Swarm of official vehicles at Country Club

Copter at tournament

No, it wasn't a fire, just a golf tournament that brought fire and police vehicles -- and Metro Fire's Copter 2 -- to the Country Club Friday morning.  The tournament benefitted the Sacramento Metro Public Safety Foundation, which helps community development projects of regional police, fire and rescue agencies.

Newsstand: Kiwanis Kronicle, September 2014

Kiwanis logo

Here's the September issue of the Kiwanis Kronicle, the monthly publication of the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta. There is coverage of past events (July 4 breakfast, for one) and upcoming events (Music Mike, Blues and Brews) in the 24-page issue. Read more »

Brush fire erupts near Yellow Bridge

Brush fire

Firefighters responded to a brush fire between the Yellow Bridge and the first hole of the South Course late Wednesday morning. The fire charred a utility pole and an area Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District Battalion Chief Charles Jenkins estimated at 50 by 30 feet. Sac Fire and Cal Fire officials are not ruling out "a suspicious type fire," Jenkins said, noting there have been multiple fires in the vicinity of the golf courses in the past several years. Jenkins asked anyone who observes suspicious behavior to call the arson tip line at (916) 859-3775.

What it feels like to be odd bird out


Bill (Birdman) Gengler checks in with a photo: "The white pelicans have arrived again and are sharing the lake next to the Equestrian Center on Jackson Road with a few geese.  This is a once-a-year visit to Rancho Murieta during their travels to the ocean.  As you can see, they love to hang together even when they are fishing for food.  And of course you can see that their beaks can hold more than their belly can!  Have a wonderful Rancho Murieta Day."

RM will be sprayed Wednesday for West Nile

Spraying to combat West Nile virus will take place Wednesday evening in Rancho Murieta South, in the area of the drainage basin known as Lost Lake, bordered by Reynosa Drive and the South Course's 5th green. Read more »

CSD enacts mandatory water restrictions

The Rancho Murieta Community Services District board of directors voted last week for mandatory water restrictions that limit landscape watering to two days a week effective Sept. 1. The board took the action to reduce water use while one phase of the water treatment plant is shut down for construction of a new plant in its place, and to comply with a state requirement for a 20 percent reduction in water use. Read more »

A note-perfect tribute to Chicago's music

Chicago Tribute Authority

Chicago Tribute Authority first played Lake Clementia in 2009.

Chicago Tribute Authority makes no bones about it.  The band’s performance is a spot-on tribute to the music of Chicago, a band that has been making hits for nearly a half-century.  Chicago Tribute Authority will perform 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Lake Clementia Amphitheater, closing the Entertainment, Theatre & Culture summer season. Read more »

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