🌱 Roseville Gets Homekey Funding + Placer Pups Need Your Help!

Happy Star Wars Day, Roseville! Let’s get you all caught up on what’s happening locally to start today off on an informed note.

First, today’s weather:

Warmer with plenty of sun. High: 89 Low: 55.

Here are the top five stories in Roseville today:

  1. The California Department of Housing and Community Development has awarded Placer County $ 23,516,978 in highly competitive funding as part of the Homekey 2.0 program. The funding will be used to purchase and convert 82 residential units at the Hampton Inn & Suites Roseville into permanent housing for the homeless. “This represents a significant expansion of permanent supportive housing options to help address the challenge of homelessness,” said Health and Human Services Director Dr. Rob Oldham. “We’re committed to surrounding these folks with the supportive services and tools that enable them to be successful, remain housed and lead productive lives.” (ABC10.com KXTV)
  2. Hey, teens! Looking for a resume builder, or just some summer fun? The City of Roseville has you covered! You can apply for the summer programs to work with kids, or help out in the library or parks. “This program is an interactive, engaging way for teens to gain invaluable life experience,” said Parks, Recreation and Libraries Coordinator Megan Eaton. “By the end of the summer they will not only have a great time, but they’ll gain the skills necessary to be leaders in our community. Plus, they’ll have great experience to put on their resume.” Limited spots are available. Interested? Visit roseville.ca.us/LeadershipDevelopment to complete the program interest application and letter of recommendation. Deadline to apply is May 27. (roseville.ca.us)
  3. If you’re good with your hands, or like cranking on cars, step up and make your automotive career dreams come true. Starting this fall, the Roseville Automotive Training Center will begin offering adult evening classes to become an ASE-certified automotive technician. The Roseville Adult School partnered with Sierra College to develop the course which will be held at Adelante High School. The Roseville Adult School will hold an informational session via Zoom at 6 pm May 12. Click here for more information. (KCRA3)
  4. Roseville City Council agreed to donate $ 1,000 toward the Placer County Veterans Monument in Lincoln. “The monument is built and established in Lincoln. However, it does include Roseville veterans,” Roseville City Clerk Carmen Avalos said during the Roseville City Council meeting. The Roseville City Council unanimously agreed to the donation. (Gold Country Media)
  5. The puppies of Placer need your help! It’s a tough situation in shelters, right now, with an overcrowding situation and some pups doubling up on kennel space. Through May 14, Placer County Animal Services is waiving redemption fees for first-time animal impounds, offering free spay / neutering, microchipping and vaccinations for all redeemed pets, and offering discounted $ 10 adoptions for dogs and cats. If you’ve dreamed of giving a pet a forever home, now might be the right time to do it! If you find a lost pet, Placer animal services recommends you keep them for 48 hours, if you can. Studies have found that 85% of lost pets who were held for 48 hours were returned home, as opposed to 26% of pets taken directly to the shelter. (placer.ca.gov)

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Today in Roseville:

  • Join Wine Down Wednesday from the Vernon Street to sample local wine, enjoy some food, listen to music, and wine down with family and friends. (5:30 PM)
  • Learn to create your own wooden sign inscribed with a phrase of your choice at this Wooden Sign-Making Class at Cool River Pizza in Rocklin. Hosted by Cowboy Bling Designs. (6:00 PM)
  • Paint and sip your way to a Day at the Beach at the Union in Roseville. (6:30 PM)

From my notebook:

  • It’s FOUR DAYS of FUN when the 12th Annual Rocklin Community Festival returns to Johnson Springview Park in Rocklin, May 19-22! If it was me, I’d hit the Midway before I tried all of the food, beer and wine on offer! (Roseville Today)
  • The biannual fundraiser for Mt. Pleasant Country Store is from 3 to 7 pm on Saturday May 7. Proceeds will be used to maintain the 100-plus – year-old community hall on the outskirts of Lincoln. Enjoy a hot dog or tri-tip dinner as you peruse the handcrafted items made by Mt. Pleasant Women’s Club members and other community members. (Gold Country Media)
  • The Auburn State Theater Wish (es) You Were Here for performances of THE FLOYD bringing its signature live surround-sound quadraphonic experience and epic light show this Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7! Audiences can expect to hear all their favorite Pink Floyd songs while watching the lights dance and becoming Comfortably Numb. So make your way over to the Dark Side of the Moon for this fun event! (Auburn Journal)

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Now you’re in the loop and ready to head out the door on this Wednesday. I’ll see you soon!

Jeri Karges

About me: Jeri Karges has been living in and loving the Sacramento region for over 30 years. Her passion is finding new and unique ways to enjoy the city and surrounding areas. On weekends, you can find her pestering her friends to sample the restaurant that doesn’t have silverware, or try their hand at throwing an ax. Jeri also enjoys writing about retirement planning at https: //rockinretirement.subst …

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