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Article By Alyssa Mielke, City of Rocklin
Hope Ithurburn, Rocklin City Clerk

Hope Ithurburn Appointed as Rocklin City Clerk

Hope Ithurburn was appointed as Rocklin’s city clerk after City Council unanimously approved her four-year employment agreement on March 10. Her appointment was effective March 14.

Ithurburn most recently served as Rocklin’s interim city clerk and the deputy city clerk.

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Rocklin PD now Offers Online Non-Emergency Crime Reporting

Due to the rapidly evolving circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and as an additional convenience to the public, the Rocklin Police Department now offers an online reporting option for the following list of non-emergency incidents where a suspect is not known:

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Rocklin Homepage Gets Refreshed Look
Improvements based on analytics

Mockup of the new Rocklin homepage, showing several computer and mobile devices with screens of the city's new home page.

The City of Rocklin homepage at www.rocklin.ca.us has been redesigned to provide better improved access to the information used most by Rocklin residents, businesses and stakeholders.

The changes include a new “Get Started” menu at the top of the page, a streamlined “What’s Happening” news and events section, and more.

A detailed analysis of how web visitors interacted with the current homepage was conducted and update decisions were based on the data collected.

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Council Meeting Recap – March 10
Wi-Fi in the Parks, Sunset Station Development, and Economic Development

Wi-Fi in the Parks

The City of Rocklin negotiated a new agreement to continue providing free Wi-Fi at all five community parks with Wave Broadband LLC. The parks include Johnson-Springview, Kathy Lund, Margaret Azevedo, Twin Oaks Park, and Whitney.

City analytics show that over 22,000 people logged in and used the amenity last year between August 2018 and August 2019. The free service benefits everyday park users and youth sports leagues and their patrons.

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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.

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.

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.