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 »

Doing their part to help Northern California

Blood drive

Neighbor Amy Skaggs makes a donation, with BloodSource's Christopher Kunze lending a hand, at Monday's blood drive at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church on Cantova Way. Skaggs' donation puts her at one gallon in lifetime contributions. Northern California is in extreme need of blood, according to BloodSource, the region's blood center. The drive is sponsored by the Women's Club and St. Vincent DePaul.

Winds topple tree on Lago Drive

Tree down

[Updated 8:56 a.m.] First light Sunday revealed the tree that was blown over during the night on Lago Drive. As you can see at right, it lifted a SMUD transformer, so SMUD had to cut power to that transformer, which impacted customers in the area. Just before 9 a.m., Rancho Murieta Association Maintenance said they were trying to get the tree out of the road safely and address the other half of the tree, which was threatening to fall too. At the time, SMUD was reporting 7,600 customers in the Sacramento area without power. There's a wind advisory in effect until 10 a.m. Photo by RMA Maintenance

No surprise: Flooding closes Scott Road

Scott Road

Bill "Birdman" Gengler shared a photo of Scott Road today with this note: "Pictures show that Scott road is flooded today and there are no signs at either the North entrance from Folsom or the South entrance from Jackson Highway. Lots of cars getting there and having to turn around. Why no signs where they should be, so dozens of people have to turn around?" Click photo for larger image.

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