North Gate report: Lago will be open Tuesday

Despite hopes that the Lago turn would be open this week, the Rancho Murieta Association weekly report on the North Gate project says that won't happen until Tuesday. Weekly reports from the beginning of the project are available here.

Week 28 – Week ending May 22

  • Construction on the gate house and road are complete. 
  • CSD is finalizing the programming on the three Lago gates.  This programming will be complete by Tuesday, May 26.
  • When the left hand turn lane for Lago Drive opens, it will be for bar coded vehicles only.  Residents should inform their guests and vendors that they will need to go through the gate house visitor lane.

Memorial unveiling to honor CRES teacher

Ronelle Miller Findlay

A memorial to longtime teacher Ronelle Miller Findlay will be unveiled 1 p.m. Thursday at Cosumnes River Elementary School. Everyone is invited to attend. Mrs. Miller Findlay died last month at age 55.

Trash 'n' Treasure coming up May 30

Trash ‘n’ Treasure, the community’s annual yard sales, take place May 30 -- at Murieta Village and Cosumnes River Elementary School. Read more »

CSD to hold four community meetings on water

The Community Services District will hold four community meetings to discuss concerns regarding water in Rancho Murieta:

  • Thursday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at the CSD Building
  • Tuesday, June 2 at 7 p.m. at the Rancho Murieta Association Building
  • Saturday, June 6 at 10 a.m. at the CSD Building
  • Saturday June 13 at 10 a.m. at RMA Building

CSD leaders will discuss where your water comes from as well as drought and development impacts to your water supply, state drought mandates, the water treatment plant project, use of reclaimed water and answers to frequently asked questions.

Annual flag retirement ceremony is Monday

Members of Boy Scout Troop 633 will retire worn and tattered U.S. Flags on Monday at Lake Calero starting at 6:30 p.m. This is the 11th annual Memorial Day flag retirement conducted by Troop 633, which is sponsored by the local Kiwanis. Piper Chuck Jamison will accompany the retirement ceremony. You can drop your worn and unusable flags at the Business Center or Ace Hardware in Murieta Plaza.

RMA reacts warily to CSD gate policy

Rancho Murieta Association directors reacted warily to a Community Services District proposal to take over control of the community’s gate policy, including issuance of bar codes for cars and golf carts. Also discussed at Tuesday night’s RMA meeting: replacing the wall at the entrance to Murieta South, golf carts on the community’s paths and the constant disappearance of bags used to pick up dog poop. Read more »

Ice cream truck will roll again on Saturday

Ice cream truck

For the fourth year, the Optimists will kick off summer by sending an ice cream truck all over Rancho Murieta on Saturday. Details will be announced in the next couple of days. Once again you'll be able to track the truck's location in real time here at, making it easier for you and the kids to score some ice cream.

Of swans, quails and little goats' tails

Swans and babies

Bill (Birdman) Gengler has been making the rounds, and he has the nature shots to prove it. First up: An update on the rapidly growing mute swan babies. "Must be from all the seaweed/pondweeds they are are sharing with their parents at Bass Lake," he writes. Read more »

RMA expects Lago turn to reopen on Friday

The Rancho Murieta Association says the left turn onto Lago should be open on Friday. That's a highlight from the RMA's weekly report on the North Gate project.  (Past reports are here.)

Week 27 – Week ending May 15

  • The landscape installation has been completed, except for the punch list.
  • Murieta Parkway and Lago Drive have been paved, with the exception of the final grinding and paving, which is scheduled for Tuesday.
  • Lago Drive gate arms and the bar code readers have been installed.
  • The installation of the cameras continue
  • The striping and signage will be installed on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • The left turn onto Lago Drive will be open on Friday, May 22.
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