Two-time grandma shares baby photos

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Robins

Neighbor Billye Ericksen shares the photos and story: "The pictures are from the first robin's nest in the rafters of my home. For the longest time I was sure there were three baby robins and then saw that there were four! They all did well under the fantastic parenting of those two hard workers and all flew away over a period of two days. I started taking photos on 5/14 and finished the shoot on 5/27. And now there is another set of robins who have made a nest at the other end of my deck and they have picked the hottest time for nesting. Still no sign of the new babies. However, I set out a tray of water to offer some relief. I will keep you all posted. Last year there were two sets of robins who nested in the same places and when they started 'sizing up the place' from the safety of the back yard weeks ago, I realized that this is their home and I am so lucky to be second-time grandma to the robins." Click the photos for a larger image. Read more » about Two-time grandma shares baby photos

Relay for Life raises more than $33,000

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Luminaria

Photo gallery from the Relay for Life (23 photos) 

Rancho Murieta’s ninth Relay for Life wrapped up Saturday night as two dozen participants made a silent lap around the circuit, with luminaria lighted in honor of those who are fighting cancer and those whose lives were taken by the disease. The two-day event – dinner, golf tournament, team fundraising and relay – raised about $33,476 for the American Cancer Society, according to organizer Jolene Wegsteen. Read more » Read more » about Relay for Life raises more than $33,000

Just be careful about freezer burn

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Walk-in freezer sign

The Delta breeze made a tentative and welcome return Friday, but no need: Murieta Market is offering five minutes in the walk-in freezer with any purchase! They might have been kidding, but we won’t be when we buy a bag of ice and go all Murieta lawyer on them. At lunchtime, the National Weather Service said Executive Airport was 11 degrees cooler than Thursday, but by mid-afternoon, it was triple digits out and we were heading to Murieta Market. Saturday’s forecast high: 98. Sunday’s: 93. Monday’s: 87. Read more » about Just be careful about freezer burn

Cart overturns, driver injured

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Cart accident

The CHP said this cart's driver was transported to the hospital after the vehicle overturned at about 8:30 a.m. Friday at Rancho Murieta Airport. CHP Officer M. Lieb said the driver, the only occupant, hit the bushes that line the area, by the airport’s hangars, and the cart overturned. An eyewitness described the driver as an older woman. Read more » about Cart overturns, driver injured

Relay for Life returns Friday and Saturday

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Relay for LifeRelay for Life returns to its cancer-fighting ways this weekend in Rancho Murieta, spread over a Friday evening dinner-dance and a full day Saturday, all of it at the Country Club instead of Stonehouse Park. Read more » Read more » about Relay for Life returns Friday and Saturday

RMA approves new TV channels, higher rate

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Red square  See a video of the RMA meeting (53 minutes)

The Rancho Murieta Association board gave unanimous approval Tuesday night to a change that will bring more TV channels to the community’s basic cable service and allow Greenfield Communications, which operates the system, to raise the basic rate from $40 to $48. Read more » Read more » about RMA approves new TV channels, higher rate

Take a bow, buddy – it's American Eagle Day

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Eagle

Tuesday was National American Eagle Day. Timing being everything, neighbor Paul Anderson checked in with more of his wonderful pictures of Rancho Murieta's bald eagles. He wrote of the day, "This day is set aside to honor our national symbol, raise awareness for protecting the bald eagle, assist in the recovery of their natural environments and take part in educational outreach. I felt it was appropriate especially with the projected growth in our special community to observe this day." There are more photos inside. (Click for larger images) Read more » Read more » about Take a bow, buddy – it's American Eagle Day

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