Articles by: Citrus Heights Sentinel

File photo, red light camera sign. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights to add more red light cameras at intersections, but do they work?

New red light cameras are slated to be installed by the end of July at two intersections along Greenback Lane in Citrus Heights, following a police recommendation and 4-1 approval by the city council earlier this month.

The new cameras will be installed on eastbound Greenback Lane at Parkoaks Drive and northbound Auburn Boulevard at Greenback Lane — both of which are among the top 10 most dangerous intersections in Citrus Heights, according to police.

by · July 23, 2017 · City Hall, Police
A new Sacramento Kings-themed basketball court is now open at Madera Park in Citrus Heights. // Image Credit: KPGreaterSacramento video

Citrus Heights News Briefs: new court, police protest, BBQ turtle, garage sale trouble

Latest local news briefs include a new basketball court unveiled at Madera Park, complaints of a “never-ending” garage sale outside a Citrus Heights home, a local man hospitalized with a rare and deadly virus, protesters outside the Citrus Heights Police Department on Friday, and a local man arrested for allegedly stabbing and barbecuing a pet turtle.

Kings team up to provide new basketball court at Madera Park–
A new Sacramento Kings-themed basketball court was unveiled at Madera Park on Thursday, thanks to a charitable effort from the Kings basketball team, Kaiser Permanente of Greater Sacramento, and the Good Tidings Foundation. A video posted on social media by Kaiser shows the ribbon-cutting ceremony…

by · July 23, 2017 · Community
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: threats at CHPD, vehicle vs. Taco Bell, pickpocketing

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: threats at CHPD, vehicle vs. Taco Bell, pickpocketing

Latest Citrus Heights police logs include threats made at the police department counter, an arrest made after a neighbor allegedly poured paint stripper on truck, a grab-and-run theft at Victoria’s Secret, and a pickpocketer making off with a $557 money order.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletin for Wednesday, July 19…

by · July 23, 2017 · carousel, Police Logs
A young contestant shows off some scooter skills at the 2015 Rusch Park Scooter Competition.

New Summer Jam event at Citrus Heights skate park to draw youth, families

A brand new “summer jam” event at the Rusch Park Skate Park on July 29 is promising hours of activities for youth and families, with a scooter competition, two-lane slip-and-slide, live local bands, and pizza-by-the-slice all on schedule for the day.

The event will kick off with a scooter competition from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by an inflatable slip-and-slide activity beginning at 11 a.m., according to a promotional flier. Special performances by the Sacramento-based reggae band Arden Park Roots and Pacific Skyway will wind up the day from 4 to 6:30 p.m…

by · July 22, 2017 · Community
A line of parade floats and entries march down Sunrise Boulevard during the 2016 Red, White & Blue Parade. // CH Sentinel

Like local events? Here’s 20 top annual events in Citrus Heights

Looking for some local events to attend in Citrus Heights? With crab feeds kicking off each year at the community center, followed by outdoor events in the summer and the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at city hall in the winter, there’s something going on every month of the year in Citrus Heights.

Here’s a list of 20 top annual events in town:

by · July 22, 2017 · Community
File photo, road work construction sign.

Paving to close part of Sunrise Blvd, Greenback Lane on Thursday night

Portions of Sunrise Boulevard and Greenback Lane in Citrus Heights will be reduced to one lane of traffic to allow for pavement repairs on Thursday night and Friday morning, according to a news release from the city.

Paving work will be conducted on both directions of Sunrise Boulevard from Kingswood Drive to Greenback Lane, as well as on Greenback Lane between Sunrise and Fair Oaks Boulevards. Regina Cave, with the city’s general services division, said drivers should expect single-lane traffic controls between 9 p.m. on Thursday, continuing through 5 a.m. on Friday.

by · July 20, 2017 · City Hall
A sign taped to the door of the Denny's restaurant at 6215 Sunrise Blvd. in Citrus Heights tells diners the restaurant has closed its doors for good. // CH Sentinel

Denny’s restaurant in Citrus Heights abruptly closes

By Hazel Ford–
As of 10 p.m. Wednesday, the formerly 24-hour Denny’s restaurant at 6215 Sunrise Blvd. in Citrus Heights is no longer open for business.

“We would like to thank everyone for your loyalty over the years. We will no longer be open at this location, but do encourage you to visit us at one of our many other locations,” read a statement taped on the front door of the restaurant on Wednesday night. “Thank you all again for your business, friendships, and loyalty over the years.”

by · July 20, 2017 · Business
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: diaper theft, road rage, transient mob

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: diaper theft, road rage, transient mob

Latest Citrus Heights police logs include reports of a man stealing diapers from Dollar General on Auburn Boulevard, an arrest made at a youth services center, road rage on Greenback Lane, and a mob of 30 transients reportedly camping at Rusch Park.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins, from July 6 through July 12, 2017:

by · July 16, 2017 · Police Logs
A long-vacant retail store lies vacant at the corner of Auburn Boulevard and Antelope Road, one of several vacant storefronts a new business association hopes to see filled. // CH Sentinel

New business association envisions bright future for Auburn Boulevard

By Hazel Ford–
A newly formed business association is planning big for the future of a high-traffic corridor in Citrus Heights. The Auburn Boulevard Business Association, or ABBA, is currently working to develop a strategy to help make Auburn Boulevard a vibrant destination for tourists and residents alike.

“Our vision is to make Auburn Boulevard a destination point,” ABBA Chairman Richard Hale told The Sentinel. “We get a lot of traffic along that corridor, but we want to make it a destination for if you want to dine out for the evening or if you need any kind of services.”

by · July 16, 2017 · Business
Newly appointed Citrus Heights Councilman Albert Fox is sworn in by City Clerk Amy Van on Friday, as Vice Mayor Steve Miller and Councilwoman Jeannie Bruins look on. // CH Sentinel

Q&A: How much do Citrus Heights council members actually get paid?

In response to several inquiries from our readers, The Sentinel looked into how much city council members make in Citrus Heights. Here’s what we found:

California Government Code section 36516 puts a default cap on the salary of city council members based on a city’s population. For cities like Citrus Heights with populations of 75,000 to 150,000, the default cap is set at $600 per month, which is what Citrus Heights council members are currently paid in monthly salary, according to Stafani Daniell, the city’s finance director…

by · July 16, 2017 · City Hall