Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Horoscope, Sunday, April 27, 2014

Arguing Aries Moon The Taurus sun energy is patient and steady, reminding us that even the softest water can cut a canyon through the mountain. Gentleness has great power indeed and always wins out in the end. The moon in Aries argues that when we do not have the benefit of thousands of years, we […]

Horoscope, Saturday, April 26, 2104

Melodic Aries Moon Like melodic lines in a symphony, what comes around goes around — though everything sounds different in the arrangement by the second and third pass. The Aries moon will be an echo of a call initiated weeks ago. Did you make the right choice? The difference in the music may inspire a […]

Horoscope, Friday, April 25, 2014

Water-Sign Trine A water-sign trine will release some of the week’s stresses. What mattered a great deal yesterday has less of an impact on today’s proceedings, though little may have changed about the circumstances. It was difficult to see it yesterday, but the morning light of the new day makes us see the enormous difference […]

Roundup: April 17, 2014

Baseball El Dorado 2, Orange Glen 1 — Owen MacKendrick pitched a complete game two hitter and struck out nine batters Tuesday at the San Diego Lions Tournament. Matt Smith doubled twice — his second one-hopped the center field fence to drive in Zach Culp with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh […]

Cougars get Senior Day split

EL Dorado bid farewell to its seniors Wednesday prior to facing Cosumnes Oaks in a Sierra Valley Conference meet. The teams split: the Lady Cougars winning 100-70 while the boys lost 119-51. Prior to the first event, the Cougars rolled out the red carpet for Haley Owens, Kyle Covington, Matt Coen, Katryna Holifield, Lola Pesce, […]

El Dorado spikers rally for win

El Dorado High boys volleyball coach Alan Magat feels his team has a target on their backs — mainly due to the Cougars being 8-0 in Sierra Valley Conference play, with six matches to go. El Dorado won Tuesday’s home encounter against Capital Christian in four games, 25-19, 8-25, 25-19, 25-21. The turning point was […]

Cal Fire inspections begin statewide

Cal Fire inspectors have begun conducting defensible space inspections throughout the 31 million acres of State Responsibility Area in California. “Creating and maintaining defensible space is critical for the protection of homes,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, Cal Fire director. “It has never been more critical to strengthen our fire prevention efforts in light of the […]

Grand Jury applications available

Beginning now, the citizens of El Dorado County once again have the opportunity to become a part of the 2014-2015 Civil Grand Jury of El Dorado County. The Grand Jury is an excellent vehicle for committed men and women to keep government close to and responsible to all of our county’s citizens. Applicants must be […]

Horoscope, Sunday, April 6, 2014

Stay-cation Cancer Moon The Cancer moon insists on finding relaxation inside the safe confines of home, sweet home. If that is not a relaxing place, the day is likely to be dedicated to making it more so. What needs to change? The feng shui? Houseguests? The attitude of family members or habits of the pets? […]

Horoscope, Saturday, April 5, 2014

Venus Enters Pisces The love goddess waves goodbye to friendly, philanthropic Aquarius and slips into soulful Pisces. While she’s getting used to this part of the sky, there’s the sense that someone pushed the relationship “pause” button, perhaps for no good reason. Relax into the sensation of frozen time and enjoy it for what it […]

Horoscope, Friday, April 4, 2014

Last Day of Venus in Aquarius You may feel momentarily helpless to change what needs changing, but this, too, will pass as your perspective shifts. Venus in Aquarius helps with a public service announcement: You may be spinning on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam, but everyone you know, love, admire, despise or […]

GDPUD drought workshop attracts crowd

A special board meeting and workshop of the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District may not have settled much, but it did attract a large and engaged audience of around 100 people with most of them being there to find out how the drought might affect their irrigation water. On the agenda at the March 25 […]

Horoscope, Sunday, March 23, 2014

Water Signs Stir Emotions An ongoing ticker tape stripes the lower screen of our consciousness. Every decision we make, including the decision of how to feel, starts with a thought. Be choosy as you pluck thoughts from the never-ending stream, and you’ll effectively manage your emotions even as Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn transit emotional water […]

Horoscope, Saturday, March 22, 2104

Compassionate Moon The Pisces moon calls for compassion, even for those hard-to-love people and situations. But give yourself permission not to be loving, too. When a child is commanded to say “sorry,” the result often isn’t authentic or satisfying to the one who was wronged. To bring out your best nature, give yourself options and […]

Horoscope, Friday, March 21, 2014

Aries Sun Day Two How was your first day of the new season? The passage of the sun into Aries represents new birth, so you may feel as though you’re going into the future with innocent eyes. The Pisces moon suggests that those eyes will take in what’s happening on a spiritual level first, and […]

