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Citrus Heights News Briefs: BLM, demolition, surgery, $22.7M sale

Heavy equipment and rubble piles from demolition work could be seen Saturday in the Sunrise Village shopping plaza. // CH Sentinel

Latest local news briefs include demolition work beginning at a Citrus Heights shopping plaza, another multi-million dollar apartment sale, San Juan High School being criticized for including a Black Lives Matter lesson, and a six-month-old recovering after an advanced heart surgery.

110-unit apartment complex sells for record $22.7M
The Sacramento Business Journal reported Friday that the 110-unit Sierra Square apartment complex near Sunrise Mall sold for $22.7M, fetching a record $298-per-square-foot — or $206,591 per unit. An unidentified buyer from Southern California purchased the property from Chicago-based 29th Street Capital, according to The Journal. (See full story)

San Juan High School criticized over Black Lives Matter lesson
CBS 13 reported Wednesday on a father’s efforts to allow his daughter to opt-out of a Black Lives Matter lesson in her San Juan High School ethnic studies class. The father, Garren Bratcher, called the lesson a “recruitment seminar.” The school district denied his request for his daughter to opt out, according to the news report which also was republished on Yahoo News. (See story)

Local baby recovers from successful heart surgery
Fox40 reported Monday on the story of a six-month-old Citrus Heights boy who successfully underwent a miracle heart surgery. (see video)

Demolition begins at 15-acre shopping plaza
Long-awaited demolition work has begun at the Sunrise Village shopping plaza at the corner of Madison Avenue and Sunrise Boulevard. The project was first approved over a year ago and will include extensive facade improvements on buildings, along with the addition of about 17,000-square-feet of commercial space. See more in prior story: Plan to renovate, expand 15-acre Citrus Heights shopping center moves forward

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