Some photos from a busy weekend

Country Club party

The Country Club's party to raise funds to re-do the Terrace Patio (which is a terrific site for parties) looked to be a big hit Sunday afternoon. There were hors d'oeuvres, drinks, music and raffles. (Click photos for larger images.)

Sometimes Rancho Murieta is a sleepy kind of place, and sometimes it's busy. This weekend it was busy. Here's a photo look at the Country Club's party, the Bike Rodeo, the Down Range music fest and the Optimist's ice cream truck. (This isn't even to mention the food trucks Sunday afternoon.) Read more »

Longtime volunteer Wayne Kuntz dies at 85

Wayne KuntzA celebration of his life will be held June 9 for Wayne Kuntz, a longtime Rancho Murieta volunteer who died May 9 at age 85. He volunteered most notably in Murieta Village, where he lived, as well as with the Community Services District and Rancho Murieta Community Church. Read more »

RMA, CSD discuss speed limits, animal issues

→ Watch video of RMA meeting (2 hours, 2 minutes)

At their May meetings, the Rancho Murieta Association and Community Services District boards discussed the effort to get Jackson Road's speed limit reduced in the Rancho Murieta area as well as the CSD's pullout from animal control services and other business. The RMA's discussion of a Village access fee was covered in a prior story. Read more »

The quickest event in all of sports

Amgen tour

The Amgen Tour of California zipped past Rancho Murieta Thursday afternoon, briefly delighting a crowd of Murietans at the South Gate intersection who had arrived on foot, in golf carts and by bike. As the race drew near, the crowd included some inadvertent spectators – motorists stopped on Murieta South Parkway to keep Jackson Road clear for the cyclists. Waiting wasn’t an issue for the children in the crowd, who thrilled to the sight of police patrol cars and motorcycles. One little girl asked her mother if it was a motorcycle and bicycle race. An advance vehicle prepared spectators for the brevity of the event by greeting everyone and encouraging them to say “whoosh.” And that pretty much described the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it sight of a hundred-plus cyclists flying by. Did you get a photo? Please share it at and we'll be happy to publish it. There's another photo here, so... Read more »

RMA board approves fee for Village access

RMA hears from Village

Linda Priseler was among the Village residents who spoke at Tuesday night's RMA meeting. (Click photo for larger image.)

The Rancho Murieta Association board voted unanimously Tuesday night to impose a $62.40-a-month fee on Village residents who want unrestricted access to RMA amenities like the parks and lakes. The board's action allowed for the possibility of negotiating a different arrangement with the Village before the fee takes effect on Sept. 1. Read more »


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