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Article By Alyssa Adams
Fire Chief Reginald Williams

Reginald Williams Hired as Rocklin Fire Chief

The City of Rocklin has hired Reginald Williams as Rocklin’s next fire chief, and he will begin his new responsibilities on Monday, August 3.

Williams leaves his position as assistant fire chief with the City of San José, where he oversaw 838 employees in the third largest city in California. Williams had been with San José, for 25 years, holding roles also including deputy chief, battalion chief, captain, engineer, and fire fighter paramedic.

The combination of his experience, along with his skillset and education, made him a clear choice for Rocklin.

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Rocklin Still Counts
Complete the 2020 Census Today!

With changing schedules and cancelled plans due to the coronavirus pandemic, at least one thing this year is still moving forward: the 2020 Census. Once every 10 years, all people in the United States are counted to provide critical data that helps lawmakers, teachers, and others allocate funds to communities and determine the number of seats for each state in the US House of Representatives.

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City of Rocklin logo

Candidate Filing Open Now

The next General Municipal Election for the City of Rocklin will be held on November 3, 2020, to fill three seats on the Rocklin City Council to serve four-year terms. The City of Rocklin has no term limits. City Council candidates must be 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and a registered voter residing within the City limits at the time the Nomination Paper is issued.

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Abatement on Sunset Whitney Recreation Area Structures Nearly Complete

The Sunset Whitney Recreation Area (SWRA) has become a popular place for Rocklin residents to enjoy the outdoors since the opening of the West Trails in the fall of 2019.

The trails provide a great resource for people looking to walk, bike or just get a little fresh air during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Placer County COVID-19 Update: July 7, 2020

Placer County COVID-19 Update: July 7, 2020

Some of Placer County’s COVID-19 metrics are beginning to cross state-defined thresholds for increased monitoring. This includes hospitalizations as well as the 14-day COVID-19 case rate per 100,000 residents, which today stands at 101.4, for the first time exceeding the State’s case rate threshold. While State data lags behind local data, it is likely these data points will soon be updated on the State’s county data chart.

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Impact Axe
"We're Open" Business Features

Photo of Impact Axe and Owner Kristi Torrington.

Impact Axe provides a fun indoor activity for family and friends to get together in a safe environment. The business opened early this February, and shut its doors in mid-March after being open for less than six weeks.

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Dogtopia
We're Open Business Features

Dogtopia of Rocklin offers daycare, overnight boarding, and spa and grooming services for dogs. Since opening in Rocklin last July, the business gained plenty of pet parents that use them for daycare while at work or for overnight boarding when going on vacations. When the coronavirus hit, people began working from home and cancelled their vacations. Dogtopia closed for two months from March 19 to May 19 and lost all of its regular vacation-based boarding, though boarding is expected to bounce back as people begin to travel again.

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Coronavirus Crisis Doubles Need for Meals on Wheels Volunteers

The COVID-19 crisis has shone a spotlight on just how quickly people can find themselves without food. Applications for meal delivery from Seniors First, Placer County’s only senior-focused service organization and provider of Meals on Wheels, have more than doubled in recent weeks.

Over 400 clients are served in Placer County per day through Meals on Wheels. Many of Seniors First’s volunteer delivery drivers, some seniors themselves, have been sidelined due to COVID restrictions which has dramatically increased the need for additional volunteers.

Article By Alyssa Adams

Mental Health Month: Connecting with and Supporting Others

It’s the final week of Mental Health Awareness Month, and the City of Rocklin wraps up by sharing tips from the organization Mental Health America to connect with others, virtually.

People help to enrich our lives and get us through tough times. Sometimes they know exactly how to support us, and other times, the next best step doesn’t come naturally. Here are some ways to connect with others and help those struggling with tough times.

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Keep Rocklin Running
Code Enforcement

Senior Code Enforcement Officer Ryan Taylor is helping keep Rocklin communities safe and up to code by continuing to inspect and investigate code violation reports through the coronavirus pandemic.

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Quick Resources Guide During Coronavirus Pandemic
Simple, non-comprehensive information on local resources

Download the resource guide by clicking on the following links, or view the text guide below.

Quick Resources Guide During Coronavirus Pandemic

POLICE AND FIRE

Rocklin Police and Fire service remains uninterrupted. Police and Fire front counter services are available by appointment only. Citizens are encouraged to file police reports online via rocklin.ca.us/online-crime-reports.

Article By Alyssa Mielke
One of the laser-equipped trucks

Pavement Condition Index Scanning
Laser-Equipped Trucks Take Pavement Distress Data

Rocklin is going high tech to assess the condition of City-maintained streets and plan for future improvements. On Monday, April 27, City contractors began a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) Scan, utilizing laser scanners equipped to trucks to take pavement distress data for each of the 565 lane miles in Rocklin.

The laser takes thousands of data points and compiles them to determine the overall condition of each street and lane in the City. The scan will last two to three weeks, and the data collected will inform a five-year work plan.

Article By Alyssa Mielke

Stand Up Placer’s Support during the Coronavirus Crisis

One of Stand Up Placer's Housing Team packs groceries for those in need.

The coronavirus has made it more difficult than ever for domestic violence survivors to leave their abusers due to financial instability and the quarantine. Stand Up Placer has modified available services to best serve those who need them.

Article By Alyssa Mielke

Aid from the Salvation Army during the Coronavirus Crisis

Roseville Salvation Army Corps volunteers packed 240 free food boxes this week to help keep the community nourished during the pandemic.

The local Salvation Army is providing resources above their usual operations for residents in search of additional help during the coronavirus pandemic. Please contact their office or Charisse Bach, Social Services Coordinator, directly using the information below.