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Citrus Heights News Briefs: chickens, pho, CHPD anniversary

Latest local news briefs for Citrus Heights in June include a new restaurant opening its doors on Greenback Lane, a massive power outage affecting thousands, an upcoming public hearing on chicken-keeping in the city, and a ceremony to celebrate the police department’s 10 year anniversary.

Pho ABC restaurant now open
The new Vietnamese restaurant, Pho ABC, opened for business on Greenback Lane last week, taking up the old Waffle Square building across from Toys ‘R’ Us. The restaurant was planning to open mid-May, but plans were delayed a month due to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to owner Tommy Nguyen. The new eatery is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

[Related: Popular Vietnamese ‘pho’ restaurant expands to Citrus Heights]

78,000 lose power after SMUD equipment malfunction
SMUD reported approximately 78,000 customers lost power in the Citrus Heights area Thursday night. The June 16 outage occurred around 8 p.m., with most residents having power restored about an hour later, according to SMUD updates on Twitter. SMUD Spokesman Jonathan Tudor later told The Sacramento Bee the cause was determined to be an equipment malfunction at a nearby substation in Orangevale.

Citrus Heights Police Dept to celebrate 10-year anniversary on June 23
A public ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 23, to celebrate the Citrus Heights Police Department’s formation 10 years ago. The ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the Community Center on Fountain Square Drive and will feature awards and achievement highlights. Prior to June of 2006, police services in Citrus Heights were provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

Public hearing to be held on chicken-keeping proposal
The Citrus Heights Planning Commission will hold a June 22 public hearing on whether to modify the zoning code to allow up to six chickens to be kept on smaller residential lots in the city. Chickens currently can only be kept on lots over 10,000 square feet in size, but the proposed changes would allow hens to be kept on residential lots of any size.

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Roosters would still be restricted to lots over 20,000 square feet in size. The hearing will be held during a scheduled planning commission meeting that begins at 7 p.m. in the Citrus Heights Community Center. (See proposed wording)

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