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Citrus Heights News Briefs: obituary, DUI checkpoint results, construction

Fall Carnival
Brass Ring Amusement’s Fall Carnival is at Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights from Oct. 26 through Nov. 4, 2018. // CH Sentinel

Latest local news briefs include another longtime resident passing away, results from last week’s DUI checkpoint operation, video from a recent groundbreaking ceremony, and more.

Obituary: Citrus Heights loses another longtime resident
Citrus Heights resident Stanley “Stan” E. Norine passed away on Oct. 26 at a hospital in Sacramento, following complications from heart surgery. According to an obituary published in the Grand Island Independent, the 63-year-old was born in 1955 in Minnesota and later resided in Citrus Heights, where he worked as an electrician for over 35 years and was a member of a local Presbyterian church.

In his obituary, his wife, Cheryl, recalled his love for golf and their first time meeting in 1985. “God gave me the most perfect husband and I’ve cherished every moment,” she wrote. “He loved talking with everybody and doing things to help his friends and co-workers.” Stanley Norine is survived by his wife, daughter and son-in-law. (See full obituary)

Police release results of Oct. 27 DUI checkpoint
A total of 973 vehicles were stopped and one DUI arrest was made during a checkpoint operation held on northbound Sunrise Boulevard near Oak Avenue last weekend, police reported. Another arrest was made involving a misdemeanor traffic warrant. Police also said an arrest was made involving a driver with a suspended license who was not cooperative or attempted to evade officers.

Additionally, 31 citations were issued for various traffic and vehicle code violations. Police also impounded two vehicles and administered nine sobriety field tests. The checkpoint was funded by a grant through the California Office of Traffic Safety.

New senior living facility posts video of groundbreaking ceremony
“The Oars,” a senior living facility now under construction at 6550 Greenback Ln., tweeted a video on Wednesday with highlights from last month’s groundbreaking ceremony for the project. The minute-long video clip concludes with a “coming soon” date of Fall 2019, when the facility is expected to open. (see video)

As previously reported in The Sentinel, the new 63-bed, 32,000-square-foot assisted living and memory care center is being constructed by Quantum Care Place LLC, which secured over $14 million in funding for the project. The Oars will offer a visiting concierge physician and other professionals, who will provide home health care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, podiatry and dental services. (Learn more about the project)

More briefly:

  • Bait Arrest. Citrus Heights police on Saturday posted a photo on Facebook of another suspect who was nabbed with a bait item owned by CHPD. (See post)
  • Carnival. Brass Ring Amusements will conclude its 10-day carnival at Sunrise Mall on Sunday.
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