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Citrus Heights News Briefs: Perko’s Cafe, East Area Rapist update, health fair

Perko's Cafe
Perko’s Cafe is now open at 6215 Sunrise Blvd., in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

Sentinel staff report–
Local news briefs include a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Perko’s Cafe on Sunrise Boulevard, the latest updates on the suspected East Area Rapist, a report on the recent Senior Health Fair in Citrus Heights, and more.

Updates on the suspected East Area Rapist
Latest updates on the suspected East Area Rapist includes a 13-minute in-depth news reports from ABC 7 in the Bay Area and a 10-minute interview with a detective who worked the case.

Senior Health Fair called a ‘great success’
The annual Senior Health Fair held on May 17 at the Citrus Heights Community Center drew more than 200 people from the region and 62 exhibitors, according to lead organizer Jayna Karpinski-Costa. Highlights from the event included two workshops, “Fall Prevention” and “Alzheimer’s,” being packed to capacity, as well as a 103-year-old attendee winning a $25 gift certificate for being the oldest person to attend the event. She said the only glitch was ordering coffee for the event from Starbucks, which ended up not being ready for pickup and resulted in having to wait “while they brewed the 100-cup container.” The annual health fair is put on by the Sunrise Old Auburn Road neighborhood association, which Karpinski-Costa leads, along with help from the city and the Residents’ Empowerment Association of Citrus Heights. Dignity Health this year also joined the City of Citrus Heights and Republic Services as a sponsor. Next year’s fair is scheduled for May 16, 2019.

More briefly:

  • Opening. Perko’s Cafe held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday after opening recently at the former Denny’s location at 6215 Sunrise Blvd.
  • Drive-by. A Citrus Heights woman said she was shot with paintballs in a drive-by shooting incident outside an Orangevale store. (See KCRA story)
  • Fire. Metro Fire crews doused flames at a residence on Canello Hills Drive on May 21 after a vehicle caught fire inside a garage. (See Metro Fire tweet)
  • Fraud. CBS 13 investigated after a Citrus Heights woman said her Social Security benefits were stolen. (See video)
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