Articles by: Citrus Heights Sentinel

The 13-acre lot at Sylvan Corners had been used to house the old Sylvan Middle School Property, which was demolished this year. // Credit: Google Maps

City makes formal step toward buying old Sylvan property

Wondering what lies in store for the future of the 13-acre property at Sylvan Corners, once home to the now-demolished Sylvan Middle School?

In a new development since March, Citrus Heights Mayor Jeff Slowey confirmed last week that the city has met with school district representatives and formally expressed interest in buying the property…

by · April 29, 2017 · Business, City Hall
City Manager Chris Boyd discusses objectives with other city leaders during a break-out small group session at an April 18 strategic planning meeting. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights leaders set 22 new objectives for next 6 months

Following an April strategic planning session where key city leaders discussed and set short-term plans to accomplish by November 1, the City of Citrus Heights recently published a list of 22 objectives on its website.

Objectives include DUI enforcement, filling 4,000-square-feet of potholes, holding several public workshops, and 19 other tasks to accomplish over the next half-year. A Traffic Safety Awareness Campaign is also listed as an…

by · April 29, 2017 · City Hall
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: domestic violence, fraud, skinny dipping

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: domestic violence, fraud, skinny dipping

Latest Citrus Heights police logs in April include an arrest for counterfeit money, skinny dippers at an apartment complex on Sunrise Boulevard, a man walking out with a full shopping cart at Safeway without paying, and allegations of strangling during a domestic violence incident.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins, from April 21 to April 27, 2017:

by · April 29, 2017 · carousel, Police Logs
Samples from more than two dozen local vendors were provided for attendees at a "Taste of Citrus Heights" fundraiser at the Community Center, Friday night. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: Mel’s memorial, food tasting, arrest, lost kids

Latest local news briefs include “Taste of Citrus Heights” drawing a crowd to the community center, a memorial service date set for late-Councilman Mel Turner, $30,000 raised to fight cancer, a missing trio of minors found after a six-hour search, a new appointment to the planning commission, and a local arrest made after a CHP plane was reportedly hit by a laser pointer.

Local Relay for Life at SJHS raises over $30k to fight cancer–
The 14th annual Relay for Life event held on April 22-23 at San Juan High School reportedly raised more than $30,000 for the American Cancer Society. As of April 27, local fundraising was listed at $30,464.50 on the organization’s website — almost double the amount…

by · April 29, 2017 · Community
The Citrus Heights city council is seeking to fill a vacancy left by councilman Mel Turner, who passed away April 20. // Image credit: Sac Metro Cable 14

How will the vacancy on Citrus Heights’ city council be filled?

Following the recent death of Councilman Mel Turner, the five-member Citrus Heights city council is seeking to fill a vacancy among its ranks.

With three options at their legal discretion to select, the four current members of the council opted during an April 27 council meeting to appoint a new member within the next 60 days, rather than call for a special election, or leave the seat vacant until the next municipal election.

by · April 28, 2017 · City Hall
Stock photo, violin.

Local concert band to perform at Rusch Park

A Citrus Heights-based band will be giving a free public concert at Rusch Park on May 6. The event is in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Capitol Pops Concert Band, which formed in 1997 — the same year Citrus Heights became a city.

The concert is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. in the Rusch Park Gym, located on Auburn Boulevard in Citrus Heights. Attendees can expect a run-time of around two hours with a 20-minute intermission, according to an April news release…

by · April 27, 2017 · Community
County Supervisor Sue Frost was elected in Nov. 2016 to represent District 4, which includes Citrus Heights.

Supervisor Frost: ‘Sanctuary’ Citrus Heights?

Guest opinion column by County Supervisor Sue Frost–
The California State legislature may soon make California the first “Sanctuary State” in the Nation. I want to take a moment to explain what this means for Sacramento County, and how it impacts Citrus Heights residents.

To become a “Sanctuary State,” California will have to violate Federal information laws and limit cooperation with the Federal Government in order to help individuals who are illegally in the country avoid deportation.

Pet-a-Palooza 2017 drew thousands to Rusch Park in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: RT, homeless vets, Frost update, Pet-a-Palooza

Updated April 24, 9:08 a.m.–
Latest news briefs include thousands of pets and people coming to Rusch Park on Saturday for Pet-a-Palooza 2017, an event held to help homeless veterans at Holy Family Church, marijuana and sanctuary state legislation addressed at a local community meeting, and a new survey being released by Regional Transit.

Pet-a-Palooza draws thousands to Rusch Park
Pets and people flooded into Rusch Park for the annual Pet-a-Palooza event on April 22, enjoying food trucks, pet activities, and more. Unlike prior years, the event was contained to the west side of the park, closest to the Rusch Home…

by · April 23, 2017 · Community
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New Citrus Heights art group to host exhibit, live painting demo

A recently formed artist networking group will be showcasing their work at a local art fair on April 29. More than a dozen members of the Creative Collaborations Crew of Citrus Heights will be demonstrating live painting at the fair, according to a news release from event organizers.

The fair will be held in the Jasper’s Giant Hamburgers parking lot on the corner of Madison Avenue and Dewey Drive. Parking and attendance will be free, but guests may want to bring a wallet since art will be on sale and Jasper’s will also have a special breakfast menu for the event.

by · April 22, 2017 · Community
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: gun theft, gas siphoning, jewelry heist

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: gun theft, gas siphoning, jewelry heist

Latest Citrus Heights police logs in April include reports of a vehicular assault on Sunrise Boulevard, two grand thefts involving a stolen rifle and $10,000 of jewelry, more transient trouble outside local businesses, and reports of gas being siphoned from a truck near Tupelo Drive.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins, from April 14 to April 20, 2017:

by · April 22, 2017 · Police Logs