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Volunteers serve homeless guests a hot meal at a local church as part of a local winter shelter program. // CH Sentinel

Winter Shelter: churches, volunteers help homeless off Citrus Heights streets

With rain drops falling on a stormy February afternoon, about two dozen homeless men and women began arriving at a temporary “intake center” set up at Messiah Lutheran Church in Citrus Heights.

Familiar “guests” were checked in using simple paper identification cards with a photo, and newcomers were screened for alcohol and drugs before having a picture taken and an ID created…

by · February 22, 2017 · Community, Religion
Members of the Sacramento Choral Society performed at Sunrise Mall in front of the Macy's store, Thursday. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: choir, power outage, India Oven, old Sylvan, evacuation

Latest local news briefs include a choir performance inside Sunrise Mall, the Citrus Heights Community Center being briefly opened as an evacuation center for Oroville Dam evacuees, a car hitting a power pole on Sylvan Road, updates on the future of Sylvan Middle School, and more.

Public safety briefs: car vs. pole, power outage, arrest–
About 1,500 SMUD customers lost power after a car crashed into a power pole on Sylvan Road Friday evening, according to tweets from the utility district’s official Twitter page. Estimated time of restoration was…

by · February 18, 2017 · Community
Stock photo, typewriter keyboard. // Pixabay

More letters: autism center, ARCO opposition, new WinCo at old Sylvan?

Latest letters-to-the-editor include more comments from readers about potential new uses for the old Sylvan Middle School property and opposition to the proposed new ARCO gas station on Sunrise Boulevard.

Old Sylvan would be good spot for new WinCo Foods–
(RE: Demolition of old Sylvan Middle School underway; what’s next?) I think they should build a Winco Foods at the old Sylvan Middle School site. There’s a small WinCo in Orangevale and…

by · February 18, 2017 · Letters to the Editor
Artist Ed Chaney demonstrates live painting during the 2016 Hidden Treasures exhibit at Sunrise Mall. // Courtesy, City of Citrus Heights

‘Hidden Treasures’ art show to feature local, Citrus Heights artists at Sunrise Mall

In an effort to showcase and support local artists, the “Hidden Treasures Art Show” will return to Sunrise Mall during the first two weekends in March — this year featuring artwork from more than 30 different Citrus Heights residents.

Hosted each year by the Citrus Heights History and Arts Commission since 2014, this year’s event will be held from 12-5 p.m. on March 4-5th and March 11-12th. Admission for the event is free and open to the public…

by · February 15, 2017 · Community
A firefighter accepts a donation at the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and Greenback Lane during a "Fill the Boots for Burns" fundraiser. // Courtesy, Sac FD

Citrus Heights News Briefs: fundraiser, home invasion, 20 things to love

Latest news briefs include a local firefighter fundraiser for burn victims, a Citrus Heights man arrested in connection with an area home invasion, the announcement of a new area code set to roll out this September, and “20 things you love about Citrus Heights.”

Firefighters raise funds for burn victims at Sunrise/Greenback–
Firefighters were out braving the weather this week at the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and Greenback Lane, raising funds for the Sacramento-based Firefighters Burn Institute. The four-day effort began on Thursday and…

by · February 12, 2017 · Community
Stock photo, typewriter keyboard. // Pixabay

Letters: ARCO proposal, plastic bags, new Citrus Heights sports complex?

Latest letters-to-the-editor include comments from readers about potential new uses for the old Sylvan Middle School property, the proposed new ARCO gas station, and confusion over the plastic bag ban.

Citrus Heights needs a sports complex, water park–
(RE: Demolition of old Sylvan Middle School underway; what’s next?) As a life time resident in Citrus Heights I would love to see a sports complex build in the area, specifically to replace the old Sylvan Middle school. There are a large amount of competitive sports teams that are limited to sports complexs in this particular area for tournaments…

by · February 11, 2017 · Letters to the Editor
A large oak tree fell onto a mobile home in Citrus Heights on Feb. 10, causing significant damage to the residence. // CH Sentinel

Large tree falls onto Citrus Heights mobile home overnight

A large oak tree fell onto a mobile home in Citrus Heights early Friday morning, causing significant damage to the residence.

“It woke us all up,” said resident William Raven, recalling a loud metallic sound as the tree smashed into his carport and living room around 1 a.m. Friday. “It was a healthy looking tree, so everybody was kinda surprised that it fell.”

by · February 10, 2017 · Community
Stock photo, Metro Fire ladder truck. // CHSentinel

Firefighters to hit streets for annual ‘Boot for Burns’ fundraiser in Citrus Heights

Updated 11:27 p.m., Feb. 10 —
Firefighters plan to hit the streets and fill their boots with donations at Sunrise Boulevard and Greenback Lane for the 23rd annual “Fill the Boot for Burns” fundraiser in Citrus Heights.

Reporting over $138,000 in donations during last year’s fundraiser, the local four-day “boot drive” is one of several-dozen similar events held across the state that together raised nearly $500,000 last year for the Sacramento-based Firefighters Burn Institute…

by · February 8, 2017 · Community
Metro Fire trucks shown unfurling an American Flag at Mount Vernon Memorial Park, Monday. Credit: Metro Fire

Citrus Heights Community Calendar: what’s happening in February

Local events and activities on schedule this February include two fundraisers, a President’s Day event, various public meetings, a free movie showing, and more.

Here’s 16 events happening in Citrus Heights this month:

by · February 1, 2017 · carousel, Community
A temporary sign announces the new location for Ben's Hawaiian Cafe in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: MOB, vacancies, development, Hawaiian food

Latest local news briefs include an update on the medical office building project on Greenback Lane, a new Hawaiian Cafe on Auburn Boulevard, controversy over a planning commission appointment, and an update on Watt Communities’ proposed 261-unit development.

Hawaiian Cafe in Citrus Heights featured on Good Day Sacramento–
A new Hawaiian restaurant that moved from Folsom to Citrus Heights in December was featured Saturday morning on Good Day Sacramento. Ben’s Huli Huli Chicken & Hawaiian Cafe opened last month at…

by · January 29, 2017 · Community
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