A close encounter with young bobcats


Here's one of the two bobcats spotted near the fourth green on the North Course.

Andy Feldman shares this photo of a young bobcat, taken near the fourth green of the North Course Monday evening.  Here's his story, as offered in an email Tuesday afternoon: Read more »

RMA offers panel on deer and Lyme disease


The Rancho Murieta Association and Community Services District boards hold their monthly meetings this week.  The agenda for Tuesday’s RMA meeting includes a presentation by Kent Fowler of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Representatives from Food and Agriculture, Public Health, and Fish and Wildlife departments will participate in a panel discussion on the deer population and Lyme disease. Read more »

Summerfest happens this weekend


This is the week that Stonehouse Park turns into a neon-lit midway with amusement park rides that thrill and delight. Yes, Summerfest is back, starting Thursday evening with a Wine & Food Gala for its sponsors. The carnival begins Friday night, when gates open at 5 p.m. for residents and their guests to enjoy rides, games, specialty foods, and live music by Busta Groove. Read more »

Neighbors meeting on the street


Neighbor Bill (Birdman) Gengler takes a pass on the birds today and offers squirrels. "No birds around -- but a cute bunch of squirrels who crawled out of their holes to pose for this picture on Murieta Parkway," he writes. "Better this picture than one of the many who are squashed on the road. Have a RM day."

Security logs, July 29-Aug. 11

Here are Rancho Murieta's complete Security logs for July 29-Aug. 11, as released to the public. CSD Security edits the logs to remove names and specific addresses before releasing the information. Read more »

Video: Sunny with a chance of golf balls

In addition to the photo coverage below, here's a video look at Saturday's Kiwanis fundraising event at Lake Clementia -- dropping 4,000+ golf balls from a helicopter to see if one ball finds the hole.

The day 4,000 golf balls fell from the sky

Ball drop

Red square Photo gallery: 38 photos of the event

It was a Saturday afternoon designed for family fun at Lake Clementia Park.  The Kiwanis Club fundraiser for Project Eliminate, a global campaign to eliminate maternal neonatal tetanus, featured games for the children, hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, raffle prizes, refreshments, music by the Crystal Image Band, and flyovers by a shiny black helicopter that showered the amphitheater with golf balls.  The helicopter made two trips to drop 4,415 golf balls for a dramatic conclusion to the day’s festivities. Half a dozen scored a hole-in-one. Contest officials determined the ball belonging to Dianne Mattar went in first, winning her the $5,000 grand prize. Mattar said she had purchased 20 golf balls for the event because “It’s such a wonderful cause.”

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