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Citrus Heights News Briefs: curfew, flooding, obituary

A man plays a guitar outside Sunrise Mall Friday night as participants arrive at a meetup spot before heading to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s home to protest curfew orders. // M. Hazlip

Latest local news briefs include flooding on Greenback Lane after a collision involving a fire hydrant, and obituary for an 86-year-old resident, carolers gathering at Sunrise Mall to protest curfew rules, and a local marching band suspending its end-of-year activities.

Fire hydrant on Greenback Lane causes flooding after collision
CBS 13 reported Thursday that a traffic collision in Citrus Heights on Greenback Lane near Birdcage Street caused water to flood the street after a fire hydrant was hit by one of the cars involved. Video from the scene showed two vehicles angled sideways off the roadway, with water flowing into the street. (See video)

Obituary: Lois “Loy” Goodwin (1934-2020)
Lois Goodwin passed away peacefully at her home in Citrus Heights on Nov. 16, according to an obituary published in The Sacramento Bee. She served as a paramedic and helped run her husband’s medical practice in Roseville, after which she earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. She is survived by her younger brother, two daughters, and four grandchildren. (See full obituary)

Christmas carolers gather in Citrus Heights to protest curfew rules
A group of carolers gathered around 9 p.m. at Sunrise Mall Friday night before heading to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s home in Fair Oaks to sing Christmas carols, in protest of the governor’s curfew order.

Marching band suspends rehearsals, performances due to COVID concerns
The Citrus Heights Community Marching Band has suspended the remainder of its 2020 performances and rehearsals, in light of COVID-19 and the lack of outdoor venues during colder winter months. The band announced the news in a Nov. 15 post on Facebook and also said there have been no cases of COVID-19 stemming from the band’s activities this year. (See post)

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