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  1. The City of Roseville and Westpark Communities is planning a land swap that will move the F-55 park property to a new location on the other side of the water treatment plant (formerly a light industrial zoned property - W-60A). (see map below) The plan is set for approval at the July 17, 2019 City Council Meeting. At this time the plan is understood to be for a sports park (soccer) at the new location (W-60A) and for Low Density Housing (LDR) at the new location F-55.
  2. Roseville schools' growth called 'mind-blowing' WWW.KCRA.COM The rate of growth within the Roseville City School District is moving so fast that school administrators pushed up construction of a new elementary school a full two year just a mile away from another school that opened in 2017.
  3. Neighborhood Watch and Crime Prevention from Rob Baquera - Roseville Police Could this happen in your neighborhood? Upon leaving home one morning a man observed two young men sitting in a car across the street. Although he felt suspicious about the strangers, he went to work. Upon his return that evening he found his home had been burglarized. A woman went to the grocery store one afternoon. She left her sliding door slightly open. “I was only gone 10 minutes,” she stated. When she got home she found more than $1,500 worth of her valuables missing. Several neighbors noticed new residents of a nearby home had many frequent “guests” visiting for short periods of time. There had also been some recent auto and home burglaries in the area. Although they suspected drug dealing, they did not report anything to the police. These are just a few examples of situations that prompted neighbors to establish their own Neighborhood Watch group. What is Neighborhood Watch? It is a program in which the people in one area (neighborhood) agree to watch out for each other and report suspicious activity to the police. Neighborhood Watch signs are prominently posted on street signs warning criminals that the neighborhood has an active and organized Neighborhood Watch group. Report suspicious activity to the police Informed and alert citizens play a key role in keeping neighborhoods safe. Do your part in keeping your community safe by paying attention to your surroundings. If you see something suspicious call the police. Here are some examples of suspicious behavior: Someone going door-to-door asking unusual questions, or looking into houses or car windows. Unusual noises that cannot be explained, like breaking glass, or pounding sounds. Business transactions conducted from a vehicle. (This could be drug or stolen property sales.) Someone removing property from unoccupied homes or closed businesses. Someone loitering in a neighborhood on foot or in a vehicle when there is no apparent purpose or destination. When you call the police be ready to describe specifically what you observed: Who or what you saw; When you saw it; Where it occurred; and Why it’s suspicious. When to call 9-1-1 9-1-1 should be reserved for emergencies. Here are some examples of when to use 9-1-1. a person’s safety is in immediate peril a crime is in progress a serious injury that needs an immediate response any time where immediate response is required; when you cannot be placed on hold The Roseville Police Department’s non-emergency dispatch number is (916) 774-5000 option 1. This number should be used to report incidents that have already occurred, when no immediate danger is present, and suspects are long gone. Join a Neighborhood Watch Group Don’t wait to become a victim. If your street has a Neighborhood Watch group, join in and become an active member. If there is not one in your area, get together with your neighbors and establish one. Roseville residents can get started today by downloading our Neighborhood Watch Starter Guide.
  4. July 1, 2019 by Paul Witt Supervisory Data Analyst, Federal Trade Commission You’ve gotten the calls: from Social Security. Or the IRS. Or Medicare. Or any number of other agencies. Except: as soon as the caller threatens you or demands that you pay them with a gift card or by wiring money, you know. It’s a scam. Even if caller ID tells you otherwise – that’s not the government calling. The FTC’s latest Data Spotlight shows the surge in reports about government imposters. You know about the Social Security Administration (SSA) imposters who claim that your Social Security number has been linked to “criminal activity” and ask you to provide some information or money. (That’s a lie. The real SSA doesn’t work that way.) But those scammers are not alone: people are still telling the FTC that they’re getting calls from – and losing money to – scammers pretending to be the IRS, Medicare, a government grants group, or cops and the FBI. Want to know more? Now there’s – dare we say – an awesome way for you to find out. And even create your own handout. You see the graphic here, but if you go to the dynamic, interactive version of the graphic, you can create a version that focuses on the time period or scam you’re most interested in. Exploring the data can tell you, for example, that this year’s median losses to law enforcement imposters are the highest of all imposter scams (a whopping $3,000), and that 20% of the people who reported those scams told us they lost money. Those calls work because they’re scary. But now you can stay on top of the latest as data is updated every quarter. Or go back 5 years and see how things have changed. And, of course, there are tips on how to spot government imposters scams. So if you want to share the handout you created with a few clicks, you’ll be able to tell people about not just the scope of the problem, but help them know what to do when they get the next call from the – ahem – government.
