Day 1 is a mixed bag for North Gate project

North Gate

What's usually Murieta Parkway's outbound lane will handle two-way traffic for the next four to six weeks. Thursday saw problems with people picking up kids after school.

North Gate construction work got under way for real Thursday, and the temporary traffic changes helped attract a crowd of 50 Murietans to a town hall meeting on the project.  The town hall meeting went well, while the first rush-hour traffic at the gate got mixed reviews. Read more »

Reminder from Security: Call guests in

With the start of the North Gate project, Security asks us all to remember to call in guests.  This will help traffic move through the gate. To phone in guests for the North Gate, call 354-3742.

Questions and answers on halfway house

The Rancho Murieta Association turned over its October board meeting to GEO Reentry Services for a half-hour presentation on the company’s proposal to lease the Boys Ranch facility from Sacramento County to serve as a halfway house for federal offenders. The Boys Ranch facility is located on Scott Road about five miles north of Jackson Road. Read more »

Lago Drive will be closed four to six weeks

Lago Drive

Lago Drive will be closed in both directions as part of the North Gate project.

[Updated Oct. 28] The first impact of the North Gate project is about to arrive.  Starting Thursday, and lasting four to six weeks, Lago Drive will be closed to all traffic from the Gazebo to Murieta Parkway, the Rancho Murieta Association announced Monday. Read more »

Taking part in last blood drive of 2014

Blood Drive

Murietan John Arellano, assisted by R.N. Christina Rodriguez, was among the donors at Monday's quarterly Women's Club blood drive at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church on Cantova Way.  Donors receive gifts for giving blood.  This time they received a $2 coupon from Go Fore Pizza and BloodSource rewards that can be redeemed for a variety of items.  The next blood drive will be Jan. 26.

A blast from our musical past


The Rat Pack was back Saturday night as the Dean-O-Holics packed the Murieta Room of the Country Club and turned it into a Vegas club from the '60s with songs, repartee and even a visit from Marilyn Monroe. The show was the finale to this year’s Entertainment, Theatre and Culture concert series. Information about ETC, a volunteer organization that provides entertainment events for Rancho Murieta, is available here.

Van Vleck thinks Sunday's traffic will be better

Saturday’s Spartan Race at the Van Vleck Ranch, east of Rancho Murieta, was a traffic disaster for the area.  When the second day of the event is staged Sunday, Stan Van Vleck thinks the situation will be better.  And he says the event will only be held on his property again if some changes are made. Read more »

Jackson Road becomes parking lot for hours


Eastbound Jackson Road was a miles-long parking lot Saturday morning.

[Updated 1:55 p.m.] An athletic event east of Rancho Murieta caused eastbound Jackson Road traffic to back up for miles Saturday morning and into the afternoon.  It finally began to improve after 1 p.m. Read more »

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