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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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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:

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.”

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.

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.

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PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff Information
Last Updated: 12 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29

Public Safety Power Shutoff Update (10/29 12 p.m.):

The City of Rocklin will NOT be affected by the current Pacific Gas and Electric Company public safety power shutoff event.

Residents are encouraged to visit the PG&E website for more information and answers to frequently asked questions on PSPS.

Customer Resource Centers in Placer County are scheduled to open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily for the duration of a shutoff. CRCs will be located at:

  • Gold Country Fairgrounds, Auburn
  • McBeam Pavilion, Lincoln
  • Canyon View Assembly Church, Foresthill
Article By Alyssa Mielke

Quarry Park Amphitheater Is a Little More Green

After four seasons of incredible concerts, the recent addition of a permanent green room behind the Platinum Living Amphitheater (PLA) at Quarry Park allows for more and even better events.

The new green room— which is actually painted red to match current theme—features two bathrooms, three private rooms, and a sitting room that binds it all together. The layout enables multiple acts to have private space, leading to more relaxed talent and an improved experience for guests.

Article By Alyssa Mielke

Code Enforcement Cares: Volunteers Clean Up Local Property

Uninhabitable: That was what a local property was deemed by the Rocklin Building Department after a recent fire. On top of that, City Code Enforcement staff was obligated to file a number of violations after seeing preexisting junk and debris that covered the rear yard. Maybe the most concerning aspect of the situation was that the property owners did not have the resources to address the problems and needed help.

Article By Alyssa Mielke

Accessibility and Utility Upgrades at Johnson-Springview Park

Johnson-Springview Park was recently upgraded to better serve residents who frequently use the park and its facilities, and more improvements are underway. Ten new handicap spaces in the parking lot were completed in June after the need for additional ADA parking was identified. Every new space allows for senior and disabled residents to better access Johnson-Springview and its facilities.