Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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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 […]

Horoscope, Sunday, January 4, 2015

Cancer Full Moon It’s going to be hard, but steel yourself. A little less emotion and a little more logic will make exciting things possible. Anyone can win if they keep at it. The success formula is simple: Nothing is doomed. Everything is possible if you’re willing to work. There is no failure, only giving […]

Horoscope, Saturday, January 3, 2015

Venus Enters Aquarius Just in time to help with the effects of tomorrow’s emotional full moon in Cancer, Venus enters the intellectual realm of Aquarius. The energy of Aquarius favors reason, friendship and a philosophical approach. This will temper the Cancer full moon’s volatility and help us channel the more soulful side of the lunar […]

Horoscope, Friday, January 2, 2015

Talking Moon Ever wanted to invent your own word or coin a phrase? Why not you? Language is elastic, especially under the Gemini moon. Stretch your vocabulary, or verbally spar with a witty and worthy opponent. At the very least, strike up a conversation, or seven, because under the moon of twins, those who communicate […]

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 […]

Not too late for flu vaccination

The Public Health Division of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency has wrapped up its community flu vaccination clinics for the season, and is now offering the flu vaccine by appointment. The seasonal influenza vaccine is available through Public Health for only $10 per vaccination. No one will be turned away due […]

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 […]


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