Missy Robertson, of Citrus Heights, was featured on NBC's "The Voice" in March. // Credit: NBC

Citrus Heights News Briefs: local talent, drug arrest, job fair, book drop

Latest news briefs include a Citrus Heights singer hitting national TV, local officers competing in a 120-mile relay race, a large-scale book donation drop at the Sayonara Center, and a Citrus Heights woman being arrested after mistakenly texting the wrong number for a drug deal.

Local Talent: Citrus Heights singer leaves NBC show ‘The Voice’–
Singer-songwriter Missy Robertson, of Citrus Heights, was voted off NBC’s “The Voice” on Monday, according to a Sacramento Bee article. Though no longer on the show, her performance impressed the…

by · March 25, 2017 · Community
Sylvan Ranch Community Garden is located at the corner of Sylvan and Stock Ranch roads in Citrus Heights.

Organic garden in Citrus Heights to host 4th annual plant sale

The all-organic Sylvan Ranch Community Garden in Citrus Heights will host its 4th annual plant sale next month, with organizers inviting the public to pick up a plant or two to help support the nearly two-acre garden project.

According to a news release from the Garden sent out this week, the plant sale will feature “hundreds of sustainably grown, organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers,” that were all grown from seed over the winter in an on-site greenhouse…

by · March 24, 2017 · Community
County Supervisor Sue Frost was elected in Nov. 2016 to represent District 4, which includes Citrus Heights.

Supervisor Frost: Do we really need another transportation tax?

Guest opinion by County Supervisor Sue Frost–
Soon after I got sworn into office, I issued a survey to our community to help me evaluate and improve our services based on what you want to see. The survey is now closed, and with over 2,500 total responses and 300 responses from Citrus Heights alone, conclusions based on the data can now be made.

To me, the most important question on the survey was the question relating to budget priorities. In Citrus Heights, as well as every other community within my district, the number two priority is transportation/roads…

by · March 22, 2017 · Community Voices
Jems Berry, an 8-year-old student at Carriage Drive Elementary in Citrus Heights is sworn in during a citizenship ceremony, Thursday. // Courtesy, USCIS

Citrus Heights News Briefs: citizenship ceremony, DUI checkpoint results, art show success

Latest local news briefs include results from a Saint Patrick’s Day DUI and drivers license checkpoint held on Greenback Lane, an 8-year-old receiving his citizenship certificate with plenty of fan-fare at a Citrus Heights school, record-breaking attendance reported for the Hidden Treasures art show at Sunrise Mall, and more.

8-year-old Citrus Heights student receives citizenship during school ceremony–
A third-grader at Carriage Drive Elementary in Citrus Heights received his citizenship certificate in a ceremony held during a school assembly Thursday. Eight-year-old Jems Berry, who was born in the Philippines, became a citizen…

by · March 19, 2017 · Community
A rendering of the proposed new ARCO in Citrus Heights, as seen from Sunrise Boulevard. // Image courtesy, Barghausen Consulting

Letters: ARCO protests, future of Sylvan Corners, Movie Grill?

Latest letters from the community discuss the controversial proposal to build an ARCO gas station and car wash on Sunrise Boulevard, as well as offer more ideas for the now-demolished middle school property at Sylvan Corners.

Sylvan Corners needs a market that residents can walk to–
I have been in Citrus Heights since the late 1970’s and the one thing I miss most is having a market I can walk to for groceries. The last market to leave was Tom Thumb Market at Antelope and Sunrise. I believe…

A wall of paintings created by local residents is on display at the Hidden Treasures art show at Sunrise Mall through March 12. // Image credit, City of Citrus Heights

Citrus Heights News Briefs: art show, arson, community projects, garage fire

Latest local news briefs include an investigation of a garage fire on Sperry Drive, news reports on the “Hidden Treasures” art show at Sunrise Mall, an arson spike in Citrus Heights, and the city’s unveiling of the top 20 community projects since cityhood.

Metro Fire investigating cause of Citrus Heights garage fire–
Emergency crews were dispatched on Wednesday to the scene of a structure fire on the 5900 block of Sperry Drive, located near Kohl’s in Citrus Heights. Metro Fire Captain Chris Vestal told The Sentinel the fire was reported around 12:30 p.m. on March 8 and was…

by · March 11, 2017 · Community
The new Crepes & Burgers restaurant in Citrus Heights was recently featured on Good Day Sacramento, along with another business. // CH Sentinel

Three Citrus Heights businesses featured in recent ‘Good Day’ TV spots

Three recently opened businesses in Citrus Heights were featured on Good Day Sacramento over the past two weeks, with owners and representatives showing off local food, music, and a look inside a large memory care facility that opened in the city last November.

Kicking off the month on March 1, Good Day featured a several-minute TV spot inside the new Crepes & Burgers cafe on Auburn Boulevard. Chef’s showed off the large menu for cameras, focusing in on a Nutella dessert crepe and a…

by · March 11, 2017 · Business, Community
All building have now been demolished at the old Sylvan Middle School property at Sylvan Corners. // CH Sentinel

More Letters: residents continue discussion about future use of old Sylvan

With all buildings at the old Sylvan Middle School now demolished, latest letters from the community continue discussion about future uses for the site at Sylvan Corners. Comments focus on kid-friendly uses for the property, with a sports complex being a popular recommendation.

A San Juan Unified School District surplus property committee has been charged with making an official recommendation to the school board, expected within a few months.

File photo, Sylvan Corners.

Letters: homeless shelter, cemetery expansion, Citrus Heights dog park?

Latest letters from the community discuss sheltering the homeless, the lack of a fenced off-leash dog park in Citrus Heights, and a suggestion for Sylvan Cemetery to expand onto part of the old Sylvan Middle School property.

Sylvan Cemetery could use room to grow at old school site–
(RE: Feb. 26 letters: ideas abound for future use of old Sylvan school property) I know that growth to a cemetery doesn’t immediately spring to mind when thinking about Sylvan Corners and the use of the Sylvan school that is being torn down, but Sylvan cemetery, which is right next door to that property, does need to expand if it is to continue to support and…

The annual Spring Carnival has set up in the Sunrise Mall parking lot for the past 10 years and will return in 2017. // Image courtesy, Brass Ring Amusements

2017 Spring Carnival to bring rides, attractions to Sunrise Mall

Promising to bring 10 days of rides and amusement to Citrus Heights, the annual Spring Carnival is scheduled to once again set up in the Sunrise Mall parking lot from March 10 through 19.

Harry Mason, CEO of Brass Ring Amusements, said the carnival will feature a variety of rides, including a carousel, ferris wheel, and a “Drop Zone” tower. Various game booths will also be featured…

by · March 4, 2017 · Business, Community