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Citrus Heights News Briefs: fallen tree, pay raise, housing project, clinic closure?

SMUD, downed tree, wires, power
SMUD and tree crews respond to the scene of a downed tree on Mariposa Avenue near Watson Way on Jan. 7. // CH Sentinel

Latest local news briefs include the outcome of a low-income supportive housing proposal on Sunrise Boulevard, a large tree falling on power wires on Mariposa Avenue, City Council members approving a pay raise for the city manager, a local medical clinic slated for closure, and a 104-year-old Citrus Heights woman celebrating her birthday.

Large tree on Mariposa Ave toppled in high winds
More than 190,000 SMUD customers were affected by power outages during high winds last weekend, including 4,000 residents in Citrus Heights. On Mariposa Avenue, about 60 residents lost power after a large tree fell into some power lines near Watson Way, around 11 p.m. Sunday. Crews had yet to remove the tree from the wires as of 10 a.m. the following morning, although SMUD crews and several tree service vehicles were on scene and the road was blocked off.

Citrus Heights medical clinic slated for closure
A medical clinic located in a shopping plaza at Sunrise Boulevard and Antelope Road is among more than a dozen clinics slated for closure by the end of January, the Sacramento Business Journal reported on Friday. Golden Shore Medical Group, formerly known as Molina Medical Group, announced the impending closure of all of its facilities on Dec. 28. However, the Journal reported that the Citrus Heights location is among three clinics in the Sacramento area that WellSpace Health has offered to purchase. Golden Shore Medical Group President Dr. Mario Molina told The Journal, “We’re just trying to preserve the continuity of care for patients and providers, and exit the market as gracefully as possible.” Financial reasons were listed as the reason behind the medical group’s decision to close its doors. (See full SBJ story)

Supervisor Frost to host community meeting at Citrus Heights City Hall
Sue Frost, who represents Citrus Heights and surrounding areas on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, will hold her first community meeting of 2019 at City Hall on Jan 14. The 6 p.m. meeting is the first of five community meetings at Citrus Heights City Hall that the supervisor has planned for the year, with the remaining meetings scheduled for the third Monday in March, May, September and November. The Supervisor also recently launched a community survey, which can be taken online here. 

104-year-old Citrus Heights woman celebrates birthday
KCRA 3 reported Friday that a Citrus Heights woman celebrated her 104th birthday. The woman, Theresa Silver, celebrated with cake and friends at the senior center inside the Citrus Heights Community Center. She credited her good health and long life with regular physical therapy, keeping busy, exercising, staying active and “good genes” from her mother’s side of the family. See video below.

More briefly:

  • Housing. The City Council voted Thursday night to approve a 47-unit low-income project at the old Abel’s Christmas Tree lot on Sunrise Boulevard, with additional conditions. (A full story will be published in The Sentinel’s upcoming Midweek Edition)
  • Pay raise. The City Council voted Thursday night to approve a 3 percent pay raise for the city manager. Councilman Bret Daniels was the lone “no” vote.
  • Break-in. Video surveillance showing a suspect breaking into a Citrus Heights spa store was aired in a Jan. 9 story on Fox 40. (See video)
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