See who readers voted best in the city, Rocklin named best

By: Lauren Gibbs, Associate Editor
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You voted, we tallied and the results for the 2010 Best of the Best are here. Hundreds of votes were cast for categories such as best dentist, best ice cream/yogurt shop, best nonprofit organization, best nail salon and more. With almost 100 categories, approximately 80 businesses, professionals and facilities throughout Rocklin were named the best in the community by you – the readers. This year Rubino’s Ristorante was named the “best” in seven different categories including best Italian restaurant, best restaurant and best customer service. You’ll see their restaurant featured on the cover of the Best of the Best insert in today’s Placer Herald, as well as a story inside to get a glimpse into what makes them so successful. For the complete list of winners, features and photos, check out the 2010 Best of the Best, which is inserted in today’s paper. City named the best Speaking of the best – the city of Rocklin was recently named one of the best cities to live in by Money magazine. They took a look at schools, low crime rates and other issues and Rocklin came in No. 65 on the list of 100 cities across the country. On A1’s story, you’ll see why some residents agree that Rocklin is a great place to live. I see the pride people have for living in Rocklin all the time. Attending school board meetings, it’s obvious parents, students, teachers and trustees are so passionate about education here. I’ve heard countless times about people who have moved to Rocklin specifically for the great education. Driving around Rocklin, the parks are filled with kids cooling off at the water parks, residents taking their dog for a walk and teens playing baseball. Welcome Cecil – the new sports editor In last week’s paper, you read former sports editor Russ Edmondson’s farewell column. He spent eight years covering sports for Gold Country Media and will be missed. But sports will still be covered by the new sports editor Cecil Conley. Cecil brings with him more than 20 years of experience within the newspaper industry and sports writing. He can be reached at 774-7992 or Also check out his introduction column on A11. We need your help Here at The Placer Herald, we’re always on the look out for new businesses, a remarkable resident to feature and stories that will grab the readers’ attention. But sometimes we need your help. Do you know of a business that you think would make for a great story on our business page? Or a person who has gone above and beyond to help a friend? Have a milestone you’d like to share with the community? Or a nonprofit organization that deserves some recognition? Let us know – we’d love to hear about the great things going on in Rocklin. To share story ideas, feel free to contact me at 774-7981 or You can also stop in the office at 5055 Pacific St. We also welcome wedding, engagement, birth and anniversary announcements online at by hovering over the Contact Us tab at the top of the page and clicking on Submit an Announcement. Or e-mail the details to or mail to The Placer Herald office at 5055 Pacific St., Rocklin, CA 95677. Lauren Gibbs is the associate editor of The Placer Herald. Reach her at 774-7981 or laureng@goldcountry