Distant wildfire

The plume of smoke from a wildfire more than 20 miles away in Cameron Park, El Dorado County, was visible at Lake Calero and other parts of the community Monday afternoon. The fire occurred in a brush-covered area north of Highway 50 and burned about 20 acres before it was contained.

South subdivision approved

The Sacramento County Project Planning Commission certified the environmental impact report and approved the map for the Riverview subdivision at its July 23 meeting. The 140-unit Riverview subdivision and 99-unit Lakeview subdivision previously approved by the commission will complete the buildout of Murieta South once they are constructed. The projects were first approved by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors in the 1990s, and did not have to go before the board again.  Read more »

Two men arrested after attempted vehicle theft, gunfire and manhunt

SWAT team member outside RMA Building

A suspect sought for six hours was captured near a home on Latrobe Road late Sunday morning following a pre-dawn attempt to steal vehicles at a Rancho Cordova race track and an exchange of gunfire with off-duty officers at Stonehouse and Latrobe roads, at the northwest edge of Murieta. Another suspect had been arrested four hours before.  Read more »

Photo: Back to the '70s

Bjorn Again brought back the glitz and glam of '70s super group ABBA Saturday night at Lake Clementia Amphitheater for the third concert of the Entertainment, Theatre and Culture for Rancho Murieta summer season.  Read more »

$150,000 piece of construction equipment stolen from Equine Center

A large piece of heavy equipment was stolen from the Murieta Equine Center about 7 p.m. Thursday. Workers at the complex saw two men in a gray Dodge pick-up moving the 40-foot long, 70,000-pound Caterpillar tractor-scraper, but didn’t realize anything was amiss until someone contacted Mike Buchanan, the owner of the equipment, about an hour later.  Read more »

Brief power outage hits RM

Murietans were among the 10,000 Sacramento Municipal Utility District customers who lost power for 17 minutes shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday.  Read more »

County raises hopes for master plan update


[News brief published July 19, 2007] Sacramento County supervisors raised hopes for an update of the community's master plan even as they moved three controversial development projects toward the final stage of the approval process at a hearing in downtown Sacramento Wednesday.  Read more »

Village elects directors, officers

Murieta Village held its semi-annual membership meeting Thursday and elected Jack Criswell, Joe Robinson and Esperanza Walker to replace departing Directors Joe Robinson, Dev Clark and Robert Brown. The board selected Robinson to serve as president, Richard Garlinghouse as vice president, Zoelaine Lasater as chief financial officer, and Walker as secretary. Topics discussed at the meeting included speeding and stop sign violations, future reserves expenses, and the cable system the Village owns and operates for residents of the age-restricted community of 189 homes.  Read more »

RMA says cable conversion is on target as it releases new station lineup

[Corrected July 22] The Rancho Murieta Association board of directors has extended the changeover of RMA cable TV premium channels like HBO and Showtime from analog to digital broadcast to July 31 because there is a backlog of subscribers waiting to be switched over to the new service.  Read more »

Photos: Summer Rec talent show

Summer Rec banana dance

The Rancho Murieta Association's Summer Rec program staged a talent show for families and friends Wednesday evening at Lake Clementia Amphitheater.  Read more »

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