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Horoscope, Sunday, March 29, 2015

Creative Leo Moon Sometimes while playing around in our own imaginations, things get intense. Where are the thoughts coming from? Were they in there all along waiting to be uncovered, or are they drifting in from outside of our minds? Regardless, the creative Leo moon wants us to remember that we can always choose what […]

Horoscope, Saturday, March 28, 2015

Venus and Jupiter Strife There’s still tension in the air thanks to yesterday’s squared angle of Venus and Jupiter, but don’t let that get you down. Tension is a powerful motivator. Without it, the violin wouldn’t sing and the romantic comedy would fall flat. Instead of avoiding conflict altogether, try this approach: detach, minimize and […]

Horoscope, Friday, March 27, 2015

Venus and Jupiter Conflict Wanting won’t be enough to make dreams come true. Being qualified, talented and even deserving won’t be enough, either, because life never agreed to play fair. As Venus in Taurus forms a terse angle to Jupiter in Leo, the best approach to take is living for the moment. Let action be […]

Horoscope, Sunday, March 15, 2015

Saturn Retrograde, Day Two Those with ultra-high self-esteem and those with very low self-esteem have something in common: They incessantly think of themselves. Those who aim for the middle ground and believe in the equality of all people get the well-rounded, joyful and loving experience. This insight is brought to you by Day Two of […]

Horoscope, Saturday, March 14, 2015

Saturn Retrograde Saturn goes retrograde and will continue this way until August. This change will not be as noticeable as the retrogrades of other planets and may even be experienced as a relief. Retrogrades tend to turn energy inward. Saturn retrogrades inspire people to work out their problems privately, which, for most, is the preferred […]

Horoscope, Friday, March 13, 2015

Pisces Sun Empathy Check Aristotle observed that reality looks different when experienced through various emotions. That’s why one can never assume that the others involved in an event are having a similar experience. The Pisces sun alerts us to tune in, check in and empathize with the intention of giving what’s needed wherever it’s needed […]

EID reports water reliability

Customers of the El Dorado Irrigation District can expect water supplies to meet demand 95 percent of the time. The remaining 5 percent is when drought occurs, such as last year, during which customers will be asked to conserve. In a report issued by the district last month, EID reported its firm yield at 63,500 […]

Horoscope, Sunday, February 1, 2015

Venus Conjunct Neptune Romantic Venus and dreamy Neptune connect in unpredictable Pisces to mixed results. Some will be fooled by their own expectations of what love should be, projecting onto potential mates an idealized personality that may have nothing to do with who the other person really is. Others will take a “wait and see” […]

Horoscope, Saturday, January 31, 2015

Social Stars for the Weekend Just as a sculptor understands that every material is different and will respond differently to weather, movement, weight and other factors, a “people person” understands that each individual is unique and must be worked with to be understood. The social Aquarius sun and intuitive Cancer moon aid the getting-to-know-you process. […]

Horoscope, Friday, January 30, 2015

Venus and Saturn Strife Venus has been in Pisces for three days and is already shaking up the romantic scene, issuing demands and causing doubt. Weather this square of Venus and Saturn by calmly refusing to identify with another person’s expectation of who you’re supposed to be. Mercury and the sun align to highlight the […]

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 […]

SLTPD gets special traffic enforcement and crash prevention grant

South Lake Tahoe Police Department has been awarded a $47,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. South Lake Tahoe Police Department will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep […]

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 […]

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