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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 »

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 […]

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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” […]

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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 […]

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