Coat Dinner to help the needy is Dec. 11

This year’s Coat Dinner takes place 5 p.m. Dec. 11 at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, on Cantova Way. The cost of admission is one gently used, clean coat or sleeping bag. Mittens and gloves are also appreciated in exchange for a dinner of chili, salad, cornbread, dessert and coffee. The clothing will be donated to Loaves and Fishes. The dinner is hosted by Robert and Kathy Mehrten.

Santa finds his way to Rancho Murieta


Red square Photo gallery: 50 shots of the tree lighting participants

Winter and Santa arrived at about the same time this year as children wearing warm, colorful hats and jackets came to Stonehouse Park Friday evening for the tree-lighting event. The brightly decorated park went dark after Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived by fire truck, and Santa led the crowd in the countdown to the tree-lighting. Hot chocolate, cookies and the excitement of a visit with Santa kept the kids warm and their parents busy taking photos. The annual event is sponsored by the Optimist Club.

Car hits sound wall, damages two homes

Sound wall

An eastbound pickup drifted across Jackson Road and hit the South sound wall.

A vehicle hit the Murieta South sound wall on Jackson Road Friday morning, spraying shards of the wall into two Colbert Drive homes. The chunks shattered every first-floor window on the south side of one home, left divots in its stucco walls and broke a second-story bedroom window. Read more »

Trotting in advance of the turkey

Turkey Trot

There was frost on lawns all over Murieta Thanksgiving morning as the Turkey Trot 5K got under way at Stonehouse Park. With the temperature at 32, it was the coldest run in the event's five-race history. Proceeds benefit the Fisher House Foundation.

The Turkey Trot and visiting with Santa

Thursday morning at 8 there's the Turkey Trot, and we have it on good authority that at 6 p.m. Friday Santa Claus is coming to town. Read more »

Getting ready for the holidays


Rancho Murieta Association workers were out in the rain Tuesday morning putting up holiday decorations, working here on Murieta Parkway. The RMA shared the news that holiday lights on the gates will go up the week of Dec. 7.

Fifth Turkey Trot is Thursday morning

As you get ready for turkey Thursday, you can participate in Rancho Murieta’s fifth annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, which starts at 8 a.m. at Stonehouse Park. You’re invited to run, trot, stroll, bike, board or skate the 5K. The suggested donation, $10 per family, goes to Fisher House Foundation. And there’s family flag football immediately after.

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