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Rocklin Chronicles: March 10

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5 YEARS AGO March 8, 2006: Council to meet on Starstream. Meeting to offer insight on cable franchise agreement – The Rocklin City Council will host a public hearing during its March 28 meeting to determine whether or not to approve a 10 year franchise agreement with Starstream Communications, Rocklin’s only cable TV service since 1981. City Manager Carlos Urrutia said the only thing triggering the look at Starstream’s operation is the approaching franchise September expiration date. “And they want to renew it,” he said. “We do not get very many complaints; in fact, we get very few.” During the “future agenda items” portion of council’s Feb. 28 meeting, City Attorney Russ Hildebrand said the staff would recommend a 10-year agreement if Starstream presents a progress report at the public hearing. “Dean Henderson, senior vice president for Starstream Communications Inc., said the company would be happy to provide a report with performance related data, such as the number of complaints it has received and response time to such complaints, the status of a system rebuild required by the present franchise agreement, public services it provides and any information it deems useful. 15 YEARS AGO March 12, 1996: Preventative efforts are also increasing – ROCKLIN-The city’s statistics for juvenile crime arrests outpaced the state and county as a whole last year. Over 40 percent more young people were arrested in Rocklin in 1995 than the year before. That compares to a .07 percent increase for the entire state and a 33 percent increase in felony arrests for the county. Rocklin authorities see several factors causing the climbing statistics. Demographics: “There are more people in the dangerous 13-28 age-group,” said Rocklin Police Lt. Bill Hertoghe. The children of the children of the baby boomers are reaching the age where they are not settled in to a life-style and in danger of going astray. And Rocklin is growing. Increases in crime usually accompany increases in population. Need/thrill: “Juvenile offenders come from all walks of life,” Hertoghe said. Some crimes are financially or substance-abuse motivated. Others just do it for the thrill. Kids have been caught stealing a pack of baseball cards with $75 in their pocket. Imported problems: Rocklin’s youth crimes are usually not as serious as the rapes and robberies that plague the rest of the county. 40 YEARS AGO March 11, 1971: Fourth Campus Reprieve: High School Trustees Order Detailed Study – Auburn’s beleaguered new high school got a tow month reprieve from the death sentence Tuesday night as the Placer Joint Union High School Board of Trustees voted 3-2 to employ a Sacramento Planning firm to prepare a demographic study of the area and its growth potential, plus a preliminary cost and facility analysis of both the new site and alternative expansion of the existing high schools. After a lengthy ringing-around-the-rosy re-hash of pros and cons of building the planned new high school as against expansion of Colfax and Del Oro High Schools, Trustee James Carlisle of Auburn moved that Systems Planning Corporation of Sacramento be employed to conduct a demographic study. The motion was seconded by Kay Mtyamura of Penryn and Board Chairman Helen Bale of Newcastle joined them in voting for the study. The Rocklin Chronicles are compiled by Sue Choate. No editing changes are made to the copy so that the entries appear as originally published.