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Citrus Heights News Briefs: obituary, lawsuit update, new park

Latest local news briefs include the death of a longtime Citrus Heights resident and civil engineer, a new defamation lawsuit filed by a poker player in an ongoing dispute about cheating at Stones Casino, and an update on a new park coming to Citrus Heights.

Obituary: Fleming Edmund “Corky” Peek Jr. (1928-2020)
Longtime Citrus Heights resident and civil engineer Fleming “Corky” Peek Jr. passed away last month from heart failure, according to an obituary published Oct. 4 in The Sacramento Bee. His career included decades of service as a civil engineer, assisting in bridge building, working for the Division of Water Resources, and serving as president of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is survived by his wife of 73 years and four grown children. (See full obituary)

Poker pro accused of cheating at Stones files $330M lawsuit
Mike Postle, embroiled in a months-long legal dispute over allegations that he cheated at Stones Gambling Hall, filed a defamation lawsuit against his accusers on Oct. 1, seeking $330 million in damages to his reputation, according to an article published by

Sunrise Parks district shares update on new park, city-wide trail in Citrus Heights
The City of Citrus Heights hosted a live interview on Thursday with Sunrise Recreation & Park District Administrator Dave Mitchell. The interview focused on plans for a new park in the Mitchell Farms housing development and 2.9-mile trail in Citrus Heights. A recording of the 16-minute Zoom interview can be watched on the city’s Facebook page. (Click here)

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