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Roundup: Aug. 14, 2014

Golf Oak Ridge golfer Dylan VanderVeer captured the First Tee Junior Tournament late last month at the El Macero Golf Course. shooting a 1-under on the par 72 course to win by three strokes. VanderVeer eagled two holes, bogied one and shot par on the 16 others. Other Trojans who competed were Austin Long (6th), […]

Horoscope, Sunday, August 10, 2014

Closest Full Moon of the Year The supermoon in Aquarius is the closest full moon of the year. This is happening in the part of the sky dedicated to philanthropy, and it’s an omen for the better angels of human nature. It’s a time to give generously to those in need, but not only that […]

Horoscope, Saturday, August 9, 2014

Full Moon Eve  On this eve of the altruistic full moon in Aquarius, it’s important to stand by your beliefs and act on them. The Leo sun chimes in with a bit of practical advice though: unless the moral victory is accompanied by an actual win, recognized by all, possibly with a trophy involved, it […]

Horoscope, Friday, August 8, 2014

The Miracle of Yesterday  Yesterday Mars in Scorpio formed a trine with Neptune in Pisces, and today many will be contemplating the kismet that occurred and realizing it for the unlikely — or possibly miraculous — event it was. When you factor in that scientists suggest that the probability of your being born is one […]

Horoscope, Sunday, July 20, 2014

Saturn Direct Fast-Tracks Goals  Saturn has been retrograde in Scorpio for four months, and that all changes this week. It may seem like the thing that was distracting you is no longer an issue, that the problems that were in your way are solving themselves and the reasons you had for not moving forward are […]

Horoscope, Saturday, July 19, 2014

Planetary Struggle: Truth vs. Fantasy  Neptune and Mercury inspire imaginative discourse. But before we get too carried away, the sun and Mars have a good suggestion: The truth is simplest. Even kind little white lies will be more trouble than they are worth. It’s hard enough to remember the real details that spin out of […]

Horoscope, Friday, July 18, 2014

Mercury and Neptune Suggest the High Road  Social media presents problems, but they are the same problems that have been present since the beginning of time. In the words of Cato the Elder, born in 234 BC, “We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.” Mercury […]

Contract awarded for new Francisco Drive fire station

Station 84′s tattered, vacant building will soon disappear as the El Dorado Hills Fire Board recently awarded a nearly $5 million contract to tear down the old station and build a new one on the Francisco Drive property. Contractor SW Allen Construction won the contract with a $4.933 million low bid, nearly $700,000 more expensive […]

SLTPD hosting free ABC license education

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Lake Tahoe Police Department would like to invite business owners (with an ABC license) and their employees to attend a free seminar presented by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control on Friday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the City Council Chambers at the South Lake […]

Horoscope, Sunday, July 13, 2014

Venus Harmonizes with Mars  Venus in Gemini forms a coquettish angle to Mars in Libra, and interest between men and women is stirred. Men and women understand one another better. For a moment, it’s as though the natural differences between the sexes are cast in such a light that they are seen only as intriguing […]

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Horoscope, Saturday, July 12, 2014

Thunder Moon Native American tribes who named the full moons in order to better keep track of the calendar called the full moon in July the “Thunder Moon” in reference to July’s weather. This Capricorn moon certainly has the important feel of a thunderclap, as ambitions are ignited and electric ideas crackle through the atmosphere.  […]

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Horoscope, Friday, July 11, 2014

Full Moon Eve  Anticipation builds as the moon swells toward tomorrow’s full status. Tomorrow’s Capricorn full moon, also known as the thunder moon, will highlight ambitions. Many already have a highly motivating goal in mind. Cancer energy lends an intuitive edge, too. Be sure to write down your inklings, because they may be psychic hits.  […]

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Burn ban statewide

SACRAMENTO — California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott issued an order to suspend open burning across 31 million acres of State Responsibility Area in California. The suspended burning order is part of Cal Fire’s’s continued efforts to mitigate the increased threat of wildfire due to the state’s drought emergency. “The increase in […]

Horoscope, Sunday, July 6, 2014

Partnership Moon A cooperative Libra moon emphasizes the benefits of partnership. Right now, it’s better to operate within a partnership that seems to only half-work than to go it alone. We need each other. We don’t see things clearly on our own, and neither will we understand ourselves until there’s someone to reflect us, contradict […]

Horoscope, Saturday, July 5, 2014

Libra Moon Considerations  People have a tendency to project their own situation onto others, assuming similarities that may or may not exist. It’s a limiting, immature and very common way to operate. The Libra moon of relationships urges us to remember and be sensitive to the fact that everyone has different stresses and responsibilities.  ARIES […]

Horoscope, Friday, July 4, 2014

Independence Day Opposition  The sun in Cancer, the sign of patriotism, pulls from across the sky at Pluto in Capricorn. The alignment calls attention to mighty and dormant forces. Pluto represents the tides of the world, and so this opposition suggests that America’s birthday will gain more than the usual amount of global attention and […]

