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Rocklin Wall of Recognition – Call for Nominations

The City of Rocklin was built on a granite foundation by people, businesses and organizations dedicated to the betterment of the community. Help the City recognize those who have helped shape the character of Rocklin and submit your nomination for the 2019 Wall of Recognition today.                            

Nominations are due by Friday, August 9 and can be submitted online at https://www.rocklin.ca.us/wall-recognition.

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Work to Begin June 10 to Improve Traffic at Sunset Blvd. and 3rd St.
Monday, June 10 - Monday, July 29 - 3rd St. Closure and Sunset Blvd. Lane Closures Planned

Rocklin street closure: Sunset Blvd. to Willard Way, with lane closures on Sunset Blvd., starting June 10, 2019

Work to upgrade the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and 3rd St. will begin on Monday, June 10, and is scheduled to be complete by Monday, July 29.

3rd St. will be closed between Sunset Blvd. and Willard Way for the duration of the project with no vehicle access from or to Sunset Blvd. A detour will be provided. Lane closures on Sunset Blvd. will also occur between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. for the duration of the project.

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Rocklin Focused on Fire Safety

The City of Rocklin is fortunate to have designated open space lands throughout its limits, adding to the beauty and character of the area. The open space, often including dry grasses and other vegetation, also increases the community’s fire risk and calls for focused attention to fire safety by public and private landowners.

Rocklin residents and property owners play a key role in preventing wildfires by keeping grasses and other vegetation on their property trimmed to standards.

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New Plaque Reminds Rocklin of Its Railroad Roots

The railroad tracks running through the heart of the City of Rocklin are often viewed as an annoyance due to the intermittent noise and traffic delays caused by locomotives.

On Saturday, May 11, the Rocklin Historical Society posted a plaque at the Rocklin train station as a permanent reminder  that the railroad should be respected as a key part of Rocklin’s history and likely the main reason this area was first settled.

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Funds Awarded to Non-Profits Benefiting Local Community

The City of Rocklin receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the form of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) each year. The funds are used, in part, to assist residents with securing decent housing, benefit the elderly, and expand economic opportunities for those of low and moderate incomes.

On Tuesday, April 22, the Rocklin City Council resolved to award a total of approximately $53,000 in CDBG funds for Fiscal Year 2019/2020 to four local non-profit organizations serving the people of Rocklin.

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2019 Ruhkala Award Winners

The Ruhkala Community Service Awards recognize exemplary community service efforts annually in the City of Rocklin. The awards were created to honor Roy and Peggy Ruhkala, a pair who worked for the betterment of the Rocklin community for over 40 years.

Julia Shohbozian
Youth Ruhkala Award Winner

Julia Shohbozian, winner of the 2019 Youth Ruhkala Award

Article By Alyssa Mielke

Updated Rocklin Disc Golf Course Scheduled To Host Major Tournament Next Fall

Eighteen new baskets were recently installed at the Rocklin Disc Golf Course located at Johnson-Springview Park, bringing the course up to date with the latest Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) specifications. The new targets replaced older equipment and gave the hidden-gem of a course an eagle score—the ability to host the 2020 PDGA US Women’s Disc Golf Championships.

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Extended Closure Planned in April for NB Highway 65 Off-Ramp
Construction to Close Northbound Exit to Galleria Boulevard, Stanford Ranch Road

Hwy 65 Ramp Closure

The northbound Highway 65 off-ramp to Galleria Boulevard and Stanford Ranch Road will be closed beginning at 10 p.m. Sunday, April 21, through 5 a.m. Thursday, April 25. due to expansion efforts.

Construction is set to make improvements to the Galleria Boulevard/Stanford Ranch interchange, part of the ongoing work in adding a third lane on northbound Highway 65 from Interstate 80 to Pleasant Grove Boulevard.

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Midday, Weekend Metering Coming to 3 Highway 65 On-ramps
Extended Hours Aimed at Easing Congestion on Southbound Corridor in Roseville, Rocklin

PLACER COUNTY — In an effort to relieve congestion and make merging safer for motorists, Caltrans today announced plans for midday and weekend ramp metering on a series of freeway entrances to southbound State Highway 65 in Rocklin and Roseville.

Starting Monday, April 8, the ramp meters will operate from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Currently, the ramp meters operate during the morning commute from 6 to 9 a.m. and the afternoon commute from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays.

Article By Alyssa Mielke, City of Rocklin

Run Rocklin Focused on Community

Nearly three thousand people will race near Johnson-Springview Park on April 7 for the 16th-annual Run Rocklin event, with all the proceeds benefiting local charities. Participants can choose the 5k, 12k, or half-marathon option, and there are even two free kids’ runs.

The focus of Run Rocklin isn’t on athleticism or endurance; rather, the race is a fun and healthy way for people to connect with friends and family and raise money for a good cause.

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March 12 City Council Meeting Update
City Council Approves New Adventure Park Operator, Reviews PD Annual Report, Stresses Importance of Inclusion

World Down Syndrome Day Resolution

The approval of a new operations contract for Quarry Park Adventures was the focus of discussion at the March 12 City Council meeting. A report on Rocklin Police Department statistics from the past year was also reviewed, and a special resolution was made recognizing March 21 as World Down Syndrome Day, among other items.

Article By Alyssa Mielke, City of Rocklin

Rebranded and Relocated
The Arts Council of Placer County Is Full of Opportunities

The Arts Council of Placer County (ACPC) recently chose the Hacker Lab in Rocklin as their new home, which is fitting: The space is a mesmerizing two floors of worktables, wires, wood, and ingenuity, making up a medley of unique and fascinating works in progress.

ACPC recently rebranded and has been looking for ways to better connect with local artists. This relocation places their main office in a concentrated hub of activity and a more central county location.

Article By Alyssa Mielke, City of Rocklin

Badges Pinned on Rocklin’s Newest Firefighters

Jesse Llopis and Joshua Priest stood at attention in front of their families, friends and colleagues on February 14, eager to complete the final rite of passage and become Rocklin’s newest Firefighter-Paramedics.

The men awaited their department badges in a ceremony that was the culmination of an intense six-week training academy which featured extreme mental and physical pressure. On the final evaluations just hours before the ceremony, if even one mistake was made, they would not have been hired.

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Term Sheet Approved for New Quarry Park Adventures Operator

The Rocklin City Council approved a term sheet on Feb. 12 with Adventure Operations, LLC, a subsidiary of Bonsai Design, to take over as the new operator of Quarry Park Adventures. Bonsai Design built the adventure park, is familiar with the City, and has experience building and operating other aerial courses throughout the U.S.

A formal agreement with Adventure Operations will be presented for Council ratification at the March 12 City Council meeting.