Sunday's open houses in Rancho Murieta

    CSD ponders buying Club and lakeside land

    [Story amended Oct. 16] The Community Services District’s meeting Wednesday will explore two large issues that have consumed the community in recent years. The board will discuss whether it should try to purchase the Country Club’s land as well as 500 acres of lakeside land on the North that is planned for development. Read more »

    Pumpkin sales begin Saturday and Sunday


    It’s the pumpkin time of year, which means Boy Scout Troop 633 is selling pumpkins on Murieta Drive, in front of the new hotel, across from Murieta Plaza. They’ll be there Saturday and Sunday and Oct. 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds benefit troop activities. The troop thanks Utterback Sod Farm, Davis Ranch and Murieta Inn & Spa for their help. (File photo)

    Club elects Armstrong, Martel and Meyer

    Club winnersRancho Murieta Country Club announced the results of the election for three board seats at its annual meeting Thursday night. Elected were Bill Armstrong, Mike Martel and Elizabeth Meyer. An assessment of club members was approved. This is the first of two board elections the club will hold this month. Read more »

    Murieta responds to the fire victims

    Tony Avampato

    TruckloadTony Avampato works at dinnertime Thursday, building the day's second pile of items heading to the Wine Country fire victims. He said it had been a good day. Avampato got it started by placing a classified ad at, asking Murieta to help. Lots of our neighbors responded, contributing clothing, food, personal hygiene items, sleeping bags, comforters and pet supplies. He said he had learned about streets all over Murieta North and South. "It was a great response. It really was," he said as he headed out to make the final pickups of this week's collection. Earlier in the day, a truck picked up the first load, at right. Avampato is part of McCollister's Transportation Group. A driver with the company is taking a truck full of relief items to the Bay Area. Avampato said there may be a followup effort to collect more items in a couple of weeks. (Click photos for larger images.)

    Your neighbors: Going full 'Beast'

    Greg PryorIt takes a certain kind of person to run up and down mountains, over and under obstacles, and to finish first in your age class. That person would be Greg Pryor. Also: Rio Circle has its annual October get-together, and longtime RMA manager Rod Hart is honored for his work for the community. See the latest from your neighbors. Read more »


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