Holidays

Sign up your vintage car for July 4 parade

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If you want your vintage car to be part of the community’s July 4 parade, you need to fill out the attached form and get it to the Rancho Murieta Association by 5 p.m. June 30. (Golf carts don't need to be registered.) Read more » Read more » about Sign up your vintage car for July 4 parade

Retiring U.S. flags, honoring U.S. lives

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Flag retirement

FlagsIn what has become a Memorial Day tradition, Boy Scout Troop 633 retired tattered and worn U.S. flags Monday evening before a small, respectful crowd at Lake Calero. Piper Chuck Jamison accompanied the scouts with bagpipe airs as they unfurled each flag and committed it to the flames. This year 75 flags were collected in the community for the solemn retirement rite. The 12th annual ceremony began with a tribute to those who have served their country. Then scouts told the group that the flag is a symbol of the freedom and ideals the United States has fought for in wars and battles where the flag has flown.​ Click photos for larger images. Read more » about Retiring U.S. flags, honoring U.S. lives

From France to Murieta, a time to remember

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After years of searching, connecting a World War II soldier's death to a family in Rancho Murieta.

Carol Valladao remembers her Uncle Dick as more fun than her other uncles. She was an 8-year-old, and he was a handsome high school football player, closer to her age than the other uncles. “He was playful, a lot of fun,” she recalls decades later in her Rancho Murieta living room. “Uncle Dick was a tease.”

Richard “Dick” Conway graduated from Leeds High School in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1943 and joined the Army that summer. It was the middle of World War II, and lots of boys went straight from high school into the service. His first stop was basic training, then he came home for a 10-day leave at Christmas. After that, he shipped out for Europe.

Carol Valladao remembers the family being told the following October that Uncle Dick was missing in action in France. Then, she remembers, the family was told that Pfc. Richard J. Conway, 180th Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, had died in action. He was 19 years old.

Today, Carol Valladao remembers her Uncle Dick Conway, dead 73 years and buried an ocean away. Does anyone else remember? On this Memorial Day, a day of remembrance, it turns out the answer is yes. Read more » Read more » about From France to Murieta, a time to remember

Remembering Dick Conway, WWII veteran

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Hundreds attend Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt

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Easter Dog

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The Sacramento SPCA’s booth was a hit at Saturday’s Easter Egg Hunt at Stonehouse Park. Why? Easter doggies available for adoption! This one, named Zelda, found a home Saturday. When the hundreds of kids weren’t asking if they could please-please-please take a dog home, they were eating cotton candy, playing with balloon art, walking through a petting zoo and, of course, chasing Easter eggs. The Kiwanis Club, sponsor of the event, provided 6,000 eggs for three egg hunts, divided by age, and the eggs disappeared into Easter baskets in about 12 seconds. Click photo for larger image Read more » about Hundreds attend Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt coming up Saturday

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Easter Egg HuntThe Kiwanis Club's annual family picnic and Easter egg hunt takes place Saturday at Stonehouse Park from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be a fire equipment display, SPCA animals, entertainment by the Murieta Dance Company, and a sheriff's canine demonstration at 10:30 a.m. Tickets will be available for purchase for activities that include crafts, cookie decorating, a petting farm, glitter tattoos and balloon art. The egg hunts begin at 11:40 a.m. Here's the schedule: Read more » about Easter Egg Hunt coming up Saturday

Candy for your family and the troops

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It’s the holiday season, so you’ll find the Kiwanis selling See’s Candies around Rancho Murieta. It's a quick answer for a holiday or hostess gift. Read more » about Candy for your family and the troops

Even with Santa, you can't be too careful

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Santa Brunch

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Five-year-old Kai Gran was more cautious than most, deciding to check out Santa and Mrs. Claus before stepping up and confiding his Christmas wish list at Sunday's Santa Brunch at the Country Club. The North Pole visitors chatted with children, parents took photos, and everyone enjoyed a holiday brunch. You can see Kai with his best friend Blake Wertzer, 5, and Blake's dad, Bryan, as they waited to see Santa. That photo is part of the gallery collection of 25 photos. Click photo for larger image. Read more » about Even with Santa, you can't be too careful

A holiday parade, on four wheels or two

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Village cart parade

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With his bike decorated and lighted, Lawry Yerby was a worthy participant in Saturday's Murieta Village Christmas cart parade. More than a dozen decorated carts took part, broadcasting holiday music and looping their way up and down Village streets at sundown, led by Santa and parade organizers Zoe Lasater and Espe Walker, who handed out candy canes. Click photo for larger image. Read more » about A holiday parade, on four wheels or two

Murieta girl helps with coats for homeless

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Macey Casagrande

Murietan Macey Casagrande faces the TV camera at the site of her coats giveaway for homeless people. Photo by Justin Hayduk. Click for larger image.

It started during last year’s holidays, when Macey Casagrande was shopping downtown with her mother and saw homeless people. She wanted to do something to help, and Saturday morning she did just that. Read more » about Murieta girl helps with coats for homeless

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