  5. From City Council member Scott Alvord... Drum roll please… The next biggest announcement for western Roseville is the upcoming connection of Blue Oaks Blvd to Westbrook Blvd. It’s happening even sooner than we thought as of a few months back! Yes, it is NOW scheduled to be completed THIS YEAR, 2019! This project went from “many years away,” then to “happening before the high school opens in the fall of 2020,” and now, that’s right, the end of 2019!!! WHY suddenly so fast, you ask? There are two reasons why. You will want to reference the attached hand-drawn map with pink, blue and green lines on it. I traced the map but added the colored lines to explain what is happening. Reason #1: Anthem, the developer of the Creekview Specific Plan (I’ve included pictures of their high-level development plan) decided they want to start building homes by the summer of 2020. In order to build on their property, they have to extend Blue Oaks Blvd from Hayden Pkwy (where it currently ends) towards the west to where it would intersect the future extension of Westbrook, and then north into their property on “their” Westbrook. This is the PINK highlight on the map (check it out so you understand). However, that still leaves a gap (I highlighted it GREEN) between the current northern end of Westbrook and the future intersection of Westbrook and Blue Oaks, and the Creekview folks aren’t responsible for that section, Lennar is. Reason #2: Lennar didn’t plan to build that section this year and planned to do it next summer before the high school opened. Well…let’s just say that things changed and they decided to get it done this year! Yippee! WHY IS THIS FANTASTIC? Well, besides the transportation flexibility that Westpark and Fiddyment Farms have been screaming about, take a look at the ORANGE circle on my hand-drawn map. That’s Fire Station #9. Without the upcoming extensions shown in color, take a look at the distance a fire engine would have to travel to get to…oh…say, the Orchard Ranch Elementary School (or any home) on the western (left) edge of my hand-drawn map. It’s quite the time-consuming route! And this doesn’t just affect those neighbors, it affects those in Fiddyment Farm when the fire engine is out of the station and needs to get back across “the divide.” And the same goes for police cars! They can’t quickly get back and forth between the two regions without making the “trip around the world.” When someone isn't breathing or someone is holding a gun, every second counts! What about the BLUE section that connects Westpark Drive to Blue Oaks Blvd? The city is working on that segment and it will be done in time for the new high school in the fall of 2020. What about Hayden Parkway (purple dashed line at the top, that will eventually go north from Blue Oaks Blvd and arching east? There’s a bridge involved, and the developer (Signature) is too stretched to complete it this year but says they will have it completed by fall of 2020. That’s super cool in Fiddyment Farm for those going to school, commuting, and for emergency vehicles too! A few other points of interest: Phillips Road (east-west section only) will be renamed to Blue Oaks Blvd to the city border on the west. The new section of Blue Oaks from Hayden Pkwy to Westbrook will be 2 lanes to start with. They’re actually the north side of what will eventually be 4 lanes. What about the O’Brien’s Kennel (dog kennel) and the north/south segment of Phillip Road (parallels future Westbrook) going to it? (you can see the kennel buildings to the right of the photo of the future Blue Oaks – pink lines in the photo) This north/south section of Phillips Road will dead end at the dog kennel and not connect to the future Blue Oaks. To access the kennel from the west (someone asked), the new route will be to travel east on the new Blue Oaks Blvd extension to the new Westpark Drive extension and then go south to the existing Phillip Road. In case you’re not aware, the dog kennel is on property owned by the City with a lease either party can terminate at any time. As development continues to progress in this area, the dog kennel will relocate at some point and the City will most likely gate off this portion of Phillip Road at Westpark Drive for security reasons, as it will only serve the energy park and water treatment plant. I went out and took photos but these are already outdated with every passing week because there is so much work happening out there right now. Michael Kuntz has pretty cool drone video footage of the area but it doesn’t show the names of roads so you have to watch very carefully as you look at the map. The video starts from roughly the future intersection of Westbrook and Blue Oaks, facing north into the Creekview Specific plan and then turns east down the future Blue Oaks. I've gotta add the serious disclaimer that this is open field development and while we truly expect the roads will connect this year, lots of things can happen to push back the timeline. But I've asked everyone involved and everyone keeps saying they fully expect it to be done this year so I'm crossing my fingers!
