RanchoMurieta.com is Now Closed

RanchoMurieta.com has ceased publication as of Aug. 2, after 19 years of covering the news of our community.

For the time being, you will still be able to view this site in read only mode.

Thank you for your kind responses to Ralph’s health situation. We’re happy to report he’s much improved and expects to make a full recovery. We’ll see you around the neighborhood.

– Karen Muldoon and Ralph Frattura

National Night Out coming Aug. 6

National Night OutA number of community organizations are staging the community’s first National Night Out 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at Stonehouse Park. With more details to come, you might mark that date on your calendar now. Read more »

Small turnout for crime watch meeting

Neighborhood Watch

Ashley Stephen, crime prevention specialist, addresses Murietans at Tuesday night's meeting. (Click for larger image)

A Neighborhood Watch meeting that had to be postponed last September drew only 16 residents Tuesday night at the Rancho Murieta Association Building. The essential crime-fighting advice: Get to know your neighbors and talk with them. Read more »

Construction this week on Cantova Way

The Community Services District says there will be construction work on Cantova Way this week as the CSD and contractors for the Murieta Gardens development work to reroute a sewer line that runs from the Cantova sewer pumping station. CSD suggests you avoid the area if possible during the project, which begins today and is expected to last about a week. If you have questions, call the CSD at (916) 354-3700.

Packages from home for troops (and pooches)

Donated items

Items collected at a Country Club swing dance party, and letters written by Cosumnes River Elementary kindergartners, are gathered and ready to be sent to the troops. From left are Don Thames, the club's golf pro; Jenny Williams, president of the CRES PTA; Carole Thames, the drive organizer (and Don's wife), and Ron Svien, the club's general manager.  Click "Read more" to see Carole's note about how all this happened. Read more »

CSD looks at 5.4% increase in monthly bills

The “worst case” budget scenario for Community Services District customers calls for an average 5.4 percent bill increase, $9.54 a month, for those behind the gates. In the Village, the maximum increase is 5.5 percent and $7.45. These numbers assume, on average, that you will cut water use by 6.5 percent. If you don’t, your bill will go up even more. Read more »


Scott Road is Open  
Deer Creek levels

Currently 5 traffic incidents on Murieta commuter roads

  • 1:47 PM
    Traffic Hazard
    Sr51 South / Sr51 South US50 West connector
  • 1:36 PM
    Animal Hazard
    US50 East / just east of Hazel Ave
  • 1:24 PM
    Traffic Collision-(1141 en route)
    US50 West / just west of ZINFANDEL DR
  • 1:17 PM
    Traffic Collision (No injuries)
    US50 West / US50 West Sr99 South connector
  • 12:25 PM
    Traffic Collision (Minor injuries)
    I5 North / Exit 518 US50 connector

Traffic map: Jackson Road traffic speeds and all Sacramento incidents

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