Articles by: Citrus Heights Sentinel

Cannabis plant leaf, stock photo. Citrus Heights Sentinel

Citrus Heights council backs AB 266 marijuana regulation bill

Updated April 20, 5:41 p.m.–
Taking a recommendation from the City police chief, Citrus Heights council members unanimously passed a resolution last week in support of a California medical marijuana regulation bill.

The bill, AB 266, is locally authored by Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) and enjoys support from the California Police Chiefs Association (Cal Chiefs) and the League of California Cities. If passed, the legislation would add health and safety standards for medical marijuana, provide for easier monitoring of cannabis supplies in the state, and allow counties to tax cultivation and distribution.

Contrasted with other medical pot bills proposed this year, AB 266 highlights local control and would preserve the discretionary power of cities to ban medical marijuana dispensaries…

by · April 18, 2015 · City Hall
Photos: Greenback and San Juan power pole collision

Photos: Greenback and San Juan power pole collision

by · April 17, 2015 · Uncategorized
A downed power pole near Greenback Lane and San Juan Avenue shut down traffic, Friday.

Severed electrical pole closes traffic on Greenback Lane

Updated 5:17 p.m.–
With a severed power pole and dangling wires in the street, all directions of traffic at Greenback Lane and San Juan Avenue were shut down for several hours Friday morning, due to a collision involving several vehicles, an electrical pole and a big rig.

“I heard a snap,” said Bill Devey, a driver who witnessed the incident. “And then the pole came on top of my truck… and then there was an explosion.”

Devey said he believed a big rig pulled down a power pole and dragged it for several feet until realizing what happened.

“I thought we were gonna die,” said a woman whose car was visibly scarred from electrical damage…

by · April 17, 2015 · City Hall
Citrus Heights police surrounded a home during a 12-hour stand-off with a possibly armed man, Thursday.

Man’s 15-hour standoff with Citrus Heights police ends in arrest

Citrus Heights police said an arrest was made Thursday night in a domestic violence incident involving a possibly armed man who “barricaded” himself in his home and caused a 15-hour standoff with police.

58-year-old David Wilt was arrested around 10 p.m. Thursday, after a Citrus Heights SWAT team entered the home and found him hiding in a bathroom, Officer Wesley Herman said in a news release. Police said Wilt was to be treated at a hospital for “minor injuries” before being booked in the Sacramento County jail for felony domestic battery, resisting arrest and a firearms charge.

Officers had initially responded to the 6300 block of Trenton Way, near Auburn Boulevard, around 6:40 a.m. for a reported domestic violence incident involving a man and a woman, according to police. Responding officers were able to “safely remove” the woman involved, but were unable to get the man to exit the home…

by · April 17, 2015 · Police
Citrus Heights police surrounded a home during a 12-hour stand-off with a possibly armed man, Thursday.

Citrus Heights SWAT surround home; man inside possibly armed

Update: 58-year-old David Wilt was arrested Thursday night after a 15-hour standoff with police ended peacefully]

With SWAT gear on and rifles drawn, police have been outside a Citrus Heights home Thursday in a 12-hour ongoing stand-off with a man they say is uncooperative and possibly armed…

by · April 16, 2015 · Police
The Citrus Town Center, stock photo. Citrus Heights Sentinel

Event: Citrus Town Center kicks off season with free family fun

The Citrus Town Center will be kicking off its annual outdoor activities with a Spring Celebration on April 25 this year, promising fun for the whole family at the corner of Greenback Lane and Sunrise Boulevard.

The first in a series of events scheduled for the year, the April “celebration” will include train rides, arts and crafts for kids, music, entertainment, free caricatures, and a new “spinning wheel” to win merchant prizes, according to an event promotional on the town center’s website.

The two-hour afternoon event is one of many activities the Citrus Town Center sponsors throughout the year, as part of its goal to foster a “community feel” for the neighborhood shopping center. Other events this year will include four outdoor showings of newly released children’s films, beginning May 9, and several Summer Safari kid’s camps…

by · April 14, 2015 · Community
Stock photo. Citrus Heights Sentinel

Metro Fire to offer free CPR training at Sunrise Mall

Would you know what to do in a life-threatening emergency? According to the American Heart Association, 70 percent of Americans would likely feel helpless if faced with a cardiac emergency — because they don’t know how to administer CPR.

On April 25, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department is offering to help change this statistic with a free CPR training at the Sunrise Mall.

“Learn how to save a life in just five minutes!” reads a flier for the “Sidewalk CPR” event. “Don’t skip a beat, learn hands-only CPR.”

A flier for a prior CPR training held at the Mall in December also referenced statistics showing nearly 383,000 cardiac arrests occur suddenly outside of hospitals…

by · April 10, 2015 · Community
A new traffic light project is expected to begin at the Sunrise Boulevard and Sungarden Drive intersection.

Daytime road paving closes Sunrise Blvd lanes, Thursday

Updated Apr. 11, 10:39 p.m.–
The City of Citrus Heights alerted drivers to expect additional delays along a section of Sunrise Boulevard near Sungarden Drive this week in order to allow for road paving associated with a new signalized intersection project, according to a general services news release on Wednesday…

by · April 8, 2015 · City Hall
A photo from Metro Fire showing damage to the Citrus Heights home, Tuesday.

Fire damages Citrus Heights home; two dogs rescued

A residential fire blazed through a Citrus Heights home near Tupelo Drive Tuesday morning, with Sacramento Metro Fire reporting the rescue of two dogs from the fire.

Fire crews reported seeing heavy flames and smoke upon arrival to the 7100 block of Schooner Way just after 8:40 a.m., with Metro Fire stating the blaze had been “knocked down” by 9:07 a.m.

A photo posted on the fire district’s Twitter account showed heavy damage to the home, with plumes of smoke drifting from charred remains of what once was the roof of the garage…

by · April 8, 2015 · City Hall
Pet-a-Palooza 2015 coming to Rusch Park April 25

Pet-a-Palooza 2015 coming to Rusch Park April 25

Thousands of dogs, and people, will again be coming to Rusch Park for what organizers are calling “Sacramento’s biggest free pet event,” filled with obstacle courses and splash areas for dogs, as well as on-site food and a “beer garden” for humans.

Sponsored by CBS Radio and the Sunrise Recreation and Park District, the 2015 event is scheduled for Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will feature live music from Colbie Caillat and Katy Tiz this year.

The annual Pet-a-Palooza event also promises to be kid-friendly as well, with a special area for inflatable jump houses, slides, face painting and a rock wall – along with vendor areas for local pet stores, veterinarians, and rescue groups. Pets will also be available for adoption…

by · April 6, 2015 · Community