Community meets county supervisor hopefuls

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Sue Frost

Sue Frost, one of the candidates for county supervisor in our district, was joined by her opponent, Mike Kozlowski, in a candidates' night staged last week by Saving Our Lakes & Open Spaces, the pro-open-space community group.

[News brief published Sept. 21] Candidates hoping to win seats representing Rancho Murieta -- a potential county supervisor and candidates for the boards of the Rancho Murieta Association and Community Services District – met the community Wednesday night. About three dozen Murietans attended. Read more » about Community meets county supervisor hopefuls

Stonehouse Road won't close until Sept. 15

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The contractor handling the Stonehouse Road improvement work says the road won’t be closed to traffic until Sept. 15, several days later than the county announced earlier this week.

An announcement from Weber General Engineering said the job is projected to take 30 working days for roadway grading, drainage improvements, new asphalt paving and striping and signage. The expected completion date is Oct. 24, Weber said.

The road will be closed at Jackson Road and at Latrobe Road throughout the project, with access only allowed for emergency vehicles, the company said. Read more » about Stonehouse Road won't close until Sept. 15

Stonehouse Road work to begin Monday

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The long-awaited Stonehouse Road construction project will begin next week, the county announced Tuesday.

Starting Monday, Stonehouse Road will be closed from Jackson Road to Latrobe Road 24 hours a day until Oct. 25, the county said. Jackson Road and Latrobe Road are suggested detours.

The project, costing $551,000, will reduce the height of the hill just north of the Escuela Drive gate. Lowering the hill will create safer sight lines and allow the community to open a gate at Escuela Drive – a project that has been discussed but not budgeted or scheduled. Even without a new gate, the improved intersection could be used as a community exit for special events, like the July 4 celebration. Read more » about Stonehouse Road work to begin Monday

County candidates to meet Murieta Sept. 21

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The people running to replace Sacramento County Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan in the November election will participate in a Candidates Night 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Rancho Murieta Association Building.

Sue Frost, a Citrus Heights council member, is running against Mike Kozlowski, a Folsom architect. MacGlashan, whose district includes Rancho Murieta, announced last year that she wouldn’t seek reelection.

Sue Frost and Mike Kozlowski

An announcement for the event says local candidates for the Rancho Murieta Association and the Community Services District board elections will be present as well. Read more » about County candidates to meet Murieta Sept. 21

County says Stonehouse work will last a month

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Escuela Drive

Sacramento County says a long-planned Stonehouse Road project – lowering the hill just north of  Escuela Drive – will begin next month and close Stonehouse Road for four weeks. The work is estimated to cost $551,000. It is designed to make Escuela Drive safe for inbound and outbound traffic and allow the community to put a gate there. Read more » about County says Stonehouse work will last a month

Once again, Boys Ranch future is uncertain

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Sacramento County’s hopes of placing a horse-rescue organization in the old Boys Ranch on Scott Road won't be realized, so the county says it will search for another tenant – but the possibilities won’t include a correctional facility or halfway house.

The county says All About Equine, the nonprofit that opened discussions last year about relocating from El Dorado Hills to Boys Ranch, has decided to back out – apparently because it found a property more “move-in ready,” saving the group the cost of constructing an arena, paddocks and other facilities. Read more » about Once again, Boys Ranch future is uncertain

Mosquito infected with West Nile found in RM

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West Nile virus activity has been confirmed in Rancho Murieta with the finding of a single mosquito that tested positive for the virus in a July 19 sampling.  The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District conducted additional mosquito trapping and testing this week, according to Luz Maria Robles, public information officer for the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District. No additional findings have been reported by the agency. Read more » about Mosquito infected with West Nile found in RM

CSD alters irrigation rules, joins county panel

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In a special meeting Wednesday, the Community Services District board followed the state lead and loosened its irrigation restrictions to allow three-times-a-week landscape watering. The board also appointed a representative to a county committee on development, an appointment that followed questions about whether the meetings will be public – they won't – and a bit of wrangling over who would be named to the committee. Read more » about CSD alters irrigation rules, joins county panel

County is setting up talks on development

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As it did a decade ago, Sacramento County is facilitating meetings on Rancho Murieta development and inviting key community players to take part.

The Community Services District has called a special meeting for 5 p.m. Wednesday to appoint a board representative to the sessions, which the CSD says are expected to begin in early June. In addition to a director, the board packet for Wednesday’s special meeting says the CSD is also expected to appoint its general manager.

The packet says the stakeholder groups include the developers, local ranchers, the Rancho Murieta Association and the Saving Our Lakes & Open Spaces (SOLOS) group, which has criticized current development plans. Read more » about County is setting up talks on development

Sheriff's officers tell RM how to avoid crime

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Sheriff's meeting

Sheriff's Lt. James Barnes is a longtime Murietan. Click photo for larger image.

More than 40 neighbors attended last week’s community outreach offered by the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department. They got a number of crime-fighting tips and a peek at a new program that could help address nuisance issues in areas like Rancho Murieta. Read more » about Sheriff's officers tell RM how to avoid crime

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