Newsstand: Kiwanis Kronicle, April 2015

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Here's the April issue of the Kiwanis Kronicle, the monthly publication of the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta. The big story this month is the county and state shutdown of Rancho Murieta's North Gate project.  (Hint: This is the April issue, and the first day of April is, well, you know.) There's lots more in the 21-page issue. Read more »

Week 21 report on North Gate project

North Gate work report for the week ending March 27, provided by the Rancho Murieta Association:

  • The RMA logos and exterior lights were installed on the building.
  • The exterior cameras were installed on the building.
  • The sidewalks and stamped concrete on Lago Drive were poured.
  • The roofing installation continues on preludes and separators.
  • The interior of the guard house was finished.
  • The landscape installation continues.

Prior weekly reports on North Gate work are here.

Reaching across the world to help others

Kirsten Kraus

Kirsten Kraus will bring her therapy work to the children of Nepal and Tibet this week.

Later this week, Kirsten Kraus will board a plane for Nepal, a flight that will take her 7,000 miles around the world and dozens, maybe hundreds, of years into the past. She will be there to help poor, orphaned children as they receive prosthetic limbs. Read more »

Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4

Easter Egg Hunt

Your kids can get a head-start on Easter on Saturday, April 4, as Stonehouse Park is covered with hundreds of candy-filled eggs for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, staged by the Rancho Murieta Kiwanis.  But that's not all. Read more »

CSD looks at plant delay, rate increase

The Community Services District board heard reasons why the new $12.8 million water treatment plant isn’t expected to be online until October at last week's meeting. In other business, the board authorized notifying ratepayers about a “worst case” rate increase of 3.76 percent for its 2015-16 budget, approved a three-year labor agreement between the CSD and Operating Engineers Union Local 3, and approved the Rancho Murieta Association’s application for an irrigation water meter at the North Gate. Read more »

A Sunday morning made for flying

Young Eagles

It was a beautiful morning for flying, as dozens of Young Eagles found Sunday at Rancho Murieta Airport.  There were vintage aircraft, like this Piper Cub J3 from 1946, and no shortage of kids wanting a ride, including groups from the 4-H and the Young Marines. Below, Ashlynd DeBoer, 3 and Sonaya Bush, 8, have their photo taken by Trenton Hardy, 11. If you missed this one, the next Young Eagles event is set for June 28.

Young flyers

New CSD GM fields questions from Kiwanis

Darlene Gillum at Kiwanis

Darlene Gillum, the new Community Services District general manager, met with Rancho Murieta's Kiwanis Thursday night and fielded a range of questions for 35 minutes -- on development, water, the North Gate and more.  The Kiwanis evening session was part of an experiment, alternating meetings at the usual 7 a.m. time with ones at 7 p.m. Read more »

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