  6. Avoid becoming a scam victim Falling victim to a scam can happen to anyone. Whether you are young or old, male or female, wealthy or not criminals are scheming to steal your money or personal information. These crooks are clever and are always coming up with new scams and twists on old ones in order to swindle people out of their money Scams happen in Roseville, too. Here are just a few that have occurred here in the past month: An unknown male suspect identified himself over the phone as a Social Security employee and scammed the victim. The victim provided $500 worth of iTunes gift cards. Over a three day period, the victim had been contacted by an unknown suspect who claimed to be a technician that worked at Apple in Cupertino. The victim allowed the suspect to gain access to his computer and the suspect was able to take over the computer. One thousand dollars was taken from the victim's bank account. The suspect also had the victim buy twenty google play cards worth $25 each. The suspect told the victim this was necessary so he could keep the victim safe. Victim reported that an unknown male saying he was from Apple Tech Support contacted her via telephone and convinced her to purchase Google Play Cards, Walmart gift cards, and Game Stop gift cards. Estimated loss: $20,000. An unknown suspect stole over $6,000 from the victim via a phone scam. It is often difficult to figure out if a request from a business is legitimate or a scam. With that in mind, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offers some practical tips to help you stay a step ahead of scammers. Spot impostors. Scammers often pretend to be someone you trust, like a government official, a family member, a charity, or a company you do business with. Don’t send money or give out personal information in response to an unexpected request — whether it comes as a text, a phone call, or an email. Do online searches. Type a company or product name into your favorite search engine with words like “review,” “complaint” or “scam.” Or search for a phrase that describes your situation, like “IRS call.” You can even search for phone numbers to see if other people have reported them as scams. Don’t believe your caller ID. Technology makes it easy for scammers to fake caller ID information, so the name and number you see aren’t always real. If someone calls asking for money or personal information, hang up. If you think the caller might be telling the truth, call back to a number you know is genuine. Don’t pay upfront for a promise. Someone might ask you to pay in advance for things like debt relief, credit and loan offers, mortgage assistance, or a job. They might even say you’ve won a prize, but first you have to pay taxes or fees. If you do, they will probably take the money and disappear. Consider how you pay. Credit cards have significant fraud protection built in, but some payment methods don’t. Wiring money through services like Western Union or MoneyGram is risky because it’s nearly impossible to get your money back. That’s also true for re-loadable cards (like MoneyPak or Reloadit) and gift cards (like iTunes or Google Play). Government offices and honest companies won’t require you to use these payment methods. Talk to someone. Before you give up your money or personal information, talk to someone you trust. Con artists want you to make decisions in a hurry. They might even threaten you. Slow down, check out the story, do an online search, consult an expert — or just tell a friend. Hang up on robocalls. If you answer the phone and hear a recorded sales pitch, hang up and report it to the FTC. These calls are illegal, and often the products are bogus. Don’t press 1 to speak to a person or to be taken off the list. That could lead to more calls. Be skeptical about free trial offers. Some companies use free trials to sign you up for products and bill you every month until you cancel. Before you agree to a free trial, research the company and read the cancellation policy. And always review your monthly statements for charges you don’t recognize. Don’t deposit a check and wire money back. By law, banks must make funds from deposited checks available within days, but uncovering a fake check can take weeks. If a check you deposit turns out to be a fake, you’re responsible for repaying the bank. Sign up for free scam alerts from the FTC at ftc.gov/scams. Get the latest tips and advice about scams sent right to your inbox. If, despite your best efforts, you realize you have given money or personal information to a scammer: Stop all contact with them immediately. If you sent money or gave out your credit card number, contact your bank or financial institution. If you lost money, file a report with your local law enforcement agency. Consider putting a freeze on your credit reports through Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion. This is free. Scams are increasing every year, and it’s important to become educated on how to avoid becoming a scam victim. If you have teenagers or young adults in your family, make sure to talk to them about protecting their money and personal information. Talk about this issue often and stress its importance. The more knowledge you have regarding scams, the less likely you will become a scam victim.
