History for the holidays

By: Gina Garbolino
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As our centennial year comes to a close, a centennial coffee table book or set of DVDs makes a unique gift to help celebrate and commemorate Roseville’s 100th year. The set includes award-winning documentaries on Roseville’s history, including its entry in the 2009 Rose Parade, 100 moments in History hosted by Olympic gold medalist and Roseville native Summer Saunders, and an overview of Roseville’s police, fire and railroad histories. Also available is a full-color centennial edition of historian Duke Davis’ book, “Milestones and Memories.” Merchandise is available at the Roseville Civic Center in the City Clerk’s office, Maidu Community Center and Roseville Sports Center. For more information go to and click on “Centennial store,” or call 774-5734. City Hall offices at 311 Vernon St. will also be closed for the holidays from Dec. 25 though Jan. 3, reopening Jan. 4. Emergency city services such as police and fire protection will be fully operational during this period. As a citizen you won’t notice a difference if you call for police or fire services or call the utilities department for an outage. All emergency services will be fully operational, and refuse pick-ups will continue as scheduled. During this time, utility payments will be accepted online, over the phone, through the mail, and from the drop box in the Civic Center parking lot. The Utility Exploration Center and the Maidu Interpretative Center will be closed. The Riley, Main and Maidu libraries will be closed from Dec. 25 through Jan. 1, reopening for regular hours on Sunday, Jan 2. Front counters at Roseville Electric and the Environmental Utilities Department located on Hilltop Circle will also be closed. The Roseville Sports Complex will remain open and the Maidu Community Center is open for rentals only. The Roseville Transit counter will be open under limited hours of operation throughout the week, but bus services will continue as scheduled. The city’s voluntary holiday closure program is designed to help the city reduce leave liability, resulting in future cost savings. Under the program, city employees take the days off as regular accumulated vacation time, or employees may volunteer to take one or more days off without pay. For a complete list of closures, visit the city’s Web site at Gina Garbolino is the mayor of the city of Roseville. Holiday Closures City Hall offices at 311 Vernon St. will be closed from Dec.25 through Jan.3. The Riley,Main and Maidu libraries will be closed from Dec.25 through Jan.1. Also closed: Front counters at Roseville Electric and teh Environmental Utilities Department, the Utility Exploration Center and the Maidu Interpretive Center.