County plans hearing on RM hotel proposal

The Sacramento County Planning Commission will hold a hearing next week to consider the Murieta Gardens hotel and extended stay project. While the county planning staff report recommends approval, it raises a question about the adequacy of water treatment capacity for the project.  The Rancho Murieta Community Services District granted provisional water service for the project until the new water treatment plant is constructed. But a report by the California Department of Public Health says the existing plant “is not adequate to meet further demand.” Read more »

Casino Corral is May 17 at Equestrian Center

Casino Corral logo

Casino Corral, the annual gathering for good food and good gaming, takes place from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Murieta Equestrian Center.  It's presented by the Rancho Murieta Optimist and Kiwanis clubs and benefits area youth activities and community programs. Read more »

Blood drive will honor RM woman's grandson

The community's April 28 blood drive is an opportunity to honor Sgt. Jacob Hess, the grandson of longtime Murietan Charlene Hess.  Sgt. Hess, a frequent blood donor, died Jan. 1, at age 22, while serving in Afghanistan. Read more »

Scott Road Bike and Walk Event is May 4

This year’s Scott Road Bike and Walk Event is scheduled for Sunday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cyclists and pedestrians can enjoy the scenic route in safety because portions of Scott, White Rock and Placerville roads will be closed to through motor vehicle traffic as Sacramento County, El Dorado County, and the cities of Folsom and Rancho Cordova support regional “2014 May is Bike Month.” A map and information about the event are available in the attached flyer.

Easter Egg Hunt draws hundreds

Easter Egg Hunt

Red square Photo gallery: 60 shots from the Easter Egg Hunt

Eleven-month-old Brigg Dennis enjoyed his first Easter at Stonehouse Park Saturday as hundreds gathered for the annual Kiwanis Club Picnic and Easter Egg Hunt. Brigg and his parents, Danica and Heath Dennis, moved to Rancho Murieta only two weeks ago, just in time to enjoy a community celebration designed to delight the youngest residents with cookie decorating, face-painting, crafts, a petting zoo, a visit with the Easter Bunny, a dance troupe, visits by the fire department and Sacramento sheriff’s canine unit, and the gathering of 7,000 brightly colored, candy- and prize-filled eggs. In addition to dozens of photos, linked above, we've got a video look at the day below.

Search continues for Mule Creek escapees

[The escapees were captured April 19; see comments.] A note from Rancho Murieta Security: Law enforcement personnel continue to search for two escapees from Mule Creek State Prison, about 15 miles away, near Ione. The escapees are white males, 21 and 37 years old, who were possibly seen on Wednesday morning near the Castle Oaks Golf Course. Please report any suspicious and out of place subjects to the Security Department or the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department. Here's KFBK coverage.

The beauties of Rancho Murieta


A new photo contributor, Oscar Vasquez, shares this shot of the moonrise over Lake Calero the other night.  Oscar offers several more photos of Rancho Murieta's beauties, which you can click to see.  Thanks, Oscar, for sharing.  We all might give thanks for the beauty of the place we're lucky enough to call home. Read more »

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