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2019 was a big year for Citrus Heights. These were the top 5 stories

A map from February 2019 shows the layout of a large housing project off Arcadia Drive in Citrus Heights. The property was later sold by Watt Communities to KB Homes in September.

Sentinel staff report–
Citrus Heights saw some significant happenings in 2019, with site work beginning on a 260-home development near Sunrise Mall, action being taken by the City Council to develop a plan for the future of the 100-acre mall property, and the city’s purchase of the 11-acre former Sylvan Middle School property at Sylvan Corners. The City Council also voted on a new district map that splits Citrus Heights into five voting districts — a major change that will be first implemented in the 2020 election.

The following are the most-viewed stories of the year, along with a brief update on each.

The Sentinel’s readers also were actively engaged with local stories on Facebook, with the most-commented on story of 2019 being about wild turkeys in November, closely tied with the news in February that Hobby Lobby would fill the former Citrus Heights Toys “R” Us building. Hobby Lobby has since announced plans to open in early 2020.

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