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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 […]

Comments Off / July 29, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / July 28, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Public Health offers back-to-school immunizations

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency’s Public Health Division now offers back-to-school immunizations for eligible children beginning school this fall. Public Health can provide all childhood vaccinations required for school entry, as well as those vaccinations that are recommended to keep children healthy. Schools are required to verify each child’s immunization record […]

Comments Off / July 28, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Broken gas line sparks Serrano fire

A contractor working on Gresham Drive Friday morning broke a half-inch gas line, resulting in a fire that burned a tractor and the home’s front lawn The fire was originally reported as a machinery fire at 10:19 a.m., said El Dorado Hills Fire Battalion Chief Mike Lilienthal. When fire crews arrived, the encountered “thick, black smoke” […]

Comments Off / July 28, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Call before you dig

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company reminds its customers and third-party contractors to call 8-1-1 before starting any excavation project, large or small. Excavation damage is among the leading causes of pipeline accidents in the United States. So far in 2013, PG&E has experienced more than 1,000 incidents where a third party dug into […]

Comments Off / July 28, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Scouts skate, raft and zip at Jamboree

By Jacob Bassett On the bus ride to the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, the scouts from El Dorado County got very excited. Before we arrived at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia we had to go through a long line of buses trying to check in. It was a very long wait, but necessary […]

Comments Off / July 24, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

4-H begins project registration, recruits new leaders

Now through Oct. 1, 2013, is open registration for 4-H projects. 4-H Youth Development helps young people reach their full potential as competent, confident and caring leaders of character who are connected to others and contribute to their communities. Following enrollment, youth will participate in projects that appeal to their interests. In 4-H, youth design and […]

Comments Off / July 24, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »