Articles by: Citrus Heights Sentinel

File photo, Sourdough & Co., Roseville location. A new location is slated to open in Citrus Heights in June. // CH Sentinel

New Citrus Heights sandwich shop to offer soups, salads and fresh bread

Citrus Heights will soon be home to another eatery this summer, with Sourdough & Co. planning to open a new sandwich shop on Sunrise Boulevard.

Sourdough & Co. Spokeswoman Linda Janco told The Sentinel last week that the company’s new location is targeting an opening date “toward the end of June.” The new shop will replace an old Cash for Gold business at 5437 Sunrise Blvd., next to the Habit Burger Grill…

by · May 31, 2017 · Business
Citrus Heights Police Chief Ron Lawrence takes a free throw shot during a May 26 charity basketball game at Mesa Verde High School. // Credit: CHPD

Citrus Heights News Briefs: hoops, scavenging, church fire, Trump, DUI

Latest local news briefs include Citrus Heights police and Sac Metro firefighters winning a charity basketball game against local high school teams, a historical scavenger hunt in the city, alleged vandalism of Trump supporters’ vehicles, and a 20-year-old being credited with saving a Citrus Heights church from burning down.

Citrus Heights police, Metro Fire win charity basketball game vs. Mavs/Spartans–
A charity basketball game was held Friday night at Mesa Verde High School, featuring Citrus Heights police and Metro Fire versus the San Juan Spartans and Mesa Verde Mavericks. The public safety team reportedly won the night 62-42, according to…

by · May 28, 2017 · Community
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: graffiti, Victoria’s Secret, liquor theft, bricks

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: graffiti, Victoria’s Secret, liquor theft, bricks

Latest Citrus Heights police logs include the arrest of a brick-throwing suspect, a church being sprayed with graffiti, liquor theft at Safeway, and a woman being arrested for shoplifting at the Victoria’s Secret store in Sunrise Mall.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins, from May 17 to May 25, 2017:

by · May 28, 2017 · Police Logs
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

Albert Fox appointed to fill vacant seat on Citrus Heights city council

In 2005, Citrus Heights resident Albert Fox applied to fill a vacancy on the city council, but didn’t get appointed. More than a decade later, he applied again and was appointed on Friday to fill the vacancy left by Councilman Mel Turner, who passed away last month.

The 71-year-old has become a familiar face to city government since moving to Citrus Heights 16 years ago, serving on the city’s planning commission since 2011. Now retired, Fox formerly served in state law enforcement and also served on the committee responsible for recommending Citrus Heights form its own police department…

County Supervisor Sue Frost was elected in Nov. 2016 to represent District 4, which includes Citrus Heights.

Guest Opinion: new gas tax won’t fix most local roads in Citrus Heights, county

A few months ago I wrote an article for the Citrus Heights Sentinel to discuss my opposition to the “gas tax” that was working its way through the California Legislature. Predictably, that bill was signed into law shortly after my article was released, and since its passage, I have had more questions about the details of how this new law will impact Sacramento County than any other topic. So I want to take this opportunity to give you a status update and to dispel some misconceptions people may have…

Leaders from Dignity Health and the City of Citrus Heights participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking on May 23 at the site of a new 3-story medical building at Greenback Lane and Fountain Square Drive. // CH Sentinel

Medical building finally breaks ground in Citrus Heights; set for 2019 opening

Officials donned hard hats and dug in shovels Tuesday morning at a groundbreaking ceremony at the corner of Greenback Lane and Fountain Square Drive, marking the long-awaited beginning of construction on a new $30 million Dignity Health medical office building.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be here today as we break ground,” said Sigrid Owyang, operations vice president for Dignity Health Medical Foundation, to the assembled crowd of about a hundred people who attended the May 23 ceremony…

by · May 24, 2017 · Business, City Hall
Citrus Heights police cracking down on seat belt violations through June 4

Citrus Heights police cracking down on seat belt violations through June 4

The Citrus Heights Police Department has joined forces with a nationwide law enforcement effort to crack down on seat belt violations from May 22 through June 4.

“Our law enforcement personnel see firsthand the loss of life when people refuse to buckle up,” said Citrus Heights Police Chief Ron Lawrence in a news release last week, citing 2015 statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showing that nearly half of the 22,441 passenger vehicle occupants killed in…

by · May 24, 2017 · Police
Citrus Heights Police Logs: graffiti, shoplifting arrest, SMUD assault, vandalism

Citrus Heights Police Logs: graffiti, shoplifting arrest, SMUD assault, vandalism

Latest Citrus Heights police logs include several reports of assaults involving vehicles used as weapons, graffiti outside city hall, a shoplifting arrest made at Target, and an assault reported at a SMUD substation on Sunrise Boulevard.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins, from May 12 to May 16, 2017:

by · May 20, 2017 · Police Logs
Cones block off an area at Fair Oaks Blvd and Sunrise East Way, where a water main was accidentally punctured Wednesday. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: water main hit, health fair, CHPD app, cat trapping nuns

Latest news briefs include a 12-inch underground water main being punctured by a Comcast subcontractor, a new smartphone app for residents being released by Citrus Heights police, reports of nuns accused of trapping local cats, and top attendance being reported at an annual senior health fair at the community center.

Comcast subcontractor blamed for puncturing water main in Citrus Heights–
Citrus Heights Water District crews performed an emergency repair Wednesday morning after a Comcast subcontractor punctured a water main at the corner of Fair Oaks Boulevard and Sunrise East Way. Spokespersons for

by · May 20, 2017 · Community
Citrus Heights Councilman and former mayor Mel Turner, pictured during a December 2014 council meeting. // CH Sentinel

Letters to the Editor: Mel Turner’s passing, appointing replacement

Latest letters from the community reflect on former Councilman Mel Turner’s life and also discuss who his replacement on the council will be. Submit your own letter by clicking here.

Mel Turner was one-of-a-kind and will be missed–
I met Mr. Turner at a neighborhood barbecue when he was a candidate for city council. He was definitely one-of-a-kind and touched everyone he met with his kind face and warm heart…

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