Welcome back for another week of need-to-know information from the Roseville Daily. Going forward, the Roseville Daily will be in your email Tuesday through Saturday, with Saturday being our weekend edition.
Let’s get to it!
But first, you need to know about today’s weather: We made it through another Dante-esque inferno of a weekend and are looking at (slightly) cooler days this week. Today’s high is expected to reach 95 degrees with a low tonight of 59. Humidity will be in the 39%-54% range and winds are should be about 5-10 mph.
Here are the top stories in Roseville today:
- According to new data from the Department of Justice, Placer County had among the lowest homicide rates compared to other California counties, excepting more sparsely populated rural counties Like Plumas and Sierra, which had no homicides last year. Across the state, homicides increased by 23% in 2020, but Placer County only counted seven last year, the same number as in 2019. (Sacramento Bee)
- Launched during a Regional Homeless Summit that was hosted by Placer County earlier this month, a collaborative Regional Working Group composed of inter-jurisdictional elected and appointed officials is working to assess and develop best practices for working with the homeless population in the county. The Placer County Board of Supervisors recently authorized spending $195,000 to hire Moore Iacofano Goltsman, a consulting firm with experience in homelessness, to provide facilitation, planning and technical assistance to the regional workgroup. (Roseville Today)
- “Where Utilities Meet Life” is the theme of this year’s Roseville Utility Exploration Center’s Youth Art Contest. Channel your inner muse with markers, crayons, colored pencils, or whatever you want to use for your poster entry. Winning artists will have their art featured in a 12-month calendar, receive a $50 gift card to an art supply store and have their artwork framed! Selected entries will also be put up to a community vote, with the winning art displayed on a digital billboard in Roseville. Youth ages 12 or younger who reside in Sacramento and Placer Counties may enter. Check out the link for requirements and theme ideas. The deadline to submit is August 5. (Roseville Utility Exploration Center)
- A segment of the multi-use trail next to Dry Creek and adjacent to Saugstad Park will be closed from approximately July 12 through August 6 while city crews work to restore the creek bank. Trail users are asked to observe the marked detour, or choose an alternate route during this time. The Roseville Environmental Utilities Department project will address years of erosion, improve the streamflow and reduce sedimentation. Please note that the schedule is subject to change due to weather, equipment, and other unexpected conditions. (City of Roseville)
- Placer County’s dreams of having a major college campus were given a huge boost this week with a donation of 300 acres in the county to California State University, Sacramento (CSUS). Worth $27 million dollars, the land transfer is the largest donation CSUS has ever received. Although the plan is still years away from fruition, the land north of Roseville and west of Rocklin is expected to serve thousands of students as a satellite campus and partner of Sierra College. County supervisors have already approved $17 million worth of infrastructure improvements for the project. (Sacramento Bee)
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What to do Around Roseville Today:
- GED Prep Orientation: Roseville Adult School offers free GED Prep classes Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm every week. This orientation/registration is for new students and is offered every Tuesday. 9:00 am-11:00 am
- Creation Station at the Fountains: Free mini-maker craft time for ages 3-6. 9:30 am-11:00 am
- Placer Grown Farmers’ Market: Fresh seasonal produce, artisan foods and beverages and other regional delights await your discovery in front of Whole Foods at the Fountains. 8:30 am-1:00 pm
- Heart To Heart Sacramento Area Parent Child Connection: Adoptive parents of youngsters from difficult beginnings are invited to join us at Valley Springs Presbyterian Church for training and fellowship. The topic this month is “empathy.” Free childcare provided (with mask). 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
- Niello Concours Raduno: This event, translated to “Art of the Automobile,” showcases exquisite automobiles both new and old at Sun City Lincoln Hills (behind Meridian restaurant). Light appetizers and a no-host will be available. Admission is free. 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
- Standup Comedy Extravaganza: Get your laughs with local up-and-coming comedians and emcee Josh B. at Canyon Grill & Alehouse in Folsom. Free tickets available on Eventbrite. 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Now you’re in the loop and ready to start this Tuesday off right! I’ll be back tomorrow morning for another update. If you’re enjoying these newsletters, consider inviting some of your friends and neighbors to follow along. You can send them this link to subscribe.
— Kelly Risse
About me: My name is Kelly Mays Risse, and I have lived in Roseville just about all my life. I graduated from Roseville High School majored in Journalism at CSU Sacramento. My husband and I loved growing up and raising our own three boys here in the ‘Ville. I have watched Roseville evolve from a cheerful little railroad town to a large and diverse city. I love where we live, from the hiking trails to the hip new restaurants, and the people who live here. I am excited to bring the highlights to you in the Roseville Daily!
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