If you could put your finger on the pulse of the city and its direction, the headlines generally surround development themes. For instance, when a ruling in state court cleared the path for the development of Rocklin's Clover Valley, several organizations opposed to the plan (The Clover Valley Foundation, the Sierra Club, and the Town of Loomis) were unhappy, but the City of Rocklin officials were delighted. The group had sued the city of Rocklin, claiming the city failed to conduct legally sufficient environmental review of a proposed housing development built on land filled with more than 180 native American grinding rocks, or so called bedrock mortars, which the Indians used to prepare acorns for cooking. Perhaps the issues are complex, but it is apparent that Rocklin has adopted the growth stance.
When you visit Rocklin and nearby Roseville, the newness of many businesses and residential projects stands in stark contrast to the history of this Gold Country region that wears a proud heritage.