Articles by: Citrus Heights Sentinel

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 · City Hall
“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.

by · April 8, 2014 · City Hall, Police
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
Input Still Sought for New City Hall Proposal

Input Still Sought for New City Hall Proposal

Citrus Heights is continuing its effort to gather community input as it considers a proposal to replace –and possibly move– its existing city hall. Three community workshops have been hosted this year by the City in order to gather input on design ideas and preferred location for a new hall. More workshops have been scheduled as well. Upcoming meetings to […]

by · April 2, 2014 · City Hall
Sewer Board Unanimously Approves Fee Increase

Sewer Board Unanimously Approves Fee Increase

Sacramento-area residents will soon notice an increase on their monthly sewer bill, after sanitation leaders voted unanimously to raise fees — with additional rate hikes planned in following years. The fee increase — which initially caused a public outcry in 2010 — passed without a single public comment, as Regional Sanitation District board members considered the matter, Wednesday. The 17-member […]

by · March 29, 2014 · Uncategorized
SJUSD Names New School Superintendent

SJUSD Names New School Superintendent

Kent Kern was selected as the next Superintendent on Tuesday night by the governing board of the San Juan Unified School District, after former Superintendent Glynn Thompson resigned amidst allegations of misconduct last year. “As a proud San Juan Unified alum, this District has always been a family to me, and I am excited and honored for the opportunity to […]

by · March 27, 2014 · Schools
County Rep reaches out to Citrus Heights residents

County Rep reaches out to Citrus Heights residents

Every fourth Friday, Sacramento County Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan has been holding a “Community Cabinet Meeting” at the Citrus Heights Denny’s, as part of an effort to stay in touch with those in her district. During February’s meeting, MacGlashan gave an update on a recent CPS accountability report, and brought in a “surprise guest” from RegionalSan to give an update on […]

by · March 26, 2014 · City Hall
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