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Citrus Heights News Briefs: deadly crash, textbooks, memorial, obituary

Latest local news briefs include a Citrus Heights man being involved in a deadly collision, a vigil held at Sunrise Mall for a former resident who was mistakenly killed by police in Idaho, a textbook review opportunity and a local obituary.

Public input sought on proposed new science textbooks
The San Juan Unified School District is inviting parents and community members to review proposed AP science, biology and chemistry instructional materials. The district is offering digital access or in-person review, for those interested. (See more)

Citrus Heights man involved in deadly motorcycle collision
A fatal collision involving a Ford F-150 and a motorcyclist occurred Wednesday night on Elverta Road near 16th Street, according to the Sacramento Bee. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene and the 27-year-old pickup truck driver, a resident of Citrus Heights, was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Neither person involved was identified by authorities. (See SacBee story)

Family holds vigil in Citrus Heights for man mistakenly killed by Idaho police
Family and friends gathered at Sunrise Mall last weekend to remember the loss of Joseph Johnson, a former Citrus Heights resident who was killed by police in a fatal case of mistaken identity at his home in Idaho Falls. According to a report by CBS Sacramento, Johnson reportedly met his wife at Sunrise Mall years before they moved to Idaho. (See video coverage)

Obituary: James ‘Jim’ Burchill (1946-2021)
James Burchill, who attended San Juan High School in the 1960s, passed away on Jan. 16 at the age of 74, according to an obituary published in The Sacramento Bee this weekend. Burchill was born in Long Beach, later attended high school in Citrus Heights, and then settled in Davis. He leaves behind his wife of 47 years, two children and a granddaughter. (See full obituary)


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