News

Placer County roads ready for half-cent sales tax funding infusion?

A laser focus on developing financial resources for 30 years of transportation infrastructure projects will yield some estimates on public support at today’s Placer County Tr ...

Rocklin Vice Mayor Janda drops first fish at Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops General Manager Dan Dugger and Rocklin Vice Mayor Greg Janda greeted city officials and the media Tuesday morning to inaugurate the 16,000-gallon freshwater aquarium ...

Friendly neighbor helps catch alleged Rocklin thief

The Rocklin Police Department is reporting that a vigilant resident helped stop an area burglar in his tracks last week. Around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, a homeowner on the 4300 block ...

Lodging, eatery jobs give Placer, region a July boost

Placer County’s job totals got a month-over-month boost in July from the leisure and hospitality industry. But the increase of 1,900 jobs in the region failed to keep the un ...

Rocklin’s Hacker Lab captivates local kids

It was cross-county success for several agencies last month when a donation from a Placer County organization sent Roseville kids to a science lab in Rocklin for a day. The donati ...

Pacific Street bike path project begins Monday

Rocklin officials said the construction and widening of the Pacific Street bike path will begin Monday, Aug. 24. The project will consist of widening the existing road to accommod ...

In Profile: Rocklin Historical Society

The Rocklin Historical Society is Rocklin’s voice in memorializing Rocklin’s unique history and in preserving the artifacts of that history. The society operates the Ro ...

Rocklin crime log: car break-ins plague city

Information compiled from local police reports. All suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. July 12-Aug. 10 A victim on the 5300 block of Brandon ...

Local artist debuts Christian CD at Rocklin church

Laura Johnson has a message she wants to get across when she performs her new originals. That message is that families must stay together, and the men and women must pull together ...

Citizen donates $10K for new Rocklin police dog

Rocklin resident Robert Columbro threw the city’s police department a bone on Friday to the tune of $10,000. It was a donation to the nonprofit Rocklin Public Safety Voluntee ...

Rocklin college grad launches ambitious career at home, abroad

A five-year academic adventure through multiple nations and two college degrees has come to a close for Rocklin’s James Whistler – and he’s done it all by age 22. ...

Looking back: How Rocklin went to the races

Editor’s note: This is an updated and expanded version of a story that ran in the Placer Herald three years ago. In 1895, horse doctor Mansfield Delano and his wealthy broth ...

Filmmaker sets interactive video series in Placer County

Tom Mowchan, owner of Immagix Media, has been coordinating with the Placer County Film Commission on a new creative endeavor. Operating out of Grass Valley, he’s filming self ...

New-home sales cool off in July

A downward blip in the new-home marketplace in July has failed to flag industry optimism in the Placer County area. The North State Building Industry Association reported 194 sale ...

Rocklin Golf Club shuts down

After months of controversy and 52 years in business at 4201 Midas Avenue, Rocklin Golf Club shut its doors indefinitely Aug. 3. It was the final stroke in a high-stakes game that ...