County Supervisor Sue Frost was elected in Nov. 2016 to represent District 4, which includes Citrus Heights.

Guest Opinion: new gas tax won’t fix most local roads in Citrus Heights, county

A few months ago I wrote an article for the Citrus Heights Sentinel to discuss my opposition to the “gas tax” that was working its way through the California Legislature. Predictably, that bill was signed into law shortly after my article was released, and since its passage, I have had more questions about the details of how this new law will impact Sacramento County than any other topic. So I want to take this opportunity to give you a status update and to dispel some misconceptions people may have…

Cones block off an area at Fair Oaks Blvd and Sunrise East Way, where a water main was accidentally punctured Wednesday. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: water main hit, health fair, CHPD app, cat trapping nuns

Latest news briefs include a 12-inch underground water main being punctured by a Comcast subcontractor, a new smartphone app for residents being released by Citrus Heights police, reports of nuns accused of trapping local cats, and top attendance being reported at an annual senior health fair at the community center.

Comcast subcontractor blamed for puncturing water main in Citrus Heights–
Citrus Heights Water District crews performed an emergency repair Wednesday morning after a Comcast subcontractor punctured a water main at the corner of Fair Oaks Boulevard and Sunrise East Way. Spokespersons for

by · May 20, 2017 · Community
Citrus Heights Councilman and former mayor Mel Turner, pictured during a December 2014 council meeting. // CH Sentinel

Letters to the Editor: Mel Turner’s passing, appointing replacement

Latest letters from the community reflect on former Councilman Mel Turner’s life and also discuss who his replacement on the council will be. Submit your own letter by clicking here.

Mel Turner was one-of-a-kind and will be missed–
I met Mr. Turner at a neighborhood barbecue when he was a candidate for city council. He was definitely one-of-a-kind and touched everyone he met with his kind face and warm heart…

A large billboard advertises the city's upcoming Block Party to celebrate 20 years of cityhood. // CH Sentinel

City plans huge block party to celebrate Citrus Heights’ 20th birthday

An afternoon block party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Citrus Heights becoming a city will be held at Van Maren Park on June 3, promising entertainment, live music, great food, local ales, a kids zone, and more.

The free event will be on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 3 to 8pm at Van Maren Park and Stock Ranch Road, located near city hall. Organizers said Stock Ranch Road will be blocked off for the event and are targeting attendance of 5,000…

Firefighters responded to an apartment fire on Auburn Oaks Court in Citrus Heights, Tuesday morning. // CH Sentinel

Attic fire at Citrus Heights apartment damages multiple units, displaces residents

Residents at an apartment complex near Auburn Boulevard and Twin Oaks Avenue were awakened by an early morning attic fire that damaged eight units Tuesday morning.

Battallion Chief Chris Reed told The Sentinel eight fire trucks responded to the Sierra Ridge Apartment complex on Auburn Oaks Court Tuesday morning, after a fire was reported around 6:20 a.m. He said firefighters found an attic fire above four units, requiring a hole to be cut in the roof to gain access…

by · May 16, 2017 · Community, Police
A memorial for Councilman Mel Turner was held on May 13 at the Citrus Heights Community Center. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: medical building, Turner memorial, council applicants

Latest local news briefs include hundreds attending a memorial service for Mel Turner at the Citrus Heights Community Center, a groundbreaking date finally set for the new 68,000-square-feet medical building on Greenback, nine residents applying for a spot on the city council, and other local happenings.

Memorial for Councilman Turner draws hundreds to community center–
More than 300 residents, friends, work associates, and community leaders attended a May 13 memorial service for Mel Turner, who passed away on April 20 while serving as a Citrus Heights council member. Co-workers who spoke at the event recalled him as a friend, mentor and family man, and several friends shared memories of Turner in the outdoors — recalling hiking treks in…

by · May 13, 2017 · Community
CHPD posted a photo of its motorcycle team on social media this week, in conjunction with a report on distracted driving crackdown efforts. // Courtesy, CHPD

News Briefs: Council applicants, fire, cellphone tickets, paralyzed man

Latest local news briefs include DUI arrests at a weekend checkpoint on Antelope Road, an update on who’s applied for the city council vacancy, a report on April’s distracted driving crackdown, local ladies raising funds for veterans, and a fire at a Citrus Heights assisted living facility.

Two DUI arrests made during weekend checkpoint on Antelope Road–
A DUI checkpoint operation held Friday night on Antelope Road near Rusch Park resulted in two DUI arrests and 24 citations issued for those driving without a license or with a suspended license, according to a report provided by Sgt. Kris Frey…

by · May 7, 2017 · Community
File photo, Veterans Community Center on Sylvan Road.

Citrus Heights Veterans Center to host spaghetti feed, wine tasting

The Citrus Heights Veterans Community Center has planned an upcoming Armed Forces Day fundraiser dinner on May 20, to be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the center’s location on Sylvan Road.

According to a news release, the dinner will feature meals cooked by four local culinary experts – including a veteran chef from American River College’s culinary program. Guests are promised to enjoy some fantastic spaghetti, both meat and vegetarian, and wine tasting will be offered by Sacramento wine broker Bill Tobey…

by · May 6, 2017 · Community
A view of a portion of Sylvan Cemetery in Citrus Heights. // Image courtesy, Jim Monteton

Guest Column: Sylvan Cemetery is running out of room, but there is a solution

Guest opinion column by Jim Monteton–
From 1862 to 1974, land was donated by different families to provide for a cemetery in Sylvan – later called Citrus Heights. The property has grown from half an acre to over 19 acres.

By 1926 the county had changed the ‘Cemetery’ into the Sylvan Cemetery District, one of three Independent Special Districts in Sacramento County. Each special district is responsible for its management and operation, governed by a Board of Trustee that are appointed by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors…

2017 Senior Health Fair to be held at Citrus Heights Community Center

2017 Senior Health Fair to be held at Citrus Heights Community Center

Free exhibits, workshops, health screenings, and other activities are on the agenda for the 10th annual Senior Health and Resource Fair in Citrus Heights. The free event will be held at the Citrus Heights Community Center on May 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“We are living longer and we want to age healthy,” said Jayna Karpinski-Costa, president of Sylvan Old Auburn Road Neighborhood Association, the neighborhood group that coordinates the health fair. “There are a tremendous number of resources for seniors in our community and SOAR strives to feature as many as we can in one spot.”

by · May 5, 2017 · Community