The Localist - Q1 2021

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CITRUS HEIGHTS ISSUE Q1-2021

LIVE LIFE LOCAL



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Letter From Your Neighbor What's Happening! Local Non-Profit Sold Story Meet the Camacho's Local Groups Event Calendar Local Business Spotlight Our Partners

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NEIGHBORS

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LETTER FROM YOUR NEIGHBOR By Alyssa Stewart Surridge, Grand Oaks Elementary PTA President Photo courtesy of Lindsey Tees

Hello, my name is Alyssa Stewart Surridge, and I am the Grand Oaks Elementary PTA President. If you don't know, we are a local Title One Elementary school with students from all over Citrus Heights. We, as the PTA board, work hard to support not only our students and their families, but also to support our teachers and staff. 2020 has been a tough year as we have had to cancel our normal fundraising activities due to the pandemic. We strive every year to bring joy and family functions to our students; from welcome back barbeques to pancake breakfast for the holidays and the spring dance to end our year. Our children need these events now more than ever. We need support from our community to help these children and families make it through the next year as we begin to reintroduce the students and staff to in-person learning.

As a school, we are always thinking of our students and staff's safety, whether in a pandemic or not. We would like to partner with any local businesses that can help to feed the mental and physical health of our children and staff. These students have struggled this year, and we will continue to do all we can to help them in the years to come. As a parent of two at Grand Oaks Elementary School I want to do all I can for the school. We as parents are teachers, teachers are parents, staff are not only friends but parents away from home. We would like to support not only our immediate family with our school but our family (community) outside of our school because without our community we couldn't survive. If you have a desire to help support our local children and staff please feel free to contact me, Alyssa Stewart Surridge PTA President, at astewartsurridge@yahoo.com or by phone at 916-548-8941.


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WHAT'S HAPPENING

WHAT'S HAPPENING! Have you heard about the Sunrise Mall redevelopment plan? Over the next 20 years, the Sunrise Mall will be part of the Sunrise Tomorrow Project. Over the past 5 years, the Sunrise Mall has had in increase in mall vacancy up to 40 percent with major retail stores closing or moving elsewhere. This project is designed to have new community gathering spaces, four different types of housing options and bring over 3,000 permanent jobs.

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*Artistic rendering owned by the city of Citrus Heights*

Not only will the project bring new retail stores and restaurants, but new office spaces, grocery store, hotel, parks, gyms, child care facility and trails for walking and cycling. The city of Citrus Heights is planning to start initial development for Phase One in about 18 months. This project will be built in four phases with an estimated cost of $818 million dollars over the course of 20 years. To learn more about the project and stay updated visit: www.sunrisetomorrow.net.


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WHAT'S HAPPENING

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THE UNDERGROUND The Underground Clothing Connection, is a free clothing store for students within the San Juan Unified School District. It is organized and operated by the Citrus Heights HART (Homeless Assistance Resource Team), a volunteer-run community effort to end homelessness in Citrus Heights.

Kaylon McBride and Stan Munoz are HARTS leading organizers in charge of The Underground's launch and continued efforts and coordination. The Underground had its' opening on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Modeled after the current "exchange store" trend, the store offers the latest, stylish and trendy new and lightly used clothing to students.


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They offer clothing in sizes ranging from elementary school age all the way through high school.

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Donations of new or like new condition clothing, shoes, cash and gift cards can be given at the store, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The mission of The Underground, is to:

"be able to fulfill a basic need of clothing that is of good quality and on trend." This is an important aspect of the organization as it strives to not single out students that are in need of help and struggle through another social barrier. Shopping is open to individuals and families that are referred to them from their school or social worker by appointment ONLY. Currently the organization's greatest need is for boys elementary aged clothing and boys shoes for elementary age through high school.

Moving into 2021, one of the biggest goals for the organization would be to have the ability for the store to be open five days a week with a regular volunteer staff. If you would like to volunteer please email CitrusHeightsHART@gmail.com. Building a team of volunteers and gaining community sponsors would allow HART to continue their work through THE UNDERGROUND for many years to come. To learn more about HART, their work, The Underground and how to get involved visit citrusheightshart.org/ or their Facebook page @citrusheightshart.


"CITRUS HEIGHTS IS A GENUINE COMMUNITY. WE ATTRACT ALL AGES, AND HAVE A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF BOTH MILLENNIALS AND RETIREES THAN OTHER CITIES OUR SIZE." MEGHAN HUBER -

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER


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SOLD STORY

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SOLD STORY The Audi A5 Black Edition Plus is undoubtedly the model to go for if you like a flashy, well equipped car. It's based on the already-impressive A5 S line, but adds a range of styling tweaks to make it stand out from the crowd. The most obvious change is the addition of black 19-inch alloy wheels. They look great, but watch out for kerbs, as any damage will be very easy to spot. Other features include sportier bumpers and side skirts, while all of the A5's chrome trim has been swapped for glossblack parts. Plus, there's a new rear spoiler, which Audi describes as "enhanced". That's in addition to all the equipment provided by the S line, so you will no longer need to add many options.


