Latest local news briefs in April include a deadly five-vehicle accident, plans to celebrate Citrus Heights’ 20th anniversary, an update on a local organic garden, and more. Here’s a few highlights from the week:
Celebration planned for Citrus Heights’ 20th anniversary of cityhood
Plans for an upcoming year-long celebration of the city’s 20th birthday next year were presented by staff during a 40-minute city council study session on April 14. Plans include a “block party” outside the new city hall, a 5k run, and a proposal for each month in 2017 to highlight a different aspect of the city, such as “top 20” spots to enjoy and “top 20” landmarks. The celebration is proposed to kick off at the first council meeting in January next year, followed by the block party sometime after April, 2017. Staff estimated a ballpark cost of $71,700 for the year-long festivities. Council members offered feedback on several items and Mayor Jeannie Bruins suggested adding community members to the City’s planning team for more input.
Citrus Heights man involved in 5-vehicle deadly wreck on Hwy 101
The California Highway Patrol reported a 57-year-old Citrus Heights man tried to avoid a deadly head-on collision that occurred in front of him on Highway 101 near Willits Thursday, but he was unable to steer clear of the wreck in his semi truck. Although the Citrus Heights driver was uninjured, the accident left one man dead, and at least two others injured, according to a CHP report obtained by The Sentinel. The collision involved five vehicles in total, two of which caught on fire.
Second Citrus Heights woman appointed by Gov. Brown
Gov. Jerry Brown’s office announced the appointment of a 47-year-old woman to a state position this week, making her the second Citrus Heights woman to be appointed by the governor in the past month. Leanne M. Wheeler was appointed to serve on the California Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Intervention.
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According to a statement from the Governor’s Office, Wheeler has a Master of Arts degree in education administration from Chapman University and worked with the San Juan Unified School District’s Education for Homeless Children and Youths program from 1999 to 2001. Both appointments did not require Senate confirmation and do not offer compensation. (Read more about both women here)
Organizer: plant sale raised funds, grew organic garden membership
“A big hit,” is what organizer Debbie LeVon called the Sylvan Ranch Community Garden‘s 3rd annual plant sale this year. She said the fundraiser brought in more members and more money for the nonprofit organic garden, and said funds would help the garden expand on projects, including partnering with local schools. LeVon said the garden offered “companion plants” this year, which she said is a method of pairing a vegetable with an herb and/or flower to assist the vegetable in improving flavor or repelling a known pest. Leftover plants will be used to provide fresh vegetables to a local food closet.
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Latest local news briefs in April include a deadly five-vehicle accident, plans to celebrate Citrus Heights' 20th anniversary, an update on a local organic garden, and more. Here's a few highlights from the week:
Celebration planned for Citrus Heights' 20th anniversary of cityhood--
Plans for an upcoming year-long celebration of the city's 20th birthday next year were presented by staff during a 40-minute city council study session on April 14. Plans include a "block party" outside the...
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