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Citrus Heights News Briefs: home sales, theft, bankruptcy, skunks

Latest local news briefs for Citrus Heights include a little league’s snack bar being broken into at Madera Park, an update on local home sale prices, trouble with skunks, and more.

REPORT: Citrus Heights home sale prices dropped in December
Average December home sale prices in Citrus Heights dropped by 7.3% in the 95610 zip code and 3% in the city’s 95621 zip code, compared to November, according to the most recent data reported in The Sacramento Bee on Saturday.

Latest year-over-year comparisons show home sales in the city’s 95621 zip code were still on the increase, rising 2.3%, from an average of $300,000 in December 2017 to $307,000 one year later. In the 95610 zip code, which covers the eastern half of Citrus Heights, prices decreased in year-over-year comparisons, dropping 2.8% from an average of $345,000 down to $335,000 during the same period. The report included data for sales of detached single-family homes and also included price comparisons of homes sales of all zip codes in the Sacramento region. (See SacBee report)

Skunk mating season causing trouble for Citrus Heights woman
An ABC 10 story on Feb. 11 featured a Citrus Heights woman and her struggle dealing with odors from skunks around her home. The news report offered tips on fencing around the base of homes to prevent skunks from getting underneath a residence and causing a stink, but also said the bill for installing such fencing can run $1,500. According to the report, February and March are skunk mating season, with some odors being a result of a female skunk rejecting a male suitor. (See ABC 10 story)

Payless Shoesource announces closure of all stores
Multiple news agencies reported Thursday that Payless Shoesource will be closing all of its stores, with liquidation sales beginning Sunday. Citrus Heights is home to two Payless stores, one in Sunrise Mall and another in the Kohl’s shopping center at the intersection of Greenback Lane and San Juan Avenue. However, as the closure announcement only applies to corporately owned stores and not franchise locations, it was not immediately clear whether the Citrus Heights locations are among those to close. A manager was not available at the store on Greenback Lane Saturday evening, but an employee said she had not heard of any plans to begin liquidation sales on Sunday.

Fundraiser launched after Citrus Heights Little League snack bar broken into
An online fundraiser has already brought in over $1,000 for the Citrus Heights Little League, after the League’s president said on Friday that its snack bar at Madera Park was ransacked. Photos of items rifled through and dumped on the floor were posted on the League’s Facebook page on Friday, and a fundraising page was later created to help offset the costs of items stolen. The League said in comments on Facebook that about $100 in small bills were taken, along with other items. (See fundraiser page)

More Briefly:

  • Holiday closure. Citrus Heights City Hall will be closed Monday for the President’s Day holiday.
  • Council meeting. The City Council held an unusually short council meeting on Valentine’s Day, totaling just 21 minutes in length.
  • Fundraiser. The “Fill the Boot for Burns” fundraiser at the corner of Greenback Lane and Sunrise Boulevard raised $165,000 over a four-day period, according to the Firefighters Burn Institute.
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