Articles by: Citrus Heights Sentinel

Business Expo Draws Diverse Crowd to Citrus Heights

Business Expo Draws Diverse Crowd to Citrus Heights

A business and career expo brought together over a thousand job-seekers, local employers and educators at the Citrus Heights Community Center, yesterday, in an effort to create jobs, promote local business and encourage education.
“It was great to see people of all walks of life here,” said event organizer Olga Ivannikov, highlighting the diverse attendees at the 5th annual Multicultural Business and Career Expo.

by · April 17, 2014 · Business
Business Expo to be Held in City

Business Expo to be Held in City

A business and career expo is promising to bring together local employers, educators and job-seekers at the Citrus Heights Community Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

“It’s an event that’s aimed to create jobs, promote local business and advance education,” said Olga Ivannikov, who helped organize the 5th annual Multicultural Business and Career Expo.

by · April 16, 2014 · Business
Water District: Use Dropped by 27%, Conservation Working

Water District: Use Dropped by 27%, Conservation Working

The Citrus Heights Water District announced that its customers reduced water use by 27 percent in response to a Stage 3 water warning, according to an April water supply update by the District.

“CHWD thanks its customers for this outstanding conservation effort and asks everyone to keep up the good work,” read the April update, which also emphasized that customers are still asked to continue reducing water use by 20 percent. “Continuing to conserve water now can help extend our water supplies for the year ahead.”

by · April 14, 2014 · Local Government
Attendees taking a closer look during a guided tour of the Ranch's drought-demonstration garden.

“Day on the Ranch” Highlight’s Hidden Nature Preserve, Conservation

A small crowd of community members and city leaders came together for a day of workshops, food, and tours at the newly enhanced Stock Ranch Nature Preserve — a 47-acre park, tucked away behind the Citrus Heights Wal-Mart and Costco.

“It’s a beautiful, pristine, natural preserve, right here in the middle of a city,” said Vice Mayor Sue Frost, who attended the event. “You wouldn’t even know it’s here.”

by · April 12, 2014 · Community
EVENT: “A Day on the Ranch” Free Tour & Workshop

EVENT: “A Day on the Ranch” Free Tour & Workshop

Citrus Heights will be showing off its newly enhanced Stock Ranch Nature Preserve on April 12, with tours, gardening workshops, entertainment, and food. A grant by the California Department of Parks and Recreation in 2011 gave the City an opportunity to create outdoor learning opportunities in the 47-acre preserve. Now complete, upgrades include a native plant demonstration garden, oak woodland […]

by · April 11, 2014 · Community
Council to Pick Site for New City Hall Proposal

Council to Pick Site for New City Hall Proposal

At a special meeting tonight, the Citrus Heights city council will decide on a location for the proposal to build a new city hall. “We encourage community involvement and hope you can attend this session of the City Council when the City Council discusses and selects the site for a proposed new City Hall,” read an email alert sent out […]

by · April 10, 2014 · Local Government
“Best of Citrus Heights” Program Rewards Excellence

“Best of Citrus Heights” Program Rewards Excellence

You’ve probably seen the logo on a website or around town. It’s part of a competitive program put on by the Citrus Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce each year, designed to encourage local businesses to strive for excellence.

In 2013, over 5,000 votes were cast to determine the winner in each of the 26 business categories listed by the Chamber. Awards were given out at an annual “Installation Dinner,” giving winning businesses the right to use the “Best 0f Citrus Heights” logo on their website and marketing material.

by · April 8, 2014 · Business

20th Anniversary of Rwandan Genocide: Local Church has Ties to Country

20 years after a horrific genocide wiped through Rwanda, the country has made ties with churches worldwide, including a church nearly 10,000 miles away in Citrus Heights.

Advent Lutheran Church of Citrus Heights is the sister congregation of the Matimba Parish, a small church founded in 2007 in eastern Rwanda. The local congregation aids its Rwandese partners through prayer and monetary support — and even soccer balls.

by · April 8, 2014 · Religion
CHPD Joins Crackdown on Texting while Driving

CHPD Joins Crackdown on Texting while Driving

“Zero tolerance” is what the Citrus Heights Police Dept. is promising, as it joins a month-long enforcement and education campaign to curb hand-held cellphone use while driving.

The campaign is part of April’s nationwide “Distracted Driving Awareness Month,” and seeks to emphasize that phone calls and texts aren’t worth the risk of getting into an accident and endangering ones self or others, according to a press release by CHPD.

The National Safety Council estimates that over 275,000 cellphone-involved crashes have occurred this year, and an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study found that drivers using their phones are four times more likely to get into an injury collision.

CPS Audit Report Due April 8

CPS Audit Report Due April 8

A California state audit report is due for release on April 8, nearly a year after Child Protective Services — accompanied by armed officers — seized 5-month-old Sammy Nikolayev from his Sacramento-area home. Although CPS eventually returned the infant, a CPS audit was passed unanimously by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee after Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) took up the […]

by · April 7, 2014 · Uncategorized
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