Articles by: Citrus Heights Sentinel

Citrus Heights’ longest living resident reflects on history of city

Citrus Heights’ longest living resident reflects on history of city

Ted Mitchell, 91, is believed to be the city’s longest living resident, having been born and raised in Citrus Heights.

In a short video interview published by the Citrus Heights History and Arts Commission on Youtube, Mitchell shares some highlights about the history of Citrus Heights and what it was like growing up in the area.

Mitchell’s great-grandfather purchased 160 acres of land in 1866 for $1,600 in gold coins. The property, located north of Greenback Lane and East of Sunrise Boulevard, was initially so thickly wooded with large oak trees that before the family could grow any crops, they had to clear the trees by hand…

by · September 9, 2017 · Community
20 interesting facts you likely didn’t know about Citrus Heights

20 interesting facts you likely didn’t know about Citrus Heights

Do you know how many businesses are based in Citrus Heights? How about what year “Citrus Heights” got its name, or why there are roving rabbits around Sylvan Oaks Library?

Answers to those questions and more can be found in the city’s latest list of top 20 facts about Citrus Heights, a list compiled by the city as part of a “top 20” series of lists being released each month in 2017 to celebrate the city’s 20th birthday. All 20 facts are published below, along with additional details added for context:

1. In 1997, Citrus Heights was the first city to incorporate in the state since 1963. (Elk Grove and Rancho Cordova soon followed by incorporating in 2000 and 2003, respectively)

2. In 1910, a real estate developer changed the name from “Sylvan” to “Citrus Heights.”

by · September 8, 2017 · City Hall, Community
Police lights, stock photo. // Citrus Heights Sentinel

Citrus Heights police investigating apartment shooting on Mariposa Ave.

Detectives are currently investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday night at an apartment complex in Citrus Heights.
In a news release issued early Wednesday morning, police said officers responded to the 6300 block of Mariposa Avenue, near Greenback Lane, shortly before 9 p.m. on Tuesday and located a man in his mid-20’s who had been shot in his upper torso area…

by · September 6, 2017 · Police
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: assaults, transient arrest, ‘suspicious rugs’

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: assaults, transient arrest, ‘suspicious rugs’

Latest Citrus Heights police logs include a fight outside Pastor’s Auto Care, suspicious activity involving several teens seen “carrying rugs” on a small side street around 5:30 a.m., a pitbull allegedly attacking a McDonald’s employee, and a transient man arrested at Jack in the Box.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins for August 20 through August 28…

by · September 3, 2017 · Police Logs
A photo showing a new Sutter Health walk-in clinic that opened in Elk Grove last year. A new clinic will open in Citrus Heights this fall.

Sutter Health to open new walk-in care clinic in Citrus Heights

Sutter Health is planning to open a walk-in clinic with same-day service in the new shopping center at the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and Madison Avenue later this year, a company executive confirmed on Thursday. Most major insurance plans will be accepted at the clinic, and a $129 flat fee for those without insurance will also be an option.

Ted Matson, Sutter Health’s vice president of strategy, told The Sentinel the new clinic seeks to bring “quick, convenient healthcare” to the area, with nurse practitioners or physicians’ assistants on-site to provide health screenings and wellness services, along with treatment for everyday illnesses. Sutter currently has three other walk-in clinics in the region, all of which do not require appointments and are open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m…

by · September 2, 2017 · Business
Massive three-story, concrete walls went up on Aug. 27-28 for the new medical office building on Greenback Lane. // Citrus Heights Sentinel

New drone video shows walls go up on Citrus Heights medical building

It took less than 48 hours for a heavy duty crane and a team of construction workers to lift massive, three-story concrete walls into place for the new Dignity Health medical building on Greenback Lane last weekend– and a new time-lapse drone video shows an overview of the process in less than two minutes.

“Everything went smoothly and ahead of schedule,” Dignity Health Spokeswoman Brooke Burgess told The Sentinel on Thursday. “We finished the wall tilt in two days.”

by · September 2, 2017 · Business
Jane Daly, is a Citrus Heights resident and author of several published books. // CH Sentinel

Meet Jane Daly: Citrus Heights resident, award-winning author

Jane Daly’s business card says it all: “Banker by day, blogger by night.” Well, not quite all — she’s not just a blogger, she’s a professional speaker and an author who just took home two awards for her books last month.

A Sacramento-area native, Daly moved to Citrus Heights in 1985 and raised her family in the Birdcage Heights neighborhood along with her husband Mike. Both her daughter and son were active in local basketball teams and her son was also on the Sunrise Sharks swim team…

by · September 2, 2017 · Community, Religion
A police sketch of a sex assault suspect, paired with a photo of Dustin Smith, who was arrested in connection with an Aug. 31 sexual assault. // Image courtesy, CHPD

Citrus Heights police arrest man suspected of sexually assaulting elderly woman

Less than 24 hours after releasing a sketch of a man suspected of sexually assaulting an elderly woman in her home, Citrus Heights police announced the arrest of 31-year-old Dustin Smith in connection with the incident.

In a news release issued shortly before 10 p.m. Friday night, Citrus Heights police said detectives had obtained a search warrant for Smith’s home, which “revealed evidence that associated him to the sexual assault.” Police said he was arrested and charged with rape, burglary, elder abuse, and oral copulation.

The alleged sexual assault was reported to police around 6:30 a.m. Thursday on the 7100 block of Wonner Way, located near Cripple Creek and Van Maren Lane. A composite sketch of the suspect was released to the public Thursday evening…

by · September 1, 2017 · Police
Citrus Heights News Briefs: arrest, awards, Harvey fundraiser, vacancy

Citrus Heights News Briefs: arrest, awards, Harvey fundraiser, vacancy

Latest news briefs include a local fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey relief, a 20-year-old Citrus Heights man being arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting, police motorcycle competition awards announced, a temporary cooling center opening inside the community center, and applications being sought to fill a vacancy on a local water board.

Citrus Heights man, 20, arrested in connection with drive-by shooting–
Roseville police detectives announced the arrest of a Citrus Heights man on Aug. 25, charging him with firing at least five handgun rounds into a Roseville residence in April of this year. Police said the shots were fired around 5 a.m. at a home on the 1200 block of Schooner Way on April 30, and a vehicle was heard speeding away. Although a resident was home at the time of the shooting, no one was hit…

by · September 1, 2017 · Community
A sketch of a sexual assault suspect was released by Citrus Heights police late Thursday night. // Source: CHPD

Citrus Heights police seek man accused of sexually assaulting elderly woman

Citrus Heights police have released a composite sketch of a suspect who is believed to have sexually assaulted an elderly woman in her home early Thursday morning.

In a news release issued late Thursday evening, police said the woman involved had called 911 around 6:30 a.m. to report she had been assaulted at her home on the 7100 block of Wonner Way, located near Cripple Creek and Van Maren Lane. She told officers the suspect had fled on foot…

by · August 31, 2017 · Police