Security logs, July 23-29

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Here are the community's complete Security logs for July 23-29, as released to the public. CSD Security edits the logs to remove names and specific addresses before releasing the logs. Read more » about Security logs, July 23-29

Pump shutdown causes brief water pressure drop in North

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A pump shutdown at the Rio Oso water facility dropped water pressure in Units 3 and 4 of Murieta North, leaving some residents without water for a brief period Saturday morning. The pumps shut off after the water level in the 1.2-million-gallon Rio Oso tank fell to 10 feet, triggering a low-water alarm at about 9:30 a.m., according to Paul Siebensohn, Community Services District acting director of field services.

Siebensohn said CSD operation and utility crews restarted the pumps by 9:45 a.m. The pressurized system supplies about 30 percent of the community's potable water.

Siebensohn said a reduction in the water supply to the tank combined with high early morning water demand caused the problem. Read more » about Pump shutdown causes brief water pressure drop in North

Summerfest carnival Aug. 24-25

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The annual Summerfest Carnival, a fundraiser staged by community volunteers, takes place Aug. 24 and 25 at Stonehouse Park.

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The event opens at 5 p.m. Friday with carnival rides, bounce houses, slides, food and refreshments, and a Texas Hold'em Poker tournament. The popular Hip Service band performs from 8:30 p.m. to the 11 p.m. close. Read more » about Summerfest carnival Aug. 24-25

Bat and astronomy night Aug. 11

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The Sacramento Valley Conservancy offers a unique opportunity to observe bats and then view the stars Saturday, Aug. 11, starting at 7 p.m. at Deer Creek Hills, the oak woodland preserve that adjoins Rancho Murieta on the north. Bat biologist and CSUS professor Winston Lancaster begins the evening with an introduction to California bats. After the sun goes down, the Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society provides telescopes and plenty of knowledge for an evening of stargazing. RSVP by contacting Tammy Mebane at tammymebane@sbcglobal.net or 216-2178. Read more » about Bat and astronomy night Aug. 11

Nine-hole tournament Aug. 11

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Growth Oriented Adapted Learning Skills (GOALS), a non–profit organization designed to assist the developmentally disabled population, holds its second annual nine-hole scramble golf tournament Saturday, Aug. 11, at Emerald Lakes Golf Course, 10651 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove.
The day of fun begins at 7:30 a.m. when two four-man teams tee off at each of the nine holes, and it concludes with a luncheon at the clubhouse for a total cost of $60 a golfer. Non-participants can lunch for $20. Businesses are eligible to sponsor a hole for $1,000. To learn more about GOALS and the tournament, visit www.goals-us.org or contact GOALS President Tom Rhoades at 595-2165. Read more » about Nine-hole tournament Aug. 11

Free e-waste recycling event

If you missed the community's recycling event in April, here's another chance to recycle unwanted TVs, monitors, computers and other electronic equipment at no cost. Electronic Waste Management is sponsoring a free e-waste recycling event Sunday, Aug. 26, at Florin High School's north parking lot, 7956 Cottonwood Lane, Sacramento, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit www.noewaste.com or call toll free (866) 335-3373 for information about the event and to learn what electronic items are accepted. Read more » about Free e-waste recycling event

Blood drive collects 56 units

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The community blood drive registered 72 donors and collected 56 units of blood Monday. The drive is conducted by BloodSource and sponsored by the Rancho Murieta Women's Club. In announcing the results, drive coordinator Sally Paravantes thanked "all the donors who showed up to donate as well as our wonderful volunteers who continue to assist with this very important community project." Drives are held four times a year at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Cantova Way. The last one for 2007 takes place Oct. 29. Read more » about Blood drive collects 56 units

Bridge traffic faces disruption

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The Community Services District says access to the pedestrian bridge from the levee road on the South may be disrupted Friday, Aug. 3, and Monday, Aug. 6, due to construction taking place near the third tee on the South Course. An underground diesel fuel tank is being removed and replaced with an above-ground one at the CSD sewer lift station located in that area. The tank supplies fuel for the lift station's emergency back-up generator in the event of an electrical power outage. The CSD says it apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. Read more » about Bridge traffic faces disruption

Area around new bridge hit by graffiti

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The north end of the new wooden pedestrian bridge was hit by vandals overnight, Security Chief Greg Remson told the Community Services District Security Committee Tuesday. Read more » about Area around new bridge hit by graffiti

Two men arrested after attempted vehicle theft, gunfire and manhunt

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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 » about Two men arrested after attempted vehicle theft, gunfire and manhunt

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