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Who is that guy on the corner?

Capitalizing on residents’ need for strawberries for tonight’s dessert, or those last-minute anniversary flowers, roadside vendors are seemingly everywhere. But, who is that guy on the corner? “We are seeing an influx of vendors from outside of the county,” said El Dorado County Agriculture Commissioner Charlene Carveth. “In most instances, roadside dealers are not selling […]

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Jacob Starr brings Japanese customs home

When Jacob Starr enters a home he instinctively takes off his shoes. He also can’t seem to stop bowing and don’t get him started on his frustrations that local cable companies don’t carry many amine programs. Though unusual in America, this behavior is perfectly normal in Japan where Starr, 19, spent the last nine months […]

No Comment / July 29, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Spanish teen savors America

Gabriella couldn't resist getting a photo with a Santa Cruz lifeguard on a recent trip with her host family. Photo by Caroline Grupp

From bulk shopping at Costco to camping in Santa Cruz, Spanish teen Gabriela Alarte has immersed herself in American culture since arriving in El Dorado Hills on July 2. She attends school at Vista del Lago every weekday, but it’s the experiences she’s shared with her host family and other exchange students that have been […]

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Local couple builds family as global philanthropists

Though far apart by distance, Joe and Julianne Kurowski's 12 children are never far from their thoughts. This month Holy Trinity's Human Concerns Ministry hosts a fundraiser for the U.S./Kenyan family. VIllage Life photo by Julie Samrick

Joe and Julianne Kurowski didn’t want a typical rest and relaxation honeymoon when they married 14 years ago. A Franciscan nun for 35 years before marrying Joe, also a devout Catholic, Julianne felt compelled to “do something in the third millennium.” The Cameron Park couple packed their bags and flew to Kenya, not knowing exactly […]

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EDH Crime Watch: July 18-24

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Enraged July 18: A woman reported a road rage incident on Salmon Falls Road. Joy ride July 19: A 19-year-old man and two women, ages 18 and 19, allegedly took without permission a vehicle parked at an Adelaide Place home. The driver reportedly drove […]

No Comment / July 28, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Auburn Art Walk celebrates 20th anniversary

"Irises" by Connie McLennan

AUBURN — In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Auburn Art Walk, PlacerArts and the Auburn Art Walk Committee present special activities throughout downtown and old town on Thursday, Aug. 8, beginning with a 5:30 p.m. ceremony honoring long-time artists and venues at The Arts Building. Commemorative cakes are served at The Arts Building […]

No Comment / July 28, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

United States of ALEC

EDITOR: Recently, a group of civic-minded women in El Dorado County invited a member of Common Cause, a non-partisan group, to view a documentary presentation and participate in discussion on the growing power of an organization that most of us have never heard of: ALEC. We feel that the mission of ALEC, coupled with its […]

No Comment / July 28, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »