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Celebration of Chuck will be held April 24

ChuckA “Celebration of Life” for Chuck, Murieta Plaza’s mascot cat, will be held 3 p.m. April 24 in the Plaza courtyard. A number of Plaza merchants are participating in the event, which will include nibbles, refreshments and, of course, Two Buck Chuck in his honor. If you’re a DJ or have sound equipment that can be used to play music, contact Martha Foley at 354-0800.

Video: Tearing down the North Gate

North Gate, old and new

At dusk Thursday, the new North Gate was alight and welcoming us home, and the old gate was a pile of rubble.  The gate, standing since Rancho Murieta's beginnings, 40-plus years ago, was demolished in a three-hour tear-down Thursday morning. Its small accompanying walls are scheduled to be demolished Friday. If you want to see the gate demolition on video, it's below.  Read more »

New North Gate is open for business

North Gate open

Red square  RMA map of Murieta Parkway exit detours (600 kb PDF)

The North Gate got its surprise opening Monday morning, and pretty quickly it became like old times.  Some first-timers puzzled over the temporary sign, which assigns lanes for VISITOR and BARCODE.  Here's the Rancho Murieta Association report on last week's work at the gate, a project that's not done, even if the gate is open. Read more »

North Gate switch starts a day early

A caller advises that the Murieta Parkway traffic detour — sending outbound traffic around Lago Drive rather than straight out past the old and new North Gates — started Monday around 7:30 a.m., a day earlier than announced last week by the Rancho Murieta Association. Security confirms the change has happened. The switch will last three weeks, the RMA said, which will make it possible to demolish the old gate, build the turn onto Lago and do paving work.

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One that definitely did not get away

Fishing Day

Red square Photo gallery: 31 shots from Kids' Fishing Day

Eight-year-old Macey Casagrande pulls her fourth fish from Lake Clementia during Sunday morning's Kids' Fishing Day at Lake Clementia.  (There's a smiling shot of Macey and Fish #4 in the Photo Galleries.) More than 130 kids — plus parents and grandparents — lined the shores and did their best to catch the 700 pounds of trout planted there. Fishing and lunch were free for the kids. The sponsors were Rancho Murieta Kiwanis Club, Rancho Murieta Fishing Club, Rancho Murieta Business Center, Plaza Foods and Fisherman's Warehouse.

Warming up for another summer by the lake

ETC season opener

Red square Photo gallery: 34 photos from the ETC season-opening event

With dozens of minglers enjoying wine, nibbles, raffles and music, Entertainment, Theatre & Culture kicked off its 2015 season Sunday at the Country Club.  The event is an annual custom and a chance to pick up your tickets for the season ahead, produced by community volunteers.  The season starts with The Purple Ones, a Prince tribute, May 30 at Lake Clementia Amphitheater.  There's more information here.

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