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Thank you for your kind responses to Ralph’s health situation. We’re happy to report he’s much improved and expects to make a full recovery. We’ll see you around the neighborhood.

– Karen Muldoon and Ralph Frattura

Enjoying a four-wheeled Sunday dinner

Food trucks

The Summerfest food trucks returned to Stonehouse Park Sunday for another summer of weekly visits. The six trucks offered a wide range of foods – barbecue, ice cream, street tacos, Asian foods and more – on a beautiful afternoon and evening. Hundreds of adults chatted at tables and in a big cluster of golf carts and blankets while the kids ran around on the grass and the courts, rode scooters and kicked balls high into the sky. One of the touring passenger balloons, a rarity in the evening sky, was even spotted to the southeast. (Click for larger image)

Parents get to back their CRES stars


The evening was called “Let’s Support Our Stars ... Our Students,” and Saturday night’s gathering at the Country Club did just that, raising funds for the Cosumnes River Elementary School PTA. Taylor Johnson, the PTA vice president, encourages bids on Disneyland tickets, above, and Sean and Kristy Donnalley photograph the star with the photo of their daughter, Abigail, below. The PTA president, Jenny Williams, thought it was a great first-time event, with almost 150 tickets sold. Attendees, who were asked to wear “cocktail party best,” enjoyed a buffet dinner, bid on silent and live auction items and were entertained by DJ Chris Perris. Desserts made by PTA members were a big hit in the live auction, with cakes going for as much as $300. A dinner for four at the fire station went for $600. Those Disneyland tickets? $1,000. (Click photos for larger images)


Developers $650,000 behind in bond payments

Six North development properties owe almost $650,000 in bond payments and penalties for the community’s water treatment plant, the Community Services District’s Finance Committee was told Thursday. Since the end of 2017, the developers have paid only 12 percent of their bond bills, CSD staff reported. A development representative called the situation “a short-term delinquency” and said he expects a portion of the debt will be addressed by the end of June. Read more »

Murieta scientists to hold first meeting

Several scientists in Rancho Murieta have formed a group interested in the local ecology.  They will have their first meeting 9 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Gazebo near Rancho Murieta’s North Gate.  You're invited to join them, ask questions, and spend time with others who are interested in our environment. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Bring a chair. For more information, contact Larry Shelton at (916) 955-9955.

Country Club plans massive patio expansion

Rancho Murieta Country Club is planning to greatly expand its popular patio area, adding almost 17,000 square feet as a venue for weddings, corporate parties and a wide range of member events. Construction could begin as soon as next week and be complete, it’s hoped, in about a month. Read more »


Currently 2 traffic incidents on Murieta commuter roads

  • 2:21 PM
    Traffic Hazard
    US50 West / Folsom Blvd offramp
  • 5:40 AM
    MZP-Assist CT with Maintenance
    US50 West / Stockton Blvd offramp

Traffic map: Jackson Road traffic speeds and all Sacramento incidents

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