Articles by: Citrus Heights Sentinel

A colorful display of an order of chicken tikka masala and a side order of naan bread and rice. // CH Sentinel

Food Review: Kabab N Tikka offers Pakistani-Indian flavor in Citrus Heights

Back-set from Greenback Lane in a largely unnoticed strip mall near San Juan High School, the front window of “Kabab N Tikka” is decorated with pictures of various ethnic dishes that diners will find offered inside.

Entering the Pakistani-Indian restaurant on a recent afternoon, my companion and I had the place to ourselves, and were able to enjoy the quiet as we considered our options for lunch and glanced around at the ethnic jewelry and garments on the walls. We were pleasantly surprised to find the restaurant fairly affordable, with most appetizers and dishes running from 3 to 13 dollars…

by · June 21, 2017 · Business
Life Foods' all-organic production facility in Citrus Heights sits off Greenback Lane, next to Bubba's Car Wash. // CH Sentinel

All-organic production facility in Citrus Heights now supplying Whole Foods

Thousands of cars pass by it every day on Greenback Lane, although drivers likely haven’t given thought to what goes on inside the 8,500-square-feet building located next to Bubba’s Car Wash.

Hawaii-based Life Foods, Inc. opened its all-organic food production facility in Citrus Heights in 2015, followed by the grand opening of Nourish Cafe the following year in a section of the same building…

by · June 18, 2017 · Business
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: domestic violence, grand theft, tire slashing

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: domestic violence, grand theft, tire slashing

Latest Citrus Heights police logs include a $3,000 theft at Walgreens, transients harassing boys at an LDS church camp, a woman allegedly trying to assault her boyfriend with a hammer, and an arrest of a knife-wielding assault suspect.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins, from June 9 to June 13, 2017:

by · June 17, 2017 · carousel, Police Logs
Citrus Heights News Briefs: cooling center, blood drive, free state fair tickets, affordable housing

Citrus Heights News Briefs: cooling center, blood drive, free state fair tickets, affordable housing

Latest local news briefs include the city announcing a temporary cooling center inside the Citrus Heights Community Center in anticipation of an expected temperature spike in the area, an upcoming blood drive across from Sunrise Mall offering free California State Fair tickets to donors, and a public hearing set for a proposed changes to allow for more affordable housing in Citrus Heights.

Community Center to serve as cooling center during expected temperature spike
With weather expected to reach 108 degrees in the area, the City of Citrus Heights announced that a cooling center will be opened inside the community center on Fountain Square Drive between noon and 7 p.m. this Sunday through Thursday…

by · June 17, 2017 · Community
Two eyesores in Citrus Heights finally being fixed up after local church buys property

Two eyesores in Citrus Heights finally being fixed up after local church buys property

A pair of vacant homes with boarded up windows, peeling exterior paint, and an overgrown yard. The sight has plagued a heavily-trafficked section of Old Auburn Road near Sylvan Corners for too long, but things are changing since a local church purchased the homes in October of last year.

“We’re fixing things up,” said Angel Nolasco, pastor of a Spanish-speaking Pentecostal church tucked behind the two homes, with access from Auburn Boulevard behind Gilberto’s Tacos. Nolasco said his congregation has about 100 attendees on Sundays and members have been helping fix up the property for the past few months — slowly hacking away overgrown vegetation and recently slapping a new coat of paint on one of the houses…

by · June 17, 2017 · Community, Religion
Metro Fire crews block off a portion of Sunrise Boulevard Thursday as crews respond to a house fire. // Photo courtesy, reader submission

House fire at Sunrise/Oak closes lanes, causes over $100k in damage

Several lanes of traffic at Sunrise Boulevard and Oak Avenue in Citrus Heights were partially blocked off around noon Thursday as emergency crews responded to the scene of a house fire on the west side of the intersection.

Metro Fire reported that firefighters encountered “heavy fire conditions” upon arrival, with flames extending into the attic of the aging, two-story home. Fire Captain Chris Vestal told The Sentinel the blaze was reported around 11:40 a.m. and confirmed that no one was inside…

by · June 15, 2017 · Police
Citrus Heights police released several images of robbery suspects at an AM/PM store. // Courtesy, CHPD

Suspects sought after video of alleged Citrus Heights AM/PM robbery goes viral

Over 250,000 views were made in just over 24 hours on a local Facebook video that went viral on Tuesday evening. The short, 16-second video appears to show several shoplifters in a physical confrontation with employees at the Citrus Heights AM/PM store on the corner of San Juan and Madison Avenues — with one of the suspects appearing to forcibly stop the video from being taken.

Citrus Heights police later posted the video on the department’s Facebook page on Wednesday evening, along a news release and several images of three suspects being sought in connection with the altercation. The incident occurred around 6 p.m. on June 13…

by · June 14, 2017 · Police
A temporary sign announces the new location for Ben's Hawaiian Cafe in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: DUI arrests, 29 minutes, BBQ chicken, missing man

Latest local news briefs include a Citrus Heights Hawaiian cafe offering a lifetime eating pass for $1,000, a local officer being awarded for making 66 DUI arrests in 2016, an at-risk man with schizophrenia reported missing, and the city council wrapping up its Thursday meeting in record time.

Citrus Heights cafe offering lifetime eating pass for $1,000–
Ben’s Huli Huli Chicken and Hawaiian Cafe on Auburn Boulevard is offering loyal customers a “Food for Life” eating pass — good for one $11 meal six-days-a-week for life, according to a report on KCRA published Saturday. Owner Kit Syn told the TV station he has…

by · June 10, 2017 · Community
Citrus Heights is seeking to ease regulations on garage conversions and accessory dwelling units, following the passage of a new state law. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights working to increase affordable housing by easing building regs

In an effort to increase affordable housing in the city and comply with a new state law, the City of Citrus Heights has been taking steps to ease regulations on garage conversions and secondary dwelling units.

Last month, Citrus Heights planning commissioners unanimously voted to recommend a new set of draft regulations that revise existing code to reduce parking requirements for accessory dwelling units and make it easier for proposed garage conversions to meet replacement parking requirements. The draft regulations are slated to be heard by the city council later this month, with a final vote in July…

by · June 10, 2017 · City Hall
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: 7440 Club, stolen vehicles, collision spike

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: 7440 Club, stolen vehicles, collision spike

Latest Citrus Heights police logs include trouble at the 7440 Club on Auburn Boulevard, a repo agent encountering a stubborn vehicle owner, more transient trouble, and a collision spike during the rain on Thursday.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins, from June 2 to June 8, 2017:

by · June 10, 2017 · Police Logs
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