South Course, area roads are flooded

[Updated 3:25 p.m. Monday] Monday morning’s cresting Cosumnes River flooded the first hole of Rancho Murieta’s South Course, which the club says should not be a major project to repair. There is a higher crest predicted for early Wednesday. A number of flooded area roads remained closed into Monday afternoon. Read more »

Storm eases; minimal damage in Murieta

[Updated 5:15 p.m. Sunday] Heavy precipitation was moving out of the area Sunday night, leaving behind minimal damage in Rancho Murieta -- a power outage and a few downed trees -- but forecasters are predicting a gray, showery week, with the possibiity of heavy rain. Read more »

Sign in store window announces opening

Market sign

[Updated Sunday in comments: It's official] The rumors have been constant, and while we waited for official word from Raley's HQ, someone inside the Murieta Plaza store (probably tired of answering the question) posted this sign in the window. It says the opening is 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. And it's on brown butcher paper, so it must be true. Photo by Frank Falusi

Greens Park on South wins final approval

Despite opposition by a development representative, the community’s Parks Committee voted last week to build a three-acre Greens Park on the South, with play equipment and Frisbee golf. The approved spending is $358,443. Read more »

Union plans to exit Rancho Murieta facilities

A community planning board heard a proposal last week for Operating Engineers Local 3 to move the last of its training campus from Rancho Murieta to land off Meiss Road in Sloughhouse. The OE trainees, who helped lay the foundation for Rancho Murieta in the 1970s, are already learning to use heavy equipment at the new site. Read more »

Hour-long power outage hits North and South

[Final update, 9:12 a.m.] SMUD said power was fully restored at 8:47 a.m. to more than 10,000 customers in eastern Sacramento County hit by a power outage for more than an hour. All of Rancho Murieta was without power. Read more »

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