Meeting the community's new Security chief

Security open house

Murietans dropped by the Community Services District Building Tuesday to say howdy to Paul Wagner, the community's new Security chief. (Here's his background.) Pam and Dallas Broussard, foreground, who've lived in the community less than a year, talk with Wagner about how they can help Security. Listening are CSD Director John Merchant and General Manager Darlene Thiel.

They don't call him 'Birdman' for nothing

Young eagleBill "Birdman" Gengler shares this photo and message: "Picture I took this afternoon of a 2-year-old bald eagle sitting in a tree by the boat ramp at Lake Calero. He flew away before I could ask him to smile."

Dev Clark, sportsman and family man, dies

Dev Clark

Dev Clark, a man who loved his family and the outdoors, died Jan. 23 at the age of 89. Services will be held Saturday in Salt Lake City. A celebration of his life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Local Bean Cafe in Rancho Murieta. Read more »

Security logs, Jan. 10-25

Here are Rancho Murieta's complete Security logs for Jan. 10-25, as released to the public. CSD Security edits the logs to remove names and specific addresses before releasing the information. Read more »

Faymarie Mayes, 30-year Murietan, dies at 77

Faymarie Mayes

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday for Faymarie Mayes, who died Jan. 14 at the age of 77. She had lived in Rancho Murieta for 30 years. Services will be held at Rancho Murieta Community Church, on Cantova Way. Read more »

Emil 'Gene' DeCrona dies at 91

Emil "Gene" DeCrona

Emil “Gene” DeCrona, a longtime Murietan who loved travel, golf, motorcycles and outdoor activities, died Jan. 20 in Carmichael at the age of 91. A funeral Mass will take place 1 p.m. Feb. 2 at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church on Cantova Way. A reception will be held at the church reception hall. Read more »

Marking 25 years with a touch of Carnival

Women's Club lunch

Anniversary cakeThe Rancho Murieta Women's Club marked its 25th anniversary Wednesday with a Country Club lunch that had a feel like Brazil's Carnival. Three members of Samba Conmigo, a San Jose-based dance troupe, did lively samba numbers and then brought club members onto the floor for some free-form dancing. Lunch was ravioli, and there was blue champagne. There are four more photos inside.  Click photos for larger images Read more »

CSD discusses whether wider role is proper

In two meetings last week, the Community Services District handled routine monthly business and, at a goal-setting session, discussed whether it should expand its role to serve Murietans better. Read more »

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