Oct. 26-31 at Georgetown Fire District’s Todd Training Facility in the community of Buckeye. It was a large turnout with the following agencies participating in the hands-on interagency event: Cameron Park Fire, Cal Fire, California Emergency Response Team, Diamond Springs/El Dorado Fire, El Dorado County Search and […]

All nations run together

a11 Run 2 Left to right: Amy Gentili and Kirsten Sontag dressed up as Care Bears for the 5k run. Kristen is from Dixon and Amy is from Vacaville. Democrat photo by Jackie Penn a11 Run 1 Runners start of the run in a pack, sporting running gear to Halloween costumes. Democrat photo by Jackie […]

DUI crackdown: DA awarded prosecution grant

The El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office has obtained a $361,506 grant from the California Office of Training Safety to prosecute felony DUI (both alcohol and drug-impaired driving) and related fatal or injury cases. The grant money funds a “vertical prosecution” team that works with cases from time of arrest through sentencing of the accused. Prosecution team […]

Water main break repaired

It may have taken two days, but the water line break on Pleasant Valley Road between Oak Hill Road and Bodega Way was finally fixed with water service restored Wednesday morning. First discovered on Monday, Oct. 26, initially El Dorado Irrigation District officials thought the break was limited to one pipe and repairs were expected to be completed […]

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween Dan and Spring Covington’s Orion Drive yard in Diamond Springs has been transformed into a creepy graveyard filled with zombies and ghouls. Democrat photo by Jackie Penn Happy Halloween Kenny Heal, Sky Nelder and family wowed the judges at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Scarecrow Contest held last week. Night Walker […]

Pumpkin carving event at the Boys and Girls Club

IMG_8898e David Rodriguez, 11, of Placerville, second from left, watches intently while youth development professional Annika Nelson explains how to transfer a skull pattern to his pumpkin. Bryan Sanchez, 10, of Pleasant Valley, right, checks to see if he got all the seeds out of his pumpkin before carving. IMG_8914e Connor House, 11, grimaces as […]

Grizzly Flats getting cell tower

A new Verizon cell tower was approved by the El Dorado County Planning Commission at its Oct. 22 meeting. To be located on the west side of Eagle Hill Road in the Grizzly Flats area, the cell tower will be in the form of a 120-foot-tall monopine tower with eight antennas, equipment shelter and related […]

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