  7. Phase 1 improvements won't happen without your support If you couldn't attend last night's community meeting about the Washington Boulevard/Andora Widening Project, we still want to hear your feedback about proposed updates to phase 1 construction. Improvements include: Phase 1 Install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Kaseberg Drive Widen Washington Boulevard from two to four lanes between Sawtell Road and Kaseberg Drive, and Diamond Oaks Road and Pleasant Grove Boulevard Improve signalized intersections along Washington Boulevard Construct a new multi-use trail from Pleasant Grove Boulevard to All America City Boulevard, along the east side of Washington Boulevard Enhance the existing bicycle and pedestrian railroad under-crossing Phase 2 Widen Washington Boulevard from two to four lanes, between Kaseberg Drive and Diamond Oaks Road Replace and widen the existing Union Pacific Railroad Andora bridge with a new bridge The total cost of all phases of the Washington Boulevard/Andora Widening Project requires approximately $35 million. A significant portion of this cost includes building a temporary shoofly to allow continued rail operations during construction of a new wider railroad bridge. Despite applying for a variety of competitive state and federal funds, the City does not currently have the necessary funding to move forward with the full project at this time. However, funding is available for phase 1. In order to move forward with phase 1 construction, your support is necessary. The City was awarded an Active Transportation grant by the California Transportation Commission (CTC) to partially fund the project's pedestrian improvements. Because the scope of phase 1 has been revised to include the traffic signal and pathway south of Sawtell Road, the CTC wants to know whether you support these enhancements. The CTC is expected to consider the expanded project scope, along with your input, and vote at an upcoming meeting. If the CTC votes to deny the changes, phase 1 work would not occur. Tell us whether you support phase 1. Your feedback will be shared with the California Transportation Commission. Open through Sunday, June 16 Public Works Department 311 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678 (916) 746-1300 | engineering@roseville.ca.us | roseville.ca.us/PublicWorks
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    FFNA board meetings are open to the public and will be held at (see the date for location): Chilton Middle School - Library 4501 Bob Doyle Drive -- map Roseville, CA 95747 or St John's Episcopal Church -- map 2351 Pleasant Grove Blvd Roseville, CA 95747 Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month (unless a holiday interferes) from 7 to 9 PM. 2019 Fiddyment Farm Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting Dates January 8 - Chilton Library February 12 - Chilton Library March 12 - Chilton Library Chilton Multi-purpose Room April 9 - Chilton Library May 14 - Chilton Library June 11 - St John's Episcopal Church July 9 - St John's Episcopal Church August 13 - St John's Episcopal Church
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    FFNA board meetings are open to the public and will be held at (see the date for location): Chilton Middle School - Library 4501 Bob Doyle Drive -- map Roseville, CA 95747 or St John's Episcopal Church -- map 2351 Pleasant Grove Blvd Roseville, CA 95747 Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month (unless a holiday interferes) from 7 to 9 PM. 2019 Fiddyment Farm Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting Dates January 8 - Chilton Library February 12 - Chilton Library March 12 - Chilton Library Chilton Multi-purpose Room April 9 - Chilton Library May 14 - Chilton Library June 11 - St John's Episcopal Church July 9 - St John's Episcopal Church August 13 - St John's Episcopal Church
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    FFNA board meetings are open to the public and will be held at (see the date for location): Chilton Middle School - Library 4501 Bob Doyle Drive -- map Roseville, CA 95747 or St John's Episcopal Church -- map 2351 Pleasant Grove Blvd Roseville, CA 95747 Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month (unless a holiday interferes) from 7 to 9 PM. 2019 Fiddyment Farm Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting Dates January 8 - Chilton Library February 12 - Chilton Library March 12 - Chilton Library Chilton Multi-purpose Room April 9 - Chilton Library May 14 - Chilton Library June 11 - St John's Episcopal Church July 9 - St John's Episcopal Church August 13 - St John's Episcopal Church
  11. By: Rob Baquera, Roseville Police Department, Public Information Officer Summer has arrived. School has ended and the summer activities have begun. As kids are home for summer and vacation plans are being made, there are some safety issues to be considered. Here are simple steps you can take to protect your home if you are out and about, on a getaway weekend, or on an extended vacation. Use a home monitoring system, either one monitored by a private company or security cameras linked up to an app that you can monitor yourself. Have a friend or neighbor check on your home while you are gone. Lock-up your home, and close your blinds to avoid prying eyes. An outdoor motion sensor light can be a simple and affordable deterrent. Keep up regular maintenance (e.g., landscaper or pool cleaner). Thieves tend to notice when something is off or irregular. Set-up a mail hold at the post office. Also, your newspaper carrier should be able to stop deliveries while you’re gone. Newspapers in your driveway are often a dead giveaway that someone isn’t home. Other safety considerations are not leaving children and pets in vehicles in the summer heat. A quick stop at the store can be a dangerous hazard for young children or pets. It is illegal to leave a child 6 years old or younger unattended in a motor vehicle. However, the child may be left under the supervision of a person 12 years old or older (CVC §15620). After sitting in the sun, even if a window is slightly opened, the temperature can rise rapidly inside a parked vehicle. Dehydration, heat stroke, and death can result from overexposure to the heat. California Penal Code §597.7 prohibits leaving or confining an animal in any unattended motor vehicle under conditions that endanger the health or well-being of an animal due to heat. A simple habit to practice year-round is to always check the front and backseats when you exit your vehicle. Even the best parent or caretaker may overlook a quiet or sleeping baby in the car, but checking your vehicle before walking away can ensure that no child is left unattended. Look before you lock and leave. If you see a young child alone in a vehicle on a hot day, call 911 immediately. If the child is in distress, try to get the child out as quickly as possible and work to cool the child quickly while waiting for first responders to arrive. By taking steps to protect your home and being cautious when children or pets are in your car, you can sit back and enjoy all that summertime offers.
