Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Roundup: Dec. 18, 2014

Boys basketball Union Mine 71, Argonaut 68 — Bradley Brittain’s team-high 20 points led four Diamondbacks in double-figure scoring as Union Mine prevailed in Wednesday’s nonleague road game. The D’backs withstood Argonaut’s 19-10 fourth quarter to hold on. Andrew Vaughn followed Brittain with 15 points; Mike O’Neill dropped in 14; and Austin Maranville added 10. […]

New snow totals reach three feet

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. — The latest series of winter storms have delivered three feet of snow to Kirkwood, 16 inches to Northstar and five inches of accumulation to Heavenly. Both weather systems carried very cold temperatures which created optimal snowmaking conditions for Heavenly, which is home to the west coast’s largest snowmaking system; and […]

Sanford adds attorney

A man convicted of a 1980 murder attempted to replace his attorney but instead simply had one added in a hearing Friday morning. Andrew Sanford appeared with his attorney, Erik Schlueter, for a short hearing. It began with a Marsden Motion, a California-specific motion in which a defendant can attempt to fire their court-appointed attorney […]

Giant Hanukkah menorah lit in Placerville

Have you seen the giant Hanukkah Menorah near the Welcome to Placerville sign on Highway 50? Every year members of Temple Kol Shalom — of the Western Foothills — place it there to commemorate Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights. Jewish people worldwide will observe Hanukkah, beginning on the evening […]

UMHS briefly locked down

Union Mine High School was briefly put on lockdown Tuesday morning due to police activity in the area. Just after 8 a.m., UMHS was put on lockdown due to a robbery suspect in the area. A search was conducted for a white Toyota Solara convertible based on a report out of Sacramento County, according to […]

Horoscope, Sunday, December 14, 2014

Trine of the Sun and Jupiter The Sagittarius sun and Jupiter in Leo are in a favorable arrangement to promote bold action. The best part is that it’s rather obvious what must be done. Heart energies lock on to the thing that is certain to bring joy, and gut instincts confirm the choice. The nervy […]

Horoscope, Saturday, December 13, 2014

Earth-Sign Love As Venus travels the early stages of cool Capricorn, love will come in many forms, including tough, bossy and practical. With the Virgo moon chiming in on emotional levels, an earth-sign sensibility prevails in relationships. Love is as love does. The evidence and the feeling are one and the same. ARIES (March 21-April […]

Horoscope, Friday, December 12, 2014

Thoughts on the Lunar Shift The shift of the moon from Leo to Virgo points out that the major activities of the day make such noise and take up so much space in our psyche that it’s easy to lose sight of who we are and what we’re doing here. But you can always find […]

Horoscope, Sunday, December 7, 2014

Post-Full Moon Reality Things look different after a full moon, and adjustments will be made accordingly. Consider that reality will be reality. When it’s in line with our preferences, we assume it’s on our side. When it’s not, we assume it’s against us. What if reality has no preference at all? What if we order […]

Horoscope, Saturday, December 6, 2014

Karma Moon The recent shift of Mars to Aquarius and the Gemini full moon put the air-sign energy of connection and communication at the forefront of the cosmic landscape. Truly there is nothing an individual can do without affecting others. Our awareness of the karmic rippling helps us promote kindness, philanthropy and good times. ARIES […]

Horoscope, Friday, December 5, 2014

Full Moon Pre-Roll If the Gemini full moon were a movie, today would be the opening credits that tease, inform and intrigue us as to what’s next. Settle in with a treat — whatever your life-equivalent is to popcorn and a soda — and then sit back, relax and enjoy the pre-roll. Some movies don’t […]

Budget gap eyed

By Griffin Rogers The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Dec. 2 heard public concerns about the county’s looming financial crisis and reports of layoffs, which Auditor-Controller Joe Harn explained were possible in an October interview regarding the budget gap. After comments concluded, county supervisors and staff addressed some of those concerns. Interim CAO Pamela Knorr […]

1 ton of food collected

EL DORADO HILLS — During the last two weeks of October, Hands4Hope hosted a fall food drive to benefit Twin Lakes Food Bank in Folsom. Twin Lakes, which provides services to people in need from El Dorado Hills to Orangevale indicated it was in desperate need of community support, with their inventory of food being […]

It’s official — Knight a Los Rios trustee

Shortly after the Nov. 4 election, Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees, Area 3, candidate John Knight said he was “cautiously optimistic” about his apparent win. The El Dorado Hills resident and former El Dorado County District 1 supervisor was ahead by 150 votes. As provisional ballots were counted, the lead slimmed but […]

New Morning, Juvenile Hall groups bring Thanksgiving dinner

Three families will have full Thanksgiving dinners thanks to the efforts of employees from New Morning Youth and Family Services and Juvenile Hall. “Each year, the Juvenile Hall employees pool money,” said New Morning’s Lara Anderson. For the past eight years, two or three families have been provided a full Thanksgiving dinner — and breakfast […]

Horoscope, Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sagittarius Moon Mood Yesterday’s new moon set the Sagittarius mood that prevails today. Follow your curiosity, and let it ignite your spirit of adventure. Those who venture will gain. Those who ask will learn. Those who reach out will be accepted. It’s a time to believe you’re lucky and act accordingly. The only enemy to […]

Horoscope, Saturday, November 22, 2014

New Sun, New Moon Like a restless audience waiting for the show to start, giddy anticipation precedes the solar change. Curtains open to the sun as a pioneer crossing into the wild frontier of Sagittarius. For many, this passage represents opportunity, excitement and expansion. Then, for extra luck, the new moon adds a dash of […]

