Little League 'Fall Ball' registration is open

Registration for Cosumnes River Little League’s "Fall Ball" is open. The program will offer eight two-hour training sessions on Sundays starting Sept. 9. The cost is $75 per player. This year’s program will include instruction by former Oakland A’s player Lance Blankenship. You can register at CRLL’s website.

Getting ready for a new sports field

Summerfest Field

Summerfest monumentThe new sports field at Stonehouse Park took another step toward reality Wednesday when the naming monument was placed on Escuela Drive. The Rancho Murieta Association says the field, which should open in mid-September, cost $70,163. Summerfest, the annual weekend carnival (coming Sept. 7-8), donated $68,000, of which $49,700 went to the field and $18,300 went to light the dog park. A dedication ceremony is being scheduled.

Security, pickleball are sore points at RMA

RMA crowd

An overflow crowd showed up for the August RMA board meeting. Click for larger image.

Video of the RMA meeting (3 hours, 20 minutes)

A weighty agenda, focused on security issues and pickleball, was addressed at Tuesday night’s Rancho Murieta Association meeting. A crowd of 75 dwindled to a single person by the end of the nearly 3½-hour session. Here are some of the topics addressed by the board:

  • Asking more of Security
  • CHP traffic enforcement in the community
  • Pickleball or basketball?
  • RMA-Village talks on Village access
  • Proposed 2019 projects
  • Motorcycles on the North

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Mountain lion sightings; here's some advice

Brian Rogers was crossing the wooden bridge Tuesday night, coming from South to North, when he saw this mountain lion at the river's edge on the north side. He said he snapped these phone photos and watched it for several minutes before other carts stopped to watch and the cat ambled off into the brush. (Thanks, Brian, for sharing.)

Mountain lionThere were two reports Wednesday morning of a mountain lion sighting – one from a neighbor, who shares that a cub was seen near Lake Chesbro, and the other from Security, which says a mountain lion was seen at Lake Clementia. These could be the same sighting, just told twice. Read more »

An early start makes for nice Low Net tourney

Posted by Rancho Murieta Women's Golf Club
Rancho Murieta Women’s Golf Club played a “Low Net” Tournament on the North Course Tuesday, August 14.  The early shotgun start allowed golfers to enjoy a break from the seasonally warm temperatures and hazy skies.  The tournament used normal stroke play with handicaps to determine outcome. Congratulations to all winners! Read more »

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