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Citrus Heights News Briefs: local taxes, rapist update, gas leak, coffee

Coffee with a Councilman, Java Cherry
Councilman Albert Fox chats with residents at a ‘Coffee with a Councilman’ event at Java Cherry on May 12. // CH Sentinel

Latest local news briefs include an update on the East Area Rapist suspect’s charges, the Citrus Heights City Council voting 4-1 to oppose a tax-related ballot effort, a gas line break on Twin Oaks Avenue, and “Coffee with a Councilman” held at Java Cherry.

Gas line break shuts down traffic on Sunrise
Citrus Heights police tweeted on Tuesday afternoon that a gas line break caused traffic to be closed down on Twin Oaks Avenue, between Sunrise Boulevard and Patton Avenue. The department later posted an update that the gas line leak was low pressure and no evacuations were needed. Police advised that residents stay inside while PG&E crews repaired the leak. It was unclear how long it took to repair the line, but ABC 10 reported that crews were estimated to have repairs completed by the following morning on Wednesday. (See ABC 10 story)

East Area Rapist suspect now charged in 12 murders
Following an announcement on Thursday by prosecutors in Santa Barbara County, the East Area Rapist suspect Joseph DeAngelo is now charged with 12 murders across the state. On Friday, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said in a news release that she had met with representatives from the three other counties where DeAngelo has been charged, but “no decisions were made regarding where the case may be tried or the composition of the trial team.” She said another meeting will be held in late June to discuss more details, but said no further comment would be made from her office in the mean time. (See news release)