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Roundup: Oct. 6, 2015

Volleyball El Dorado def. Liberty Ranch 25-17, 25-23, 25-3 — Kills: Makayla Hoyt, 10; Kylie Haverson, 9; Serena Franz, 3. Aces: Sam Chavez, 3; Bella Danker,2; Blocks: Hoyt, 6; Franz, 2; Lauren Tigue, 2, Samantha Klinkenborg. Digs: Chavez, 6; Haverson, 4; Olivia Kemp. Service receive: Franz, 12; Gavin, 8. El Dorado JV def. by Liberty […]

Use it or lose it, senior taxi service beginning in EDH

El Dorado Hills residents 60 and older or adults with disabilities have a new door-to-door transportation option beginning Oct. 19. El Dorado Transit, in partnership with Gold Rush Taxi, will offer qualified residents discounted taxi vouchers for travel anywhere within the El Dorado Hills Community Services District seven days a week from 7 a.m. to […]

Horoscope, Thursday, October 1, 2015

Lunar Oppositional Challenge People who are strong outside and inside have the potential to be great partners, teammates and friends to you. But if you can’t find both inner and outer strength in the same person, choose inner strength. It’s far more rare. Muscles are a dime a dozen. This message was brought to you […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sun-Mercury Conjunction There’s exciting potential today for weaving magical, mutually helpful connections. An alignment of the sun and Mercury in Libra suggests we take communication to the next level. Why settle for superficial information when you can peer into a person’s soul? Imagining that this is possible is the portal that will lead some to […]

Rock-n-rollin’ on the river

David-Luning-Band-drummer Music lovers gathered along the South Fork of the American River earlier this month to enjoy great live performances at the American River Music Festival, Sept. 18-21. Drummer Linden Reed with Americana artist David Luning’s band wows the crowd during the band’s set. Photos by Randy Bullard Song-of-the-Fall-band-aud2 Songs of the Fall performs for […]

Roundup: Sept 16, 2015

Golf Union Mine 266, El Dorado 308 — 9 holes at Cold Springs CC, par 36. UM scores: Medalist Jayklynn Burns, 48; Cassie Gutenberger, 52; Anna Salvestrin, 54; Claire Gregory, 56; Cordaelia Farrell, 56; Candace Wallace, 70. ED scores: Hannah Morgan, 56; Abbie Morgan, 61; Lauren Lewis, 61; Natalie Van Leeuwen, 63; Lindsey Kopping, 67; […]

Celebrate National Gymnastics Day

DIAMOND SPRINGS — To celebrate National Gymnastics Day tomorrow, All Star Gymnastics and Cheer, located in Diamond Springs, will host a variety of activities at its facility from 9-10:30 a.m. Gymnasts, families, friends and enthusiasts are invited to gymnastic clubs to participate in a range of activities including cartwheel-a-thons, open houses, fitness activities and fun […]

Hinds conference scheduled

A new motion has delayed the trial setting conference for accused shooter Joseph Hinds. The 33-year-old man suspected of non-fatally shooting his father-in-law earlier this year was in custody during a Sept. 14 hearing in El Dorado County Superior Court where Judge Charles Ervin filled in for Judge James Wagoner. Due to further investigations and possible special […]

Roundup: Sept. 9, 2015

Tennis Oak Ridge 8, Nevada Union 1 Singles (OR first): Margaret Asperheim lost 2-6, 3-6; Kelly McMillen won 6-2, 6-1; Julia VanBoening won 6-3, 6-4; Cheljea Jang won 6-2, 6-3; Kapri Lyons won 6-1, 6-4; Grace Hsueh won 6-2, 6-4. Doubles (OR first): Darshini Gupta-Brooke Rose won 6-3, 6-4; Sophia Schroeder-Archita Bhattacharya won 6-1, 6-2; […]

A party 100 years in the making

DSC_5728e 100 year old Elizabeth Griffin, left, is accompanied by her daughter, Susie Winner of Placerville, right, at the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce’s 100th anniversary at Gold Country Retirement Center in Placerville on Aug. 25. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene DSC_5734e Rows of cupcakes marking the 100th anniversary are lined up on a table. […]

California Tahoe Conservancy, USFS host land swap meetings

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The California Tahoe Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service plan two open houses to present a land exchange concept that would help both agencies manage their holdings in the Lake Tahoe Basin more efficiently. The proposal would transfer Forest Service urban lots to the California Tahoe Conservancy, while conveying some larger CTC […]

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 Shelley 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 […]

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