Horoscope, Friday, November 21, 2014

Scorpio Sun and Moon Advice The Scorpio sun and moon have advice for dealing in the shadowlands of human nature. Difficult people are usually reacting to some kind of deprivation they endured in the past. They will either go on feeling deprived or become incredibly strong and determined. Either way, understanding leads to compassion and […]

PHS locked down for 10 minutes

Ponderosa High School was put into lockdown for about 10 minutes on Nov. 19 after a man was seen in the area with what was believed to be a rifle. At about 9:45 a.m., the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a male subject walking in the neighborhood south of the school’s […]

Horoscope, Sunday, November 9, 2014

Mars and Jupiter Strife The old business adage “location, location, location” applies to personal relationships, too. People don’t necessarily spend the most time with their favorite people; they spend the most time with the closest people. Mars and Jupiter angle to suggest a bit of strife, best overcome by making an extra effort to connect […]

Horoscope, Saturday, November 8, 2014

Chatty Moon The Gemini moon never met a stranger, and this lunar conversation starter makes sure to break the ice for us in the name of friendly connection and shared intellectual interest. Singles looking for love, don’t worry — Venus and the sun are close enough to throw some romantic sizzle into the mix for […]

Horoscope, Friday, November 7, 2014

Full Moon After Party The day after the full moon can feel like the morning after a big party when all of our indulgences have caught up with us. In today’s case, the Taurus moon is convinced that the party is still going on, so instead of assessing the aftermath and cleaning up, many will […]

Marshall donates $10k to EDHCSD

Marshall Medical Center has made a $10,000 commitment to El Dorado Hills Community Services District for the purchase of an Inflatable Obstacle Course for the CSD Community Pool. Officials will be presenting a check to the district Nov. 13 at the Board of Directors monthly meeting. The CSD estimates the cost of the inflatable to […]

Pedestrian hit in Placerville

An 18-year-old was hit by a car and two other pedestrians were narrowly missed when the car veered onto the right shoulder of the road near China Garden Road in Placerville. Officer Quinn Cuthbertson of the California Highway Patrol said the accident happened at approximately 8:45 a.m. on Thursday morning when a 1996 Jeep Cherokee […]

Veterans Day closures set

Some offices throughout El Dorado County will be closed, Tuesday, Nov.11, due to Veterans Day, a state and federal holiday. Here’s a look at what local residents may expect: All schools in El Dorado County will be closed. The offices of the police, county sheriff and fire departments will be closed. For emergency calls, dial […]

Horoscope, Sunday, November 2, 2014

Stirring Pisces Moon The sensitive Pisces moon stirs up the emotional realm, first forming a trine with the Scorpio sun and then creating the same harmonious angle with Venus in Scorpio. Whatever frame of mind (or heart) we’re in, the tendency will be to go even deeper down that journey — all the more reason […]

Horoscope, Saturday, November 1, 2014

Saints and Stars In the wake of Halloween, many around the world will celebrate All Saints’ Day today with feasting and other customs to honor all of the known and unknown divinely appointed souls who have crossed over to the heavenly realms. The moon enters Pisces, the realm of the spirit, as if to give […]

Horoscope, Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Lunar Levity Because this year’s goblins, ghosts and ghouls are ruled by the Aquarian moon, they are sure to be friendly and creative. The night will be heavier on the bright ideas and giggles than it will be on frights. The social opportunities are rich. Meeting one another in the context of costume will […]

Horoscope, Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mars Enters Capricorn Got plans? Responsibilities? Big hopes for this last part of the year? Mars will bring us into the holiday season in Capricorn, a dynamic and forceful station for the warrior planet and just what we need to assist us through the intensity of the final stages of 2014. Assert your will. Energy […]

Horoscope, Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mercury Storm In high school, the jocks and the artists tend to separate if only because their schedules are so intensely specific. In life, both sports and the arts are a celebration of life. Why not do it all? This Mercury storm period, which lasts until October 29th, is a good time to be more […]

Horoscope, Friday, October 24, 2014

Spooky Scorpio Regime There’s some corner of your mind that won’t accept that you can’t control things that you, in fact, have absolutely no control over. Thinking you can will it not to rain doesn’t give you weather-power. However, you can bet that the universe is listening to all intentions, and under the new spooky […]

Water rights pursuit on the bubble

El Dorado County supervisors sent their Water Agency staff back to a drawing board of sorts at their Oct. 14 meeting. The county has been pursuing a project to increase its access to local water for several years. The project is managed by the El Dorado Water and Power Authority whose executive director, Dave Eggerton, […]

Horoscope, Sunday, October 12, 2014

Gemini Lunar Luck  The highlight for this Gemini moon is in the early afternoon when it forms a lucky arrangement with Venus, the love goddess, at her home in the relationship realm of Libra. Express your wishes at this time. You very well may get a fast turnaround on them when the moon forms a […]

Horoscope, Saturday, October 11, 2014

Venus Opposes Uranus  Venus in her beloved realm of Libra is working against Uranus in hotheaded Aries, insisting that the willful planet stop surprising us in matters of love. Uranus won’t budge, though, insisting that change is good for relationships and that too much routine and familiarity breed stagnation. The Libra sun tells them to […]

Horoscope, Friday, October 10, 2014

Mercury Retrogrades into Libra As Mercury backs into Libra, we will be reminded that balance is a matter of constant correction. Having a strong core helps, but it also helps to be flexible. Fluctuations and variations are a normal part of any endeavor. When things don’t go according to plan, adjust. The best adjustments come […]

Horoscope, Sunday, October 5, 2014

Mars and Uranus Get Restless  Are things better over there? It sure looks that way from over here. Mars in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries form a fiery connection that stirs up a restless energy. You might cross the road and realize that nothing is better on the other side, but at least it’s a […]