Living

Reaching a milli-stone – plus 200

Broadcast No. 1,200 was the milestone recently attained by the voice of Sierra College sports, sports information director and public announcer Matt Folsom. “It doesn’ ...

Rocklin singer-song writer looks to shake area with ‘California vibes’

Jeanette Hawkins may be a young songwriter, but her time spent in a bleaker part of the world has left an enduring belief in music’s power to heal the spirit. Now, as she mak ...

Oskari was a bridge between Rocklin and Finland independence

Eighteen-year-old Oskari Tokoi left Russian-ruled Finland and came to New York in 1891. He was one of 350,000 Finns who came to America escaping Finland’s harsh politica ...

Rocklin’s new comic book store keeps true to tradition

Born in the cultural chaos reeling through the Great Depression and into World War II, comic book superheroes have been called the true pantheon of a new American mythos; and the t ...

Dragas Brewing opens in Rocklin

Rocklin’s growing craft beer industry added another player last month as Dragas Brewing, locally owned and operated by a family of home-brew hobbyists, opened its doors Feb. ...

Tenuous future of books highlights Sierra College event

The clash of tradition and technology drew a crowd to Sierra College Friday night, with locals contemplating whether their love for the printed word will eventually be sucked into ...

Wildlife Neighbors

A bird with the will to live    - a true story A male Black-headed Grosbeak, cracking sunflower seeds at a backyard feeder, was knocked to the ground by a haw ...

Interstate 80 in Newcastle to close in both directions overnight Tuesday and Wednesday

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that Interstate 80 will be closed overnight in both directions in south Placer County as crews raise th ...

Rocklin mom finds her calling with new podcast

There’s a new voice in Rocklin, and it’s hoping to come through your speakers and ear buds with sophisticated, cerebral conversation aimed at helping elevate the commun ...

An inspiration on the football field and in the community

During this past football season at Rocklin High School, Thomas “Tommy” Moore donned the No. 4 jersey and lined up at tight end and linebacker for the Thunder. But it ...

Rocklin’s Porter Saloon was a history of high spending

Old Rocklin maps show that, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there were at least ten saloons within two-hundred yards of Rocklin’s roundhouse at the corner of Grani ...

Rocklin resident preps for 100th birthday party

Rocklin resident Georgia Miller is gearing up to celebrate her 100th birthday on Feb. 14. According to Casa De Santa Fe, where Miller lives, she was born and raised in Watsonville ...

Loomis/Rocklin Rotary celebrates 50th anniversary

Although the Loomis/Rocklin Rotary Club will continue to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2015, they have no intention of limiting the festivities to one event, according to club ...

Rocklin’s book club keeps life interesting between the pages

It’s a Thursday afternoon and a group of women files into the clean, open dimensions of a room at the Rocklin Library. Each holds a copy of Zora Neale Hurston’s “ ...

Rocklin’s 1900 double-murder remains jarring

In 1900, Rocklin’s granite quarries had survived the economic depression of the mid-1890s and were busy shipping stone for many of Northern California’s monumental buil ...