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Citrus Heights News Briefs: sales tax, cheating, arrest, obituary

Latest local news briefs include updates on the proposed transportation sales tax measure and accusations of cheating at Stones Casino, along with the local obituary of a 92-year-old resident and more.

STA to hold vote on transportation tax measure
The Sacramento Transit Authority is slated to vote this Thursday on whether to tentatively adopt a plan for an $8 billion half-percent sales tax increase to fund transportation projects in Sacramento County. If approved, the proposed 40-year measure would then need approval from the majority of the city council’s in the county, prior to being placed on the November 2020 ballot. (See agenda packet)

Convicted kidnapper arrested in Citrus Heights on new charges
David Munoz, who was previously convicted in Nevada County for second-degree robbery, kidnapping and false imprisonment, was arrested last month on new charges in Citrus Heights. He is accused of having a concealed firearm in his vehicle as well as being in possession of honey oil, The Union reported. (Read more)

Stones Gambling Hall wants cheating lawsuit dismissed
A judge is being asked to dismiss a $30 million lawsuit accusing a player at Stones Gambling Hall of cheating, according to a March 5 article in The Sacramento Bee. In a motion to dismiss, the casino’s parent company, Kings Casino LLC, says the lawsuit “reflects the oldest complaint of gamblers — that their lack of success means they were cheated.” (See full story)

Obituary: Floyd L. Blodgett (1927-2020)
Citrus Heights resident Floyd Blodgett, 92, passed away on Feb. 16, according to an obituary published last week in The Sacramento Bee. He was preceded in death by his wife Gloria and is survived by two children and several grandchildren and great grandchildren, along with one great great grandson. A funeral service was held March 7 at Price Funeral Chapel, followed by military honors at Sylvan Cemetery. (See full obituary)

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