Wanda Marks, Summerfest treasurer, dies at 71

In the half dozen years she was a resident, Wanda Marks epitomized the volunteer spirit and love of family Murietans regard as the community's strengths.

It's a Murieta July 4 -- heat, fun and red, white and blue

See 144 photos from the parade. If you were there, you're here. Click here

Rancho Murieta's 2007 Fourth of July celebration had all the traditional elements – a red, white and blue parade led by fire trucks, an afternoon at the lake, and fireworks filling the night sky to end the day. Did we mention the temperature topped 100?

In the early morning cool, while the Kiwanis Club served up pancakes at the Gazebo, runners in the 25th annual Fun Run headed down Lago Drive to begin the 5K run. Once again Kyle Fujitsubo emerged as the fastest person in Rancho Murieta, breaking the 16:30 record he set last year with a time of 15:43.

Tina Bowers won in the women’s division with a time of 20:57.

Photos: Still rockin'

With a full moon overhead and the incomparable Diamonds on stage, the 600 or so people who attended Saturday's Entertainment, Theatre and Culture for Rancho Murieta concert at Lake Clementia Amphitheater found themselves in rock and roll heaven. 

CSD meets deadline for plan to address odor problems

[News brief published June 27]  The Community Services District board of directors held its second meeting Wednesday on a plan to deal with odors at the wastewater treatment plant in time to meet the deadline later in the day. It had been imposed only five days before by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Photo: Happy trails

There was cake and there were presents, but, in the end, what meant the most to librarian Linda G. Howe was the opportunity to talk with well-wishers who came to say goodbye Wednesday, the last day she parked the Wanderer Bookmobile in front of the Murieta Village Clubhouse. Howe is retiring after spending most of her 35 years with the Sacramento County library system as the proprietor of the rolling library that makes weekly visits to Rancho Murieta.

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