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Horoscope, Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sun and Saturn Conjunct One reason the human species has changed much more than other animals who have shared the Earth with us for the last few hundred thousand years is that humans are perpetually dissatisfied. It’s a survival instinct that has kept us striving, solving problems, trying to improve. Sun conjunct Saturn suggests you […]

Horoscopes, Saturcay, November 28, 2015

Sun/Moon Quandary The Sagittarius sun has one idea about how to spend the hours — investigating foreign territory, taking in the world, expanding our minds — while the Cancer moon’s urgings are to stay home with all the creature comforts. Somewhere in the middle of those two prerogatives will be a lovely, balanced day. ARIES […]

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). […]

CDFW completes wildlife plan update

After a multi-year effort involving conservation groups, agencies, tribes, private landowners and other stakeholders, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has completed the 2015 State Wildlife Action Plan update. The action plan is now under review by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and should receive final approval in February 2016. “The State Wildlife […]

Joseph Hinds’ trial date set

An anticipated five- to six-day day long trial is set for assault suspect Joseph Hinds on May 3, 2016, in Department 1 in front of El Dorado County Superior Court Judge James Wagoner. Hinds’ counsel Todd Jones requested a readiness and settlement hearing be put off until closer to the trial as, he said, “discovery is still […]

Horoscope, Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sagittarius Sunshine The sun transits out of the deep emotional watery straits of Scorpio and into the adventurous fiery realm of Sagittarius. The moon in Aries adds fuel to the fire. What is it that you want to do? Focus. It would be a shame to waste this intensely powerful energy. Hone in on one […]

Horoscope, Saturday, November 21, 2015

Scorpio Sun’s Last Day Things are always changing. Most of the time, things change slowly. When they change quickly, it makes headlines — in the world, in your story. If you feel unchanged by the last few weeks, you’re due for a shake-up. It’s possible. It’s probable. In this last day of the 2016 Scorpio […]

Horoscope, Friday, November 20, 2015

Mercury Enters Sagittarius Mercury (aka “the minister of communication”) slips into worldly, expansive Sagittarius, suggesting that the treasures of the world will go to smooth operators. A silver tongue is the tool to net gold and platinum results. It’s a time to stretch the boundaries of your own language and learn how others get their […]

Sierra opening offers options

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Sierra-at-Tahoe will open for the 2015-16 winter season today with early season conditions and limited terrain. Sierra will run three lifts and two surface lifts. Season passes and additional products from 2014-15 will be valid through Dec. 20. “The last time we opened this early was 11 years ago,” said general […]

Scoreboard: Nov. 11, 2015

Volleyball Section playoffs No. 9 Ponderosa def. No. 8 Benicia 20-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-22 No. 12 Golden Sierra def. No. 5 Ripon Christian 25-17, 25-17, 25-16 No. 10 Union Mine def. by No. 7 Calaveras 21-25, 20-25, 15-25 — The D’backs finish the season with a 15-13 record.

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 […]

County sets ‘bully-free’ week

El Dorado County’s Board of Supervisors established the week of Oct. 18-24 as Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week. Michelle Smith of Placerville and Carrie Clark are co-founders of California Healthy Workplace Advocates, and Smith was on hand to receive the signed proclamation. Active since 2004, the group now has more than 1,000 members statewide and its […]

Horoscope, Sunday, October 18, 2015

Split-Moon Mood The moon splits the day into two distinct moods. The dreams of the night motivate an energetic morning and an early day of high hopes and intriguing possibilities. This lasts until the lunar shift into Capricorn changes the frame. The high hopes will turn into solid ambitions and the beginnings of a reasonable […]

Horoscope, Saturday, October 17, 2015

Sagittarius Moon Celebration Do you think change is hard? The Sagittarius moon urges you to think again. You may find that this is truer: Your growth as a human has often been automatic. As you’ve progressed from infant to toddler and beyond, you’ve already experienced many incarnations. The Sagittarius moon urges you to celebrate all […]

Horoscope, Friday, October 16, 2015

Worldly Moon The Sagittarius moon relishes diversity. Life is a market bursting with color, new tastes to try, experiences to be had — an open invitation to dive right in. Follow your curiosity, make new friends, and let them give to and get from you. Relating to those outside of what you know best will […]

Motor Voter Act gets Brown’s OK

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed landmark legislation that will register to vote every eligible California resident who goes to a Department of Motor Vehicles office to get a driver’s license or renew one, potentially adding millions to California’s voter rolls. The California New Motor Voter Act, AB 1461, was sponsored by Secretary of State Alex Padilla […]

County surveying residents this month

El Dorado County is developing its three-year strategic plan. As part of this process, the county is conducting a citizen engagement survey, local town hall meetings and focus groups. The county’s engagement process gives citizens an opportunity to provide the county with their thoughts about why they live in El Dorado County and what would improve their […]

Horoscope, Sunday, October 11, 2015

Jupiter and Pluto Harmonize Most of the planets discovered in other solar systems are bigger than Earth, because big planets are easier to find. However, it’s the smaller planets that are more likely to host life. Life trumps largeness during this trine of Jupiter and Pluto. It’s the small things filled with meaning and vitality […]

Help keep the ski slopes pristine

ECHO SUMMIT — Sierra-at-Tahoe is hosting the ninth annual Keep Sierra Clean Day on Sunday, Oct. 11. All members of the community are invited to ride up the Nob Hill chairlift, sweep the mountain of trash and enjoy live music and free lunch on the Solstice Plaza. In past years, thousands of pounds of trash […]

