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Rocklin Chronicles

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One Year Ago
July 22, 2010
-- His father packs him lunch before he leaves the house and his mother brings him dinner.
All Joey Kitchens needs now is a bed at Epic Indoor Skatepark in rocklin and he would never have to go home.
Joey loves to ride his skateboard and has yet to run into a stunt that he is not willing to attempt.
His perseverance is paying off. Joey placed second in his age group at the IKON/Epic Nor Cal tournament on July 10.
Five Years Ago
July 26, 2006
-- No people can boast they are the best in the country, but recent Rocklin High School graduate Spenser Estrada can.
Estrada won the gold medal at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills conference.
15 Years Ago
July 30, 1996
-- The fight to preserve the wetlands property behind her house turned into an education in patience for Rocklin resident Carolyn Farnworth.
After two years of litigation, negotiations with developers, late night Planning Commission meetings and grassroots organizing of her neighbors, Farnworth learned that government does not follow anyone’s timetable.
40 Years Ago
July 29, 1971 -
- Precise industrial zoning was approved by the Board of Supervisors this week for more than 5,000 acres on both sides of State Highway 65 between Roseville and Lincoln.
The board was unanimous in its action, but members voiced the hope Assessor Frank Chilton’s staff does not start a wholesale jackup of property appraisals.
Paula Mooney uses back issues of the Placer Herald to compile the Chronicles.