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Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4

Easter Egg Hunt

Your kids can get a head-start on Easter on Saturday, April 4, as Stonehouse Park is covered with hundreds of candy-filled eggs for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, staged by the Rancho Murieta Kiwanis.  But that's not all. Read more »

CSD looks at plant delay, rate increase

The Community Services District board heard reasons why the new $12.8 million water treatment plant isn’t expected to be online until October at last week's meeting. In other business, the board authorized notifying ratepayers about a “worst case” rate increase of 3.76 percent for its 2015-16 budget, approved a three-year labor agreement between the CSD and Operating Engineers Union Local 3, and approved the Rancho Murieta Association’s application for an irrigation water meter at the North Gate. Read more »

A Sunday morning made for flying

Young Eagles

It was a beautiful morning for flying, as dozens of Young Eagles found Sunday at Rancho Murieta Airport.  There were vintage aircraft, like this Piper Cub J3 from 1946, and no shortage of kids wanting a ride, including groups from the 4-H and the Young Marines. Below, Ashlynd DeBoer, 3 and Sonaya Bush, 8, have their photo taken by Trenton Hardy, 11. If you missed this one, the next Young Eagles event is set for June 28.

Young flyers

New CSD GM fields questions from Kiwanis

Darlene Gillum at Kiwanis

Darlene Gillum, the new Community Services District general manager, met with Rancho Murieta's Kiwanis Thursday night and fielded a range of questions for 35 minutes -- on development, water, the North Gate and more.  The Kiwanis evening session was part of an experiment, alternating meetings at the usual 7 a.m. time with ones at 7 p.m. Read more »

Developer plans too many homes, RMA is told

John Merchant

"In my opinion, these things stink," John Merchant said of development plans.

[News brief published March 17] Longtime community leader John Merchant told the Rancho Murieta Association board that developer John Sullivan's development maps filed with the county propose too many homes and violate the Mutual Benefit Agreement, which the RMA and land owners signed a decade ago.  Sullivan, interviewed later, said the development plans are certain to be amended during the county review process; he indicated he expects the MBA will be changed too. Read more »

At the North Gate, new meets old

New RM sign

Change continues at the North Gate, with Wednesday's addition of the first signage on one of the walls on Jackson Road.  Inside the new gate building, they're applying finishing touches so Security can start the move-in process in the next few days.

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