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Temporary signage is regularly on display outside Java Cherry on Van Maren Lane in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

Latest local news briefs include a hiring spree at the local Small Business Administration office in Citrus Heights, the city announcing it won’t be enforcing a temporary sign ban for essential businesses, and an obituary for an 82-year-old resident who passed away this month.

Citrus Heights SBA office on hiring spree amid economic crisis
The Small Business Administration office at 6501 Sylvan Rd. is hiring full-time employees to help provide assistance for a rapid rise in demand for disaster relief loans by small businesses struggling amid the coronavirus shut down, the Sacramento Business Journal reported Thursday. (See full story)

City says it won’t enforce temporary sign ban
The City of Citrus Heights is encouraging businesses that provide essential services to use A-frame signs and other temporary signage to let customers know they are open, announcing last week that an ordinance banning most temporary signage won’t be enforced during the current state of emergency. Some business owners have complained about the sign ban in the past. See prior story for more: Owners say portable sign ban in Citrus Heights hurts small businesses

Obituary: Robert Eugene Slocum (1937-2020)
Citrus Heights resident Robert (Bob) Slocum passed away on March 16 at the age of 82, after a five-year battle with cancer. According to an obituary published in The Sacramento Bee, Slocum served 20 years in the Air Force and later volunteered as a campus monitor at Del Campo High School.

His obituary said he “could be seen every morning sporting one of his many baseball hats and flannel shirts, visiting his local Starbucks and chatting with his neighbors.” He is survived by his wife, Mary, and three daughters. A memorial service will be held at Price Funeral Chapel at a later date. (See full obituary)

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