Stay inside, don't use mask, county advises

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Smoky skyAfter almost a week of nonstop smoky air, the prevailing wisdom has settled on a couple of bits of advice: Stay inside. Don't use a mask, either the heavy-duty N95 masks or the lighter dust masks. Here's an announcement Thursday afternoon from Sacramento County: Read more » Read more » about Stay inside, don't use mask, county advises

Stonehouse Road traffic delays next week

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Repairs to Stonehouse Road next week will mean "long wait periods," the Sacramento County Department of Transportation says. Workers will be repairing drainage ditches along the road, and it's recommended that travelers take Jackson Road to Latrobe Road to Scott Road as a detour. The work is supposed to start Monday and be done by Tuesday. (Thanks to member Betsy Guzzetta for posting the Caltrans link in the Forums.) Read more » about Stonehouse Road traffic delays next week

40+ hear talk about safety and security

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Security at Kiwanis

More than 40 people turned out for the Kiwanis Club’s meeting on security and safety issues Thursday night at the Villas. The speakers, from left, were Jeff Werblun, Rancho Murieta Security chief; Laurie Costello, Sheriff’s crime prevention specialist; Sheriff’s Sgt. Tim Wetzel and local Sheriff's volunteer Jacque Villa. The speakers urged attendees to report all crimes, which will let law enforcement know about emerging trends and maybe gain the upper hand on criminals. Wetzel said Rancho Murieta is remote, part of the department’s wide-ranging South Area, but when there’s a serious issue (“a fight, gunshots, someone breaking into our backyard, breaking into our house, something like that”) units will be dispatched from other areas as needed. Werblun reported a suspect – a Murietan – has been arrested in the theft of a pickup truck from Rancho Murieta Airport last week. The suspect was arrested by the Sacramento Police Department as he drove another stolen truck, Werblun said. Costello distributed flyers for a Women’s Safety Seminar 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the department’s Central Division, 7000 65th St., Sacramento. Click for larger image. Read more » about 40+ hear talk about safety and security

Neighborhood Watch meeting is canceled

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Due to this week’s shooting death of a Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy, the Sheriff’s Department has canceled Saturday’s planned Neighborhood Watch kickoff event in Rancho Murieta. Read more » Read more » about Neighborhood Watch meeting is canceled

Neighborhood Watch meeting set for Sept. 22

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Neighborhood WatchThe Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department will hold a Neighborhood Watch program introductory meeting at the Rancho Murieta Association Building from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Read more » Read more » about Neighborhood Watch meeting set for Sept. 22

Sheriff's Department offers tips on scams

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Village lunch

Sheriff's Detective Jeff Wallace speaks to Village residents about scams. Click photo for larger image.

A handful of representatives from the Sheriff’s Department attended Saturday’s annual gathering for newcomers – 16 this time – at Murieta Village. Fifty people enjoyed a lunch of chicken salad and strawberry shortcake, then listened and asked questions about scams and criminal activity. Read more » Read more » about Sheriff's Department offers tips on scams

Lower speeds? No. Double stripes? Yes.

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No passing zone

Double stripes and signage have been added to Jackson Road near Rancho Murieta.

The effort to impose a lower speed limit on Jackson Road between the gates is now dead, Supervisor Sue Frost’s office says, and as a result of that study, Caltrans has addressed safety concerns about another stretch of Jackson Road and made it a no-passing zone. Read more » Read more » about Lower speeds? No. Double stripes? Yes.

Land practices called threat to Sloughhouse

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After being told that Sacramento County’s approach to land around Kiefer Landfill could kill Davis Ranch and Sloughhouse’s way of life, the county Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to develop a policy that addresses the county’s commitments to that area into the future and lengthens leases for ranchers and farmers who work the buffer land around the landfill. Read more » Read more » about Land practices called threat to Sloughhouse

Big turnout for Coffee With a Cop

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Coffee With a Cop

Rick TompkinsNo, there wasn't a major crime in progress at the Local Bean Cafe Thursday morning. It was one of the Sheriff's Department's occasional Coffee With a Cop events, in which people get to meet officers and chat. There was a sizable contingent of sheriff's officers along with Sue Frost, the county supervisor who represents Rancho Murieta. The event started strong at 9 a.m. and was still going past its planned 11 a.m. closing time. Also on hand were Rancho Murieta Security Chief Jeff Werblun and Security's new sergeant, Rick Tompkins, seen at right. Read more » about Big turnout for Coffee With a Cop

Murieta Life: Bookmobile's weekly visits

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Bookmobile

Part of life in Rancho Murieta is the weekly visit by the Sacramento Public Library's Bookmobile. It stops in Murieta Village Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. This Wednesday was the start of the library's Summer Reading program, aimed at kids, and Lyla Haviland, 9, couldn't wait to get started. The Bookmobile, which draws nearly 100 visitors on a typical stop in Rancho Murieta (more than some brick-and-mortar libraries), will deliver the books you request. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about Murieta Life: Bookmobile's weekly visits

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