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Article By Alyssa Mielke

Updated Rocklin Disc Golf Course Scheduled To Host Major Tournament This 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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Apply To Become Rocklin’s Youth Commissioner
High School Senior to Serve July 2019 to June 2020

The Parks, Recreation and Arts Commission consists of five commissioners and one Youth Commissioner. The Parks, Recreation and Arts Commission advises and makes recommendations to the City Council on matters regarding the long-term planning, acquisition and/or development of parks, open space and trail systems and on works of art considered for acquisition by the City.

The Parks, Recreation and Arts Commission holds its regular meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

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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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Rocklin Ranked 16th-Safest City in California by Safety Website
Rocklin PD Annual Report Also Shows Reduction in Crime

Rocklin continues to be not only one of the safest cities in the region, but in the entire state, based on statistics compiled internally and by national third-party safety organizations.

Rocklin was recently named the 16th-safest city in California by the website SafeWise, which looked at rates of violent crime and property crimes in more than 228 California cities.

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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.

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New Operator Chosen for Quarry Park Adventures

The Rocklin City Council approved Adventure Operations, LLC, an affiliate of Bonsai Design, LLC, as the new operator of Quarry Park Adventures at the March 12 City Council meeting. Bonsai Design built Quarry Park Adventures so the company is familiar with the Park and with the City.

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Rocklin Recognizes World Down Syndrome Day

The City of Rocklin is proud to join the United Nations and people around the globe in recognition of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, 2019. A resolution and special presentation will be made at the March 12 Rocklin City Council meeting.

World Down Syndrome Day was created to celebrate the lives of people with Down syndrome and to make sure they have the same freedoms and opportunities as everyone else.

“We all face challenges, but as a community, we can work together to help each person reach their fullest potential and contribute to society using their own unique skills and talents,” Rocklin Mayor Joe Patterson said.

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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City of Rocklin files lawsuit against Legacy Family Adventures for fraud and breach of contract related to Quarry Park Adventures

The City of Rocklin (City) today filed a lawsuit in Placer County Superior Court against former Quarry Park Adventures (Park) operator, Legacy Family Adventures (LFA), and David Busch. The lawsuit alleges fraud, negligent misrepresentation and breach of contract, among other claims.

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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.

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New Operator Proposed for Quarry Park Adventures

The Rocklin City Council will consider Adventure Operations, LLC, an affiliate of Bonsai Design, LLC, as Quarry Park Adventures’ new operator at the City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. at City Hall. Bonsai Design built Quarry Park Adventures so the company is familiar with the Park and with the City.

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City Council Discusses Residential Parking, Traffic Committee, and Open Space Management at Jan. 22 Meeting

The Rocklin City Council received a special visit from two of the three Rocklin Police Department K-9 teams at their meeting on January 22. Officer Jeremy Black and Officer Tim Sartain stopped by with their K-9 partners, Condor and Bronco respectively, and each shared how they serve the community and fight crime in Rocklin with patrol operations and illegal drug detection.

After the dogs made their way back to patrol, the Council approved a resolution to accept the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR); introduced an ordinance related to building code standards; and discussed potential action items related to residential vehicle parking, an ad-hoc traffic safety committee, and vegetation and open space management.