Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Horoscope, Thursday, April 24, 2014

Lullaby Moon It’s been a week of tension and unpredictable excitement. Now Mercury in grounded Taurus and an empathetic Pisces moon will try to mellow out the atmosphere lullaby-style. When the psychic winds kick up, try not to see them as inconvenient agitators, but as benevolent forces sent to gently rock us. ARIES (March 21-April […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mercury Enters Taurus Mercury in Aries has been something like listening to an audio book sped up by 1.5 times the recorded pace: The story comes faster. You still get the details, but there’s no time to answer back with your mind’s voice or relax into the emotion of it. Mercury now enters slower Taurus, […]

Horoscope, Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Last Day of Mercury in Aries If life came with a universal rulebook, would you learn and obey, or would you test and explore? Mercury moving fast through Aries suggests that we’ll all have to learn by trial and error, rule-breakers and rule-followers alike. Take risks and don’t be boring. It’s better to cause offense […]

Horoscope, Monday, April 21, 2014

Uranus/Pluto Tension The main barrier keeping us from speaking loving words is self-consciousness. With the cosmic tension between Uranus, Pluto and others, we’re so busy trying to feel comfortable that there’s very little energy left over to spend on helping others feel comfortable. It takes a confident, loving heart to rise above the usual human […]

Outside with Charlie: Switch gear

It’s time to put the skis and boards away. Most of the Tahoe resorts will close April 20th, Squaw Valley on April 27. It’s doubtful a massive snow storm would change those plans. We’re swinging into a different recreational season. Longer days means more time to stay outside. The river sports crowd will have to […]

Ponderosa volleyball is a family affair

They’re not the first, won’t be the last … but they could be the first in their sport. Ponderosa High’s spring volleyball team contains a rarity. Four Charron brothers: Tanner, Taylor and twins Kyle (older by four minutes) and Kristian are all varsity players, all on the same team and all from the same family […]

Aussie team makes visit

CAMERON PARK — A touring Australian Rugby Club makes a local stop when its takes on the Mother Lode Football Club tomorrow at Christa McCauliffe Park at 5 p.m. Both varsity and JV will be in action. The Mother Lode club combines players from Folsom-area high schools on up the hill. On Saturday, the Mother […]

Griz have challenging day

RANCHO CORDOVA — If the Golden Sierra High baseball team had its way, instant reply would have been used Monday at the 44th annual Cordova Easter Baseball Tournament. A play at second base didn’t favor the Grizzlies, who lost 3-0 to Cordova, in their second tourney game of the day. In the morning game, Golden […]

Horoscope, Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse It sometimes takes a moment of doubt or the fear of losing someone to help us understand what we have in another person. The point is cosmically illustrated in the moment the full moon in Libra disappears in a shadow. The total lunar eclipse helps us understand the opportunity […]

Horoscope, Monday, April 14, 2014

Pluto Retrograde While we might like to believe we are the primary engines in our lives, ignoring the influence of environmental factors and parenting would be a mistake. Pluto begins a retrograde journey through Capricorn that pulls our awareness to the authority figures that have shaped us. Being aware of their influence is the key […]

On tap

Fishing Derby Rain or shine, don’t miss out on the 27th annual Placerville Fishing Derby and casting contest Saturday, April 12 at Lumsden Park. Fishing divisions and times are as follows: Toddler-2nd grade, 9-11 a.m.; 3rd-8th grade, 11- 1 p.m. The El Dorado County Fish & Game Commission will stock Lumsden Pond with Rainbow Trout. […]

County agencies team up to combat fraud

Committing welfare fraud and avoiding prosecution in El Dorado County is difficult thanks to the diligence of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and District Attorney’s Office who are working together to identify, investigate and prosecute cases. Last year alone, their administrative oversight and teamwork resulted in the referral of over […]

Manson earns USASA invite

CAMERON PARK — Michael Manson, a 13-year old Cameron Park resident, was invited to compete at the 2014 United States Amateur Snowboarding Association (USASA) Nationals in Slopestyle and Boarder Cross events that started April 1 in Copper Mountain, Co. To qualify for the USASA 2014 National Championships, Manson earned multiple first and second place awards […]

Tennis: D’backs, Trojans duplicate wins

Both Union Mine and Oak Ridge swept its respective local counterparts last week as the rain abated to allow tennis to resume. The D’backs doubled up El Dorado 6-3, splitting singles but taking four of five doubles matches. El Dorado won No. 1 girls singles, No. 2 boys and No. 1 girls doubles. Sitting at […]

Good start leads to Oak Ridge victory

EL DORADO HILLS — Kyle Stephens made his first start on the mound for Oak Ridge Monday in the Trojans 11-1 Delta River League baseball win over Sheldon. The senior, who missed last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, shut out the Huskies for four innings, giving up three hits, and struck out three Husky batters. […]

Ponderosa’s Wright has the right stuff

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High’s Parker Wright won his pitching duel with Jesuit lefty Chris Loeb Monday afternoon as the host Bruins edged the Marauders 2-1. The victory was Ponderosa’s first Delta River League win after its tough series last week against Sheldon. The loss dropped Jesuit to 1-3 in league. Parker allowed just two […]

Frosh Info Night at Union Mine

Union Mine High School will host the Athletic Information Night for all incoming freshmen who will be attending Union Mine for the school year 2014-15 Wednesday night, April 30, 6-7  p.m. in the East Gym. All current eighth grade students attending Herbert Green, Mountain Creek, and/or Pleasant Valley Middle Schools are encouraged to attend the night along with their […]

Race opener draws capacity crowd

The new racing season opened in big way Saturday night at Placerville Speedway located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. A standing room only crowd packed the grandstands and one of the largest car counts for a weekly point race in recent history filled every available space in the pit area to build a spectacular […]