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Free Wi-Fi in Vernon Street Town Square
News ImageIn time for event season, visitors to the area around the Vernon Street Town Square in Downtown Roseville will now be able to connect to the internet via a free wireless network thanks to a partnership between the City of Roseville and Consolidated Communications. The free Wi-Fi service is available along Vernon Street between Taylor Street and Lincoln Street.

The Vernon Street Town Square has attracted more than 100,000 visitors since it opened in August 2013, hosting a variety of events including concerts, festivals, farmers markets, wine tastings, yoga classes and children's story time.
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Yomen: A Spring Celebration
News ImageCelebrate and experience California Indian culture during Yomen: A Spring Celebration 10am-2pm on Saturday, April 25. Come to the Maidu Museum's biggest event of the year and bring the entire family for FREE. See tribal dancers, basket weavers, pound acorns, make an pine nut beaded bracelet, shop at the craft fair and taste Indian tacos.
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New speed feedback sign for Fiddyment Road
News ImageThe City of Roseville Public Works Department installed a new radar speed feedback sign on southbound Fiddyment Road near Settler’s Ridge Way in mid-March. This new sign was funded in part by the Placer County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee (LCBC). The sign displays the speed of approaching vehicles, making drivers more aware of the lower speed limit when entering the City of Roseville.
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Pioneering Cardiac Care Program Launches in Roseville
News ImageThe City of Roseville Fire Department is pioneering a new way to improve the survival rates of cardiac patients. In partnership with Kaiser Permanent Roseville and Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Roseville Fire has moved to the next frontier of timely medical treatment.
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A quick update: Roseville’s water supply
News ImageRoseville’s drinking water comes from surface water supplies from Folsom Lake. The Federal Bureau of Reclamation, as part of the Central Valley Project, manages this facility. Every year, the Bureau announces an annual water allocation that describes the amount of water Roseville will receive. Last year, we received 50 percent of normal. This year, the Bureau said that the initial allocation is 25 percent of normal, based on precipitation, snow pack and other factors currently.

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University of Warwick announces major presence in Placer County
News ImageThe University of Warwick, a leading research university in the United Kingdom, announced February 12, 2015 that it will move forward with plans to establish a major presence in California, which ultimately would include a campus in Placer County that could accommodate up to 6,000 students.

"The significance of The University of Warwick's intention to move ahead with a campus in Placer County can’t be overemphasized. Warwick’s presence is pivotal to the realization of the innovation corridor of higher education in Placer County, and its international reputation will raise the profile of our region on a much broader scale," Roseville Mayor Carol Garcia said.

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Roseville City Council appoints Bob Schmitt as new City Attorney
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At its February 4 meeting, the Roseville City Council named Bob Schmitt as the new City Attorney effective February 21, 2015. Schmitt, who has served as Assistant City Attorney since 2007, will replace Brita Bayless, who is retiring after 13 years of city employment including more than 8 years as City Attorney.

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Richard Plecker named new Environmental Utilities Director
News ImageToday, City Manager Ray Kerridge welcomed Richard Plecker as the City of Roseville Environmental Utilities Director.

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Commuter Extra Service & Route Updates
News ImageEffective as of Monday, January 26, 2015: Roseville Transit now offers two Monday - Thursday extra service routes on an interim basis to serve increased Commuter passenger demand. Also, updates have been made to Commuter Routes AM 2, PM 8, and PM 9.
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Grant Applications Now Available for Citizens' Benefit and R.E.A.C.H. Funds
News ImageApplications for the Citizens Benefit Fund and REACH Fund 2015 grants are now available. Those interested in applying for these grants can apply online through ZoomGrants. The estimated total funding available for the 2015/2016 funding cycle is $231,000. The application deadline is 5 p.m., Thursday, February 12, 2015.

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