So far, three have filed to run for CSD

With a week remaining before the filing deadline, there are three declared candidates for three positions on the Rancho Murieta Community Services District board of directors. Mark Pecotich and incumbents Paul Gumbinger and Jerry Pasek have all filed to run, according to Sacramento County election officials. Read more »

Security logs, July 16-28

Here are Rancho Murieta's complete Security logs for July 16-28, as released to the public. CSD Security edits the logs to remove names and specific addresses before releasing the information. Read more »

ETC show will be a jukebox of classic rock

Long Time

Long Time's show focuses on Boston but offers the best of classic rock too.

Talk about classic rock.  Saturday night’s ETC show at Lake Clementia Amphitheater will bring you the best music of Boston -- and Journey and Foreigner and Styx and Kansas and Led Zeppelin and Thin Lizzy and more. The show, featuring the band Long Time, begins at 8:30 p.m. Read more »

Relay for Life raises nearly $100,000

Final lap

Red square Photo gallery: 42 photos of participants and the event Saturday morning

Relay for Life teams took their last lap around the Stonehouse Park track Sunday morning after learning the 24-hour event had raised almost $100,000 for the American Cancer Society. ART Inc. was recognized as the top fundraiser among the 18 teams with $27,455, and Caleigh Cookson, a junior participant, was honored as the top individual fundraiser, raising close to $5,000. Information about the fundraiser is available on the Relay for Life web site. Read more »

Grass fire on Jackson Road doused quickly

South Course fire

[Updated 4:25 p.m.] Firefighters responded quickly to a small grass fire along Jackson Road Saturday afternoon. The fire, reported just before 3 p.m., was being mopped up 40 minutes later. The blaze burned along Jackson Road and scorched a stretch on the South Course's 15th Hole. Rancho Murieta Security helped direct traffic in the area, which was reduced to one lane by the firefighting operation.

Large fire is burning in Amador County

The smoky smell we've been experiencing since midnight is due to a fast-moving fire on the county line between Amador and El Dorado counties. Hundreds have been evacuated, and more than 1,300 acres have burned.  More from KCRA  |  More from sacbee

A midsummer night's bike ride

Pump track

Dozens of cyclists and spectators turned out for a first-ever night event at the Riverview Park pump track Friday. The event ran from 8 to 10 p.m., and was organized by the volunteers who built the park and the Boy Scouts.

Learning to live life and face death

James Abshire

Dr. James Abshire: "I believe that I am one of the most happy and confident cancer patients around."

James Abshire will be setting up shop Saturday at the Relay for Life, providing copies of his book “Live, Love, and Let Go: A Doctor’s Insightful Approach to Living and Dying” to raise money for the American Cancer Society and to talk about the message of his book. A doctor for more than 20 years, Abshire has seen patients deal with life and death issues. “They were struggling in ways that I couldn’t adequately address in the short time of a doctor’s visit,” he explained recently at the Murieta North home where he and his wife, Caryl, have raised their four children. Read more »

Mountain lion spotted near Lake Clementia

Mountain lion

A mountain lion sighting was reported in the Lake Clementia area earlier this week, according to Security Chief Greg Remson. Patrol officers checked the area after a witness described seeing a mountain lion cub on the east side of Lake Clementia Monday evening about 7:30 p.m., but did not see the animal, Remson reported in an email. Read more »

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