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Horoscope, Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Solar Eclipse Pre-Roll The Leo moon of exaggeration, excitement and drama provides an emotional pre-roll to Sunday’s solar eclipse in the form of a movie trailer of upcoming events. Things flash to mind: the thing you fear, what you desire, the conflict you can’t look away from… It’s all just a promise of future entertainment. […]

Horoscope, Monday, September 7, 2015

Labor Day Cancer Moon Studies show that the anticipation of a positive experience can bring much more pleasure than the actual event. For the average working person, many exciting experiences happen over the weekend. The distant proximity to the weekend is why people hate Mondays. This Labor Day under the Cancer moon will be a […]

Ponderosa girls sweep Grizzlies

GARDEN VALLEY — Ponderosa and host Golden Sierra met up for Monday’s annual Foundation Game with the Lady Bruins taking the win in three sets 25-7, 25-11, 25-17. The intra-county exhibition, a lead-in into the regular season, benefits the A. Dale Lacky scholarship fund. Outcomes do not count for or against a team in the standings. […]

Timing is now for Union Mine varsity

Team: Union Mine Mascot: Diamondbacks Head Coach: Davy Johnson Assistant Coaches: Matt Cathey, Mike Springer, Bryan Middleton, Andrew Middleton, Michael Scott. League: Sierra Valley Conference (El Dorado, Cordova, Galt, Liberty Ranch, Rosemont) Division: IV 2014 record: 5-5, 3-2 SVC, third place Key losses: Nate Brown Key returners: Austin Rigsby, Brody Pearman, Key games: Home and season […]

Outside with Charlie: Apple Hill rides

The dog days of summer are here. Less than a month left, which means changes are on the way. If you are a cyclist — it doesn’t matter what kind of bike you ride — and you’ve planned to ride in Apple Hill, now is the time to do it. Once the apple season starts, […]

Lady Cougars return with athleticism

El Dorado High volleyball coach Shelly Bishop had plenty of reasons to smile Monday in the Lady Cougars’ Sac-Joaquin Section’s Foundation home match against Vista del Lago. After jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the contest inside L.A. Brown Gym, the Cougars lost the next two sets but rallied to win the rubber game; final scores were 25-22, […]

OR 2015 Schedule

Oct. 28 — Whitney @ Oak Ridge, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4 — Oak Ridge @ Vacaville, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 — Oak Ridge @ Burbank, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 — Oak Ridge @ Reed/Sparks, Nev. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 — Oak Ridge @ Woodcreek, 7:30 p.m.  Oct. 2 — Rocklin @ Oak Ridge, 7:30 p.m.  Oct. 9 — Oak […]

Crafty culture conversion

DSC_4700 ec w Placerville resident Marc Bonham with Moonlover Designs holds up an out-of-this-world, tie-dye T-shirt he made. DSC_4670 ecw Jana Gordon hangs a wooden horse silhouette she created using a jigsaw. The Placerville artist, who owns Wood Creations by Jana, then painted, stained and stressed the piece. DSC_4664 e w An audience gathers around […]

Horoscope, Thursday, August 20, 2015

Fluid Moon Blame, regret and self-criticism may be a normal response when things don’t go the way we want them to, but these responses do little for our experience going forward. Get back to building a good life. Venus and Uranus are conspiring to make your way easier, and so is the emotional fluidity of […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Venus and Uranus Trine With responsibility comes a sense of control. With a sense of control comes security. But when we take responsibility for what we can’t control, security is lost. Venus and Uranus form an auspicious angle to suggest a more fair sense of judgment about what we can and cannot control. Make peace […]

Dog-gone fun

20150815 Pooch Plunge Piper, an 8-month-old retriever mix shows off her instincts by bringing her Frisbee back to 10-year-old twins Madisen, left, and Regan Smalley of Placerville. Photos by Laurie Edwards 20150815 Pooch Plunge The seventh annual Pooch Plunge at Cameron Park lake had tails wag gin Saturday morning as four-legged-friends were allowed int he […]

Illegal immigrant crime by the numbers

The topic of crime committed by illegal immigrants with criminal pasts has become front page news of late with the murder of two California law enforcement officers and a woman in San Francisco. Yet the amount of crime committed by illegals is not new. A study released in 2011 by the Government Accounting Office reported on incarcerations, arrests and […]

Horoscope, Thursday, August 6, 2015

Water-Sign Trine Logical solutions are not always practical solutions. In some situations, it helps to be smart, but wisdom (which, by the way, does not require intelligence — see Forrest Gump) trumps smarts every time. Mars and Saturn will make a soulful connection in water signs to bring a moment of psychic insight for one […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Cosmically Caught In Between Torn between two lovers? Stuck in the middle (with you)? If today were a song, it would be a ‘70s tribute to the feeling of being tugged from the left, fascinated from the right, pulled from the sky and sucked from the ground. To release the quicksand effect, relax into a […]

Order blocks secret StemExpress video

 Los Angeles District Court Judge Joanne O’Donnel signed a temporary restraining order July 28 that prevents the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress from releasing an undercover video of a dinner meeting between StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer, other company officials and people pretending to be prospective customers from a biological materials procurement firm. The meeting […]

TRPA approves Tahoe Valley Area Plan

LAKE TAHOE — The Governing Board of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency recently unanimously approved the Tahoe Valley Area Plan the city of South Lake Tahoe created to guide community revitalization and environmental restoration in a district centered around the “Y” intersection of Highways 89 and 50. Area plans are comprehensive land use and zoning documents. They […]

Outside with Charlie: Going wild

Our area is either bordered by or very close to several national forests. The El Dorado, Tahoe, Stanislaus and Humbolt-Toiyabe are all within easy reach and there’s more to do and see out there than is possible to see in one lifetime. Taking off for a day hike in the forest is relatively easy. Most […]

Youth camp taught Cougar football

For a third consecutive year, the El Dorado Jr. Cougars Youth Football Camp was held at Harvey West Stadium last week. During the five-day camp, members of El Dorado High football head coach Joe Volek’s coaching staff from his two teams — varsity and junior varsity — and Cougar varsity players worked with their counterparts. According […]

Sharks finish mid-pack at SSL Championships

ROCKLIN — The Sierra Sharks battled the entire Suburban Swim League at last weekend’s season-ending league championships at Sierra College, placing fifth with a combined score of 703. Team-wise, Sierra finished above those it defeated in the regular season: College Greens, Loomis Basin and Folsom — and below the programs the Sharks didn’t: El Dorado Hills, […]

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