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Local couple builds family as global philanthropists

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 […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge constructing “phenomenal facility”

Oak Ridge High School staff and students will return this August to the sounds of the school bell and hammers as a construction crew transforms a large portion of the school’s athletic wing into what new Principal Paul Burke calls “a phenomenal athletic facility.” One wall of the large gym has been torn down to bump […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Highway 50 fire singes EDH neighborhood

Firefighters attacked a fast-spreading grass fire south of Highway 50 at the Folsom-El Dorado County line  Friday afternoon, knocking down the flames that scorched 163 acres in a matter of hours. Friday was another in a series of hot, dry days with light E-NE winds. The temperature was 95 degrees when the fire was reported […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Kittens and cats need ‘fur’ever homes

Kitten season is in full swing and the El Dorado County Animal Services shelter in Placerville is reaching out to the community to encourage adoptions. “Our shelter is nearly full with some amazing kittens and cats right now, and we are asking the public to help us find these beautiful animals loving homes,” said Allison […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Residents plead case for new crosswalk

With construction of Windsor Point Park underway, neighbors say a new crosswalk leading to it only makes sense. The Department of Transportation, however, says no. Windsor Point Park sits on the corner of Francisco and Schooner Drives, directly across from Lake Forest Elementary and Marina Village Middle School. Currently two crosswalks with stop signs form […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Construction starts on Sienna Ridge Road

Many drivers pass right by Sienna Ridge Road’s inconspicuous northern entrance off Bass Lake Road, but soon that entrance will be moved to extend a new, realigned section of the roadway eastward from Serrano Parkway. Serrano Associates, LLC began the planned realignment of what was formerly known as Old Bass Lake Road and will abandon […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

In the market for a fire truck?

In the market for a 1999 Spartan fire truck? The El Dorado Hills Fire Department has a deal for you. The Fire Board gave the OK to unload the truck last month, declaring it surplus. Now, Chief Dave Roberts and staff need to find it a new home, preferably in El Dorado County. Diamond Springs/El […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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