A tree that partially uprooted tree and fell during January storms last week near Sylvan Oaks Library could still be seen laying on the ground on Jan. 17. // CH Sentinel

Local arborist: 6 warning signs your tree could uproot, fall in a storm

Several years of drought coupled with recent heavy rainfall and winds have left dead trees, saturated ground, and ripe conditions for trees to fall in storms.

Karl Carlson, of Carlson’s Tree Care in Citrus Heights, called last week’s rainfall “the busiest storm damage week in the last four years” and said his company has been busy this year with an increase in dead trees falling…

by · January 18, 2017 · Community
Owner Vong "Dee" Cheak stands outside her donut shop on Sunrise Boulevard, where a new coffee drive-thru is poised to set up shop next to her. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: coffee conflict, police pursuit, Frost, sewage rates

Latest local news briefs include concerns over a new coffee drive-thru locating next to a donut shop, a Citrus Heights man being sought by Bay Area authorities, former mayor and councilwoman Sue Frost being sworn in as county supervisor, and details on another proposed rate increase for sewer-sanitation charges.

New coffee drive-thru approved on Sunrise; donut shop owner unhappy–
A proposed new Human Bean drive-thru coffee kiosk on Sunrise Boulevard near Old Auburn Road received unanimous planning commission approval on Jan. 11, giving the green light for work to begin on the project. Although…

by · January 15, 2017 · Business, Community
Council chambers in Citrus Heights were packed with a standing-room-only crowd Thursday night for the city's 20th birthday kick-off celebration. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights kicks off city’s 20th birthday with reception, review

Council chambers in Citrus Heights were packed with a standing-room-only crowd Thursday night for the city’s 20th anniversary kick-off celebration.

The evening began with a half-hour reception at city hall, complete with balloons, cake, and refreshments, followed by formal recognition of the city’s milestone anniversary during the regularly scheduled council meeting the same evening…

Several inches of water build up around a drain behind a church on Mariposa Avenue, Tuesday. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights: storm results in fallen trees, collisions & minor flooding

Winter storms from a pair of “atmospheric rivers” brought gusts of high winds and over five inches of rain to the Sacramento area this week, resulting in several trees falling onto Citrus Heights roadways, an increase in vehicle collisions, and minor flooding on some local streets.

Police Lt. Jason Russo said the city faced “pretty mild” storm conditions compared to some parts of the county that saw evacuations and several feet of flooding, but he confirmed at least three fallen trees temporarily blocked streets in Citrus Heights this week…

by · January 11, 2017 · Community
A still image from video surveillance at a Citrus Heights residence appears to show a package theft suspect looking straight into the camera. // Courtesy,

Citrus Heights News Briefs: theft, babies, dancing, hearings, little league

Latest local news briefs include another package theft suspect caught on camera, a Citrus Heights couple ringing in the new year with the first birth of the region, local ballroom dancing, little league registration, and several upcoming hearings on development projects in the city.

Citrus Heights couple welcomes new year with first baby in region–
At 12:26 a.m. on Jan. 1, a Citrus Heights couple became the first to welcome a newborn in the Sacramento region, according to…

by · January 7, 2017 · Community
Citrus Heights residents fill up bags with sand at a station located at city hall. // Courtesy, City of Citrus Heights

2017 Storm Prep: Citrus Heights offers free sandbags at two locations

Citrus Heights residents seeking to prepare for expected storms and flooding this season can grab a shovel and stock up on free sandbag supplies at two locations in the city.

Free sand and bags in the city are available for Citrus Heights residents only, and proof of residency is required before picking up bags from city hall’s main desk, according to the city’s website.

Crepes & Burgers, a new restaurant on Auburn Bouleveard, has been delayed again in opening. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: SJHS theft, Crepes & Burgers, stolen truck recovered

Latest local news briefs include an update on the new Crepes & Burgers restaurant on Auburn Boulevard, a $30,000 Christmas Eve theft at San Juan High School, technology aiding in the recovery of a local stolen vehicle, and latest news on Beer Dogs’ plans for expansion.

Up to $30k in equipment stolen from San Juan High School on Christmas Eve–
San Juan High School received an unexpected visit on Christmas Eve, when thousands of dollars of equipment were stolen from the school’s auto shop…

by · December 31, 2016 · Business, Community
Citrus Heights Community Calendar: what’s happening in January

Citrus Heights Community Calendar: what’s happening in January

Local events and activities on schedule in Citrus Heights this January include two different crab feed fundraisers, a community awards dinner, the city’s 20th anniversary kick-off ceremony, a concert at San Juan High School, and more.

Here’s a dozen events happening in Citrus Heights this month:

by · December 31, 2016 · carousel, Community
The future site of a medical office building in Citrus Heights has remained dormant nearly two years after the project was approved in March, 2015. // CH Sentinel

Will the medical office building in Citrus Heights ever be built?

Nearly two years ago, city leaders approved a controversial plan to relocate the old Citrus Heights city hall and construct a new three-story medical office building in its place, at the corner of Greenback Lane and Fountain Square Drive.

Despite being approved at the same time as the now-completed new city hall project, the old city hall lot has remained dormant — with no construction activity, apart from demolition of the old hall last September…

by · December 28, 2016 · Community
Photo credit: "Dead Christmas Tree #5,"> by rfduck. Flickr Commons,  CC BY-ND 2.0

Free Christmas tree, lights recycling offered in Citrus Heights

Through Jan. 13, 2017, Citrus Heights residents can take advantage of free curbside pickup of live Christmas trees.

According to the city’s general services department, Republic Services customers can recycle their trees by “cutting the tree into pieces to fit it inside the Green Waste Cart with the lid shut for pick up on regular Green Waste collection day.” Trees can also be…

by · December 28, 2016 · Community