Come enjoy an amazing evening at Rocklin Quarry Park on Friday, May 12 when the City of Rocklin hosts Community Appreciation Day. This free event will showcase live music, food trucks, lawn games, the reveal of the schedule of events at Quarry Park as well as an inside look of the different city departments. Make sure to stay for the free family movie, Disney's mega hit Moana. Don't forget to bring a blanket and be ready for a night everyone in your family will enjoy! The fun starts at 6 p.m. and the movie will begin at dusk. We hope to see you there! Quarry Park is located at 5000 Rocklin Rd.
Visit www.placertourism.com/events/2017rocklinreveal for more information.
Calling all tennis fans! Johnson Ranch Racquet Club will be hosting the USTA National L2 Ranking Tournament from May 19-22. This exciting four-day event will showcase the top 32 tennis players in the United States for each of the following age divisions: Boys 12 & 14 and Girls 12 & 14. Players will check in on Friday evening and matches will start around 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 20. Come watch these future Wimbledon hopefuls duke it out on the courts! There is no fee for spectators. Johnson Ranch Racquet Club is located at 2501 Eureka Rd in Roseville.
Visit www.placertourism.com/events/2017USTAnationalranking for more information.
The Lincoln Potters, a collegiate level wooden bat team that is returning to Lincoln after more than 50 years, is ready to kick-off their season in style! Join us at the newly renovated McBean Stadium for an incredible evening of baseball fun at its finest on Monday, May 29. The Potters Fan Fest is free for all so be sure to bring your family and friends. Full concessions will be available as well as the chance to see the Potters compete in a four-inning inter-squad scrimmage followed by an autograph meet-and-greet session on the field. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the game will start at 7:05 p.m. See you out at the ballpark!
Visit www.placertourism.com/events/2017lincolnpottersfreefanfest for more information.
The Sierra College Music Department is proud to present a Spring Band Concert on Sunday, May 14th at 3:00pm in Dietrich Theatre on the Sierra College Rocklin Campus.
Join Greg McLaughlin and the Sierra College Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony for an afternoon of traditional and contemporary instrumental and symphonic music that celebrates the rich history of the band idiom. Works to be performed include “Summer Dances,” by Brian Balmages, “On the Mall,” by Edwin Goldman, “Chorale and Alleluia,” by Howard Hanson, “Amazing Grace,” arranged by Frank Ticheli, and Robert Sheldon’s “In the Center Ring.”
The Sierra College Rocklin Campus is located at 5100 Sierra College Blvd, Rocklin, CA. Admission for this concert is $6 student/senior and $10 general. Tickets are available at the door. All proceeds benefit the Sierra College Music Department.
For directions to the Music Building or more information about this concert and other events at Sierra College, call the Sierra College Music Department at (916) 660-8054 or log on to our website at www.sierracollege.edu. Click on the Events tab at the top of the home page, then choose Music/Drama from the right side Event Categories.
About Sierra College
Sierra College District is rising to meet the needs of our community. Sierra College serves 3200 square miles of Northern CA with campuses in Roseville, Rocklin, Grass Valley, and Truckee. With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California (Sacramento north) for transfers to four year universities, offers career/technical training, and classes for upgrading job skills. Sierra graduates can be found in businesses and industries throughout the region. More information at www.sierracollege.edu.
For the second time in a row, Oak Ridge High School win the 2017 Girls Championship of the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference by defeating Granite Bay High School in 15 – 9 in the championship game. Oak Ridge had a league record of 7 and 0, and an overall record of 14 wins and 3 losses.
As voted on by the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse coaches, Nate Hendel of Oak Ridge High School was chosen as Coach of the Year.
As voted on by the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse coaches, Camille Renaud from Davis High School was chosen as the Most Valuable Player.
Oak Ridge High School won its first Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Championship (SVLC) with a 14 to 6 victory over Davis High School in the championship game. Oak Ridge finished the regular season with a 6-2 conference record and an overall record of 11-6. Oak Ridge is in the top 5 teams in California for scoring, averaging 14 goals per game as it goes into the North Coast LAX Tournament. Granite Bay, Davis and Jesuit will join Oak Ridge in the NCS Tournament.
As voted on by the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse coaches, John Burke of Oak Ridge High School was chosen as the Conference Coach of the Year. This is Burkes first time for being named Coach of the Year.
As voted on by the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse coaches, Rowan Hart of Davis High School and Hayden Dall of Oak Ridge High School were chosen as the Conference’s Co-Player of the Year. Both Hart and Dall player Attack and were their teams top offensive weapon. Hart had 62 goals and 46 assists during the season while Dall had 50 goals and 18 assists during the season.
Led by strong growth in the health care, professional services and residential construction industries, south Placer County is thriving according to a new report on the area’s employment profile.
In support of developing the Sunset Area in the unincorporated portion of the county near Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln, the county’s economic development office commissioned the report by nationally-renowned economist Dr. Christopher Thornberg with Beacon Economics. Thornberg presented his findings to the county board of supervisors today at their meeting in Auburn. Placer County is currently leading the planning effort to determine future uses of the underdeveloped area, considered to be a key driver of the region’s economic future.
“To make good decisions on development, you have to have good data,” said Thornberg. “And this is about the best data you can imagine.”
South Placer County is home to 90 percent of Placer’s residents and about 80 percent of its jobs. According to the report, the county has more than recovered from the recession and currently enjoys a low unemployment rate of 4.4 percent, with job growth strongest in small businesses that employ fewer than 50 people.
While manufacturing jobs have declined, they have more than been made up for by growth in high-level professional services, which tend to produce high-income jobs. Education levels and median income both remain higher than average for the region and the state. Thornberg said he was surprised to find that logistics and government employment were both low relative to the region.
“You are no longer a bedroom community to Sacramento,” Thornberg told the board. “You’ve become your own job center.”
The economic development office has a number of projects planned for the coming year to advance county development goals. Toward making the best possible data available to existing and prospective business owners, Placer has launched a new online dashboard, Choose Placer, to help them make smart business decisions.
Placer also plans to establish a new business resource center in Rocklin, intended as a one-stop-shop for business owners to get help with permitting and planning processes, business plans and hiring. The county’s film office is working toward fully automating the film permit application process to help attract more productions to the county. Annually, film productions contribute an average of $1.3 million to the local economy.
The Beacon report is available at: www.placer.ca.gov/upload/bos/cob/documents/sumarchv/2017/170509A/03a.pdf