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Citrus Heights News Briefs: Chando’s Tacos, wildflowers, obituary

A Chando’s Tacos food truck is taking orders daily outside the future location of the restaurant at 7084 Auburn Blvd., in Citrus Heights.

Latest local news briefs include the death of a Citrus Heights resident who served for four decades as a youth counselor with the local school district, several updates on the local food scene, and a community volunteer being featured on ABC 10 for his work to beautify Auburn Boulevard.

Citrus Heights featured on ABC 10 as ‘Everyday Hero’
Citrus Heights resident Ron Ferns was featured on an ABC 10 “Everyday Heroes” spot last week for his efforts to beautify a section of Auburn Boulevard near Walmart. Ferns has planted flowers and maintained a several-hundred-foot section of roadside for the past 30-plus years and was previously featured on The Sentinel in 2018. (See prior story)

Chando’s Tacos food truck to remain in Citrus Heights ’til restaurant opens
A food truck offering selections from the Chando’s Tacos menu has been a daily presence parked outside the restaurant’s future location in Citrus Heights at Sylvan Corners. An employee taking orders on Friday said the food truck will be at the site daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., until the restaurant opens. An opening date has not yet been announced.

Citrus Heights restaurant featured on Fox 40
R Vida Cantina, a Mexican restaurant that first opened in Citrus Heights five months ago, was featured in a Fox 40 spot last week for its participation in the city’s Great Plates Delivered program. The new program utilizes federal stimulus money to pay local restaurants to deliver up to three free meals a day to seniors and other high-risk residents during the current pandemic. (See Fox 40 video)

Obituary: Susan Mary Coles (1946-2020)
Susan Coles, a Citrus Heights resident who served as a youth guidance counselor in the San Juan Unified School District for 40 years, passed away May 12, 2020, at the age of 74. According to an obituary published in The Sacramento Bee on Sunday, Coles was a parishioner at Holy Family Catholic Church for four decades and leaves behind her husband, three daughters and five grandchildren. (See full obituary)

Harbor Freight recalling half-a-million jack stands
USA Today and other news outlets reported last week that Harbor Freight is recalling 454,000 jack stands due to potential for the stand to drop quickly and cause serious injury or death. The recall affects some Pittsburgh Automotive 3 Ton and 6 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands. Stands can be returned for a gift card, or mailed back to the company. Citrus Heights is home to one Harbor Freight location, at 7829 Greenback Ln. (See recall notice)

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