Q&A with club's prospective new owner

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Bob Husband

Potential Country Club owner James A. (Bob) Husband fielded questions at a small club meeting earlier this month, and he sits for a half-hour Q&A here.

Here’s a question-and-answer session with James A. (Bob) Husband, a golf industry veteran who’s working with the Country Club to buy out its lease and take over ownership.  He talks about the challenges in the golf industry, how he would like to improve our Country Club and how his most recent company handled the challenging economy of recent years. Read more » about Q&A with club's prospective new owner

Developers react to club purchase proposal

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The North developers have responded to the Country Club leadership’s proposal to sell the club to longtime golf industry professionals based in Southern California. Read more » about Developers react to club purchase proposal

With interested buyer in hand, club talks sale

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James A. (Bob) Husband, the prospective new owner of the Country Club, met with captains of the golf and tennis clubs at a meeting Thursday night.

Red square Club Q-and-A on the sale and club letter to members

Country Club members are learning Friday of a plan, subject to member approval, that would buy the club property from the North developers and move ownership to a golf company run by longtime industry leaders in Southern California. The prospective new owners say they'll build a pool and a fitness center – in a facility something like the community center that has been discussed here for years. Read more » about With interested buyer in hand, club talks sale

Going to meet the man in red

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Visiting Santa

Red square Photo gallery: 21 shots from the Santa Brunch

The Country Club’s annual Santa brunch brightened a gloomy Sunday with sugar and spice and everything nice, plus a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Sixteen-month-old Kate Raney made the trek to see Santa with her grandmother, Sandra McDermott. Read more » about Going to meet the man in red

Club's Scratch Team reaches state finals

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CC Scratch Team

The team, from left: Josh Twist, Danny Gums, Brennan McDonald, Scott Machen, Steve Jones, Dean Clapp and Don Thames.

By Don Thames, RMCC Professional

The Rancho Murieta Country Club Scratch League Team advanced to the State Finals at Poppy Hills Golf Course Monday. In the end, Bear Creek Country Club won out over Roddy Ranch Golf Club, Rancho Murieta Country Club and Saticoy Country Club. Read more » about Club's Scratch Team reaches state finals

Security discussion of new gate, data collection

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Opening the gate on Escuela Drive, collecting community contact information and creating a map of the community’s crime incidents were discussed at last week’s Joint Security Committee meeting. The committee, which meets several times a year, has representation from the community's major governing organizations. Read more » about Security discussion of new gate, data collection

Extra effort to thwart Halloween vandals

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Rancho Murieta is bringing on extra patrol help to address potential trick-or-treat troublemakers. The Country Club, which has had more than its share of vandalism lately, said it’s hiring two off-duty deputies to patrol the courses Friday and Saturday night. The community’s Security operation will have an off-duty deputy of its own on Saturday, along with an extra Security officer, one in training, the Community Services District said. Read more » about Extra effort to thwart Halloween vandals

'Wine & Wheels' rolling in Sept. 27

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You’ve heard about Sacramento’s wonderful food trucks? The Country Club is hosting “Wine & Wheels” on Sunday, Sept. 27, and some of the area’s best food trucks will be on the 18th fairway of the North Course -- along with classic cars, a live band and two wine and beer bars. It runs from 4 to 8 p.m. and admission is free.

Also participating will be a dozen Amador wineries providing tastings of different wines from Sobon, Cooper Vineyards, Story, Gioiella and Morse, Renwood, Dobra Zemlja, Borjon, Amador Brewery and more. The tasting will cost $18, which includes a souvenir etched wine glass to take home.

There will be seven trucks from SactoMoFo, considered Sacramento’s premier mobile food company, on site making “to order” dishes. Read more » about 'Wine & Wheels' rolling in Sept. 27

Questions about cameras for new development

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Last week’s meeting of the Ad Hoc Security Committee was meant to wrap up the group’s work, but within 10 minutes it was clear the Community Services District and the development representative disagreed about a key point – whether the new developments are guaranteed a certain amount of surveillance-camera coverage in exchange for per-lot fees the developers will pay.  Read more » about Questions about cameras for new development

Retreats project map heads for final OK

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Approval of the final map for the Retreats West project is on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors’ Tuesday meeting agenda. The item is one of 50 consent items that will be approved with a single vote of the board at its 9:30 a.m. meeting.

Material for the item states that the project has will-serve letters from the Rancho Murieta Community Services District and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District.

If an item is taken off the consent calendar for discussion, that item will be heard at 2 p.m.

The tentative maps for the Retreats project and the Residences of Murieta Hills East and West, a total of 282 residential lots, were approved in 2007 over objections from development opponents, the Rancho Murieta Association and the Country Club. Read more » about Retreats project map heads for final OK

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