Friday, December 19, 2014
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Horoscope, Sunday, December 21, 2014

Winter Solstice Older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids, the prehistoric monument Newgrange was built to receive a flood of light with the rising sun on the winter solstice. Does your heart have a chamber such as this? Open up and let the love flood in as the sun enters Capricorn. May the long night […]

Horoscope, Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cosmic Calm There’s a beautiful stillness worth taking advantage of today. Tomorrow brings the winter solstice, a new Capricorn moon and the end of a Uranus retrograde. Before all of these wonderful changes occur to shake things up, what is it you’d like to accomplish? Order your priorities and accept the planetary push of encouragement. […]

Horoscope, Friday, December 19, 2014

Split Moon The day is split between the Scorpio and Sagittarius moon. The emphasis in the earlier hours is on introspection and what’s going on beneath the surface. The later hours have to do with confrontation and being willing to express observations. These are the last days of the season, and there is much to […]

More info on lockdown

After two schools were put on lockdown Tuesday morning, additional information about the suspect was released by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. Union Mine High School and Charles Brown Education Center were both put on lockdown at about 8:10 a.m., after the UMHS school resource officer was informed of a report of a theft suspect, possibly […]

Caltrans praised for King Fire Hwy 50 work

The U.S. Forest Service held a small party to thank the members of Caltrans that assisted along the Highway 50 corridor during the King Fire. “It’s just our way of saying thanks,” Eldorado National Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree said. “They’re people we can count on to keep the roads open. We don’t always acknowledge them.” […]

Covered California enrollment help offered at Marshall library

Marshall Community Health Library in Cameron Park is pleased to host certified Covered California enrollment counselors from El Dorado Community Health Center, beginning this month and continuing into February. Covered California is California’s version of the health insurance exchange enabled through the Affordable Care Act. The program assists people in finding quality, affordable health insurance […]

Horoscope, Sunday, August 17, 2014

Venus/Jupiter Connection This connection of Jupiter and Venus in Leo may as well be a cupid in the sky — it’s pretty spectacular for lovers and potential lovers everywhere. Think of this day as a one-time deal. What are the things you could do now that you might never do again? What are the things […]

Horoscope, Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mercury in Virgo Yesterday Mercury entered Virgo with industrious intentions, and today it will be nearly impossible to slack off. There are details to tend to, situations to analyze, performances to critique. If you think there’s no rest for the wicked, you should see how hard the wholesome work.  ARIES (March 21-April 19). Is the […]

Horoscope, Friday, August 15, 2014

Earthy Energy Takes Over  The moon enters Taurus, and then less than an hour later, Mercury enters Virgo. It’s time to come back down to earth. Just because something is reasonable doesn’t make it correct, though today that will probably be the case. No need to look for hidden meanings or alternative methods; just do […]

Property owners asked to report waterfowl mortality

Drought conditions have increased the possibility of disease outbreaks in waterfowl, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Clostridium botulinum, the bacterium that causes avian botulism in waterfowl, is common in wetlands throughout California. Toxins from this bacterium affect the central nervous system of waterfowl, ultimately resulting in death. Outbreaks of avian botulism […]

Deadline for other races today

With Friday, Aug. 8 the deadline for most of those running for positions on school, fire and special district boards, a preliminary report from the El Dorado County Elections Department shows there are still plenty of openings. Below is a partial list of those running for office this November. Running for one spot on the Los Rios Community College […]

Main Street repaving shifts to design phase

Placerville City Council unanimously adopted a resolution approving an agreement with REY Engineers Inc. for engineering design and appropriated money for water system and sewer system improvements for the Central Main Street Rehabilitation Project at the June 11 meeting. The Central Main Street Rehabilitation Project will repave Main Street’s deteriorated pavement between Sacramento Street and Bedford […]

Folsom Lake College begins Aug. 23

Folsom Lake College’s Fall 2014 semester is almost here, with classes starting Aug. 23. An extensive selection of general education, university transfer and personal enrichment courses — offered on campus and online — are available. Interested students should enroll now to make sure they get the classes they need. To get started, go to: www.flc.losrios.edu. Folsom […]

Horoscope, Sunday, June 8, 2014

Double Trines  The sun and moon form an air-sign trine of social reassurance. It will feel good to be in a group of like minds. And if you don’t know where the other people are coming from, conversation happens easily, and you’ll find out soon enough. Venus and Pluto also form a trine that brings […]

Horoscope, Saturday, June 7, 2014

Mercury Retrograde in Cancer Well, it’s here. Between now and July 1, 2014, Mercury takes a backward journey through the domestic realm of Cancer. Projects slow down along with the pacing of relationships and events. Everything takes longer to come together. There’s more to think about in each move. The question that arises again and […]

