CSD board meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday

The Rancho Murieta Community Services District board of directors holds its monthly meeting Wednesday at the CSD Administration Building. Action items include an amendment to the general manager's contract and expenditures for the wastewater reclamation plant and Cantova sewer lift station. The open session begins at 5 p.m. The agenda is available here

Longtime nurse Theresa Weaver dies at 63

Theresa WeaverServices will be held Saturday for Theresa Weaver, a longtime nurse in the Sacramento area and a Murieta resident for the last four years. She died Thursday at 63. From the family's obituary for Theresa: "Theresa was a bunco babe, soccer player, golfer, legendary cookie baker and lover of all things chocolate. Her biggest joys were spending time with her family and friends and attending events with her wonderful grandchildren, who constantly filled her heart with happiness." Read more »

Working with horses at Paradise fire scene

Stalls

TrailerMurieta Equestrian Center owner Carol Anderson Ward and the West Coast Equine Foundation have dispatched a trailer with equipment and crew to build 60 portable stalls for injured horses evacuated from the Camp Fire area. The stalls will be built at the Butte County Fair Grounds in Gridley, the groups announced Monday. The two organizations are working with the Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners, which has dispatched its new emergency response trailer to Gridley, so it can serve as a veterinary base. The trailer will be sent to future emergencies as needed. Also participating in the effort is the North Valley Animal Disaster Group. (Click for larger images)

Annual Turkey Trot will happen Thursday

After some uncertainty, the community's annual Turkey Trot will take place on Thanksgiving Day after all. The run, which starts at the Gazebo parking lot at 8:30 a.m., will benefit victims of the Camp Fire. Cash and gift card donations are welcome. This year's run – which happens rain or shine – was made possible at the last minute by the Rancho Murieta Optimist Club and Melinda Martel.

A tree sprouts on the RMA lawn

Christmas tree

Rancho Murieta Association workers Vince Carrillo, left, and Mark Kitchener were midway through assembling a keynote holiday decoration on the RMA Building's lawn Monday afternoon. The job will be completed Tuesday, they said, and the Christmas tree will be lighted when the community's other holiday lights go on, later this week. (Click for larger image.)

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