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    Bev Bos Park Dedication

    The dedication of Bev Bos Park (2323 Cumberland Drive) Saturday, May 10th.
  13. Criminals don’t take a summer vacation. Spring is in full swing and summer is right around the corner. Now is the time to start preparing for fun summer activities. The Roseville Police Department also encourages you to take a few minutes to consider your summer safety plan. Help keep crooks out of your house, your property secure, your kids safe online, and your vehicle from becoming a target. By taking preventative measures now to safeguard your home and family, you can relax and have peace of mind all summer long. Here are some tips from the National Crime Prevention Council. Home Safety Tips Be aware of what’s happening in the neighborhood. Stay connected via Neighborhood Watch or a “Nextdoor” group. Lock your doors, including the garage door. Unlocked doors are open invitations to intruders. Ask a trusted family member, friend, or neighbor to keep a watchful eye on your home and pick-up any packages or mail; or have your mail held at the local post office until your return. Put lights on timers to give the impression that someone is home. Don’t post on social media that you are leaving town, and wait to post photos after you return from your trip. Tips for Parents · During a family outing make a backup plan in case the group gets separated. Consider having a scheduled meeting place and time. If your children will be home alone for a significant amount of time, have them check in with you if they plan to leave the house and when they arrive back home. Monitor internet and social media activity to establish if your children are visiting appropriate sites and following guidelines. Car Safety Tips Always lock your doors and roll up your windows when you leave your car. Do not leave valuables in the car. If you must leave prized possessions in your vehicle keep them out of sight or hidden in the trunk. These prevention tips are simple steps to avoid summertime crime. If you would like more information, please visit Roseville.ca.us/police or NCPC.org.
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    FFNA board meetings are open to the public and will be held at (see the date for location): Chilton Middle School - Library 4501 Bob Doyle Drive -- map Roseville, CA 95747 or St John's Episcopal Church -- map 2351 Pleasant Grove Blvd Roseville, CA 95747 Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month (unless a holiday interferes) from 7 to 9 PM. 2019 Fiddyment Farm Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting Dates January 8 - Chilton Library February 12 - Chilton Library March 12 - Chilton Library Chilton Multi-purpose Room April 9 - Chilton Library May 14 - Chilton Library June 11 - TBA
  15. Caltrans work on the Interstate 80/Highway 65 Interchange Improvements Project will temporarily close the northbound Galleria Boulevard/Stanford Ranch Road off-ramp, 10 p.m. Sunday, April 21 through 5 a.m. Thursday, April 25. The schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions. Follow detour signs or choose an alternate route. Take the northbound Highway 65 exit to Pleasant Grove Boulevard. Turn left onto westbound Pleasant Grove Boulevard. Take the freeway entrance to southbound Highway 65. Take the southbound Highway 65 Galleria Boulevard/Stanford Ranch Road exit. Learn more about improvements to the I-80/Highway 65 interchange by visiting 8065interchange.org.

About Us

The Fiddyment Farm Neighborhood Association is NOT an HOA and there are no fees or dues. We are here to:
•    To provide an open forum through which all members of the neighborhoods can participate in the identity, social culture, growth, development, and activities of the neighborhoods.
•    To identify and communicate the issues and concerns of the Association members to the Roseville Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, the City of Roseville, and other appropriate entities.
•    To keep all members of the neighborhoods informed regarding issues vital, or of interest, to the well-being of the neighborhoods.
•    To encourage and facilitate communication and cohesiveness among all the people of the neighborhoods. To act in cooperation with government and non-government agencies to preserve and improve peace, safety and property values in the neighborhoods.

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