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

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

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Johnson-Springview Dog Park Closed Through July 29

The RRUFF Dog Park at Johnson Springview Park will be closed Tuesday, July 16, and will reopen Tuesday, July 30, as we complete the sanitation process due to recent reports of kennel cough. Thank you for your patience and assistance in keeping all dogs who use this park safe and healthy.

For more information on kennel cough, please contact your veterinarian or visit the AKC website

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Roundabout at Rocklin and Pacific Takes Steps Forward

On Tuesday, July 9, the Rocklin City Council approved two resolutions related to the traffic roundabout planned at the current intersection of Rocklin Road and Pacific Street. The resolutions provided approval for needed changes to the roundabout’s design and authorized Rocklin staff to begin discussions with property owners to purchase the small amount of privately-owned surrounding land needed to build the roundabout.

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Scavenger Hunt Photo Contest Part of Parks and Recreation Month in July

The City of Rocklin recognizes July as “Parks and Recreation Month” and encourages residents to discover the power of play and adventure within the City’s expansive park system.

To get people out and exploring, the City recently launched the “Capture Rocklin” scavenger hunt photo contest, with 40 photo goals for the public to find throughout the City including “animal tracks,” a “California State Poppy,” and “Joel Parker Whitney’s Tomb.”

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Rocklin named the 7th Best California City to Live In by Business Site

The City of Rocklin was recently ranked as the 7th best California city to live in, according to the business website chamberofcommerce.org. 

The site ranked a total of 2,509 qualified cities (those with populations above 25,000 and enough data for analysis) by five factors: employment (number of establishments, median earnings); housing (owner-occupied housing with a mortgage, monthly housing costs); quality of life (work commute, poverty levels); education (percentage with a bachelor’s degree or higher); and health (obesity ratios).

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Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget Prioritizes Residents and Responsibility

The Rocklin City Council adopted a balanced Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget on Tuesday, June 25, with $72,714,500 listed in operating expenses and $12,944,500 for capital expenditures.

This budget is fiscally responsible and represents a sound operational plan for the upcoming year. Although the City anticipates the local economy will continue to be strong through June 2020, Rocklin is taking a conservative approach by controlling service expansion and expanding reserves where possible.

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Rocklin Wall of Recognition – Call for Nominations

The City of Rocklin was built on a granite foundation by people, businesses and organizations dedicated to the betterment of the community. Help the City recognize those who have helped shape the character of Rocklin and submit your nomination for the 2019 Wall of Recognition today.                            

Nominations are due by Friday, August 9 and can be submitted online at https://www.rocklin.ca.us/wall-recognition.

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Rocklin Focused on Fire Safety

The City of Rocklin is fortunate to have designated open space lands throughout its limits, adding to the beauty and character of the area. The open space, often including dry grasses and other vegetation, also increases the community’s fire risk and calls for focused attention to fire safety by public and private landowners.

Rocklin residents and property owners play a key role in preventing wildfires by keeping grasses and other vegetation on their property trimmed to standards.

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New Plaque Reminds Rocklin of Its Railroad Roots

The railroad tracks running through the heart of the City of Rocklin are often viewed as an annoyance due to the intermittent noise and traffic delays caused by locomotives.

On Saturday, May 11, the Rocklin Historical Society posted a plaque at the Rocklin train station as a permanent reminder  that the railroad should be respected as a key part of Rocklin’s history and likely the main reason this area was first settled.

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Funds Awarded to Non-Profits Benefiting Local Community

The City of Rocklin receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the form of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) each year. The funds are used, in part, to assist residents with securing decent housing, benefit the elderly, and expand economic opportunities for those of low and moderate incomes.

On Tuesday, April 22, the Rocklin City Council resolved to award a total of approximately $53,000 in CDBG funds for Fiscal Year 2019/2020 to four local non-profit organizations serving the people of Rocklin.

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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.