Business (featured)

A red light camera keeps watch over the intersection of Auburn Blvd. and Antelope Road. // CH Sentinel

How much money do red light cameras actually make?

Automated red light cameras are commonly accused by motorists of being “revenue generators,” but how much money do they actually generate?

After the Citrus Heights city council voted 4-1 to expand the city’s red light camera program in July, Councilman Bret Daniels accused the program of being a moneymaker, but said he hadn’t seen actual figures on the revenue generated from the tickets…

PizzaRev plans to open a new 'flame-fired' pizza franchise in Citrus Heights later this year. // Courtesy, PizzaRev

These 6 restaurants and businesses plan to open in Citrus Heights this year

Yogurt. Coffee. Pizza. Southwestern food. What do all of these have in common? They’re all menu options at new restaurants slated to open in Citrus Heights by the end of 2017.

Restaurants and businesses already opened this year include Tres Hermanos Taqueria on Greenback Lane, Black Bear Diner at the corner of Madison Avenue and Sunrise Boulevard, Crepes & Burgers at 8000 Auburn Blvd., and a new raw pet food store near the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and Old Auburn Road.

Here are six more on tap to open this year…

An architectural rendering of what the renovated strip mall adjacent to Nation's restaurant on Sunrise Boulevard will look like. // Credit:

Outdated strip mall on Sunrise Blvd undergoing major face-lift

Updated Jan. 26, 8:54 a.m.–
Construction is currently underway to renovate a strip mall at the corner of Alta Sunrise Drive and Sunrise Boulevard in Citrus Heights, preparing the way for several new restaurants and retail shops.

The project’s architect, Mark Marvelli of Stafford King Wiese Architects, said the building is being “significantly remodeled” and will take approximately five to six months to complete the project…