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Issue for February 20, 2014

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More Storms Are Needed to End the Drought
The recent “Pineapple Express” weather system that occurred several days ago was certainly a welcome; however, the storm system did not come close to getting California out of our record-breaking drought. Although, the runoff from the storm bumped Folsom Lake from 15 to 29 percent of capacity over a weekend; Folsom Lake is still at about half of historical average for this time of year. So, to put it all in context, the storm yielded a temporary boost in water flowing into Folsom Lake, but we are still in a serious drought. Find out more.


Enter the 26th Annual Poetry Contest
PoetrySm.jpgThe Annual Poetry Contest is open to all youth from grades 1 - 12. Entry forms are available online or at any Roseville Public Library between Jan. 25 - Feb. 28. View contest rules and information.


Share Your Skills & Hobbies at the DIY Fair
DIYFairLogo.jpgThis inaugural fair highlights the do-it-yourself spirit by allowing arists, crafters and inventors the opportunity to share their knowledge and skills with the community from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 19 at the Vernon Street Town Square. Applications are due by Friday, Feb. 28.  Find out more.


City's Annual Employee Giving Campaign
REACHlogo.jpgCity of Roseville employees demonstrate generosity in taking care of the community and its members by donating and volunteering to support the community. The REACH (Roseville Employees Annual Chairitable Hearts) Campaign began in 2002. Since then, employees have donated over $1.2 million dollars to give back to the community for which they support. Find out more.


Roseville Was Named a Tree City USA
Trees.jpgRoseville was named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 32nd consecutive year in honor of our commitment to effective urban forest management. Roseville also received a Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating environmental improvement and higher level of tree care. Find out more.


Bucks for Bikes - Get On the Road With a New Commuter Bike
BucksBike.jpgApplications are now being accepted for Bucks for Bikes, which is an opportunity to receive up to $200 toward a new commuter bike. The program helps commuters start using an active and traffic-relieving mode of transportation. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 10. Find out more.


Preschool Registration is Now Open
PreSchoolRegistration.jpgApplications are now available for the 2014 - 2015 City of Roseville Preschool Program and may be turned in now through Friday, Mar. 7 to be entered into the preschool lottery for placement. Preschool applications are not on a first come, first served basis and will be drawn for your first choice, then put back into the lottrey for your second choice. Find out more.


Roseville In the News

Tech firm announces big expansion in Roseville
Quest Technology Management is building a new operations center in Roseville, a major expansion for the fast-growing Sacramento consulting and data-storage firm.
Read full article.

Roseville’s adult literacy program helps 84-year-old learn to read
After a lifetime of having the messages in birthday cards read to him, Roseville resident John Var veered from the norm on his 84th birthday last August when he told his granddaughter he no longer needed her assistance.
Read full article.

 

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Public Water Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Placer Co.

Roseville residents are seeing the affects of water changes due to the unprecedented drought. We encourage you to attend a public forum to discuss the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) with the League of Women Voters of Placer County from 10 a.m. - noon on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Rocklin Community Center, 5460 Fifth St. Find out more.


Upcoming Public Meetings

View online calendars

City Council
March 5, 7 p.m.

Design Committee
February 20, 4:30 p.m.

Grants Advisory Commission
March 11, 7 p.m.

Library Board
March 24, 6:30 p.m.

Parks & Recreation Commission
March 3, 7 p.m.

Planning Commission
February 27, 7 p.m.

Public Utilities Commission
February 25, 7 p.m.

RCONA Monthly Meeting
February 20, 7 p.m.
RCONA website

Transportation Commission
March 18, 7 p.m.


Fire Department Monthly Open House

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Please join Roseville Fire Station No. 6, 1430 E. Roseville Pkwy, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 1 as they open their doors to the public. Families will have the opportunity to tour the fire station and learn about Emergency Detection equipment. Find out more.


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