Wednesday, March 4, 2015
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Sentencing for burglar pushed back

A man found guilty of a crime spree of burglaries had his sentencing hearing pushed back a week as he faces a possible addition of 55 years to his sentence. Craig Ivan Adams, 35, who has been in custody since November 2010, was due to be sentenced on Feb. 27. But, defense attorney James Clark […]

Truck causes chain reaction of collisions

A truck veered off the road Feb. 26 in Placerville, crashing into parked cars but causing no injuries. The Chevy pickup was traveling northbound on Placerville Drive when, near the Raley’s entrance, the truck crossed over the double yellow lines, Placerville Police Commander Kay Iida said. The truck jumped the curb, hit a fire hydrant […]

Horoscope, Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sentimental Sky If you find yourself crying during commercials featuring lost puppies or centenarians, chalk it up to effective marketing and a super-sentimental sky featuring the Pisces sun and the Cancer moon. This water-sign combo opens our hearts and tear ducts. It’s the perfect time to say “I love you” to the one who probably […]

Horoscope, Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sun-Moon Spirit Connection Cancer is the first water sign of the zodiac, and Pisces is the last. The spiritual melding of these two astral energies creates harmonies the likes of a gospel choir. With the sun in Pisces and the moon in Cancer, the bonds between people don’t have to be stated to be known. […]

Horoscope, Friday, February 27, 2015

Sun’s Halo Effect According to the halo effect, people’s overall impressions of one another so strongly influence their feelings and thoughts that they may attribute special qualities to those who happen to turn out a very attractive image. With the sun so cozy with Neptune these days, it will be easy to make blanket assumptions […]

Horoscope, Sunday, February 22, 2015

Venus and Mars Align Some say that your reactions are the only things you can truly control in life. This doesn’t always feel true with Venus and Mars in passionate Aries. The heart’s dictates seem hard to overrule. A conjunction of these planets suggests that you take the reins where you can and let your […]

Horoscope, Saturday, February 21, 2015

Venus/Mars Hookup This connection of Venus and Mars in the fire sign of Aries is ultra-hot and bodes well for male/female relations. It’s the first of three such meetings this year, and it’s a time to fully appreciate what the opposite sex has to contribute to your life. The more you enjoy the perks of […]

Horoscope, Friday, February 20, 2015

Pisces Sunshine The first weekend of the Pisces sun will be imagination enhancing. With so much creative juice in the air, we would be foolish not to consider unusual paths. Chances are that the best route is a trail that could only be blazed by you. Empathetic and psychic powers are also growing more intense […]

Senior Day Care centers accepting new members

El Dorado County Senior Day Care Services is now accepting new members for both of its sites in Placerville and El Dorado Hills. The centers offer quality care and activities for adults needing supervision during the day. “This is a great service for people struggling to find quality and affordable care for an aging parent […]

Horoscope, Sunday, February 8, 2015

Mercury Flies Straight On Wednesday, Mercury goes straight — wonderful! This retrograde has been hard on a few, but the direct movement of Mercury will set things right. Valentine’s Day is coming up, and if you are planning on sending anything, put it together now for a Monday send-off. Mystical Mercury will stop with the […]

Horoscope, Saturday, February 7, 2015

Tango Moon The lunar influence is a tango through Libra, the sign of love and other partnerships. In the p.m., the moon forms an auspicious angle to Mercury, adding a touch of effervescence to the conversational punch. It’s easy to put your thoughts across in such a light and good-mannered way that even the edgier […]

Horoscope, Friday, February 6, 2015

Sun and Jupiter Opposition Is technology the beauty that will lead to a utopian society, or is it a beast that endangers humankind? This is the argument played out as the sun in Aquarius opposes Jupiter retrograde in Leo. As of now, technology is a tool of humans, although many science fiction readers believe that […]

CP dentist expands

Couch and Hammond Dentistry has been serving Cameron Park and surrounding areas since Dr. Couch opened in 1988. In January 2015 Couch and Hammond Dentistry expanded its care to Folsom with a second location located in the Palladio shopping center. The dental office also added Dr. Couch’s son, Dr. Jason Couch. All three doctors will […]

Bruins pin down Roseville

SHINGLE SPRINGS — One goal the Ponderosa High wrestling team set this season was to win the Capital Valley Conference crown. Now the Bruins are a step away after Wednesday’s home conference finale/Senior Night 60-10 victory over Roseville. Ponderosa jumped out to a 24-0 lead thanks to the middleweights who won the first five matches. […]

Horoscope, Thursday, January 29, 2015

Gemini Moon Confidence Trick How much control anyone really has over the environment is debatable, but one thing is for sure under the sociable Gemini Moon — confidence matters. Believing you have control over your environment makes you communicate with more confidence and in turn that confident air gives you a greater degree of influence. […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Retail Moon The phrase associated with Taurus is “I have,” but it just as well may be “I don’t have” for the way Taurus energy tends to focus us on shopping lists and retail shelves. The Moon is in Taurus for much of the day tempting the dollars right out of our pockets. Exercise self-control. […]

Horoscope, Sunday, January 18, 2015

Mars Changes Battle Tactics Last week, Mars tangled with Saturn and now the warrior planet takes on Neptune. This is mainly about faith. Essentially walking, running and dancing are all acts of faith requiring one to fling oneself off balance momentarily and trust one’s ability to recover on the other side. Being too careful will […]

Horoscope, Saturday, January 17, 2015

Lucky Sagittarius Moon The Sagittarius moon forms auspicious angles before it goes void-of-course, adding to that “anything can happen” feeling that’s in the air. Remarkable things can, will and do happen all the time, especially when enough people believe they are possible. This is definitely a weekend to push against the habitual limits and into […]

Horoscope, Friday, January 16, 2015

Sagittarius Moon of Whatever This Sagittarius moon has a devil-may-care attitude and inspires such things as throwing one’s hands to the air with a hearty “Whatever!” Let it go. It’s exactly the moon we needed to get back to feeling centered after many recent emotional and personal upsets. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll be giving […]

City seeks committee, commission members

Placerville is seeking local residents to volunteer for appointment to its advisory committees and commissions. The city is accepting applications to fill full, four-year terms on the Planning Commission, Recreation and Parks Commission, Placerville Economic Advisory Committee, Measure H Sales Tax Committee, Community Pride Committee, and Historical Advisory Committee, with terms of office ending March […]

Horoscope, Sunday, January 11, 2015

Last Day of Mars in Aquarius Mars is energized in Aquarius, focused on making things happen for the greater good. Tomorrow this changes with his transit into Pisces. The land of feelings will not be a comfortable place for the warrior planet. That’s why this is prime time for action. Go ahead with your plans […]

Horoscope, Saturday, January 10, 2015

Sun and Moon Trine The sun in Capricorn and the moon in fellow earth sign Virgo form an auspicious angle at the beginning of the day that bodes well for a productive morning. While the practical matters come together easily, there may be something extremely impractical nagging at your heart. The evening will provide an […]

Horoscope, Friday, January 9, 2015

Moon Opposes Neptune As the moon pulls at Neptune from across the heavens, many will have doubts about what is really possible. Just because a person sees problems with a plan doesn’t automatically make that person a cynic. It may, in fact, be very helpful to try to poke holes in the plan to see […]

Barton’s first baby arrives Jan. 1

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — South Lake Tahoe natives Brianda Torres and Daniel Molina welcomed the South Shore’s first baby of 2015 on Jan. 1. Jayden Daniel Molina was born at 3:06 p.m. and weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 18 inches long. This was not the first time the family has been to Barton […]