Rockridge News to Notch 25th Anniversary in March

Vol. 1, No. 1; March 13, 1986
Saturday, January 8, 2011

Spawned from the union of an early Macintosh computer and PageMaker software, Vol. 1, No. 1 of The Rockridge News hit the streets March 13, 1986, amidst a surge of growth and change proposed for Rockridge.

Published under sponsorship of the Rockridge Community Planning Council, the newsletter’s purpose, as stated in the issue, was to “...update residents on development and planning activities that affect our neighborhood,” as well as “present information on community events and issues affecting residents and merchants alike.” The newsletter thus took on a mission of information begun by anxious, concerned neighbors posting development plans and meeting notices on neighborhood telephone poles.

Suddenly, it is 25 years later. The newsletter has published an unbroken line of issues which have continued and enlarged upon the original vision.

What has not changed across the decades is the spectre of inappropriate development projects that seek to capitalize on the attractions of Rockridge as a place to live or to visit. The newsletter will continue to call for process, procedure and coherent design in planning decisions.