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Citrus Heights News Briefs: Santa, City Hall, schools

Latest local news briefs include a Citrus Heights woman putting a “Letters to Santa” mailbox in her front yard, a video highlighting a new resource center at a local elementary school and several updates regarding City Hall.

Citrus Heights woman puts ‘Letters to Santa’ mailbox in front yard
Fox40 reported Friday that letters to Santa are being accepted at a bright red mailbox in the yard of a home at the corner of Verbena Court and Florabelle Avenue. Resident Kendra Carden said she placed the box in her yard, and has been encouraged to see the selflessness shared in letters dropped in the box. (Watch video report)

City spokesman leaves post
Elyjah Wilbur is no longer serving as the City of Citrus Heights’ communications officer, after a serving in the position for less than a year. Wilbur advised The Sentinel of his employment change in an email Friday, saying his last day working for the city was Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. He did not include a reason for his departure. Read prior story: Meet Elyjah Wilbur, new spokesman for the City of Citrus Heights

New resource center opens at Mariposa Elementary
The San Juan Unified School District shared a video update on Facebook last month about the grand opening of a new community resource room at Mariposa Avenue Elementary. The room features free wifi, computers, a printer, food pantry, clothing, books, and toys. The room is open for families and community members to use before and after school, Monday-Friday, from 7:45 to 9 a.m. and from 1:10 to 2:30 p.m. (See video)

New City Council members to be seated Dec. 8
At least two new council members will be sworn in at the Dec. 8 City Council meeting, as retiring members Jeannie Bruins and Steve Miller officially leave office. Jayna Karpinski-Costa has won the District 4 seat, while seats for District 2 and District 5 are still too close to call. A final vote tally will be released by Sacramento County on Thursday at 4 p.m., just prior to the council meeting.

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