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Rocklin’s Chinese-American Legacy (Part 2)

Rocklin’s Chinese-American Legacy (Part 2)
How Chinese Americans Built California and the History of Violence They Encountered

In the previous article in this series, we explored the role of California’s Chinese population in the history of the West, including the building of the Transcontinental Railroad and the development of agriculture in the Central Valley and Rocklin’s Whitney Ranch.

California’s Chinese population was instrumental to much of what made California successful, but constantly faced discrimination and prejudice. In the 1870s, these Anti-Chinese feelings would escalate into a wave of violence across the state, leading to the destruction of Rocklin’s Chinatown.

Alan Wing

2023 Ruhkala Community Service Awards Honorees Recognized by City Council

The Rocklin City Council held a special presentation for the 2023 Ruhkala Community Service Award Winners at the May 9 City Council meeting and honored them with an awards reception.

This year’s honorees have been involved in decades of volunteerism, helping veterans and students in need, promoting education, leading youth sports, and honoring Rocklin’s library.


SWRA Master Plan Outline

City Council received a presentation from the Parks & Recreation Director Kevin Huntzinger, and representatives from Melton Design Group on the proposed master plan for the Sunrise Whitney Recreation Area (SWRA). The 184-acre unused land, formally the Rocklin Golf Club, was purchased by the City in 2018. On April 26, 2022, City Council approved the master plan contract with Melton Design Group for SWRA in order to ensure the area is developed appropriately.


College Park Project Final Environmental Impact Report
Scheduled Planning Commission Public Hearing Date: November 15, 2022

The Rocklin Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 15, at 6:30 p.m. at 3970 Rocklin Rd. to discuss the College Park Project proposed entitlements and Final Environmental Impact Report.


Community Shows Enthusiasm for SWRA Master Plan Concepts
Approx. 175 People Attended Sept. 12 Meeting

The City of Rocklin held a public meeting to share initial ideas and proposed amenities for the Sunset Whitney Recreation Area master plan on Monday, Sept. 12 at the Rocklin Event Center.

The evening featured a formal presentation outlining the current iteration of plans along the main corridors of the SWRA, including a central area for activities currently labeled “The Hub,” a new park space near Sunset Blvd. on the west side of the SWRA, and more passive recreation proposed on the east side.

Article By Warren Jorgensen, Community Recognition Commissioner

City Accepting Nominations for Wall of Recognition
Former Mayor George Magnuson Reflects on Volunteerism

George Magnuson was one of the City’s longest-serving City Councilmembers, a volunteer firefighter, and community activist. He recently recalled the feeling of pride he took from in being a volunteer and that he was pleased to see a spotlight shined on the many others who give back when the “Public Safety Volunteers” were included in the first group of honorees to be inscribed on the Wall of Recognition in 2018.


Leading Life-Science Company CPC Scientific Locates U.S. Manufacturing in Rocklin

Rocklin, Calif. – CPC Scientific Inc., a leading global synthetic peptide production company that helps bring life changing therapeutics and diagnostics to market, has chosen Rocklin, CA, as the location of its new U.S.-based manufacturing site. The company will initially bring with them up to 50 high-quality life-science and manufacturing jobs.


State of the City 2022 Highlights Economic Development and Business Growth

The Rocklin Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2022 State of the City breakfast at the Rocklin Event Center on June 23.

The morning was highlighted by Mayor Bill Halldin’s State of the City Address, where he covered key topics including ways the City will use its American Rescue Plan Act funds to support economic recovery from COVID-19; new businesses operating now or planned to open, major development projects across the City and more. 


Take Note Troupe Delivers Rousing Shakespeare In The Park Performances
See photos and video recap

Last week, Take Note Troupe took the stage at Quarry Park Amphitheater for multiple live performances of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The cast powered through warm weather with outstanding comedic and dramatic performances and had a great crowd to cheer them on. The shaved ice truck was present to cool everyone down and even pets joined the evening’s festivities. 


What is RHNA and how does it affect Rocklin?
City Corner Series

City Corner series graphic, featuring an image of a subdivision under construction with the series logo in white, reading "City Corner: Regional Housing Needs Allocation"

The Regional Housing Needs Allocation, or RHNA, is a report that assesses housing needs for each region of California. Using demographic population information, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) calculates the housing needs across the state and works with local councils of government to determine how many new housing units must be planned in each region to meet growth of households in all income levels. This process is repeated every eight years.


Online Residential Permit Guide Now Available

City of Rocklin constituents planning a residential construction project now have access to an online permit guide to assist with the City’s permitting process.

The easy-to-use tool can be found at and includes a step-by-step outline of the process that will be needed to obtain the correct building permit.

Topics covered include everything from bath and kitchen remodels, to home additions, to building an entire single-family residence.

.JPG File of Roundabout Frequently Asked Questions Sheet

Rocklin Rd. and Pacific St. Roundabout Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the total projected cost of the project and how is it funded?

The project is 100% funded by the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Federal Grant, awarded to construction contractor George Reed for$4.46 million. No local funds are being used.

2. When will construction be complete?

The contractor has 180 working days to complete the project. With the official start on April 18, 2022, the project is scheduled to be completed by Jan. 5, 2023.


‘City Corner’ to Highlight Policy and Legislation

City Corner Graphic focused on the Ca Housing Accountability Act housing construction in background

Understanding new legislation and how the rules and regulations of local, state and federal government affect your daily life can be complicated and time consuming.

What recent laws are affecting how housing is being planned in your neighborhood? What is the process potential development projects must go through before being approved and built? How is zoning and land use evolving to meet the needs of today’s businesses and residents?

Illegal garage sale sign

Information on Garage Sales and Signs in Rocklin

The season for garage sales is approaching but before putting out those treasures for browsing, the City encourages residents to know the rules.

A permit is not required in order to have a garage sale in Rocklin; however, guidelines are in place to maintain the integrity of the community. We trust that residents understand the necessity to keep Rocklin clean, uncluttered, and safe through the education and enforcement of the Rocklin Municipal Code.