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View the latest Rocklin news and access PDFs of City press releases. 

View the latest Rocklin news and access PDFs of City press releases. 

Article By Alyssa Mielke

Bigger Acts, Larger Crowds Expected at Quarry Park Amphitheater

The lights of Quarry Park Amphitheater will shine on bigger and better acts in the coming years after the City of Rocklin hired ST Productions as the new operator of the facility.

City staff anticipates the improved talent will attract larger crowds, which will not only enjoy the shows but spend their hard-earned money in Rocklin and the Quarry District, supporting local businesses.

Article By Alyssa Mielke

Janda Unanimously Appointed as Rocklin Mayor

With a unanimous vote Tuesday night by the Rocklin City Council, Councilmember Greg Janda was appointed to serve as Mayor of the City of Rocklin through December 2020. Councilmember Jill Gayaldo was also unanimously installed as the 2020 Vice-Mayor.

“It is a tremendous honor to represent the citizens of Rocklin as mayor for 2020,” Janda said. “We are a growing city of nearly 70,000, and as leaders, we need to address the concerns of all residents in a balanced way.”

Article By Alyssa Mielke

Rocklin Rotaries Donate Benches to SWRA

Two park-goers sit on one of the newly installed benches at Sunset Whitney Recreation Area

There are a few new places to sit, relax, and take in the fresh air at the Sunset Whitney Recreation Area thanks to the donation of nine benches by the South Placer and Sunrise rotaries.

“This was a great opportunity to enhance SWRA and encourage individuals to get out, exercise, and enjoy nature,” said Ken Broadway, Rocklin City Councilmember and the President of South Placer Rotary.

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Holiday Giving

The holidays are used for a time of reflection and an opportunity to give back. This year, the City of Rocklin has partnered with a variety of different groups to help you do just that!

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Is Your Business Fire Inspection Ready?
Rocklin Fire Department looks to educate business owners and increase fire code compliance

The Rocklin Fire Department is improving public health and safety through fire prevention, and will be conducting fire inspections at all businesses in the city. These inspections will provide education and information to owners and employees about fire safety with the goals of both reducing the overall fire risk faced by businesses, and protecting the vital economic assets of our community. Businesses will be notified by letter 30 days in advance of an upcoming inspection.

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about the inspections:

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Application for Community Recognition Commission

The Community Recognition Commission coordinates the Ruhkala Awards event each April and the Wall of Recognition along with other duties assigned by the City Council from time to time.

The filing deadline for this position is December 22, 2019 at 4:00 P.M.

Applicants may apply online below or by mail. Please send all paper applications to the following address: City Clerk, City of Rocklin, 3970 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA 95677.

Article By Alyssa Mielke

Rocklin Historical Society Honored at Wall of Recognition Ceremony

Hank Lohse, Rocklin Historical Society President, and his wife Nancy stand with Rocklin Mayor Joe Patterson, Councilmember Jill Gayaldo, Vice-Mayor Greg Janda, Councilmember Ken Broadway, and Councilmember Bill Halldin at the unveiling of the Wall of Recognition.

Rocklin City Council, residents, and members of the Rocklin Historical Society gathered on November 7 to celebrate the organization’s accomplishments and unveil the etching of their name in granite on the Wall of Recognition.

“Rocklin Historical Society has done an excellent job at helping us preserve the collective memory of the City,” said Rocklin Mayor Joe Patterson. “I don’t think there is anything remotely like it in the area, with all their tremendous accomplishments.”

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Rocklin Featured in Business View Magazine

The City of Rocklin was recently featured in the October 2019 edition of Business View North America. The online magazine includes features on cities across the nation, highlighting best practices in city management and economic development.

Rocklin’s story takes a closer look at redevelopment in the Quarry District,  the Sunset Whitney Recreation Area and future growth opportunities. 

Read the full story in the digital magazine format or at the Business View website links below:

Digital Magazine Feature: https://businessviewmagazine.com/digital-magazines/oct-2019/307/

Business View Website: https://businessviewmagazine.com/rocklin-california-ripe-adventure/

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Rocklin Hires New Parks and Recreation Director

Phillip Lewis has been hired as the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Rocklin and will take up his post at the Johnson Springview Park offices on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Lewis most recently served as the Community Services Director for the City of Oregon City, where he was responsible for park operations, recreation, events, open space, cemetery services, facility maintenance and more for the city of 36,000 residents.

Article By Alyssa Mielke

A Closer Look at Community Development Block Grants: Stand Up Placer’s Support for Survivors

The staff of Stand Up Placer expects to serve approximately 3,000 people by the end of this year.

Once survivors of domestic violence recognize the need to leave an abusive home, it takes an average of seven “leaves” before a survivor is finally able to make the break. One such survivor is “Hannah,” who participated in several programs with Stand Up Placer and now lives independently with her children. She credits the nonprofit with changing her family’s life and hopes to one day return as a volunteer “to carry the burdens of women still stuck” in the cycle of domestic violence.

Article by Alyssa Mielke

Second Annual Sunset Run Promises Fun

The second annual Sunset Run 5K fundraiser will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, from 4-10 p.m. at the Sunset Whitney Recreation Area (SWRA). The evening includes a run/walk at 5 p.m. and activities before and after, such as food vendors, lawn games, a DJ, and a free showing of Toy Story 4 under the stars at 6:30 p.m.

Article By Alyssa Mielke

Exceptional Fire Safety Rating Benefits City

The City of Rocklin is in the top 4.1% of the nation in fire protection, according to a recent evaluation by the Insurance Services Office (ISO).

On a scale of 1-10, with a rating of 1 denoting the best ability to respond to a fire and a 10 signaling little or no fire protection, the City was classified as a 2 on the Public Protection Classification (PPC). Only 1,800 communities in the country have this rating or higher.

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Willard Park Grand Opening Gallery

The City of Rocklin’s newest park, Willard Park, had its Grand Opening on Saturday, October 26. This all-new park features rubberized play surfacing, ramped access, musical and sensory features, and other amenities for children of all abilities. There is also a sand box, a Little Free Library, and a hard-top seating BBQ area as well as ample grass for play. The park is located at 820 Lazy Trail Drive.

Check out the photos of everyone who came to celebrate!

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October 22 Council Meeting Update

Johnson-Springview Park Splash Pad Update

Plans for a new splash pad at Johnson-Springview Park are taking shape after City Council accepted staff’s recommendation to construct a water feature similar to amenities in Kathy Lund and Whitney Community Parks.

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Rocklin Police Reminds Residents to “Take it. Lock it. Or Lose it.”
Prevent Theft from Vehicles

Theft from vehicles is one of the most common crimes in the City of Rocklin, with an average of more than one incident occurring each day. The majority of these types of thefts are from unlocked cars!

Rocklin has been recognized numerous times as one of the safest cities in California with low crime rates and proactive resident involvement. However, the sense of safety that has been built in the community sometimes leads to complacency and crimes that could be prevented.

Article By Alyssa Mielke

New Homes and Businesses Approved for Old K-Mart Site

The long-vacant former K-Mart property at the corner of Sunset Blvd. and Pacific St. will undergo an extreme makeover after City Council, on Oct. 8, unanimously approved plans for development of a mix of residential and commercial buildings.

St. Anton Communities, the developer of the project, will transform the 15.4-acre lot with 180 income-restricted workforce housing apartments, 40 single-family homes, and two commercial structures.