A thank-you Christmas present

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Bookmobile

Preschoolers sang "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and presented Neal Denton of the Wanderer Bookmobile with a gift when the bookmobile docked at Murieta Village Clubhouse Wednesday. Library patrons from the North, South and Murieta Village contributed to the gift to thank Denton for his service to the community. The Sacramento Public Library bookmobile visits the community Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. (Photo: Barb Vaith) Read more » about A thank-you Christmas present

Getting ready for the holidays

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Village crafts

Shoppers at Murieta Village's annual Craft Faire and Bake Sale Saturday could stock up on homemade jellies, hand-knit accessories and stuffed toys, holiday decorations, greeting cards, jewelry and other unique items. Read more » about Getting ready for the holidays

Beautiful morning to treasure-hunt

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Trash 'n' Treasure

Sellers and shoppers enjoyed perfect weather Saturday morning for the Murieta Village Trash 'n' Treasure event. Sellers set up shop in the shady courtyard area next to the clubhouse. Read more » about Beautiful morning to treasure-hunt

County gives tentative OK to homes and shopping near Murieta Plaza

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The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to tentatively approve Murieta Gardens, a shopping center and residential project planned for land across from Murieta Plaza. The supervisors will take action on final adoption of the project July 27. Read more » about County gives tentative OK to homes and shopping near Murieta Plaza

Village group takes lead on repairs of Murieta Drive

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The Rancho Murieta Association board caught up on the status of Murieta Gardens at a special meeting last week. When the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors held a hearing last month to consider approving the project -- a residential and commercial development proposed for 53 acres across from Murieta Plaza -- the issues that emerged included the condition of Murieta Drive, which is part of the property, and access to RMA parks for the residents of the 95 single-family homes that are planned. Although the RMA discussed the project at its May meeting, there were no RMA representatives at the county hearing. Read more » about Village group takes lead on repairs of Murieta Drive

Village Craft Faire kicks off the season

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Knit monkey

The annual Village Craft Faire and Bake Sale held at the Murieta Village clubhouse Saturday opened the holiday season with delicious things to eat and a wide selection of handmade items. One of the younger shoppers, Jaddy Price, 10, inquired about the fabric jewelry cases Polly Clift was selling.  On Sunday, the Murieta Artisans Holiday Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Country Club, featuring art, jewelry, glass, photography, hand-crafted items and more. Read more » about Village Craft Faire kicks off the season

CSD trying to reduce 20% rate hike, but there's little success so far

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The Community Services District is looking for ways to reduce a "worst case" budget increase of 20 percent for 2008-2009, but so far the savings are modest. Rates for water, sewer, garbage collection, drainage and security services would go up in July. Read more » about CSD trying to reduce 20% rate hike, but there's little success so far

Village Craft Faire and Bake Sale

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Crafts

Murieta Village's annual Craft Faire and Bake Sale took place Saturday, and about a dozen vendors turned the Village Clubhouse into a festive display of handmade jewelry, paintings of local scenes, knit scarves, Christmas decorations, baked goods and harvest treats like pomegranate jelly and shelled walnuts. Read more » about Village Craft Faire and Bake Sale

Photo: Trash 'n' Treasure

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With a Trash 'n' Treasure event at the Plaza and another at Murieta Village, Saturday was made for shoppers of all ages. At the Plaza, Anna Maloney, 8, selected jewelry with her mother. The annual yard sale events provided a wide range of goods for treasure seekers as well as a fundraising opportunity for community groups.

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