Dedicating the new Clementia boat ramp

Boat ramp dedication

Rancho Murieta Association Maintenance Manager Rod Hart gestures as Jay Solomon, the Fishing Club's president, prepares to cut a ribbon dedicating the new boat ramp at Lake Clementia. The ramp project, handled by Hart's RMA crew, allows boats to get in and out of the lake safely. The club, which contributed $500 to the $4,500 cost of the ramp, and RMA representatives gathered Wednesday afternoon to cut the ribbon. From left are Mike Mason, Ken Heimbecker, Bill Ossolinski, Solomon, RMA President Jim Moore (who's also a Fishing Club member), RMA Director Martin Pohll, RMA General Manager Greg Vorster, Hart, RMA Maintenance staff members Troy Schaffner and Mark Kitchener, Steve Lainey and Angel Ercila.

Murietans work to help a refugee family

Helping family

By Linda Klein

The Google search made Sacramento sound like a nice place to live, so 22-year-old Ashraf Mansur and his family took the bus from Los Angeles, where they had gotten off the plane from Afghanistan – refugees with no place to live and little to their names. Soon their lives were to intersect with some helpful Murietans. Read more »

Merchant, Clark win CSD board seats

CSD board

[Updated 2:05 a.m.] Two challengers, Les Clark and John Merchant, won the race for Rancho Murieta's Community Services District board in Tuesday's election, besting two incumbents. Sacramento County election returns reported this final vote tally early Wednesday:

  • John Merchant: 1,085
  • Les Clark: 1,013
  • Mike Martel: 794
  • Betty Ferraro: 616

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Nurse and volunteer Laurie Beck dies

Laurie Beck

Laurie Beck, known for her volunteer work with the bereavement ministry at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, died Oct. 29 at age 69. She and her husband, Jim, moved to Rancho Murieta in 1989. Read more »

Security logs, Oct. 24-Nov. 2

Here are Rancho Murieta's complete Security logs for Oct. 24-Nov. 2, as released to the public. CSD Security edits the logs to remove names and specific addresses before releasing the information. Read more »

Don't look now, but the holidays are here


Local creativity and skills were on display Saturday as the Murieta Village Clubhouse became a shopper's delight for the Craft Fair and Bake Sale. Vendors presided over colorful tables of handcrafted items made from yarn, fabric and even gourds, and the library was transformed into a bakery. The annual event marks the start of the holiday shopping season in Rancho Murieta. Click photo for larger image.

Untangling the snarl of words in RM's elections

Word cloud

Here is a word cloud based on the thousands of words spoken by candidates at the RMA and CSD candidates nights. The bigger the word, the more often it was said. Click the image to see a larger version.

If you’re trying to decide how to cast your votes in the Rancho Murieta Association and Community Services District elections, here’s a look at the positions held by each of the candidates. Read more »

Pouring the new boat ramp at Clementia

Boat ramp

A Rancho Murieta Association crew works Wednesday afternoon on the concrete slab for the new boat ramp at Lake Clementia. The ramp, 20 by 40 feet, is being done at a community cost of $4,000, including a $500 donation from the Fishing Club. The job required two trucks' worth of concrete. Click photo for larger image.

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