Horoscope, Friday, June 6, 2014

Split Moon Dilemma  Stay or go? Sing or listen? Call or wait? Don’t be surprised if you answer one way under the industrious Virgo moon and then go with the opposite decision tonight when the moon changes to a Libra mood. Making decisions never was the Libra moon’s forte anyhow. Exploring the options, well, that […]

Senators Gaines, Steinberg fight for Tesla

SACRAMENTO — Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, Thursday announced that he and Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, have introduced Senate Bill 1309, a bipartisan bill that would entice Tesla Motors Inc. to build a large-scale battery factory in California. “Tesla is about to build a $5 billion factory and create 6,500 jobs somewhere in […]

Sniper rifles OK’d

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has more than doubled the range of its specialized, long-range rifles. Supervisors approved a package of equipment the sheriff requested at their May 13 meeting which included two McMillan TAC-50 in 50-BMG combat weapons. The price for the two “packages” was $25,000 and includes training, scopes and other accessories. […]

5 years prison for child porn

SACRAMENTO — Kendal Mychael Lobb, 32, of Cameron Park, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for receiving child pornography, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. According to court documents, in July 2012, law enforcement investigators identified Lobb’s computer as a source of […]

A victim tells her story

Kristi Merrill, 25, was abducted from the Sacramento-Carmichael area in March of 2012 and held as a “sex slave” for four months. She was found and rescued by a Christian organization that specializes in finding and helping women and girls escape from similar circumstances. The Mountain Democrat covered the issue extensively at the time. There […]

Horoscope, Sunday, April 20, 2014

Jupiter Opposes Pluto If you realize that you are pinning your happiness on something that you could possibly lose, don’t worry. You’re in cosmic accordance. The nature of beauty is that it’s fleeting. The nature of love is risk. As lucky Jupiter opposes intense Pluto, we are made vividly aware of life’s contrasts. Let this […]

Horoscope, Saturday, April 19, 2014

Solar Switch-Up The sun leaves Aries, the first-born sign of the zodiac associated with identity, youth and the warrior spirit, for a steadier section of sky. Taurus energy is associated with strength, stamina, long-term goals and material wealth. In the weeks to come, we will be concerned with quality over quantity and long-term over immediate […]

Horoscope, Friday, April 18, 2104

Last Day of the Aries Sun This is Good Friday and the last day of the high-energy Aries sun. It’s time to slow down and approach life as a marathon instead of a sprinting race. If you think that your many responsibilities do not allow you the extravagance of doing something nice for yourself each […]

CPCSD seat unfilled

A special board meeting held Monday night by the Cameron Park Community Services District resulted in no one being selected to fill the empty board seat left after Sean Tucker resigned in February. Eight candidates had applied for the opening but only seven showed for the interview. However, when it came down to it, no […]

Lew Uhler backs Ranalli

National taxpayer champion Lew Uhler, president of the National Tax Limitation Committee, has announced his endorsement of Michael Ranalli for El Dorado County District 4 Supervisor. On learning of the Uhler endorsement, Ranalli said, “I am honored to have earned the endorsement of Lew Uhler. Lew has been a steadfast champion for the taxpayer as […]

Horoscope, Sunday, April 13, 2014

Eve of Pluto Retrograde This eve of the Pluto retrograde is a perfect time to explore domestic habits and root out the harmful ones. Most people know there is something they are doing on a regular basis that needs adjusting for the good of all who share this blue marble. “What’s the use of a […]

Horoscope, Saturday, April 12, 2014

Closer Moon In a sense, you are always going for what sales people call “the close.” When you smile and someone smiles back, that’s a kind of close. When your request is fulfilled, that’s a close. Breaking down the details of interaction is favored under this Virgo moon. It might help you to see each […]

Horoscope, Friday, April 11, 2014

Practical Virgo Moon There is no benefit to telling others what you think they need. People don’t agree to what others think they need; they agree to what makes sense to them. If you want to influence others, the practical Virgo moon suggests building a case that focuses on the many benefits others will experience […]

Appointee to fill CPCSD vacancy

With their board short one member, at their Feb. 25 meeting the directors of the Cameron Park Community Services District voted to fill the opening with an appointee. That decision followed the resignation of the president of the board, Sean Tucker, one week earlier. Tucker said he was resigning so he could devote more time and […]

Parkway will connect Hwy 49 to Mo Flat

Plans for relieving traffic congestion in the Diamond Springs area have been on the drawing board for more than 15 years. The Diamond Springs Parkway Project is expected to provide some of that relief by widening and realigning a portion of Diamond Road which is actually Highway 49 immediately north of the intersection with Pleasant […]