Horoscope, Sunday, June 29, 2014

Venus Squares Neptune Lady Venus in Gemini challenges King Neptune in Pisces to describe the indescribable, see the invisible and believe the unknowable. Venus is impossible to please in this configuration and will not accept even Neptune’s most impressive answers. As for us, the more comfortable we get with uncertainty the better off we’ll be.  […]

Horoscope, Saturday, June 28, 2014

Lunar Optimism Afoot Mercury’s retrograde ends next week, and already there’s a sense that backward parts of life are taking a turn for the better. Yesterday’s dark moon in Cancer extinguished stale energy and invigorated the realm of home and hearth. It also brought gentle feelings to relationships with women, a trend that will continue […]

Horoscope, Friday, June 27, 2014

Cancer New Moon What does your home need to make it a better place for yourself and others? Fresh paint? A pantry reorganization effort? A chores chart to cover the cleaning basics? Any action you take in this vein will be lucky, as the new moon in Cancer smiles on domestic projects intended to make […]

Free fair shuttles

PLACERVILLE — El Dorado Transit will provide free shuttle service for the 2014 El Dorado County Fair, Thursday, June 12 through Sunday, June 15. Shuttle buses will operate from 11:30 a.m. to midnight on Thursday and Friday; 9:30 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday. Shuttles will be […]

Free small business workshops

Are you an existing small business owner wanting to take your business to the next performance level or perhaps a budding entrepreneur hoping to start-up a new business? Would you benefit from a full day (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) of hands-on instruction from proven successful business service professionals capable of helping you with your […]

AQMD announces Drive Clean! incentive

The El Dorado County Air Quality Management District is pleased to announce the launch of the Drive Clean! Vehicle Incentive Program. AQMD is accepting applications for the Drive Clean! program, which will provide a $1,000 incentive for the purchase of an Air Resources Board White or Green sticker-eligible vehicle. These are vehicles allowed to travel […]

Horoscope, Sunday, June 1, 2014

Mercury Slams on Brakes Mercury in Cancer is slowing down to turn retrograde later in the week, causing a sort of awkward pause in the cosmic conversation. The thing about awkward pauses is that they usually happen when subtext clashes with context. In short, you’re not alone in feeling like what you’re thinking doesn’t go […]

Horoscope, Saturday, May 31, 2014

Cancer Moon Settles In Noting that we’ve hardly had time to assimilate the fast-changing cosmic landscape, the Cancer moon steeps a cup of heavenly tea, fluffs a cloudy pillow and coos, “Settle in now. Shhhh.” Sure, our minds are whirring with Gemini’s high level of curiosity and intellectual energy, but little will be applicable until […]

Horoscope, Friday, May 30, 2014

Mercury/Moon Alliance Venus changed signs on Wednesday under the new moon. Yesterday, Mercury countered with a move into Cancer. This morning, the moon enters Cancer, as well, forming an alliance with the minister of communication. These changes increase the need for nurturing, reassuring words. The language of love is encouragement and optimism. ARIES (March 21-April […]

Domestic violence ends in suspect’s suicide

A domestic violence incident on May 10 ended in a man taking his own life. Deputies were advised of a domestic disturbance on Secret Lake Trail in Cool at 1:42 p.m., an El Dorado County Sheriff’s representative said. Upon arrival, deputies located a domestic violence victim. This gave deputies probable cause for a charge of […]

Horoscope, Sunday, May 25, 2014

Cosmic Pre-Game Jitters The sense of anticipation is palpable. The upcoming week brings the new moon and a sign change for Venus and Mercury, all aspects that will come with their own unique opportunities and challenges. Physically working off some of the high energy that comes compliments of the Aries moon will prevent you from […]

Horoscope, Saturday, May 24, 2014

Hope Trine The trine between Jupiter in Cancer and Saturn in Scorpio is a portal to better tomorrows. Hopeful feelings create more reasons to be hopeful. Opportunities like this don’t come along often. Feel the lift. There’s great momentum to take advantage of here. Stay in motion, because it will be harder to get moving […]

Horoscope, Friday, May 23, 2014

Split-Mood Moon It’s a split-toned day. The Pisces moon rules first, moving our minds and hearts in waves. Self-expression and connection will be the focus as we try to figure out the underlying emotions of each development. “Why” will be more important than “what” early in the day, until the high-energy, action-oriented Aries moon changes […]

Phimister backs Ashworth as judge

El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Douglas C. Phimister has endorsed veteran criminal prosecutor Vicki Ashworth for El Dorado County Superior Court Judge, Office 1. “Vicki Ashworth will be an outstanding judge,” said Phimister. “She is a talented legal professional whose proven integrity and experience will serve our courts well.” Judge Phimister joins El Dorado […]