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Election season has arrived in Rocklin

By: Lauren Gibbs, Associate Editor
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Fall is a busy time of year in Rocklin.
 Students are back into the swing of school, there are tons of events to fill up your weekends and fall means the holidays are just around the corner. But it also means something else – it’s election time.
Election season is here
The candidates have filed and election season has begun. In Rocklin, two races have spurred many residents to run for open seats. Rocklin City Council has two open seats, while Rocklin Unified’s board of trustees has three seats available.
Last week we began our profiles on city council candidates and featured two candidates.
Our profiles will run each week and feature two candidates. To keep the content fair for all candidates, we’ve decided to run profiles in alphabetical order.
In an effort to inform the public on each candidate before Oct. 4, the first day voters can mail in their ballots, we will be running two candidate profiles every week. Each profile will give you a glimpse into the candidates – why they chose to run and what they hope to bring to the positions if elected. Hopefully the profiles will give readers some insight on the candidates, where they stand on certain issues and why they deserve your vote.
As a Rocklin resident, what are you looking for in your councilmembers and school board members? Share with us in a letter to the editor. We welcome your thoughts and views on election issues. All we ask is that you keep letters under 250 words and include your first and last names and city of residence.
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Hot Chili will fill the streets
This weekend, Pacific Street will be closed for the annual Hot Chili & Cool Cars event.
You’ll have the opportunity to listen to live entertainment, sample homemade chili and view classic cars at Saturday’s community event. The street fair draws thousands of people each year to Pacific Street in Rocklin. In our special insert, starting on page C1, you’ll get a head’s up on some of the must-see things happening at this year’s event.
And be sure to come visit us at The Placer Herald booth at the event.
For more information on Hot Chili & Cool Cars, go to www.rocklinchamber.com.