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LIFE WITH THE CAMACHO'S

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MEET THE CAMACHO'S Local family making big moves in 2021. By Allison Personius Photo by Aliza Khan

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Meet the Camacho family; Amanda and Gilbert Camacho live in Citrus Heights with their two children Anthony, 12 and Ava, eight. Amanda and Gilbert are both local business owners and are greatly involved in the community. Amanda said, "I started 'The Localist' because I see so much opportunity here in Citrus Heights. As a wife, mom, neighbor and business owner, I feel it's my responsibility to share the best of our local community." Even as business owners, the Camacho's love taking advantage of family time and weekend adventures to some of their favorite places. Some of their favorite spots include: Horsetail Falls and Sly Park, Apple Hill during fall and Old Sacramento for all the food and events.


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MEET UP

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FEATURED LOCAL GROUPS P.O.O.C.H

Citrus Heights Moms

Citrus Heights Happenings

Pet Owners Organization Of Citrus Heights (P.O.O.C.H.) members support the park through membership dues, donations and volunteering. These funds help with park improvements, dog waste bags and insurance for special events. There is no charge for using the park. It was at the 1989 Frankfurt Motor Show that BMW presented a car that would become one of its modern classics: the 8-Series Coupe.

HH offers a single place that brings the Citrus Heights community together and as such, encourages members to be active participants in the group and our community.


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JAN 8TH 24TH

WELCOME TO 2021 Dine Downtown CA MUSEUM EVENTS

Sacramento Restaurant Week

More information and participating locations can be found here: https://www.godowntownsac.co m/events/signatureevents/dine-downtown/

JAN 10TH 11:00 AM

Virtual: Learn To Easily Edit Your Photos On A Phone To buy your ticket and learn more on what you need go to yayamaker.com and search Paint Nite Events in Citrus Heights. hosted by anthony allen

JAN 12TH 6:00 PM

Virtual Paint Nite: Impressionist Countryside

Go to yayamaker.com and search paint nite in Citrus Heights to buy your ticket and know what you need. Hosted by Willis Lewis.

JAN 16TH 6:00 PM

RLE Parks Drivein Movie Night Winter Series

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JAN 30TH 11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Supper, Messages to the Bride & Groom, Cocktails, Dancing. Register for event at https://www.californiamuseum. org/ca-museum-live

FEB 14TH 12:00 PM

Virtual Paint Nite: Cactus Collection III

Go to yayamaker.com and search paint nite in Citrus Heights to buy your ticket and know what you need.Hosted by Emily McpPeek.

Virtual Valentine’s Day Baking and Cocktail Class

Go to yayamaker.com and search paint nite in Citrus Heights to buy your ticket and know what you need.Hosted by Melanie Abrams

MARCH 6TH 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM

MARCH 19TH 5:30 PM

CAPITOL BEER FEST Buy your tickets at https://www.capitolbeerfest.co m/tickets/

Compassion Planet Crab Feed

"Compassion Planet is a 501(c)3, whose mission is to help agedout foster youth and youth from at-risk backgrounds achieve independence, by overcoming personal obstacles and learning how to thrive."

You can purchase tickets starting at $10.00 at www.RLEparks.com/events

JAN 21ST 3;00 PM

LIVE: GOLD MOUNTAIN

MARCH 27TH 11:00 AM

CA MUSEUM LIVE: WOMEN INSPIRE

Register for event at https://www.californiamuseum. org/ca-museum-live


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Pause Coffee House

LOCAL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

A place to stop and stay awhile. By Allison Personius Photo by Lindsey Tees

SPOTLIGHT

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Pause Coffee House is owned by business partners Paul Magda and Dardy Urulescu. Together they opened Pause's first location in Fair Oaks, CA in 2018. Since then, they have opened a second location in Rocklin, CA. The calming atmosphere, the smell of craft coffee brewing and one of their signature Maple Latte's makes Pause the perfect place to stop, sit and take a 'pause.' Pause offers not only coffee classics and signatures, but seasonal drinks and cold brew growlers to-go! The Fair Oaks location offers a drive-thru and delivery options are available through GrubHub. Make sure to check out their social website and social media for more information and updates on new drinks! www.pausecoffee.house/ @https://www.instagram.com/pausecoffeehouse/


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PREFERRED PARTNERS

WHO YOU KNOW MATTERS

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Each of our businesses and groups featured are locally owned and supported. Make sure to check out our 'Localist' family of businesses for all your different needs.

If you would like to nominate a local business for a feature in our next magazine, please email: care@thehayscamachogroup.com


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YOUR LOCALIST - AMANDA CAMACHO - 5303069928 - AMANDA@THEHAYSCAMACHOGROUP.COM