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Sierra College looks at ways to keep threatened vocational courses

The Sierra College board is asking the school’s administrator to work with automotive, agriculture and construction programs on ways to keep them going in the wake of threatened ...

Trustees hear pleas to save Sierra College vocational programs

ROCKLIN - With the very real prospect of losing Sierra College vocational agriculture, construction and auto programs to budget cuts, speakers were out in full force Tuesday to try ...

Rocklin approves police, fire layoffs

Rocklin approved another round of layoffs including police and firefighter paramedics. The Rocklin City Council made the hard choices Saturday during a budget hearing to fill in a ...

More cuts for Rocklin Unified?

With declining revenue and an $8 million deficit within the next two years, the school district is preparing for all options. To prepare for the current school year, Rocklin Unifie ...

City cuts management hours, benefits

Nearly a half dozen management-level city leaders are retiring, but not before the city decided to cut their hours and benefits. Last Tuesday, Rocklin City Council approved new em ...

Firefighters: Cuts could put public at risk

Rocklin’s Firefighters Union and some citizens are concerned continued cost-saving measures are putting the city’s public safety at risk. The city recently directed the Rockl ...

Cuts to Rocklin Fire are reckless

I would like someone to explain what in the world is our city council thinking. I recently heard that the city of Rocklin is going to reduce the staffing at one of our fire station ...

City layoffs loom again

Now that city leaders have been able to see how the state’s new budget will impact Rocklin’s general fund, more cuts and layoffs are back on the table as the city tries to bala ...

Nosedive in revenues has Placer supervisors bracing for spending talks

Placer County staff and supervisors signaled Tuesday that they’re girding for more tough budget decisions spurred by an increasingly smaller revenue stream. With millions in fun ...

State budget to squeeze Rocklin

The state budget compromise before the state Legislature today was made on the backs of Rocklin property owners. While they won’t see a change on their tax bill, the city of Ro ...

Kids programs impacted by city cuts

I am writing in to comment on your article about Kids Junction (Placer Herald, June 25). You posted that each site is staffed by a program coordinator, assistant, teachers, and ai ...

City to share costs, cuts likely

In the formidable years of life, children are taught the virtue of sharing with others. Now the city of Rocklin is hoping that virtue will transcend its whopping $5 million reven ...

Are larger classes in Rocklin’s future?

If the school district doesn’t make up for a $4.5 million shortfall for the 2009-10 school year and $1.8 million for the 2010-11 school year, Rocklin schools may look a little di ...

RUSD to issue layoff notices

A total of 106.17 full-time equivalent certificated employees will be issued layoff notices at Rocklin Unified School District on or before March 15. The decision, voted unanimous ...

Cuts could chop Placer County Sheriff’s new helicopter

Grounding the Sheriff’s Department new helicopter, further depleting reserves, and tightening take-home-vehicle policies for law enforcement are among the new options on the tabl ...