Articles by: Citrus Heights Sentinel

Auburn Boulevard was shut down in both directions Tuesday night after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle, police said. // CH Sentinel

Pedestrian struck by car on Auburn Blvd; cause under investigation

Citrus Heights police said a 37-year-old man was struck by a sedan while attempting to cross Auburn Boulevard near Rollingwood Boulevard on Tuesday evening, causing traffic in both directions to be closed down for several hours while officers investigated the scene.

In a news release issued late Tuesday night, Police Lt. David Gutierrez said officers were dispatched to the scene around 8:25 p.m. and found a man lying in the roadway “with injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle…”

by · February 1, 2017 · Police
Metro Fire trucks shown unfurling an American Flag at Mount Vernon Memorial Park, Monday. Credit: Metro Fire

Citrus Heights Community Calendar: what’s happening in February

Local events and activities on schedule this February include two fundraisers, a President’s Day event, various public meetings, a free movie showing, and more.

Here’s 16 events happening in Citrus Heights this month:

by · February 1, 2017 · carousel, Community
24-year-old Jared Moody, of Citrus Heights, is accused of attempting to ram several police vehicles during a pursuit Monday morning. // Courtesy, CHPD

CHPD: 24-year-old arrested after 100MPH chase, attempting to ram police

A 24-year-old vandalism suspect was arrested by Citrus Heights police Monday morning after allegedly leading officers on a 100-mile-an-hour chase and attempting to ram several police vehicles.

The suspect, Jared Moody of Citrus Heights, was arrested on several felony charges, including assault with a deadly weapon on an officer, and evading police while driving on the wrong side of the road and…

by · January 30, 2017 · Police
A temporary sign announces the new location for Ben's Hawaiian Cafe in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: MOB, vacancies, development, Hawaiian food

Latest local news briefs include an update on the medical office building project on Greenback Lane, a new Hawaiian Cafe on Auburn Boulevard, controversy over a planning commission appointment, and an update on Watt Communities’ proposed 261-unit development.

Hawaiian Cafe in Citrus Heights featured on Good Day Sacramento–
A new Hawaiian restaurant that moved from Folsom to Citrus Heights in December was featured Saturday morning on Good Day Sacramento. Ben’s Huli Huli Chicken & Hawaiian Cafe opened last month at…

by · January 29, 2017 · Community
Crepes & Burgers is scheduled to open on Jan. 30 on Auburn Boulevard. // CH Sentinel

Opening date finally set for new Crepes & Burgers restaurant

The long-awaited Crepes & Burgers restaurant on Auburn Boulevard will finally be opening its doors for business at the end of this month.

“We are super excited because we are finally ready to open this Jan. 30, 2017,” a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page announced Monday. The new eatery will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with menu options including…

by · January 28, 2017 · Business
County Supervisor Sue Frost was elected in Nov. 2016 to represent District 4, which includes Citrus Heights.

Frost lays out agenda as new supervisor, seeks more community input

In her first news update as Sacramento County Supervisor, former Citrus Heights councilwoman Sue Frost laid out priorities and her plan to solicit more participation from residents.

“My priorities remain clear — we need to ensure strong public safety, fix our roads, encourage economic development, support veterans and tackle the growing homeless problem,” wrote Frost in a Jan. 25 news update sent to media. The newly…

by · January 28, 2017 · City Hall
An Acura sedan involved in a fatal collision on Thursday could be seen with significant side impact damage after being hit by a truck. // CH Sentinel

Update: 88-year-old dies after vehicle collision on Greenback Lane

Police confirmed that an 88-year-old man succumbed to his injuries after a pickup truck broadsided the man’s vehicle on Greenback Lane Thursday afternoon. Westbound traffic on Greenback Lane near Sunrise Boulevard was shut down for about five hours to allow for a police investigation of the collision scene.

Police Sgt. Kristopher Frey said the elderly driver had initially been sent to the hospital with unknown injuries, following the collision…

by · January 26, 2017 · Police
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Jan 20-26th

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Jan 20-26th

Looking for records of local police activity? Here’s direct link to the Citrus Heights Police Department’s Daily Incident Logs for Jan. 20 through Jan. 25, 2017:

by · January 26, 2017 · Police Logs
A two-door Acura sedan was struck by a truck on Greenback Lane, while apparently attempting a left turn, police said.

WB Greenback shut down after truck T-bones car; elderly driver hospitalized

Updated Jan. 26, 5:40 p.m.–
Westbound traffic on Greenback Lane near Sunrise Boulevard was shut down for about five hours on Thursday afternoon to allow for a police investigation of a three-vehicle collision that sent an elderly driver to the hospital with unknown injuries.

Police Sgt. Kristopher Frey said the collision was reported at 12:40 p.m. Thursday, with an investigation of the crash scene keeping traffic closed until about 5:30 p.m…

by · January 26, 2017 · Police
An architectural rendering of what the renovated strip mall adjacent to Nation's restaurant on Sunrise Boulevard will look like. // Credit:

Outdated strip mall on Sunrise Blvd undergoing major face-lift

Updated Jan. 26, 8:54 a.m.–
Construction is currently underway to renovate a strip mall at the corner of Alta Sunrise Drive and Sunrise Boulevard in Citrus Heights, preparing the way for several new restaurants and retail shops.

The project’s architect, Mark Marvelli of Stafford King Wiese Architects, said the building is being “significantly remodeled” and will take approximately five to six months to complete the project…