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Citrus Heights News Briefs: COVID, high school, priest, obituary

Latest local news briefs include the introduction of a new principal at San Juan High School, latest COVID-19 numbers in Citrus Heights, an obituary of a local resident, and more.

San Juan High School welcomes new principal
Dennis Foster introduced himself to the community as the new principal of San Juan High School in a two-minute video published by the school district on Friday. (Watch video)

Area priest excommunicated by Catholic Church
Father Jeremy Leatherby, the grandson of the founders of Leatherby’s Family Creamery, was excommunicated earlier this month after he allegedly disregarded the pope’s authority and held private mass during the pandemic, according to The Sacramento Bee. (See article)

Obituary: Pablo Contreras (1935-2020)
Citrus Heights resident Pablo Contreras passed away on Aug. 10 of congestive heart failure at age 84. According to an obituary published last week in The Sacramento Bee he served as a sergeant in the Marine Corps and later worked for nearly three decades at the Sacramento Army Depot as an electronics mechanic. He was active in a senior group at Antelope Road Christian Fellowship and is survived by two daughters. (See full obituary)

COVID-19: Death toll rises to 12 in Citrus Heights
Latest figures released by Sacramento County health officials last week show a total of 12 deaths related to COVID-19 in Citrus Heights, up from 11 the week prior. More than 600 cases of COVID-19 have also been confirmed in the city. (See latest county figures)

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