The Turkey Trot and visiting with Santa

Thursday morning at 8 there's the Turkey Trot, and we have it on good authority that at 6 p.m. Friday Santa Claus is coming to town. Read more »

Getting ready for the holidays


Rancho Murieta Association workers were out in the rain Tuesday morning putting up holiday decorations, working here on Murieta Parkway. The RMA shared the news that holiday lights on the gates will go up the week of Dec. 7.

Fifth Turkey Trot is Thursday morning

As you get ready for turkey Thursday, you can participate in Rancho Murieta’s fifth annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, which starts at 8 a.m. at Stonehouse Park. You’re invited to run, trot, stroll, bike, board or skate the 5K. The suggested donation, $10 per family, goes to Fisher House Foundation. And there’s family flag football immediately after.

Sharing with children who aren't as fortunate

Pack 633

MessageFriday night, the boys of Cub Scout Pack 633 renewed an annual tradition, boxing up holiday presents for poor children in other countries. First they constructed the shoebox-sized gift boxes, puzzling over the process as much as any parent on Christmas Eve, then they went down a line and selected toiletries, school supplies, candy and toys and put together boxes for boys and girls. (One mother, looking at the box her son put together, was heard telling him, "That's not a box for a girl!") Then the boys wrote notes to the recipients, sometimes with the help of dad or mom.

McElhany, Shelton win RMA board seats

RMA winners

Randy JencoTwo new Rancho Murieta Association directors, Larry Shelton, left, and Cheryl McElhany, are congratulated by Richard Silvis, the inspector of elections, after being sworn in at Thursday night’s 20-minute RMA annual meeting. McElhany finished first in the election, with 595 votes, followed by Shelton with 547 and John Van Doren with 376. Silvis said the quorum – the required minimum of ballots – was only achieved late Thursday morning. Right, Jim Moore, board president, presents a desk set to outgoing Director Randy Jenco, who served two board terms. Also leaving the board because he has served the maximum two terms is Director Tom Landwehr, who was not present. Moore listed some of the RMA’s accomplishments in the last year, including construction of the North Gate, getting the county to commit to Stonehouse Road improvements, building a floating dock on Laguna Joaquin and rebuilding the tennis courts at Riverview Park (and striping them for pickle ball).

Red at night, sailor's delight...


Taking its cue from our turning trees, Thursday's sunset was a spectacular light show.

Will RMA pay CSD to staff an Escuela gate?

[Change made Nov. 19] The Rancho Murieta Association board at Tuesday night's meeting discussed the possibility of paying the Community Services District to staff a new entrance-exit gate on Stonehouse Road. The board also discussed new holiday lights at the gates and the need to get another 66 ballots in before Thursday night’s annual meeting. Read more »

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