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Rocklin Fire Department Employees Cleared for Duty

Three Rocklin Fire Department employees are clear to return to protecting the community after being under voluntary quarantine due to potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Fire Dept. employees have not shown symptoms after responding to a call 15 days ago on Feb. 27, where the person assisted later tested positive for COVID-19 and died.

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Rocklin Fire Dept. Employees Quarantined After Exposure to Coronavirus
March 4

Three employees of the Rocklin Fire Department are in quarantine after exposure to novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The Rocklin employees were exposed after responding to a call unrelated to respiratory illness on Feb. 27. The person assisted later tested positive for the virus and died.

Placer County Public Health is actively monitoring the Rocklin employees, who are not exhibiting symptoms.

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Quarry Park Concerts 2020

Quarry Park Concerts 2020

The 2020 Quarry Park concert season is booked and will be the biggest yet with 13 shows running the gamut from rock to country to pop and more. Warrant will open the season with a blast on Saturday, April 25!

Confirmed acts include: Flock of Seagulls, Edwin McCain, Parmalee, The Tubes, Los Lobos, The Spinners, and many more with additional shows still to be added. Check ST Productions’ website  (Rocklin’s contracted concert manager) for tickets and more information on new acts.

Article By Alyssa Mielke, City of Rocklin
Goats and sheep in a field conducting managed grazing

Managed Grazing Reduces Fire Hazards, Benefits the Environment

Image showing an infographic of Rocklin managed grazing facts.

Rocklin residents with property near City-managed open spaces may have seen, or heard, approximately 1,000 four-legged visitors in the land just over their backyard fence. The goats and sheep are baaaack!

The City of Rocklin uses the animals as a cost-effective and eco-friendly way to reduce potential fire fuels in open space preserves and help keep adjacent property safe.

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Additional Funding Approved for Quarry Park Adventures at Feb 11 City Council Meeting

On February 11, the Rocklin City Council adopted a Resolution approving a financial contribution to the operation of Quarry Park Adventures in the amount of $166,000. 

The City will make four equal installment payments to Adventure Operations in the amount of $31,500 in February, March, April, and May.  In addition, the City will contribute an additional $40,000 to the City’s Short Fall Account for the Park. 

Article By Alyssa Mielke

Recognizing Rich Vallone, 2019 President of the Rocklin Public Safety Foundation

After more than 17 years of service as a police volunteer with the Rocklin Public Safety Volunteer Program and three years as president of the Rocklin Public Safety Foundation, Rich Vallone will be recognized with a resolution from the Rocklin City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

“Using his excellent people and managerial skills, Rich has been instrumental in recruiting, training, and managing members of the volunteer program,” said Mike Notolli, a former volunteer coordinator with the Rocklin Police Department.

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Avery Pocklington, 4th grade

Placer MLK Day Poetry Winners
Family March and Celebration an Inspiration

A crowd of over 200 people—families, residents, public officials, school staff and officials, volunteers, BSA scouts, and organizations—attended Placer County’s MLK Day Family March and Celebration on Monday, January 20. The event centered around a march from Johnson-Springview Park to 180 Church on Front Street, followed by a celebration at 180 Church.

With double the turnout from last year, the crowd speakers inspired the crowd by sharing Dr. King’s message of peace, love, and acceptance.

Article By Alyssa Mielke

Jaguar Dealership Joining Premium Auto Dealers on Granite Drive

The Niello Co. is expanding their Rocklin Land Rover site on Granite Drive to include a Jaguar dealership.

The project includes exterior and interior improvements to the existing 13,000-square-foot building, a new 14,000-square-foot addition, and related site work.

“The new dealership will be a welcome addition to the Granite Drive corridor in Rocklin, an area where premium auto dealerships have performed exceptionally well,” said Michael Young, Rocklin spokesperson.

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Quarry District A Hotspot on National Realty Site
RedFin lists Old Town Rocklin in Top 10 Hottest Neighborhoods

Rocklin’s Quarry District has become a gathering space for the community and visitors alike thanks to amenities like Quarry Park Adventures and Quarry Park Amphitheater.

Redfin has taken notice, putting the Rocklin neighborhood in its top 10 hottest in the nation!

Creating a community gathering space and revitalizing an area of Rocklin that was once the heart of the City more than 100 years ago has been a vision of City Council for nearly a decade. 

Article By Alyssa Mielke

Ruhkala Award Recipient Recap
Bryce Jessup—2010 Individual Ruhkala Award Winner

Bryce Jessup, the President Emeritus of William Jessup University, won the Individual Ruhkala Award in 2010 for his volunteer work, mentorship, and efforts that make a difference in the Rocklin area and around the world. Ten years later and now into his 80’s, he is still creating a positive influence in many ways on those in the community.

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.