Saying goodbye to two longtime Murietans

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For sale property

Naida West and Bill Geyer are selling their property along the Cosumnes River.

Rancho Murieta is getting ready to say goodbye to two longtime residents, people who live on a unique piece of the community. Many properties are called one-of-a-kind, but you could look a long time before finding another 11 acres like this – a wild river on one side and horse acreage on the other, all of it adjacent to suburbia and two golf courses. Read more » Read more » about Saying goodbye to two longtime Murietans

This July 4 is a day deserving of applause

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Parade

Spectators clap for the Blood Drive's appearance in the parade. (Click photos for larger images)

We didn’t see any forbidden water battles on the parade route, but we did see lots of people having a good time throughout Rancho Murieta’s July 4 celebration. From the Fun Run in the early morning to the fireworks 14 hours later (was that the best finale ever?), it was a July 4 many will remember fondly. We have the whole day covered – and nearly 300 photos too. Read more » Read more » about This July 4 is a day deserving of applause

Yankee Doodle Dandy ... born on the 4th of July

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Rowland Jones, a Murietan for 40 years, is something of a Yankee Doodle Dandy. For the last five years, Maria Ngo of Prima Spa & Wellness Center in Murieta Plaza has given Jones a special birthday treat – all 10 fingers and all 10 toes decked out for his birthday, which is the Fourth of July. This year is Jones' 81st. While you were decorating your cart Monday afternoon, he was at Prima Spa getting his own decorations. Read more » about Yankee Doodle Dandy ... born on the 4th of July

An eye-opener to start July 4 (and help others)

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Drinks tent

The tent before it opens for business and the crowd arrives. (Photo by Justin Hayduk)

For the sixth year, your neighbors will brighten the community’s July 4 parade with a drinks tent to raise money to help others. This year they’ll help a neighbor who battles an extreme, debilitating form of Lyme disease. Read more » Read more » about An eye-opener to start July 4 (and help others)

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

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

Your Neighbors: Meet the Robison family

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Robison family

Click the photos to see larger images. Photos by Hayduk Photography.

Meet the Robison family, Murietans for two years – Brad and Jessica and their sons, Logan, 10, and Tucker, 4.  Brad is a detective with the Sacramento Police Department, and Jessica is a construction lawyer with the Trainor Fairbrook law firm in Sacramento. Brad also has a law degree, though he doesn’t practice. Read more » Read more » about Your Neighbors: Meet the Robison family

Young Murietans making music and video

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To brighten your Friday morning: Some area teens, including two from Rancho Murieta, are part of Uplifted Band, which performed last year at the food trucks and at Summerfest. They made the video, shooting this spring at several locations around Rancho Murieta, performing an acoustic version of "Sweet Child o' Mine," originally by Guns N' Roses. The Murietans who are in Uplifted: percussionist Asher Bloom, 15, and photographer/sound person Donovan Guertin, 14. The video is by Murietan Josh Kelly. Read more » about Young Murietans making music and video

Sliding down a glass mountain

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Murietan Barbara Campbell took her first try at rappeling Thursday – and did it on a 16-story hotel in Sacramento. Here's a look. And here's more information about Stanford Youth Solutions, the organization that benefits from the event. Read more » about Sliding down a glass mountain

Relay for Life making a comeback in June

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The Relay for Life fundraiser, which looked like it had ended a successful eight-year run in Rancho Murieta after last year’s event, is coming back next month in a new form and at a new Murieta location. Read more » about Relay for Life making a comeback in June

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