View of the fountain outside the new city hall in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

Leadership Citrus Heights: course to offer training for business, civic life

Want to better understand local government and develop more leadership and management skills? The Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce will soon be launching its 2017 Leadership Citrus Heights classes, with a goal of developing local community leaders, activists, visionaries and advocates at all levels.

Past graduates of the program can be found in various positions of leadership throughout the city, including current city council members Steve Miller and Albert Fox, as well as newly appointed planning commissioner Porsche Middleton, who graduated from last year’s program…

Signs at the entrance advertise the Citrus Heights Community Marching Band's annual Fall Yard Sale fundraiser.

Citrus Heights marching band hosting huge 2017 fall yard sale

Another large yard sale benefiting the Citrus Heights Community Marching Band will be held on the weekends of Aug. 26-27 and Sept. 1-4 this year.

Band Director Kody Tickner told The Sentinel the yard sale will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, at 7620 Linden Ave. in Citrus Heights. Thousands of items are typically offered at the sale each year, including appliances, clothing, toys, and furniture donated by band members and others in the community…

by · August 25, 2017 · Community
County Supervisor Sue Frost was elected in Nov. 2016 to represent District 4, which includes Citrus Heights.

Supervisor Frost: ‘free money doesn’t exist’ to solve homelessness

If someone were to offer to give you a modest down payment on a car that you otherwise couldn’t afford, but left you the burden of paying expensive monthly loan payments, repairs, insurance, registration, gas, and all other ongoing expenses, would you consider that car to be “free?”

I wouldn’t, and I suspect most readers of the Citrus Heights Sentinel wouldn’t either, because you would now be obligated to pay for something that you cannot afford. Yet that is exactly what a recent…

by · August 25, 2017 · Community Voices
An old home at the intersection of Sunrise Boulevard and Oak Avenue was damaged by a fire on June 16, 2017. // Citrus Heights Sentinel

Questions remain about cause of fire at old home at Sunrise/Oak

What was once a charming craftsman cottage built in the early 1900’s is now a fenced off home on Sunrise Boulevard that’s partially boarded up and declared unsafe to occupy.

Following an investigation into the cause of a blaze that crippled the vacant home at the intersection of Oak Avenue and Sunrise Boulevard two months ago, questions still remain for both Metro Fire investigators and nearby residents…

by · August 19, 2017 · Community, Police
Officer Anthony Boehle navigates through a sea of cones at the Citrus Heights Police Department's Motorcycle Competition events on Saturday at Sunrise Mall. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: MOB, motorcycles, Kniesel’s, prostitution arrests

Latest local news briefs include a police motorcycle competition at Sunrise Mall on Saturday, several local business updates, a prostitution sting resulting in nine arrests in Citrus Heights, new video showing progress on the medical office building under construction on Greenback Lane, and more.

Motorcycle competition, fair draws crowd to Sunrise Mall–
Nearly 50 officers from around Northern California competed in a motorcycle skills competition outside Sunrise Mall on Saturday. The event also featured a safety fair with an extraction demonstration hosted by Metro Fire, and a National Guard helicopter landing in the south parking lot of Sunrise Mall…

by · August 19, 2017 · Community
File photo, roadwork ahead. // CH Sentinel

Night work to affect Sunrise/Sayonara intersection this coming Sun-Tues

Drivers will likely want to avoid the intersection of Sunrise Boulevard and Sayonara Drive between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. from August 20 through 22.

In a news release issued Thursday, the City of Citrus Heights’ General Services Department said traffic signals at the intersection will be flashing red during night time working hours, and access to-and-from Sayonara Drive will be restricted…

by · August 19, 2017 · Community
Goats grazing behind the Citrus Heights city hall on Aug. 18, 2017. // CH Sentinel

Goats currently clearing acreage behind Citrus Heights city hall

About 140 goats will be grazing in several locations around Citrus Heights over the next few weeks, beginning at the vacant field behind city hall.

In an announcement made earlier this month, Mayor Jeff Slowey said parents are welcome to bring children out to watch the goats graze — although he cautioned that electric fencing will be set up around the grazing perimeter…

by · August 15, 2017 · City Hall, Community
About 100 cars were set up in Rusch Park as part of the 2017 Hot August Bites event. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: local goats, charity, Hot August Bites

Latest local news briefs include Hot August Bites drawing a crowd to Rusch Park on Saturday, results from a local food drive at Grocery Outlet, and Mayor Jeff Slowey announcing that 140 goats will be coming to city hall.

Hot August Bites draws crowd to Rusch Park with car show, entertainment–
The 4th annual Hot August Bites event kicked off on Saturday afternoon at Rusch Park, with attendees enjoying a free swim at the pool, live music from Legal Addiction, food trucks, and a beer garden. Nearly…

by · August 13, 2017 · Community
A group of 12 of the city's top 20 longest residents gathers for a photo with the Citrus Heights city council on Aug. 10, 2017.

City recognizes ‘Top 20’ longest residents of Citrus Heights; seeks input

During an Aug. 10 city council meeting Citrus Heights leaders recognized 20 residents and families who are believed to have lived the longest in the city. According to city staff, all residents on the top 20 list have lived more than 50 years in Citrus Heights.

The following residents and families made it on the list:

by · August 13, 2017 · Community
File photo, road work construction sign.

More paving work to close lanes on Greenback Thursday night, Friday morning

Portions of Greenback Lane between Sunrise and Fair Oaks boulevards will be closed on Thursday night and Friday morning to allow for pavement repairs from winter storm damage, according to an Aug. 8 news release from the City of Citrus Heights.

Lane closures are set to begin at 9 p.m. on Aug. 10 and will continue until 5 a.m. on Friday. Officials said signalized intersections put on flash should be treated as a stop sign and reminded drivers that vehicles should come to a complete stop before entering the intersection.

by · August 10, 2017 · City Hall, Community