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Citrus Heights News Briefs: Sunrise Mall future, obituary, election

A preliminary conceptual view of the Sunrise Mall area shared by Councilman Bret Daniels shows the general layout preferred by Citrus Heights planning commissioners and council members for the future of the 100-acre mall property.

Latest local news briefs include a preferred conceptual plan for Sunrise Mall being selected by Citrus Heights leaders, an obituary for a San Juan High School alumni, and the latest vote count update for Sacramento County.

Obituary: Leon Reese Ford (1923-2020)
Leon Ford, a San Juan High School alumni, passed away on Feb. 27 at the age of 97. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen, whom he met while attending high school. According to the SJHS Alumni Association, the Ford’s were married at the Friends Church in Citrus Heights in 1943. Leon served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and worked for Pacific Telephone Company until retiring in 1986. A burial will be held March 18 at 2 p.m. at Mount Vernon Memorial Park in Fair Oaks. (See full obituary in the Sacramento Bee)

Preferred plan for future Sunrise Mall includes hotel, residential component
City leaders on Thursday selected a preferred conceptual plan for the future of the 100-acre Sunrise Mall area that calls for at least one hotel, significant multi-story residential, walking paths, office space and plenty of room for outdoor events. A full story will be published in The Sentinel’s Midweek e-Edition this Thursday. (Click here to subscribe)

75,000 votes still to be counted in Sacramento County
Sacramento County elections officials estimate a total of 74,882 ballots remain to be counted from the March 3 election. The latest vote count totals were released Friday afternoon, with the next update slated for Tuesday. So far, 332,765 ballots have been counted in the county, out of 818,812 registered voters. (See latest update)

Mesa Verde alum featured in new district video
Kevin Bracy, who graduated from Mesa Verde High School and is now a motivational speaker, was featured in a “My SJ Story” success video released March 9 by the San Juan Unified School District. The 90-second video includes highlights from Bracy on how he grew up in local schools and was introduced to his career. (See video)

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