Two die in late-night Jackson Road crash

Two people were killed, including a 47-year-old Rancho Murieta man, in a three-vehicle crash on Jackson Road 11 p.m. Tuesday. KCRA.com reports witnesses said the Rancho Murieta man's car was speeding and weaving around the road when it struck two other vehicles, one of them head-on, near Kiefer Boulevard. Sacbee.com identifies the Rancho Murieta victim as Jason Keating. See the sacbee story.  See the story at KCRA.com.

Security logs, April 20-May 1

Here are Rancho Murieta's complete Security logs for April 20-May 1, as released to the public. CSD Security edits the logs to remove names and specific addresses before releasing the information. Read more »

Greens Park advances; Security chief retires

At its monthly meeting, the Community Services District supported a plan to put the long-delayed Greens Park out to bid and considered amending restrictions on water use to allow three watering days a week. The meeting began with the announcement that Security Chief Greg Remson is retiring at the end of July. Read more »

Raley's to open Rancho Murieta store

Raley's sign

A sign confirming the news sprouted Tuesday on Murieta Drive.

Raley's plans to open a 35,000-square-foot store in Rancho Murieta, with construction slated to start late this year and completion expected in the fall of 2017. Read more »

Braiding a garland of spring

Winner

Sunday afternoon seems like the right time for a Maypole dance. Pamela Haines led the Rancho Murieta gathering on this May 1, as she has for more than 20 years. She tapped on a drumhead to provide rhythm as the participants circled the pole, over and under each other’s ribbons, producing a beautiful red, white and blue braid. Haines presented the braided ribbon to participant Chloe Hardt, 5, a first-timer who won it in a drawing. Haines said she thought it was Rancho Murieta’s best Maypole braid ever. Click the photos for larger images.

Maypole

A new dance, under the (black) lights

Black-light dance

It was time to glow Saturday evening at Cosumnes River Elementary School as the PTA staged its first mother-son dance. True to advance billing, this was not your traditional dance. For one thing, there were no wallflowers. Well, not among the boys anyway. Inspired by black lights, neon and non-stop music, for quite a while the boys dominated the dance floor with high-energy hip-hop moves while their moms looked on or danced in satellite groups. The activity level stayed high with air hockey, ping pong, Twister and other games. (Click the photo for a larger image.)

RMA addresses geese and midge-fly problems

[Brief published April 19] The Rancho Murieta Association board last week approved a low-cost effort to address problems with Canada geese at Lake Clementia and heard a report on approaches to clean the midge flies out of Laguna Joaquin. Read more »

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