Articles by: Citrus Heights Sentinel

A large oak tree fell onto a mobile home in Citrus Heights on Feb. 10, causing significant damage to the residence. // CH Sentinel

Large tree falls onto Citrus Heights mobile home overnight

A large oak tree fell onto a mobile home in Citrus Heights early Friday morning, causing significant damage to the residence.

“It woke us all up,” said resident William Raven, recalling a loud metallic sound as the tree smashed into his carport and living room around 1 a.m. Friday. “It was a healthy looking tree, so everybody was kinda surprised that it fell.”

by · February 10, 2017 · Community
A map indicating where police said a string of recent burglaries have been occurring in Citrus Heights. // Data source: CHPD, Credit: Google

Citrus Heights police warn of series of burglaries; seek to capture suspect

Citrus Heights police said they are deploying “additional resources and strategies” to capture a suspect sought in a series of recent early morning home burglaries, with the most recent incident occurring Feb. 9 around 3 a.m. on Ironbark Ct. near Interstate 80.

“We believe there is one suspect responsible for committing these crimes using the open space and creek areas for his escape,” police said in a news release on Thursday authored by Lt. Jason Russo…

by · February 9, 2017 · Police
An excavator finishes demolition work on the first building to go at the old Sylvan Middle School in Citrus Heights, Tuesday. // CH Sentinel

Demolition of old Sylvan Middle School underway; what’s next?

Demolition of all buildings at the old Sylvan Middle School in Citrus Heights is now underway, with the first building leveled to the ground on Monday.

The $713,000 demolition contract was awarded by the San Juan Unified School District to Sacramento-based Parc Specialty Contractors on Jan. 10. The move comes several years after a controversial 2014 school board decision to close the aging Sylvan school…

by · February 8, 2017 · Schools
Stock photo, Metro Fire ladder truck. // CHSentinel

Firefighters to hit streets for annual ‘Boot for Burns’ fundraiser in Citrus Heights

Updated 11:27 p.m., Feb. 10 —
Firefighters plan to hit the streets and fill their boots with donations at Sunrise Boulevard and Greenback Lane for the 23rd annual “Fill the Boot for Burns” fundraiser in Citrus Heights.

Reporting over $138,000 in donations during last year’s fundraiser, the local four-day “boot drive” is one of several-dozen similar events held across the state that together raised nearly $500,000 last year for the Sacramento-based Firefighters Burn Institute…

by · February 8, 2017 · Community
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 3-9

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 3-9

Looking for records of local police activity? Here’s direct links to the Citrus Heights Police Department’s Daily Incident Logs for Feb. 3 through Feb. 9, 2017:

by · February 7, 2017 · Police Logs
A police vehicle closes lanes on Sunrise Boulevard at Antelope Road Saturday night, following a fatal pedestrian collision. // CH Sentinel

Update: pedestrian dies following collision with car on Sunrise Blvd

A pedestrian who was hit by a car while crossing Sunrise Boulevard last Saturday night has died in the hospital after succumbing to his injuries, police Lt. David Gutierrez said Monday.

The collision occurred on Sunrise Boulevard near Stanford Avenue around 5:50 p.m. on Feb. 4, involving two pedestrians and a Toyota Prius. The second pedestrian is listed in stable condition, Gutierrez said.

by · February 6, 2017 · Police
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Jan. 27 – Feb. 2

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Jan. 27 – Feb. 2

Looking for records of local police activity? Here’s direct links to the Citrus Heights Police Department’s Daily Incident Logs for Jan. 27 through Feb. 2, 2017:

by · February 5, 2017 · Police Logs
Citrus Heights News Briefs: pedestrian collisions, crime ring, sex trafficking

Citrus Heights News Briefs: pedestrian collisions, crime ring, sex trafficking

Latest local police-related news briefs from the past week include several pedestrians being hit by vehicles on Auburn and Sunrise Boulevards, a Citrus Heights man arrested in a multi-state theft ring, and police announcing the arrest of four pimps and the rescue of several sex trafficking victims.

Police: 2 pedestrians hit on Sunrise Blvd Saturday night; witnesses sought–
A section of Sunrise Boulevard north of Antelope Road was closed down Saturday night after police said two pedestrians were involved in a major injury collision with a car…

by · February 4, 2017 · Police
Black Bear Diner will open in Citrus Heights on Feb. 13 // CH Sentinel

Opening date finally set for Black Bear Diner in Citrus Heights

The long-awaited opening date of Black Bear Diner near the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and Madison Avenue has finally been announced.

Jerry Mercer, a vice president of Black Bear Diner, told The Sentinel in an email on Thursday that the new Citrus Heights restaurant will open for the first time on Feb. 13. He said the diner will be open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, with hours extended to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays…

by · February 4, 2017 · Business
Citrus Heights Councilman Bret Daniels, file photo. // CH Sentinel

City council rejects Daniels’ appointee for Citrus Heights planning commission

Donald Trump isn’t the only one to face difficulty confirming his nominations. It’s happening locally on the Citrus Heights city council too.

In a rare move, Citrus Heights council members last week refused to confirm 25-year-resident James Remick for planning commissioner after he was nominated by newly elected Councilman Bret Daniels…

by · February 2, 2017 · City Hall
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