Latest local news briefs include results from a July 22 DUI checkpoint on San Juan Avenue, dozens of campers coming out to Rusch Park, latest news on the city council election, and an update on Black Bear Diner’s opening date.
Community Camp Out draws tents, campers to Rush Park
Dozens of tents dotted the grass at Rusch Park Saturday night as more than 150 kids, parents and volunteers came out to the 15th annual Community Camp Out. With weather hitting over 100 degrees Saturday afternoon, participants enjoyed a dip in the pool as well as a water balloon toss and other activities. “Music Mike” kept the kids entertained around a campfire, and s’mores were also provided. After-dark activities on schedule included telescopes and star gazing, with lights out by 11 p.m. The annual event is hosted by the Residents’ Empowerment Association of Citrus Heights, in coordination with the City and the Sunrise Recreation and Parks District.
Police report results of July 22 DUI checkpoint
Citrus Heights police conducted a scheduled six-hour DUI and driver’s license checkpoint on San Juan Avenue near Sperry Drive Friday night, beginning around 8 p.m. In an “after action” report, police said a total of 672 vehicles were stopped, with nine sobriety field tests conducted and no DUI alcohol or drug arrests reported. One person was arrested for a felony warrant during the checkpoint operation, and seven citations were issued for driving without a license or with a suspended license. One other citation was issued for an unspecified violation. (See original story)
Four residents take steps to fill two city council seats
Following the July 18 opening of the nomination period for those seeking a spot on the Citrus Heights city council, four residents have already taken out nomination papers — with several more likely to follow before the deadline to file next month. As of Friday morning, current Vice Mayor Jeff Slowey, Planning Commissioner Rick Doyle, Construction Appeals Board Member Amor Taylor, and resident David Huber have all taken out nomination papers. Former councilman Bret Daniels and policy analyst Marcel Weiland announced their campaigns for city council on Facebook earlier this year, but have yet to take out papers. The deadline to apply is August 12, according to the city clerk’s office.
Black Bear Diner opening delayed
Residents hopeful to eat at a new Black Bear Diner will have to wait until September to nab a meal at the new restaurant being constructed at the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and Madison Avenue. Black Bear Operations Vice President Jerry Mercer told The Sentinel via phone Friday that the date had to be “pushed back a little bit,” citing construction still being underway. Mercer had previously told residents at a community meeting earlier this year that he expected the restaurant to open in July or August. As of July 22, he said construction is winding down and he expects an opening date “in 60 days.”
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Latest local news briefs include results from a July 22 DUI checkpoint on San Juan Avenue, dozens of campers coming out to Rusch Park, latest news on the city council election, and an update on Black Bear Diner's opening date.
Community Camp Out draws tents, campers to Rush Park--
Dozens of tents dotted the grass at Rusch Park Saturday night as more than 150 kids, parents and volunteers came out to the 15th annual Community Camp Out...
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