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Published: Sunday, Mar. 16, 2014 - 4:48 pm

In the news

Designs aired for new Citrus Heights City Hall

Preliminary exterior designs for a new Citrus Heights City Hall will be presented during a community meeting Wednesday. The presentation follows up on a February meeting attended by about 80 people, who discussed design elements they considered important in a new building. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Citrus Heights Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square Drive.


Rancho Cordova to look at moratorium on smoking bars

The Rancho Cordova City Council on Monday will consider declaring a 45-day moratorium on the establishment, expansion and relocation of private smokers lounges, e-cigarette lounges, vapor bars and hookah bars. The council and city staff members are reviewing and considering possible amendment of zoning regulations that apply to such establishments. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 2729 Prospect Park Drive.


Around Town

Lawyers group presents course on small claims

California Lawyers for the Arts is offering an informative session Wednesday titled “How to Prepare and Present Your Small Claims Case.” The 5:30 to 7 p.m. session led by Paul Slavit, a former court commissioner with San Francisco Superior Court, covers best practices and how to file and serve a claim and prepare evidence. The presentation at the Sacramento Public Law Library, 609 Ninth St., is $20 for the public; $10 for CLA members; and $5 for CLA students and seniors if tickets are purchased online. Walk-up pricing is $5 more for each category.


Kaiser offers ‘Walk to Thrive’ Galleria stroll

Kaiser Permanente has scheduled a series of physician-led walks at the Westfield Galleria in Roseville. The next “Walk to Thrive” event occurs at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, when the public can join Dr. Michael Okimura at the dining terrace for a walk through the mall. The mall is open to walkers before stores open at 7 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at 8 a.m. on Sundays.


Farm life returns to the Capitol on Wednesday

The state’s annual California Agriculture Day returns Wednesday to the west steps of the Capitol. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the public can pet farm animals; sample honey, nuts, and other food products; and peruse presentations on agricultural tourism. Produce expert Michael Marks gives a stage presentation at noon.


College president defends his title at chili cook-off

Roseville’s annual celebrity chili cook-off takes place at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive. This year’s chefs include Fox 40 morning news anchor Paul Robins, Roseville Mayor Susan Rohan, William Jessup University President John Jackson and Sierra College President Willy Duncan, last year’s defending champ. Proceeds from the event will benefit after-school programs for teenagers and Point Break, a program designed to address social issues such as harassment, prejudice, bullying and suicide. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door; children under 8 are free.

Info: Advance tickets can be purchased at or by calling (916) 869-8835

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