~March 2021 Newsletter ~

Volume 6-March 2021

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A Note about Harry Crabb from Stoneridge President and Former Mayor Susan Rohan

Those of us who make our home in Stoneridge are very happy to finally have our new regional park. While most of us know its name, few know details about Harry Crabb, and why it bears his name. Though some nearby residents met Harry at the park groundbreaking in May of 2012, we thought it was perfect timing to broaden knowledge about Harry Crabb, so that later this year, when the City is able to safely formally open the park, many more in our neighborhood will know all about our local “celebrity” when he is reintroduced.

Harry Crabb moved from Nebraska to Roseville with his family in 1935 and lived on Royer Street near Royer Park in Central Roseville. Back then, there were only 6500 citizens. As a youngster, Harry loved Roseville’s creeks and played sports in the park with the neighborhood gang. Those formative years greatly influenced his vision for Roseville and its youth activities as our City grew. In 1953, he married a lovely local girl, Jeanette with whom he shared 65 years of marriage, until her passing in 2018. He served in the U.S. Army, returned home and raised his family on Vine Street across from St. Rose Church. He later moved to Sun City and has recently transitioned to a senior community. Harry worked for Cal Trans and owned and operated an insurance business. His son Mike lives in the Stoneridge neighborhood, and Harry’s grandchildren and great grandchildren play in the park. Harry’s love of sports is reflected in the professional and personal resumes of his son and grandkids. Harry and his recent bride Patricia, whom he met when they were students at Roseville High School, take great pride in seeing the park alive with active families.

This regional park is named for Harry in recognition and appreciation of his leadership through a life of public service to Roseville citizens, highlighting his own love of sports and in remembrance of his commitment to our parks and recreation system. In addition to his obligations as father, husband, employee and business owner, Harry served 10 years on the City’s Commissions before serving an additional 20 years on the City Council. For eight of those years, he was Mayor. In his years of public service, he made it a priority to help shape the commercial and residential development and amenities of our City, and did not settle for less than the best outcomes over the course of 30 significant years of its growth. Those of us who appreciate our well-manicured neighborhoods and parks, robust recreation programs, reliable electric utility, quality water supply, well-situated public schools, commercial centers, rich employment opportunities, impressive public safety, and history of municipal fiscal stability have Harry to thank for his unique contribution to our City and its culture of community engagement.

The park is not the only piece of City infrastructure that bears his name. The state legislature named Harry Crabb Tunnel that runs along Interstate 80 and Sunrise Blvd for Mayor Crabb in recognition of his years of transportation-related service to the state and his City.

Harry loves to see happy active kids and he has a delightful sense of humor, but he was always serious about his responsibilities to Roseville and its future. Our community’s vast investment in parks and youth oriented recreation are in large part due to Harry Crabb and his unwavering love of Roseville.


By John Michaels

It’s weed season! In February and March, the two main outdoor jobs are (1) prune and feed roses and all plants that are beginning their bloom, and (2) get a jump start and spray for weeds before they get out of control. The bigger they get the harder to kill! There can be concerns with weed kill chemicals causing cancer, so this year neighbor John Michaels, will try one of these safe homemade weed kill recipes.



By Christie Borchin

This is a great appetizer served with your favorite tortilla chips! Also, it can be a stand alone salad as well. It’s truly delicious!

Cowboy Caviar

1 15oz can Black Eyed Peas

1 11oz can Corn

Drain and rinse – then add

2/3 cup thin sliced green onions

2/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

½ lb Roma tomatoes – coarsely chopped


2 TBL red wine vinegar

1 -2 tsp Tabasco Sauce

1 clove garlic

1/8 tsp pepper

Chill the Cowboy Caviar mixture and dressing. Pour the dressing on just before serving. So good!!!


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LOCAL DATA - Placer County Public Health Division

Placer County Coronavirus Dashboard: https://Placer.CA.gov/coronavirus/cases

About the COVID-19 Vaccines: https://Placer.CA.Gov/Vaccine

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STATE DATA - California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

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CDPH Activity and Business Tier Chart: https://tinyurl.com/CDPH-Activity-Tiers-Chart

COVID-19 General Information: https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/


Stoneridge neighbors Paul and Darci Frank invite you to their family owned business, Big Spoon Yogurt at the Fountains, for a FREE mini frozen yogurt.

