To our Readers, Members, and Advertisers

For 19 years, has made providing up-to-date news about our community its mission. We are a husband-and-wife team, and our priorities changed with Ralph’s recent surgery. We are now focused on the recovery process. During this break from day-to-day reporting, we ask members to continue to explore issues through the forums, post classified ads and use the extensive story archives. We will not be accepting new advertising or charging our current advertisers. We appreciate your understanding and support during this challenging time.

Karen Muldoon and Ralph Frattura 

Having coffee, and a chat, with a cop

Coffee With a Cop

Trish Mulderrig was among the Murietans who stopped at the Local Bean Monday morning to chat with officers on hand for the Sheriff's Department's "Coffee With a Cop" program. Talking with her, from left, are Hector Aguilar, a deputy sheriff; Grant Haney, our problem-oriented policing (POP) officer, and Tory Crowder, a community services officer. Present were a half-dozen officers and a couple of members of Rancho Murieta's Security department. (Click for larger image)

Four volunteer for RMA board vacancy

The Rancho Murieta Association has released the names of four people who applied to replace an association director who resigned. The four will be interviewed by the board at a special meeting Thursday night. Read more »

Easter Egg Hunt coming April 20

The Kiwanis Club's annual Easter Egg Hunt and Family Picnic is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Stonehouse Park. Read more »

Joining hands for a new baseball season

Rancho Murieta Little League opening day

Photo gallery (93 photos from the day)

The T-ball Hurricanes were joined by Tigers, Cowboys and a real live goat at Stonehouse Park Saturday for Cosumnes River Little League opening day. Rob Winter, league president, welcomed two dozen uniformed teams and thanked the volunteers who make CRLL a reality, singling out Blake Carmichael for his years of support as a manager, board member and league president. Carmichael received a memorial brick and also threw out the first pitch. Josie Viegas, a Pleasant Grove High School senior and former CRLL player, received this year’s Christina Rodness Scholarship. CRLL youth coach Jack Gignilliat was announced as the recipient of the Christopher Walters Scholarship. The scholarships honor Rancho Murieta children whose memories are enshrined on plaques at the park. Boy Scout Troop 633 raised the flag and local pilots timed a fly-by to the last strains of the national anthem, and the opening ceremony concluded with the crowd singing “Take Me Out to The Ballgame.” Next up was a hot dog lunch prepared and served by Kiwanis Club volunteers before an afternoon of playing ball. (Click for larger image)

Sue Frost: A bumpy road to road repair

Sue Frost

Posted by Sacramento County Supervisor Sue Frost
As you are undoubtedly aware, California voters went to the polls last November and voted not to repeal the “gas tax,” which is the largest tax increase in the history of California.  The gas tax is here to stay, and local roads in Sacramento County will start getting repaved later this fall. But strangely enough, even though this tax has only been in place for a little over a year, there are local governmental entities currently having discussions about how to raise even more money.  I want to take this opportunity to explain to you why this is happening, and where I think we should go from here. Read more »


Scott Road is Open  
Deer Creek levels

Currently 1 traffic incidents on Murieta commuter roads

  • 12:33 PM
    Traffic Collision (No injuries)
    US50 East / Watt Ave South onramp

Traffic map: Jackson Road traffic speeds and all Sacramento incidents

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