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News Briefs: Veterans Day, shooting, food hall, water district

Congressman Ami Bera speaks during a Nov. 11, 2023 Veterans Day ceremony held at Sylvan Cemetery. // CH Sentinel

Latest local news briefs include a Veterans Day ceremony, an update on plans for a micro food hall, traffic snarls last weekend from an officer-involved shooting on I-80, and the water district appointing 13 residents to an advisory committee.

Veterans Day ceremony held at Sylvan Cemetery
Residents, veterans, police, and area elected officials gathered at Sylvan Cemetery on Saturday to hold a ceremony in honor of Veterans Day. The 45-minute event included brief speeches from Congressman Ami Bera, Citrus Heights Mayor Tim Schaefer, Sacramento County Supervisor Sue Frost, Citrus Heights Police Chief Alex Turcotte, and others, each of whom shared appreciation and gratitude for those who have served in the nation’s armed forces.

Local Kitchens pulls out of plan for Citrus Heights location
The Sacramento Business Journal reported Tuesday that Local Kitchens, a San Francisco-based micro food hall chain, has abandoned plans for new locations in Citrus Heights and Folsom. The chain had been moving forward with plans last year to add a location in the Sunrise Village shopping center in Citrus Heights. (See full story on Biz Journal)

Suspect dies after police chase, collision on I-80 near Greenback Lane
KCRA reported Monday that a man who was shot and killed following a pursuit on I-80 was identified as 36-year-old Zachary Wolffscott. The officer-involved shooting prompted the closure of eastbound I-80 on Sunday for several hours, causing traffic snarls on side streets in Citrus Heights as drivers were detoured off the interstate. (See KCRA)

Water District welcomes new committee members
The Citrus Heights Water District on Tuesday announced the members making up its Customer Advisory Committee, with 13 residents appointed to 3-year terms. Residents include: Jodi Ash, Juan Barillas, Debora Garcia, Suzanne Guthrie, Janet Hogan, Andrew Johnson, Eric Lindberg, Jay Martinez, Krissi Miramontes, Jenna Moser, Michael Nishimura, Robin Rau, and Nanette Wheeler-Carter. Four alternates were also appointed: Julie Beyers, Paul Dietrich, Richard Moses, and Alan Utzig. There are also several institutional and business members that make up the committee. (See more)

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