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Cameron Park Crime Watch: July 2013

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Wallet found July 1: Someone turned in a wallet found near a Coach Lane business. Stolen July 2: A petty theft was reported on La Crescenta Drive. Vandals strike July 2: Vandalism was reported on Rustic Road. Tween fight July 2: A woman reported […]

Comments Off / July 31, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Crime Watch | Read More »

Group donates pet oxygen masks to Folsom

Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Folsom firefighters now have a tool that could save a pet’s life in the event of a home fire – specially designed pet oxygen masks.  The masks allow firefighters to give oxygen to pets suffering from smoke inhalation when they are rescued from fires. The pet masks were donated by Invisible Fence of California […]

Comments Off / July 31, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Special kitten adoption event Aug. 4

In response to an especially busy kitten season, El Dorado County animal groups are joining together to host a special kitten adoption event for the community. During the event, all kittens will be available for adoption for half-price (only $40). The event will be held on Sunday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]

Comments Off / July 30, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / July 30, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

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

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 »