Your choice: School bus stops or Scott Road?

Bus stopsThere will be meetings occurring at almost the same time Wednesday evening, and Murietans may have to choose the issue that’s most important to them: Scott Road or school bus stops. Read more »

Pera's poppies brighten our spring


The weather killed Daffodil Hill's season this year, but who needs Daffodil Hill when we have the Pera Poppies? This explosion of orange, engineered on Pera Drive by Eleanor and Stan Hunter, is a new phenomenon. Only three years ago, the Hunters say, they removed their front lawn and went with a low-water yard, including lots of wildflowers. Eleanor gathered the seeds from her backyard poppies and concentrated the effort out front, leading to this season's glories. (Click photo for larger image.)

A weekend with a handful of events

In addition to temperatures in the 80s, this weekend brings a wealth of events:

  • Saturday: Clean up after your taxes with a paper-shredding event
  • Saturday: The first FreeRock concert
  • Sunday: Run for Life Trail Run
  • Sunday: Little League’s delayed “opening day” parade
  • Sunday: Food trucks

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Caltrans says no to 45 mph on Hwy. 16

Despite requests from community organizations, the state Department of Transportation says it won’t reduce the Highway 16 speed limit from 55 to 45 mph in the Rancho Murieta area. Nonetheless, county Supervisor Sue Frost says she will look into an appeal of the decision or legislation to make it happen. Read more »

Domestic bliss, atop a Rancho Murieta tree

EagletPaul Anderson, eagle photographer par excellence, shares photos and this dispatch from Lake Clementia: "Happy to report Rancho Murieta has two large baby eagles in the nest. I was out there late Sunday. The male eagle was standing guard for most of the time I was there.  Mom flew in to the nest and shortly thereafter the male eagle flew away. Literally within two minutes of leaving the nest he flew back into the nest with dinner. I was not able to capture what he caught, but most likely a fish. Now, that’s fast food!" (Click photos to see larger images)


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