CRES fundraiser runs Sept. 11-25

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The annual Cosumnes River Elementary School PTA fall fundraiser runs Sept. 11-25. CRES receives 50 percent of the proceeds from sales of high-quality wrapping paper, accessories, creative gifts, novelties, candies and snacks. The funds are used for educational assemblies and after-school programs, and to purchase library books, school supplies, and physical education and science equipment.



New CRES principal Michael Gulden kicks off this year's Innisbrook fundraiser with, from left, pupils Jason Back, Sophia Jacquez, Alexis Pland, Brooke Pland and Katie Jacquez.

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Holding ETC tickets? Here's how to get a refund

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Entertainment, Theatre & Culture announced plans to give refunds to those holding tickets for Saturday’s Seals & Seals concert, which has been canceled.

On Monday, ETC said it was canceling the show, the final concert in its 2007 series, due to the illness of singer Dan Seals, who is battling lymphoma.

In a statement Wednesday night, Debbie Pishek, ETC president, said the group discussed the possibility of staging a replacement concert to close the season but decided it wasn’t possible.

Ticket refunds will be offered through September, Pishek’s statement said.  It outlined these options: Read more » about Holding ETC tickets? Here's how to get a refund

Security logs, Aug. 22-Sept. 2

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Here are the community's complete Security logs for Aug. 22-Sept. 2, as released to the public. CSD Security edits the logs to remove names and specific addresses before releasing the information.

  • The format here is

    • Time and nature of report / location / resolution

  • When a time is not legible on the report, it appears as ---- .

  • Common abbreviations: 415 (disturbance), NFI (no further information), NOH (no one home), UTL (unable to locate), BOL (be on lookout), NOL (not on list), ADV (advised), WMA (white male adult), R/P (reporting person), W-2 (water unit), Code 4 (officer or situation is OK), LDN (left door notice), OGD (open garage door) and HBD (had been drinking).

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RMA confirms what many know -- cable problems are back

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It's baaaack. The Rancho Murieta Association on Wednesday confirmed what many residents on the North already know -- the cable problem that was thought to be fixed last week is still with us.

Wednesday afternoon, RMA employees hand-delivered notices to residents in the area of Puerto and Venado drives saying the problem returned over the weekend and the association was continuing to work on it.

After RMA General Manager David Stiffler said Friday that a faulty piece of cable located on Venado Drive had been fixed to solve the problem, North residents responded with forum posts and story comments at saying they were still experiencing cable difficulties. Read more » about RMA confirms what many know -- cable problems are back

Security Committee hears drug-use concerns

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Members of the Community Services District Security Committee heard residents' concerns about drug use at the community's parks and gathering places Tuesday as resident Jerry Smith asked the CSD to implement 13 measures that came out of the forum he held last week at the Rancho Murieta Community Church.

The measures include creating a police force for Rancho Murieta and adopting county ordinances for drug use and underage drinking.


Security Committee meeting

Jerry Smith and Joanne Macomber were among those who spoke.

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Breast cancer fundraising events planned

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Local groups are planning fundraising activities for October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

There will be a community events Oct. 5 and 20, and the Country Club is hosting the ninth annual golf tournament benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Oct. 14.

Cancer survivor Judy Musgrove is working with the Kiwanis Club and other community groups and businesses to organize the Passionately Pink for the Cure Event, Friday, Oct. 5. Local businesses and organizations will be decorated in pink and have containers set out to collect donations of $5 and more.

On Saturday, Oct. 20, there will be a fundraising tea, with all proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen for The Cure foundation. Read more » about Breast cancer fundraising events planned

Back-to-school events coming up

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Cosumnes River Elementary School is marking the start of the school year with a couple of events in the coming week. There's more about each in the CRES PTA area of The events:

  • Back to School Night is Thursday, Sept. 6. Click here for details.
  • The PTA-sponsored Back-to-School Picnic for CRES families will be held Sunday, Sept. 9, from 4-7 p.m. at Stonehouse Park. Click here for details.
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RMA says North cable problem is fixed

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The intermittent cable problem affecting broadband and cable TV service in parts of Murieta North has been solved, Rancho Murieta Association General Manager David Stiffler said Friday.

He said the problem turned out to be a bad section of cable. The faulty cable was located on Venado Drive Friday morning and a new section was installed by 10 a.m.

RMA staff and cable consultants had been working on the problem for more than a week, according to Stiffler.  It affected customers along Puerto and Venado drives, in the northwest part of the community.

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New bridge hit with graffiti for third time

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The paint was still tacky when the latest graffiti attack on the pedestrian bridge was discovered around 6 a.m. Friday.

"It wasn't here at a quarter to three," said Security Chief Greg Remson as he surveyed black and white scrawling on the deck and top railing. One of the massive concrete support pillars of the graceful wooden bridge had graphics sprayed in white paint and a dark, reddish-brown hue.  



 Security Chief Greg Remson reviews the latest bridge graffiti early Friday.


A checkerboard several feet wide was sprayed across the middle of the 410-foot timber bridge, from one side to the other. Read more » about New bridge hit with graffiti for third time

Rags from deck project suspected in fire that destroyed home

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[Corrected Sept. 17] The fire that destroyed a home on Domingo Drive last week may have been caused by the spontaneous combustion of rags used to stain decking, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said Thursday. Read more » about Rags from deck project suspected in fire that destroyed home


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