Bald eagles bring wilderness to your backyard


Many of you have shared terrific shots of bald eagles at our back lakes, but here's a first: A terrific photo of bald eagles taken ... at Laguna Joaquin. Andrew Robison took this Friday morning on the lake, behind Carreta Lane. Robison said he has seen fish carcasses beneath the tree, so maybe the eagles are feeding on the lake's carp.

Ice cream truck opens Murieta's summer

Ice cream truck

TruckKids lined up for ice cream at Riverview Park at lunchtime Saturday. Alicia Correia, right, tended the sales window. 

For the fourth year, the Optimists kicked off summer by sending an ice cream truck all over Rancho Murieta on Saturday, charging kids a quarter for ice cream and asking adults for a donation. It was a big hit -- a sellout, in fact. 

It started at 11 a.m. on the South, with Optimist Alicia Correia handling sales. When sales ended, after 3 p.m., 530 frozen treats had been handed out, Correia said.

North Gate report: Lago will be open Tuesday

Despite hopes that the Lago turn would be open this week, the Rancho Murieta Association weekly report on the North Gate project says that won't happen until Tuesday. Weekly reports from the beginning of the project are available here.

Week 28 – Week ending May 22

  • Construction on the gate house and road are complete. 
  • CSD is finalizing the programming on the three Lago gates.  This programming will be complete by Tuesday, May 26.
  • When the left hand turn lane for Lago Drive opens, it will be for bar coded vehicles only.  Residents should inform their guests and vendors that they will need to go through the gate house visitor lane.

Memorial unveiling to honor CRES teacher

Ronelle Miller Findlay

A memorial to longtime teacher Ronelle Miller Findlay will be unveiled 1 p.m. Thursday at Cosumnes River Elementary School. Everyone is invited to attend. Mrs. Miller Findlay died last month at age 55.

Trash 'n' Treasure coming up May 30

Trash ‘n’ Treasure, the community’s annual yard sales, take place May 30 -- at Murieta Village and Cosumnes River Elementary School. Read more »

CSD to hold four community meetings on water

The Community Services District will hold four community meetings to discuss concerns regarding water in Rancho Murieta:

  • Thursday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at the CSD Building
  • Tuesday, June 2 at 7 p.m. at the Rancho Murieta Association Building
  • Saturday, June 6 at 10 a.m. at the CSD Building
  • Saturday June 13 at 10 a.m. at RMA Building

CSD leaders will discuss where your water comes from as well as drought and development impacts to your water supply, state drought mandates, the water treatment plant project, use of reclaimed water and answers to frequently asked questions.

Annual flag retirement ceremony is Monday

Members of Boy Scout Troop 633 will retire worn and tattered U.S. Flags on Monday at Lake Calero starting at 6:30 p.m. This is the 11th annual Memorial Day flag retirement conducted by Troop 633, which is sponsored by the local Kiwanis. Piper Chuck Jamison will accompany the retirement ceremony. You can drop your worn and unusable flags at the Business Center or Ace Hardware in Murieta Plaza.

RMA reacts warily to CSD gate policy

Rancho Murieta Association directors reacted warily to a Community Services District proposal to take over control of the community’s gate policy, including issuance of bar codes for cars and golf carts. Also discussed at Tuesday night’s RMA meeting: replacing the wall at the entrance to Murieta South, golf carts on the community’s paths and the constant disappearance of bags used to pick up dog poop. Read more »

Of swans, quails and little goats' tails

Swans and babies

Bill (Birdman) Gengler has been making the rounds, and he has the nature shots to prove it. First up: An update on the rapidly growing mute swan babies. "Must be from all the seaweed/pondweeds they are are sharing with their parents at Bass Lake," he writes. Read more »

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