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Easter’s Catholic Books and Gifts is located at 6916 Sunrise Blvd., in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

Latest news briefs include a local Catholic book store winning approval from the City Council to pursue an alcohol sales license, a Citrus Heights woman pleading guilty in a fatal DUI collision, Mesa Verde beating San Juan in an annual Citrus Heights Bowl on Friday, and more.

Citrus Heights council gives OK for alcohol sales at catholic bookstore
In an unusual request, Citrus Heights council members earlier this month approved a request from Easter’s Catholic Books and Gifts to sell alcohol. A representative from the store told the council that an alcohol license is only being sought to sell communion wine for use in religious services.

Citrus Heights woman pleads guilty in fatal DUI collision
CBS 13 reported on Monday that a 21-year-old driver from Citrus Heights has pleaded guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter for her role in a DUI collision that left one passenger dead. The collision occurred on April 9, when her vehicle crashed into a pole and then flipped. (See CBS 13 story)

Freeway entrance blocked after house slides off trailer
Ramps to Interstate 80 near Auburn Boulevard on the outskirts of Citrus Heights were shut down Tuesday afternoon after part of a house slid off the tractor-trailer it was being carried on, The Sacramento Bee reported.

Mesa Verde beats San Juan in annual Citrus Heights Bowl
The Mesa Verde Mavericks beat the San Juan Spartans 41-14 during the annual Citrus Heights Bowl on Sept. 20, the Sacramento Bee reported in a high school sports roundup.

Officer surprised by son returning from Afghanistan
Citrus Heights police posted a video on Friday showing a surprise visit from a soldier who recently returned home from Afganistan and dropped by the police station to surprise his dad, who is a police officer in Citrus Heights. (See video)
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