A look at high waters on Scott Road


With more storms forecast, here's a brief look at Scott Road when it was flooded by Deer Creek to maybe convince you that it's not worth the risk of driving through.

You're invited to meeting on Security Feb. 23

Community members are invited to a discussion of Rancho Murieta Security -- how it should be structured in the future and how a communitywide camera system might be deployed. The session, put on by the Community Services District, will be held 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Country Club. It will be conducted by Burns & McDonnell, an international consulting firm hired by CSD to study Security operations. The study is expected to recommend future paths to address development and increased population.

Country Club cleans up after Mother Nature

Club cleanup

Tee markerThe Country Club has been cleaning up since Saturday, trying to make the best of Mother Nature’s mess on Holes 10 and 11 of the South Course, which flooded Friday when the Cosumnes River rushed in. General Manager Bill Armstrong says they’ve got seven to 10 people on the job every day, and the work will continue for another week or 10 days. These shots were taken Monday, when workers were cleaning up the 10th tee, which was submerged halfway up the tee-box hill. (The marker stone, right, was completely submerged.) The South Course reopened for play Tuesday, minus Holes 10 and 11, which will be closed for another few weeks, Armstrong estimates. Click photos for larger images

Alicerae Hanley, active volunteer, dies at 97

Alicerae Hanley

Alicerae Hanley, a former resident who pursued an active retirement that included golf, bridge and volunteerism, died in Sacramento on Feb. 4, a day before her 98th birthday. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Feb. 27 at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, the church on Cantova Way that she helped found. Read more »

Cosumnes rips levee, floods South Course

Repeating the damage it inflicted on Rancho Murieta Country Club in 1997, the Cosumnes River broke through the golf course levee early Friday and flooded two holes at the eastern end of the course. The river also flooded the first green, echoing 1997's damage. No homes were threatened.

Beware: The 'Grandparents Scam' is back

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. Neighbors Bob and Sharon Pierson got a call Thursday morning from a granddaughter who was in tears. She was being arrested, and her lawyer said she needed $5,000 to post bail and cover his fees. If the story sounds familiar, it should. It was a scam. Read more »

Eight trees fall behind Rio Oso Drive

Downed trees

Trees fell like bowling pins Wednesday in common area behind 1 Park on Rio Oso Drive. Rod Hart, Rancho Murieta Association maintenance manager, said this tangle of brush is made up of at least eight trees. No homes were damaged. The National Weather Service is forecasting a rainy Thursday with a wind advisory from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gusts are forecast to reach 40 mph. The sun is expected back for the weekend.

A day dedicated to helping homeless dogs

Doggie blankets

Rancho Murieta’s Fiber Art Group got together Wednesday at the Rancho Murieta Association Building and sewed 41 blankets for shelter dogs. The group made the most of its money, shopping smartly for dog-pattern fleece fabric and coming away with 10 shopping bags of it. Cost: $229. Savings: $300+. There are four bags of fabric left over. Back row from left are Sheryl Bray, Kathy Burke, Diane Graf, Marion Connelly, Jane Barnes and Tammy Burkart. Seated from left are Lana Mason and Sue Murphy.

Blankets

The day's work – stacks of doggie blankets. Click photos for larger images

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