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

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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.

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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.

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Information on Weathering the Storm

Strong winds and rain are forecasted through Wednesday through Thursday morning, with wet weather continuing into Friday. The heavy rains and wind have the potential to cause power outages, fallen trees, localized flooding and snow in the Sierras.

The City of Rocklin is prepared to address issues on streets and roads caused by potential fallen trees or clogged storm drains and encourages residents to monitor the situation at home and in their neighborhoods.

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City Council Approves Strategic Plan

Rocklin Strategic Plan - Adopted Jan 2019

Thank you for your interest in the City of Rocklin’s Strategic Plan.

City leadership is dedicated to providing Rocklin residents with an exceptional quality of life, while maintaining our small-town sense of community. As the chief executive officer of the City, I supervise operations, direct departments and services, and enforce the laws and policies as adopted by the City Council. To help us prudently manage resources and serve the people of Rocklin, the City Council and staff recently updated the City’s strategic plan that guides department operations and projects.

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Steve Rudolph

Steven P. Rudolph Appointed Rocklin City Manager

The Rocklin City Council on May 8 voted unanimously to appoint Steven P. Rudolph as Rocklin’s next city manager. Rudolph’s contact runs through June 30, 2023 and includes a base salary of $228,000, which is comparable to city manager salaries in the region. The complete benefits package can be found at rocklin.ca.us.

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Wall of Recognition Honors Rocklin Contributors
November 1, 2018

Roy Ruhkala, the patriarch of the Rocklin Ruhkalas at over 90 years old, was front and center with multiple generations of his family at the unveiling of the Rocklin Wall of Recognition on Nov. 1 at Peter Hill Heritage Park. The Ruhkalas were joined by two other groups of honorees whose accomplishments were etched on the wall, including representatives of the Rocklin Public Safety Volunteers and former long-time Rocklin City Manager Dr. Carlos Urrutia and his family.

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Rocklin Ranked the Best Place to Raise a Family in Placer County

The City of Rocklin was recently named the Best Place to Raise a Family in Placer County based on research by Niche.com, a website that ranks cities, neighborhoods and schools in various categories.

The Best Places to Raise a Family ranking takes into account factors including safety, access to family amenities, affordability and schools, with much of the data sourced from the U.S. census or Niche’s own research.

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Rocklin Requests Caltrans Move Night Demolition Work on the I-80/Hwy 65 Improvement Project to a Daytime Schedule

Caltrans, in coordination with the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency, is leading construction of phase one of a $50 million Interstate 80/Highway 65 Improvement Project with the goal of alleviating traffic congestion along the corridor.

Overnight demolition work of a concrete barrier on the northern section of the Hwy 65 viaduct near the City of Rocklin recently began, causing excessive construction noise and impacting surrounding residents.