Friday, December 26, 2014
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Holiday DUI campaign nets arrest

The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 6 DUI deployments during the past several days in El Dorado County. From 12:01 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12 through midnight Saturday, Dec. 20 officers representing six county law enforcement agencies arrested one […]

Outside with Charlie: Cold hard facts

Last Sunday, autumn switched to winter as they quietly passed each other on the Solstice. Each day will get almost imperceptibly longer, all the way to the Vernal Equinox, when spring will take over. In the mean time, there is a lot to pay attention to if you are headed into the great outdoors. This […]

The dos and don’ts of buying new skis

Attention all you budget-conscious types. Let’s face facts – change is required. It’s time to ditch those archaic skis and get hooked up with a new pair. Yes, it is hard pulling the trigger, especially when your bank account isn’t overflowing with excess cash and the old skis still provide adequate transportation. But if you […]

Ponderosa girls get back on track

EL DORADO HILLS — Danielle Craft scored a season-high 38 points Monday as Ponderosa bounced back at the Trojan Toss-Up with a 65-50 win over El Camino. The Bruins lost their tournament opener by 15 to River City over the weekend but rebounded with that same margin in victory against the Eagles. Ponderosa led start to finish […]

Trojans advance to Toss Up title game

EL DORADO HILLS — One of the many strengths for the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team this season is its defense, which delivered against Kennedy for a 45-36 victory in the second round of the 20th annual Trojan Toss Up on Monday. The victory sent the Lady Trojans into last night’s title game against Pleasant Grove, […]

Horoscope, Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Saturn Change The sixth planet from the sun represents the cosmic discipline delivered by the universe before we learn to discipline ourselves. It’s parental, authoritarian and practically no fun at all — that is until it reaches the realm of Sagittarius. Things begin to lighten up with this transit, as optimism becomes the new default […]

Horoscope, Monday, December 22, 2014

Saturn’s Last Day in Scorpio Currently, the shroud of fog is a most pleasant diffusion of light. Later, you’ll just want the sun. Saturn in Scorpio is observing below the surface, examining the undercurrents, checking the inner workings. Tomorrow the planetary taskmaster slips into Sagittarius. Today you will savor the mystery. Tomorrow you’ll just want […]

Sabrina Tate overcomes physical setbacks

El Dorado High senior Sabrina Tate is back. Back playing Cougar sports; back from a particular rough time in her young life. A three-sport athlete, Tate has sacrificed time, energy and some of herself for El Dorado’s sports programs. When he graduates, she’ll be remembered as having the talent and skill to make a varsity […]

Optimist All Stars play tomorrow

All Optimist Senior All Star lineups are unique and tomorrow’s 31st girl’s volleyball games at El Camino High are no different. Six county spikers are slated to compete — El Dorado’s Abby Bennett, MacKenzie Niemann and Union Mine’s Kara Campbell in the small school’s match at 5 p.m. and Oak Ridge’s Kimmy Tuttle, Kelly Krigger […]

Sports Scene: Dec. 16, 2014

Alumni game The El Dorado High boys basketball program will hold an alumni game Monday Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. in the gym to benefit Feed the Hungry. Bring can foods to donate at the door. Cameron Park CSD Volleyball clinic A two-day instructional clinic for beginning and intermediate players in fourth through eighth grades. […]

Lady D’backs fall to Laguna Creek

EL DORADO — A second half rally fell short Monday for the Union Mine High girls basketball team, which fell to Laguna Creek 46-34 inside the Snake Pit. Trailing 25-14 at halftime, the Lady Diamondbacks (7-3) rebounded aggressively in the third quarter and trimmed the Cardinals’ lead to 34-26. “We came out in a man defense, trying to […]

Horoscope, Thursday, December 11, 2014

Lunar Exaggeration The Leo moon playfully nudges the sun, Mercury and Jupiter in her orbit. This lunar persuasion isn’t known for factual honesty or logical action. In fact, the Leo moon has been known to exaggerate for effect, deceive for drama and create mischief just for the fun of it. For maximum enjoyment, keep your […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Venus in Capricorn Venus suggests, as she glides into cool Capricorn, that we get practical about love. As hard as we strive for total satisfaction in relationships, people are emotionally messy, communication is rarely smooth, and hassles come with the territory. The cost of enjoying the advantages of relationships is having to muddle through the […]

Horoscope, Tuesday, December 9, 2104

Sun and Mercury Agree With the sun and Mercury on such good terms in Sagittarius these days, a good listener is a good learner. The thing that makes it hard to be a good listener is the need for recognition, or in other words, ego. If you can calm your ego, you’ll not only learn […]

Horoscope, Monday, December 8, 2014

Jupiter Retrograde In Leo, Jupiter has been The Great Gatsby of the zodiac, a big-spending showoff whose lavishness is a function of a deep need for love (and perhaps the love of one in particular). Now the mirthful mack daddy reverses his engine, suggesting that in the weeks to come, the difference between good luck […]

Oak Ridge looks to benefit from strong schedule

EL DORADO HILLS — In order to have his Oak Ridge High boys basketball team ready for its first season in the Sierra Foothill League, head coach Bobby Edwards beefed up the Trojans’ pre-season schedule with four tough tournaments. Starting Thursday, Oak Ridge will compete at the Jack Scott Tournament at Rio Americano High. Then the […]

Trojans looking to press opponents

EL DORADO HILLS — Reload could be the key word for this year’s Oak Ridge High girls basketball team. Gone from previous seasons are three-year starters Ali Bettencourt, Jenn Hoffman and Michelle Barkley, who led to the Lady Trojans to consecutive Delta River League titles and deep runs in the Sac-Joaquin Section and NorCal playoffs, as […]

Cougars’ perimeter shooting tames Panthers

Ian Spencer scored 22 points, Cam Battersby 18 and Matt Smith 16 Monday as host El Dorado defeated Florin 76-68 in the annual Sac-Joaquin Section’s Foundation Game to benefit the CIF’s A. Dale Lackey scholarship fund and Women in Sports Conference. The Cougars shot well from the perimeter and hit eight three-pointers, four by Battersby, who sank […]

G9 Outside with Charlie: Ski safely by getting in shape for the slopes

The Thanksgiving weekend brought much-needed rain and snow into El Dorado County. The storm door appears to be propped open, as additional storms forecasted rolled in Tuesday and today. With snow beginning to coat the higher reaches of the county, more opportunities for the downhill ski crowd are opening. In the Lake Tahoe area, there are […]