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Citrus Heights News Briefs: Frost, local jobs, CPS reports, potluck

Citrus Heights News Briefs: Frost, local jobs, CPS reports, potluck

Latest local news briefs include an upcoming community potluck, new details in the case of a Citrus Heights couple charged with the death of their toddler, new job opportunities with the city, and a report from Supervisor Sue Frost’s first community meeting in Citrus Heights.

Residents invited to annual potluck dinner at community center–
Promising a night of networking and education, the Residents’ Empowerment Association of Citrus Heights (REACH) is inviting residents to “bring a dish” to its annual potluck at the Citrus Heights Community Center on March 6. The evening is scheduled to…

by · February 25, 2017 · Community
An excavator finishes demolition work on the first building to go at the old Sylvan Middle School in Citrus Heights on Feb. 7, 2017. // CH Sentinel

More letters: ideas abound for future use of old Sylvan school property

Latest letters to the editor address aging commercial areas in Citrus Heights and suggest new uses for the old Sylvan Middle School property currently being demolished.

Citrus Heights commercial areas need revitalization to attract shoppers–
I think the old school site at Sylvan Corners would be a wonderful site for a park/sports complex; you could walk across the street to get some ice cream or a sandwich. I live near Sunrise Mall and there are a few old parks in the area that are good for walking, but…

by · February 25, 2017 · Letters to the Editor
County Supervisor Sue Frost was elected in Nov. 2016 to represent District 4, which includes Citrus Heights.

Supervisor Frost: no ‘quick fix’ to homelessness in Citrus Heights

By County Supervisor Sue Frost–
Recently I issued a survey to our community to help me evaluate and improve our services based on what you want to see. Although the survey is still open, with over 200 responses coming in from Citrus Heights alone, we can begin to make some meaningful conclusions based on the data.

For example, in a ranking of how residents feel budget priorities should be ordered, homelessness ranks third in Citrus Heights, with only law enforcement and transportation/roads being ranked higher. Clearly this issue is of high importance in Citrus Heights…

by · February 25, 2017 · Community Voices
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
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