Articles by: Citrus Heights Sentinel

A home at 7716 Old Auburn Rd. has been the scene of 'a litany of code violations,' according to Citrus Heights Police. // CH Sentinel

What’s going on with that run-down home at Old Auburn and Mariposa Ave?

Neighbors and drivers passing by the intersection of Mariposa Avenue and Old Auburn Road in Citrus Heights know the site all too well. An overgrown yard, a two-story home that’s falling apart, people apparently living out of vans in the yard, and most recently: boarded up windows.

So what’s going on?

Citrus Heights Police Sgt. Jason Baldwin said the home at 7716 Old Auburn Rd. has been the site of “a litany of code violations” for several years, with…

by · July 8, 2017 · Community
Bo Urban Corner opened in Citrus Heights in January 2017. // CH Sentinel

Food Review: new Vietnamese restaurant in Citrus Heights earns 5-stars

Decorated with strings of colorful flags, Bo Urban Corner presents a new modern and clean storefront on San Juan Avenue. Entering on a recent weekday, my companions and I took our seats and were given tall glasses of ice water while we considered our orders.

Freeman Nguyen, who co-owns the small eatery at the corner of San Juan and Sperry Drive with his son, made conversation with us while we deliberated, explaining the meals offered at the restaurant. The urban eatery has a simple menu with three main choices…

by · July 8, 2017 · Business
Citrus Heights News Briefs: food drive, drowning, ducks, homeless, quarantine

Citrus Heights News Briefs: food drive, drowning, ducks, homeless, quarantine

Latest news briefs include a local homeless assistance group being recognized in the state assembly, a Citrus Heights man drowning in Lake Tahoe on the Fourth of July, Grocery Outlet on Greenback Lane being featured on Fox 40, a video showing a car plowing over ducks crossing Fair Oaks Boulevard, and a quarantine in effect for Citrus Heights after an invasive tree insect was discovered in the area.

Assemblyman honors Citrus Heights homeless assistance group–
The Citrus Heights and Rancho Cordova Homeless Assistance Resource Teams were recognized by Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) during a 2017 California Nonprofits Day Celebration held at the Capitol last month. The annual celebration…

by · July 8, 2017 · Community
A screenshot from a video shows a pair of cameramen filming outside the Citrus Heights Police Department. // Youtube

Activist film crew: Citrus Heights PD passes ‘First Amendment audit’

A pair of traveling “cop-watchers” recently set up outside the Citrus Heights Police Department, filming anything that moved and zooming in on police vehicles and license plates. An edited version of the footage was uploaded to YouTube last month and received over 10,000 views within the first 10 days.

The conclusion of the video? Citrus Heights police passed what the cameramen called a “First Amendment Audit.”

by · July 8, 2017 · Police
Tents dot the grassy fields of Rusch Park during the 2014 Community Camp Out event. // CH Sentinel

2017 Community Camp Out to again fill Rusch Park with tents

Called “one of the best family events” in the city each year by organizers, Citrus Heights’ annual Community Camp Out is scheduled to once again take over Rusch Park with an activity-filled overnight event this July 22 and 23.

According to organizer Forrest Allen, with the Residents’ Empowerment Association of Citrus Heights, campers can again expect swimming, crafts, games, face-painting, balloons and entertainment — along with a dinner barbecue and Sunday morning breakfast. He said an annual favorite, water balloon tossing, is also on schedule this year…

by · July 8, 2017 · Community
Michael Jones, 27, of Citrus Heights. // Courtesy, EGPD

Citrus Heights man, 27, arrested in fatal parking lot shooting

A July 3 shooting at an apartment complex in Elk Grove left one man dead and a suspect briefly on the loose. Two days after the shooting, Elk Grove police announced 27-year-old Michael Jones, from Citrus Heights, had been arrested after a local hospital reported a man had arrived for treatment of several gunshot wounds.

According to a police news release issued on July 5, officials said the shooting had occurred shortly after 9 p.m. on Monday in the parking lot of Avery Gardens Apartments on the 7500 block of Elk Grove Blvd. Responding officers found a deceased man in a parked vehicle and a subsequent investigation led detectives to later identify Jones as the suspect responsible for the shooting death…

by · July 5, 2017 · Police
File photo, a homeless man pushes a shopping cart along Greenback Lane. // CH Sentinel

CHPD: new survey shows significant drop in homeless-related calls in Citrus Heights

The results of a Citrus Heights Police Department annual survey on homelessness are in: the homeless population has dropped in Citrus Heights and the number of homeless-related calls for service have dropped significantly as well.

During the department’s latest month-long survey, conducted annually in April, police identified a total of 85 homeless individuals in Citrus Heights — compared with 192 individuals identified the prior year, according to a June 22 report to the city council by Commander Gina Anderson…

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: egging, Panera robbery, vandalism

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: egging, Panera robbery, vandalism

Latest police logs include a report of a house being egged, strong-arm robbery at Panera Bread, scooter suspects vandalizing mailboxes and cars, and a naked man found bathing in a private spa at a housing complex.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins, from June 22 to June 28, 2017:

by · July 2, 2017 · Police Logs
Bret Daniels, pictured during a September candidate forum, won election to the city council on Nov. 8.

Citrus Heights News Briefs: local politics, attempted murder, campaign announcements

Latest local news briefs include an upcoming July 4 DUI enforcement effort, a Citrus Heights planning commissioner confirming plans to run for school board, Councilman Bret Daniels announcing his latest bid for county sheriff, and the arrest of a man for allegedly attempting to murder his neighbor.

Citrus Heights councilman announces campaign for sheriff–
It may be more than a year out from the 2018 election, but candidates are already busy preparing for a long campaign season. Councilman Bret Daniels officially announced Tuesday that he is running for Sacramento County Sheriff for the…

A new Checkers restaurant is planned to open in Citrus Heights. // PRNewswire

Checkers: Local franchisee plans new burger drive-thru in Citrus Heights

Seasoned fries, big burgers, chicken wings and milkshakes will soon be served up in Citrus Heights at a new drive-thru restaurant on Auburn Boulevard, if everything goes as planned.

Local Franchisee Ben Aibuedefe told The Sentinel his new Checkers drive-thru is planned for the corner of Grand Oaks and Auburn Boulevards, next to the Fireside Lanes bowling alley. He said the location will likely be around 1,000 square feet in size and won’t have any indoor seating, but will have a walk-up window and a few outdoor seats — a typical setup seen at Checkers around the country…

by · July 1, 2017 · Business