Car collides with embankment

A single car collision sent two people to the hospital Monday morning. A silver 2007 Mazda 6 was heading westbound on Highway 50 just east of Ponderosa Road at an unknown rate of speed around 10:40 a.m. when the driver lost control of the car, CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson said. It struck the side embankment, […]

Tea Party candidates forum March 19

The Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills is hosting a campaign forum Wednesday, March 19, at the Holiday Inn Express in El Dorado Hills. Candidates for elected county department heads are featured in this forum, including candidates for recorder clerk, auditor-controller, district attorney and treasurer-tax collector. Candidates will be asked questions presented from the audience […]

Horoscope, Sunday, March 16, 2014

Full Moon of Improvement The full moon in Virgo, the sign of improvement and nurturing, lends extra power to our efforts to grow. Sometimes drastic measures are necessary to develop ourselves and our relationships and projects, but not usually. Take a more scientific approach today. Change one variable, and see how everything else is affected […]

Horoscope, Saturday, March 15, 2014

Eve of the Productivity Moon Decide on a plan, get your supplies, and ready your team. This is how you set yourself up to take advantage of the Virgo full moon of productivity. Tomorrow’s cosmic offerings will include: excellent powers of concentration, a spotlight on the smartest way to go about things and a natural […]

Horoscope, Friday, March 14, 2014

Mercury and Mars Bring on the Breezy Relationships get a cosmic touch of grace as Mercury, the minister of communication, forms a harmonious angle to Mars in Libra. This points to a day filled with flirty banter, breezy business transactions and a smooth simpatico between people who have known and loved each other for a […]

CPCSD has board vacancy

The Cameron Park Community Services District is seeking candidates for a vacant position on the five-member Board of Directors. Candidates must reside within the physical boundaries of the Cameron Park Community Services District and must be a registered voter. This appointment will fill a term to run from the date of appointment until board members […]

BOE releasing $40 million

SACRAMENTO – George Runner announced recently that the Board of Equalization is making good progress in getting millions of dollars in security deposits back to California businesses. “We’re currently writing to more than 4,000 taxpayers who made non-cash security deposits, like bonds and TCDs, to let them know they are no longer required to post […]

Mud run

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Foster youth keep health coverage until age 26

Children in foster care in California have typically lost their Medi-Cal health insurance coverage once they turned age 21. Under the Affordable Care Act, former foster youth can now continue to have health insurance until the age of 26. The change went into effective January 1, 2014. The Foster Care Program of the El Dorado […]

No update on Divide Wellness Center closure

Lourdes Edralin, marketing director for Marshall Medical, when asked about the recent (temporary) closure of the Divide Wellness Center, said they have not received any new information or been contacted by the Department of Justice since the original search warrant. “The clinic has hired an interim nurse practitioner, who is still going through the credentialing […]

Horoscope, Sunday, March 2, 2014

Retrogrades and Relationships Saturn joins Mars in a backward dance, adding new insight to the warrior’s study of relationships and how they ebb and flow to reflect the needs of both people at different times of life. If you’re in it for the long haul, accepting change is part of the deal. But it may […]

Horoscope, Saturday, March 1, 2014

New Moon Music It’s the new moon in Pisces, which usually is a time to strike up the band and dance toward a dream. But with Mars going retrograde on the same day (and Saturn following suit tomorrow), it’s as though the marching band is wearing lead boots. Don’t let that dampen your spirit. The […]

Horoscope, Friday, February 28, 2014

The End of Mercury Retrograde Three cheers for the end of this Mercury retrograde! Unfortunately, the celebration will be brief, as tomorrow begins the retrograde of Mars, followed by Saturn’s backward journey, which starts Sunday. Use the brief window of clarity provided on this eve of the new moon to make the kind of short-term […]

Horoscope, Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sun Conjunct Neptune History may prove the modern amenities you enjoy today to be a crude glimmer of what is possible, especially when you consider that for more than 85 percent of our planet’s life so far, it was all toxic gasses and pond scum. The dreamy Pisces sun and Neptune, the planet of imagination, […]

Horoscope, Saturday, February 22, 2014

Adventure Moon Are you up to a quest? Or will a mere caper satisfy your lust for life? Adventure calls under the Sagittarius moon, and there will be many opportunities to launch into escapades of all sizes. The Pisces sun offers you the advantage of intuition, so turn up the dial on yours to sense […]

Horoscope, Friday, February 21, 2014

Moon and Mercury Square The moon and Mercury will square off, reminding us that words can be escape artists. Also, once they leave our lips (or fly from our fingers in the form of digital media), they can be impossible to retrieve. Don’t let emotions get the better of your self-control. Think first; talk second. […]

Horoscope, Sunday, February 16, 2014

Mercury Trine Mars Mercury poses a harmonious trine to Mars during these last days of the Aquarius solar transit. Our minds have been caught up in the future: what it will look like, how it will work and what it will mean for humanity. Now we bring attention back to the emotions stirring inside. Take […]