The Franks are long time Roseville residents and, along with their three children, they love serving up smiles at Big Spoon. "Seeing customers smile is my favorite part of owning Big Spoon Yogurt," says owner Paul, who often rolls up his sleeves, dons the apron, and starts pouring delicious frozen yogurt treats. "We are honored to provide jobs, and support our community by operating a business that has been in Roseville since 2008."

During the pandemic, the Franks felt it was important to keep going, weather the storm, keep their crew employed, and contribute to keeping the community vibrant. Giving back to the community has always been a part of their philosophy. In April 2020, they donated 100% of proceeds to local charities every weekend with the "Curbside for our Community" events.

In an effort to keep their customers safe, Big Spoon at the Fountains is now a full service yogurt shop. Customers can enjoy a professionally-made froyo creation on the beautiful patio or while walking around the Fountains. Besides frozen yogurts loaded with probiotics and yummy toppings like fresh strawberries, the Frank family expanded their healthy selection to include low carb, gluten free, no sugar added treats by local artisan bakery Me>Carbs. They now offer cookies, cakes, cheesecake cups, donuts and more!

So, help support your Stoneridge neighbors and stop by Big Spoon Yogurt. Show this story from our newsletter before April 15 for your FREE mini yogurt plus topping.

Big Spoon, Big Smiles.

Facebook: @bigspoonroseville

Instagram: bigspoonyogurtroseville

Order online at www.bigspoonroseville.com


By Suzanne Jones

I am happy and privileged to represent East Roseville and Granite Bay on the Placer County Board of Supervisors! Though I am new to the Board of Supervisors, having only been inaugurated in January 2021, I am not new to serving the Placer County Community. I sat on the Placer County Board of Education for 10 years, only just resigning that position before taking this new seat. I have also served on the Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council and the Older Adult Advisory Commission. I am a member of the CA Bar Association and have served as a Mediator on the Appellate Mediation Program, Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District.

My move up to the Board of Supervisors came about because a group of area residents felt their voices weren’t being heard and that there was a perceived lack of transparency. These residents encouraged me to run and with the help of their grassroots effort we unseated the incumbent. It is my intention to instill a culture of transparency in Governance and maintain open communication with the people I represent.

Placer County is growing! And it’s no wonder because the amenities and lifestyle here make Placer a prime destination. The development that comes with growth is inevitable. It is my goal to give the public the opportunity to have their opinions heard, to be sure development takes place in thoughtful manner and that the character of our communities and our lifestyle is preserved to the maximum extent possible.

I want to hear from you! While I make every effort to know what is happening in my district, I cannot know everything. Be my eyes and ears and do not be afraid to contact my office if there is something in your community that concerns you. You will find my email address and phone number below.

I publish a monthly newsletter in two different venues. The Granite Bay View, which is a free publication mailed monthly to Granite Bay residents graciously gives me space for a monthly column. It’s also available at select area merchants; and I have an electronic newsletter that you can sign up for at Placer.ca.gov.

I am holding informal Town Hall meetings approximately once a month. The atmosphere is casual, no agenda, just an opportunity for people to get to meet each other and discuss issues affecting your neighborhood in an informal atmosphere. If necessary, items we discuss at this venue can be moved up the food chain for future action. Please join us for our next Town Hall at 10:00 AM on March 20th at Hillsborough Park (corner of E. Roseville Parkway and Hillsborough Dr.) Come have some coffee and conversation; We’ll be outdoors, so bring a lawn chair and I will provide the coffee.

My door is always open (so to speak). My office is located at 2200 Douglas Blvd. Bldg. A Suite 260 at the corner of Douglas Blvd & Eureka Rd. Currently due to COVID-19 we are asking you to call ahead for an appointment. To do so you may call the office at 916-787-8960 or reach out to my District Director Michael Spelis: Michaelspelis@placer.ca.gov

I am humbled and grateful to be your elected representative in local government. The People are the key to Placer’s greatness! Stay involved and stay in touch!

Suzanne Jones

Placer County Supervisor, District 4


Vice Mayor, Bruce Houdesheldt

Have a question for our Stoneridge District 3 representative and Vice Mayor? If so, residents and businesses can contact him at bhoudesheldt@roseville.ca.us

(916) 365-5863