Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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 […]

Horoscope, Sunday, February 9, 2014

Trine of Social Graces Despite Mercury’s retrograde, the Aquarius sun and the Gemini moon form a harmonious trine to highlight social ease and grace. Mercury retrogrades like to scramble messages, but the lunar vibes steer us toward the rather obvious clues to meaning: body language, tone and context. ARIES (March 21-April 19). When you think […]

Horoscope, Saturday, February 8, 2014

Mercury Retrograde Message This Mercury retrograde challenges us to end a cycle of blame. Blame comes from assuming that because something is wrong, it’s also bad. People are wrong all of the time. If “wrong” is considered negative, it leads to blame, shame and punishment. When “wrong” is neutral, it easily can be made right […]

Horoscope, Friday, February 7, 2014

Powerful Aquarius Sun Mercury won’t help out today, but the caring Aquarius sun, undaunted, suggests that you can still build your power by helping people get what they need or want. Be careful not to use force when you could use power. Force is draining. It’s built on a system of reward and punishment that […]

Two roads diverged

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Winter/spring wildlife classes offered

Sierra Wildlife classes in February will begin with “Introduction to Local Wildlife” on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. This class for the general public, will provide an overview of the natural histories of most species SWR rehabs in El Dorado County. If you become interested in rehabbing, you can follow up with […]

‘Women, Wheels and Waffles’ gives free auto lessons

Autotronics, a local auto repair shop in Cameron Park, is hosting it’s fourth annual “Women, Wheels and Waffles” Free Ladies Only Event on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. until noon. This is an excellent venue for moms with daughters that are becoming new drivers and a great opportunity for those of us who have […]

El Dorado County unemployment rate less than Sacto’s

The unemployment rate in the Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area was 7.6 percent in December 2013, down from a revised 8.0 percent in November 2013, and below the year-ago estimate of 9.7 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 7.9 percent for California and 6.5 percent for the nation during the same period. […]

Bigelow responds to State of the State address

SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Frank Bigelow, R-O’Neals, today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014 State of the State address: “Gov. Brown today outlined his priorities for expanding California’s recovery. While I agree with the Governor that fiscal responsibility must continue to be the order of the day, I hope that all […]

Horoscope, Sunday, December 22, 2013

Venus Review Venus retrograde in Capricorn has us looking back at the ways in which the older generation showed love, affection, celebration and caring. This is a week to determine which traditions we want to carry forward and which to leave in the past. If this is not done consciously, it still will be done. […]

Horoscope, Saturday, December 21, 2013

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, Friday, December 20, 2013

Applause Moon Passionate fire-sign energy prevails as the Leo moon leads us through the final day of the Sagittarian solar journey of 2013. High levels of motivation combined with ambitious aims make for action-packed hours. The Leo moon puts a spotlight on the entertainment value of our interactions, so be sure to applaud when it’s […]

Horoscope, Sunday, September 29, 2013

Mercury Enters Scorpio Sarcasm is about to have its day, as Mercury slips into the sharp-tongued station of Scorpio. In the early days of sarcasm, the term referred to a bitter, harsh mockery, but its modern usage is softened somewhat by a touch of irony, ambivalence or both. Still, communicating in this way can cause […]

Horoscope, Saturday, September 28, 2013

Mars and Venus Quarrel Scientists have determined that overhearing a stranger’s cellphone call is more irritating than other kinds of background noise because our brains have to work to fill in the other side of the conversation. The stressed angle of Mars to Venus has us similarly mentally taxed, trying to fill in what we […]

Horoscope, Friday, September 27, 2013

Fickle Venus What happens smack in between yesterday’s trine of Venus and Jupiter and tomorrow’s square between Venus and Mars is a lot of “she loves me, she loves me not.” Libra’s dominance over the sun gives another push to the back and forth pendulum of fickle romance. Just remember that whichever way it swings, […]

Rotary club seeking applications for mini-grants

The Pollock Pines-Camino Rotary Club is seeking applications for mini-grants that will be used for any project or program that is designed to benefit local children and/or the residents of the Pollock Pines and Camino communities. Applications should deal with projects from $1 to $1,000. Those applicants selected will be requested to make a presentation […]

Georgetown selected for World Championships Ride & Tie Race

On a beautiful morning, seven miles north of the town of Fort Bragg on the coast of Mendocino, the fog cleared way to make for a spectacular 43rd annual World Championship Ride & Tie Race. As the excitement from the race came to an end, not more than a few hours after the results were […]

Horoscope, Sunday, September 1, 2013

Trine of the Sun and Pluto The sun and Pluto angle to bring harmony even to the most complicated of scenarios. If you don’t think about it too much and instead relax and feel your way through, you’ll realize it’s not necessary to sort through all of the facts and reconcile all of the discrepancies. […]

Horoscope, Saturday, August 31, 2013

Cancer Moon Rock-a-Bye The last day of the month will be spent in the emotional hammock of the Cancer moon. Life swings us softly side to side, lulling us into a calm state. Even though we prefer to be home during this moon, home isn’t really a place. It’s a feeling akin to the feeling […]

Horoscope, Friday, August 30, 2013

Cancer Moon Break This week already has brought us a Grand Cross, a close encounter with Neptune, a fiery sign change for Mars and a quincunx. That’s why today’s gift is such a pleasure: the gift of feeling right at home. The moon moves into Cancer, the sign of domesticity, issuing an invitation to take […]

Horoscope, Sunday, August 25, 2013

Cosmic Crosstalk Venus, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto are in a heavy cosmic discussion, the kind in which no conclusion will ever be reached. The level of intensity in the debate will be inversely proportional to the importance of each topic. Matters of little consequence will be passionately argued, while the large issues that could make […]

Horoscope, Saturday, August 24, 2013

Virgoan Conjunction The sun and Mercury operate together to turn up the dial on Virgo’s best virtues. Cleanliness, organization, nutrition and good habits all fall under the umbrella. The Aries moon of warriors makes things interesting, though, dancing with the idea of self-sabotage. Are we really ready to give up the old ways and settle […]

Horoscope, Friday, August 23, 2013

Mercury Hops On Home Following the sun, Mercury, the fleet-footed messenger of the gods, hops on home to Virgo. The transits bode well for savvy solutions and workable plans. Tenacity and diligence are Virgo’s prized ethics. Albert Einstein, whose natal Uranus was in Virgo, modestly claimed: “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that […]

New Lotus postmaster

On Wednesday, Aug. 7, Lisa Craviotto followed a tradition dating back to Jan. 6, 1881, when the first Lotus Post office was operated out of a general store and the storekeeper, Mr. Gallaner, served as the first postmaster. Craviotto will raised her right hand to take the official oath of office as postmaster at the […]

Flu clinics set

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division, will begin conducting low-cost community flu vaccination clinics starting Sept. 19, with additional clinics offered through mid-November. The seasonal influenza vaccine will be available in nasal mist and flu shot forms at the clinics. This season’s nasal flu vaccine is quadrivalent, which means […]

Open mic

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Food Bank coming

The Food Bank of El Dorado County announced upcoming free food distribution dates and places for residents in Placerville . Food to be given out includes produce, bread and pastries. In Placerville, the food distribution will be at the Veterans Memorial Building, 430 Placerville Drive Sept. 11 and Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 […]