Horoscope, Saturday, October 10, 2015

Venus and Saturn Square Venus and Saturn aren’t making the recent transitions in our personal lives any easier. It’s like these planets are intent on shining a spotlight on all the answers to the question, “What could go wrong?” This square brings much more precaution into the situation than is necessary. On the bright side, […]

Horoscope, Friday, October 9, 2015

Mercury Direct Something to think of as Venus transits Virgo, the sign of perfectionists: If you’re being honest, aren’t the people who are usually right just a little bit annoying, too? It’s not necessary to be right all the time or even often. General, widespread success often comes from being right but once. Mercury ends […]

Horoscope, Sunday, October 4, 2015

Mercury Still Retrograde It is said that Van Gogh rarely painted with more than six colors on his palette. Chances are that your favorite pop song has no more than six chords. Mercury, in the final six days of his last retrograde of the year, reiterates the message of the design principle known as KISS: […]

Horoscope, Saturday, October 3, 2015

Rules of Conversation In the cosmic diner, the Gemini moon serves the conversation hot, cold, spicy or however you like it best. As it is with most restaurant orders, just because you ask for it doesn’t mean you can finish it. When you get stuck, state an observation instead of an evaluation. Bonus points: Mention […]

Horoscope, Friday, October 2, 2015

Air-Sign Levity The moon and the sun auspiciously angling each other in air signs lends a levity to the atmosphere fitting for a Friday night. Dates, football games, forays into the fantasy world of movies — all are favored activities under these social stars. Forget your worries and cares, and remember the importance of fun. […]

Sac State undergrad app period opens

Future Hornets hoping to attend California State University, Sacramento as undergraduates in fall 2016 can start filing applications now. The filing period is open to high school seniors, college transfer students and many other groups. Applications are made online through the California State University system at csumentor.edu and more information is available from Sacramento State’s […]

El Dorado High School earns grant

The library at El Dorado High School will soon be $5,000 richer in resources as the result of a grant it received on Sept. 29. There to personally deliver the check to school librarian Amy Linden was State Senator Ted Gaines, whose district includes El Dorado County. Linden wrote the successful grant application for the high school. […]

Horoscope, Sunday, September 27, 2015

Total Super-Lunar Eclipse The supermoon and the much-anticipated total eclipse is a celestial disappearing act more magnificent than any orchestrated by Houdini. This moon represents an overwhelming feeling that cycles through your life periodically. Maybe you’re both better and worse for the turmoil of it. If you could make it disappear, would you? ARIES (March […]

Horoscope, Saturday, September 26, 2015

Countdown to Eclipse In a Banksy art exhibit, a sign reads, “It’s not art unless it has the potential to be a disaster.” You could swap “art” for “love,” and the sign would be just as true. Tomorrow brings the full moon and one of the most exciting lunar eclipses we’ll see for years. This […]

Horoscope, Friday, September 25, 2015

Anticipation Moon We’re headed for one of the most interesting and immediate astral phenomena for months to come. The upcoming total lunar eclipse will be spectacular. In ancient times, it would have caused mass confusion and cries of “Who took the moon?!” The imaginative Pisces moon is giddy with anticipation. Can you feel your creativity […]

Bruins push above .500

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa improved to 3-2 in Capital Valley Conference play with Tuesday’s 6-3 victory over visiting Oakmont. The Lady Bruins won 4-of-6 singles matches and No. 1 and 2 doubles in defeating the Viking girls. “Our team is playing really well and each player is getting better week by week,” Ponderosa coach Don […]

Cougars reload, look for another winning year

Aug. 28 — El Dorado @ South Tahoe Sept. 4 — El Dorado @ Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 — El Dorado vs. Rio Americano (Del Campo), 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 — Mesa Verde @ El Dorado, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 — Foothill @ El Dorado, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 — Liberty Ranch @ El […]

ED FB Schedule

Aug. 28 — El Dorado @ South Tahoe Sept. 4 — El Dorado @ Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 — El Dorado vs. Rio Americano (Del Campo), 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 — Mesa Verde @ El Dorado, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 — Foothill @ El Dorado, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 — Liberty Ranch @ El Dorado Oct. 16 — El Dorado @ Rosemont […]

ED FB roster

1-Carter Meyers, Sr. 2-Steven Fox, Soph. 4-Isaiah Kessler, Jr. 5-Andrew Gemmill, Jr. 6-Austin McDaniel, Sr. 7-Jason Schostag, Sr. 8-CJ Turner, Soph. 9-Connor Russell, Sr. 10-Daniel Berardo, Jr. 12-Zack Butts, Sr. 15-Aaron Golmitz, Jr. 16-Grant Carver, Jr. 17-Fernando Esparza, Jr. 20-Salvador Villasenor, Sr. 26-Cole Williams, Jr. 27-Chris Volek, Jr. 28-Matt Angi, Sr. 31-Hunter Smallman, Jr. 43-Byron […]

Horoscope, Sunday, August 16, 2015

Worker Moon The Virgo moon will be a preview of the kind of productivity that’s to come next week when the sun slips into this healthful, helpful sign, as well. Make your list and organize your efforts because much will be wrapped up between now and Tuesday. The details will fall into place, and the […]

Horoscope, Saturday, August 15, 2015

Sun and Venus Connect Because the very nature of a blind spot is that it can’t be seen, it is most often discovered by crashing, bumping or being alarmed by what we’re about to run into. The sun’s connection with Venus gives us a gift in the form of a warning. Listen to the people […]

Horoscope, Friday, August 14, 2015

New Moon in Leo It’s easy to see red flags when we’re less than thrilled with a situation to begin with. It’s when we really want the situation to work out that we might choose to ignore a cosmic warning. That’s why the new Leo moon, nestled in darkness, suggests we get our own time […]

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