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First, today's weather:
We’re looking another mostly cloudy day today with possible light rain after midnight tonight. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 54 degrees and an overnight low of 48. Winds should be light and variable at about 5-8 mph and humidity remains high at around 93% during the day.
Here are the top five stories today in Roseville:
Mikuni will relocate to a larger building (good news for those of us who hate long waits for our sushi!) in The Fountains at Roseville in February, if all goes as planned. The current location at 1194 Roseville Parkway will remain open until then. Supply delivery delays and a shortage of workers caused the popular eatery to push back its previous October target date for the move. Besides being larger, the new spot (where McCormick and Schmick used to be) will have outside seating for 200 customers and banquet rooms for private parties. (Subscription: Sacramento Business Journal)
Cal Fire has determined that last summer’s Dixie Fire was sparked by a tree hitting Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) electrical distribution lines. The contact occurred west of the Cresta Dam located in the Plumas National Forest. The Dixie Fire was the single largest wildfire in California’s history, scorching over 963,309 acres and destroying 1,329 structures across five counties. PG&E had already admitted its equipment may have been a factor in the blaze and is currently facing legal action for several other fires. (ABC 10)
Coronavirus has surged across the nation, but hospitalizations, while up in recent weeks, are growing at slower pace. This is good news for hospitals and intensive care units. Though they still feel the stress from the extra patients, the numbers are not what they feared as holiday gatherings and the omicron variant converged in late December. Locally, most of the patients hospitalized with COVID-19 continue to be the unvaccinated. Specific numbers for the nation, and Placer County hospitals specifically, are detailed in this article. (Patch.com)
In response to the recent surge in COVID cases, and in an effort to keep our hospitals running efficiently, Placer County Public Health is urging residents to upgrade cloth masks to more effective, high-quality surgical, KN94, KN95 or N95s. They also urge residents who completed their first COVID vaccinations series more than six months ago to get a booster. (Placer County news release)
Relief is on the way for California homeowners behind on their payments due to COVID-related difficulties. The application process for the California Mortgage Relief Plan opened yesterday with $1 billion in funds available from the federal American Rescue Plan’s Homeowner Assistance Fund. Payments can be for up to $80,000 for applicants at or below the poverty line (by county), who own a single-family home, and have faced pandemic-related hardship after January 1st, 2020. (KCRA 3)
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Today in Roseville:
The January-May edition of Experience PRL, the City of Roseville’s parks, recreation and events guide, is online today. Take a browse and figure what fun things you want to sign up for! Registration begins Tuesday, January 11th. Today
The Hefty Gyros food truck is at Lava Ridge Court for lunch today. Order ahead online to skip the wait and enjoy some of this Greek goodness. 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
If you are interested in “Leadership, Friendship and Fun,” the Rotary Club of Roseville wants to meet you! This great local service organization invites prospective members to come for its weekly Luncheon Meeting today at Sierra View Country Club. Lunch is complimentary for your first meeting – just be sure to check in at the front table. 12:00 noon
January is your last chance to weigh in on our new city election boundary proposals. The Roseville Independent Redistricting Commission has six different maps for consideration and is holding six Public Meetings this month to get citizen input before the final map is chosen on January 24th. The first of these meetings is at the Maidu Community Center tonight. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sample some of Sacramento’s finest restaurants with special three-course, prix fixe menus during Sacramento Dine Downtown. There are 30 participating restaurants offering the best of the Farm to Fork Capitol for every price range. The feast begins Friday, so make your reservations now. January 7th-17th
From my notebook:
Get an inside look at the home base of our Sacramento River Cats, including the clubhouse, for free! Sutter Health Ball Park VIP Tours are approximately 45 minutes with appointments available Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on non-game days. (milb.com)
Emily Zentner of Cap Radio News breaks down the reason our state has been catching fire (not in a good way) more often and more intensely the past few summers in this informative series of posts on the last 100 years of California wildfire history. (Twitter)
This post pretty much sums up what most of us are hoping for … “May 2022 be the Toyota Corolla of years: reliable, boring, physically incapable of drama, high mileage, affordable and fun for the whole family.” By the way, the comments on this are hilarious. Enjoy the new year/motor vehicle humor! (Facebook)
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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 and majored in Journalism at CSU Sacramento. My husband and I loved growing up and raising our 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 I love the people who live here. I am excited to bring the highlights to you in The Roseville Daily!