Gums, Chacon win Four-Ball Championship

Four-Ball Championship

Danny Gums and Kenny Chacon, left, and Brian Sanko and Rob Worden won the Club's inaugural Four-Ball Match Play Championship. (Click photo for larger image.)

By Don Thames
RMCC Head Golf Professional

Danny Gums and Kenny Chacon combined forces to win the inaugural Four-Ball Match Play Championship.  This new event has been straight away added to the RMCC rota as a major championship.  Rob Worden and Brian Sanko prevailed in the net division.  Both teams earned the title and will have their names inscribed on the perpetual trophy as the champions of their respective division.  Read more »

ETC's July 4 weekend offers two-band show


Rancho Murieta gets a whole weekend of July 4 this year, and the weekend starts Saturday night with an ETC concert featuring two tribute bands at Lake Clementia Amphitheater. Here's what you need to know. Read more »

Development session opens its doors to public

Development meeting

The session was the second of five or six meetings for developers and stakeholders.

Stakeholders in the community’s development process met for three hours Thursday to go over resources and services in the proposed Murieta North development area. Read more »

Relay for Life will take place Aug. 6-7

This year's Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society will begin 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Stonehouse Park. The 24-hour event will conclude Sunday morning with a closing ceremony that starts at 8 a.m. Read more »

Sloughhouse Inn closes its doors – again

Sloughhouse Inn

There are still a couple of events booked, but Saturday night was the last night of public operation for the Sloughhouse Inn under Mark and Betsy Hite, who’ve run the business for 14 months. The 160-year-old inn, once a stagecoach stop, has had a tough 21st century, dark most of that time. Betsy Hite, who was also the chef for this incarnation, circulated among the tables Saturday night, stopping here and there to exchange hugs. In a brief interview, she said the business hadn’t returned a profit since opening and they had to spend a substantial amount for building maintenance. She said there's not another restaurant operator in line to run the Sloughhouse Inn. Hite's catering business, based in Wilton, continues. (Click photo for larger image.)

Young eagle: They're so cute at that age


Bill (Birdman) Gengler shares one of his nature photos and this note: "Took this picture today of what seems to be a juvenile bald eagle sitting on a power pole on the backside of Lake Calero.  It had a dinner in its claws and flew away into the trees to eat it.  Yes, the hawks and eagles are still around our lakes even though it is hot out there after Summer Solstice. Have a good day."

Radio operations demo at Davis Ranch

The Elk Grove-Florin Amateur Radio Club will demonstrate emergency radio operations at the Davis Ranch produce stand in Sloughouse from 11 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday (during the stand's business hours). The club, working with the Sheriff's Department, will demonstrate how amateur radio is used in times of disaster.

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