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Latest local news briefs include an obituary for a 90-year-old Citrus Heights resident, a food drive collecting over 1,700 items, the STA appointing a new executive director, and a local pastry shop being feature on CBS 13.
Sunrise MarketPlace food drive collects over 1,700 items
A food drive held in the Sunrise MarketPlace on Saturday to benefit in-need families for Thanksgiving resulted in a total of 1,766 items being donated, along with several hundred dollars in cash donations, according to lead organizer Kathilynn Carpenter. She said food donations included 52 frozen turkeys, along with canned food, boxes of mashed potatoes, gravy mix, pasta and stuffing. Donations were delivered to the Sunrise Christian Food Ministry for distribution. The event partnered with KHITS and also received help from Rotary Passport volunteers.
Obituary: Patricia Jean Strautman (1930-2020)
90-year-old Patricia Strautman of Citrus Heights passed away on Nov. 18 surrounded by her family, according to an obituary published in The Sacramento Bee on Sunday. Strautman had eight children and was affectionately known as “The pregnant lady on the corner.” Her life revolved around “God, Family & Bingo.” A graveside service will be held at Calvary Cemetery at noon on Nov. 28th. (See full obituary)
Citrus Heights pastry shop featured on CBS 13
Pastry Heaven on Madison Avenue was featured in a four-minute segment on CBS 13 last week, with local chefs showing how to make an Apple Gallette pastry. (See video)
STA appoints new executive director
The Sacramento Transportation Authority (STA) on Wednesday announced the appointment of a replacement for its current interim executive director Will Kempton. The new director, Sabrina Drago, served as the Sacramento lead for an international engineering firm, WSP USA, and is expected to take the helm on Dec. 11. The STA is made up of county supervisors and city council representatives from the Sacramento region and oversees the region’s $4.4 billion local transportation sales tax program, funded by the original Measure A.
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