Articles by: Citrus Heights Sentinel

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Event: Free prescription drug disposal offered by Citrus Heights police

A “no-questions-asked” prescription drug take-back day will be held at the Citrus Heights Police Department on April 29 this year — part of a nationwide effort to reduce drug abuse and avoid safety concerns with flushing old drugs down the toilet or dropping them in the trash. The event is anonymous and free for anyone seeking a way to dispose of out-of-date or unused prescription pills and patches.

The Saturday drop-off event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the police department, located at 6315 Fountain Square Drive, in Citrus Heights…

by · April 12, 2017 · Community, Police
A map included in planning commission documents indicates the proposed area for a new Quick Quack Car Wash in Citrus Heights. // Courtesy, City of Citrus Heights

Public hearings set for proposed Citrus Heights night club, car wash

Two separate public hearings will be held during an April 12 Citrus Heights planning commission meeting, where commissioners are expected to make a decision on whether to approve a new Latin-themed night club in the Citrus Town Center and a new car wash near Antelope Road and Interstate 80.

One proposal seeks to transform the existing Alley Katz bar at 7942 Arcadia Drive into a night club called “Plush Restaurant and Lounge.” According to planning commission documents, the proposal has been made by the current owner of Alley Katz, Felipe Olvera, along with two business partners, who are seeking…

by · April 8, 2017 · Business
The Sunrise Recreation and Parks District is now hiring. // Photo courtesy, SRPD.

Citrus Heights News Briefs: homeless camp, local jobs, missing toddler

Latest news briefs include the Sunrise Recreation and Parks District announcing new job openings, a missing 2-year-old being found, Citrus Heights Community Center bookings reaching a new milestone, and a local family’s battle with a homeless camp behind their property.

Citrus Heights family concerned about homeless camp behind home–
A perpetual homeless camp behind a Citrus Heights home near Interstate 80 and Antelope Road is causing safety concerns and frustration for a local family who lives next to the camp, according to an April 4 report on Fox 40.

by · April 8, 2017 · Community
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: prowler, vandalism, stolen dog, fraud arrest

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: prowler, vandalism, stolen dog, fraud arrest

Latest Citrus Heights police logs include a burglar reportedly stealing a dog after breaking into a garage, an arrest made at McDonald’s for counterfeit money, vandalism at a credit union on Sunrise Boulevard, a rooftop prowler, and an assault between parents outside a local elementary school.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins, from March 31 to April 6, 2017:

by · April 7, 2017 · Police Logs
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Citrus Heights launches new online program to ‘make pet licensing easy’

The City of Citrus Heights recently announced a new online pet licensing program aimed at increasing the number of licensed pets and decreasing animal shelter costs.

In a news release last month titled “Make Animal Licensing Easy,” the city said it had discontinued a licensing agreement with Sacramento County and launched its own pet licensing program in partnership with PetData, a Texas-based company that provides animal licensing services for municipalities and other agencies…

by · April 4, 2017 · City Hall, Community
A fatal motorcycle collision occurred on Greenback Lane at Fountain Square Drive Sunday. Greenback Lane was blocked at San Juan Avenue to allow for an investigation.

Motorcyclist, 39, killed in crash at Greenback intersection

A 39-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a fatal collision with another vehicle on Greenback Lane at Fountain Square Drive, police said in a news release Sunday night.

Citrus Heights police said the department’s traffic unit is investigating the incident, which occurred around 6:30 p.m. on April 2 and resulted in nearby roadways being closed for several hours…

by · April 3, 2017 · Police
Mr. Pickles in Citrus Heights held its grand re-opening on April 1. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: foot race, fire, falling trees, Mr. Pickles

Latest local news briefs include a grand re-opening event for Mr. Pickles at Sylvan Corners, CHPD results from last weekend’s 120-mile foot race, an early morning house fire near Lichen K-8, and another large tree falling onto a Citrus Heights home.

Mr. Pickles holds grand re-opening at Sylvan Corners
Mr. Pickles Sandwich Shop in Citrus Heights held a grand re-opening event on Saturday, celebrating its newly remodeled interior and new management. Manager Ryan Powell said the location had been closed for the past month, but re-opened with…

by · April 2, 2017 · Community
Vacant lots in front of Costco and Walmart in Citrus Heights have remained dormant for years. // CH Sentinel

Will the empty lots in front of Costco ever be developed?

Wondering what’s going on with those vacant pads in front of Costco and Walmart on Auburn Boulevard?

Although development at the Stock Ranch Plaza appears to have stalled since Applebee’s Bar & Grill opened in late 2015, CBRE Senior Vice President Jon Schultz, the property’s leasing agent, told The Sentinel in an update last Thursday that construction on a new building at the site is “ready to launch.” He also said several deals are currently pending with multiple future tenants…

by · April 1, 2017 · Business
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: grand theft, burglary, stolen Honda… (Mar. 24-30)

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: grand theft, burglary, stolen Honda… (Mar. 24-30)

Latest Citrus Heights police logs include an arrest made at a McDonald’s bathroom, vehicle theft at an apartment on Sunrise Boulevard, reports of transient trouble, and other incidents. The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins, from March 24 to March 30, 2017: March 29, 2017: Total of 40 incidents […]

by · April 1, 2017 · Police Logs
File photo, a dog races through a "doggie fun zone" obstacle course during Pet-a-Palooza 2014 at Rusch Park. // CH Sentinel

2017 Pet-a-Palooza in Citrus Heights expected to draw thousands to Rusch Park

Thousands of dogs, and people, will once again take over Rusch Park in Citrus Heights this April 22 for what organizers call “Sacramento’s biggest free pet event.”

According to a Pet-a-Palooza event schedule published this weekend by sponsor CBS Radio, this year’s big name performer on stage will be pop artist Ruth B, who’s hit song “Lost Boy” reached Billboard’s Hot 100 last year. The song, which features only piano and voice, has nearly 50 million views on Youtube…

by · April 1, 2017 · Community