A slice of perfect December weather

Cosumnes River

So after Thursday's rains, Friday was a slice of bright, chilly December in Rancho Murieta. The Cosumnes was running high (and brown), and people gathered on the pedestrian bridge to watch it race past. The National Weather Service is predicting scattered frost Saturday morning and widespread frost Sunday morning. There's no rain in the forecast until late next week. Click photo for larger image.

Good Samaritans, rescuers and rainy roads

During Thursday evening’s heavy rain, Deer Creek rose quickly and overwhelmed Scott Road, as it often does. A drama played out – apparently involving Murietans – at the usual flooded spot south of Boys Ranch Road. Read more »

Scott Road is flooded

[Updated 8:42 p.m.] After reports from neighbors through Thursday dinnertime that Scott Road was flooded in spots or closed, the county's stream-level system finally began reporting the road as flooded shortly before 7 p.m. There were also reports of flooding on Jackson Road, at Grant Line and Eagles Nest roads. Read more »

Wind drops traffic light onto Jackson Road

Traffic light

A county crew was at work in a driving rain at midafternoon Thursday, repairing a traffic light that fell onto Jackson Road at the South Gate in the morning's strong winds. The light dangled by its wires for a time before falling. The Community Services District alerted authorities, and Security moved the light out of traffic to await the repair. Although the wind slowed some during the afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a wind advisory at 3 p.m., saying we can expect southerly winds to pick up to 20-30 mph, with gusts to 30-35 mph, until 10 p.m.

Ken Heimbecker, 14-year Murietan, dies at 80

Ken Heimbecker

Ken Heimbecker, a Rancho Murieta resident for 14 years, died Wednesday at age 80. He and Carmen, his wife of 51 years, moved to Rancho Murieta after retirement and both greatly enjoyed the people, the golf and the wonderful life. Read more »

Driving in style to help the needy

Corvettes

The Rancho Murieta Corvettes Club got into the giving season Sunday, when 15 Corvettes delivered toys to the Shriners Hospitals for Children’s toy drive in Sacramento, which gathers toys for needy children. Earlier in the season, the club delivered two dozen turkeys to the Sacramento Food Bank. (Photo: Corvettes Club)

Country Club says sale is done – for $4 million

Country Club crowd

The Country Club board held its 2016 annual meeting – likely its last – and outlined details of the purchase of the club for $4 million.

Red square See the Country Club presentation (3.8-MB PDF)

About 175 Rancho Murieta Country Club members gathered for the club’s annual meeting Tuesday night and heard details of the nearly completed sale of the facility to outside investors for $4 million. Plans for club improvements were shared too. Read more »

Who painted graffiti around our community?

Graffiti

The Country Club restroom at the end of De La Cruz Drive was among the targets.

Security wants your help in identifying the person who spray-painted graffiti around the community late Saturday or early Sunday. On Monday, Security said the incidents occurred at a golf course restroom at the end of De La Cruz Drive, a garage on Guadalupe Drive, and possibly a vehicle parked at the Gazebo. Read more »

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